The Precious Gourd or Wu Lu,is an ancient Chinese. For Flying stars 2010 place in the east.
symbol of Longevity, protection from evil and negative energy and is used to attract good fortune. The Precious Gourd is also the emblem for the figure 8, which holds a lot of power in Feng Shui and Chinese Symbolism. The number 8 is also symbolised by the eight sides of the Bagwa, used extensively in Feng Shui.
The Precious Gourd is linked closely to the Eight Immortals of Chinese history, specifically
Li T`ieh-kuai, who has the appearance of a
beggar, and was a master magician.
The gourd he is holding represents the power he had attained to set the spirit free of his
physical body. The Precious Gourd is a wonderful talisman to take for protection on a journey. Hang the Precious Gourd from doors, windows, at the head of your bed, above the office desk and can be hung inside a vehicle.