There are several feng shui items that can be placed in the home or on a person that are protective in nature. These items keep negative spirits away from heart and home, making the journey through life a little easier. If a person or place is haunted, the first thing to do is to get rid of the spirits as soon as possible (see “How to Get Rid of Noisy Spirits with Feng Shui”). During or after the eviction of the unwanted spirits, placement of certain feng shui items helps to keep the home clear of further problems.
The most effective tool this author has found is the 5-element pagoda (see previous articles on this subject for more information). This pagoda 'locks up' the negative chi that hits certain areas of the house, effectively blocking the kind of energetic changes that allow negative spirits in. Proper use and placement of the pagoda, or placement of several pagodas, does indeed stop a lot of unwanted interference.
Another handy item is the Wu Lou, which is a metal gourd-shaped object, which serves to protect the health of the person. The Wu Lou is placed at the bedside and is a representation of the carrying of medicinal tinctures. There are several types of Wu Lou, from the 8 Immortals or 8 Immortal Objects, to the Antahkarana, Tiger and Dragon, Children, and botanical. Each has a specific purpose and is used in a different area during the year and according to the astrology sign of the person.
There is a little-known object called a Master Cure, which is a slate square with carvings, upon which one places certain objects. Each year has a particular Master Cure which may be used only in certain years. The Master Cure puts a dome of White Light over the home, serving as a protective influence. This works in most cases, especially for those who have fairly normal lives. For those doing intense energy work including the opening of portals, this cure helps but is not enough … but then, most people who are able to open portals are also savvy enough to know how to protect themselves. For those innocents who open portals by using the Ouija Board … do not … you have no idea what kind of grief you can visit upon yourself and your loved ones.
Another favorite protective item in feng shui is the Pi Yao, a unicorn dragon-dog that grows and protects your fortune and is considered a celestial beast that amuses the evil, wrathful Spirit who hates humanity. There are different types of Pi Yao that have different functions but all are able to appease the vengeful Spirit. The Pi Yao is said to be particularly good for those who need help in controlling their finances as it protects what one has and helps to gather more.
There are also door guards like the double-horned rhinoceros and elephant, the Wind horse, Medicine Buddha, and various plaques, bells and other hangings. These items protect the entrances to the home, keeping the negative people and spirits away. Combining feng shui protective items with other protective items is a common practice. There is no problem with having statues of saints and deities alongside Asian and Hindu protective items, as long as your belief system is such that you believe they can all get together together. Whatever you decide to use in your home or work place, make it something that pleases you-if it feels good, go for it.
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