Pi Xiu

Pi Xiu

Pronounced: Pee-shoo

ALSO KNOWN AS:

Pi Yao

ORIGIN:

China

Pi Xiu is an ancient spirit and a modern feng shui guardian. Pi Xiu has the head of a three-horned dragon, the body of a horse, and the claws of a lion. What Pi Xiu has is perhaps not as significant as what he lacks. Pi Xiu has no anus. What goes in, can’t come out. Because of this, Pi Xiu is considered a harbinger and a talisman of wealth.

• Pi Xiu welcomes wealth and then forbids it to leave.

• Pi Xiu amulets dispel bad luck and banish mean spirits.

• These amulets also protect your personal chi, health, and possessions.

• Images of Pi Xiu are placed within the home, facing toward danger.

MANIFESTATION:

There are male and female Pi Xiu. The male has sharper horns and a sleeker torso. The female has smoother horns and a rounder body. Her posterior is more prominent than the male’s.

ICONOGRAPHY:

Pi Xiu is often portrayed crouching on a bed of coins. The finest Pi Xiu amulets have large heads—the better to swallow luck, wealth, and good fortune—and big posteriors for added storage space.

PI XIU Ritual

1. Rub a Pi Xiu amulet over your naked body, from your head to your posterior.

2. Bring the amulet back over your heart chakra, located in the center of your chest, to retain Pi Xiu’s blessings.

PI XIU BATH

1. Blend equal parts rainwater and either spring or tap water.

2. Boil the water, and then pour it over pomelo leaves (Chinese grapefruit).

3. Once the water has cooled sufficiently, bathe a Pi Xiu amulet in it.

4. Use the water to cleanse yourself, other people, or an area for luck and good fortune.

SEE ALSO:

Maneki Neko; Nang Kwak

SOURCE:

Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses – Written by : Judika Illes Copyright © 2009 by Judika Illes.

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