Water Fountains in Feng Shui
Fountains bring the energy of water, which is said in Feng Shui to be a symbol of prosperity and abundance. Water features are also used to stimulate stagnant areas and get positive energy flowing. Think of sitting by a waterfall, or listening to the sounds of a gently flowing stream. Notice how just the thought of flowing water is instantly soothing?
Moving water facilitates good energy flow, which in turn naturally relieves stress and promotes a more harmonious atmosphere. Emotions are a lot like water, they carry certain energetic vibrations. When they build up or become stagnant, they can become toxic and lead to anxiety and worry. Like water, emotions need to flow freely for good health and well-being. Water flowing from a fountain helps raise the emotional vibration of your favorite space by developing steady motion.
If you have ever spent any time near the ocean or any body of moving water, chances are you felt less stressed and were able to breathe better. Simply a coincidence? Not at all. Flowing water releases negative ions that attach themselves to toxins and neutralize them. When you incorporate moving water fixtures in your home or office space, it has the same effect, helping to purify the air.
There are many types of fountains that can be used in Feng Shui, including freestanding, wall mounted, and tabletop fountains. You can even build an outdoor fountain in your garden area outdoors. The key is to find something you find visually appealing that has a quiet motor and pump so that you can hear the soothing sounds of the water flowing.
A good fountain will be sturdy and easy to clean and maintain. Feng shui fountains can be constructed out of a variety or materials and it should be easy to find one that complements your décor. For added positive energy, a fountain that depicts Buddha is often a popular choice. Some fountains also have lighting features that make them even more appealing and soothing.
Fountains placed in the East are said to improve health and bring strong positive energy to the family. Southeast is the direction that welcomes financial prosperity and draws wealth and abundance in all forms. Place a fountain in the southeast corner of your office or home to improve business and bring new opportunities. A fountain in the north is said to help with career aspirations and life goals.
Avoid placing fountains directly in the south as it can lead to opposing energies and create conflict. If you can, place a fountain inside the front door facing one of the auspicious directions to guide the flow of positive chi throughout the residence.
Some Feng Shui experts advise against placing water features in bedrooms. It is said that hearing water while sleeping can inadvertently encourage respiratory illness. Instead, keep fountains in living areas, gardens and office spaces.
Fountains not only welcome positive energy and promote good health, they also add a touch of beauty and tranquility to any environment.