Feng Shui looks at the blance of elements in your life, work space and home. Through the harmonous arrangement of items, furnture and possessions within the home one can hope to use feng shui’s wisdom to bring harmony to life.
Feng Shui students will use tools like a bagua map to identify which areas of a home corrospond to areas of the inhabitants’ lives.
Indoor water fountains are used by feng shui students to bring the water element to the correct area of the house. The bagua map is then used to identify the area of the house the fountain should go.
Harmonise prosperity: place the water fountain in the south-east
Harmonise relationships and love: place the water fountain in the south-west
Harmonise careeer: place the water fountain in the north
Incourage helpful friends and travel: place the water fountain in the west
Incourage health and family: place the water fountain in the east
Incourage skills and knowledge: place the water fountain in the north-east
Water fountains are sometimes used in favour of still water as flowing water increases the positive chi (qi) in the room. There are also the direct benefits of helping to increase the humidity levels of homes with central heating and reducing dust.
In Pure Spirit
Do you have an indoor water fountain at home or at work? Have you felt its positive influence?
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James Lisbon says
That is interesting to think of an indoor water fountain as providing positive spiritual influence. I have gone to a few locations where they have indoor fountains and they seem like they can provide a level of serenity. Putting in a fountain seems like it could take some research to determine if it is right for you.
Water fountains really are something that brings peace into your home. The sound of trickling water is one that cannot be beat. I really like the one in the picture. It would be cool to have one like it in the back yard, but a lot bigger. If it were a solar powered fountain, it would probably fit pretty well in the back corner of my yard. Either solar powered, or I have to run a cable all the way out there.
I think it’s really interesting to look into something like this. I’ve never really done any Feng Shui, but I think it could be cool to try out. It would be interesting to have a fountain inside my house, but i think I could get used to it. I’d probably end up really enjoying it after a while. I think it would at least be worth it to look into this a bit more closely.