Feng Shui is an age-old and well renowned traditional art of interior decorating that originated about 3000 years ago in China. It consists of five major elements of energy namely, fire, earth, water, wood and metal. Amongst these the element of water is one which is responsible to effectively channelize the Chi (energy) of wealth, prosperity and good fortune. According to Feng Shui terms the flow of water brings in the flow of money into the house. There are a plethora of water fountains available in the market today for all sorts of home décor types. We also have types in water fountains that either fit the outdoor surroundings or the indoor environment. However, if you want even distribution of the Chi in the house, indoor water fountains are the ideal candidate for the same.
It is not just Feng Shui that brings the importance of water fountains in our lives but the fountains themselves have the look and the feel of tranquility and plenteous serenity to them. The sound of the gurgling water and the sight of the trickling and sparkling flow of water soothe our senses manifold. The sound and motion of the rippling water activates Chi and adds moisture and humidity to a rather dry and dull room. This helps balance the Chi in the surrounding area. Especially the moving water phenomenon gets things going in a place that housed a stagnant Chi.
When you buy a water fountain you must keep in mind whether its style suits your décor, if it’s of the appropriate size that is proportional to your living space and take into consideration the materials, shapes and/or colors of the element energies you want to add to the space. While these fountains are made up a variety of materials ranging from metal, ceramic, stone and cement, metal elements like copper fountains are supportive in the creative cycle of water. Sometimes external metal elements are added into the water fountains in order to enhance the Chi. This could be in the form of nine coins or a metal table.
When it comes to the directions in which the water fountains must be ideally located according to the Feng Shui rules, there are certain specifications for the same. When the fountains are placed in the north direction of the room it brings in positive energy in career and path in life, when placed in the east direction it involves health and family and in the southeast direction it inculcates prosperity and abundance. Water fountains must not be placed in the south part of the house since this direction is home to energies associated with fame and reputation and they belong to the element of fire. Placing the water element in close proximity with the fire element will only prove to be bad Feng Shui and would suppress fruitful energies.