Chinese phrase "Feng Shui" translates to "wind"
and "water". Water is the most important Feng
Shui remedy since it sustains all life: plant, animal and
In Feng Shui water symbolizes wealth, vitality and abundance.
Moving water attracts beneficial cosmic chi, which in its
turn attracts oxygen. In China, doctors advise patients
who are weak or suffering from a terminal disease to live
near a lake or waterfall -- to go to a powerful positive
When the energy in a room feels stagnant, a little water
fountain or aquarium will boost fresh chi energy. The sound
of a gentle downwards trickling yin water fountain is more
soothing, while the louder upwards splashing yang water
fountain is more stimulating. An aquarium can be more yin
or yang depending on the shape, colour and behaviour of
the fish. Quick, brightly coloured fish speeding back and
forth will create a more active yang energy, while the slow
earth-tone coloured fish will promote a relaxing yin flow.
Avoid placing an aquarium or fountain next to the toilet,
however; the unhealthy chi of the toilet water will "pollute"
the healthy chi given off by the aquarium or fountain, and
contaminate the chi energy in the whole house.
In Feng Shui one of the 9 sectors in your home is represented
by this essential element of water. This is the CAREER area
-- not only your job, but your life journey. When we stimulate
this sector with a water feature like the fountain or aquarium,
it will encourage us to evolve in life, be more independant,
find a good job, attract more business, be more creative
and facilitate conception.