Feng Shui Tips For Using Indoor Fountains

Feng Shui practitioners often use fountains to enhance energy and give chi a flowing movement throughout the home. Here are some tips to help you place your fountain.

You may not believe this but your environment affects you. This includes your home and the energy within it. Your surroundings can influence your moods, your habits and your needs.


Consider a home that is hit by wind daily, or a home that has a creek bed and natural running water alongside the property or a home that sits in the desert and is exposed to the blazing sun day after day. If you consider each one of those scenarios you can feel the difference between them. Now consider how you would feel in each one of those environments. Would you have a lot of energy? Would you feel depressed and downtrodden? Would you feel unable to focus and get tasks achieved?

Although probably impossible to achieve in a desert setting, moving water, such as a fountain provides or a natural stream or creek, can have a tremendous uplifting impact on a person's reality. Of the three scenarios described the one with a creek running alongside the property is the most favorable, wouldn't you say?


Water is the essence of life. Water is the one thing, besides breathing, we cannot go without for any length of time. We need water to survive.

In the tradition of Feng Shui, water is an extremely important element. Its very essence speaks of movement and the flow of life. It invites everyone to move and bend and not to stay rigid or to struggle. Flowing and moving water can encourage those who come into contact with it to accept continual change and not fight the ups and downs of life. Flowing water can ease tensions and allow the current of the life force to enter us and nourish our spirit. Water fountains are the best way to bring the flow of life into our homes and property.


The water fountain in the Feng Shui home or office can be used successfully as a general stress reducer or as an enhancement to the area it is placed within. Here are some ideas to consider when placing your water fountain.

1. Enhance the knowledge sector and your ability to learn and retain information by placing the fountain in the knowledge area of your home or office.

2. The sound of a bubbling fountain can attract people so put one near your front door, especially if you are a business trying to build its client base.

3. Use the fountain to enhance the growth of plants within your home. Place the fountain near the area where plants are or grow them around the fountain. The humidity and splashing of the water can feed plants that love moisture.

4. Choose your fountain carefully for the area and needs of your home. Consider purchasing a wind chime fountain, a lighted or mirrored fountain, or a fountain that has color added to it.

5. Architectural imbalances are easily diffused with a water fountain. So if you have a tough angle that you cannot remove or deal with easily try a fountain to displace the negative energy.

6. Fountains placed at the front door can also deflect negative energy from entering the home.

7. Movement is good but stagnation is not. Keep that fountain clean and make sure the water you put into it is clean.

8. Circulating water is more powerful than still water.

9. Water should never flow away from you (that is why drain plugs are so important to use). Make sure your fountain is running toward you.

The effects of a fountain in a Feng Shui home are amazing. Our bodies and minds welcome the cool breeze of life they bring. They offer enhancement in every area. The sound and flow of a fountain can relax even the meanest meany you know.

Once a fountain has been introduced to your environment, play with its placement. Allow it to stay in an area for several months and note the changes it brings. Move it to another area and see what happens. Testing the waters in this manner can bring enlightenment and demonstrate the importance of water in Feng Shui.

Moving all the items within your home is advisable as needed. People change and their needs and desires change along with them. What might have been an appropriate placement last year may not be so this year or next year.

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