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How To Use Fountains for Good Feng Shui in Your Home

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Fountains are very popular in feng shui because they bring the energy of water, and water is an ancient feng shui symbol of abundance and prosperity.

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Here's how to use fountains as feng shui cures:

Feng Shui fountains - check our selection of top feng shui fountains under $100 - are among the most popular feng shui products and come in all shapes, sizes, and materials. The uses of feng shui fountains are many - there are indoors and outdoors feng shui fountains, tabletop, free standing, wall-mounted, and more.

For a fountain to be used as a feng shui cure, the fountain does not have to look oriental. In fact, none of your feng shui cures have to look oriental in order to bring good feng shui energy, it is best when they work harmoniously with your home decorating style.

Fountains are very popular in feng shui because they bring the energy of water, and water is an ancient feng shui symbol of wealth and prosperity.

The other good feng shui reason to use a fountain indoors is the fact that a working fountain will diffuse healthy negative ions into the air. Many indoor environments are starving for this popular feng shui product!

Best feng shui areas to have your feng shui fountain are the following: The location of your feng shui fountain is determined by the Ba-Gua, or the feng shui energy map, as well as the interplay of the five feng shui elements.
  • It is not advisable to place a water feature/feng shui fountain in the South area, as in feng shui South is connected to your Fame and Reputation, and the energy of it is Fire. If you bring the Water feng shui element (fountain) into the Fire element feng shui area (South), you are creating bad feng shui/conflicting energy, as Water puts down the Fire.


  • It is bad feng shui to have a water feature in your bedroom, no matter which feng shui area of your house your bedroom is located in. The water feng shui element brings the energy of worry into the bedroom, thus a fountain in the bedroom is not recommended.
On a practical level, when buying this feng shui product, choose a good quality fountain with a silent motor; as well as a fountain with a design that it is easy to keep clean.

You can place some feng shui crystals or stones in your fountain, which will strengthen the beneficial energy, or Sheng Chi; as well as purchase a fountain that allows you to diffuse specific essential oils into the air.

Using crystals and stones, as well as essential oils with your fountain, will double the energy benefits of this very popular feng shui cure.

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