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Activate chi with moving water
In feng shui terms, moving water brings
prosperity and good
luck to the home. Water fountains
and aquariums are great feng shui enhancements because they are
at the same time soothing and energizing.
The sound and motion of
gurgling water activates chi and adds humidity to a dry room, helping
to balance chi. Moving water gets things going when the chi
has been stagnant for a while (think of ice melting in the spring). Use
moving water cures anywhere you want to enhance water or wood energy.
Water fountains come in many
shapes and sizes; pick one that:
- Suits the style of
- Is an appropriate size
for the place you intend to use it
- Incorporates the materials,
shapes, and/or colors of the element energies you want to add to that
You can adjust the sound
of a water fountain by changing the water level. Some fountains also come
with an adjustable pump, so you can vary the speed with which the water
flows. Experiment until you find a tone and volume that sounds right.
If you place a water fountain by your front door
(indoors or out) to activate kan
make sure the water flows toward your door, not away from it. You
want all that good chi to come into your life, not flow out
Be sure to add more water
to your fountain as it evaporates, to avoid possible damage to the pump
if the water level gets too low. Depending on your climate and the size
of the fountain, this could be once a week or every day. If you will be
away from home for several days, unplug the fountain while you are gone.
Some people find the sound
of a water fountain distracting. A fountain is generally not recommended
for the bedroom, unless you turn it off while you are sleeping. Be guided
by your personal response, and choose another cure if a fountain isn’t
right for you.
An aquarium can be extremely effective at increasing
wealth and luck. The best places for an aquarium are in kan
(career) and hsun
(wealth) guas, or near the front door. Combine eight
orange fish and one black one, or eight black and one gold. If you’re
using an aquarium to increase wealth, add nine coins to the tank
(chose a metal that won’t harm your fish with any chemical reaction).
Be sure to keep your fish
tank immaculately clean. Less-than-fresh water and algae-clogged filters
won’t do your fish any good, and will send yucky-water chi out
into the room. If any of your fish die, replace them immediately with
bigger, more expensive ones.
you set up your fountain or aquarium, stay focused on your intention to
activate your success, prosperity, or career advancement, or whatever
your specific goal may be.
you are done, make a statement to support your intention, such as: “Water
now flows and nourishes this space, bringing abundance and prosperity
to me and my family.”
a few moments to sit by your new fountain or fish tank, and visualize
the water chi bringing vitality and prosperity to your home. Imagine the
benefits this will bring, and picture any specific goal you may have in
mind as if it has already been accomplished.
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