Feng Shui fountains come in all shapes and sizes, as well as various uses - for indoors and outdoors, tabletop, free standing, wall-mounted, etc. For a fountain to be used in feng shui, ir does not have to look oriental - in fact none of your feng shui cures or decor adjustment have to look oriental in order to work.
Fountains are very popular in feng shui because they bring the energy of water, and water is an ancient symbol of abundance and prosperity. The other great reason to use a fountain indoors is the fact that a working fountain will diffuse healthy negative ions into the air, as well as more humidity; many indoor environments are starving for it.
Best places to have your indoor fountain are:
The location of your indoor fountain is determined by the Ba-Gua and the interplay of the five feng shui elements.
- East - Health & Family
- Southeast - Prosperity and Abundance
- North - Career & Path in Life
For example, it is not advisable to place a water feature/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 element (fountain) into the South area (Fire element), you are creating bad feng shui/inauspiciuos energy, as Water puts down the Fire.
You should never have a water feature in the bedroom, no matter which area your bedroom is located, as water element brings the energy of worry into the bedroom.
On a practical level, you want a good quality fountain with a silent motor; as well as a fountain that it is easy to keep clean. You can place some natural crystals or stones in your fountain, which will strengthen their 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, or essential oils with your fountain will double the energy benefits of this very popular feng shui cure.