Monday, March 07, 2011

Indoor Fountain and Feng Shui

Water is important for more than drinking and bathing. It also is a powerful metaphor for purity, health, transformation, wisdom, and fertility. Dew and clear spring water stand for clarity and secret wisdom. The ebb and flow of the tides symbolize the ups and downs of our lives. To add tranquility and spirituality to your home, bring flowing water indoors with a bubbling fountain and plants, a Chinese misting spring, or a fish tank (goldfish are low maintenance).

Feng Shui, the Chinese art of arranging and harmonizing your home, sees water as the great communicator; there would be no exchange of nutrients between plants and animals and our bodies without the communicating , transporting water.In Feng shui philosophy, placing driftwood, shells, pebbles, frog statues, blue marbles, mirrors, and other symbols of water in our house helps to soothe the terrifying water spirits - as in thunderstorm, flooding,  monsoon, typhoon, hurricane, tsunami. Whether you believe in the spirits or not not, your home will become more beautiful and serene. In addition to serenity, fountains and other sources of water keep air humidity up, which is important for people, pets, plants, and musical instruments. For the Chinese, flowing water is also a symbol of freely flowing material wealth.