By Kathryn Weber
Water is one of the most important elements in life – and in feng shui. The presence of water is life-giving and in feng shui, it promotes wealth, prosperity and opportunity.
We could not live without water, yet so many homes rarely have water anywhere on the property. Even a small fountain can create a feeling of calm assurance and promote wealth luck and financial advantage for the homeowner.
Water is used many ways in feng shui.
It can be used as a remedy, such as for the Red 7 star. Yang water drains the violent and dangerous qualities of the 7 star. But water can also activate luck – especially when placed in the north and southeast sectors.
In the north, water helps stimulate career luck and brings opportunities to rise up the corporate ladder. In the southeast, water brings about good fortune that helps wealth accumulate.
But creating a water feature that’s helpful is often over looked in home decorating and in feng shui.
Even when water features are added, many have dirty water or, worse, disappearing water. These new fountains symbolize disappearing wealth! There is a saying that like attracts like. And it’s true.
Our ancestors knew how water draws water.
Years ago when we used hand pumps to draw water, it often became impossible to draw water up a dry pump until water was poured down the pump. Miraculously, water would often begin flowing again once water was poured down the dry pump.
This perfectly illustrates the example of how simply having water can attract more “water” energy in the form of increased wealth and greater income opportunities.
Perhaps one of the best qualities about water is that it brings about auspicious chi that invigorates all the residents of the home, in addition to helping build wealth and opportunity.
Having water is always a benefit to everyone in the house. Currently, it’s especially auspicious to have water in the southwest as it will benefit for the woman of the house. If you can add a pond, a waterfall or water feature, you will attract much good fortune to your home.
But if that’s not possible, there are many ways to create perfectly wonderful and beneficial water features.
Here’s how you can build your own wealth-stimulating water urn
1. Use a sealed ceramic urn, pot or bowl for your water urn, like the one shown below. I saw these throughout Asia and they’re wonderful for creating a fountain easily. Make sure your urn is sealed completely. It’s much easier than trying to waterproof a pot with a hole in the bottom because they often leak — and that means losing money.
2. Next, place your water pump inside the urn. A small pump is all it takes to having water circulating and boosting your home’s wealth chi.
3. Decorate your urn with flowers, plants, a floating ceramic koi fish and a spout. Below is an example of my water urn that I surrounded with plants, a geode and my beautiful gold Buddha. I floated the koi fish inside and he “swims” around the bowl! I stacked stones around the spout, too, to create a more natural look. This adds wonderful chi to your entire home!
4. Step back and enjoy your beautiful new urn that will promote prosperity chi and attract wealth luck to your home!