The Meaning of Ponds and Fountains in Feng Shui
Fountains are huge part of the Feng Shui, which is the ancient Asian art of object placement to bring good luck. Flowing water is said to increase the chi in any sector of your life, except for the Southern sector that is characterized by the element of fire. As the Southern sector also governs passions, recognition, ambition, and fame, you would not want to have a fountain in that area unless the fire element was overly strong or unless you genuinely resist the idea of being famous.
Fountains create good life energy in Feng Shui. This is called “chi,” which basically means “life force.”
Fountains that are made of wood are said to attract the most chi, as water and wood support each other. The most popular Feng Shui fountains are made of bamboo flumes that fill up and then dump water. Sometimes this type of fountain is known as a knocker because of the smacking noise the bamboo flumes make when they have emptied their fill of water. This type of fountain can stand alone in any sector of your house.
Below is a list of water features that best suit each sector of the bagua.
Health sector. A broad flat square fountain made of steps or flat stones best suits the health sector.
Love sector. A fountain that features a classical image of lovers embracing or a heart shape enhances your relationships in this area.
Fame and Reputation. Fountains and aquariums are not recommended for this area.
Prosperity sector. An aquarium filled with nine gold fish or a selection of exotic fish best suits this sector. Bamboo fountains or stone fountains that feature a rotating semi-precious stone also suit this area. If you can find a fountain made of wood offers you the optimum potential for prosperity here.
Family and ancestors sector. A bamboo Fontana best suits this area. Avoid anything metal.
Creative sector. Star and heart shaped white crystals that reflect a lot of rainbows create joyful vibrations in this area. Pink topaz or pink quartz can also help facilitate communication between you and your child.
Wisdom sector. This sector is ruled by wood, so your best choice is a bamboo fountain. Your second best is a clay fountain, as it represents the earth element and earth feeds wood. Fountains that resemble mountainous landscapes are also beneficial here.
Career sector. Green or orange colored fountains featuring statuary of leaping gold fish or gods or goddesses of prosperity are best for this area. It is also greatly enhanced by a bamboo fountain or aquariums made of glass.
Travel and Mentor sector. Fountains that feature a rotating sphere are also best suited to this sector which is related to the earth element. Fountains that look like landscapes and spout "fog" created by CO2 tablets are also thought to bestow blessings in this area.
Remember to keep the water clean and the ponds free of debris so that good energy is always circulating in your life.