Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese art of placement. The practice involves the careful arrangement of items within a space to represent elements and create a proper balance and flow of energy. While Feng Shui has been practiced for thousands of years, it is only now growing in popularity in the western world. Feng Shui fountains are a great way to employ the practice while offering aesthetic benefit to any space. The next few paragraphs will explain the principles of Feng Shui as well as the meanings of materials and colors as they relate to the elements.
Feng Shui revolves around the elements of wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. Creating a balance of these elements is important, as a lack of one or an abundance of another can create negative energy or a stagnant flow. Metal is the first element to be discussed. The related color for this element is white. In addition to the use of white, metal can also be introduced through metal objects, fountain bases, sculptures, or even wind chimes. Many indoor wall fountains make use of metal.
Fire is an element represented by the color red. Burning incense and candles commonly represent the element, though there are fountain that offer small oil lamps to produce low flames. Wood is represented by the color green and can be used through furniture in the home, driftwood in a fountain, or even a wood based fountain. Use of green additions to your indoor wall fountain can also provide a representative of the wood element.
The element of earth is represented by the color yellow. Many common fountain materials represent earth, including stone, ceramic, and clay. Tiles, pots, and figurines also make excellent representatives of this element for Feng Shui fountains. The last element, water, is represented by the colors black and blue. Water is the easiest element to incorporate into a fountain, as the water is a necessary ingredient for your fountain to work and function.
One of the biggest benefits of fountains when it comes to Feng Shui is that the constant flow of the water will increase the flow of positive chi, or energy. Because of this, fountains are an ideal addition to any room created around the principles of Feng Shui. Whether you are looking to create an entire room around the concept or simple a meditative space that will offer relaxation, Feng Shui wall fountains are simple wonderful additions to any space that can help make a room a more positive place to be.