Feng Shui’s Five Elements include Water, an essential part of a well-balanced environment.
Feng Shui views Water in two different ways.
- Still Water like a lake or pool represents clarity, reflection and the search for truth.
- Moving Water like a river, stream or fountain symbolizes social and commercial activity. Flowing Water also represents communication and cash flow, just as ancient rivers connected communities to one another so they could thrive.
For good Feng Shui and especially cash flow, a water fountain (check out this link to some of my favorite fountains on Amazon) is a great way to activate Water. Here are a few other ways to add the refreshing element of Water to your space.
1. Paint it Black
Water’s depth is represented by black or very dark colors. Rooms painted in very dark colors make a great example of how that works, especially when you balance it with the Fire element in beautiful, brilliant lighting.
2. Clear objects.
Clear things also symbolize Water. Elegant, ghostly chairs and clear glass seem to float in space, creating an air of quiet mystery.
3. Mirrors or other reflective objects
Mirrors are a classic Feng Shui representation of the Water element.
Check out my many articles about using mirrors properly in Feng Shui so you can be sure to use the “right” type of mirrors and place them to activate the best possible Chi energy in your space.
3. Sinuous patterns
Abstract paintings like those of Jackson Pollock show yet another way to bring Water into your environment.
Undulating, irregular and sinuous patterns echo the way water makes its way through the landscape, flowing with vitality and good health.
How are you bringing the truth, beauty and power of Water into your space?