How to improve your home’s Feng Shui with a water fountain

Garden fountain

Feng shui is the ancient and complex art and science of creating balance among energies in any space— may it be a house, office or business establishment.

Since its birth in China 3,000 years ago, people who believe in it seek its power to help them acquire a good fortune in the form of health, career or even love life.

Houses are the most basic and common space wherein people seek the power of feng shui to enhance the quality of their lives.

Home buyers even consider the presence of good feng shui as an important criterion in choosing the right home to invest in. What we will be focusing on in this article is improving your house feng shui specifically with a water fountain.

Water fountains are common property decorations and are installed using various gardening equipment. Feng shui experts believe that fountains bring the feng shui energy of abundance and luck, help balance energy and increase personal strength. In fact, water fountains are auspicious in feng shui for its power to attract wealth and abundance.

Here are some ways to utilize the power of water fountains in transforming your life through good house feng shui:

Tip # 1: Always ensure proper placement

This is the most important thing that you must keep in mind when you want to utilize the power of water fountains in improving your house feng shui. You need to make sure that you have the correct location or placement of the water fountain in your house.

A correctly placed water fountain can yield powerful positive energy. The placement is a major deal breaker because an incorrectly placed one gives off the exact opposite effect.

Feng shui experts believe that an incorrectly placed water fountain would take away anything positive about your wealth, health, prosperity, love and every other aspect of your life. We don’t want that so it’s important never to place a water fountain just about anywhere even if you think it would make that part of your house look perfect.

Tip #2: If possible, place the water fountain in the entrance of your house

Have you ever noticed that beautiful places like hotels, malls or celebrity houses have water fountains in the entrance area? During garden parties, people usually go near water fountains to relax, unwind and get away from the crowd. This is all part of the water fountain’s profound effect on people’s energy.

In feng shui, water has the ability to collect Qi energy. Qi energy is the Chinese term for life energy, a vital force that flows through all living things. This is also why feng shui experts believe that water inside the fountain must always be free flowing with no obstacles and should only become still for short periods of time during maintenance.

If it’s not possible to keep the fountain outside, you may also keep it inside the house. However, you have to make sure that the water is flowing towards the house and never away from it as doing so symbolizes money and wealth leaving the house.

Tip #3: Never place a water fountain in the bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, under staircases and in the South of your home

Feng shui experts say that placing a water fountain in your bedroom is a big no no, even if your bedroom is located in a good or lucky feng shui area. In fact, the water fountain must be located in some place where you can’t hear the water from your bedroom. It is said that the water element brings the energy of worry and sorrow into the bedroom, hence a fountain in the bedroom is considered bad feng shui.

Also, never place a water fountain in the South side of your house because South is strong in fire element energy. Bringing the water element of the fountain into the fire element area would create conflicting energy and therefore, bad feng shui.


Those are some tips to help you effectively harness the Qi energy in water by placing a water fountain in your home.

Always remember that a water fountain can make or break your fortune, so you better keep those tips in mind; or better yet, consult a feng shui expert to help you take advantage of the power of the water element in the best way possible.