4 Popular Water Features & How to Use Them to Get Good Feng Shui at HomeLiving & Lifestyle
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Water has long been associated with wealth in the practice of Feng Shui, giving rise to the popularity of water features in and around the house. These bodies of water collect Qi – also known as Chi, or energy – and promote its circulation. But setting them up wrongly could lead to ill effects. We speak to Feng Shui expert Joey Yap to find out how you can use some of the most common water features to your advantage.
THE FENG SHUI EXPERT
Joey Yap, 39, is founder and chief consultant of Joey Yap Consulting Group, which has offices in both Malaysia and Singapore. He has been practising Feng Shui since he was 20 and still a student undertaking his accounting degree in Australia. To date, Joey has authored over 160 books on metaphysics. He also speaks internationally and conducts seminars for the public and corporate clients.
The aquarium is a favourite for good reason – it’s relatively easy to maintain, and can be installed in any place you fancy without adversely affecting the flow of Qi at home. You can also decorate it to your heart’s content as the variety and the quantity of fish in the tank has no bearing on Feng Shui. Location only becomes crucial if you’re planning to furnish your home with a tank wider than 1.5 metres.
While a fountain can help boost the flow of Qi at home, you want to steer clear of one that is too ‘noisy’. A fountain that brings water crashing down on a pool can provoke Qi such that the Qi becomes unfavourable. Instead, invest in a fountain that calms the ears – for example, one that has water gently rippling or gurgling into the pool.
The pond is one of the most striking water features, making it a great focal point for any space. But you may want to keep it to a discreet location. One area that you’d definitely want to avoid placing it in is the centre of your home, which should be free from obstructions. If you’re living in a HDB maisonette, be sure not to erect your pond under the staircase.
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Although a water closet doesn’t ‘flush away’ wealth or emit negative Qi, you should still carefully consider its position in the bathroom. From the entrance of your home, the water closet shouldn’t be visible. If it is, close the door of the toilet to prevent meandering Qi from entering it and allow the Qi to circulate to other parts of your home. That said, water used in the bathroom has no effect on Feng Shui.
For more information, visit www.joeyyap.com.
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