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Using a Feng Shui Fish Tank to Attract Wealth and Abundance



Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese practice of achieving harmony with the specific placement of certain objects in your home or office, which affects the flow of energy in your surroundings, the Chi (Qi), and this can be positive or negative. Obtaining luck, health and prosperity is usually the main focus of using Feng Shui. My own theory is that Feng Shui creates such harmony in your surroundings, that everything that you look at gives you a feeling of well being. If you look at a broken TV screen or that radio that’s been sitting there for the last 2 years, you will not feel good, right? Feng Shui cures are used whenever some area of our lives is not going as well as it should, like Romance, Family, Health, Wealth, etc.

Now, what does this have to do with your fish tank? Well, having a fish tank or aquarium can help increase positive Chi in your life. When you are thinking of using a Feng Shui Fish tank, they usually tell you that you should have 8 goldfish (since gold symbolizes wealth and luck) and 1 black fish (to absorb any bad luck), however, I believe that just having a nice, clean fish tank with a good balance of all the elements is enough… and maybe using a lucky number of fish: 3, 5, 7, 9, 11….

Aquariums are auspicious because they present a harmonious combination of wealth attracting Feng Shui factors, and a perfect balance of all 5 Feng Shui elements:

Feng Shui Water element (the water in the aquarium) Feng Shui Wood Element (the plants in the aquarium) Feng Shui Metal element (use some white and gray rocks in the fish tank, or a round aquarium) Feng Shui Earth element (the rocks and gravel at the bottom of the fish tank) Feng Shui Fire element (gold /yellow, orange and red colors of the fish, as well as the aquarium light)

The best area to place your Feng Shui aquarium is in the Southeast (the Feng Shui Wealth and Abundance area) followed by North (Career) or East (Health and Family.

Don’t place an aquarium in the bedroom or the kitchen. These are the two places where a fish tank can stimulate the Chi too much, making you eat in excess and sleep restlessly. In order to get a good flow of Chi, your tank has to be clean and well taken care off, with happy and healthy fish. A dirty tank and sick fish can emit bad chi and it will do more harm than good. You can use real plants with almost all kinds of fish; just keep them healthy and beautiful. I do not recommend them with Goldfish because they eat them, so you can use plastic plants. It’s the appearance that counts. They have to be clean and pretty.

Remember what I told you about looking at things that make you feel good? Using a Feng Shui Fish tank will always give you a good feeling.

Give it a try. Sometimes just believing that things will change, changes them. But with a Feng Shui fish tank, I can tell you from my own experience, you will be surprised and shocked by the changes you will feel almost immediately.

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Feng Shui Basics: The Wood element




The Wood element relates to green and brown colors. It is an element that represents growth. It is always restful and grounding to have wood in an environment. It has a lot of energy. It represents all living trees and plants.

 The areas in the home associated with the wood elements are family area and the wealth and prosperity area, according to the Bagua energy map.

If you you want to boost the family finances or want to promote the general well being of your family, place some wooden items, plants and fresh flowers in your environment.  Also designing a room with shades of green reinforces the power of wood element and prevents family upsets and fights. 

In design, we often say: “ Bring the outside in” for more nature inside your home. 

Here are 10 ways to bring the wood element into your space:

1- Use rectangular shape furniture such as a rectangular wooden dining or coffee table

2- Display wood carving statues or art pieces

3- Paint your walls in green

4- Choose fabrics with vertical stripes as these represent wood element

5- Use green pattern rugs, pillows or shades.

6- Display fruits in a wooden bowl on your kitchen counter or dining table

7- Introduce house plants in your space to lift the energy and reduce pollutants. Ensure they are always healthy and well maintained.

8- Display fresh flowers.

9- Display your family photos in wooden photo frames.

10- Serve food in green china to increase wood energy in the kitchen or dining room.

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