Choosing a Feng Shui Water Fountain for the Front of a House

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Contributor: Terry Hurley
Water fountain in front of house for good chi

Placing a feng shui water fountain in front of a house is a wonderful way to attract positive chi, abundance, and prosperity into the home. Before rushing out to buy a fountain, you should consider several feng shui rules to ensure an auspicious addition to your landscaping

Placing a Feng Shui Water Fountain in Front of a House

One of the most effective and popular feng shui cures, water fountains bring good luck, prosperity, and abundance to the home. The front of the house is always an excellent choice for the location of an outside water fountain as it activates and retains positive chi, allowing it to freely enter into the home.

Flow of Water

The flowing water of the fountain helps to reactivate stagnant chi, restores balance to the area and produces beneficial yang energy. If the water in the fountain does not flow equally on all sides, for example, a water fountain with a cascading waterfall flowing down into one area, make sure the water flows toward the house and not away from it. Water flowing toward the front door of the house symbolizes wealth and prosperity. Water flowing away from the house may result in a loss of wealth or an increase in financial problems.

Using the Bagua Map for Placement

In feng shui design, the water fountain is often placed near the main entrance. This placement corresponds to the bagua map area of career and life path, known as kan gua whose element is water.

Choosing the Material of a Water Fountain

Consider the constructive and destructive cycles of the elements when choosing a water fountain and make any needed changes to ensure the continued flow of positive chi. For example, in the constructive cycle metal holds and supports water. Choosing a copper fountain is a good fountain choice. If you choose a stone or cement water fountain, those materials block water in the destructive cycle, the choice is still good but changes are needed. Remedy the problem by placing a few coins into the water fountain.

Elements for Material Choices

You should consider the element of the fountain material. Make sure the material promotes the flow and energy of water.

  • Metal holds water
  • Water nourishes wood
  • Earth stops or dams water
  • Water puts out fire

Common Materials of Feng Shui Water Fountains

There are common materials typically used for feng shui water fountains. Consider the compass location of your fountain and choose accordingly.

  • Metal
  • Ceramic
  • Concrete
  • Rock and stone
  • Wood
  • Resin

Styles of Feng Shui Water Fountains

Although there are many styles and sizes of water fountains available, there is not one style or size that is correct for feng shui. The water fountain you choose is a personal choice and needs to be one you enjoy and want as part of your outdoor living environment.

Select Fountain for Style of Home

Many practitioners of feng shui choose a water fountain for their front yard that matches the style of their home. For example, someone with a home that has a tropical style may choose a water fountain with a dolphin statue while someone with a contemporary style home is more apt to choose a fountain that is modern in design. Generally, a round, tiered water fountain looks great with any style home.

Feng Shui Water Fountain Tips for Front of House

House with landscaped front yard and water fountains

A few feng shui tips for placing water fountains in the front of a house can provide greater benefits. Some of these can affect fidelity and wealth.

Place Fountain to Left of Front Door

You want to stand in the front door looking out. The area to the left of the door is where your fountain should be located. You shouldn't place the fountain to the left of the door since this placement will encourage infidelity. In feng shui, this inauspicious placement states for married couples, this negative placement will make the husband become unfaithful.

Disperse Poison Arrows

A water fountain can be used to disperse harmful poison arrows, such as a neighbor's roofline or utility pole. The type of water fountain you will need an aerating fountain. This type of fountain shots water into the air and collects it in a pool below. This action of water being sprayed into the air acts as a cleanser and purifier of the harmful shar chi (negative chi) being generated by poison arrows. You'll need to run the fountain at least five to six hours a day.

Southwest Great Location During Period 8

The southwest compass direction is a prime location for an auspicious water feature during Period 8 (2004-2024). While an in-ground water feature is best, you can capitalize on this extremely advantageous Period when the southwest is transformed into the money direction. A water feature in this direction will bring great wealth and abundance.

A Few Words of Caution

The following are several words of caution regarding water fountains and other water features.

  • Never place a water feature on each side of your front door as it could have negative results.
  • Water fountains should not be placed in the South direction. This direction is associated with reputation and fame and its element is fire.
  • Never place a water fountain in the bedroom.

The Importance of Water in Feng Shui

In the ancient art of feng shui, water plays a very significant role. In fact, the term feng shui translates into wind and water. Wind carries chi, the energy of life and it gathers near water.

Element Interaction With Water

Understanding the vital role of water as one of the five feng shui elements and how those elements interact with one another is of significant importance when placing a feng shui water fountain in or outside a home.

Water Fountain in Front Yard Brings Wealth and Prosperity

A feng shui water fountain in front of a house attracts auspicious chi, prosperity and good fortune while providing a tranquil and relaxing landscape feature. Follow feng shui rules and guidelines to ensure you reap all the benefits this water feature can bring.

Choosing a Feng Shui Water Fountain for the Front of a House