Monthly Archives: July 2014

Feng Shui & Water

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 Water is an essential component in feng shui. In fact, the words, “feng shui” mean “wind and water” in Chinese. Wind and Water represent the fundamental concept in feng shui of flow and balance through time. If you notice water flowing through a streambed, you’ll see the water move around rocks and reeds, and go on it’s way. Too much water, and there is flooding and devastation, too little water, and the water becomes foul and stagnant. Water is a wonderful metaphor for the balance, grace, and movement of feng shui.

     We all know that water is necessary for life. We must have water to survive, and our bodies are hard-wired to respond positively to proximity to water. Think about it this way, a home with a water view (a lake, the ocean, a river, etc.) will usually cost more, sometimes much more, than an identical home with no water view.  Homes that are located in close proximity are also usually more expensive than identical homes that aren’t. The higher cost of the home with the water view or closeness to water is a direct reflection of the high value we place on water. It’s as if our survival instinct sees water (whether salt or fresh water) and says, “Water…Good”.

 One of the most common questions I’m asked by clients is, “Where should I locate my pool, spa, koi pond, etc.?” In feng shui, Continue reading