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How To Use A Feng Shui Water Fountain For Wealth and Good Luck!

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In feng shui, water is one of the most important elements.

In fact, the words “feng shui” translate to wind and water, which represent the way energy flows into your home and therefore, through the rest of your life.

Flowing water represents how abundance, good fortune, cash, and auspicious Chi flow in your life.

That is why water fountains are so popular in feng shui!

Water fountains stir up abundance Chi and create more cash flow and financial success!

Let’s discuss how to use a feng shui water fountain in your home or office to increase prosperity and abundance!

feng shui water fountain

Types of Feng Shui Water Fountains

Which type of fountain is best for feng shui purposes?

It depends on how you want to use it!

Do you want to use your feng shui fountain outside, in your yard or near your front door?

If so, an outdoor fountain is going to be your best bet.

If you want to keep your fountain inside your home, then you should decide what type of fountain would work best in your space.

You can use a small, tabletop fountain, or a large, free-standing fountain, or anything in between!

There is not one specific, perfect, feng shui fountain.

ALL fountains will activate the water element, and all of them can be used to attract fresh Chi energy.

Of course, as with all things feng shui, the materials, colors, and decorative items on your fountain also have meaning.

You can use different materials to activate different elements.

Metal fountains, for example, would activate the metal element as well as the water element.

A red ceramic fountain, on the other hand, would activate the fire element, the earth element, and the water element.

You can play around with this idea and choose one that goes best with whatever area of your home you’d like to activate.

Or you can just choose the fountain you’re most drawn to and not worry about it.

It’s completely up to you!

table top fountain with rocks

The Feng Shui Meaning of Fountain Materials

Metal fountains activate the metal element. The metal element is responsible for mental clarity, creativity, productivity, and completion of projects.

Wood fountains activate the earth element. The earth element is responsible for grounding, stability, and a solid foundation.

Ceramic and stone fountains activate the earth element. The earth element creates a solid, stabile foundation in your life.

Fountains with live plants activate the wood element. The wood element is responsible for growth and forward momentum.

Fountains with lights activate the fire element. The fire element is a catalyst for change and activation. It gets energy moving.

table top fountain with candles and yellow orchids

The Feng Shui Meaning of Fountain Colors

Colors can also activate the different feng shui elements. They also have their own inherent meanings in feng shui!

  • Red: passion, love, romance, fire, activation, action, strength
  • Orange: enthusiasm, encouragement, youth, spontaneity, warmth
  • Yellow: happiness, optimism, positive energy, intellect, perspective, confidence
  • Green: prosperity, growth, good fortune, luck, generosity, health, harmony
  • Purple: royalty, luxury, spiritual growth, wisdom, enlightenment
  • Blue: security, loyalty, “true blue,” responsibility, trust, peace, honesty
  • Pink: compassion, love, romance, nurturing, intuition, feminine energy, playfulness
  • White: purity, cleanliness, innocence, perfection, openness, hope
  • Black: power, elegance, sophistication, strength, protection
  • Brown: stability, grounding, protection, reliability, dependability
  • Gold: luxury, wealth, success, achievement, accomplishment

For more information about color meanings in feng shui, see this post: feng shui color meanings: using color energy in your home

And if your fountain also has imagery of an animal, bird, or other creature, that can have meaning too!

DragonfliesDragonflies represent transformation and new beginnings.

Birds Birds represent freedom, happiness, and the arrival of good news.

Fish Fish represent abundance and prosperity flowing into your life.

Elephants Elephants represent blessings, success, power, strength, and loyalty.

Feng Shui CoinsFeng shui coins represent good luck, good fortune, and financial success.

Butterflies Butterflies represent transformation, rebirth, freedom, and attracting a romantic partner.

Mandarin DucksMandarin ducks represent love, marriage, and companionship.

Buddha – Buddha represents luck, good fortune, blessings, spiritual wisdom, and enlightenment. A laughing Buddha also represents happiness and joy!

Candles or LightsCandles and lights represent the fire element, which is a catalyst for change and new beginnings!

Crystals – Fountains with crystals can also activate different energies and help change the vibration of your home. You can choose a fountain that already has crystals, or add water-safe crystals yourself! See these posts for more information: feng shui crystals for wealth {9 stones to attract money!} and feng shui good luck crystals (10 crystals to make you lucky!)

fountain with crystals, candles, and plants

How To Choose The Best Feng Shui Fountain

What is the best feng shui fountain? The one you love the most!

Ideally, you should love EVERYTHING you have in your home.

And that rule is especially true when you are choosing something specifically to attract wealth and good fortune!

If you don’t love the fountain, it’s not going to work as well.

Choose one that feels the best to you! You can’t get it wrong.

If you love it, it will make you happy every time you look at it, which means you’ll attract wealth and abundance more quickly and easily.

You’ll also love the way the money comes to you!

Feng Shui Fountain Placement

All fountains activate abundance and prosperity Chi, so they are usually used to attract wealth and good fortune into your home.

There are several areas in your home that are associated with wealth in feng shui.

Pick whichever area makes the most sense to you or that you’d like to focus on – trust your intuition!

You can’t get it wrong and all of them will work!

Tip: Place your fountain so the water flows into the room you’re putting it in, not towards a wall or window. This will keep the Chi circulating rather than moving it away from your home.

To see a picture of the feng shui bagua map so you can find the different wealth areas in your home, see this post: What is the Feng Shui Bagua Map? The ULTIMATE guide for applying it to your home!

By Your Front Door or Entryway

Your front door is the “mouth of Chi” which is how all energy enters your home and circulates.

Your front door is one of the most important areas of your home!

Placing your feng shui fountain near your front door will attract attention from the Universe and help the energy have momentum to move through your home.

This area is also great for a fountain if you have something new that you’d like to attract into your life, like a new job, career, or some other type of good news!

Wealth Area

The wealth area is associated with abundance of all kinds, not just financial abundance (though it helps with that too!)

Placing your fountain in the wealth area will help money circulate through your life.

It’s very important that your fountain is calm and isn’t too turbulent or fast-moving, however.

Fast-moving water can cause money to circulate too fast, making your finances more turbulent.

bamboo fountain with rocks and pink orchids

Career Area

Your career area is responsible for your job, career, and/or life path.

Placing your fountain here can help you attract wealth and abundance through your job.

The career area is also activated by the water element, so putting your fountain here can help your career flow more smoothly!


Your office at work or at home also represents your career, reputation, and success.

Placing a feng shui fountain in your office can increase success in your work and increase money flow.

Use the feng shui bagua map on your office and place it in one of the areas we discussed above!


Like your office, your desk represents success in your career and life path.

You can use the feng shui bagua map on your desk and then place the fountain in one of the areas you’d like to activate!

Most of the time a fountain will go best in your desk’s wealth area.

outdoor fountain with fish


Outdoor feng shui water fountains can be kept in your yard to increase good fortune and success.

You can use the bagua map on your yard to determine the best place for your fountain to increase wealth and abundance.

Make sure that the water flows toward your home and not away from it so the Chi will be directed into your house!

Bonus Bagua Areas Where Fountains Work Well

You can also place a fountain in your home’s knowledge and wisdom area or your home’s family and legacy area.

These areas aren’t associated with wealth and abundance, but they can be nourished by the water element, so fountains work well!

Knowledge and Wisdom Area

The knowledge and wisdom area is responsible for spirituality, wisdom, learning, education, and knowledge you use in every area of your life.

The feng shui water element is also responsible for deep wisdom and inner knowing.

Placing a fountain in this area can help you gain deeper insight into yourself, help you attract a specific answer you’ve been seeking, or even support students in your household.


The family and legacy area is responsible for your relationships with extended family members as well as the legacy you’ll leave behind in this life.

This area is governed by the wood element, which is fed by the water element.

Placing a fountain in this area can strengthen relationships with your family, increase harmony in your home, and even help you leave a financial legacy to your family once you’ve passed through this life.

Avoid Placing Your Fountain in These Areas


In feng shui, bedrooms are related to your personal health and also your relationship with your romantic partner.

They are supposed to be used for rest, relaxation, and romance.

Keeping a fountain in your bedroom can create too much active energy, which can disrupt sleep and also cause friction in your relationship.

If you have to keep your feng shui fountain in your bedroom, turn it off while you sleep and don’t keep it next to your bed.


Bathrooms are associated with the water element and also draining Chi.

Draining Chi means the energy in your home flows through the drain and out of your home.

Keeping your fountain in the bathroom can cause the wealth energy to flow down the drain instead of throughout your home.

If you love keeping a fountain in the bathroom, make sure the water doesn’t flow directly toward a drain or toilet.

table top fountain with rocks on an outdoor patio

Fame Area

The fame and reputation area represents your reputation outside of your home.

It’s also responsible for receiving attention or being acknowledged for your work.

The fame area is governed by the fire element, which is diminished by the water element.

Keeping your fountain here can cause issues with how people see you.

It could also mean people just pass you by or ignore you all together.

Bonus Tip: Feng Shui Water Fountains go best in communal family areas, like living rooms, dining rooms, or family rooms.

If the bagua area of you’d like to activate falls in a bedroom, bathroom, or another personal area, don’t fret!

You can use the bagua map on individual rooms of your home.

So you can place your fountain in the wealth area of your living room, for example, and it will work just as well!

For more information about the feng shui bagua map and how to use it to find the different areas of your home, see this post: What is the Feng Shui Bagua Map? The ULTIMATE guide for applying it to your home!

Maintenance of Your Feng Shui Fountain

Make sure that you keep your fountain clean and in good working condition!

A broken fountain will keep you “broke” financially and can attract stagnant energy.

Just like anything in your home, take care of it and it will take care of you and help you attract good energy!

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