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Where the water is flowing, the direction of flow has a very strong interaction with the building.
This is especially important for the positioning of buildings and particularly their main doors.
Where the interactions are inauspicious the results can be disastrous, as it was for the Millennium Dome.
Where the interactions are auspicious, even a modest water feature such as the one in front of the house above can have very strong beneficial effects.
“Water” formulas of which there are several dozen, which all need to be considered when planning buildings near water (or water features to go near buildings for that matter), also apply to some degree to roads.
The effects are generally weaker, but they are still significant. This is partly because with modern road constructions methods and materials, water flows along them whenever it rains giving an intermittent water feature, and partly because weaker flows of the same energy (this time present in the air) also flow along the road. The same airflow considerations also applies to railways, though not usually the water flow effects.
The effects of water indoors, toilets, baths etc. is weaker still, but can nonetheless be harnessed to good effect. Sometimes it’s possible to introduce an indoor water feature in a location and flowing in a direction which works in harmony with water which is already in the building (e.g. a toilet) to improve for instance your finances.
Given that this section is supposed to be about DIY feng shui, is there anything that you can do with water yourself?
The answer is “Yes”, but it’s wise to proceed with caution. You would be unwise for instance to try constructing a Water Dragon feature like the one above without professional advice. But you could install an indoor water fountain safely providing you test the location thoroughly first, by placing a container of clean water there for several months and observing the effects. Then test the direction of the flow with the real fountain for several months afterwards. (Or short cut the whole process and seek advice from a professional with experience).
Water is a very powerful Feng Shui tool and I recommend that you receive professional feng shui advice or training before installing or removing water features outdoors.
Water has a very strong influence upon the feng shui of its surroundings and natural water has the strongest influences of all.
If you want to get a better idea of the power of water, click the picture on the left to play the video of this waterfall (turn the sound right up on your computer, if you really want to know what it was like to be there).
Even a modest flow of water can make a massive difference to peoples luck.
The artificial stream in the front garden of this house quadrupled the residents income (and I’ve used that method elsewhere with similar effects).
Correctly positioned water can bring great auspiciousness.