Generally speaking, water features in Feng Shui, are mostly used to stimulate or create wealth and prosperity. Having said that, when it comes to actually adding and positioning the water features in relation to the rest of the Feng Shui, the more experienced Feng Shui Practitioners will have a good idea as to the effect the water will have BEFORE it is placed into a location.
The truth that lies behind all Feng Shui Schools of Knowledge and especially The Flying Stars System is that there are often other things in the Feng Shui that have to be considered alongside adding the water feature so that the water feature becomes effective in its given position.
For instance, a "prosperity creating remedy" may also rely upon reducing certain negative energies within the building before it can be effective.
Sometimes, there may be the need to patch up leaking energies before a water feature is added - so that the client actually avoids losing more money.
After all, it doesn't make sense to stimulate the prosperity if you have gaping hole in your bucket.. now does it!!
Sometimes, a Feng Shui Master may need to strengthen certain other energies in the building so that the client can hold the good fortune and Feng Shui Blessings once they are stimulated and created. Believe me when I say... that in the world of the Flying Stars System, adding a Feng Shui Water Feature is rarely as simple as it seems. Whilst its very simple to add the Water Feature, as a Feng Shui Master we are aiming to add it in a way that it can actually be beneficial and create the effect we want.
Occasionally, water features are used to "exhaust or reduce" certain negative energies within buildings.
For instance, after February 2004 there will be the need to "exhaust and reduce" the Age or Period of 7 energies (within buildings) because the Age 7 Period energy finishes in 2003 and becomes quite negative after the period 8 commences. The Age of 8 or Period 8 commenced officially in February 2004 and the effect of the 8 energy will continue until the end of 2023. After 2023, the Age of 8 or Period 8 Energies expire they will need to be reduced and exhausted in the same way the Age 7 / Period 7 Energies need to be remedied and cured now (although the remedies and cures may be different - according to what's actually going on with the Feng Shui).
Therefore, a building built in the 7 period energy (between Feb 1984 - Jan 2003) will especially need to be remedied now that the Age of 8 / Period of 8 has commenced so that the people who occupy the building can avoid the entire building moving into a negative luck cycle which would affect them and could last for many years.
Then, in addition, any building will still have the "7 Kua" energies in the Flying Stars horoscope and these will need to be reduced to avoid bad luck (especially if the building was built in an Age / Period of 7).
When it comes to the art of adding water in Feng Shui, there is an ancient Chinese saying which reflects the secrets to arranging prosperous water features.
The Chinese say:
"The energy dissipated by the Wind.
Stops at the boundary of Water..."
In a simple translation this means that the Chi or life force energy that would ordinarily leak or slip away in a landscape is allowed to gather and hover where there is the presence of water (and this is why the Chinese have always thought that water was special).
However, not all Water Features are made equal in Feng Shui and this can be reflected in the design of the Water Feature; the shape of the water Feature; the materials the Water Feature is made out of. At a deeper level it may reflect the way the water flows within the Water Feature, or how the Water accumulates in the Water Feature - there are really a lot of things to consider when designing water Features and some Water Features such as the Water Dragon have to be tailor made and designed according to the specific area or building.
In Feng Shui there are dreadfully true case histories of water that was badly placed with disastrous results for the client. So if you position a water feature in an area of your home that you think will look good but you start experiencing bad luck shortly afterwards - remove it and get a Flying Stars opinion.
Using the Flying Stars Method, a good Feng Shui Practitioner can detect exactly where a Feng Shui Water Feature should go and how it should be arranged to be prosperous.