Feng Shui is based on the analysis of five elements which are considered the basic components of the universe - metal, fire, wood, water, and earth. The way these elements relate to each other defines a productive and destructive cycle. The productive cycle is defined by the way wood produces fire, fire produces earth, earth produces metal, metal produces water, and water produces wood. The destructive cycle is defined by the way wood destroys earth, earth destroys water, water destroys fire, fire destroys metal, and metal destroys wood. These cycles are never-ending.
Moving water represents prosperity and brings good luck, harmony and good health to a household or office. Moving water gets things going when the chi has been stagnant for a while (like ice melting in the spring). An aquarium can be extremely effective at increasing wealth and luck. Aquariums add wealth energy of living fish to the power of moving water, resulting in a richly symbolic and valuable wealth cure.
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"Feng Shui" is literally translated as "wind and water". It is the name that was given to an ancient art which was originally a closely guarded secret of masters who advised the emperors of China concerning the location and arrangement of their palaces and the location of the graves of their ancestors. The Tang Emperors were especially firm believers in Feng Shui, and they applied its principles in order to generate and protect the prosperity of the nation and to defeat their enemies. The result was that the Tang dynasty was one of the most prosperous in Chinese history.