Using Koi Fish In Feng Shui for Wealth
The fish symbol has long been associated with abundance and wealth in Feng Shui , thus there are many cures that depict fish for prosperity. There are different types of fish used in feng shui for wealth cures—there is Arowana, Koi (carp), and of course, the Goldfish. There are also specific requirements as to using a feng shui aquarium for wealth and prosperity.
What Is a Koi Fish?
Koi is the Japanese word for carp, a brightly colored type of freshwater fish commonly used in Asian Landscape and design. including Chinese feng shui. The fish come in a variety of colors and have symbolic meaning in feng shui.
Koi Fish Legends
Many of the above described symbolic meanings of koi fish stem from the Chinese legend of the Dragon Gate in which a koi fish swam upstream, through waterfalls and other obstacles to reach the top of the mountain. At the top of the mountain was the "Dragon Gate." The legend says that when the koi finally reached the top, it became a dragon, one of the most auspicious creatures in Chinese culture.
In Chinese culture, the symbol of fish has two qualities. The first one is the aspect of abundance because of the above-mentioned qualities, as well as the ability of fish to quickly reproduce in quite big quantities. The Chinese word for fish (yu) is pronounced the same way as abundance.
The other, less-known aspect of Chinese fish symbology, is the fidelity and good companionship association because many fish swim in pairs. When you see a Chinese feng shui image with two fishes swimming—which will most probably be Koi fish and definitely not Arowana—you know that you can use this image as a feng shui cure for love and successful marriage.
In choosing the best feng shui cure for your home, its potency will depend on how well the cure works for your home, as well as how much you actually like the cure. For example, if you love a specific image of fish, and find a place for it in the right Feng Shui Bagua area that really compliments your decor, this will work as an excellent feng shui cure.
If you choose an aquarium, because you think it is the best feng shui fish cure, but neither you nor your home actually likes it, then its energy will not work as a good feng shui cure for you.