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How fish and colour can help relieve anxiety and stress

Stress is a big thing in our lives today. Whether it’s at home from the family, bill worries or at the office with deadlines and office frictions.  How can we help combat these stresses and live happier stress free lives?

cat trying to get goldfish out of fish tank An aquarium offers a calming distraction with some mental stimulation that can help to calm the mind, not to mention add a splash of colour along with calming sights and sounds.  An aquarium in your home or office can have positive effects on many levels.

According to feng shui experts, water is a basic element, a beneficial and needed one in the home or office. In combination with fish, which symbolise prosperity in many life areas. The word for fish in Chinese “yu” also means success, indicating in feng shui, that keeping fish attracts success to ones self.

These fish, to attain ones wish of success and act as a stress buster, must be kept in a clean and clear environment. The internal balance of life in the aquarium will affect the surrounding space and bring balance to it.  An aquarium with life, beauty and flow will bring these properties into your outer world.

Goldfish are very important fish in feng shui. These fish in Chinese mythology are descended from water dragons which makes them creators of good luck and attract positive outcomes in any enterprises you may wish to start.

As an example, a round (which symbolises wholeness) shaped water container with goldfish in it would be ideal to place at the entrance of any business premises or new house.

Another good feng shui fish is the arrowana (for large tanks only) that are known as dragon fish. These fish are available in gold, silver, red, green and black these fish are endangered in the wild and can only certified, captive bred individuals are available these are expensive, but a excellent status symbol and bringer of luck, if you can afford the high price.  

goldfish in bowl

Numbers and colours of fish are also relevant to bringing different properties according to feng shui experts. The number nine symbolises the centre or heart and brings health, so nine fish for example is a good number for bringing prosperity and health into your home or business, if more space is available in the tank then multiples of 9 are good. Three is another good number symbolising creativity, so three fish will maximise the creativity of those around them.  Gold coloured fish symbolise energy and good fortune while black fish symbolise protection and will absorb bad energy.  A ratio of one black fish and two gold would be the most ideal combination. 

As well as fish tanks, ponds are also relevant when taking into consideration number and colour of fish.

Also wood compliments the elements of water greatly as water symbolises old age and wood - birth.  This combination can be very beneficial so a wooden cabinet or wooden ornament for your tank, or decking for your pond is an excellent way to incorporate both wood and water together.

In feng shui  colours can also have great effect so decorate your aquarium in the your chosen  colour to bring the results you want. 

Blue; is a calming colour and can accentuate an area for contemplation or meditation like a library or study area.

Green; symbolises hope, vitality and a long life.  Also lush growth vegetation and annual rebirth are great for family areas.

Red; means truth and virtue and also wards off evil and is life affirming bringing luck, life, glory, power, and happiness. Good for the on show areas of ones home.

Purple; similar to red, and in combination with red and gold will bring wealth. Has an association with royalty

White; purity in a moral and spiritual sense and will maximise the childrens' area and creativity zones

Black; is a great colour for protection and will absorb any negative energy around.

Pink; as a combination of red and white it’s good for relationships and romance.

Yellow; symbolises authority and rank meaning tolerance and acceptance, honesty and trust will bring out the best in the centre or heart of your home.

Gold is great for attracting wealth and prosperity into your life so another good colour for the heart of your home.

An office aquarium needs to be in a prominent position for best results in busting free of those stress levels, along with a multitude of other additional benefits depending on how you set your tank up and where you choose to put it.  Having an aquarium in your home or office space can bring all kinds of benefits into your lives, wealth, happiness and prosperity are just a few of them.

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