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.
With so many to choose, which fish should you use as a feng shui cure for your home or office?
The symbology of fish, in general, is closely associated with the energy of water. The mysterious, the unknown, the bringer of life—all these (and more) are associations with the power of the water element. Feng shui adds the dimension of prosperity and abundance to the meaning of water. While widely used in many feng shui cures for wealth, water as a symbol of abundance is not unique to feng shui, but rather common to any culture, especially an agriculture-based society.
Water is a life-giver, thus a symbol of continuous abundance. The fish would be a giver of sustenance or nourishment; this is why it is associated with health, wealth, and prosperity.
Throughout history, many cultures have celebrated the symbol of fish—from Greek and Roman mythology to world religions like Hinduism, Buddhism, and Christianity.
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 like it, then its energy will not work as a good feng shui cure for you.