Vaastu & Colours!
According to medical research, staring at aquariums brings peace and tranquillity to our mind. It is known to cure high blood pressure, stress and anxiety.
Before we get into the Vaastu aspects of a fish aquarium, let's first understand the symbolic importance of the elements within the fish aquarium:
Water inside the aquarium represents life. If the water inside the aquarium is moving by a pump or some other device, then it represents liveliness or a positive flow of energy in life.
The sound and motion of gurgling water activates 'chi' and adds humidity to a dry room, helping balance one's 'chi'.
If placed right and handled with care, it is believed to attract the energy of wealth and abundance.
As per Vaastu, it is best to place aquariums in the North, East and North-East areas of your living room. It is advised that the aquarium be kept only in the living room or drawing room and no other location inside the home.
Do not place the aquarium in the kitchen or bedroom as it is believed to cause food and sleep-related problems.
Colourful, attractive and active fish draw the attention of guests and they remain more focused on the aquarium. Any negative or evil energy they release is believed to be absorbed by the aquarium and it gets converted into positive energy. The number of fish in the aquarium is recommended to be nine. It is considered auspicious to keep a combination of dragon and gold fish.
Make sure that the aquarium is well aerated, clean, hygienic and serene, and uses water filters, water pumps or water circulating devices. Beautify the aquarium with the help of decorative stones and plants. Also, see to it that only one person feeds the fish regularly.
Now, before you enthusiastically run off to place your new aquarium or relocate your existing fish aquarium into your living room, we suggest you also take a look at our article on Feng Shui and aquariums to fully reap its benefits in your life: https://www.bergerpaints.com/colour-magazine/march/2017/colours-and-ancient-sciences/