Feng Shui Koi Fish Paintings
I decided I wanted to paint a Feng Shui Koi Fish painting as I knew that Koi Fish are a symbol for positive energy and abundance, but I found out so much more about the specific colours and history of these beautiful fish.
Why Are Koi Fish Used in Feng Shui Art?
A Koi fish painting is an important Feng Shui cure as it attracts positive forces and numerous beneficial outcomes into your home and workplace.
Why Do They Have So Many Different Positive Associations?
Koi fish have a powerful and energetic life force and are able to swim against currents and travel upstream. This is why they are associated with; Good Fortune, Success, Courage and Determination.
Fish provide sustenance or nourishment and so are associated with Health, Wealth, and Prosperity.
They are also able to reproduce quickly in quite large quantities and so associated with Abundance.
In Japan Koi are seen as a symbol of good fortune, friendship and love and the word
'koi' comes from Japanese meaning 'carp'. Within the Buddhist religion they symbolize courage.
The words for abundance and fish are pronounced the same in the Chinese language
'yu'. Because of this the fish is considered to be the symbol of Wealth in Chinese culture.
In China the symbolic meanings of Koi fish are also believed to stem from the Legend of the Dragon which recognises the Koi for its bravery and strength.