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In the basement office, I have my desk against a west wall, facing east. Windows are to the north and south of me. Is this the best placement for success and happiness? Would a desktop water fountain help anything? Also, I heard the whole mirror thing is not true feng shui principle. Is that correct?

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Not much details to work on, but note that the placement of your desk mainly depends on your individual Kua number. You'd need to calculate that first of all before you can determine what is the best position for success and happiness.
However, placing an office in the basement is not a real great idea unless its a half basement which actuall has big windows and all. (you don't want to be at the 'bottom' of things)
Mirrors are like crystals. They are energizers of energy. Some schools of Feng Shui recognise crystals (therefore mirrors) as tools in Feng Shui, others don't.

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first the whole north, south, east and west thing is no good, because you lack a diagram of the whole house, your door facing - exact degree, your birthdate or that of the owner or breadwinner, the date the house is first used or had the last major renovation - which ever is more recent - data lacking.
fengshui is about precise measurement.
be careful with water fountains, because it can activate both good and bad energies. activate meaning it will make it real or manifest in the physical.
the whole mirror thing - depends on how you use it. but it is not a tool for the bedroom. it is usually used in ba guas for outside the house. fengshui practitioners who uses a lot of mirror surely do not know anything to use but mirrors.
there is no one fengshui principle. fengshui is a compilation of many concepts.
it all came from the concept of chi. then from here came the concept of yin and yang. then from here came the concept of the 8 trigrams, which make up the early heaven and later heaven ba guas. the from here came the 64 hexagrams. from these came all of the different concepts like xuan kong da gua, flying stars, 8 mansions, etc.
i know my answer is not answering your question, but you gave me an incomplete picture. i don't even know which part of the house is the office in relation to the center of the whole house - i just know that it is in the basement.
last, what do you mean regarding the whole mirror thing? what do you exactly know about the whole mirror thing? because there is no mirror thing in fengshui. it is just a tool to do some minor remedies, which to most fengshui practitioners is only temporary course of action. some fengshui masters do use the mirror to imprison ghost and spirits. another reason why i like to use other tools in place of the mirror.
regarding other tools, go to www.fengshuisos.com, i think master peter leung still has an article regarding other tools posted.

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It really depends if you want to the Feng Shui consultation to be the new age type (where everything is generalized, no calculations, etc) or the classical type (recognized individuality and solutions provided from calculations).
If you're using the traditional method, find out what your auspicious/inauspicious directions are which is dictated by your Kua number. To find your Kua Number and sectors, go here: http://www.smilingbamboo.com/feng-shui-kua/
Be careful of water element enhancers as well as crystals as they can amplify the good just as they can easily amplify the bad, so it's best to stay away from them.
The usage of mirrors in Feng Shui is new, but still fits into the traditional rulings of Feng Shui because of its reflective properties. Old ba guas had reflective brass to bounce off the harmful chi away from your home, so a reflective mirror does just the same (and is probably more reflective).

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I need a lot more information than what you have given to give a suggestion.
I have an article called "Are you correctly located and faced for prosperity?".
Please take a look at http://www.henryfong.com/article1.htm
It may help!

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