What is a Feng Shui wind chime? Why is it frequently associated with the practice of Feng Shui?
In the study of Feng Shui, qi approaches a property from many directions. These qi have qualities that are similar to the elements of metal, wood, water, fire and earth.
In the Xuan Kong Flying Star system of Feng Shui, these qi are represented by nine numbers from 1 to 9. In this system, the qi of 2 and 5 are inauspicious and belong to the element of earth.
The combination of 2 and 5 is highly inauspicious and we would normally advise our clients not to use that area or reduce movement in that area as much as possible.
But what if we must use that sector?
In the cycles of the Five Elements, earth produces metal. Another way to look at it is earth is exhausted in the process of producing metal. Therefore by introducing metal into the sector, the inauspicious earth qi is exhausted and weaken considerably.
Many Feng Shui consultant use the metal wind chime for this purpose and as a result is called a Feng Shui Wind Chime. Actually you can also place a copper vase in that sector to serve the same purpose. However many practitioners prefer the wind chime because it creates a metallic sound when exposed to the wind and strengthens the effect.
Does the number of rods matter? In my opinion, it does not matter. A metal is a metal whether is comes with 3 or 15 rods and it will still be effective in exhausting the inauspicious earth energies. However the 6 rod wind chime is often prescribed because the number 6 represents ‘Big Metal’ and it thought to be more effective.
Please note that wind chime made from material other than metal for example bamboo will not be effective as a cure. Therefore a Feng Shui wind chime for this purpose is always made of metal.