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Feng Shui and Wind Chimes

Updated on July 6, 2015
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Why Are Wind Chimes Used In Feng Shui

Wind chimes are frequently used as a popular feng shui cure since it not only helps to get rid of negative energy but also:

  • Has the ability to help balance the energy in a particular area.
  • Helps to slow down fast moving energy.
  • Enables energy which is stagnated to flow freely and be distributed evenly.


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Sound of Wind Chimes

Wind Chimes have been used since ancient times to bring calm to the mind and body from the vibrating sound it makes whenever the wind or breeze passes through it.

Sounds around us have a huge impact on our lives. We are constantly surrounded by sounds in our day to day life. Some can be harmful to us especially if it brings disharmony and constant restlessness into our lives. Using a wind chime can help to block noise that’s responsible for this to a certain extent

Wind chimes are a must if you have neighbors living right near you. Using the right wind chime can actually reverse bad energy emitted your way from the noise your neighbors make.

Metal Wind Chimes

Wind chimes made of metal (copper, aluminum, steel, brass and bronze) symbolize the metal element in feng shui.

Therefore it should be hung in the area of the home which comes under the metal element in the feng shui Baqua map.

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Baqua Map

A Bagua map is a chart which displays: 9 areas (8 directions and a center), colors, the feng shui five elements (wood, fire, earth, metal and water) and the different positions in one’s life (fame, marriage, wealth, etc).

It’s used similar to a compass when one wants to find the best direction in a home or business to place objects used in feng shui.

Bamboo Wind Chimes

Bamboo is another material wind chimes are made of.

Since bamboo represents the wood element its best to hang a bamboo wind chime in the area of the home linked to the wood element.

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Porcelain & Clay Wind Chimes

If you happen to purchase a wind chime made of porcelain or clay, place it in the area of your home which represents the earth element.

Porcelain and clay is linked to the earth element.

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Wind Chime Directions

Popular directions wind chimes made of metal are hung are in the West, Northwest and North areas.

The East, Southeast, and South directions are popular areas wind chimes made of bamboo or wood are hung.

Wind chimes made of porcelain or clay are usually hung in the Center, Southwest, Northeast, East and Southeast directions since these areas are linked to the earth and wood elements on a Baqua map.

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Chi Lin wind chime

Wind chimes having symbols play a significant role in determining the type of energy it can usher in to a place.

For example the Chi Lin wind chime which has 6 rods is a wind chime commonly used for protection since the energy it gives out is believed to shield and protect an area from harm.

Mystic Knot Wind Chime

The Mystic Knot wind chime is said to usher in large amounts of energy linked to wealth, prosperity, luck and protection.

Wind Chimes with Buddha Symbol

The Northeast area of a home according to the Baqua map is linked to ‘spiritual growth.’ Hanging a wind chime having a Buddha symbol in the Northeast area is believed to bring forth energy linked to spiritual well being.

Clay Wind Chime

The clay wind chime with two hearts is said to be ideal for the ‘Love and Marriage' area of one’s home since it can help create energy linked to romance.

The Love and Marriage area of a home is located in the Southwest area according to the Baqua map since this is the area connected to love, relationships, marriage and romance.

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Number of Rods in a Wind Chime

5, 6 and 8 are the popular number of rods found in wind chimes used in feng shui.

A wind chime consisting of five rods is said to help in blocking out and restraining negative energy.

A wind chime having 6 or 8 rods is claimed to help boost and multiply the good energy which is flowing towards the home.

Some feng shui practitioners advice against placing wind chimes above areas where one sleeps, eats, works or sits since the sounds made from the instrument may cause distractions and effect one in a ‘negative way.’

© 2012 Suranee Perera

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