Hi! Welcome to fengshuiandprosper.com. I would like to take this opportunity to answer a very common question in new practitioners of Feng Shui. And this is with regards to the usage of wind chimes. In Flying Star feng shui, the stars that you want to suppress first and foremost is the number 2 illness star and also the number 5 misfortune star.
Now where these stars are concerned, if you leave them unchecked especially if it's an annual star, it can get pretty strong and depending on the layout of your house as well, it can bring about quite a bit of a negative shift in in the occupants’ lives. Especially if the main door just happens to be where the number 5 or the number 2 flies into for that year. Why are wind chimes used and why is there specific guidelines with regards to what kind of wind chimes you can use as well?
I do have a sample of a wind chime that I've hung quite a few in my own living area and I've recommended to my clients over and over again. This is the all-metal wind chime. And as you can see, it's got six rods - one, two, three here and then three more here and it's all metal.
Now why do we need six rods? The number 2 and the number 5, they're both Earth element stars and in order to suppress the earth, we need Metal energy to suppress that. And in Flying Star Feng Shui, Metal energy is represented by the number 6 and the number 7. 7 being small Metal and 6 being a big metal. Now in order to really suppress the number 2 and the 5 efficiently, we want to use big metal therefore we're looking at six rods.
Also something else that's really important is the sound of the wind chime itself. So if you ring this, I hope you can hear it, that the bell is really clear - it's crisp. You don't want a wind chime and trust your intuition on this - you don't want a wind chime that doesn't have a ring that is very clear. That I believe is pretty much the basic guidelines when it comes to using wing chime feng shui.