The number of pipes or tubes or rods that a wind chime has can be odd or even. In Feng Shui, the odd numbers represent Yang or male energy whereas the even numbers stand for Yin or female energy. You can choose the number of rods according to the type of energy you want in your house.
- If you want prosperity, achievement, and attainment energies, they are contained in the numbers three and multiples of three such as six, nine and so on.
- Four serves as a solid base and stands for security.
- Five represents all five elements and reflects positive and dynamic transformation.
- Seven is representative of deeper self-knowledge.
- Eight represents prosperous development, performance, and continuing abundance.
Moreover, wind chimes became modernized around 1100 C.E. after the Chinese began to cast bells.
A bell without a clapper known as a yong-zhong was crafted by skilled metal artisans and used mainly in religious ceremonies. Afterwards, the Chinese created the feng-ling, which is similar to today's modern wind bell. Feng-lings were hung from shrines and pagodas and they helped ward off evil spirits and attracted benevolent ones instead. Today, wind chimes remain popular in Eastern culture and are frequently used to maximize the flow of chi, or life's energy. Today, you can find handcrafted bell chimes that double up as a beautiful home decoration that also attracts positive vibrations into the home. The number of bells depends on the design but in general there are quite a lot of bells that chime in unison when driven by the wind and produce a sound that is very pleasant to the ears.
Also, wind chimes remain rooted in tradition and represent a thoughtful choice when given to someone. For example, Sympathy wind chimes can be a thoughtful gift for a grieving loved one as they help in evoking feelings of peace and well-being. Wind chimes can be a gentle memorial gift for a lost friend, family or pet. Finally, wind chimes attract positive energy and draw in peace, harmony and good luck into any house. They are significant in both Feng Shui and Vastu Shastra and remain a good gifting choice for friends and family.
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