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What does a wind chime symbolize?

A wind chime is a decorative arrangement/percussion instrument made of small pieces of glass, metal, or shell which are suspended from a frame. It is typically hung near a door or window and makes a tinkling sound in the draught.

Wind chimes originated in China around 1100 BC making their way into Europe and America over time. They are now hung by Feng Shui and Vastu believers all around the world.

According to Feng Shui, the correct selection and placement of wind chimes at home is known to balance the five elements of nature – wood, fire, earth, metal and water and attracts positive energy or “CHI” by diffusing negative energies by replacing them with new and healthy energies.

Thus, wind chimes symbolize good luck and positive energy. They are an audio mechanism to remove stuck energies and correct the energy flow within the house. They also lend beauty to home decor.

In Vastu, wind chimes have a similar function. They correct a Vastu fault by purifying and enhancing positive energies within a certain space.

What are wind chimes good for?

Wind Chimes have been used by people over the centuries. In ancient China, where they originated, they were used to ward off evil spirits and attract good spirits to any space. In Asia, where their use quickly spread, they were believed to be a symbol of good fortune. Today, in Asia, they have taken on new meanings and are used to boost energy levels or life force. Across the world, the sound of a Wind Chime is deemed to be sacred. It is very soothing to the ears and has a calming effect on the mind, which reduces stress and anxiety. If you’re thinking of adding some tranquility to your home, consider hanging a set of wind chimes to your room or garden.

Which wind chime is best for home?

Wind chimes are made from metal (aluminum, steel and brass), wood (usually bamboo) and ceramic. Their effect depends on the type of metal and the placement. Metal chimes enhance mental clarity and freshness. They bring success and good luck. When placed in the western corner of the house, metal wind chimes invite creativity and foster children’s well-being. If placed in the northwest, they protect travelers from harm and attract helpful people to the family that hangs these chimes.

Wooden wind chimes are ideally placed in the south, east, or southeast. When placed in the east, bamboo or wood rods strengthen health, growth and family. If they are placed in the southeast, they can attract wealth. Bamboo has a gentle clacking sound that deflects bad energy and brings tranquility and a sense of security and well-being. Wood chimes symbolize a summation of good health, vitality, growth, wealth and gratitude.

Wind chimes made with clay or porcelain have in them elements of the earth. In Feng Shui, they are best placed in the southwest, northeast, southeast and in center of a home or office.

Ceramic wind chimes when placed in the northeast bring knowledge and good luck. In the southwest, they invite love and romance. When placed in the center, they bring forth good health and good luck.


Wind chimes have two main benefits. The sounds produced by wind chimes are non harmony sounds that have a calming effect on the mind. These sounds can greatly aid meditation, reduce stress and promote relaxation. They have a healing effect on the mind. They bring feelings of inner peace and a sense of overall balance and well-being. Moreover, in some Oriental schools of thought, wind chimes are supposed to create Zen energy attracting peaceful spirits while driving away the evil ones. They create a positive aura in the particular space in which they are placed dispelling the negative energies. Wind Chimes also enhance the aesthetics of a home adding colors and variety to your decor.


According to the principles of Feng Shui, a wind chime, installed in the north-western or western corner of the house can drive away bad luck.


The unusual sounds of the wind chimes may scare away the birds for the first few times, but it’s more likely that as they get used to the sounds of the wind chimes, they will eventually return.


Be it a birthday, anniversary, Mother’s Day, Christmas, or a housewarming , every time the wind blows, the person will remember you. That in itself makes wind chimes an ideal gifting idea. Wind Chimes can accent your garden, or patio, or even be hung indoors. Wind Chimes in the kitchen can add new joy to your chores. LED wind chimes in the garden can create your very own evening wonderland resplendent in radiant colors, that leave your guests delighted and happy.


If you’re buying traditional wind chimes, remember that wind chimes with many tubes can combine more sounds to create different harmonies, while wind chimes with fewer tubes have a smaller range of well-tuned sound. On the other hand, you can also buy our solar powered LED wind chimes. They come in a variety of designs shining beautifully to transform your outdoor spaces in radiant colors.

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