Metal wind chimes are generally best if your intention is to call in the metal energy qualities like precision, communication, or organization. Look for wind chimes with hollow cylinders as well.
Many people wonder why wind chimes are often used for feng shui adjustments. Two of the main reasons wind chimes are used are because they create sound energy vibrations and bring in the metal element.
First, sound is one way that feng shui practitioners shift the energy of a space. A wind chime can even be used as a space clearing tool to remove negative energy and welcome in new, positive energy. You probably have an intuitive understanding of this; think about how different it feels to be in a silent room, a room with a vacuum going, or the same room with soft music playing. When a wind chime creates sound vibrations, they move through the spaces and objects to shift the energy. Metal wind chimes are especially effective at cutting through any stagnant qi.
The second reason is to bring in the metal element. Metal wind chimes are an easy and beautiful way to add the metal element to your space. Metal element represents clarity, efficiency, and joy. If your intention is to call in these metal element qualities, look for a metal wind chime. Metal is also connected to speech and being able to articulate yourself, so a metal wind chime can help activate an intention to speak up for yourself or communicate more clearly.
Wind chimes are among the most delightful feng shui cures and enhancements. They tap into the ancient Chinese deification of sound; many thousands of years ago only members of the royal family and visiting dignitaries were permitted the celestial luxury of musical entertainment using chimes and bells. That sacred energy translates to the unspoken power of the chime to capture the wind, harness its potency, and place it in the service of a higher good: your pleasure, prosperity, and good fortune.