Home harmonisers and their origins
Wind mobiles are also known as home harmonisers, angel
callers or even spirit scarers. They help us to create a relaxing atmosphere
due to the sounds they emit when they are shaken by the wind. They are a great
decorative element according to Feng Shui, but their origin and complex
tradition will surprise you.
They were very common objects of the Sioux Indians, even
considered magical objects that they placed around their settlements with the
intention of protecting the village from bad energies. They were the first to
commercialise this object.
There are archaeological researches that place the existence
of these curious objects in more than 1000 years ago; they were made with
animal bones. They are of oriental origin and their influence nowadays has come
through currents such as Feng Shui.
There is a great diversity of harmonizers, since depending
on the material they emit some sounds or others. You can find wind mobiles made
of wood, metal, bamboo, shells and even glass. Also, the figures they have will
connote different meanings that we will see below.
- Elephant: symbolises the connection between the divine and
the spiritual, it is a very important figure in Asian culture.
- Owl: symbolizes wisdom, knowledge, fortune and beauty.
- Tree of life: symbol loaded with positive connotations,
such as the cycle of life, spiritual growth, connection with the environment
and much more.
- Hand of Fatima: symbolises strength, protection, power and
- Buddha: symbolises harmony, wealth and prosperity.
- Sun: is our source of light and energy, symbolising
- Moon: symbolises the beginning of a new cycle associated
with love and fertility.
- Stars: is a symbol of aspiration associated with personal
goals and achievements.
Last but not least, it is important to decide in which
corner of your house you are going to place it. You can place them both inside
and outside your home, just hang them somewhere with a certain current and let
the breeze of the wind release its magic.