27 March 2008
Feng Shui is a Chinese philosophy which asks us to bring positive Chi Energy into our rooms through sunlight. Lightscapes and suncatchers change the quality of light entering a room so possibly add to its Chi energy. I have no idea whether there is empirical evidence that this is so but owning a suncatcher with a crystal in is not illegal, immoral, and it won't make you fat. If you like looking at patches of coloured light then the chances are that doing it will make you feel happy.
Here you can see how the octagonal swarovski crystal casts 8 little rainbows behind it.
To quote Joni Mitchell, who I much admire:
Woke up, it was a chelsea morning, and the first thing that I saw
Was the sun through yellow curtains, and a rainbow on the wall
Blue, red, green and gold to welcome you, crimson crystal beads to beckon. Won't you stay, we'll put on a day, there's a sun show every second.