A suncatcher or light catcher is a small, reflective glass or crystal that is hung indoors or outdoors to “catch the light” from a nearby source. A suncatcher is like the optical equivalent of a wind chime.
Some designs are simple and abstract with perhaps some mobile-like chained elements, while more complex designs often evoke flora or fauna. Many designs combine suncatchers with wind chimes. I prefer to put mine inside big jars with water and lose myself on their reflections.
It is believed that suncatchers were first made by the Southwestern Native Americans
When the sun shines in at just the right angle, bits of rainbow light will suddenly appear around your apartment and you will feel weirdly happy, despite the fact that it’s probably colder than you’d like outside and you’ve got a deadline looming. In this current crazy world we live in, a sun catcher isn’t a want, it’s a need.
Color crystals represent the seven Chakras, or major energetic centers in the body, which together define the body’s energy system from crown to base.
Violet – Seventh Chakra crown, top of the head. Spiritual connection and mastery focuses energy and lessens distraction. For inspiration and wisdom.
Indigo – Sixth Chakra, third eye, between the eyes. Clear sight, intuition, and integrity increase positive thinking and feelings of hope. For creativity and concentration.
Blue – Fifth Chakra, throat, Expression, communication, and power to manifest, energizes, refreshes, and lessens feelings of stagnation. For expressing truth, establishing loyalty, and sharing knowledge.
Green – Fourth Chakra, heart. Unconditional love, compassion, forgiveness, and intimacy, to lessen feelings of isolation For being centered, finding peace and balance.
Yellow- Third Chakra, solar plexus. Will self-identify and, commitment, increase self-understanding, and lessens confusion. For confidence, warmth, and humor.
Orange Second Chakra, belly just below the navel. Sensuality, emotion, and creativity increase feelings of self-worth and esteem. For tolerance and adapting to new ideas.
Red First Chakra, the base of the spine. To be grounded increases feelings of trust and a sense of belonging. For courage and the power to create.