I call a weather vane a hook up to heaven. They are recommended in feng shui when there is a slope down behind the home, since a slope up is ideal. Up symbolizes support for the home, and a slope down symbolizes lack of support. That’s when the best solution is a weather vane. It moves, so it attracts notice, and it’s placed high up so the head moves upward to see it—that’s lifting energy. Weather vanes depicting things that fly are preferable to things that live under water, such as whales.
I recently had a client who wanted just the right weather vane, and she sent me lots of pictures—“How’s this one?” “How’s that one?” Well, her perseverance paid off. As soon as she showed me this weather vane with two birds sitting together, I said, “Look no further. It can’t get any better!”
She wanted a bird representation and all the other examples were of single birds. Since she and her husband live in the home, two birds made the most sense to me.
Almost all the other bird examples also had the problem of looking like they were impaled on a spear. Lovely birds, but they all looked like they had just been stabbed by the pole that held them aloft. This pair is perfectly perched. If you would like one yourself, it’s available at this Australian retailer. (I am not affiliated in any way with the retailer.)
One of the birds she showed me was a swan swimming on top of the water. I nixed that one because of the symbolism of “being under water” and its financial considerations.
Weather vanes should always be placed high on the roof, and in a place that is very noticeable as a person approaches the home.