4 ways to improve the Feng Shui of your front door

Our main entrance affects the energy of our home. Here are four simple Feng Shui techniques to optimise your front door for harmony.

By: The College of Psychic Studies.   Posted

In Feng Shui, the front of our home can be compared to our face, with the front door being the mouth. It's important to pay attention to this crucial element, as it can deeply affect the energy of the space within. Here are four tips to optimise the Feng Shui of your front door for a harmonious home.

Access issues

A Feng Shui consultant would first look at the access to your front door. Straight lines leading directly to the front door should be avoided. A path, access corridor or stairs should not direct us straight to the door like an arrow or a bullet shot from a gun. The approach should meander, or curve towards the entrance. This prevents direct attacks from angular energy.

Keep your doorway clear

According to Feng Shui, an unobstructed front door is important for a happy, healthy home. A decorative rockery at the front of the house may look attractive, but it blocks up the mouth of the home. Similarly, an entranceway cluttered with objects or equipment is inauspicious. The ideal for the front of the house is clear space, such as a carefully tended lawn. This allows for a smooth flow of energy.

To plant or not to plant?

Two of the same plants, shrubs or bushes on either side of the front door is reminiscent of the candles that burn on either side of memorials to the dead. This positioning should be avoided. One bush on its own at the side of the front door, or two bushes at different heights, is fine.

The rule of one

Feng Shui also considers the number of entrances in our home. We should have just one front door. If your home has more than one front door, it is akin to someone with two mouths – confused and unreliable at best, argumentative at worst. This principle applies to double staircases in the entrance hall, too. According to Feng Shui, two staircases, while they may look grand, is like having two tongues – a recipe for constant argument and discord.

These tips are from Master Lam Kam Chuen's The Feng Shui Handbook: How to Create a Healthier Living and Working Environment (Gaia Books, 1995), a copy of which is in our library. Sign up to our newsletter for updates.

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