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Feng Shui Your Doorways for Wealth and Health

A good feng shui front door nourishes your house

The front door is called 'the mouth' of the chi energy that enters your home, office or workplaceHere's how to balance, harmonize and invite auspicious energy into your home and life

The opening of your front door

1. A Front door opens inwards not outwards
A front door opening inwards is welcoming, or pulling in the Chi-energy, instead of pushing it away. If the door opens outwards, change the position of the hinges. The front door opening outwards can spoil the feng shui of the entire house.

2. A good front door open into a wide space not cramped space
Does your front door open completely and easily, or is it blocked because you store things behind it? Dustbins, crackled old pots or dying plants donot invite wealth-chi into the home. In fact, it will destroy the feng shui of the entire house.

When your front door does not open fully, your energy is stagnant and opportunities may not "open" for you. Remove objects from behind your front door and watch your future prospects open as well. 

3. Does your front door open to a small foyer?
If so, it most likely has a wall opposite the front door, and this blocks energy flow. When the inside foyer space is too small, hang a bright light above the door. Keep the light turned on for at least three hours each day.

You can use a mirror to visually enlarge the foyer space, but position it so that it doesn’t directly face the door. Placing an striking and eye catchy mirror at the doorway is a lovely way to greeting the energy. However don't place mirror directly opposite to the front door or it will push the benevolent wealth  energy out of your home.

Your front door is the doorway to wealth – make it look that way

1. A good feng shui front door should not be too big or too small
Many a times you will notice 2 or 3 storied homes with little front doors that should have been adequate when the home was small, 1 storied. Make sure that the energy moves inside the front door freely, and doesn’t get stuck on the doorstep because the entrance place is too small to allow in enough energy to circulate throughout the house.

An entry that is too big in proportion to the home will invite in more energy than is needed. This can overwhelm the space within.

If you feel your door is too small and it does not allow enough Chi to enter the home, then place a mirror on both side of the door.

2. A good feng shui front door must be the grandest looking door in the house
That means no weird looking, idle nail round the door edge, no rust on doorknobs, no dried flowers, vines or old garlands on the front door. Your front door must be made of solid wood not glass. And it has to be larger than the other doors in your home. 

3. A good feng shui front door should be at least high enough
The tallest member of the household to walk through without difficulty. There should be some distance between the door and the ceiling. A house with a low ceiling, with the top of the door touching the ceiling, will exerts pressure on the chi that passes through the door and does not augur well for family fortune.

DIRECTION and COLORS of your front (main) door

In Fengshui, each compass direction has its own properties, colours, shapes and Fengshui Element      

PLACEMENT of your Feng Shui Front door

Is Your Entrance Visible?

If you happen to live in an apartment or condo and have to make your way through dark hallways in order to get to your front door, then make sure that between the entrance to the building and your front door there is a clear pathway.

If you can, put a few plants along the corridor leading to your front door. If that is not possible, then perhaps you can put one or two outside your own front door, so that your energy is lifted when you see your home.

Ideally, you want your front door to be facing the street so that energy and opportunities can easily come off the road and to your door. However, if you don't have that luxury and your front door is hidden on the side of your home, then you can always put lights, plants or some cute flags all the way from the street to the front door

Your goal is to direct the energy to your "hidden front door

Is your main door hit by 'poison arrows'?

Poison arrows can come towards your front door in the form of triangle roof line from an opposite neighbour, or it could be the edge of a building, steps leading up or down, lamp post, cemetery or high rise tower

'Poison arrows' can attack the front door in the form of pillar, spiral staircase, wall mirrors, wall edge or toilet doors, too!

To overcome poison arrows you need to use the exhaustive cycle of element

Poison Arrow Coming From




Water or Earth

Fountain or Crystal


Earth or Wood

Crystal or Plant

East or Southeast

Metal or Fire

Windchime or Light

West or Northwest

Fire or Water

Light or Fountain

Southwest or Northeast

Wood or Metal

Plant or Windchime

Some traditional fengshui front door 'cures' for auspicious energy to enter your home 

  1. Hang an auspicious painting such as a painting or photograph of a one hundred birds near the door (one hundred birds is particularly excellent as (according to ancient Fengshui principles) it symbolises a hundred opportunities coming your way

  2. Place a water feature somewhere near the front door directly in front, either outside or inside - this is said to attract prosperity and income luck

  3. Place good fortune plants on either side of the main door (round leaves like a money plant)

  4. Display a pair of Fu dogs to protect against negative energy harm to the house

  5. It is good to place double dragons just inside the door

  6. You can bury three old coins, tied together with red thread, under the ground or rug inside the main door

  7. Altars that directly face either the main door or door into the family or living room are deemed to be auspicious.


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