Feng Shui Your Front Entrance
Did you know that there is a way to let luck enter your home - literally?
This is done through Feng Shui, a form of Chinese geomancy which uses energy forces to harmonize individuals with their surrounding environment.
Feng shui considers the front door as well as the entryway (or foyer) of your home the “mouth of chi” from which all opportunities flow into your lives.
Here are some ways to ensure that your front door has enough feng shui to welcome good fortune into your home.
- Size matters. Make sure that the size of your front door is proportionate to your house. The front door should also be larger than other doors inside the house. This makes sure that the energy is able to move inside the front door freely and can circulate throughout the house. If the entrance is too small, the energy could get stuck on the doorstep.
- Open inwards. Your front door should open inwards is inviting and pulls in the chi energy. Also, the door must open completely and easily. Get rid of anything behind the door that can prevent you from opening it fully. If your front door does not fully open, your energy is stagnant and opportunities may not open up for you.
- Avoid Poison Arrows. Poison arrows are negative energy sources that come from anything sharp pointing towards your main door or your home. These can come in the form of T-intersections where a road ends directly in front of your house, or a triangle, roofline or sharp corners of walls or furniture. Deflect the negative energy from these poison arrows by erecting some type of barrier like trees, mirrors, windchimes or stones to stop or handle the energy.
- Five Elements. Critical to space’s good feng shui is the presence of its 5 elements - water, fire, earth, metal, and wood. When all 5 are represented in the entryway, a sense of balance and well-being will envelop the area. Fill your home with tree branches or wooden shelves to represent wood; candles for fire; gorgeous stones or crystals for the earth; candleholders for metal and a small indoor fountain for water.
- Get rid of clutter. When a front door can’t fully open because something is blocking it or if a person can’t safely enter your space even when the door is open, then the same goes for the positive chi trying to get in. It disrupts the flow of energy. Remove all clutter like shoes, coats, umbrellas, and bags. Try to provide shoe storage or a closet by the front door as well as hangers or hooks. Also, put up catchalls for your keys and mail.
There are a lot of other things that need to be considered in order to improve the feng shui of your front door. That’s why it’s best to get the opinion of an expert. In fact, it would be even better if he is able to feng shui your entire home. But always remember that although it’s good to try to bring in luck, sometimes, we simply have to do things on our own to make things happen.