Tips for the ENTRANCE

Do

  • Do have a curving or slow-moving body of water in front of your House, this is considered auspicious. However, if the flow is rushing or is located behind your house, it will carry away your family’s prosperity.
  • Do sit in the corner farthest from the entrance to the room. This is the "command" position.
  • Do use full-height metal gates in the West to slow and obstruct the extreme yang energy of the afternoon sun. Use circular, semicircular, and arch designs in this direction as well.
  • Do use bells in the metal areas of W and NW or across from an entrance
  • Do plant flowers on both sides of a straight footpath if it runs directly from your front door to the street.This strategy will soften the straight line of negative sha energy by slowing it down.
  • Do place statues of dogs at your door for protection and to guard your prosperity.
  • Do arrange books so that anyone who enters your front door will see them first. This symbolizes knowledge and wisdom at the center of your home.
  • Do balance a water element on the left side of your front door (as you are looking out) with trees on the right.
  • Do place a statue of a wolf as a guardian outside your home, perhaps in the garage.
  • Do tie three bells with red ribbon and hang them on the inside doorknob of your main entrance to welcome prosperity into your home.
  • Do place a dog statue, for protection, near your front door.
  • Do put a curvy-designed metal gate or fence in the North.
  • Do place a large natural citrine, amethyst, or ametrine crystal on the outside corner of your desk, nearest to the entrance of your office.
  • Do use a wood door if the entrance to your home faces East, South-East, or South.
  • Do place an altar so that it faces the main entrance of your home. This provides protection and comfort to all who enter.
  • Do hang Chinese coins on the inside of your front door to welcome abundance in.
  • Do hang Chinese coins on the inside of your front door to welcome abundance in.
  • Do accessorize your home with plants that have rounded, not sharp or spiked, leaves or foliage.
  • Do use a solid wood or metal door at your main entrance. It will provide protection and support for your family
  • Do put statues of Eagles or Hawkes outside and away from your house for protection. Good locations are the bottom of a driveway or on eagh side of a gate.
  • Do paint your front door green.this colour represents health and will bring good luck to everyone in the household.
  • Do place a statue of a three lagged toad on the floor just inside your house, facing into the room as though entering. You can also put it in a cabnet, under chairs and under furniture or diagonally accross from your front entrance. this lucky toad symbolizes that money is on its way to you.
  • Do use a wood door if the entrance to your home faces the East, Southeast or South.
  • Do use a solid wood or metal door at your main entrance. It will provide protection and support for your family
  • Do use a black or gray metal gate in the North.
  • Do put a phoenix or pheasant, symbols of beauty, in the S area to attract fame and fortune.

Don't

  • Don't put an aquarium in or facing a bathroom or bedroom. This is considered unlucky and can result in loss of fortune.
  • Don't select designs with spikes or points for the tops of gates. Doing so will create negative sha energy.
  • Don't have your front door at the bottom of the stairs, as in the case of a basement apartment below street level. Negative energy flows and collects in the lower spots, just like drainage water.
  • Don't place a toad statue directly facing your front door or an altar; this means that money is on its way out the door.
  • Don't allow hedges or ivy to grow around or on your home. Obstructed views from inside the home will prevent the occupants from having a clear view of life.
  • Don't let your wealth leak out by hanging a coin on your back door! Coins hanging there represent wealth leaving.
  • Don't place the image of a phoenix next to the right side of your front door. You may be inviting "another woman" energy into your household.
  • Don't let your wealth leak out by hanging a coin on your back door! Coins hanging there represent wealth leaving.
  • Don't install a see-through glass door at home. It permits the beneficial chi and wealth to flow out.
  • Dont't place metal furntiture in an E room or on the E side of a room. The metal element will destroy the beneficial wood of this direction. Wood represents harmony, fortune, and good health.
  • Don't allow the trunk of a tree to face your front door. it will block out your view of the world outside and will obstruct benificial chi.
  • Don’t place a water feature, such as a fountain or a pond, on the right side (facing out the door) of your front yard. This might invite the “other woman” into your home as water activates the female yin energy.
  • Don't have your front door at the bottom of the stairs, as in the case of a basement apartment below strret level. Negative energy flows and collects in lower spots, just like drainage water.

In General

  • If you have experienced a lot of trouble and illness in the past year , do stop using your front door if it is facing the South-East until the 22nd. This is the direction of the Five Yellows, the most serious of the yearly Three Afflictions.
  • In Indian geomancy, called Vastu Vidya, the most auspicious house orientation is North-East to South-West. In Chinese feng shui, a front entrance facing North-East is the easiest way for the devil to enter your home, and South-West is considered the back door of the devil.
  • The main entrance of your home or office should not be directly in line with the rear exit door or a window. This creates what is called a "see-through" or "shotgun" effect, which channels chi straight through the building.
  • If a straight road, bridge, or tunnel is aimed directly at a front entrance, a solid wall and door will provide a strong barrier to the negative sha energy. Many old and modern Chinese homes have wall-high wooden screens positioned behind round moon gates, forcing both people and chi to move around them in order to enter.
  • Upon entering a home,residents and visitors should not see or face mirrors, a toilet, a wall, or a flight of stairs directed to the front door.
  • Stand at the front entrance of your home or office and look out. Evaluate what is in sight. A tree trunk, lamp,or architectural post right in front of your blocks your view of the world and prevents good chi from entering your home or office.
  • To slow the rush of negative sha chi, build a wavy or curved footpath leading from the curb to the front steps of your home.
  • A wide view from the front of your home is considered good feng shui. This is called the ming tang-literally, "bright hall"-and it allows beneficial chi to converge before it flows into the buildihg.
  • The positions of doors and windows can regulate the flow of energy. Two doors should not line up and face each other across a hallway.
  • The Chinese believe that illness enters the body through the front door. The bathroom, which represents waste and germs, should not be located near or across from the main entrance, where positive energy enters the home.
  • When you find feathers, hang them near your front door. These feathers represent protection for you and your family. If your feathes blow away, try to find others to replace them.
  • Beginning on this date in China, the Little Cold follows the Great Snow, when heavy snow covers the mountains-even in the southern areas-and lasts until the winter solstice.
  • In a business, do put your altar in a high location and facing the main entrance.
  • If the main entrance to your home faces North West, use another door, whenever possible, until the Year of the Dog begins on January 29, 2006.
  • If your front door faces South, do plant a matching set of red flowers on each side of the entryway. This protects your family.
  • In feng shui, the main entrance to a home is called "the mouth of chi".
  • In a business, do put your altar in a high location and facing the main entrance.
  • If you're remodeling, don't have the stairs lead directly toward a bathroom or main entrance door of your home.
  • Feng shui holds that fresh air and clean water are essential for human survival. Slow-moving water on a road with moderate vehicular traffic passing by your front door symbolizes good fortune coming to your household.
  • In Indian geomancy, called Vastu Vidya, the most auspicious house orientation is NE-SW. In Chinese feng shui, the front entrance facing NE is the easiest was for the devil to enter your home, and SW is considered the back door of the devil.