THE Feng Shui DETECTIVE
Feng Shui and Your Front Door
By: Catherine Brophy
Defining feng shui is difficult. To a large degree it is intangible and invisible. Simply put, feng shui is a practical way of aligning people in their environments, in a way that not only eliminates obstacles, but also enhances opportunities and good fortune. This holds true whether you have one or many homes, offices, buildings, etc., because everything that is yours affects you. Everyone has some intrinsic sense of space – you just know when a place feels good and when it doesn’t, and that feeling begins at the front door.
Here are some helpful tips regarding your front door:
- Your front door should be clearly marked with your house or apartment number.
- If you live in a home with more than one door, your front door should be the most prominent.
- It should open fully with no obstruction.
- According to feng shui, the first thing you see when you enter your home relates to your money. Fresh flowers represent wealth, so they are great for the entry. Try some yellow tulips (a color said to attract money).
- Everything around your front door and inside your entryway should work well and look attractive. Likewise, all stairways and floors should feel solid underfoot. With everything working well, your home, and you, will feel more secure.
- Your front entry should make you happy to be home and if it doesn’t, experiment and see what you can change.
With the new year coming up, it’s a great time to renew your attention to detail in your entry!