Feng Shui and Back Doors

If your front door is not your main (most used) entry door, be sure to make it STUNNING. (Side note: This home is on the right track, but a half-circle doormat is never to be used outside of a home—it symbolizes your money flowing away.)

Back doors are rather essential in feng shui—they let energy circulate. Houses or apartments without a back door run the risk of having energy stagnate in the home. They benefit from a yang decorating style—sparse, yet good, design. Windows that can open make a huge difference in circulating energy in homes that don’t have a back door (or side door).

The most essential point to remember about back entrances is: Don’t use your back door as your front door—your main entrance door. When you arrive home, come in through your official front door. For many people, that’s not a choice at all—there’s one, and only one, entrance door. But in free-standing homes, there’s usually a back door. And in many of those homes, the back door (or side door) is designed to be the entrance door of those who live there. Pity that! If that’s your situation, try to use your official front door more than 50% of the time. If no can do, at least make your main entrance door charming—and at the same time keep the official front door area stunning.

If you use another (non-front door) as your primary door, make it CHARMING. (That’s different from stunning.)

There’s a big difference between those two words: stunning and charming. The more charming your side door becomes, the more stunning your official front must become. A side door (or back door) must never compete (in visual appeal) with the front door.

It’s not so bad a situation when the official front door and the main entrance door are in the same orientation. (And it’s good if the main entrance door is in the garage or carport and is not very visible when approaching the home.) Then you still have one powerful bagua map that can be applied to the home. But if the main entrance door is on a side wall or (heaven forbid) the back wall of the house, you are likely to have bit of a tough time applying the bagua map correctly. You might consider only applying the bagua map to individual rooms of the home—rooms that have only one entrance door (such as most bedrooms).

This is a big feng shui no-no. Hang a crystal somewhere between these two doors to prevent the energy coming in through the front door from shooting straight out the back door.

Back doors that are in a direct line with the front door (and are in your direct view when you enter the home) let energy out too quickly. The easiest fix for most people is to hang a crystal from the ceiling, between the two doors, and say out loud, “The purpose of this crystal is to keep energy in the home.” (Crystals always represent dispersing energy in feng shui, so the energy from the front door is being symbolically dispersed into the home, rather than zipping right out the back door.)

 

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Feng Shui and Back Doors

  1. Kim says:

    Hi
    I just recently came across your site as I was looking for info on water fountains and using a mirror to reflect the flow back in the home and voila there it was so thanks for that. So my question has to do with when I open my front door there is a hall closet on the left hand side basically filling in almost half the view. The only Feng shui cure I can come up with is maybe putting a poster with a faraway perspective to open it up?? What is your thought on it?!?
    Thanks for your wonderful articles!

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  2. clearenglebert says:

    It seems to me that you’ve got a “split view” caused by a “brick wall”. And, yes, the picture with perspective is a good cure. For good measure, I’d recommend that a coin-size mirror be put on the wall behind the picture. The shiny part of the mirror should shine toward the door (but it won’t be seen because it’s behind the picture). Say out loud (when placing the mirror), “The wall is gone—the mirror has erased it.” or words to that effect.

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