A reader asked the question: ” I am trying to figure out the “feng shui areas” of my house with the bagua map but I am having a hard time because I use the back door as often as the front door to enter the house. Which one is the feng shui front door?”
I hate to be creating mass generalizations but I like to pull examples not just from the “written word” of feng shui but from many years of observing my clients, friends and family, so please indulge me here. A home that you enter equally from two separate doors tends to be a very energy-diffused space that reflects confusion, a lack of stability and all sorts of other conditions that you would not want to be a part of your life.
The issue is not about which door you choose. For years, my best friend in Jersey used her garage as the main entrance to the house, even though there are two other very clearly marked ways to enter. The garage has “become” the main entrance way, and that is perfectly fine.
What is not fine is that if you are coming and going through two different sets of doors all of the time, your home has no “mouth” so to speak. Although theoretically you could set up a “welcoming” entranceway in both ends of the home, there is no real orientation to experience space. I am truly not a fan.
I’m not saying that bad luck will descend upon you if you use an alternate door to enter your home from time to time, but clearly designating one door as official and using it consistently will create consistency… and that is an exceptionally good thing!
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Always, I love hearing from you! xoxo Dana