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This is a "Good Example of Bad Feng Shui Entrance." There is a tree directly in alignment with the front door (although from this angle it's not obvious). The door is recessed down a long narrow walkway leaving both sides of the walkway trapped by the building on either side. There are no plants in the yard to attract or bring "good chi or energy" to this home. Although there are no weeds visible in this photo, they are starting in the mulch or bark area. The walkway to the home starts at the driveway next to the house - a very abrupt left turn leads you from the driveway to the LONG, STRAIGHT & NARROW walkway to the door. The excessive large rocks covering the land "weigh down" the energy of the front yard making the "good" energy want to leave this house in order to find good energy someplace else.

This is a “Good Example of a Bad Feng Shui Entrance.” There is a tree basically in direct alignment with the front door (although from this angle it’s not obvious). The door is recessed down a long narrow walkway leaving both sides of the walkway trapped by the building on either side. There are no plants in the yard to attract or bring “good chi or energy” to this home. Although there are no weeds visible in this photo, they are starting in the mulch or bark area. The walkway to the home starts at the driveway next to the house – a very abrupt left turn leads you from the driveway to the LONG, STRAIGHT & NARROW walkway to the door. The excessive large rocks covering the land “weigh down” the energy of the front yard making the “good” energy want to leave this house in order to find good energy someplace else along the street.

As I have mentioned many times before regarding Feng Shui, the entrance to your home is one of the most important features – if not the most important feature – to consider when looking for a home with Good Feng Shui. We want the front yard to be beautiful, colorful, full of life and vitality with healthy trees and shrubs, free of weeds, an inviting walkway to the front door, an easy-to-see-from-the-street front door and an overall “welcoming” vibe to it.

Other qualities we want are:

  • Meandering or curving walkways to the front door
  • Walkways that start at the street, not just from the driveway.
  • Have a door close to the front of the actual building, not tucked back from the front of the building.
  • No building stretching out in front of the door on either or both sides – to the left and right of the door.
  • The above blocks the GOOD Chi from finding the door and affects the occupants’ career options. One side blocks career options for men, the other for women.
  • Mature trees, but not in direct alignment with the front door and the street.
  • A cover over the doorway for protection from bad weather.
  • Equal amounts of the five elements.

The five elements are wood, fire, earth, metal and water. We want a balance of these elements in the natural world around us (as well as inside.)

  1. Wood = Green = Rectangles
  2. Fire = Red = Triangle
  3. Earth = Yellow = Square
  4. Metal = White = Circles or Half-circles
  5. Water = Blue or Black = Waves or Curves

Rate your front entrance using these criteria. For each one of the above qualities you have in your front yard and entrance to your home, subtract one from zero. Yes, you will have a negative number.

You’ll want to add at least one item that attracts “Good Feng Shui” for each negative item you have. Then start adding more items to create a positive number. A number around 9 or more will greatly improve the “good energy or chi” to bring you the Good Things in Life!

 

 

 

 

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