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Feng Shui or Vastu Shastra: FRONT DOOR

How similar are the front door guidelines in feng shui and vastu shastra?

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The design of the front door is very important in both feng shui and vastu shastra , as it is through the main door that the dwelling absorbs most of its Chi, or Universal energy nourishment.

BEST DIRECTIONS:
Since ancient times the most auspicious direction for the front door - according to traditional feng shui - was considered to be South. This is why red color is often admired as the best feng shui color for the main door, as red is the color of the South fire element.

In vastu shastra, North and East are considered to be the best directions. According to vastu shastra consultants, in order to find the best location for the front door, divide the house into nine parts and place the door in the fourth section of the house.

GENERAL GUIDELINES:
Even though the info on the best directions for the front door is contradictory (some of it can be explained by different topographic conditions in China and India), both feng shui and vastu shastra agree on what creates a good energy front door.

  • No obstructions in front of the door
  • No direct doors alignment
  • No rusty hardware, peeling off paint, etc
  • No wall facing the front door upon entry
  • No bathroom over the front door
  • A door on the same, or higher level than the street level, etc.
Below are some feng shui tips for your front door:

How To Choose The Best Color for Your Front Door
Find out how to choose best energy color for your front door.

How Do You Determine Which Door is Your Front Door?
If you have several doors that look like a front door, or if you use the back door more than the front door, this info is for you.

What Makes a Strong Front Door in Feng Shui?
Learn how to create a strong feng shui front door.

Tips for Good Feng Shui In Your Main Entry
You need a strong main entry to support a strong front door.

How To Remedy the Bad Feng Shui of A Bathroom Above the Front Door
Easy tips to improve this potentially bad feng shui.

What To Do If You Have a Wall Facing the Front Door
You need to remedy this feng shui blockage of energy.

Feng Shui Tips for A Staircase Facing the Front Door
Simple tips to balance the energy of a home with the staircase near the door.

How To Remedy the Front Door - Back Door Alignment in Your Home
Prevent the escape of good energy by applying smart feng shui tips.

Is A Mirror Facing the Front Door Good Feng Shui?
Find out!
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