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Feng Shui Main Door

Main Door feng shui plays a pivotal role in affecting good or bad house feng shui. Getting the main door at the right sector and right direction is a must.

Lately some new DBSS , BTO flats that i audited, main door faces kitchen door 门冲煞 see illustration. This is bad feng shui layout (风水大忌). From past hands-on experiences the effects are sickness, bad relationship, quarrelsome, financial losses or some freak accidents needing surgeries 血光之灾. It gets worse if the main door feng shui destiny energy chart consist of 2 5 collision (二黑病符 五黄廉贞星) or 8 Mansion formula 五鬼 or qmdj 死门.

What exactly is 穿堂风 unobstructed linear energy in living hall feng shui 

The house that i audited, distance between Main Door and the kitchen door is so close, you could hardly place a partition to block.

feng shui home newKitchen in feng shui is “fire element”. Besides the main door, kitchen door  or opening should not face any bedroom doors or toilet door. Hopefully architects and house planners do not design this kind of layout for new homes anymore.

The audited unit also come with another bad feng shui flaw. The main door, kitchen door and yard in one straight line. In feng shui call energy being rip off (扯水). Therefore this house is unable to retain energy.

One key concept of feng shui is  to entrap positive energy – 藏风 聚气. How intense for this bad layout depends on the distance between kitchen, main door and yard. In main door feng shui we call this 穿堂风. An obstructed linear energy passing over 3 openings not main door faces window.

main door feng shui classic quotes

The Eight Mansion quotes 八宅明镜, “阳宅首重大门,以大门为气口,纳气旺则吉,衰气则凶”, “宅以门为吉凶,路为助,门向辨” a good or bad feng shui house is determine by it’s Door and and the road leading to door.

The great grand Master of Feng Shui 蔣大鴻, written in 天元五歌 the Heavenly 5 songs quotes   “门为宅骨路为筋,筋骨交连血脉均”. The main door is the backbone of the entire house feng shui.

入屋看门口,祸福知八九 it means by evaluating the door location & direction, one can tell with 80 to 90 percent confidence whether the house is good or bad.

It is a must condition to locate your main door in an auspicious sector even if your Home Destiny chart 宅命 is good.

feng shui main door LiftMain Door clashes with Lift not necessary bad

One common misrepresentation is main door faces lift entrance is bad. If that is the case most premium condos with private lifts must be going in and out of hospital 3 times a year or went bankrupt. In order to judge whether is this bad energy we first have to determine which direction. Main door clashes with lift door in the right direction is priceless, see feng shui quote below:


Since the lift is working 24/7 it means energy is quicken. It magnify positive or negative energy depending on the direction. Main door faces the lift no good or bad feng shui by itself.

Main Door faces your neighbour door 门 对 门 taboo

鲁班经 二家不可面相对,必主一家退 Effect: luck going downhill, quarrel? It is one of the taboo of feng shui to associate main door faces another door is bad. Look around Singapore apartment or HDB isn’t this common? Are we in trouble. The answer is “no”.

It will only create problem if you have a bad neighbour. When your neighbour hangs bagua mirror, use reflective metal gate or place ferocious items such as lion or 貔貅.

Main Door faces staircase leading downwards

This is bad. It means financial loss. Some of these are emergency fire exits. The concept applies to escalators or slopes that is leading downwards drawing the “气 qi” away from your home.

main door feng shui Do Not install a mirror on the right side of your main door

Right or left direction is taken when you stand inside the house facing outwards. The left side of the door is green dragon 左青龙 position and right white tiger 右白虎.

Similarly we should not place a mirror on the right hand side of your main door too. It will cause  sicknesses, disharmony, gossip or even lawsuit. It gets worse if your righ is West direction.

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Main Door faces an Angular wall 

See picture, main door faces an angular wall formed 45 degree on each side looks like a “knife” cutting the house into half. This is bad main door feng shui but luckily not common in Singapore. More of a common sight are houses that face a 90 degree perpendicular wall There is no “sha qi” from a perpendicular wall. If you have seen Taiwan feng shui youtube drama they call it 壁刀煞 which is so untrue. There are quite a number of HDB that i have audited over the last 20 years and no feedback on bad happenings. However a handful of my clients still feel psychologically uncomfortable about it. I told them just place a tall bushy plant on the edge of pillar to cover the unsightly view. The issue is psychological than feng shui.

Main Door faces a passageway / corridor

Another common sight are HDB corner units, main door facing common corridor. If the corridor is “open” leading to the door, meaning energy are unobstructed & dispersed it poses no problem. However if the corridor is enclosed by 2 walls where energy is constricted then it is bad energy or 杀气 sha qi.

Main door and Shoe Cabinet

There is nothing wrong having a shoe cupboard near to the doorway so long as it does not obstruct you from entering or leaving your house. The only concern is hygiene. It should be well-ventilated if not you may become the proud owner of fungus or mushroom farm at home.

Main Door should be bright

If your door is the end of corridor or unusually dark then having lights inside the main door will solve the problem. It is also practical when you come back late at night.


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