Front Door: Facing Southwest
If your front door faces southwest it still receives a good amount of sunshine, but it is yin energy. This direction represents romantic relationships and the nurturing qualities of mother. It is ruled by strong Earth.
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A house facing this direction is about cultivating relationships. It is beneficial for the mother of the family or female head of household.
To make the most of this direction be sure to add some Earth Element energy, such as the porch seating using the colors of Earth (yellow, peach, beige or brown) or some plantings in ceramic or clay pots.
You can also add the Fire Element, such as a red door or flowers, or a stone pagoda, which has the pointy Fire shape.
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If the female head of household is too dominating, you can soften this energy by bringing in some of the Metal Element, like a metal statue, garden sculpture or round metal gazing ball.
Best Feng Shui Colours for Your Southwest Front Door
Feng shui is all about good energy, and this energy is welcomed (or repelled) by many factors inside and outside your home. The main house magnet for good energy is your front door because it is through the front door that the house absorbs most of the energy it needs so that is can nourish your energy. This makes it very important to have a front door with strong and auspicious feng shui energy.
How do you create a front door with good feng shui to attract good Chi—to come into your house? It is not that hard, and all it takes is a clear intention plus some time and effort. The easiest way to create a strong feng shui front door is to find the appropriate feng shui design for it—be it in colors, shapes or materials. The best feng shui design is the one that nourishes the feng shui element that corresponds to the direction your front door is facing.
For example, if you have a South facing front door, you will focus on nourishing the fire feng shui element that “governs” this direction; if North is the direction of your front door, then attention is needed to nourish and strengthen the water element of the North.
The right choice of color is one of the easiest steps, feng shui-wise, to strengthen the feng shui energy needed for your specific front door.
We say specific front door because in feng shui the energy of the door is determined by its facing direction, so there are 8 different guidelines for front doors that face each of the 8 directions. You can read more about the feng shui bagua and its specific directions if this sounds too confusing. A Southwest facing door is a door with the compass reading from 202.5 to 247.5 (here’s how to take the compass reading of your front door). The feng shui element of the Southwest direction is Earth, and the corresponding feng shui bagua energy is the energy of Love & Marriage.
Earth Feng Shui Element Colors
In case of a Southwest facing front door, there is one more feng shui element that you can use for an additional choice of colors. The element of Fire is nourishing for the Earth element/creates it. Thus the Fire element colors are also good for a Southwest facing the front door.
Fire Feng Shui Element Colors
So, the best feng shui colors for a Southwest facing front door are (in order of their auspiciousness): earthy/sandy colors, yellow, burgundy red, purple, deep orange, and rich pink.
Avoid the following colors for your Southwest facing front door: green, brown, white, gray, blue and black. These colors represent the elements of Wood, Metal, and Water that are destructive/weakening for the Earth element of the Southwest bagua area (according to the five elements destructive cycle. If you can easily repaint your front door, then all this info should sound good to you.
1. A Front door opens inwards not outwards.
A front door opening inwards is welcoming, or pulling in the Chi-energy, instead of pushing it away. If the door opens outwards, change the position of the hinges. The front door opening outwards can spoil the feng shui of the entire house.
2. A good front door open into a wide space not cramped space-
Does your front door open completely and easily, or is it blocked because you store things behind it? Dustbins, crackled old pots or dying plants donot invite wealth-chi into the home. In fact, it will destroy the feng shui of the entire house.
When your front door does not open fully, your energy is stagnant and opportunities may not “open” for you. Remove objects from behind your front door and watch your future prospects open as well.
3. Does your front door open to a small foyer?
If so, it most likely has a wall opposite the front door, and this blocks energy flow. When the inside foyer space is too small, hang a bright light above the door. Keep the light turned on for at least three hours each day.
You can use a mirror to visually enlarge the foyer space, but position it so that it doesn’t directly face the door. Placing an striking and eye catchy mirror at the doorway is a lovely way to greeting the energy. However donot place mirror directly opposite to the front door or it will push the benlovent wealth energy out of your home.
The front door is the doorway to wealth – make it look that way
1. A good feng shui front door Should not be too big or too small
Many a times you will notice 2 or 3 storied homes with little front doors that should have been adequate when the home was small, 1 storied Make sure that the energy moves inside the front door freely, and doesn’t get stuck on the doorstep because the entrance place is too small to allow in enough energy to circulate throughout the house.
An entry that is too big in proportion to the home will invite in more energy than is needed. This can overwhelm the space within
If you feel your door is too small and it does not allow enough Chi to enter the home, then place a mirror on both side of the door.
2. A good feng shui front door must be the grandest looking door in the house.
That means no weired looking, idle nail round the door edge, no rust on doorknobs, no dried flowers, vines or old garlands on the front door.. Your front door must be made of solid wood not glass. And it has to be larger than the other doors in your home.
3. A good feng shui front door should be at least high enough.
The tallest member of the household to walk through without difficulty. There should be some distance between the door and the ceiling. A house with a low ceiling, with the top of the door touching the ceiling, will exerts pressure on the chi that passes through the door and does not augur well for family fortune.