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The Importance of the Back Door in Feng Shui

Posted by Sarah@UFS on 19th Aug 2017

How Important is the Back Door in Feng Shui?

Read more about the importance of the Back Door in Feng Shui, positions and colors you can implement to re-energize this location!

We know one thing for sure: Feng Shui mainly focuses on the main/front entrances of a home, but surprisingly, the back door is also of great importance! The back door plays an important role in the flow and circulation of Chi (energy) that can occur in the home, the front is the “receiving” portal and the back is the “outgoing” portal. When both parts are energized equally, the flow of energy is positive and harmonious.

When referring to the back door, we are referring to any side doors, garage entrances, balcony windows, or any “secondary” entrances the home may have. 
In some cases, your back or secondary door may even be the entrance you mostly use throughout the day.


Important points to keep in mind:

  • Applying Feng Shui to your back door will not only benefit the circulation of Chi, but it will also result in a home filled with incoming auspiciousness from every angle.

  • Your back door should not “upstage” the front door, the main entrance is still the most important.

  • The back door should not be interrupted by clutter or furniture, this will stagnate the Chi. Move or reposition your furniture if anything is blocking it or preventing it from opening completely. The path must be free of any obstacles.

  • The back door needs to be welcoming and energetic, apply cures to symbolize this.

  • If your front and back door are aligned, cure this with a 40mm crystal. This direct line will cause Chi from the entrance to be lost entirely through the back. The crystal will stop the alignment and keep the energy from escaping.


3 Ways you Can Feng Shui your Back Door (colors, elements, and position)

  • Based on the direction (Feng Shui Area)
    Implement cures and symbols that reflect your needs to this certain area, so that the flow of energy acts in benefit of this. If your back door is in your North Area, you can hang career enhancers from the doorknob or hang certain cures or plaques to invite this luck into your life. The same goes for other areas such as wealth, health or love. Check the Bagua Areas catalog.

  • Based on the Flying Stars
    Which Flying star is ruling the back door area? Cure the star if it is inauspicious or enhance it if it is a lucky star with symbols, cures or enhancers. Check the Flying Stars Catalog.
  • Based on the Element
    Certain elements attract certain energy, such as water for Career and Wealth or Fire for Fame and Reputation. You can play with the colors of this door to make it more welcoming and lively. Place a mat with the element’s color. Check the element for your door 
    here.


  • Based on Purpose
    You may be seeking protection for your back or side entrance, it could be for negativity incoming from neighbors, burglary or simply to protect your home all around.

    Check if there are any “poison arrows” pointing directly to the door.
    You can implement Bagua Mirrors, Foo Dogs, or Rooster Symbols to protect yourself from any of the above. Also, if your back door faces greenery, such as your back yard, “catch” this wonderful energy by placing windchimes close to the back door. This will make your back door welcoming, energized and fresh, the sounds will also help in clearing the energy incoming through this entrance.