Should a mirror face a door?

Answered by Willie Powers

In feng shui, the placement of mirrors is an important aspect to consider when it comes to creating harmony and balance in a space. The question of whether a mirror should face a door is a common one and has different interpretations depending on the school of feng shui being followed.

In the traditional and classical viewpoint, it is generally believed that placing a mirror directly facing the front door will reflect the energy back out the door. This is seen as unfavorable as it may cause the positive energy, or “qi,” to be pushed away from the space. It is believed that the energy entering through the front door should be allowed to flow freely and naturally throughout the space without any obstruction.

On the other hand, in the BTB (Black Sect Tibetan Buddhist) school of feng shui, which originated in the United States in the late 20th century, a mirror facing the front door can actually be recommended to invite an advantageous energy into the space. This approach focuses on creating a positive and supportive environment by manipulating the energy flow in a way that aligns with the specific needs and desires of the occupants.

According to the BTB school, placing a mirror facing the front door can help to expand the energy and make the space feel larger and more open. It is believed that this mirror placement can attract positive opportunities and beneficial energy into the home or office. In this perspective, the mirror acts as a tool to enhance the flow of energy rather than deflecting it.

It is important to note that while the traditional and classical viewpoint advises against mirror placement facing the front door, there are other factors to consider in feng shui that can influence the overall energy of a space. The layout of the room, the specific location of the mirror, and the overall energy flow within the space should all be taken into account when determining the best placement for a mirror.

Ultimately, the decision of whether or not to place a mirror facing the front door should be based on personal preference and the specific goals of the individual or family. Some may find that a mirror facing the front door brings positive energy and opportunities, while others may prefer to follow the traditional guidelines and avoid this placement.

In my personal experience as a feng shui practitioner, I have seen clients who have benefitted from placing a mirror facing their front door in terms of increased opportunities and a sense of expansiveness in their space. However, it is important to approach feng shui with an open mind and understand that individual results may vary.