The main door is being known as “The Mouth of Chi” in Feng Shui, as this is how the house absorbs its much needed Chi, or energy nourishment.
What happens when a staircase is facing the main door directly?
From the view of Feng Shui, it is unfavourable to have a staircase facing your front door because it represents energy (Qi) and wealth luck gushing down the staircase and out of the home quickly. Just imagine that you have dropped some coins at your doorstep, the coins will just bounce down the steps all the way to the bottom and this symbolise wealth pitfall.
Despite of this general statement, there are also 2 factors to take note.
1. Distance between your main door and the staircase
If you have a big foyer area with the staircase located further away from the door, this situation posed no issue because the energy (qi) can settle in and harmoniously flow to other areas of the house. If the foyer area is too small and the staircase is facing the main door directly, the energy will be forced to quickly rush down the stairs, so energy cannot be accumulated.
2. Steepness of the stairs
If you have a steep stair just in front of your main door, this is called “卷帘水” and is generally not ideal for your Feng Shui because it is a sign of loss of wealth. It will cause the qi to gush out of the house very quickly.
Feng Shui Cures to be apply for Main Door Facing Downwards Stairs
1.You can place a prosperity elephant (the trunk must be facing up) or a Feng Shui Money Frog at the main entrance to absorb the lost qi.
2. Alternatively, you can place a 5 Emperor coins on the door frame or under the mat at the main entrance to neutralize the sha qi.