Mouth of Qi
The entrance to your building is of utmost importance. It is called the mouth of qi for a very good reason. That being, it is where the qi, or energy enters the building. As you have seen in my previous posts energy is the “food” that keeps a business and building alive.
When the energy can not flow into the building the business can have trouble. Feng Shui likes an open entry way. The area in front of the door is called ming tang and should also be open and clear. This allows the “food” to be delivered to the occupants.
The common design of most Rite Aid stores is a diagonal corner entrance. Directly in front of the door is a gigantic pillar. Energy flows towards the building, if it is sited correctly, and encounters this pillar before reaching the door. The stream of energy is split and goes out sideways away from the door. This limits the amount of “food” that is available to the store.
Here is a side view so you can see that there really are doors on the corner.
Recently I have started to see their stores with a different design. Now, in some stores the entrance is unobstructed by the offending pillar.
Another drug store chain has taken a different stance. Walgreens also has a diagonal corner entrance. But in this case the pillars are to the side. This is a much more Feng Shui friendly design.
Is anyone hungry?
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