In the digital age, there are many things that used to come through the mailbox, that now are delivered electronically. In Feng Shui, the mailbox is very important, because it still holds a very powerful symbolism associated with all that used to come through it.
What’s in a Mailbox?
Think about all the things you might get (or used to get) through the mailbox:
- Coupons and special offers.
- Business letters.
- Personal letters.
In addition, many suburban homes do not have the house number on the building, but on the mailbox.
The Importance of the Number on Your Mailbox, in Feng Shui
People visiting your home for the first time, will now they have found the right address by the number on your mailbox.
Private shipping companies, such as UPS, DHL, and Fedex are able to deliver your orders to your doorstep thanks to that number on your mailbox.
You may already have figured out that if that number is not clear, or missing, people may get upset at you.
It has happened, that when I went to a client’s home I only found their place by looking at the house numbers in their neighbors’ mailboxes. In other words, by elimination.
If the number on your mailbox is not clear, it generates ill will!
A Scary Mailbox is Bad Feng Shui
Sometimes, I find clients have let vines grow all around their mailbox, so it becomes impossible to see the number, and very hard to reach for the opening. Other times, there are insects or spiders that have made their homes in them. Some mailboxes are banged up, and others titled so much they look like they are defying gravity.
Anything scary around your mailbox will create ill will.
Good Feng Shui Mailbox
Make sure to keep your mailbox clean and in good condition. The numbers should be clear, and large enough to be seen from a moving car. Ideally, you should have numbers on both sides of the mailbox, but if you can only afford numbers for one side, make that the side from where the most traffic comes from. In other words, the side of the mailbox that is closest to the busiest street.
If your mailbox is on a post, plant something pretty at the base of the mailbox, something where the final height doesn’t go above half the height of the mailbox.
What was the best thing you ever got in your mailbox? What was the scariest thing? Share below with a “reply,” or join the Facebook Group: Feng Shui Journeys (you need to be logged in to your Facebook account to be able to do join the group)
In the Facebook group Feng Shui Journeys I will share some more of my experiences with mailboxes. I hope you will also share what mailboxes mean to you, and how you plan to improve the Feng Shui of your mailbox.