KALE GHODE KI NAAL : In the Indian Vastu Shastra - which is an ancient environmental art very similar to feng shui - the horseshoe is one of the most popular protection symbols for a home.
Even though not a traditional Chinese feng shui cure per se, the horseshoe is definitely great feng shui protection and good luck cure for the front door of a house. Sometimes the horseshoe is also placed above the doorways, as well as the fireplace.
The horseshoe is usually placed outside the front door (and above it) as a protection symbol, but there is no restriction against placing it inside the front door. So, you can use your own judgement and aesthetic criteria for what looks best with your specific home style and decor.
Here are 3 feng shui tips for using the horseshoe as good luck and protection cure:
Choose a worn horseshoe rather than a new one.
An actual, worn horseshoe will be infused with powerful energy as it was used to protect the horse over a long period of time. It will also carry a strong energy imprint of the horse - a strong, free spirited and powerful animal with rich feng shui symbolic energy.
Place the horseshoe with the two ends pointing up.
This configuration allows for good energy to be stored and collected versus being spilled and lost (which is the case of placing a horseshoe with the two ends pointing down.)
Do not place an iron horseshoe above a metal door.If you happen to have a metal front door, especially a front door facing East or Southeast, it is best to avoid placing a horseshoe there. You can still use the horseshoe above a big window, for example, or above a wide doorway in your home.
To answer your question about having a horseshoe over a West facing front door, we need to briefly look at the five feng shui elements and their importance in creating a good feng shui house. The bagua, or the feng shui energy map, helps one define the right feng shui elements for specific areas of a home.