Importance of Directions in Vastu Shastra
1) The direction of mental peace and clarity in your home :
North east is the direction of mental clarity and the zone of getting connected with God and our own self. This area in the house should be kept neat and clean. Clutter in this area fills the mind with unnecessary worries and making a wise decision becomes impossible. We can keep our temple and do worship here. Doing meditation and getting connected with higher vibrations of peace is easier in this zone. If you are working in management and planning dept., sit facing north-east. You will create excellent strategic plans for your business.
This zone has the elements of water, earth and air. So blue, yellow and green colors are favorable here. If this zone is balanced, people will be able to manage their stress with clear thinking and will be able to take decisions quickly. If imbalanced or have a toilet in this area, neurological and hormonal problems can cause trouble. Mental chaos and indecisiveness will create stress in life.
2) Directions and their effect :
The foundation of Vastu shastra is doing activity by understanding the flow of energies in different directions in a building. The direction we face while doing any activity greatly effects it’s outcome. We start imbibing the characteristics of the direction we face. Vastu gives clear guide lines on thinking, work and directions.
If you want to focus on money sit facing North.
To connect with people for social or political purposes, you should face East.
To enhance your performance in the field of art and design, you should work facing West.
To connect with your soul or divine guide, you should sit facing North-East.
Similarly in a business organization, planning people should sit facing West, while marketing people should sit facing North. Sales people should face West, finance and management people work well if they are facing East. Production team if works facing West, results are excellent.
Students of law can achieve better results facing South while science, logic, architecture students will gain if facing West. Religious studies or philosophy students are best while facing East direction. North is the direction for political or administrative studies.
3) Vastu and our Health :
According to Ayurveda, there are three elements in our body namely vata , pitta and kapha. When they are balanced, our body remains healthy. If imbalanced many diseases are created. According to vastu, different directions are dominated by these three elements.
From South-West to North- West direction vata is prominent.
From North-West to East, kapha is prominent.
From East to South- West, pitta rules.
If a person who has more kapha element in his constitution and he sleeps in vata direction of the house, he will be suffering from vata kapha disorders like obesity, emotional instability etc.
Any person suffering from asthma or sinus problems, should not sleep in North-West to East directions as it will create more phlegm and breathing difficulties.
Similarly hyper acidity or high blood pressure patients should avoid sleeping in pitta directions.
4) The direction of social association: EAST
To live life meaningfully, you need cooperation from your fellow beings, be it at work, at play or at home. The energy generated by East direction facilitates this social connectivity. It is the ideal zone for living room. It ensures that meetings and association with people are beneficial for personal and professional growth. This direction provides strength to social relationship that ensures harmony and respect in the society.
Air or wood element dominates this direction. Green colour enhances the power of eastern energies. If you have red colour or fire element in this zone, your social network will shrink and you will have trouble maintaining good and harmonious relations within family and with friends.
5) The direction of money and safety: SOUTH-EAST
South-East zone is the zone of fire and money. All the inflow of money is ruled by this direction if it is properly balanced. Any disturbance to this zone will lead to blocked opportunities to earn money as well as lead to frequent accidents and insecurities.
Kitchen in this zone is the most appropriate location. Heaters, inverter, geyser and likewise heat creating devices should be kept in this zone.
Red is the colour of this zone. It enhances the power of the zone. Water element in this zone weakens the fire and the person will loose money, health and will become fearful and insecure.
6) The direction of fame and relaxation: SOUTH
The South zone helps you to re-energies your body and mind. After a long day at work that left you exhausted and drained, relax in this zone. Soon you will feel re-energized and relaxed.
The energy in this zone helps in curing sleep and stress related disorders.
South is also the zone of fame and recognition. If balanced, people will appreciate your efforts and your social reputation will go up. If disturbed or weakened, this zone can give you bad name, backstabbing, stress and insomnia.
Colour of this zone is red. If you do meditation in this zone, it will be easier to go into deep relaxation and have peace of mind. Bedroom in this zone is recommended as sleep is the best method of relaxation.
7) The direction of gains and profits: WEST
The West direction governs all the material gains and profits. The power and energy to fulfill our desires resides in this zone. If this zone is balanced, we can fulfill all our desires. Our mind will think positively and make the right decisions so we can act upon those to achieve our goals. If this zone is imbalanced and weak, desires will not be fulfilled and efforts will go to waste.
Space or metal is the element of this zone and white or silver is the colour of this direction.
Bedroom or dinning room in this area is appropriate. The profits will flow easily and the food will give more energy. Similarly a living room here will also make all social contacts useful and profitable.
8) The direction of relationship and skills: SOUTH-WEST
This is the direction of marriage, family harmony, bonding and stability in life. This is also the zone of improvement in skills may it be in your studies, arts, work or managing your relationships. The energy of this zone gives sharpness to skills.
This zone should always be balanced if you want to have a happy loving and caring family ties. If disturbed or weak, this zone can give trouble and misunderstandings in relations which will create instability and fighting. You may not succeed in your work and students may have low grades in school.
Earth is the element of this zone and yellow is the colour. Keeping the energy of this zone balanced and then putting your family pictures will create harmonious relationship in the family. Similarly, putting your certificates, degrees and awards in this zone will give you enough impetus to improve your skills.
9) The direction of support: NORTH-WEST
North-West is the direction which brings in helpful people and all kind of support for you in life. This is the zone of future security and support from the establishment and financial institutions. If you are not getting support from higher-ups in the office or your loan, credit-line is not getting sanctioned, check your North-West zone. It may be disturbed. Balance this area and you will get all the help from people who support your dreams and desires.
This is the place to make a store room. Finished products for sale can be stored here. Guest room is also ideal in this zone.
10) The direction of opportunities and money: NORTH
This is the zone which gives success to your efforts for generating money. It presents new opportunities and provides you with zest and zeal to fulfill your monetary goals. If this zone is imbalanced, there will be shortage of money and you will not get the profits that you are aiming for.
New opportunities will bypass you and frustrations and ill temper will be the result. Properly balanced the energy of this zone will present new opportunities before you so you can achieve your goals and live to the optimum potential.
Water is the element of this zone and blue is the color. Blue and green colors here enhance the good energy and there will be plenty of money and opportunities.