The Five elements
The Earth is the first and foremost element of Vastu. Earth influences human lives because of its gravitational and magnetic attraction. We can understand the earth’s magnetic field very well. The North Pole produces positive magnetic energy and the South Pole carries the negative part. The earth has been revolving around the sun as well as rotating about its axis, tilted at about 23.5 degrees towards the northeast direction, for over 4.5 billion (450 Crore) years now. As a result, the effect of the magnetic field from the North Pole to the South Pole is formed permanently on the earth.
For the selection and construction of any residential or commercial premises, the plot’s size, shape, and the directional alignment of the magnetic field, Vastu Shastra helps us identify the best option for a better living, peace, and prosperity.
Water is the second most vital element of Vastu. For obtaining maximum benefits of water energy, proper direction and placement of water sources like bore well, underground water tank, overhead water tank, swimming pool, well, river, pond, water fountain, and aquarium are very well described in Vastu Shastra to stay fit and healthy.
Fire is the most important element of Vastu. The Sun is the source of natural light and solar energy, heat, and light for us. Sun is related to fire or Agni. Vastu science helps us choose the accurate direction of ventilation for sunlight and energy as well as the placement of the kitchen, fire equipment, and all electrical gadgets.
We are alive because of the air. Air contains various gases on earth which are essential for human life, such as oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, and carbon dioxide. For respiration and living, we need oxygen to survive. To avail the positive energy of air, the direction of the building, its structure, height, placement of doors, windows, and balconies and the plantations are specified in Vastu. The house or building should be designed and constructed in such a way that air ventilation and positive air flow are maintained in the premises for balancing the elements to bring peace and harmony into your life.
Energy is one of the biggest challenges on Earth and the ‘space’ technology is one of the tools. Space has no limits; it’s endless. Space filled with galaxies, Stars, Sun, Moon, and all the nine Planets. Space is the source of our ‘hearing senses’ and influences human lives. Vastu science provides proper guidelines for keeping Space and light in the premises for growth and prosperity of the owner and inhabitants.