Vastu Shastra is an ancient Indian system of architecture that prescribes the dos and don'ts for designing and building a home to maximize happiness and prosperity. All of us would love to have a home that is blessed with wealth, so there’s no harm in trying to achieve this by using Vastu principles aimed at keeping Lord Kuber, the god of wealth, happy.
Many of the principles are more relevant to home construction as they prescribe the right direction in which a particular room or feature must be placed. However, with the current trend of apartment living, we have to make the most of an available space and are often restricted from breaking down the outer walls of the unit to meet Vastu's directional guidelines.
We’ve picked these simple Vastu tips that anyone can use to improve the flow of wealth into their home. All you need is a compass to get an idea of the direction of the layout.
A well-decorated and aesthetically pleasing entrance invites fortune into your home. So keep the area well-lit, clean and beautiful. Decorate it with potted plants and lovely accessories.
The North Eastern corner of your home is the one that is related to the inflow of wealth. Avoid cluttering up this area to keep the flow of wealth smooth. Try to ensure that there are no high-rise structures or tall trees in the north east, obstructing the flow of energy.
It’s a good idea to place a fountain or an aquarium in the north east corner of your home. The constant flow of water brings positive energy to the area, enhancing the flow of wealth. If you are getting an aquarium, ensure that it has a pump to provide aeration and keep it clean to experience the benefits.
Dirty or dusty doors and windows cause an obstruction in the financial flow in your home. Make sure that your windows and doors are cleaned regularly. Try to add the task to your to-do list to ensure that they are cleaned at least once a week.
It’s true! Feeding grain to birds is a way of improving the financial flow into your home. If you have a yard or a garden placing a bird feeder or a bird bath is an easy way to do this. In an apartment with a balcony, a hanging bird feeder is a good option.
Purple is the colour that is associated with wealth. Use it in your home to bring in money. It’s a bold colour that not everyone would be comfortable with using. However, you can subtly introduce it through a cushion cover, an indoor plant with purple foliage or even a purple planter with a money plant growing in it.
If you have a cash locker at home in a cupboard or in a home office, place a mirror on the wall opposite the door of the locker so that it reflects your money whenever you open the locker. This is believed to increase the amount of wealth in your home.
Try these tips to see if they help you. For more interesting tips on using Vastu in your home, visit this ideabook.