Monday, November 9, 2009

Vastu and Astrology

Vastu is an integral part of Jyotisha or Vedic Astrology. In ancient scriptures on Vastu, mention is made of Muhurtha or the auspicious time to enter a newly built house in accordance with the owner’s horoscope. The fourth house in a horoscope has reference to the kind of house, property and inheritance a person is likely to get in his lifetime. While Jyotisha is a vedanga or a limb of the Vedas, Vastu is said to be an upveda or a minor veda.

Astrology predicts on the basis of strengths and deficiencies in any given horoscope. Astrological inferences are based on the relative and combined force fields of the planets acting on individual consciousness. Position of planets in a particular horoscope, balance of dasha and transit of planets exercise an effective and definite control on events of life of an individual.
Similarly a house built on a particular plot has direct correlation with the electromagnetic forces and the gravitational fields of earth. Understanding of these forces and energy fields to obtain balance and harmony is the basic philosophy of Vastu Shastra. The science of Vastu takes into consideration the energies radiating from all the directions.
Vastu and Astrology are inter-dependent and inter-related. Vastu changes and modifications cannot take precedence over astrological indications. Vastu can create contentment in one’s life within a framework defined by our astrological charts. Vastu comes under the area of freewill given to man, wherein, with conscious thought and action, life can be given a positive ­direction. Vastu cannot supersede the fourth house indications in a horoscope, but can optimise the positive signals and ­reduce the impact of depressing indications in one’s horoscope. Basically man is governed by the framework indicated by our individual horoscopes. At the same time we can ­regulate the probable disturbance by a proper construction of the house. Life is always a balance between fate and freewill. If to rain is fate, holding an umbrella and going about our work is free will.
Being a part of Jyotisha the planetary forces have a bearing on Vastu. Significance of Astrology is highlighted when calculating Ayadi Shadvarga, Muhurtha for foundation laying, digging of well, installing Main door and for grih-pravesh.

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