ENVIRONMENT. The surroundings of the house is what determines the kind and quantum of energy that the plot would receive. What is around the perimeter of our plot will affect the energy within because it has to cross them before entering the plot.
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Level lands are always better for living. Sloped lands as well as those with eroded surfaces are energy deficient.
Lands which are too high or too depressed in comparison to the environment are bad.
Trees are heavy objects and are preferred along the south and west boundaries. A tree in the exterior which blocks the northeast could cause hindrance to the inmates.
Tall trees are best outside the west and southern boundaries of the plot.
Buildings and structures because of their comparative size and height could affect the building.
It is good to live in a neighbourhood with buildings of comparative sizes. It is not good to live in a small plot sandwiched between.
Similarly it is not good to stay in a small building sandwiched between two tall ones.
However when buildings are only slightly taller it is better to have the taller buildings in the south and west of the plot.
Tall buildings and structures because of their height are bad in the north and the east of the home. They could be beneficial in the south and the west directions.
A bar or a wine shop adjacent to the plot is bad. It will cause instable energies.
A meat shop, a butcher or an abattoir next to the house or proximal in the distance is bad. Death and dying energies are bad in the vicinity
A gambling den or a horse race centre very near the house is bad. They add instability to financial matters.
Graveyards and crematoria in the vicinity of the home are bad. Mental imbalance is the result.
Any pathway which is used for common usage is termed a road. The road is one important feature that determines the Vastu power of a plot.
Roads and streets serve as conduits for energy to the plot. They also determine in which way the plots and houses are oriented.
The nature of the road is an important factor in determining the stability of a plot
The roads should be parallel to the cardinal directions and not cross to them.
Only when this happens will the plot be parallel to directions and obey the laws of Vastu.
There could be upto four roads for a plot
Amongst the single road plots those facing north and east are excellent.
Amongst the two road plots which normally occur in corners the plot with the combination of north and east roads is the best. But care has to be taken that the corner of the plot is intact.
The full benefits of these “better plots” is possible only when coupled with good design of building.
In three road plots the entrance should be kept only in the middle road, regardless of any direction
Four road plots are great, but offer best results only if it is used for public purposes
There should not be a fly over adjacent to the plot.
If the road that serves a house ends at a plot then the house is termed a blind end or a dead end. In effect the road physically stops at the gate of the house.
This is a bad phenomenon.
Energy has a one way traffic and gets stagnated within the plot. This causes stagnation in career and investments. Money gets locked up in needless avenues.
Buildings on the sides of blind ends do not suffer this effect.
Buildings on the sides of blind ends closed in south or west directions are very lucky
The plot may have a single main road serving it.
From the other side of the road a perpendicular road may join the main road.
The perpendicular road may be straight to the plot.
This plot is said to be hit by a spearing street.
Spears in the middle of any façade is good.
To be a beneficial spear…………
A spear on the northern side should strike the north east
A spear on the eastern side should strike the north east
A spear on the southern side should strike the south east
A spear on the western side should strike the north west
To be a harmful spear…………
A spear on the northern side should strike the north west
A spear on the eastern side should strike the south east
A spear on the southern side should strike the south west
A spear on the western side should strike the south west
Open space is considered light and so an angular extention in the north east is welcome.
an extention on any the other side is bad.
So eastern compound should be thinner and shorter than the western compound
The northern compound should be thinner and shorter than the southern compound.
The gate should open inside the plot only. Gates opening outside serve as a drain of energy.
Sliding gates are okay but not as good as swing gates. The gate should move towards west or south.
For a north or south-facing gate place it in the eastern half
For an east or west-facing gate place it in the northern half
The garden is a different from other parts of the home for two reasons. It is alive and it is growing.
Whereas being alive creates energy the constantly growing aspect of plants means it adds weight to the place it is planted in.
A garden is pleasing to the eye and psychologically serves as a feel good factor.
In fact there are some modern methods to cure physical and psychological ailments using flower remedies.
There are several factors to be taken in consideration before planning a Vastu garden.
Weight of the plant
Nature of plant
The tree is heavy and the grass is light. Shrubs and herbs weigh in between.