Vaastu, developed in ancient India thousands of years ago, laid down well defined principles that are valid and born out even today. A broader interpretation of Vaastu can be modeled thus: you, the subject are at the centre of ripples that spread out around you. These ripples influence you, your life, your happiness and your close ones too. Properly aligned, there is peace and harmony all around. In conflict, there is discord. Vaastu shastra is not only about buildings and direction. It encompasses a whole lot more. Vaastu factors in Earth Energy, Sky Energy, Magnetic Energy, Wind Energy, Light energy, Cosmic Energy in relation with an individual, his home, city and country. Some Vaastu experts will also factor in a subject’s astrological chart in vaastu calculations. In relation to the Earth each continent and a country located in the content has a specific position defined by Vaastu and the position defines whether that country will prosper and progress or not. If an individual plans to migrate he could consult a Vaastu expert on the question of whether the country will be a place where he can prosper.
3/4ths of the Earth is made up of water and 1/4th of land mass. Some countries are in the ascendant while others stagnate and others are gradually declining. Vaastu principles, when applied to examining continents and countries are certain indicators of their status. For example the African continent’s North East portion is cut off while the West and North West side have larger land masses. Vaastu states that such countries will always be in a state of turmoil as is evident today. Japan, on the other hand, is highly developed. Its geographical location, according to Vaastu principles, is responsible for its prosperity.
It has the Pacific on the East and North East and again water body to the West and South East—indicators of strife and warfare according to Vaastu, borne out by history. Britain, again, is another example proving the principles of Vaastu for countries. At one time, it was a power and its Empire ruled the oceans. The factors contributing to its prosperity are its location with the Atlantic Ocean on the West and the North Sea on the North along with the Arctic Ocean. India is yet another example showcasing the accuracy of Vaastu. India’s geographical location is responsible for its being dominated by foreign powers for such a long time. The country has water on the West, the South East and South West, making it vulnerable to attacks.
The mitigating factor is the presence of Himalayas towering up in the North, leading to overall prosperity despite the country being under foreign yoke for such a long period. Russia is another interesting Vaastu case study. It has more land mass on the West than in the East with the Caspian Sea on the South East and the Black sea to the South creating a balance of sorts but leading to difficulties and suffering for its people.
The conclusion of all these is that Vaastu shastra gives water mass and land mass and their position a critical role in the country’s prosperity and stability. If you plan to build a home in any country, you must first consider its position relative to water mass and the other land masses surrounding it, its relation to the cosmos, including the Sun and Moon, and finally its relation to your astrological birth chart. Harmonizing all these elements while designing and building a house with the help of an expert vaastu consultant will bring lasting peace, joy and prosperity to you and yours.