9 Vastu Tips for your New Home
Traditions, customs, and beliefs are making a come-back in our lives especially when it comes to buying a house or setting up one. A good majority of home-buyers in India prefer moving into a house that is Vastu-compliant. Many times they consult professionals to remove any Vastu dosh in their new purchase before they move into their abode.
As per traditional beliefs, each home comes with its energy type, and the members residing in that house are influenced by that energy so it is imperative to understand the link between the healing art of Vastu and our homes in creating positivity and good vibes.
Since most of us are staying in ‘ready-to-move-in’ houses, structural changes are not possible. However, you may make changes in the interiors to create Vastu balance in your home.
Let us run through a few Vastu tips for your new home.
DIY Vastu Tips
- Creating Positive Energies
Vastu Shastra is all about attracting positive energies; ensuring everything in your home emits and attracts positivity. If possible choose homes that have east, north, and north-east facing entrance. You may do small things like washing your hands and feet after coming home. Light up your house when it’s dark.
Do away with the clutter, dispose of things that you haven’t used for a year, you may never use them again. Clutter adds confusion and can result in arguments in the family.
- Main Door/Entrance
Keep your entrance well lit to avoid negative energies. The entrance should always be clean and well-dusted. You must wipe the front area with water infused with rock salt at least once a week. The main door must be constructed in a way to ensure that when you step out, you face the north, east, or north-east direction and should look the most appealing. Don’t place a shoe rack or dustbin outside the main door.
People prefer buying flats which are constructed by considering all the Vastu norms. Well-known builders in Pune construct their projects by keeping the Vastu guidelines into consideration.
- Pooja/ Meditation Room
The east or north-east part of your home is perfect for meditation, yoga, and other spiritual pursuits; facing east when you meditate will increase positivity.
Ideally, the bedroom in a south-west direction brings good health and prosperity. A bedroom in the north-east may cause health issues and if in the south-east zone may cause quarrels among the couples. The bed should be placed in the southwest corner of the bedroom, with your head facing west.
Avoid placing a mirror or television in front of the bed. Your reflection must not be seen in a mirror when in bed as according to Vastu, it causes fights and other domestic disruptions. Avoid having a temple, paintings depicting water, or a fountain in the bedroom as it could cause emotional outbursts.
- Broken Objects
Shattered glass, chipped crockery, broken trays, and other similar things that are simply stowed away & forgotten at homes induce melancholy, sadness, and a feeling of hopelessness in the dwellers.
Image of a crying child, a shipwreck, artworks that create confusion, setting sun, etc., can create an environment of pain and sorrow at home. Similarly, pictures of a waterfall, an ocean, rain, an aquarium, or a fountain in the bedroom can lead to financial issues and emotional and mental problems.
- Dried or Artificial Flowers
Do not keep wilted or artificial flowers at home as these hamper the energy flow. Plants with thorns must be avoided too as these can create interpersonal issues among the members.
- Living Room
The living room at home creates a favourable (or unfavourable) first impression when guests enter your house, so keep it clutter-free. The living room should face east, north, or north-east even north-west direction. Keep walls painted in colours like light pink, white, cream, beige, floral white. These colours denote different positive vibes such as purity, warmth, calmness, perfection, beauty, etc.
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So if you wish to invoke positivity, good fortune, and prosperity at home, try these handy Vastu tips for your new home. Get going now!