Astrology-The Guide of Vaastu
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Shri Ghaisas has been teaching astrology since 18 years and has done B.A in Vedang Jyotish apart from Diploma in Vastu Shastra. He is the Ex-Secretary of Maharashtra Jyotish Parishad & Ex-President of the Examination Board of the same. He has been conferred Jyotishalankar and Jyotishi Shastri award.
Astrology The Guide Of Vastu
By Sunil Keshav Ghaisas, India
Translation: Mrs Neelam Bennur, India Copy Editor: Carole McMechan & Andree
strology (Jyotish) is a Vedang i.e. the part of Vedas which is said to be the Pratyaksh Praman
shastra. The basic elements of this living non living world are Panchamahabhutas (Five basic elements). The gunas and karakatwas of these elements are further elevated in Astrology. Astrology helps in predicting happy-unhappy events in the life since birth till the last breath of our life. It also helps us in giving loka about wealthy or unwealthy life span, about successes or defeats in our life when we study and keenly observe a horoscope. For example, it can be seen that a person is going to enjoy happiness, success and a prosperous healthy life that the person gets from childhood. An example is he is born and brought up in a well educated, renowned family. On the contrary, if there are malefic planets in the horoscope, the opposite situation is observed. For example, at birth he faces poverty and he has to struggle a lot. In this life he experiences only hardships and no success. A person spends most of his life at home which can mean if there are any shubha yogas good yogas in his horoscope about the Graha Soukhya Happiness from Grahas then he has nice Vastu which is supplementary to these
shubha yogas. But if there are kuyogas i.e malefic planets in his horoscope then he will have a sadosh vastu/faulty vastu.
Jyotish is a science of Diga Kala (Directions and Time) i.e. of Directions (Dishas) and Kala (Time) with the help of Panchamahabhutas, constellations (Nakshatra), Rashis, Planets and houses (Bhavas) we get knowledge of this Diga Kalas. It is said that Je Pindi Te Brahmandi. If we want to expand this idea, then the body is a dwelling of the soul. The structure of body, different organs, diseases, qualities or lack of qualities etc can be studied (the art of logical observation) by observing the positions of planets and constellations. There are rules in relation with body and natural cycle which gives us architecture of our house is Vastu Shastra.
The similarity between the body and house (Vastu) of a person is described in Sant Vagmay i.e Saints literature.
Sola sandhe bahattar kothadya Harine kaya rachili,
Navdarvaje, dahavi and khidki at murti baisvily.
Meaning With 16 joints and 72 rooms God has created a body, 9 doors and tenth window, (in which an idol is established.) In this verse, body and vastu are binded together with an appropriate thread.
strology is related with a human being ultimately via his body. A similarity is observed between Astrology and Vastu. A comparative study of astrology and vastu is keenly observed in Uttarakalamrit. It is also studied by other scholars of
vastushastra thereafter. In the efficacy of vastushastra, an article by Kowtha Lalith Manohar, wherein he says that .
Vastu and Astrology are two divine sciences with the help of which one can plan to have a peaceful and happy life. These two sciences deal with invisible forces which make our life happy.
Vastushastra is a science in which its directions and included are the elements such as Panchamahabhutas. Planets, Rashis as well as Lord of Directions and their qualities are studied. As per in astrology in vastushastra also the planets and rashis are representatives of Panchamahabhutas the gunas and karakatwas. According to the gunas Panchatatvas are defined.
The Dnyanendriyas and Karmendriyas (Sense-organs and work-organs) of our body, work according to these panchatatvas.
Akashtatva Akashtatva (Space) is of Shabdaguna (words) and its dnyanendriya is karna (ear) and karmendriya is vaacha (speech). Jupiter is director of Akashtatva and availability of everything is its karya. In Astrology and Vastu, Jupiter is the Lord of Ishanya i.e North East direction. Vayutatva Vayutatva (Wind) is of Sparsh-guna (touch). Skin (tvacha) is its dnyanendriya (Sense-Organ) and hands are karmendriya. The work of Vayu (karya) is movement, gatherings and disposal. Communication is also governed by it. Saturn is the representative. In astrology and vastu it is the lord of the west.
Agnitatva Agnitatva (Fire) is of Rupaguna. Eyes are dnyanendriya and feet are karmendriya. To control, clean, lead, to depart, to give knowledge, to guide etc is the work (karya) of Fire. Sun and Mars are the fire planets. Sun, and Aries, Leo and Sagittarius govern East and Mars governs south direction. Jalatatva Jalatatva (Water) is of Rasaguna (Fluids). Rasana (Tongue) is its dnyanendriya while linga (organs) is karmendriya. Happiness, satisfaction and fulfillment is the work of Jalatatva. In the planets of jalatatva, Moon governs North/West (Vayavya) and Venus governs South/East (Agneya). The rashis of Jalatatva governs Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces and governs the North direction. Prithvitatva Prithvitatva (Earth) is of Gandha Guna (Smell). Nose is dnyanendriya and rectum is karmendriya. Accumulation Dharan (holding capability), neat and tidiness and neat arrangement, etc are the gunas of Prithvitatva. The planet earth, Mercury governs North and Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn governs the South direction.
When we think about the gunas and karya of these panchamahabhutas we see that, what we know or we dont know, our necessities, happiness, sorrows, ill health, wealth or poverty is included in these gunas or karyas. Our actions are related with these tatvas and so we have to study the planets, rashis and directions of the tatvas which are related with that tatvas. In vastushastra we also study the effects of planets, rashis and direction. For example, if you are a student, you have to consider planets related to knowledge (Dnyana) i.e Sun, Mercury and Jupiter and supplementary directions - East and North. Another example, if we want to deliver some material quickly from a factory, as a moveable planet Moon and Vayutatva representative Saturn and so the directions North and West must be considered.
Is Astrology an Art or Science? This question is also asked about Vastushastra. There are different opinions about both these shastras. Every shastra (Science) has two aspects or
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parts, and they are Mantras and Tantras. i.e Mantras mean rules used and practical application of these rules is called Tantra. For example: In Music, Ragas, Tal, Notes and their Aaroha and Avaroha are studied and are called Mantras. But only literal knowledge of them is useful in scoring marks in theory exams but to get complete bliss of music the singer has to do Practice or Riyaz. After such Riyaz and the special modification in his singing gives the listener the complete satisfaction of the art of music.
In chemistry also one atom of sulphur, four atoms of oxygen and two atoms of hydrogen contribute a molecule of sulphuric acid. Should one want to prepare this substance, one is aware of the difficulties even though one knows the composition of the acid well. This is the same for astrology. There are important rules about Nakshatras (Constellations), Planets, Rashis and Bhavas (Houses) and different Yogas between them are the Mantras. The use of these Mantras (even though they are sometimes contradictory) and the experience with them is considered while giving guidance to a Jataka. Also knowing which rules or factors are important and which are not so important is taken into consideration. Predicting is the tantra of Astrology. It means, when shastra (Science) comes in flow - becomes applicable and useful, it can be an art which helps mankind to live more in harmony.
Vastu Shastra also includes Tantra and Mantras. Here we come across some rules about benefic and malefic effects or the rules which tells us about the benefic and malefic effects of vastu. But for practical purposes we cant apply them exactly as they are stated. It can be explained better with an example.
All the members of a family live in the same house (vastu). So everyone in that house will enjoy the benefics or suffer malefics regarding success, defeats, health, wealth or prosperity and will be observed in every ones life.
But in actual life we dont observe this. One member of family may have good health and wealth all through life but another one may suffer ill health periodically. It means whatever he has in his destiny or in his kundali accordingly, he gets benefits of guna doshas of that vastu.
In another example we see that a person gets prosperity in his business in a particular vastu. After him his son runs that business in same vastu but instead of prosperity the business does not prosper. Even though the vastu is built according to rules of vastu shastra it does not become beneficial to all the members of family but everyone gets its benefit according to his destiny and f