ARTICLES ON VASTU
Yantras in the House (by Marcus Schmieke)
influences taken into account by Vasati are of a very subtle nature,
but its effects may have a strong influence on the life of the
inhabitants of the house. Space, the most subtle of all elements, is
called ether in the Vedic teaching of the elements. According to the
Vedas and as confirmed by modern physics, space is a very complex
energetic structure filled with inner patterns and relations.
The external space in which we live is closely
connected to the inner space of our consciousness. Constantly we
project our consciousness into the space surrounding us and in the
other way around external space influences our mind with a lasting
effect. The energies of space can be directed by geometric symbols
placed at certain parts of the room. Such graphic tools are called
yantras in Sanskrit. On the one hand, one can expand one’s
consciousness by using them as objects for meditation, on the other
hand they always also have an energetic component. To make best use
of this component it is necessary to place them at a suitable
location from where they can best form the energies of a room. Each
room has certain key points, just like every living being has
chakras and acupuncture points which are very useful to effectively
influence its energies. These key points can be determined by a
specialist. But the yantras still have an effect, even if these
points cannot be established exactly.
In general, yantras consist of a multitude of
geometric elements and symbol representing different energies. They
can also be combined with written words or mantras.
is a variety of different ways to apply yantras: You may put them up
on the wall of a room as a piece of art. Then they have an effect on
the whole room, influencing the energies of the room in relation to
its usage and its inhabitants. For instance, if the bedroom of the
parents is located in the northwest and has a window with a view on
a river or lake, we can assume that the Venus connected to the
happiness of the family, especially of the wife, will be weakened by
the moon, the ruler of the northwest and of water. In this case it
is advisable to balance the disturbing influence of the moon by a
However, yantras may also be applied in order
to influence energies that enter the house through windows and doors.
The individual windows of the house are assigned to different
planetary aspects and therefore let specific energies flow into the
rooms inside them. In addition, things that are outside the windows
influence the energies of the rooms behind them. In such a case it
is recommended to draw or copy the yantra selected for neutralising
or supporting energies on a transparency and glue it on the window.
The following list shows which yantras support
the individual room functions or aspects of living:
||Mercury and Jupiter yantra
|Office and office rooms
||Mars and Venus yantra
You must make sure, however, that you take
into account the position of the rooms and their inhabitants. For
instance, if the kitchen is in the south (governed by Mars) no
strengthening of Mars is necessary, but would be excessive. It is
important to take into account all influences and to arrive at an
optimal balance of energies.
Another possibility of yantras consists in
placing them at important positions on the floor or on the ceiling.
Often it is the central point of the room from which the yantra can
best unfold its effects.
To enhance certain bodily functions or to
balance the subtle energies of the body yantras may also be fixed
under the bed so that they can directly exert their effect on the
body. Even to individual organs and to specific diseases yantras can
directly with the Vasatipurusha Mandala is another very effective
possibility. This yantra symbolises the perfect living space whose
energies are in harmony and totally balanced. The head of the
Vasatipurusha is directed towards the northeast. It is best to use
this yantra to affix it to the certain points of the plan of a house.
It might be as big as the complete house in order to harmonise the
energies in general.
However, it is also possible to apply a small
form at energetically difficult points. In this case, it would make
sense to transfer the mandala onto a transparency, the effect of
which can even be intensified if it is copied and drawn in colour.