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The attributes of five elements water, air, fire, earth, and space ( Jal, Vayu, Agni, Prithvi, and Aakash) have been considered as Tridosha ( Vata, pitta, and Kapha in Ayurveda and Triguna in Yoga). In Vastu, the concept of five elements and it’s relation with 16 zones is used as these are visible in the manifested world.
In physical reality, you can see water creates trees, trees create fire, fire is converted into ashes, and becomes earth, then metals are extracted from the earth. So these five elements combine together to create the whole world.
To understand these five elements and how they are connected with Vastu, you need to know the nature, shape, color, and properties of all five elements.
It is the balance or imbalance among these Panchtattwas that makes one’s space virtual heaven or hell.
Whatever is liquid and flowing and has the property of evaporation, condensation into vapor and conversion into liquid again is Water. This element if imbalanced can give health issues be at it physical or mental .
If the Water zone is balanced then the people staying in the house are balanced in their emotions, they have good health and a very positive attitude towards life. It gives new ideas, clarity of thoughts and they create good opportunities for growth in Career. Water is one of the most important Five Elements of Nature to Attract, Money, and Success.
If the Water zone is imbalanced then the people staying will be facing health issues, they will always be found cribbing on petty matters, they have anger or behavior issues, they are always confused about their life decisions. They find themselves stuck in Career, no growth, and above all, they become so adamant that they don’t even accept wise suggestions.
The Air is also called Wood. It has the property of growth, the air is present where ever there is growth. The balanced Air element in the house makes you cheerful and friendly. You have great social skills and immunity is also very good.
If the Air Zone is balanced in the house then it makes your social connections very strong. The people staying here will be very creative and full of life. You will take risks for your growth and inner self. You will inspire others also to explore something new in their lives.
If Air is imbalanced in the house then it gives problems with society or neighbors, you will find yourself stuck and no growth in career, you might also face health issues like joint pains, suffocation, and depression.
Fire is the spark of Life. Anything that attracts has a spark, so it can be a voice, physical features, or something very beautiful. Fire is the driving force behind all life’s processes and so it is equated to money in the modern era.
If the Fire Zone is balanced in our house then it gives Fame, recognition in society, It gives you zeal, power, strength, and confidence. It gives money which becomes the driving force of life. You will have a sound sleep and enjoy warmth in relationships.
If the Fire is imbalanced in the house it can give accidents, thefts, mishaps, stress related to money problems, lack of confidence, always fearful, and also chances of a bad name. It takes away the zeal and enthusiasm from your life and you become fearful and a loner. You can even face problems in the auspicious events like the marriage of children. You might even face health issues like acidity and indigestion.
The Earth refers to solidarity, stability, strength, infinite patience, and storage of any kind. Our presence and voice also carry weight. So if you are talking and it’s not making an impact on the other person, then the earth element in the house is surely disturbed. The reason is that your voice is originating from your knowledge and skills and these give true recognition to a person.
If Earth is balanced in a house it will give a stable career and relationship. It will also enhance your skills and give good results accordingly. It increases your let go attitude, you will forget and move on to maintain relations. Your efforts will be rewarded in every sphere.
If Earth is imbalanced it will give career and relationship issues. It can also give laziness as earth represents weight. You will feel lazy and no energy in the body. Wasteful expenditure and disputes in the family is experienced. In spite of having skills, your potential will not be recognized, insecurities will be more, and you might hold grudges in your relations.
In the Alchemy of Space, the creation of space is the manifestation, but the source is mother earth. Space is also called Ether. Even though we cannot see space but it is present everywhere.
If Space is balanced in the house you get a direction in your life, become very organized, and have the skill to maintain good relations, it gives education and knowledge to excel in life. It also makes you organized, you can gain detachment and increase your introspection, which ultimately will take you towards the path of Spirituality.
If Space is imbalanced, it will give you cloudiness in every sphere and so you can lose your relations, You will always feel stuck and no clarity about future goals. There will be no gains, it can give depression and you will not be able to use your skills and gain profits.
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