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Vastu Shastra and Astrology – How Are They Related?

Vastu Shastra and astrology are like two sides of a coin when it comes to planning and constructing a house. They help you decide when and how it shall be built, and also how a house will affect its residents.

Vastu Shastra and Astrology

According to Vastu Shastra, specific deities rule over each of the eight prime directions. So, you have to allocate interior spaces according to the deity who rules that region. Astrology also assigns a planet to each region and states how these spaces should be utilized. 

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Vastu Shastra in House Design

According to Lal Kitab

While Mars is the karaka planet for a house in Vedic astrology, Saturn assumes that role in the Lal Kitab Tradition: This system also gives importance to the second house rather than the fourth house in matters of home-ownership.

If Saturn is strong and auspicious in a person’s natal chart, he shall own and live in a good house that gives him all benefits. If, on the other hand, Saturn is malefic or weak in the kundli, that person may not buy a house until later in life.

Lal Kitab also states if Saturn is in the first house and the seventh and tenth houses are vacant, the native will be able to buy a lovely house

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Lal Kitab’s Astrology for House Construction

Vastu Shastra and Astrology (Lal Kitab) while constructing a house:

  • If Saturn is in the second house, construction work could be interrupted
  • If Saturn is in the third house, the native shouldn’t move into the completed house immediately
  • The presence of Saturn in the fourth house signifies trouble for female relatives of the older generation, and also for the maternal uncle
  • Saturn in the fifth house indicates trouble for children after completion of house construction
  • Saturn in the sixth house denotes problems for the daughter-in-law according to Vastu Shastra and Astrology
  • If Saturn is inauspicious in the seventh house the native might have to sell his house. However, if Saturn is auspicious in the 7th house, the native may own many houses
  • Saturn in the 8th or 9th house indicates trouble in the construction period. Indeed, Saturn in the 9th house could even indicate the death of the native’s father
  • Saturn in the 10th house may cause poverty after the native moves into the house
  • As per Vastu Shastra and Astrology, if Saturn is in the 11th house, the native will construct a house late in life
  • Saturn in the 12th house may cause delays in construction, but the native will start building the house at a young age

Why Vastu Shastra is Important

Vastu Shastra provides guidelines for house construction, they deal with the shape, layout, proportions, and aesthetics. Constructing a house according to Vastu Shastra principles enhances health, prosperity, and happiness for the residents. It promotes peace and harmony in the home. If the house is not built according to Vastu Shastra it can result in disharmony, disputes, health issues, poverty, etc.

Vastu Shastra and Vedic Astrology

Vastu Shastra assigns each region of a house to a particular deity and a specific function. Negative aspects present in the horoscope of the owner of the house will also affect the situation within the house. The affected planet will also affect his own corner of the house.

Saturn - High Importance in Vastu Shastra an Astrology (Lal Kitab)
Saturn’s Importance in Lal Kitab

Planets and the Regions They Rule As Per Vastu Shastra and Astrology

The nine planets each rule a different part of a house and specific aspects of the resident’s life:

  • Sun: Sun rules the east and Vastu Shastra advises you to place the entrance here. Windows in the east should also be large to let in the maximum amount of sunlight
  • Moon: Moon rules the left side of the house and is associated with the mother or daughter. If the left side is dark and cluttered, it can cause health issues for the wife. 
  • Mars and Venus: Mars rules the Southern direction, while Venis rules the Kitchen. Your kitchen should be in the Southeast, which is the Agneya corner, the area of Fire. Kitchens situated opposite to a bedroom or adjacent to a bathroom are inauspicious and will create health or financial problems.
  • Mercury: This planet rules the North, and the common areas and outer space like the living room, verandah, visitors room, etc. If the hall is connected to a bedroom, it is good, but if the hall is dark and lacks ventilation, there will be trouble.
  • Jupiter: Vastu Shastra astrology says Jupiter rules the North East, which is an auspicious area suited for puja rooms.
  • Saturn: Saturn governs the western direction. You can have your storage room, pantry, etc hee. Food materials stored in this direction is auspicious and it also attracts prosperity.
  • Rahu: The Southwest direction is a good place for storing unwanted goods. It’s also a good place for a toilet. Rahu also has an influence on the main door, so this door should be larger than the other doors.
  • Ketu: Ketu, like Jupiter, rules the northeast. He also rules over the rear door, bathrooms, ditches, and staircases. Staircases placed near the main entrance are inauspicious.
Verandah - Ruled by Mercury or Budha in Vedic strology
Common areas and outside spaces like Verndahs ruled by Mercury

Vastu Shastra Astrology Kundali

Vastu Shastra and astrology thus have a very close connection in different traditions, like Vedic astrology and Lal Kitab. When you buy or construct a house, if you follow the precepts of astrology and Vastu Shastra together, you will enhance your chances of living for many years in a lovely, strong house that brings you health, wealth, and peace.