The 16 Directions Let’s discuss about all the 16 directions which defines the characteristics of each and every building, whether it is a Home, Office or a Factory. The attributes the these 16 directions changes with respect to the problem or target, for example, when you are talking about Relationships, you need to see SouthWest direction of Home and when you are talking about instability in career or Lack of Skills in the employees of an organization, you have to see SouthWest direction of Office or Factory. Also, each and every direction is made by two of its adjoining directions, for example, North is made by NorthNorthWest and NorthNorthEast. To enjoy the benefits of one direction, its adjoining directions must be strong enough to support that direction.
North – New Clients and Orders
North direction attracts all the money making opportunities that you get in your life. North direction is the direction of Lord Kuber, the lord of Wealth and Treasure as per Hindu Mythology. When North direction of a building is in balanced state, the residents of that building are blessed with money and prosperity.
When you give something to the world in the form of your products or services, the world returns you in the form of money and wealth. So, your products and services are
the treasures that you are giving to the world or we can say you are converting your products and services in to money.
North direction provides the power of transformation required for converting your products and services into money. The direction of liquid cash is SouthEast but the path to reach that direction originates from North direction.
North is made by NorthNorthWest (Attraction) and NorthNorthEast (Solutions) directions. NorthNorthWest is the direction of attraction and it helps in attracting customers or clients that are looking for your products and services. If you offer a product or a service to the world and it attracts people, then your products and services will become a treasure for you. NorthNorthEast is the direction of Health and Solutions and it facilitates smooth flow of transactions to convert your treasures in to money when in balanced state.
North direction belongs to Water element and presence of objects related to Fire and Earth element created imbalances in North. Avoid Red or Yellow color, Kitchen, Toilet or Dustbin, etc. in North direction.
NorthNorthEast – Health and Solutions
NorthNorthEast (NNE) direction is the direction of Health and Solutions and it is made by North (Treasures) and NorthEast (Ideas and Vision), an ideal direction for keeping Medicines. A healthy system is the one which is in smooth flow or without any blockages and hindrance. If an individual is getting the right vision and ideas to convert treasures in to money, then there will be no blockages i.e. NNE is in balanced state.
If there is a hindrance, then this direction needs to be checked for imbalances. Toilets, invertor or generator, fire place, red color, junk items, etc. create imbalances in NNE direction and causes severe health problems like lack of immunity and non-curable diseases like Cancer.
As NNE is composed of North and NorthEast, when this direction has imbalances, then there will be blockages in North and NorthEast as well. This direction is ideal for making a relaxing lounge at home and it is also ideal for making Doctor’s sitting in a hospital or clinic.
NorthEast – Ideas and Vision
NorthEast (NE) direction governs all the ideas and vision in our life. Each and every idea comes from the sub-conscious mind with a specific purpose. Our conscious mind needs to be receptive to grab that idea for the fulfillment of that specific purpose.
NE is composed of NNE (Solutions) and ENE (Creativity) directions. A healthy mind can only be governed by a healthy body. If NNE is balanced, then mind is free from blockages and is in a state of receiving new ideas from the sub-conscious mind. When ENE is in balanced state, the ideas that come from sub-conscious mind will be creative and solves the purpose easily and smoothly.
NorthEast direction is best for Meditation and Puja Room. When you enter a temple, your mind automatically switches itself into receptive state. Therefore, when a temple or a puja room is made in NorthEast direction, then the residents become more open for receiving new ideas and insights from the sub-conscious mind for solving their purpose of life and fulfilling their core desires.
There is no fixed rule to meditate daily in NorthEast direction. If a picture of the lord that you worship is placed/hanged in NorthEast direction, your connection with the divine energies is ensured and the purpose of your life gets fulfilled.
Similarly, when temple is placed in other directions, the effects will be different. For example – if temple is placed in EastSouthEast direction, the direction of Analysis and Churning, then there would be over analysis of things and decision making will be difficult. Also, if temple is placed in SouthSouthWest (Disposal) direction, then it disposes your connection with the divine energies and you feel completely disconnected with the whole world.
EastNorthEast – Recreation, Creativity and Joy
EastNorthEast (ENE) direction governs creativity and joy in all areas of your life whether at Home level or at Office level. When you are connected to the diving energies, you feel joyful and when you create your products and services in a state of joy, your products and services attracts the whole world. The energies of ENE direction help an individual to create the best products and services for the world. ENE also facilitates the process of recreation and is the ideal place for making Bathing Area.
ENE is composed of NorthEast (Ideas and Vision) and East (Social Circle and Marketing) directions. NorthEast direction gives ideas and vision for taking decisions related to future growth. When NorthEast is in balanced state, you get creative ideas and switch yourself in a state of joy and happiness. When you switch yourself in to the state of joy, the external world (East) connects with you easily.
ENE gives freshness. Whenever you are having a feel that there is nothing new in your life and you are stuck, you need to check ENE direction of your home. Presence of clutter and old storage items disturbs this direction. If you keep multi-color flowers in a green color pot in ENE, you will feel fresh and get back the lost creativity in your life.
East – Social Circle and Marketing
East direction governs your social circle. All the people that connect with you, whether at your office front (clients) or at home (neighbors and siblings) are governed by East direction. As discussed earlier, you are here on this planet for the fulfillment of a specific purpose. It is very important in our life to make connections with the right people who will help us in fulfilling the purpose of our life. This direction is ideal for making drawing room at home and meeting/conference room at offices.
East direction is composed of EastNorthEast (Creativity and Joy) and EastSouthEast (Analysis) directions. When we are in a state of Joy, we invite the external world to connect with us. We meet people and discuss things related to various aspects of our life. After analyzing all the ideas, we decide the people whom we have to walk with for the fulfillment of our purpose and build a strong Social circle around us. When we choose the right people who support us in the fulfillment of the purpose of our life, we again get filled with utter joy and happiness.
Think of the people who buy your products and services at the rate of your fixed price. Those people are governed by East direction. A politician needs to have deeper connections with the masses for winning elections. Those connections are made by East direction. If an Ecommerce platform is selling products of multiple sellers, it also needs strong connection with the masses for boosting its sales which is fulfilled by East direction.
An imbalance in East direction in people’s home or offices makes them introvert and they cannot express themselves in front of other people. In such cases, it is very difficult to make connections with the outer world which is a must for selling your products and services. Toilet in East direction totally disconnects you with the outer world. Keeping Green Plants strengthens the energies of East direction and helps in building a strong Social circle.
EastSouthEast (ESE) – Analysis and Churning
While taking any decision in your life, you take into consideration various aspects related to the outcome of your decision. The ability to churn various available options and choose the best one amongst them is possessed by EastSouthEast direction.
India is a land of churning and analysis. You must have heard about the beautiful story related to the churning of ocean in ancient times which led to the generation of various gems out of which three were most important – Goddess Laxmiji (goddess of wealth), Amrit (elixir) and Vish (venom).
All these were outcome of churning and they have their own importance like Goddess Laxmiji gives you wealth, Elixir provides longevity and and Venom kills. When there is controlled churning, the outcome is elixir but when the process of churning is in excess, the outcome is venom and on the other hand, no churning produces no result at all.
A controlled churning is a must for good decision making capabilities as excessive churning of ideas leads to nowhere and creates confusion in mind. The next direction after ESE is SouthEast (Fire and Liquid Cash) so this is the ideal place for making kitchen and the ideal activity to be placed in ESE is Mixer or Grinder.
This place is not meant for Toilet as it disposes off your analyzing abilities and you cannot choose the best out of the available options. This place is also not meant for a bedroom as sleeping in this direction leads to excessive thinking over small things which leads to frequent arguments with the family members. In various case studies, where there were frequent arguments between couples, it has been found that they were sleeping in ESE direction and after changing their bed position, their problems were resolved.
SouthEast – Liquid Cash and Security
SouthEast direction governs the liquid cash that stays in your pocket. It is the direction of fire also known as Agney Kon, the corner of fire. As per ESE direction, the balanced churning of ideas leads to gainful decision making and the spark to execute those decisions is governed by SouthEast direction.
Apart from liquid cash, SouthEast direction governs the look and feel of everything, the spark and beauty of your products and services. The first expression of your products and services is governed by their look and feel and it’s the beauty or appearance of your products and services that attracts more and more customers.
If you look around yourself, you will find people with fair complexion and good physic but they might not have as great personalities because of imbalanced Fire in their home and also there are people around you who are dark in complexion and they don’t have a good physic as well but their aura has a special spark that attracts you. Such people have a balanced fire in their home. There are two forms of fire – one is produced after burning of wood or fuel and another one is the spark or security in one’s life.
Fire is always considered auspicious as it is the direction of Goddess Laxmiji who is always seen in Red clothes, the color of Fire. This is why, as per Hindu Mythology, we start each and every process after the initiation of fire by lighting Diyas or by doing Havana.
When SouthEast is imbalanced in any building, the residents of that building suffers from cash crunch and frequent accidents. There would also be delay or hindrance in all the auspicious processes in their life like marriage or child birth.
Water kills fire and its color is Blue. If Blue color is present in SouthEast direction of your home, you will have severe cash crunch and there would be lack of security as well.
All the government departments like Income Tax department or Customs department belong to Fire element. When fire is weak in a building (Home or Office), the building will attract these departments and the inhabitants will have to suffer from financial losses. SouthSouthEast (confidence) direction is next to SouthEast direction and when SouthEast is imbalanced, there would be lack of confidence which is required for initiating any process.
If you are also facing any of the above mentioned problems in your life, just light a 15 Watt Red Bulb in SouthEast direction to balance its energies and enjoy the positive aspects of fire in your life.
SouthSouthEast – Confidence
SouthSouthEast (SSE) direction governs the confidence required to initiate any process. The process could be a new startup business or it could also be shifting your current job to another one for better pay or it could also be investing in your products and services for their betterment for more gains. SSE direction comes after SouthEast. The initiation of process starts from SouthEast but the confidence required to sustain the process till completion comes from SSE direction.
At body level, SSE direction provides energy, strength and zeal to work for the completion of the initiated process. When this direction has vastu defects, you will feel lethargic and low in energy even if you are free from diseases. At mind level also, if you start a new task and feel low at confidence whether you’ll be able to complete your task or not, then this direction is disturbed by vastu defects.
As discussed earlier, NorthNorthEast direction is responsible for Health and Immunity of an individual. But when SSE is imbalanced, the person will not suffer from any disease but will feel lethargic and low in energy level while performing any task. A good balance of NNE and SSE directions makes an individual strong and healthy.
SSE direction can be used as bedroom at home for making strong personality and at office front, it can be used for making staff sittings who needs to work for long hours to give productive output as SSE provides them the power to do so.
South – Fame, Relax and Brand Building
South direction is governed by relaxing energies in a building and also governs fame and brand building of an individual or organization. The sole medium of relaxation is Sleep and South is the ideal direction for making a bedroom. This direction can also be used for Mediation as meditation provides relaxation at mind as well as body level.
South direction also governs Fame that you get out of the products and services that you offer to the world and it is also responsible for building your brand in the market. If you want fame or if you want to establish the brand name of your product in the market, the energies of south direction needs to be strong and if south direction is disturbed by vastu defects, you will find difficulty in building your brand name. Your buyers will not trust you and will not pay for your products and services.
If you get a chance to meet famous people and observe them, you will find that they are always calm and relaxed. You will also feel a sense of relaxation after getting in touch with their aura. If you get to visit their home, you will have an automatic peace of mind and you will feel more relaxed. This is because South direction of their home is in balanced state.
Vastu defects in South direction causes problems like sleep disorders, insomnia and restlessness. South is composed of SSE (confidence) and SSW (Let go). When you are confident enough to execute a particular task, you feel relaxed. To get peace of mind, you need to remove all the negative thoughts from your mind which is done by SSW direction, the direction of Let go. Therefore, for a balanced South direction, you need to balance its adjoining directions as well.
Toilet in South direction ruins your product’s brand name in the market as well as your image amongst your neighbors. Blue color in South direction also disturbs the fire present here and create imbalance.
SouthSouthWest – Let go, Expenses and Disposal
SouthSouthWest (SSW) is governed by the energies that dispose of everything in a building. The power of Let Go is also governed by this direction. It is necessary to dispose of all the unnecessary things and negative energies from life to get rid of all the problems that you are facing. Also, the activity of disposal must be in a controlled way to create a balance. If there is excess of disposal, or if there is less of it, there is an imbalance at body as well as mind level.
At body level, if waste is not disposed of properly from your body, you will feel constipated and would lose the ability to perform your routine tasks properly. If there is excess of disposal from your body, you will feel sick and problems related to diarrhea and fatigue will occur. This also hampers the functioning of your mind due to sickness. Therefore, it is very important for the body to carry out the activity of disposal in a balanced way for proper functioning of body and mind.
At mind level, if negative and useless thoughts are not disposed of from your mind, there would be blockages for new ideas and also if there is excess of disposal at mind level, you will miss the ideas that comes to your mind and forget your routine tasks which will hamper your performance.
So, SouthSouthWest direction is ideal for making toilet, septic tank or dustbin as these are the activities of disposal and when these activities are carried out in SSW direction, their energies match and they are carried out in a balanced way.
SSW direction lies between South (Peace) and SouthWest (Relations). When SSW direction has vastu defects, negative thoughts will not let go and there would be no peace of mind. I have also observed in various vastu case studies of my clients that when clutter or waste items are stored SSW direction for long time in a building, the inhabitants lack in the ability of let go and they hold their grudges for a longer period of time which results in clashes and fights between the family members.
Therefore, SSW direction needs to be balanced for having peace of mind and happy relations.
SouthWest – Relationships, Stability and Skills
SouthWest direction is also known as Pitra Sthan (Place of Ancestors) and the energies present here govern the relationships and bonding between the family members at home. At office, it governs your relationships with the clients. It also governs the stability in your life and also the skills that you own.
Ancestors have the highest position in our Life and the growth of an individual will also happen only if he is having the blessings of his Ancestors. We are here on this planet because of your ancestors only. We got everything from them and all the skills that we are having with us are given by our ancestors only. Each and every individual is converting his skills into money. So, the amount of money that comes in our life will depend on the quality of skills that we are having or selling in the market in the form of our products and services.
In Ancient Times, people had different skills for making different things like shoes, clothes, etc. and they use to work with their hands and tools to create those things for selling in the market. As the direction of skills is SouthWest, our ancestors use to keep their tools in SouthWest direction. Those who fought for their kings in the war use to keep their weapons in SouthWest direction for enhancing their fighting skills.
In today’s life, reference material or tools that you use while working can be placed in SouthWest direction. This direction is also ideal for making quality control department in factories.
Relationships are also governed by SouthWest direction as maintaining your relationships with your family, siblings and clients is also a skill and these relationships cannot be taken for granted. Any dispute or relationship problems arise because of the vastu defects present in SouthWest direction. This direction is also ideal for keeping your family photograph in golden frame to make strong bonds among the family members. Make sure not to keep the photographs of your siblings or cousins in SouthWest as doing so will increase their interference in your personal family matters.
SouthWest direction is exactly opposite to NorthEast direction. Devtas reside in NorthEast and they give insights for growth when they are in balanced state. The art and skills required to execute those insights is governed by SouthWest direction. As SW and NE directions are exactly opposite to each other, therefore, worshipping Pitras or keeping Ancestor’s photographs in NorthEast direction must be avoided and also, there should not be temple or pictures of God/Goddess in SouthWest direction as per Vastu Shastra.
SouthWest is composed of SouthSouthWest (LetGo) and WestSouthWest (Education or Abhyas). When SSW direction has vastu defects, there is lack of let go between the family members and they hold their grudges for a longer period of time which results in clashes and fights between the family members. This disturbs their relationships which in turn disturbs SouthWest direction. Developing the habit of Let Go is also a skill which is must needed for healthy relationships.
If you want to learn the skill of driving a car, it will take just 5-6 days to get familiar with the process of driving. What lets you drive freely is the practice and more practice of that skill which is governed by WestSouthWest direction, the direction of education or Abhyas.
Therefore, the balance of all the zones is necessary as WSW ensures practice of the skills that you need in your life and SSW will remove unnecessary things from your life to provide ways for new developments towards growth.
WestSouthWest – Knowledge, Education and Savings
WestSouthWest direction is the direction of Knowledge, Education and Savings. Do not confuse Knowledge with insights that come from NorthEast direction. Here, knowledge refers to what you learn in your life, in your school or college in the form of education, from your elders and siblings or the skills that you learn while working.
This is the direction of Vidya Abhyas. Vidya means knowledge and Abhyas means practice, therefore, this direction ensures continuous practice of your talents and skills for their betterment and retention. This direction is ideal for making Study or Dining or for keeping a Fridge as the energies in this direction gives you the ability to preserve things. When study table of your child is placed in WSW, it ensures good retention power and your child will be able to retain whatever he studies in the examination hall.
Parents who complain that their child remembers everything at home and when he reaches the examination hall, he forgets everything should check the presence of Toilet in WSW direction as the disposal energies of toilet disposes of everything whatever your child studies.
When dining is placed in WSW direction, your body will be able to retain the nutrients present in the food. Similarly, the functioning of fridge is to preserve food for a longer period of time, so a fridge can also be placed in this direction.
This direction is also ideal for keeping your extra cash which is your savings, jewelry and property related papers. If you are going through some disputes related to property, the best solution to save your property is to keep the papers related to that property in WSW and hang a picture of village scene in black frame in WSW direction.
This direction is also ideal for making children’s room as a child needs to have more and more knowledge in his growing age to develop his skills beautifully for having a successful life in future. As we have discussed earlier that the building in which we live is a blue print of our sub-conscious mind, different things when kept in WSW create different results. When a television is kept in WSW, your child wants to watch television when you want him to study. When his toys or cricket kit is placed in WSW, he wants to play at the time of study. When a toilet or a washing machine is placed in WSW, the child may study as hard as possible, but he will not be able to retain whatever he studies.
Now, you know that WSW is composed of SouthWest (Skills) and West (Gains), therefore when WSW has vastu defects, you will not be able to practice your skills properly due to lack of knowledge which will hamper the incoming of gains in your life.
West – Assets, Gains and Fulfillment
West direction ensures material assets and gains in your life. All the material assets present in your life, whether in the form of property, cars, jewelry, etc. are governed by the West direction.
The devta residing in West direction is Lord Kartike, the son of Lord Shiva, who has the powers of fulfilling one’s desires, so this direction also possess the energies required for fulfilling your wishes and desires.
This direction is ideal for dining room, bedroom and temple. There are three basic necessities of life – food, clothing and shelter. When dining is made in West direction,
it ensures the fulfillment of one of your basic necessities of life. Bedroom in west direction ensures overall gains and fulfillments in one’s life.
When temple is placed in this direction, all the prayers and wishes present in your subconscious mind automatically gets transferred to the universal consciousness and they gets fulfilled. If you visit temples that were created in ancient times for the purpose of wish fulfillment, you will find that the idols of gods and goddess are placed in West and you pray facing the west direction as the energy fields of west ensures material gains and wish fulfillment.
A drawing room or meeting room in West ensures successful meetings with your clients and also fire in this zone enhances your gains. Fire element is anti with Space element, but still, fire when present in this direction in a balanced way will not destroy the gains.
A toilet or a dustbin in this direction will dispose of gains and cancel your orders when they are on the final stage of fulfillment. West is composed of WSW (Knowledge and Practice) and WNW (Depression and Detoxification) directions. The knowledge of an individual is directly proportional to the gains that he gets in his life, in most of the cases, for example – a person having master’s degree will have a higher salary package as compared to the person who is having bachelor’s degree. Similarly, if your mind does not get free from negative thoughts, you won’t be able to focus on your gains. So, powerful knowledge and the process of detoxification is a must to ensure gains and fulfillment in your life.
WestNorthWest – Detoxification and Depression
WestNorthWest (WNW) direction possesses the energies required for the process of detoxification and this is the ideal direction for making bathing area. This direction should not be confused with SSW direction, the direction of disposal, as SSW direction disposes of waste items more at body level whereas the process of detoxification occurs more at mind level.
When you are in a state of depression, you feel that you are of no use to the world and also there is nothing left for you in the world. People with such state of mind either feel like crying or they feel like destroying themselves. When you cry, you release negative emotions from your mind and you feel relaxed after the process of crying. There may be a situation when you feel too happy after you achieve something or from the achievement of your loved ones. In such situations also, your eyes gets filled with water and you cry out of happiness.
When this direction is balanced, you free yourself automatically from the emotional or mental stress that you acquire each day while carrying out your daily routine tasks but when this direction has vastu defects, your subconscious mind will not be able to release mental blockages and you feel suffocated and depressed. You will not be able to enjoy life in such situations of depression and low moods.
When a building is having store room in WNW direction, negative thoughts get stored in the minds of inhabitants residing in that building and they will always have regrets about their past.
When a kitchen (Fire) is made in this direction, then all the negative and useless thoughts gets burnt out and people feel fresh and free.
WNW is composed of West (Gains) and NorthWest (Support). When you are not getting gains in your life or your desires are not getting fulfilled, you enter into a state of depression and when you get gains and your desires gets fulfilled, you enter into a state of joy and happiness. When you are having the support of your family and friends, your state is mind will be good, but when nobody is supporting you in your life, you feel depressed.
Therefore, balancing the energies in all the directions is required for a happy and prosperous life.
NorthWest – Banks and Support
NorthWest direction governs the support system present in your life. In ancient times, people use to store food grains and other items in NorthWest direction to facilitate their availability whenever they are needed.
In today’s scenario, there are in various forms of support systems in your life. They may be in the form of support from banking and financial institutions for financial support, support from raw material suppliers in an industry, support from the labour department, support from the buyers for buying manufactured goods to increase the rolling of money in an industry, etc.
A support is beneficial only when you get it on time. Acquirement of support exactly at the point of time when it is much needed is governed by the energies of NorthWest direction.
In many case studies, where there were problems related to the acquirement of labour and staff, I have seen the presence of toilets in NorthWest direction. Problems related to rejection of loans and overdraft limits by banks and financial institutions also arise due to the presence of toilets in NorthWest direction. After treating the toilets present in North West direction, the problems related to support gets resolved completely.
When NorthWest direction has vastu defects, your support system gets affected and you will not get support from any direction in your life whether your friends, family, customers, suppliers, co-workers, etc.
When a drawing room or a meeting room is made in NorthWest direction, the meetings get finalized as per your terms and conditions and the deals are done in your favour. When bedroom is made in NorthWest direction, you are always ready to help others and you will also get support of the people around you in your life whenever you need it.
This direction is also ideal for keeping a picture of your Kuldevta or Kuldevi. Like SouthWest governs your Ancestors (Pitra) and NorthEast governs Devtas, NorthWest direction governs your Kuldevta or Kuldevi who provides all the support that you get in your life.
The energies of NorthWest direction are composed of WNW (Detoxification) and NNW (Attraction) directions. If you will be able to detoxify all negative memories from your past happenings, you will live and enjoy your present and you are in a position to attract and connect with gainful people in your life who will support you whenever you need them.
NorthNorthWest – Sex and Attraction
NorthNorthWest (NNW) direction is possessed by Goddess Rati, the goddess of sex and attraction, and this is the ideal direction for newly married couples for enjoying sexual pleasures and intimacy between each other. The energies present in this direction grab the attention of everyone over anything which is placed here. This place is also good for letting your marriageable child sleep as doing so will help in attracting his life partner
The energies of NorthNorthWest direction effects both mind as well as body. When you are attracted towards anything, your mind creates a beautiful picture of it and force your body to possess it. That force is created by NorthNorthWest direction.
You want to travel from one destination to another and for that purpose, you want to own a car to support your physical body. A car may cost 3 lac rupees or it may also cost 30 lac rupees. The car with the cost price of 3 lac rupees is a sense of support and one with the price tag of 30 lac rupees is a sense of luxury. The items that provide support at body level are usually cheaper than those which provide a sense of luxury at mind level.
A diamond may be of no use to the physical body but it creates a different impression on the mind and the mind gets attracted towards it easily. Therefore, a diamond possesses the quality of attraction.
Whenever anything is placed in NorthNorthWest direction, your mind gets attracted towards it and commands your body to possess it by paying the required amount. So, this is the ideal place for making a sample rack or for keeping your finished/saleable products at shop/office.
The energies of this direction are composed of NorthWest (Support and Storage) and North (Treasure and opportunities) directions. It means that what we have in our stock and what products and services we offer to the world will decide the amount of attraction people have after reviewing our products and services.
Fire should not be present in this direction as it will burn the attraction of your products and services and presence of toilet here will dispose of all the charm of your products.
Also, vastu defects in this direction will create problems in married life as the couples will not be able to fulfill each other’s sexual desires which will create problems between them.
When the energies of this direction are used properly and wisely, the individual is blessed with all the pleasures of life related to mind, body and soul.