Monday, August 02, 2004

Vastu & Astrology connection

TheStarOnline has raised the good old question pertaining to relation between astrology and Vastu once again. I was asked this question various times and I too asked this question to various Vastu experts. The TheStarOnline article also supposed to answer the same question but in my opinion - it is not able to answer. This post is based on what I think regarding this astro-vastu connection.

Vastu is more of a fixed science. Vastu is an old science and the modern Vastu dates back to Brihat Samhita of Varahamihira. It means Vastu was there even before Varahamihira who collected different related sciences in his encyclopedia of astrology and related sciences known as Brihat Samhita. Although Brihat Samhita is an astrology centric book, but mentioning Vastu there itself means some relation between both the sciences. Varahamihira doesn't mention any relation between planets and Vastu. So it becomes somewhat difficult question to answer. First mentioning Vastu in an astrology book and then not telling the relation between both.

Although Varahamihira has not mention any strict relation between Vastu and Astrology and you will not find any good book on the same subject yet there is one book that can help us in relating both of them. Being a student of Lal Kitab, I believe that it is the book that can best answer this question. In Lal Kitab we can find here and there, the answer of this question. But the problem is the Vastu in Lal Kitab is altogether different from Vedic Vastu. But I believe that Vastu can be best utilized as a mix of Vastu and Astrology especially Vedic Vastu, Lal Kitab and Vedic Astrology.

Once during development of one Vastu software, I asked the same question to one Vastu expert. In his opinion Astrology is supreme and Vastu is only a supporting science. One cannot expect dramatic results with Vastu alone. If the planetary placements are not good in one's chart, Vastu cannot help him much. He has given me an example of faith and medicine in medical science. According to him, for any disease to cure, there requires faith as well as medicine. A disease cannot be cured without medicine and faith can help us healing it faster. So in his opinion Vastu is faith and Astrology is medicine.

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