In Vaastu Shastra, South direction is ruled by Yama, the Lord of Dharma & Death. That is why most of the people have fear phobia of this direction. But in reality it’s not so, because one may get lots of benefits by not doing the forbidden tasks in the South and following the principles of Vaastu Shastra.
In Astrology, South direction is said to be occupied by the planet Mars which, besides other things, signifies courage, boldness, invincibility, and valiance. So, one may improve one’s power of drive, determination and domination over others by occupying the South direction and propitiating Mars with chanting of right kind of mantras and doing other remedial things. Further, South direction may be auspicious for the people having Leo or Capricorn as their Ascendant sign, since the fourth house signifying their living place is ruled by the planet Mars.
In Feng-Shui, the South direction signifies recognition and reputation. Therefore, keeping this sector always energized is important for achieving the desired success in life. Painting this section of the house red will be advantageous for attaining name and fame.
As per the Science of Numerology, the South direction is favorable for the persons born on the 9th, 18th, or 27th in any month, but more particularly so when these dates occur from the 21st March to 26th April, and from the 21st October to 27th November.
One may protect oneself from the malefic effects of South direction and derive the benefic results by adopting the following ways:
v Height in the South direction bestows beneficial results.
v A higher wall in the South side is positive.
v Staircase in the South is auspicious.
v Water storage in overhead tank or at an elevation in the South is favorable.
v Any vertical addition should be made in the south of an existing building.
v The servant’s quarter, totally independent of the main building, should be located in the south of the plot.
v South facing entrance is highly inauspicious.
v No open space like gardens, balconies or terraces should be in this direction.
v A pond or well in the South direction is inauspicious. It can lead to heavy losses or instability.
v Location of basement in the South may result in a series of troubles in the family.
v Septic tank is prohibited in this direction.
v A kitchen in the South results in gloom.
v Flow of waste-water from the South results in lots of obstacles.
v Toilet in the South is inauspicious.
One may attain and improve one’s fame and fortune by following these simple Vaastu, Feng-Shui and Astrological principles and make life more momentous.
© Gulab Jain, January 13, 2013
Posted from Bangalore (India)