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Vastu Shastra colours: Welcoming spring

Published Feb 18, 2016, 12:06 am IST
Updated Feb 18, 2016, 7:18 am IST
Embrace your lives with the benefits of the colour of spring — Yellow — and enhance your imagination, creativity and enthusiasm with its vibrance.
 Embrace your lives with the benefits of the colour of spring — Yellow — and enhance your imagination, creativity and enthusiasm with its vibrance.

As we joyfully entered the season of spring with Basant Panchami, it’s time that we bring in the much needed peace and prosperity to attract positive energies and harmonise our lives. And what better way than embracing the colour of spring — yellow into our homes. Besides the colour, embracing and celebrating fragrant flowers such as beli, chameli, jui and others that bloom everywhere with the onset of spring, is considered auspicious too.

According to the principles of Vastu Shastra, colours play a very important role to bring about a balance in our minds and bodies as well in stimulating energies. White colour is the combination of the seven primary colours/energies: VIBGYOR or violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange and red. Each colour is linked with a particular part of the human body and will affect  you emotionally, physically and mentally. The colours around us affect our moods, health, happiness, etc. too. Since yellow is associated with brightness, optimism and joy you can deck up your drawing or living room in it.

Also, the colour has a warming effect that energises the nervous system and signifies illumination, light, intellect and higher mental activity, so it is advisable to paint the study room of a growing child with this colour. Yellow increases your consciousness and cuts down on depression, sadness or any kind of despondency.

Importance and benefits of yellow in Astrology and Vastu Shastra

This colour is great for rooms which do not get direct sunlight. Apart from this, yellow is also auspicious for puja rooms. Goddess Lakshmi loves the colour yellow and it will bring prosperity to your home.

Yellow has strengthening nature; those with fractures and weak bones should use yellow coloured clothes.

Yellow is good for studies, attention and steadiness of the mind and is best suited on the northern walls of a building.

Like red and orange, yellow is a very appetising colour. Because of this, yellow is a wonderful colour to use in the kitchen.

Folks having behavioural problems can use yellow as it is beneficial for the solar plexus chakra.

Keep Yellow stones or yellow handkerchief in the cash boxes or the wallets to enhance prosperity and wealth.

If a child is not joyful and is very critical of others or starts arguing about things he/she may not want to do as requested by you, then the colour yellow will be very helpful.

For students and anyone who wants to improve their imagination, wearing yellow will help you to enhance your creativity and self-confidence. You can wear yellow clothes or keep a yellow coloured handkerchief with you.

Place a yellow coloured piece of cloth/handkerchief on your study/work table and write your name on it with maroon ink. Wear it in some form to increase imagination and motivation.

Apply haldi tilak on your Vishuddhi (throat) chakra, forehead and your tongue to enhance happiness.

Wearing a yellow thread on your wrist or wearing a gold bracelet will help you improve your communication skills and concentration.

The writer is an astrologer and relationship expert



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