For a house to become a home, it needs to radiate the right kind of energy. According to a number of traditional beliefs, each home comes with its own energy type. A person dwelling in a house comes under the influence of a specific energy field, which in turn influences him in one way or the other. Vastu Shastra is an ancient method of living harmoniously with nature. The core principle of Vastu is to create a balance in the science of direction that combines all the five elements of nature: air, water, earth, space and fire with the sole purpose to find mental solace and have the opportunity to enhance health, wealth, good luck, and prosperity.

All the eight zones or directions in your house i.e. North, North East, East, South East, South, South West, West, and North West play an integral role and if any zone is not constructed properly while designing the space, the house owners will feel the negative effects of the imbalanced energies in their lives.

Deiptii Taurannii, Vastu Shastra & Feng Shui expert, founder of Vastu in Dubaii shares tips on how to identify directions in your house correctly to attract positive energy and enjoy life’s abundant blessings:

North Zone
It is considered the Vastu zone of money and opportunities. An imbalance in this zone will hamper your financial growth. Installing water fountains or placing a money plant creeper in this direction will enhance the positivity and prosperity for the house holders. The living energy of the plants get rid of all the negativity too.
To attain the good fortune, a wealth bowl in the North direction of the house will do wonders. A wealth bowl should consist of three Chinese Feng Shui coins tied with red ribbon in a crystal bowl, along with a few grains of rice. The bowl should be wider on the top than at its base and should be kept hidden inside a cupboard.

North East
To enhance the energies in the North East direction, place an aquarium with clean water. Fishes, besides being beautiful, are known to attract financial benefits. Keeping an aquarium at home not only brings financial stability but also creates a calm atmosphere. A total number of eight fishes (red or golden) and one black coloured fish. Living room or passage area is an ideal place to keep the aquarium. It is not advisable to keep the aquarium in bedroom or the kitchen in the North East zone.

South Zone
This zone of the house should be enhanced with fire elements. You can display your awards and certificates here, burn red candles, place red vases, or accessorise it with shades of red, orange, purple, pink or bright yellow. These elements will help you bring your efforts to fruition and get you the desired fame. It is advisable to avoid shades of water and metal in this direction.

South West
The right enhancement of the South West direction can give a boost to your financial status as well as give you confidence, health, wealth, name, and fame in life. A master bedroom in a home, offices for the chairman, directors, and supervisors of business are most effective in the South West. Protect the stability of the house or business by keeping a safe at 225-degree SW, with the safe door facing the North. If there is a toilet or heating source in this direction, there will be cash flow problems and depletion of savings.