Basic Elements of Vaastu

There are a number of basic elements involved in the proper execution of Vaastu Shastras. These elements only apply to a building that is properly oriented on the cardinal directions (with a slight deflection) and designed and built using specific mathematical calculations for the main wall (motherwall) and the extensions. Without proper orientation and mathematical calculations (Ayadi) a building is not a Vaastu compliant building.

Without these two elements it is fruitless to expect that you can have a peaceful home that brings wellbeing and prosperity. There is about 1 out of 100 – 200 homes, properly place on the cardinal directions, which may come close to a proper Ayadi measurement but it is very rare. Hence, it is a waste of money to attempt to “fix” an existing home unless it is oriented on the cardinal directions.


  1. Motherwall – the main perimeter of the house mathematically selected to be in resonance with the inmate and precisely executed as built space
  2. Orientation – oriented to the cardinal directions with slight deflection on appropriate site
  3. Yoni Line – clear line of sight from front door to back door resulting from properly placed front door
  4. Brahma sutra – follows Yoni but through center of Brahmasthan line and is a vibrant thread of light
  5. Soma Sutra – perpendicular to Brahma Sutra – also a vibrant thread of light
  6. Brahmasthan – open space, no walls or obstacles, no furniture, no fountains. The point of energy generation for the house
  7. Five Elements – naturally distributed due to laws of nature
  8. Room placement – based upon functions related to the 5 elements
  9. Elevational elements – based upon math of Motherwall and precisely executed with proper placement of windows, doors, and other elements


Fabric of The Universe: The Origins, Implications, and Applications of Vastu Science By Jessie J. Mercay. Text and diagrams, with permission, from Dr. Jessie Mercay, Fabric of the Universe, and


The True Peace



The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness, with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the center of the universe dwells Wakan-Taka (the Great Spirit), and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us. This is the real peace, and the others are but reflections of this. The second peace is that which is made between two individuals. And the third is that which is made between two nations. But above all you should understand that there can never be peace between nations until there is known that true peace, which, as I have often said, is within the souls of men.

~ Black Elk, Oglala Sioux & Spiritual Leader (1863 – 1950)