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Erin Sylvia Simpson


Creative Professional with Dual Expertise



Architecture & Metaphysics


Metaphysical Certifications

Washington State Department of Licensing (Architect 12122).
Not licensed as a State of Washington architecture business; not currently practicing architecture.
California Architects Board (22740)
Collaborative Designer elsewhere.

The Compass Directions in Vastu

In Vastu, the architectural layout of each room is considered in terms of the compass direction it faces, and each compass direction has its own qualities. Many traditions assign beliefs to specific compass directions; below is the significance of the compass directions according to Vastu traditions, along with some universal truths.

The east is where we greet the sun in the morning as it rises, and east is considered a very powerful location in many cultures. In Vastu, an east-facing room is considered first of all the directions. East is believed to be a place of prosperity for happiness, wealth, good health and vitality as well as intellect and destiny in Vastu, and east-facing rooms are considered places where ancestors may bless the household, the head of the household, and the descendants or children who live in the house; perhaps as the sun rises from darkness each day. East is believed to be potentially the most powerful location in a house or building when it is designed or improved using Vastu principles.

Universal truth: east is a powerful compass direction because of the eastern sunrise.

The west is the direction where the sun retires every evening in almost all locations on our planet. In Vastu, a west-facing room is considered a place of prosperity for the success and fame of our deepest desires and the prospect of a bright future; as a new day will follow after each sunset. West is believed to be an important location to energize with Vastu for protecting the stability and calmness of the mind while enhancing pleasant dreams to encourage success in accomplishing tasks following a good night's sleep.

Universal truth: west is a powerful compass direction because of the western sunset.

The north direction is believed to be influenced by planet Mercury. In Vastu, a north-facing room is considered a place of prosperity for study, meditation and happiness of all kinds that result from acquiring knowledge through the intellect; it is also considered a place of happiness for the woman of the house. North is believed to be an important location to have an opening and a view to the outdoors and to energize with Vastu for the physical well-being of the occupants.

Universal truth: powerful studies are enhanced by a strong connection to the outdoors.

Although I am not providing Vastu evaluations at this time, for a simplified, reiki version of a Vastu Clearing, please visit my Architectural-Metaphysics webpage.

Vastu Purusha Architectural-Metaphysics

I've chosen a Vastu course for some of my continuing education requirements, because it links the metaphysics with the architecture very nicely. Several of the courses available are being taught by architectural university graduates and professional architects; and at least one of them by an authentically Indian female presenter who has an architect's education, which is the course I've chosen.

Currently enjoying some fanciful historic story-telling from ancient times, with personification of evil and good within architectural structures, and finding that there are interesting universal truths within these ancient concepts that continue to be relevant.

The underlying theme, it seems, is that there is an enormous underlying energy in any building which, if not controlled, can result in negativity; gossip between co-workers, arguments in the family, bringing negativity back home through the front door from office stress, etc. And, as well, there are things which can physically happen, such as unplanned maintenance and repairs, for example.

The ancients personified this negativity as an enormous entity.

To counter this negativity, the ancients personified the devas as being small yet numerous in comparison; something like the divine within all people who live in a house or work in an office, as well as customers and clients coming in through the front door. The devas tied down the negativity, by working together, like the Lilliputians in "Gulliver's Travels".

Sort of like, in a western concept, a lot of guardian angels overcoming an enormous demon by working together.

Of course, we the people in the house and the people in the buildings and the customers and clients coming through the door represent these Lilliputianesque guardian angels.

But the ancients went a little farther.

They actually honored the strength and power of the negative forces at three points during the construction process: at the groundbreaking, when the front door was installed, and at the completion of the construction project. This was like a pay-off, so the negative forces would be acknowledged and thereby agree to stay tied down.

Fascinating story.

The universal truth: there is negativity underlying every building situation, and it's up to us to overcome this negativity by working together harmoniously.

Although I don't foresee adding complete services at this time; for a simplified, reiki version of a Vastu Clearing, please visit my Architectural-Metaphysics webpage.