SPACE (‘Akasha’) – ‘Akasha’ is the sky or space that provides shelter to all the remaining elements. Space is also important because it is considered to be the primary conductor of all forms of energies, be they physical energy such as sound or light; or cognitive energy forms such as intellect and intuition; and even social energy forms such as emotional energy and psychological energy. Space represents expansion, enhancement, extension, spread, communication and even thought process (Mental Space). Space dominates the Western direction.
In a balanced state, Space gives you the charge of your destiny. It gives you a sense of direction and the ability to get organized, ensuring that you excel in all that you do. Space gives you the knowledge and awareness to understand new, creative and beneficial ideas.
AIR (‘Vayu’) – Air or ‘Vayu’ is what gives support to all life on earth. Without oxygen, no living creature would survive on our planet. ‘Vayu’ is measured in many ways: humidity, airflow, temperature, pressure, composition, etc. Air represents growth in your life. It is also associated with
movement, especially rotational movement, so it brings refreshment, fun, joy and happiness in life. This element dominates the East.
Air gives you the courage to try new things, take risks for your growth and to explore your inner-self. You get to meet people who pave the way for your growth and you perform impressively.
EARTH (‘Bhumi’) – The earth or ‘Bhumi’ is the land that rests both above and below the sea. Self-sustaining and all-powerful, it shapes the very continents and land mass that humanity lives on. Mother Earth gives stability, balance; infinite patience and maturity in character are imbued by this element. Earth dominates the center and diagonal directions in every built-up Space.
When Earth element is balanced, it induces stability in your life; be it your career, behavior, relationships, or results of your efforts. It encourages towards a feeling of peace and harmony with the entire world, especially with those related by blood.
WATER (‘Jala’) – Water or ‘Jala’ is the core of almost all living beings on earth. Our bodies are constituted of a large degree of water and our blood could not be generated without ‘Jala’. Even the earth itself is almost 70% water. This shows that water is one of the crucial elements that help in supporting life on earth. It is associated with conception of new ideas, clarity of thoughts, creation of new vision, flowing of new opportunities in your life, healing energy, immunity and restoration of health. Water dominates the North direction in buildings.
When Water is in balanced state in a building, the people in such buildings are able to see the larger picture of life. Though their attitude towards life becomes spiritual and philosophical, they are, at the core, essentially, worldly beings.
FIRE (‘Agni’) – Fire represents light and heat which account for day, night, the seasons, energy, enthusiasm, passion and vigor. Without this energy, there would be no rotation and revolution around the sun. Fire is represented on earth by the molten core of the planet. Fire is the driving force behind all life processes and thus is equated with money in modern era. It can transform your life with confidence and enthusiasm. South is the direction of Fire.
In its balanced state, Fire brings you fame and recognition among the masses. It gives you zeal, power, strength, confidence and money, which become the driving force behind life and its processes.