Yantras and how to use them

Yantras – The Subtle Reality of Geometric Figures


Yantras are gemetric and colourful images with the power to neutralize defects of your house on the energetic and the karmic level. They can also be used in astrology for counteracting afflicted planets and strenghtenig the positive influences.

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Yantras as a means of correction to balance the spatial energy

Corrections applied on the physical plane such as changes in the building structure are especially important, because those changes most directly affect the overall energy situation. On the second plane – the energetic plane – we use mirrors, the different elements, precious stones, herbs and other means in order to subtly influence the quality of the energies. This also yields a sustaining effect and a noticeable improvement of the well being of the people living in the building.

However, the deepest level of Vastu is the karmic plane, focussing on the combination and interaction of planetary influences inside the house. Such subtle means of correction are effective, because Vastu qualities mainly affect the subtle plane, and therefore one can also find counteractive means on this plane. Yantras have been used in Vastu for thousands of years in order to balance defects on the energetic and karmic plane. This effect is due to the following elements which when taken together form a yantra.

Geometric elements

The Shri Yantra

In general, yantras are made of complex geometric elements, which form a geometric whole. Simply by applying yantras, the energetic quality of a room is being influenced, especially if a yantra is applied to one of the energetic key points of a room.

The Shri Yantra is a good example, because here the energetic elements very clearly form a unity, which is dedicated to the goddess of fortune, Lakshmi. The Shri Yantra consists of a combination of nine triangles of different angles and sizes, which penetrate each other. Five triangles are arranged in such a way that their horizontal lines are parallel and the other four triangles are arranged in the exact opposite direction. The figure that is formed by these triangles contains 43 small triangles with each one of them manifesting its own specific energy. The nine penetrating triangles represent the process of creation. The five triangles pointing from the top to the bottom represent the male impulse of creation known as Shiva, while the four triangles pointing from the bottom to the top represent the female power of creation known as Shakti. Taken together the two form a dynamic field of force in which the cosmic creation takes place.

The Sri Yantra

The Sri Yantra is one of humankind’s most ancient symbols. For many millennia the Sri Yantra has been used to invoke good fortune, wealth, health, and as an aid for meditation. Nowadays, various research scientists have shown interest in this ancient Vedic yantra. The renowned American physicist Dr. Patrick Flanagan calls the Sri Yantra the ‘king of power diagrams‘ and describes its energetic effect as seventy times greater than that of a pyramid construction. This means that a three centimetre Sri Yantra possesses a greater energetic effect than a two-metre pyramid. The Sri Yantra’s extraor-dinary energetic power depends upon its exact geometry. This com-plex geometry is the key to its effect and has interesting mathemati-cal implications. In this yantra you find not only the ‘Golden Section’ but also parallels to the geometrical structure of the hydrogen atom and to the ratios of its emission lines. In line with the original Sri Yantra, we (the International Vasati Company) have precisely reconstructed the Sri Yantra’s exact geometry and have given it a synergetic colouring. The Sri Yantra is auspiciously placed in the north or northeast of a room or building. The flat side of the central triangle (with a dot in the centre) should face upwards. The Sri Yantra can also ener-gise food, beverages, or other things. Simply place appropri-ate items on the yantra and let them stand there for a few minutes (the longer the better). When placed vertical the flat side of the Sri Yantra’s central triangle should be facing east.

Geometric element Meaning
Circle Energy of the element water
Square Energy of the element earth
Triangle Energy of the element fire
Diagonal lines Energy of the element air
Horizontal line Energy of the element water
Vertical line Energy of the element fire
Point Energy of the element ether

Furthermore, more complex geometric elements may be used; the energetic classification of which may be derived from the corresponding context.

Colours

Yantras may be multi-coloured or just one colour. Although yantras also have an effect when they are just one colour, the energetic influence and clarity are being amplified by the use of more colours.
The colour spectrum represents the spectrum of the subtle energies. The colours are assigned to the different planets and each direction, and they will be used if the energy of a certain planet or direction is to manifest in the yantra. If you draw the same yantra in different colours, you will get yantras with slightly different effects.

Symbols

Symbols are another important part of yantras, because they symbolise the subtle power of a certain planet, entity or object. Traditionally such symbols are being used all over the world in geomantic in order to influence the energies of the earth and space.
The power of symbols is not exclusively due to their psychological effect, because otherwise it would not be possible to prove some effect on plants or other natural energetic systems independent of a human observer. However, various scientific methods have brought about such proofs in numerous cases.
For years the Slovenia geomantic Marko Pogacnik has been performing geomantic healings of landscapes, places, cities, forests and parks in many parts of the world. Simply by carving symbols of nature’s elements and natural entities in stone and placing them in points which are energetically effective, the acupuncture points of the respective energetic system. The effects of his earth acupuncture is so convincing that even city councils and administrations ask Pogacnik to perform such landscape healings in their areas.

Writings

The written word has a great effect in the subtle realm, because it carries its meaning in a fine energetic vibration. That means that the effect of writing does not necessarily depend on someone reading and understanding it, but that it has an effect beyond consciousness.
For instance, if you write down words with a positive meaning such as love, hope, kindness, belief, mercy on a piece of paper and put a glass of water on it, the positive vibration of these words will be transferred to the water. This transfer can be amplified or accelerated, by lightly striking the glass with a spoon. You will get the same effect if you write down these words on a bottle of water in which the water is being stored. The positive effect of such affirmations can be proven by the aid of modern photographic methods. Water exposed to positive affirmations crystallises in wonderfully beautiful harmonious forms, whereas water exposed to negative affirmations crystallises in disharmonious, chaotic forms.

For this reason, most yantras contain written elements in addition to the geometric elements and symbols. In general these writings are in Sanskrit, as Sanskrit has an especially energetic effect. The letters of Sanskrit are vibration images representing the sound image of the corresponding sound. Sanskrit words or sentences written or pronounced, aiming at manifesting a certain energy, powers or entities are called mantras. A mantra is a written or spoken sound vibration, which has the power to free the mind. According toVedic tradition every energy, power or entity has its own mantra, by which it can be addressed.

In the Vedic worldview, a certain aspect of God dominates every planet. These aspects are presented in the form of 10 yantras. It is completely safe to apply them, they cannot have any negative effects, because they do not simply amplify the power of the planet they represent, but balance it in an intelligent way. For instance, if a certain planet is weakened, it will be strengthened by the yantra, while its effect would be neutralised, if it developed a negative effect due to its attacked position.

You apply the yantras according to a very simple principle. If you find a Vastu defect in the house or on the plot, you find out first which planet is affected by this. Once you have identified one or more planets, you place a yantra to the spot affected, respectively. In most cases you fix the yantra on the wall; the height of the yantra depends on the yantra selected. The following chart provides an overview for the height of each yantra. The details given in the right column refer to the body of the person most affected.

Planet Height
Sun Heart
Venus Solar plexus
Mars Spleen
Rahu Coccyx
Saturn Spleen
Moon Neck
Mercury Eyes
Ketu Crown of the head
Jupiter Crown of the head

Another possibility consists in applying the yantras directly under the ceiling or on the floor. In this case, it is important to position the yantra in such a way that its head (the side opposite the mantra, the upper side) is directed towards the east. The following examples from practise should illustrate this principle:

Example: In general, a kitchen in the west of a house does not have enough fiery energy in order to sufficiently energise the food prepared there. Therefore, it is useful to apply a spiritual Mars Yantra in the centre of the kitchen under the ceiling so that the head of the yantra points towards the east.

Example: If a toilet is in the northeast of a building, you can apply a spiritual Jupiter Yantra outside the toilet above the door, as the toilet has an effect on planet Jupiter.

Example: If there is a big cupboard on the east side of the living room which cannot be moved, the flow of the solar life energy is blocked. This defect can be partly balanced by putting a spiritual Sun Yantra directly on the cupboard. It should be fixed in the height of the heart. Here it is not important whether the yantra can be seen from outside or not. It can also be put behind books or inside a drawer.