The Water Personality

Out of 9 principal personalities the first one belongs to water element. Kan is the symbol of this personality. The element is water which represents North direction. The trigram (set of three lines) of this perfengshuisonality consists of one yang line and two yin lines. In this trigram the yang line is surrounded by two yin lines on both the sides. Thus this personality has hidden capabilities and powers. Outer appearance is not fully as seen in these personality people. People of this personality do not present their ability to public very soon. The family member representing water element is middle son. These thoughts were given by Feng Shui expert at the Institute of Vedic Astrology Indore.


As per the Feng Shui expert Water element people are peaceful, sweet and are like water that flows slowly. They have clean and pure thought. Water’s nature comes in sweet melodies that correspond to lakes and waterfalls while it also represents calmness of ponds and sea. The major characteristic of water element is incessant i.e. continuous flow. A River always flows towards its destination i.e. sea.

Water has movement in its nature and as soon as it gets a slope it starts flowing to the lower area therefore its flow should not be stopped. To store it, containers and tanks are required. Similarly water Waternatured people should also be contained in a direction to give meaning to their life. These people have a creativity that is seen in artists, writers, painters and creative people. They are highly emotional and sensitive and are deep thinkers. They are like the deepness of water. They are good in logic, so they can be good advocates as well as a good orator in family and society. They listen to reasoning of various parties and are able to take logical and correct decisions. Most of the time their decisions are accepted by all parties. They have good listening capabilities due to which they develop accomplished writing abilities.

Negative aspect of their nature is that sometimes they give undue importance to themselves than to anybody else. They become self-centered and are dependant in themselves, making them lonely. Running away from people and crowd makes them separated from others.

SOIL TESTING IN VAASTU – Fertility and Wind Test

The above article is taken from the online Vaastu Shastra courses that are conducted by Institute of Vedic Astrology Indore.

Fertility Test

If the fertility of a particular land is good, then seeds will germinate very fast there. Green vegetative environment gives peace to the mind. Residents of such lands get progress. If this lavastund is unfertile, then vegetations cannot grow on such land. This will create a dry and unsuitable environment and will take away peace of mind. That is why fertile land is treated to be best for living.

In this test various seeds like wheat, rice, bean, paddy etc. are sown in the soil and their sprouting time is studied. If it sprouts in 3 nights then the land is very auspicious. If it sprouts in 5 days then land is medium and its fertility is less. It can be used for living. If the sprouting does not happen in 7 or more nights then the land is unsuitable for living because it is unfertile.

Wind Test

In constructing houses, testing of flow of wind is also an important factor under consideration as per Vastu. If the flow of wind is proper then the place is ideal for living.

For this test take soil from the land and throw it up in the air. If it floats in the air then it is good sign. But if it falls down instantly, then it is not considered good. Some falling down and some floating is medium condition.

SOIL TESTING IN VAASTU – Radiation and Colour Test

Institute of Vedic Astrology situated in Indore, in state of Madhya Pradesh in India has suggested these concepts in online Vaastu Shastra courses.

For this test make a dry hollow which is level at the base and all sides.
Now take four Earthen lamps. Fill the lamps with oil (ghee) and cotton thread. Now keep this four lamps on four directions of the site. Now absence which lamp burns for longest time.

If lamp on East direction burns the most then it is very good land for Brahmins, if the lamp burns longer in the West, South and North, then this land is good for Vaishyas, Kshatriyas and Shudras respectively. This test shows the radiation which are auspicious for a particular strature of people.

Colour Radiation Test:

Take four coloured flowers i.e. white, red, yellow and black. In evening time, place them in the day in the order of black in North direction, yellow in West, red in South and white in East. In the morning come and observe these flowers. If the white flower blooms and doesn’t become dry, then this soil has good radiations for Brahmins. Similarly, if other flowers like yellow bloom and all others dry up, then this land is suitable for Vaishya. Similarly red flower for Kshatriya and black for Shudra. This test shows the colour radiation, which fall on the land and based on the colour radiation one can access which strature of people will benefit the most out of it.


vastuBased on the shape, size and environment best land is selected for house construction. There is some physical test that should also be performed. These tests are done on soil and are hence called as soil tests. Before completion of house, soil testing is done with direction, shape, slope etc. the property of soil will also affect home. Institute of Vedic Astrology, Indore that conducts Correspondence Courses in Vedic Vaastu experts suggests that on below average property land, house construction will not be preferred. House constructed on it will neither be physically strong nor it will accrue full positive effects of Vastu. Residents of a fertile land with good amount of water will be definitely be more prosperous as compared to residents of a dry and infertile land. Therefore, before constructing a house soil testing should be done. Many methods are described in Vastu for soil testing. All methods are specific and helpful in knowing various properties of soil.

      There are six methods that are very important for soil testing as per Vaastu Shastra. These six methods are called as:

  1. Density Test
  2. Moisture Test
  3. Radiation Test
  4. Colour Radiation Test
  5. Fertility Test
  6. Air flow Test.

These testing methods are very simple to apply. They can be applied in any land.

(1)  Density Test

In this test the soil’s density is tested. On loose, dry and hollow land proper foundation cannot be made, so this test is important.

Before testing clean the area where test is to be performed.Astrology-Classes

After that a one hand deep, one hand long and one hand wide hollow should be dug and soil should be excavated from it.

Now the same excavated soil should be filled again in the dug hollow.

If after filling the soil in the hollow, if soil is still left then the land is best for construction. As soil is left it shows that the density of the soil is good and the soil is hard. Foundations on such land will be strong, resulting in a strong house. Thus, this type of soil is considered best for construction.

If the hollow dug gets filled but no more soil is left then such land shall be considered as medium or general. As more soil is not left thus it means that soil is not very dense. Due to less dense soil the foundation will be affected. At such places land may penetrate inside. Due to this penetration the foundation will get affected and house will have gaps. This is however considered medium for construction purposes.

If in soil testing, some part of the hollow still remains unfilled and no soil is left, such plots are considered very bad for construction. This definitely shows that the soil has very low density and this soil is loose and has holes. On such soil strong building is a only dream only.

If soil testing is not properly done or ignored and construction is done, then such buildings will be weak. Living in such houses with be harmful. So these kind of land should be avoided.