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#windchimes  are often used in  #fengshui  to adjust the  metal element . They can activate and bring energy to a space  #holisticspaces

#windchimes are often used in #fengshui to adjust the metal element. They can activate and bring energy to a space #holisticspaces

hello  #MantraMonday !! The  Mercury yantra  assists you in knowledge and creativity, with healing emerald and teal greens. The Vedic mandala background is based on the number five vedic square. The associated mantra : Om Bhum Bhudaye Namah Om  #mantra   #yantra   #mandala   #ganesha   #vedic   #holisticspaces

hello #MantraMonday!! The Mercury yantra assists you in knowledge and creativity, with healing emerald and teal greens. The Vedic mandala background is based on the number five vedic square. The associated mantra :
Om Bhum Bhudaye Namah Om
#mantra #yantra #mandala #ganesha #vedic #holisticspaces

welcome the month of the Pig (or Hai in Chinese)! as most of you know there's a  Chinese zodiac animal  for each year. they also have corresponding months. today is the start of the Pig month. Pigs are best friends with Rabbit, Ram and Tiger. If you're a Monkey or Snake - be careful this month. Be sure to carry my  feng shui charm  for the year! find the charms on my website  holisticspaces.com

welcome the month of the Pig (or Hai in Chinese)! as most of you know there's a Chinese zodiac animal for each year. they also have corresponding months. today is the start of the Pig month. Pigs are best friends with Rabbit, Ram and Tiger. If you're a Monkey or Snake - be careful this month. Be sure to carry my feng shui charm for the year! find the charms on my website holisticspaces.com

 
Pretty moonstones  #holisticspaces

Pretty moonstones #holisticspaces

 
cool little pullout tray for your kitchen from  #smallbone   #dreamkitchen   #renovation

cool little pullout tray for your kitchen from #smallbone #dreamkitchen #renovation

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Client living room in progress   #repaint   #interiors   #inprogress

Client living room in progress  #repaint #interiors #inprogress

Finished Mercury  #mandala   #yantra  last night!

Finished Mercury #mandala #yantra last night!

Site Visit with a lovely client! Wait til you see the befores!   #architecture   #interiors   #inconstruction

Site Visit with a lovely client! Wait til you see the befores!  #architecture #interiors #inconstruction

In progress  Mercury yantra mandala  with Indian wash technique   #harishjohari   #mandala   #gouache

In progress Mercury yantra mandala with Indian wash technique  #harishjohari #mandala #gouache

happy  #mantraMonday . this one looks a lot like  #ganesha  but is Krishna, the "fire that lights everything that lives." He teaches us that God is Love and we should not be afraid. Mantra: om hring krishnaye namaha om.  #mantra   #yantra   #mandala   #Krishna   #vedic

happy #mantraMonday. this one looks a lot like #ganesha but is Krishna, the "fire that lights everything that lives." He teaches us that God is Love and we should not be afraid. Mantra: om hring krishnaye namaha om. #mantra #yantra #mandala #Krishna #vedic

client's picture ledge and living room redecoration in progress   #lovemywork   #pictureledge   #livingroom   #interiors

client's picture ledge and living room redecoration in progress  #lovemywork #pictureledge #livingroom #interiors

How to Harness the Wisdom of the Planets with Vedic Art

Most of you know that I have been studying Vedic yantra and mandala painting since 2008 and I just got back from a retreat at ananda ashram with my teachers, Mavis Gewant and Pieter Weltevrede. You can see some of my newest work here.

Over the years I’ve painted dozens of planet yantras, but it’s only this year that I started incorporating the wisdom of the planets in my everyday life. Did you know that each day of the week is named after one of the planets?

The names for each day of the week have slightly different meaning, depending on the culture, but the names we use in America are derived from the Roman culture. In selecting names for the days of the week, or the time it takes for the moon to move between phases, the Romans chose the names of our sun, moon and, at the time, the five known planets (Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn). As a note, these planets were already named after Roman deities (in Latin, of course), so not only are the days of the week named after planets, they're name after Roman deities as well!

Sunday SUN radiant and bright orange

Monday MOON light feminine blue

Tuesday MARS fiery red

Wednesday MERCURY emerald green

Thursday JUPITER expansive yellow

Friday VENUS soft whites & pastels

Saturday SATURN introspective dark blue & black

I started wearing a piece of clothing or jewelry for each planet on their day of the week. For instance, today is Wednesday, so I often wear this green jade mala that I made with Satya Scainetti.  

This is from the vedic tradition, but I also connect the colors and planets with feng shui principles. For example Mars and red can relate to the Fame and Recognition area of the feng shui bagua map. I find that it helps me to understand the feng shui colors on a deeper level to connect the planet and god/goddess associations.

Wearing the color of the day can help you invoke the power of that planet to give you a little more support on that particular day. Or if you want more of a particular energy, you can wear that color. For instance you can wear orange for more radiance. It’s interesting to see how people will start to respond to this. For instance, my ascendent is the sun, and when I wear orange on Sunday, I just get so much attention!

Try it out yourself and see what happens!

by Anjie Cho