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hello  #MantraMonday !! The  Venus yantra , for love and support with soft pale blues, pinks and purples. The Vedic mandala background is based on the number six vedic square. The associated mantra :  Om Shum Shukraye Namaha Om   #mantra   #yantra   #mandala   #venus   #vedic   #theplanets   #sacredart   #sacredgeometry

hello #MantraMonday!! The Venus yantra, for love and support with soft pale blues, pinks and purples. The Vedic mandala background is based on the number six vedic square. The associated mantra :

Om Shum Shukraye Namaha Om

#mantra #yantra #mandala #venus #vedic #theplanets #sacredart #sacredgeometry

excited to share my first ever  #HolisticSpaces   holiday gift guide ! check it out at  holisticspaces.com/blog

excited to share my first ever #HolisticSpaces holiday gift guide! check it out at holisticspaces.com/blog

 

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@stiggly  cleared out the qi under her bed after listening to my  #fengshui   podcast!  👍🏼

@stiggly cleared out the qi under her bed after listening to my #fengshui podcast! 👍🏼

hello  #MantraMonday !!  ganesha  leads us to the awareness that we're always safe. remover of obstacles and easy to please.  mantra: om ganapataye namaha om   #mantra   #yantra   #mandala   #ganesha   #vedic

hello #MantraMonday!! ganesha leads us to the awareness that we're always safe. remover of obstacles and easy to please. 
mantra: om ganapataye namaha om
#mantra #yantra #mandala #ganesha #vedic

Love my new amethyst for intuition and happiness  Mala  that I made yesterday at the  @satyajewelry  workshop at the  @rubinmuseum

Love my new amethyst for intuition and happiness Mala that I made yesterday at the @satyajewelry workshop at the @rubinmuseum

Painting sample boards and hanging them on the wall with Timothy. Better than painting a swatch!  @shambhalanyc   #painting   #refresh

Painting sample boards and hanging them on the wall with Timothy. Better than painting a swatch! @shambhalanyc #painting #refresh

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#mantramonday  my latest and favorite  mandala  and yantra,  Saraswati  the goddess of the arts and knowledge. with  #3  vedic square pattern behind for wisdom. the mantra: "om hring saraswataye namaha om"  #mantra   #yantra   #mandala   #saraswati   #sacredart

#mantramonday my latest and favorite mandala and yantra, Saraswati the goddess of the arts and knowledge. with #3 vedic square pattern behind for wisdom. the mantra: "om hring saraswataye namaha om" #mantra #yantra #mandala #saraswati #sacredart

love these pods for airplants. cute and nice for decoration, however airplants aren't the best as  #fengshui  adjustments because they're spiky!  #airplants

love these pods for airplants. cute and nice for decoration, however airplants aren't the best as #fengshui adjustments because they're spiky! #airplants

lovely countertop material: soapstone, glassos, caesarstone & marble  #interiors   #countertops   #designmaterials

lovely countertop material: soapstone, glassos, caesarstone & marble #interiors #countertops #designmaterials

And the  #demolition  begins!   love these pods for airplants. cute and nice for decoration, however airplants aren't the best as   #fengshui   adjustments because they're spiky!   #airplants   #renovation

And the #demolition begins! love these pods for airplants. cute and nice for decoration, however airplants aren't the best as #fengshui adjustments because they're spiky! #airplants#renovation

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


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Painting  Gan  esha   yantra  this weekend with my teacher  @sacredma   #sacredart  photo by  @sandrinevanslee

Painting Ganesha yantra this weekend with my teacher @sacredma #sacredart photo by @sandrinevanslee

Saraswati and her yantra cultivates beauty knowledge and the arts  #saraswati   #watercolor   #goddess

Saraswati and her yantra cultivates beauty knowledge and the arts #saraswati #watercolor #goddess

Goddess  yantras  knowledge and prosperity completed.  #saraswati   #lakshmi   #yantra

Goddess yantras knowledge and prosperity completed. #saraswati #lakshmi #yantra

#mantraMonday   Tara  from Carmen Mensink, my tibetan thangka teacher, she grants all wishes and bestows assistance for anyone in need, just ask. Mantra: Om Tare TuTare Ture Soha!  #mantra   #greentara   #thangka   #tibetanart   #tara   #peaceday

#mantraMonday Tara from Carmen Mensink, my tibetan thangka teacher, she grants all wishes and bestows assistance for anyone in need, just ask. Mantra: Om Tare TuTare Ture Soha! #mantra #greentara #thangka #tibetanart #tara #peaceday

#beforeandafter  of a foyer. The foyer is impt. as it represents your face to the world  #fengshui   #interiors   #foyer

#beforeandafter of a foyer. The foyer is impt. as it represents your face to the world #fengshui #interiors #foyer