Vaastu and Significance of Holi Colours
GUWAHATI: Though Holi is a festival of colours, Hindus use it more for socializing and improving relationships.
The five basic elements are represented by different colours. Blue represents the water element. Green and purple are for the air element. The fire element is represented by Red colour. Yellow is for earth element and sky blue or white is for the space element.
Colours have different meaning as per numerology also. Red and pink are suitable for Number 1 people. Blue and white are for people with number 2 as their birth number. Green and yellow are good for number three. Sky blue and purple for number 4. Pink and orange are for number 5 people. Pink and sky blue are lucky for number 6. Blue and green for number 7, red and saffron for number 8 people and violet and light yellow are suitable for number 9 people.
White, yellow and red colours are extremely powerful and have a positive effect on the day of Holi. One should wear white clothes and play Holi as when you do so on a Purnima, it gives your moon a lot of strength which proves beneficial for mind and education.
Playing Holi with bright colours increases strength of muladhar or Root chakra which gives more confidence in life. So one must apply either red or yellow colour on the forehead.
Applying red colour boosts your confidence, takes away fear from your life. When you apply yellow colour, it creates more passion in you and increases your ambition in a positive way. These two colours are very powerful.
Holika Dahan or the lighting of bonfire takes place on the eve of Holi. The day is also popularly called 'Chhoti Holi.’ It is an extremely popular tradition and is celebrated with fervour all across the country and is symbolic of triumph of good over evil. This burns away all your negative thoughts and traits.
If you want to quit smoking or get rid of alcohol problems then on this day you can get the positive energies to get rid of your negative traits. Write down your problems on a piece of paper and put it in fire.
Venus is a planet that gives luxury and material comforts, fame as well as discrimination between right and wrong. On Holi, planet Venus is extremely strong and tapping into its beneficial powers will bring positive results. In order to enhance your Venus on Holi, you must apply natural colours and flower extracts freshly made at home. When you apply flower to each other you enhance this planet. One should also wear flowers around their necks, around hair and hands to enhance Venus.
Enhance your Moon and strengthen your liquid cash. This satellite of earth brings lot of mental peace and strength; it connects you to people, and is responsible for liquid cash. Wasting of water is actually wasting liquid cash, whether by drinking half glass of water or while taking a shower and leaving the water tap open or by using more water than is required. On the occasion of Holi, if you conserve water and if you play it in a sensible way, you are enhancing your moon. As it is Purnima or day of the full moon in Holi, the effects are much stronger. People should conserve water on Holi rather than wasting it.
Make your Saturn Stronger: On Holi, lot of people indulge in drinking alcohol and bhang and there is a lot peer pressure where people push others to try various forms of intoxicants. This is very harmful as by doing so you spoil your own Saturn. It is a planet that gives you power of ruling, strength and success. But one should not push others for self interest which angers Saturn.