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Here and there we read, even our Prime Minister entertains Feng Shui masters to determine correct days or auspicious days to start a project or an event. The following article I picked up from the Star newspapers relating to Vastu Sastara.
I knew about a bit about astrology when I was in my younger days as I followed my friend on a motor cycle to various exponents of future analysis of your life. My friend believed this and I remember him blowing his nostrils to decide on any issue for a simple answer yes or no. Like, shall I take this or not: apparently your left and right nostril do not expel carbon dioxide, in equal volumes. At times the right is stronger than the left and vice versa. So when challenged with a yes or no answer, he will place his palm on the nose tip like a fence dividing the two cavities. Then he blows, and basing on which of the 2 sides has a stronger force a yes or no answer is decided on. It is something like ini, mini, maini more, the children’s game, but I could never make my friend divulge details of the easy way of  selecting  choices. Something like which passage way must be stronger to say yes, and when it should be a no.


Basing on this article the election results did not work for Barisan Nasional, because the day chosen was inappropriate. Good. So another date would have brought victory. But before that there is another warning that for 2 1/2 years no new task could be performed. Cannot lah boss, there is a time limit. So in other words whether the elections were held in March or before the end of the 5 year period, BN must have lost the elections. Who do we believe now, the vasthu sastra or the people who wanted a change in the government. 
Two people are mentioned in this article, one ex Mentri Besar Toyo and Zakaria the Mansion builder. Toyo is a fool giving away brooms. What if he had handed over cash in prizes, will his fortune change? Next in line is Zakaria, vasthu sastra was against him occupying the house, had he not moved in will he be with us today.
November was the month was things were getting bad with Hindraf rally, but assuming the rally took place before November would the elections be not this way.
I am wondering, and I would appreciate your comments. I am not against astrology as I know little about it, but these are questions that came to my mind reading the article.        

Wise to take heed 

Wise to take heed


In this special extra instalment, our columnist revisits previous predictions that have come to pass. Election candidates who lost might want to take note….

ONE reason for Barisan Nasional’s worst-ever election performance could be unfavourable astrological planetary positions.

In the Dec 2 instalment of this column, I wrote that people, and the country as a whole, should exercise caution when undertaking any new tasks for two-and-a-half years beginning in November because the astrological configuration of the planets was inauspicious.

Earlier, on Nov 18, I wrote that bad times would begin for Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo (former Selangor Mentri Besar) when he instituted the “broom awards” for underperforming local councils, and actually gave away two brooms.

When these prophecies were brought up in conversation at the time, two politician friends of mine laughed, saying that I was being superstitious; others read the columns with amusement, I’ve been told. But after election results were announced last weekend, I received several e-mail and SMS messages saying that perhaps politicians should heed signs and omens after all!

Actually, politicians in India and other parts of the world do take heed. Many people in high office have been known to consult astrologers privately before embarking on important commitments, be they work-related or personal, because they believe that the modern sciences have yet to discredit such foretelling.

They use the findings to guide them and reaffirm their thoughts in the decision making process, and this can give them confidence and comfort.

But there are still many people who don’t agree with that, who do not value or believe in the importance of ancient wisdom and belief systems. They turn to such wisdom only after they have run into trouble, and often only as a last resort when all else has failed in their lives.

But astrology readings can be used like a weather forecast: they can prepare us to face rain.

In Indian astrology, the Sun (deemed a planet) controls politics, and it was affected negatively – as were most of the other planets – when the planet Saturn made a significant transition on Aug 5 last year. This affected the horoscopes of many people.

Jupiter, another important planet, and one that is associated with growth, expansion, prosperity, and good fortune, also moved to a less favourable position, on Nov 16 last year.

Due to these inauspicious planetary movements, an aggressive environment is expected to prevail. Recent readings suggest that the current upheavals and uncertainties in the country will continue until April 15 when planetary positions will improve slightly; the improvement will continue, but at a slow pace, over the next two years.

One of the first signs that Malaysia was entering an inauspicious period was the Nov 25 Hindraf (the Hindu Rights Action Force) rally in Kuala Lumpur that had been planned as an expression of its members’ dissatisfaction but that turned ugly. According to astrological analysis, inauspicious energy from the planets’ unfavourable positions could have made some people act too forcefully, or even irrationally.

Issues and problems that had previously been contained were slated to surface in this period, making people bolder, and this was again apparent in the election results that saw BN losing five states.

In the case of Dr Khir’s “broom award”, Indian culture views giving a broom to another person as the equivalent of hitting that person with it.

It is a bad sign, and it is not the recipient who will suffer the consequent bad karma. Dr Khir, who lost the state, certainly suffered something…

Another prediction that I truly wish had not come true was about the troubles that would beset former Port Klang assemblyman, the late Datuk Zakaria Md Deros. I was saddened by his death on Tuesday, as he was an old friend of mine.

When Zakaria’s home hit the headlines in 2006 after it was revealed that it had been built without council approval, I visited the structure and then advised him against moving in because it had serious Vasthu Sastra afflictions.

Among the major defects I highlighted in my column on Nov 5, 2006, were an irregular plot of land and two roads “spearing” very inauspiciously into the house.

Vasthu Sastra principles states that such defects invite unwanted trouble that could affect health.

Although Zakaria took note of my comments, he moved into the multi-million-ringgit mansion in Kampung Idaman, Port Klang, six months ago. Subsequently, he was dropped from Umno’s list of election candidates and his daughter-in-law, Roslinda Abdul Jamil, whom he had recommended should stand in the Port Klang state seat, lost the election. Finally, he suffered a fatal heart attack.

Some may dismiss these predictions as mere coincidences while others may claim that it is irrational to believe in such notions. But just because modern science cannot explain these ancient beliefs and practices, they should not be dismissed because they continue to provide answers to many otherwise unexplainable issues in many cultures.

While you are making up your mind whether to believe or not, it would do no harm to be cautious with relationships, whether personal or professional, in the coming weeks: disagreements and misunderstandings will occur, and disappointments will surface more frequently because we are still in that unfavourable astrological period.

It will, obviously, be a testing time for political parties in partnerships. This is the time for them to strengthen relationships so they can withstand pressure. Where possible, postpone making important decisions, and seek divine grace by offering prayers within your own belief system.

Vasthu talks

The columnist will speak on astrology for the current period, and Vasthu Sastra for happiness, prosperity, and peace of mind today at 2.30pm at Auditorium Tan Sri Soma, Wisma Tun Sambanthan, Jalan Sultan Sulaiman, Kuala Lumpur. Admission is by contribution of RM10 to the Amriteswari Foundation of Malaysia. To register, call G. Ramalingam at 012-329 9713.

A similar talk will be held on March 30 at 2.30pm at Tropical Inn Hotel in Johor Baru. Admission is by contribution of RM10 to the same foundation. To register, call Arumugam at 016-789 8303.

  • T. Selva, The Star’s Sunday Metro Editor, has spent years researching and writing about the ancient Indian science of construction, better known as ‘Indian feng shui’. He is the first disciple of 7th generation Vasthu Sastra Master Yuvaraj Sowma from Chennai, India.

    The Star does not give any warranty on accuracy, completeness, usefulness, fitness for any particular purpose or other assurances as to the opinions and views expressed in this column. The Star disclaims all responsibility for any losses suffered directly or indirectly arising from reliance on such opinions and views.

  • Wise to take heed



    1. Bullsh!t!

      I admit I did not read the article above because I don’t want to waste my time reading garbage!

      But I know enough about this Vasthu thing to brand it as garbage!

    2. People tend to believe anything ancient.

      So, we have many `con artists’ who try to swindle the vulnerable by making them believe everything they say just becausing they are using something from the past.

      Vaashtu Shastra is NOT about elections, Hindraf etc.

      Correction: The last sentence in my earlier comment should read:

      But I know enough about this Vasthu thing to brand the article as garbage!

    3. Another correction:

      becausing – because

      (I think I must consult the writer of the article about the position of my keyboard!!!!!)

    4. Dear GV,

      I think the keyboard must change position, Ha,Ha,Ha.

    5. DONE!

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