Before buying plot for the construction of a house or office, one should follow basic vastu guidelines for prosperity and positivity at home and in the office. Vastu is the ancient Indian science of proper direction and location of rooms, people and furniture in a house or office to ensure maximum benefits, wealth, health and positive vibes. Most plots have slopes and these slopes play a great role in deciding the auspiciousness of the plot. The following are some tips which one should follow while buying a plot of land: • The north east direction of slope in a plot gives favorable results whereas the south-east is considered inauspicious. Therefore one should buy a plot of land with a downward slope in the northeast direction. • The northwest direction gives auspicious results too and the southwest is considered unfavorable. Hence, one should buy a plot of land sloping towards the southwest. • Similarly, the north east and the southeast are auspicious while the northwest and southwest should not be considered. • Though the slope towards the southeast, northwest and west are good but they are not as favorable as the east, north and northeast. If given a chance, one should consider a plot with the entire slope towards the north-east direction. • The downward slope towards the east ascertains the gain of wealth, status, success and prosperity. An upward slope towards the east brings dishonor and failure and hence should be strictly avoided. • A downward slope in the northeast direction brings success, prosperity and peace of mind while the upward slope results in failure of business, loss of money and bad health. • A downward slope in the west brings in a lot of difficulties such as mental tension, bad health, loss of wealth and troubles whereas an upward slope in the west direction brings success, wealth and progress. • A downward slope in the northwest direction leads to theft, bad health and enmity where as an upward slope in the northwest brings success, travel, wealth and entry into politics. • A downward slope in the north direction brings in success, wealth, prosperity and health whereas an upward slope in north leads to lack of mental rest, bad health, loss of wealth and bankruptcy. • A downward slope in the south results in loss of wealth, loss of mental health, tensions and bad health of women whereas an upward slope in the south leads to wealth gain, good health, satisfaction and other pleasures. • A downward slope in the southeast brings in dangers like ill-health, loss of wealth and other business problems whereas an upward slope in the southeast is considered lucky. • A downward slope in the southwest leads to problems, addictions, diseases and deaths whereas an upward slope in the southeast proves beneficial in business, prosperity, promotion and power. The above mentioned tips should be followed when one intends to buy a plot for the construction of home or office. There is no harm in following some vastu tips even if a person is not a vastu follower.