Clocks have more importance than that of just telling time. They play a great role in the world of symbolism too. Their placement along with how they are placed can hold value when it comes to some traditions and beliefs and even objective practicality sometimes. And that is exactly what we will be taking a look at today.
According to Vastu Shastra, a wall clock should be placed between either on the north or east wall of the house. Moreover, this belief further goes on to state
- No clocks on top of a door
- No broken or stopped clocks in the house. Clocks shold be Repaired or removed immediately.
- Clocks should never run late, they should show the correct time.
- A clock’s glass should not be broken, in case it gets broken, replace it immediately.
- Accoding to the belief, No wall clocks should be on South or Western wall.
Now that we have discussed one aspect lets move on to some other factors
Clock On Your Bedside
It is often recommended to not have a clock by your bedside especially if you feel pressured when you wake up and see a clock. Having a clock on your bedside can put you in a rush, as this is often the very first thing in the morning which can be bad if done regularly. So, it is suggested that you don’t look at the clock at least for a few minutes after you wake up as this would give your mind and body some time to stabilize and freshen itself up. During this time you can just move around a bit or look out the window, but just don’t hurry yourself into doing anything and ease your body out of laziness. Moreover, during this period of waking up, keep your eyes open as closing them can take you back to the sweet realm of sleep again
Clocks On Top Of A Television
This might sound a bit weird but this is something that actually has some validity. It is often suggested to have a clock on top of the wall where you have your television screen hooked up, this is because of the fact that whilst watching their favorite TV show, people tend to lose the grasp of time. Having a clock on top of the screen would keep on reminding you about time at every interval or after every few minutes. This can also be helpful in training kids when you give them a little TV-watch-time to enjoy as they will know for how long they are allowed to watch the television.
Clocks Near Water
It is suggested not to keep clocks near anything humid or any surface that is humid as this can end up spilling on the clock and screwing the functionality of the clock. This is especially the case if your clock is a wooden clock as they are more prone to water and humid areas. Even if the surface is only a bit wet, the water can evaporate without you knowing and hinder with the clock without you knowing
Clocks In The Bedroom
Having a clock in the bedroom can be disturbing at times. One of these times is while you lay down to sleep. As the conventional clock would make the ticking sound, it ends up annoying and disturbing the sleep of many. This can be one of the reasons that people don’t like clocks in their bedrooms. However, there are clocks that don’t make voice, so you always have the choice of using them too. But as we said before, it is best that the first thing you see is not a clock at least for the first few minutes. This is the reasons that people feel more comfortable putting them in the TV lounge then their bedrooms
Wall Clocks And Kids’ Room
As kids are still not much familiar with the concept of time, having a wall clock hanging in their room can make them familiar with the concept of time and how it functions. Moreover, it is also recommended that the clock in the children’s room is a numbered clock. This can help the kids better understand and keep up with telling time. Numbered clocks are often considered best whilst teaching kids how to tell time. You can teach a kid how to tell time once, and then he / she will be experimenting with the clock himself/herself whenever he/she is in their room and watching the clock. This would often raise queries that would prompt answers that would further lead to them getting a better grasp of telling time as effectively as possible
Directions And Clocks
The digits of a clock are also used for navigation. To better elaborate 12 o’clock means ahead or above, 3 o’clock translates to the right, 6 o’clock means behind or below, and 9 o’clock means to the left. And accordingly, every digit from 1 to 12 is assigned a direction. This is often used when locating an object and telling its location orally. Moreover, it is also used in military training as well as in some other things of this sort. This can be quite handy to know and is rather quite easy to understand as it doesn’t have any new underlying concept and works on the same principle as in the clock. But this time the clock is just viewed as a campus of some sort, and the digits on it as directions.
Hopefully, this article was helpful in providing you some information about clocks and directions and how can they be important. If you have any clock-related questions, feel free to use the comment section below. And if you want to know why clocks don’t appear in dreams, we have a great article on just that so do give it a click if you are interested “Why don’t clocks appear in dreams? Clocks and dreams!“. Here is also a link about the history of clocks if you want to give that a look “History of timekeeping devices“