The ancient Indian science of "VAstu ShAstra" deals with the subjects of establishing harmony between "Panch MahAbhuta" or the 5 elements of the material nature, such as Agni(fire), Jala(water), Bhumi(soil), VAyu(Air) & Akash(Ether).
To discuss it in detail, it will surely require its own main tag & subtags, due to vastness of the topic.

Is it considered ON topic on this site?

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    I think they should be on topic, but if I recollect, people used to ask more astrological questions rather than meaningful ones, also personal questions arise like "recently bought a flat and want to do so and so thing...", questions like these gets too personal and are not valuable to future visitors. I think, that's where we might fail, lets see what community thinks about this.
    – Mr. Alien
    Commented Nov 22, 2016 at 18:00
  • @Mr.Alien, can you expand your comment into an answer. Yes, "recently bought a flat ..." will definitely be closed by members as either "opinion based" or "off topic" due to 'persona advice' nature. However, I feel that VAstu alone can spawn lots of question, once the interest arises. e.g. "Why Agni is considered south-east", "Why aged parents room allowed in north east?", "Is vastu compliance considered <80% if the Brahma-sthAna missing?", "Why a girl child should not sleep at the head of VAstu Purusha?". All these questions doesn't appear like how we have been reading in in this SE so far.
    – iammilind
    Commented Nov 23, 2016 at 5:16
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    Yes definitely shud be on-topic.Vastu shastra is discussed in Puranas.Apart from that Vastu shastra is a part of Sthapathya Veda..and we have many treatises on them like the Vastusutra Upanishad,Viswakarma Vastu Shastra,Kasyapa Shilpa Shastra and many others..
    – Rickross
    Commented Nov 23, 2016 at 9:01
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    @iammilind Yeah, I agree, as long as it doesn't veer into personal advice or scientific speculation, Vastu Shastra is absolutely on-topic here. Creation of a Vastu tag would be good, but I don't think we need subtags for the time being. If we gets tons of Vastu questions we can create subtags later. Commented Nov 26, 2016 at 23:27

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Visit What is the mythological origin of Vastu? which says:

Legend behind Vastu is described in Chapter 252 of Matsya Purana. Lord Matsya narrated the story to Vaivasvara Manu.

So, I think questions are on-topic here.

Vastu Shashtra also deals with astrology and has also some significance in psychology, art, yoga etc. (for e.g it affects the human mind and thoughts). There are many Sanskrit treatises on Vastu.

Vishvakarma is believed the expounder of Vastu Shashtra.

And in case if the question topic primarily lean more towards personal advise or scientific explanation, we've already defined off-topic close reason to handle them.

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