Here’s a good question from reader Roseanne:
“Dear Ann, I just discovered that my apartment is located over the parking garage for my building.
“I’ve never read anything positive about living over a garage – what is the Feng Shui of this situation? Help!”
Roseanne is right — living over a garage is not ideal Feng Shui.
Garages and other large empty spaces are considered overly Yin in Feng Shui: dark and cold, dormant and quiet.
This negative energy can affect you on a day-to-day basis as you are conscious of the almost complete lack of human activity nearby.
If you live over a garage, what can you do to improve your Feng Shui?
The key is to symbolically balance Yin with elements of Yang.
- If the garage is part of your home, bring the space to life with lively colors and artwork, and be sure to enhance whichever part of the Bagua it occupies.
- If the garage is not under your control, as is the case with Roseanne, create a symbolic “Yang barrier” between yourself and the space below: a carpet with lively patterns or colors, for instance.
Also check out my Feng Shui SOS article for specific bedroom tips to help you correct course when you live over a garage.
(Photo by David Schott on Creative Commons)