Here’s a good question from reader Roseanne:
“Dear Ann, My apartment unit is #400. I assumed there was a #300 below me, but not so: I just discovered that it’s the parking garage for the building.
“I’ve never read anything positive about living over a garage – and there’s a swimming pool down the somewhere also. 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.
Do you need specific advice for the challenges in your home’s layout? Give me a call to find out what can be done to improve the Feng Shui.