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Feng Shui Insight: Names Of Street Signs

Feng Shui observes the environmental influence that our surroundings could have on us.  This includes the interior and exterior of our homes. The feng shui principles take into considering the various details including the placement of trees, lamp post and drains on your property. Even your street name could present a certain energetic vibration. 

While in North Carolina, in the Historic Oakwood Community I noticed some of the street names had a bit of an aggressive tone, such as with "Poor House Rd" and "Bloodworth St." This is not saying because your home resides on streets with names such as these that "negative energy" will be created. There are many variables when cultivating Chi' (energy).

This observations is simply offering another perspective for developers to strongly consider when naming streets, as some day the power of words may become measurable


Laura Cerrano is a second-generation Certified New York City Feng Shui Consultant Expert. As a full-time Feng Shui consultant, Laura provides bicoastal consultations and workshops for residential, commercial, real estate developments, Fortune 500 companies and healing faculties. In addition, Laura is a resident teacher at the Metropolitan Institute of Design in Syosset, NY. She has been featured in highly respected publications and TV networks such as Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," PBS, CBC Television, BBC Radio and The New York Times. 


Comment balloon 7 commentsLaura Cerrano • March 16 2016 09:56AM


This can make such a difference.  I would not live on Bloodworth St for anything.  It would make me conjur up negative images everytime I saw the name.

Posted by Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living! (Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado) over 2 years ago

Not sure I would want to live on Bloodworth St either, Laura Cerrano 

Posted by Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate) over 2 years ago

I'd buy a house there.  I'm not worried about factors outside my house, just what's inside it.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 2 years ago

Hi Laura.  I've definitely seen some negative (as well as positive) effects on real estate sales based on street names.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 2 years ago


I thought about street names and Feng Shui . . . . As always thanks for sharing your insight.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 2 years ago

I have heard of instances when the names of the streets have become measurable, not just in Chi energy, but in dollars at the time of sale.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities) over 2 years ago

I can't say that is a name that I would choose for a street and was wondering why someone would come up with it. I'm sure it is likely the last name of someone that was on the project. 

I honestly don't know if I would buy a house with that street name unless it was a well known area that I really liked.

Posted by Libby Cousins, Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA (Extraordinary Processing) over 2 years ago

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