Is It Bad to Live in A Cul-de-sac?
By Jenny T. Liu



There are many people who are concerned that living in a cul-de-sac is bad because it places them in a dead-end street where the energies tend to be stagnant. This is not necessarily true. First of all, there are over 60 factors to consider in determining whether your feng shui is good or bad and if the street you live on is one of them. While examining the street you live on, you need to consider many conditions. There are different types of cul-de-sacs and their energies vary depending on where you are located within the cul-de-sac, how the street is configured around your house, how long the cul-de-sac is, how the land slopes and how busy the traffic is.

First, let us define cul-de-sac. It is a dead-end street that usually has a circular turn at the end. In general, houses at the end of the cul-de-sac have a street in a concave form in front where energy turns away from the house. This tends to deplete the house of energy. In the worst scenario, the street in front of them is long and slopes down towards the house, and it is a busy street creating a direct alignment of traffic energy that runs into the house. This can cause the houseís energy to be unstable and the residents inside to be insecure and vulnerable to problems. If the cul-de-sac is very short, on flat land and curved in front of them, there may be little negative effect especially if there is little or slow traffic.

In general, in a cul-de-sac, houses located at the mouth (verses the end) of the circular turnabout have the street curved around them, creating an embrace of energy that reinforces the houseís energy. Houses along the street before the circular turnabout usually have balanced energy especially if the street lies parallel to the front of the house. As you can see, there are many things to consider and a general rule of thumb may not always be true in your particular situation.

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Jenny Liu holds a Bachelorís Degree in Environmental Design from UC Berkeley and a Masterís Degree in Architecture from UCLA. She is an expert in the 8,000-year-old Chinese philosophy of Feng Shui who also shares her knowledge through seminars, workshops, periodicals and the internet. Awarded for her Masterís Thesis on Feng Shui, Ms. Liu is a fourth-generation practitioner with her own consulting firm. For more information, please see her website at

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