Dear Miss Aida,
I took the time to give you a proper answer - with due permission of the forum moderation to briefly discuss a topic, strictly speaking, outside the scope of hoodoo -, since you are ever so kind and thoughtful in answering all of my questions. Much obliged, ma'am
I live in Brazil, and within our African-Diasporic Traditions the owner of crossroads is Eshu - as we have previously discussed in the thread about The Black Man of The Crossroads a couple of months back, as you might recall it. Eshu, while being fundamental in the worship of the deities by presenting to them any offering we have, as he is first and foremost the messenger to the spirit world, and also a great friend of human kind and aid in all magical operations, in other hand constitutes a quite chaotic presence and disturbing to one's home, precisely due to his active and expansive nature. He is expansion and movement itself, therefore contraire to the ideas of settlement and peace a house stands for.
Even in temples - the phrase "houses of spiritual worship" would give a more accurate idea - he is given a little house on the outside, usually just by the door, which is singularly where he receives his offerings, prayers and the task to protect the house and the spiritual service being held there, receiving his due before any other god does.
Even in a context of domestic cult such principle applies. He is given cult on the outside, just by the door, in the left corner of those entering the house and to the right of who stands inside. To begin a proper devotion to Eshu one must go to the crossroads and ask him politely to come live in the front of one's house. One must carry a bottle of honey and pour it slowly in the street, tracing it by foot all the way from the crossroads to the entrance of one's house, so he understands living beside you can be sweet. Then he is given his usual due, which can be a simple offering of tobacco, alcohol and one candle, to start of. One should also preferably pray his Adura, which is the main prayer in his cult.
He is very good to magic practitioners. Very quick to take action and extremely present in our world. Very active in a present-time situation and with a strong sense of commitment. Absolutely terrific in any road-opening service. I am very devout, even though I have a christian core of spiritual practice. Living in Brazil, we're taught it is not at all conflictuous...as most people know, these days. I just thought you would appreciate the cultural trait.
I am very willing to discuss these matters with anyone interested, but I should cut this short as I've stirred a bit far away from the forum's central topic. You can PM me if you like, Miss Aida, if you want to talk this further. I would, gladly.
Oh, and as an aditional comment. The disturbance I referred to regarding the excessive presence of Eshu in one's house are the variety of spirits drawn by his strong presence; weird noises in the house, anxiety, what one could describe as rather strong crossed conditions. Generalized chaos in one's life.