Welcome to Ask-A-Witch, a place on the web where your spiritual and magickal questions will be answered by practicing Witches. This blog is dedicated to answering your spiritual and magickal questions… not giving psychic readings/answers. We hope you enjoy the information provided and wish you all a very witchy day!


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Gabby from Chantilly, VA

Lately, I've been feeling really disconnected from my supplies - gemstones, herbs, candles, oils, etc. I used to be able to feel the currents of their intent and work with them fluidly. But now everything feels so disjointed in my spellwork and rituals. I've tried cleansing and recharging, but they still don't feel...right. I know I've been pretty stressed out lately, but I'm not sure if I should just work on clearing out my own internal noise or if I should look into getting new supplies too.


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Dear Gabby,

Definitely work on clearing out your own internal noise. Feeling stressed out, over worked, under played, and disconnect can leave us feeling disconnected from almost every aspect of our life... especially our spirituality!


Good luck!
Witch

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Samhain Ritual at 13 Magickal Moons

Blessed Samhain!

Wednesday, October 29, 7:30 pm 
*Ritual will be held rain or shine!*

Merry Meet! Come and join in the celebration of the next turning of the wheel. 13 Magickal Moons is hosting an Open Samhain Ritual on Wednesday, October 29 at 7:30 pm during Tea Night (6-9 pm every Wednesday). Join us for an evening of magick and mystery! Bring a dish to share and be sure to dress accordingly for the weather!!! Costumes are welcome! Please no children under the age of 12.


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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Zoe from Toronto, Ontario

Hi, I'll make this quick. I'm 18 and I think I'm a witch or something. I have no idea. It sounds crazy, but please tell me what you think. My whole life I have always had a special connection with animals and children. It's like animals are submissive around me. People around me notice. When I was younger, I was camping and we saw this injured moose. Everyone was taking pictures from a distance, but I ran up! My grandparents were terrified it was going to hurt me or charge me, but it let me pet it. If anyone else came close, it would try to get up and look at them aggressively. That is just one example. Another is when I concentrate I can make a flame rise! Like rise very high! My mom thought it was amazing. Please, maybe I'm paranoid, but I just want to know what I am or if I'm something at all. It would be amazing if you got back to me soon. Thank you.

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Dear Zoe,

It sounds more like you are an animal communicator and not necessarily a witch. A witch is someone who practices Wicca, Witchcraft, etc.  As for the candle flame, that is more connected with energy work than anything else.


Namaste,

Witch

Friday, October 24, 2014

Jake from Melbourne, Australia

Hey, Witch! I have for seven years believed I am a therian. I have been told I have the spirit of a wolf. I was wondering if you could find a way to actually physically transform or even mentally leave my body and transfer into a wolf's. I would actually pay you all a large sum of money. Any ideas? Can the group of you come up with a legitimate way? I have heard of all the usual crap that is made up by 7-14 year olds and I need something that works for an 18-year-old kid. Anything's appreciated, thanks.

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Dear Jake,

As much as my bank account would love for you to pay me a "large sum of money," I'm going to have to pass up the offer.


The only real way for you to become a wolf would be through deep meditative/trance work or astral travel. To the best of my knowledge there is no way to physically transform into a wolf or any other creature.

Witch

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Crepusclar from New York, NY

Hi, I began my journey toward Wicca/Pagan just this past May. I have an extremely strong need for nature and animals in my life, so I believe that this may be the right path for me. In this short period of time, I have read many books to learn and have enjoyed every word. I have collected most of my tools, harvested my own herbs for incense, and have even made my own wand. My problem is when I start to commit and plan for a ritual, I feel kind of weird. Like, I'm a crazy person for doing this (no offense). I am so interested in doing this, but I can't seem to take the plunge. Would you have any suggestions for getting past this feeling?

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Dear Crepusclar,

We just answered a question very similar to yours not to long ago. Please read my response to Kaida from Virginia for my response.


You might also want to look into open circles or gatherings in your local area and participate in some of their rituals. A Witches' Voice should have a listing of current happenings in your area.

Good luck!

Witch

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Martin from Canberra, Australia

I have had a hard time of it over the past few years. I got involved with prescription medication. I think it has permanently damaged my brain and body. It has also affected my work and family relationship. If I had one wish it would be to go back to a time when I was happier and healthier or to change my past so that it does not affect my present or future. I am new to this and don't want to pay lot of money to someone I don't know. I really need help as my life is a mess. Any help or advice would be much appreciated.

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Dear Martin,

You shouldn't pay a lot of money, or even a little money, to anyone to help make magickal changes in your life. The kinds of changes you are, and will be facing, take time, patience, and a whole lot of courage and determination.


There are no spells for time traveling or erasing the past. But you might want to look into spells like health and healing, emotional healing, strength and courage, or even protection or self binding. These spells could help you deal with many of the traumas I'm sure you have experienced.

You might also want to look into alternative healing therapies such as gemstone healing, Reiki, spiritual counseling, or yoga.

Good luck honey!

Witch

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Obianuju from Nigeria

Please, I need your help. I love my boyfriend and he is the one I want to marry, but he has no money. I have tried everything possible for money to come for us to settle down, but nothing has happened. Please, I need you to help me win a lottery. Thanks.

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Dear Obianuju,

Girl, if I could cast a spell to win the lottery I would be living a much different life. Lottery spells usually don't work anyway because almost everyone who plays feels they have the "need" to win.


Just because I can't help you win the lottery doesn't mean that I can't give you some advice on drawing money/prosperity to you and/or him.

Carry around these gemstones: pyrite, green aventurine, bloodstone, green calcite, herkimer diamond, jade, red jasper, lodestone, malachite, peridot, green quartz, tiger's eye, and turquoise.

Put two or three of the following herbs in a gold or green bag: basil, blackberry, chamomile, red clover, jasmine, sage, or vervain.

Carry a copy of the 10 of pentacles/wheels/disks/coins tarot card.

Good luck and may the prosperity Gods and Goddesses be with you and your boyfriend!

Witch

Monday, October 20, 2014

Elizabeth from England

I am so confused and trying to find out who I really am. I have always felt a spiritual connection and knew I was different. When I was younger, there was a guy at work who constantly used to annoy me to the point I was nearly in tears with temper. One day, he was reversing his car outside work and nearly ran me over whilst I was waiting for my lift. He laughed out of the window, and I shouted over "you're going to crash in that car one of these days!" That night, he crashed into three cars (no one was hurt). Then another day, he was boasting about how tough he was, and I said "you're going to get beat up one of these days." He came in the following Monday black and blue after being beaten up by two guys!! Then another day, he said something really horrible whilst doing his hair in a mirror in the office. I said in a rage "I hope your hair falls out!!" Within a week, he started with alopecia and most of his hair came out!!! After this, I started to freak him out and he didn't really speak to me after that. Obviously I've grown up alot since then and would never respond so negatively in an argument now, but it did scare me, and I've always been afraid I may hurt someone I love. Is this normal?

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Dear Elizabeth,

I'm sorry, but I think maybe karma was punishing that prick and you were just picking up on it. Hopefully he learned a lesson about treating anyone with such a lack of respect.


Now... having said that... it sounds like you learned a valuable lesson yourself. Words have power and words spoken in rage are even more powerful.

Witch

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Don from Lansing, MI

I am hopeful this will reach someone who cares. I am a spirit sensitive; I don't throw this out there because of the obvious. Two days ago, I stayed at a hotel in Lansing, MI for two nights. It was a holiday and I wanted some time to myself. When I entered the room, it took about two hours to feel this presence. It's a child and I feel so bad for it. I could sense it's caution and fear. It was abused and now is there waiting. I left the TV on at night to keep it occupied, but it shut it off around 3 am. The next night it came to me in a dream. I saw it as a doll, broken and disfigured, being thrown to the ground. I cried because it does not understand what happened to it. It knows I am not like the rest of them. I want to go back and help free this poor soul, but I don't know how. Can you help this child?

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Dear Don,

Because you are spirit sensitive, I recommend you go back to the hotel and invite the child to come to your home. With time, love, patience, and understanding s/he will move on to the Summerland on their own.


I will light a candle on the altar for both of you. Please write in again and let me know what happens.

Much love and respect,

Witch

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Danette from Modesto, CA

I tried to reply, but the site was restricted. I asked the question about suicide binding...

I want to thank you for all your advice. You are right to presume that I have taken all the necessary steps possible to help my daughter. She has been seeing a therapist two times a week for the last six months. She has seen a psychiatrist in the past, and presently she is scheduled to see one twice a week along with her therapist three times a week. She is also on medication. With all this in mind, her father and I have recently become aware that she is a cutter. Here is the situation in a nutshell. She is 17, and her father and I have been separated for 10 years. I feel that she has not overcome the feelings of that time. At the time her father left, my mother passed away. So needless to say I was not there for her emotionally. I tried my best, but ended up in therapy for two years. Her father left the kids for about a year with no visitation. All she (seven years old) knew was one day we were a family and the next day we weren't. I have been trying my best to make things right in our relationship. She still feels a void with her father. She lives with him at the moment and has for the past three years. I lost my job three years ago and have not had a steady enough job to provide a home for us. I took her out to lunch yesterday and we talk for over three hours. The bottom line, as she put it, is that she hurt herself mainly to get a rise out of her father. She wants him desperately to pay attention to her. He has been deemed as having a narcissistic personality by my daughter's therapist. He has not gone with her to therapy at all. Not one session. My therapist told me I had to make a decision. "Accept him or walk away." There is no changing him if he doesn't even acknowledge his behavior. I hurt for my daughter. I know what she is going though in that aspect. But my hands are tied because he is her father. I have set up family therapy for her and I have asked him to come. My fingers are crossed that he will come. Again, that you so much for your advice... With blessings, thank you.

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Dear Danette,

Thank you for giving us an update on your situation.


Honestly, it sounds like you should perform a spell to help you find a more stable job so your daughter can move back in with you.  Please take a look at our response to Anonymous from VA for some information on job hunting.

It also sounds like you are doing all the right things and at the end of the day that is what really matters. Keep doing what you are doing to help your daughter. I strongly recommend that you look into Reiki healing. You might even think about becoming a Reiki Master yourself... or hell... taking the classes with your daughter so both of you can be Reiki Masters.

Another suggestion I have is for you to speak with the counselor about a form of healing called Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

EMDR is a comprehensive, integrative psychotherapy approach. It contains elements of many effective psychotherapies in structured protocols that are designed to maximize treatment effects. These include psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, experiential, and body-centered therapies. EMDR psychotherapy is an information processing therapy and uses an eight phase approach to address the experiential contributors of a wide range of pathologies. It attends to the past experiences that have set the groundwork for pathology, the current situations that trigger dysfunctional emotions, beliefs and sensations, and the positive experience needed to enhance future adaptive behaviors and mental health. [From the EMDR Institute]

As for your ex... there is no cure or treatment for narcissistic personalities. No amount of begging, pleading, bartering, blackmailing, etc. is going to change his mind if he decides not to go to family counseling. He's a selfish dick and I hope one day your daughter will understand that his failure as a father and a husband is HIS failure and not hers.

Namaste,

Witch

Friday, October 17, 2014

Anonymous from Blacksburg, VA

Is there a spell to cause a storm to brew?

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Dear Anonymous,

Native Americans used to perform rain dances. Try looking into that!

Witch

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Linda from Fredricksburg, VA

How can one incorporate ancestor reverence into a daily practice aside from the annual Samhain festival? I have found this practice to be absent from most Wicca and Witchcraft traditions available to a seeker. How can I honor my own heritage and blood ties in the Craft? Thank you so much for your help in this matter.

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Dear Linda,

This is a great question and pretty perfect timing, considering Samhain is right around the corner!


If possible, place images of your ancestors on or near your altar and say a prayer to them in the mornings asking for guidance and protection, and again in the evenings thanking them for their guidance and protection.

Keeping fresh fruit or vegetables on your altar are also great ways to honor your ancestors. Once the fruit or vegetables start to decay/rot (usually within a few days) place them outdoors for the animals to eat. The nice thing about doing this is that it requires you to pay attention to your altar.

You can also honor your ancestors by using incense (loose, stick, or cone), feathers, or candles.

Witch

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Amaya from Texas

Hi!:) Thank you so much for reading! I have been very desperate for something, but I'm really scared to try anything. I'm a Christian and was wondering if there were any white magic spells or anything pure that will make me have the ability to freeze things with my hands or mind and not have anything to do with black magic? Also, is there any spell to change my brown eyes to green? I'm 13 years old and want to be able to have ice ability and green eyes really badly. Thank you so much!

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Dear Amaya,

I'm sorry sweetie, but although it would be super cool, magick like that just doesn't exist in the real world.

Witch