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!


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

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Bryan from the Netherlands

Can you turn people into spirits?

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Dear Bryan,

Only if I killed them, which is not on any to-do list I have!

Witch

Monday, October 13, 2014

Zee from San Antonio, TX

After finishing an intense thyme purification bath, I found a cockroach circling my bathtub. I grabbed him and placed him outside. Is there possibly a meaning for this cockroach appearing after my cleansing bath (good or bad)? Did I handle the cockroach appropriately?

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Dear Zee,

Cockroaches in the house can be a really bad sign for the house itself and not of magickal significance. I would seriously have your home checked by an exterminator!

Witch

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Liz from Medford, NJ

Would a binding spell I read about on your site work if an evil, calculating woman came into our lives and broke up my marriage and therefore our family? I have known my husband since we were 14, married at 20, and although we had our ups and downs, we were best friends, lovers, partners, and parents. She was just divorced by her husband who is a psychiatrist in our area, and she picked my husband up at a bar during the recession of 2008. He still takes care of me financially, worries about me, but can't seem to break away from her. I met her accidently once, and she is a very determined, strong woman who laughed at me when I told her not to consider me a friend. I wish her no harm; I just want her to go away; maybe meet a well-to-do doctor who can treat her the way she is used to being treated. My husband drained all our savings, and he is just not the boy/man I knew. Something is not right. Please help me.

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Dear Liz,

A binding or banishing could work on him, but it doesn't guarantee he will come back to you.


Prayer doesn't hurt either. No matter what religion you practice, talk to the Divine and let Him/Her/Them know what it is you want.

Keep me updated!

Witch

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Layne from Temecula, CA

So I don't know how exactly to ask this, but I'll try my best.

I've recently taken up meditation because I heard it is a good way to relax and leave one's troubles behind. I have been having weird experiences. Like whispers down the hall when the lights are off, or the hall and my room feeling very uneasy, or the bed feels like it shakes slightly, but that might be my imagination. One night after my meditation, I went to sleep the same as normal, but I felt my bed shake kind of like I fell back into my body. I sat up on the edge of my bed and I felt something grip my leg and pull me off the bed. I crawled to the middle of my room and looked under the bed and saw angry red eyes and sharp and jagged teeth. There was nothing else though, no body, just darker than normal darkness. The entire room felt uneasy and I didn't feel safe. I felt something grab my ankles again and it dragged me into the hall and to the back room that nobody uses because it always feels uneasy and weird. Before I was pulled into the room, I heard the voice of a woman that grabbed my hand gently. She said "It'll be okay. I have you," and pulled me up the hall a little. I blinked and I was laying on the ground in the hall, scratches and redness where I felt like I was grabbed. The woman's voice was so calming and peaceful. Can you please explain what has been happening? The uneasy feeling has only gotten worse, but nothing has happened that extreme so far.

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Dear Layne,

You need to do a banishing in your home. For directions, please read my response to  Brittney from Las Vegas. After doing the banishing, burn some lavender or sweetgrass in your home to bring in positive energy.


Let me know how things go!

Witch

Friday, October 10, 2014

Lost Witch from California

I can't decide on my path, but I feel very connected to the moon. Any suggested path?

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Dear Lost Witch,

Many people start with a Celtic or Egyptian Witchcraft since both honor the Moon (Goddess) and the Sun (God).


There is no reason to choose only one path. You could always choose what you love about different religions/path and merge them into a path you created for yourself.

Best of luck, darlin'.

Witch