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Monday, February 29, 2016

Panda from Coffeyville, KS

I love graveyards, and while I was up at Spring Hill, I asked the gods and goddesses to please send me a wand. I literally took three steps and there was the most perfect oak stick lying in front of me... so I took it home, stripped the bark, and sanded it down. I love this stick and I don't want any crystals or fabric on it. My question is: the tree I think it came from was a grave marker tree, one of four at the back of the graveyard. Is it ok to use it? Or even have it? I'm not a dark person, but I love my stick. Please tell me if it's okay. I really need to know.

One more it okay to use fossils or bedrock for rune stones? I'm super drawn to them :)


Dear Panda,

If you found the wand already on the ground, then of course it's ok to keep it as your wand. You asked the Lord and Lady to give you a gift and a gift they gave you.

Yes, it's ok to use fossils or bedrock make your own runes.


Friday, February 26, 2016

Andy from South Carolina *

When is it appropriate to bind or influense a person to leave? For 10 years i have dealt with an oppressive person, this person has started fist fights and verbal arguments, among other things. This has caused me to become a very angry and aggressive person. I can not take legal action as i have no basis to do so. I don't want to hurt this person, i just want him out of my life. Is it advisable to use magic in my situation?


Dear Andy,

I'm not sure what role the person plays in your life, but yes, you can use magick to influence this person to leave your life. I would suggest you start by reading my response to Jenny from Dale City VA.


Thursday, February 25, 2016

Dani from Georgia

Last night, my husband and I had an argument (nothing serious, we were in foul moods, though some words were said that hurt both of us). This morning, I woke up and found a white ribbon on the floor, in a spiral with one knot at the end, next to a piece of broken glass. We haven't broken any glasses recently, though I do tend to find them after arguments with my husband (broken glass is a bit of a personal symbol for me, since I have broken glass and had glass broken around me in more abusive past relationships). I feel like finding the glass and the spiral of white ribbon isn't a coincidence, since neither things are common in our house and just appeared randomly. I've looked up some information on both of the symbols but I'm new to witchcraft and am not able to make the pieces fit, so to speak.


Dear Dani,

When we receive messages like that, it's usually personal to the person the message is meant for, and may not be meant for anyone else to understand.

I'll leave the broken glass alone since you seem to already have an understanding of its meaning. BUT I will say that if broken glass often appears to you in abusive relationships, then you may want to take a closer more honest look at your husband.

So that leaves us with the white ribbon. White is generally a color of innocence and patience. The spiral could be a sign for the Goddess, as that symbol is sacred to her. Now, if the spiral was moving clockwise it could represent the creation of something, but if it was moving counter-clockwise it could represent the destruction of something.


Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Sheena from Crossville, TN

Do you believe Princess Diana is in heaven?


Dear Sheena,

I believe Princess Diana is at peace, resting from the chaos of her life, and awaiting to be reborn as a completely different person.


Thursday, February 4, 2016

Sarah from Iowa

Hi, I've been dabbling with witchcraft for a little while now, and I've come to realize that I'm doing it as a means of comfort. There's a part of me that genuinely believes that the effects are all in my head, but the spells and the rituals are all so comforting to me. I think it's because I'm kind of superstitious, but in a really negative way. Like "if I don't spell everything right while I'm taking notes, someone is going to get hurt." Practicing witchcraft helps me take those weird superstitions and make them positive. Like "if I hold this stone while taking an exam, I'll get a good grade." It makes my superstitions a lot more healthy and positive, and I end up being a lot less paranoid. Anyway, my question is: is it okay for me to be practicing witchcraft if I don't wholeheartedly believe that magic is real? Would that be offensive to people that do believe?


Dear Sarah,

It sounds to me as if you do wholeheartedly believe that magick is real, because if you didn't, you wouldn't feel such a comfort and safety in it.


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Brandy from Fairfax, VA

I'm trying to find out the true feelings of the guy I've been seeing for the last two years. I'm not sure how to go about that.


Dear Brandy,

I would question why you're still with a guy who hasn't made his feelings clear in two years of dating. I'd suggest getting a reading by my favorite tarot reader, John Marani.


Monday, February 1, 2016

Artik the Wulf from California

My name is Artik and I need your help. I have always had a deep interest in magicka and witches and things of the sort ever since I was young, but the god I once worshipped said these things were dark and evil. Since I've matured, the line that separates the light from the dark is so obscure and I am utterly lost in the universe that continues to swirl around me. I found this website by chance; maybe it's a sign to follow the path of magick. My heart wants to, but it is uncertain, probably because of my old faith. Do you think I should take the path laid before me?


Dear Artik,

I think you should take the path that makes your heart feel alive and at peace.


Friday, January 29, 2016

Diana from Manassas, VA

Hello, Ask-A-Witch team! I notice that I have a strong attraction to certain herbs, stones, etc, but I also have some strong aversions. The attraction makes sense to me, but I have a harder time understanding why I feel negatively about certain natural substances. Why might someone have an aversion to a certain type of tree or stone? Thanks!


Dear Diana,

The "aversions" you feel are simple to explain. The energy of the substance does not resonate with your own personal energy. It's really no big deal, just don't use those items in your personal practice.


Thursday, January 28, 2016

Karla from Washington

Does having your own initials in palms of your hands mean anything?


Dear Karla,

To the best of my knowledge, no. People with straight lines in their names will often find them in their palms. I, K, L, M, N can be found in many palms.


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Katrina from Washington

Hello, my question is about romantic/love relationships. Me and my boyfriend are traveling apart for months (like, he's in a different country) and he expects monogamy. I feel deprived. Is he only harmed if he finds out? Or is something sacred broken? What is a witch's take on relationships? Thank you!


Dear Katrina,

If you and your boyfriend are in a committed relationship and have NOT agreed to see/date/have sex with other people... then yes... something sacred is broken. If you are feeling deprived, then try to spice things up while he's gone. Send sexy letters or pictures. Masturbate with thoughts and images of him. Set up a time to have an intimate phone call. There are lots of things you can do to help your relationship through this difficult and lonely time.


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Chrystal, Warren, MI

My boyfriend has seen and heard a crow fly above him, but it wasn't there and he was inside his apartment. I was wondering if this means anything. I can't find any information on it. Thank you.


Dear Chrystal,

Crows are usually a sign of a message from the Divine. I suggest he pay attention to what's going on around him and take note of anything odd or reoccurring.


Monday, January 25, 2016

Kurt from South Africa

Merry Meet, team. I may know the answer to this, but I feel it never hurts to ask anyway. I leave my magickal tools hidden in a specific cupboard and came to find that said tools were removed and pack on a shelf (the point at which of course I remembered to breathe deeply for fear that I might throw the unpacker with a shoe). My understanding is that our tools build up magickal energy the more we use them. Does this, therefore, mean that I have to cleanse them again and once more accumulate that energy? Thank you always for the sage advice. Blessed be.


Dear Kurt,

It would be considered rude if another person touched your magickal items without your permission IF they knew what those tools where. Believe it or not, some people are completely clueless when it comes to things like that. Make sure you tell the person not to do it again.

Our magickal tools do accumulate energy each time we use them, but we should always cleanse any negative energy off of them a few times a year. I would cleanse and reconsecrate your items before using them again, but have no fear... they'll be just as powerful as they were the last time you used them.


Friday, January 22, 2016

Vanessa from Waynesboro, PA

I have severe panic disorder with horrific panic attacks. I am scared to live and die. I am scared to be in a car with other people, and the list goes on and on. I was wondering if there is a ritual that can be performed to remove my fears. I remember when I was little, my mom took my brother to a curandero for terrible nightmares when we lived in Texas. After that visit, he longer has had any nightmares. Any help is very much appreciated. I have no social life, I am a hermit. Please help.


Dear Vanessa,

Seek professional help. You have a mental disorder, meaning your brain is sick, and it needs to be treated medically.. with modern medicine. There is no reason for you to have to suffer through a crippling panic disorder.

Spells and rituals to remove fears are only referring to small fears and would be useless to you.

Once you've found a doctor you like AND after you have stabilized on your medications, there are gemstones and herbs you could carry with you to help you feel more confident as you reintroduce yourself to the social world.

Please send us a message to let us know how you're doing.