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!

Monday, March 30, 2015

April - May Class Schedule at 13 Magickal Moons

This schedule of classes is offered at 13 Magickal Moons of Occoquan, VA. All classes are held from 7:00pm to 9:00pm unless otherwise noted. To ensure enough materials are available, please reserve your seat in advance. Contact 13 Magickal Moons at 703-495-5135 to sign up.

Monday, March 30 - Intermediate Tarot - Week 1 of 6 ($15)
Thursday, April 2 - Witchcraft 101 - The Goddess and the Esbats ($15)
Friday, April 3 - Witchcraft 301 - Creating Your Own Divination System ($15)
Monday, April 6 - Intermediate Tarot - Week 2 of 6 ($15)
Tuesday, April 7 - The Original Herbal Course - Week 1 of 6 ($35)
Thursday, April 9 - Witchcraft 101 - The God and the Sabbats ($15)
Friday, April 10 - Witchcraft 301 - Understanding the Runes - Week 1 of 2 ($15)
Monday, April 13 - Intermediate Tarot - Week 3 of 6 ($15)
Tuesday, April 14 - The Original Herbal Course - Week 2 of 6 ($35)
Thursday, April 16 - Witchcraft 101 - The Power of Earth, Air, Fire, and Water ($15)
Friday, April 17 - Witchcraft 301 - Understanding the Runes - Week 2 of 2 ($15)
Monday, April 20 - Intermediate Tarot - Week 4 of 6 ($15)
Tuesday, April 21 - The Original Herbal Course - Week 3 of 6 ($35)
Thursday, April 23 - Witchcraft 101 - Altars and Tools ($15)
Friday, April 24 - Witchcraft 301 - Working with Pendulums ($15)
Monday, April 27 - Intermediate Tarot - Week 5 of 6 ($15)
Tuesday, April 28 - The Original Herbal Course - Week 4 of 6 ($35)
Wednesday, April 29 - OPEN BELTANE RITUAL (Bring a dish to share!)
Thursday, April 30 - Witchcraft 101 - Magickal Names ($15)
Friday, May 1 - Witchcraft 301 - Final Exam ($15)
Monday, May 4 - Intermediate Tarot - Week 6 of 6 ($15)
Tuesday, May 5 - The Original Herbal Course - Week 5 of 6 ($35)
Tuesday, May 12 - The Original Herbal Course - Week 6 of 6 ($35)

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Lulu from Stop, KY

My cat, Salem, has gone missing. Is there a spell that will really work to bring him home or at least protect him from harm? Please help me. I love my cat dearly.


Dear Lulu,

I'm so sorry, Lulu! I would call on the Egyptian Goddess, Bast, to help bring your Salem home.

Grab a picture of your fur baby (I'm sure you have thousands ♡), a magnet, and a candle (color doesn't matter).

On the back of the picture write a plea to Bast to keep Salem safe and healthy until he comes home. Place the picture on a table facing up, then place the magnet on top of the picture.

Now hold the candle in the palms of your hand and see/sense/feel/know Salem walking back through your door... BELIEVE he will come home healthy and quickly. Place the candle by the picture and magnet and light it.

Please let us know when Salem comes home!!!


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Open Ostara Ritual

Blessed Ostara!

Wednesday, March 18, 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 Ostara Ritual on Wednesday, March 18 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!!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Hazel from Northern Virginia

So I've recently discovered that I'm an empath. Before, I I just figured they were emotional issues and lived a stressful life. In the last few months I've become very much at peace with myself on a spiritual level. I want to keep my faith alive. Since finding my gift, I've been able to sleep better and meditate anywhere at anytime with no problem. I'm still having problems controlling all of the negative energy and pain that I'm picking up.

What are some things or exercises I can do to help train my mind and body to not react to these feelings? They can be very overwhelming and scary at times.

I ask because my daughter picks up on them as well, and I'd like to be able to help her so she doesn't have to suffer growing up the way I did.


Dear Hazel,

One of the best ways to control empathic abilities is to work with them as often as possible. Think of negative energy as screaming and positive energy as whispering. Negative energy is easier to pick up because it's thicker, denser, louder, which also means it's the easiest to block out. Envision a suit of armor made out of adamantium, allowing energy out, air in, but not allowing anyone else's energy in towards you. By getting into the practice of doing this every day with your daughter before ever leaving the house and doing touch ups during the day, you'll find that things improve dramatically. You'll want your daughter to be extremely proficient at this before she enters into high school which is a cesspool of negative emotions.


Monday, March 2, 2015

Tracy from Whitefish, MT

There is a person in my group who believes I can "lend" him my power to help him. Have you ever heard of such a request? I admit that I am new although I have always been a witch. I would like advice on a protection spell for him. Thank you so much!


Dear Tracy,

Technically, yes, if by "power" you mean your energy. Your energy can be shared with a person during ritual or spell work. But it's not recommended to do it too often or with too many people.

Your friend should want to protect himself and shouldn't get into the habit of borrowing people's powers to perform magickal workings. If you want to give him a gift like a talisman or gemstones (bloodstone, tourmaline, onyx, Apache tear), that would be a lovely gift.


Sunday, March 1, 2015

Selena from South Beloit, IL

What is one spoken spell to change into a beautiful, attractive werewolf?


Dear Selena,

No. Fiction. Too many TV shows. Come back to reality.


Saturday, February 28, 2015

Dominik from Weert, Netherlands

Hello, I know I'm still 17, but I want to ask if there is something like a spell or magic for luck. Actually I'm very realistic and mostly I don't believe in this kind of stuff, but I thought that it can't do any harm to try this. I had and I still have (for some parts) a difficult life. So finally I wondered if there is something that can bring at least a small piece of luck into my life. It can be a luck stone, spell or what so ever, but please help me.


Dear Dominik,

For luck, I like to carry around a piece of green aventurine and a piece of lodestone in my pocket. Be sure to cleanse the stones when you first get them, hold them in the palms of your hands, and see/think/sense/feel all kinds of good luck flowing into those gemstones. Put them into your pockets and carry them around with you. Recleanse and recharge them once a week.


Friday, February 27, 2015

Bisrat from Louisiana

Hello, I've got a question to ask you. I am a Christian, Orthodox actually, and I have been researching quite a bit in witchcraft. First it was just for the sake of knowledge, but after exploring, I've become more attracted to it. My problem is that I am a somewhat devoted Christian, and well, to a Christian, witchcraft=devil. Is there any way that one person could be a witch and not worship anything and just be a Christian? FYI, I'm a teenager and emotional and spiritual advice from you will be greatly appreciated. Thank for your time.


Dear Bisrat,

No, you can't be a Christian Wiccan. One is a polytheistic religion (worshipping more than one deity) and the other is a monotheistic religion (worshipping only one deity). Having said that, while you can't be a Wiccan and Christian at the same time, the practice of magick can be done in Christianity. Magick is nothing more than the focusing of one's energy to create change in one's life.

P.S. As a practicing witch, I find it offenseive that you think the devil is in my practice. Let me assure you, the devil has no part in MY religious beliefs; he is in YOURS.


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Alexis from Hammond, LA

Is there a spell that can cure me from physical illness? I was born with eczema all over my skin, legs, neck, thighs, arms, and stomach, and it's preventing me from living a normal teenage life. I cry and want to do bad things and I can't get it out of my head that I'm cursed because everything is bad in my life. Is there anything I could do to fix me? Or at least how I look...


Dear Alexis,

First of all, ask your mom to take you to a new doctor. There have been some prescription medications that have come out in the last couple of years which can help with skin issues such as eczema.

Magickally speaking, Reiki treatment could help. So could working with the goddesses Isis and Hygea, and the gods Dionysys and Ganesh. Although I doubt you'll find a cure in magick, you might find some lessening of the eczema and/or confidence building, especially when added to a medical treatment plan.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Shannon from USA

I was working with candle magic last night for the first time in three years. Today I decided to randomly take my dog out to the creek and I found all these quarters in the water. It was like a wishing well in the creek. Maybe it has nothing to do with craft, maybe it was just a coincidence, but I just thought it was weird, and so unexpected. Random things like this haven't happened for awhile.


Dear Shannon,

If your candle spell was about prosperity, then it was an answer from the universe.


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Michael from Jackson, CA

My wife is under a spell. I'm trying to figure out what type of spell it is. The neighbor and my wife are together. He is the one I believe put the spell on my wife.


Dear Michael,

It's called cheating. No spell required. Sorry, dude, move on.


Monday, February 23, 2015

Kain from Michigan

My mother cast something on me as a baby while still a fetus. I was dying by suffocation from my umbilical cord being wrapped around my neck. The doctors were amazed to find that two weeks later it was unwrapped and I was no longer presumed to be a still-born child. What is the name of the spell (if that's what it is) that she would have used so I can find out why it effects me today?


Dear Kain,

It's called love. If what you say is true, your mother loved you enough to send all of her energy, thoughts, and emotions to unwrap the umbilical cord and save your life. Be grateful.


Sunday, February 22, 2015

Al from Spokane, WA

I just read a response you gave about a candle and it prickled my memory about something I have read somewhere. Essentially, the writer was arguing that one should extinguish a candle with a snuffer rather than blowing it out. Do you agree? If so, why?


Dear Al,

No, I don't agree. I am putting my energy into the candle, lighting the candle, and then expecting the energy to go through my walls, brick, mortar, concrete, etc into the universe to bring about my change. After all of that, does my blowing out the candle really make all that magick stop, or was someone out there trying to add a little extra witchy-poo to candle burning?