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!


Friday, April 18, 2014

Caroline from Victoria, Australia

Hello, I'll jump right into it. About a week ago one of my cats died. I'm not entirely sure how, but I think that it was perhaps old age. The strange thing was that the night she died, I dreamed of her. The dream was her play/fighting with my other cat and there was a puddle of blood. There wasn't any blood when we found her, but I thought it was strange all the same. I'm not sure about witchcraft and things, but my girlfriend is Wiccan and wasn't sure what to tell me. I guess my question is why did I dream that? Or something along those lines. Anyway, thank you for your time.

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Dear Caroline,

Dreams are often a way for our subconscious mind to process our thoughts or emotions. When we lose someone we love unexpectedly, our brain tries to make sense over what we're feeling.


I'm sorry for your loss.

Witch

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Lindsay from Columbia, MO

Is there a spell to help forget memories and bad thoughts? I have thought about just writing all these things down on a paper and then burning the paper. Would that help?

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Dear Lindsay,

Burning papers, letters, and old journals is one of my favorite ways to get rid of unwanted thoughts and memories.


Be safe and use a fire proof dish!

Witch

Monday, April 14, 2014

Tim from Austin, TX

I'm afraid someone has cast a bad spell over/against me. How can I be sure of this? Are there concrete signs (other than waves of bad luck) that one can discern whether such spells have been cast? If so, is there any defense against them?

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Dear Tim,

Believe it or not, negative energy, curses, hexes, etc. all have signs and symptoms. Below are a few of the most common signs. 

  • Unbelievable bad luck. Nothing works out the way it should.
  • Constant nightmares, usually involving you fighting or defending against unknown forces
  • Fights and arguments with loved ones
  • Constant personal accidents like falling and bumping into things
  • Sudden illness that seem to last longer than normal, i.e. a cold that lasts for 6 weeks
  • Feeling “unclean” or “dirty”
  • Feelings of being watched

The best weapon against negativity is counter magick, which consists of protective amulets, candle rituals, herbs and oils that help to remove curses and evil from your life, various psychic defense methods, bindings to render a sorcerer or sorceress powerless, spells to create a protective shield against attacks of black magick, spells to break hexes and curses, and spells that redirect the malevolent energy of a curse back to its sender.

If negativity energy seems to be surrounding you, or you feel that you have been cursed or hexed, the below are a few things that you can do to protect yourself.
  • Stay calm! Fear helps curses to take effect and empowers negativity energy.
  • Cleanse yourself and your sacred space.
  • Carry bloodstone (absorbs negative energy), red jasper (returns negative energy to its sender), and clear quartz (magnifies the energy of other gemstones) on your person or place one of each on every windowsill in your home.
  • Hang a sachet of herbs and gemstones outside your door.
  • Call upon your Gods to protect you and yours.

Witch

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Kenyata from Lake City, FL

Can I become a witch without lighting a candle, and what do I do to become a witch?

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Dear Kenyata,

Lighting candles is NOT a requirement for becoming a witch. Please read our section for New Witches for more information on getting started on your path.

Witch

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Carole from Knoxville, TN

An image of what I thought was a green demon appeared on my iPad now. By reading up on black magic, I discovered "the green man" wasn't a demon after all. He was there for a second or two then disappeared. I couldn't find where or how this image/graphic was generated. I'm desperate to know what message the universe is sending me. Please advise me.

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Dear Carole,

Seeing the Green Man can mean that you need to get back in touch with Mother Earth and nature in general. Being in touch with the Earth can help you feel stable and grounded.


Perhaps you should go for a hike and have a picnic beneath the trees and just allow yourself to feel the soothing energy Earth has to offer.

Witch

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Neilo from Georgetown, Washington, D.C.

What is a binding spell?

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Dear Neilo,

Good question!  A binding spell is a spell that binds the intended person from (usually) a negative or harmful activity/action/habit. The problem with binding spells is that they don't usually last for long lengths of time because spells are fueled by the energy of need. Our need for a person to stop may not be greater than their need to continue.

Witch

Friday, March 28, 2014

Brittany from Melbourne, Australia

I honestly believe I have been cursed. I may even have two curses, one for my health and the other with my love life. Is there a way I can be sure of it? And how do I stop it? Thank you in advance.

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Dear Brittany,

The first thing I have to ask is what have you done that someone would curse you... twice? People don't just hang around thinking... hmmm, I'm bored today. Let's curse a random person... twice.


Just in case though, 13 Magickal Moons has a great Curse Removing kit which has had some amazing success with other people.

Witch

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Andrew from Abuja, Nigeria

How can I wake the witchiness in me?

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Dear Andrew,

I'm sorry, Andrew, but LOL.  Please read this page with helpful hints for people just like you wanting to awake the "witchiness" in them.


;-)

Witch

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Harry from Norfolk, VA

I have a curse which has been handed down in my family. I don't know who it's from or why. I need it removed. I don't know how or what to do to remove it. I was told by the lady in the store to get uncrossing oil, frankincense, black candles, holy water, and sage and contact someone who knows what to do with it. So I'm asking you to please help me out. I really need this off of me. I did nothing to deserve this. Please help if you can.

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Dear Harry,

13 Magickal Moons sells a Curse Removal spell kit which might be able to help you.

Witch

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Kathy from Wrentham, MA

I have been on this path solitary for a long time, but still have so much to learn. I have two women at work - but especially one, Kim - who are really bullying me. She will smile and talk to you one minute and then give you dirty looks and ignore you the next. I have been there over a year. She has been there a few months more, and she has made my time there a living hell. I love this job and work very hard. My boss is always saying I'm a great worker, but lately Kim is telling him things or twisting things to try to change his opinion of me. She is very good at this. I have seen her do things and could also do the same thing, but I just want her to stop or go away. She claims she is so religious but yet acts very evil. No one at work knows my beliefs because it would be a problem. Could you suggest some spells or amulets or stones that could help me? I look at spells but usually will wait and think before I do any, especially if I'm upset. I feel like she's winning. It's been very hard. I would appreciate anything you suggest. Thank you.

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Dear Kathy,

We had a question about a similar situation. Please read our response to Courtney from Kingston, NH for a few suggestions.


Let us know how things work out.

Witch

Monday, March 24, 2014

Amy from Canandaigua, NY

I wrote a blog entry about the third eye. I see, occasionally, with eyes closed on the back of my lids or with eyes open in darkness, an eye with lids and it looks around. I have seen other visions of animals with morphing shapes, etc. Is this something that the Buddhists refer to? I met a woman who knew about this happening with people who meditate; I meditate as well. Thanks for taking my question.

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Dear Amy,

If you wrote a blog about the third eye, then you know the visions you are seeing is your intuition waking. I'm not sure what the Buddhists would say about it though. Keep meditating and working with your third eye. The Universe is always trying to guide us, and It does this through our intuition.


Great job!

Witch

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Stardust from Canada

Is there a spell, potion, or cream that'll help get rid of warts?

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Dear Stardust,

No need for magick... there are products you can buy at your local pharmacy to help with warts!

Witch

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Sandi from Culpeper, VA

I hike the same area weekly and have for months. Last week and twice since then in the afternoon, I have seen an owl. It flies over me then perches in a tree, looks at me, stays a few minutes, then flies away. I'm wondering if you have any ideas on the meaning of this?

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Dear Sandi,

I'm guessing your owl is introducing him/herself to you as your new spirit guide/totem.  Owls represent wisdom and intuition. When the owl enters your life, it usually means that you need to see deeper into a situation you are in. Pay attention to what is happening around you (including what you were just thinking about) when the owl appears to you.

Witch