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, September 30, 2013

Mary Ellen from Overland Park, Kansas

Today was another episode of harm the helpless. I do not belong to a coven, but I believe my better half does. My question is this: can a witch cut your foot -  you feel someone cut it, yet no one is there, and it bleeds heavily, and when you confront the other person the response is "don't worry about it."  This isn't the first occurrence here. My garden flowers, which I paid for, came up all orange. I never planted all orange flowers. I just want an answer as maybe it's time to go to a safer domain than what I have here. Thank you.

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Dear Mary Ellen,

Yep, time to go to a "safer domain." If somebody cut my foot, made me bleed, and then told me "don't worry about it," they'd be talking to my fist!

Witch

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Didi from Sweden

I read in one of Cunningham's books that in the old days, people who were killed for witchcraft were promised drugs to help ease their passing, from other witches. Is this so? It's a comfort to think that some of them at least were helped along, but I can't find any information about this.

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Dear Didi,

Many "bargains" were struck during those dark times simple to gain a "confession" out of those accused of witchcraft.  But you won't find any information because it wasn't something people discussed back then. 


Witch

Friday, September 27, 2013

Tara from Phoenix, AZ

Okay so I don't know where to start. My kids' father and I are no longer together. Is there any type of spell or just something that will help me get him back? I tried everything and nothing!! I'm just about to give up hope on all of this.

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Dear Tara,

If you have really have tried everything and nothing has worked, then you need to ask yourself if you and your ex SHOULD get back together. Trust me, I know how hard breakups are and my heart goes out to you and your children, but relationships end for a reason and those reasons don't just go away because your heart hurts.  Think about it before doing anything else.

Witch

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Bonnie from Manassas, VA

Hi, I had a question concerning tarot cards. I was told by a friend that you must have a deck given to you in order for the readings to be accurate and to be able to connect with the cards. (He strongly feels this way.) He gave me a deck and I gave him one to replace his. I wanted to get a deck that I felt more connected to in the artwork sense and want a new tarot card deck. While he strongly feels that you must be given a deck, I want to purchase my own deck. I have finally found a deck that I like after searching hours through images and on different sites.

My question is, can I buy the deck I want and still receive accurate readings and have it connect with me? If I knew someone close enough that understood and accepted my path, I wouldn't have this problem. However, I don't. So that is my dilemma. I have read in several places that you can buy your own tarot deck instead of someone giving you one, but hearing my friend in the back of my mind and his set ways has me hesitant.

Thank you in advance for your insight. :)

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Dear Bonnie,

Every tarot reader has different "traditions" that s/he goes by in their personal tarot practice. The idea that a deck must be a gift to you - in other words, that you can't buy a deck that you want for yourself - is one that I have heard many times over my more than 20 years reading cards.


Speaking purely personally, and in no way wanting to judge your friend since we all have different beliefs about the tarot, I find that particular tradition ridiculous and having no basis in fact. If I like a deck and connect with it, I buy it and use it. I have over 150 decks and the vast majority of them I have purchased for myself with no problems with accuracy.

The reason is because the tarot is the way that you train your subconscious mind to speak to you. The cards themselves are pieces of paper with images, but the message itself is universal. As you do more readings and gain more confidence in what you are seeing, you'll realize this important fact.

The bottom line for me is this: If you have found a deck you love and connect with, buy it, cleanse and consecrate it for your use, and cleanse it after each reading. Then move forward knowing that your readings will be accurate.

Witch

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Sara from Texas

Hello, I know asking you this question is a risk, but I do need your help! If I'm a vampire who has not awakened yet, how can I prevent this? Please give me a spell because I don't want to become a monster.

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Dear Sara,

I wouldn't want to become a monster either, but since vampires don't really exist, you have nothing to fear.  HOWEVER, if you really want to protect yourself... according to the Vampire Diaries, all you need to do it buy a locket and place dried vervain in it.

Witch

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Bridgetta from Sterling, VA

I'm freaking out. At around midnight - it's 1:30 now - I went to sleep, and I was in a dream in which I was drifting in and out of sleep between the dream world and here. In the dream, I was trying to stay awake while working late at night as some kind of fashion costume designer or something, and I must have been looking at the clock in reality because the times matched up in relation to when I woke up. I was working late and started walking around the office/studio to keep me awake. I started looking through random supplies, looking for a mirror, when the dancers showed up and purple fabric and glitter was everywhere as they dressed. I was hanging out and laughing with the models and dancers. And then, the scene changed - I was in a cafe with my bestie and she's puffing away on her eHookah when this little girl comes up to us and asks my friend for a towel to cover her face from the smoke. That's when I felt a terrible pressure - like the swelling pain that happens when you are struck swiftly with something heavy, as if someone hit me in the back of my head while I sat at the cafe table. In reality, I could feel the pain AND my pillow - which is how I knew I must be awake - but I was not able to scream out in pain. Then I felt a heavy presence lift off the back of my head. I felt the distinct and unmistakable sensation of someone slowly rising after having been sitting at the edge of my bed where my feet were - I could feel my foot rising with the displaced weight and the creaking of my firm mattress was audible and loud. I started panicking, not sure if I should pretend to stay asleep or jump up and start kicking/flailing.

I was finally able to get up moments later and said "Leave now" into the darkness. I checked around my apartment but no one and nothing was there.

1) What was that??! and was it really trying to harm me?
2) I live alone so these kinds of occurrences are doubly scary. Should I sage my apartment? It HAS been a while.
3) What else do I need to do?

Second question from Bridgetta later that evening:
So after I submitted my dream question, I read David from Woodbridge, VA's question. The similarities to our dreams are a bit undeniable: the darkness (which I failed to mention - the entire first part of the dream was dark but there were not voices that I recall), the color purple, mirrors, a pressure on my head while sleeping, not being able to scream out once awake. I'm a Wiccan. I know spirits/ghosts exist, but I don't know nearly enough about spirits that mess with you in your sleep. How concerned should I be?

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Dear Bridgetta,

You should be a little concerned, but not majorly, especially if things haven't progressed since your last question.  Since you read my response to David, 
did you create a protective barrier in your room/home?

Witch

Monday, September 23, 2013

Jade from England

When I'm about to do a spell and I'm alone, I have bad vibes. The spells are not related to the dark side, but I feel another presence and it's negative. It effects me, so therefore I can never do spells alone. If I do a spell alone, afterward my house seems weird. I don't want this to sound stupid, but once my bedroom window opened, and when I was going to my room, I felt a presence behind me. I get really freaked out, so I don't do spells anymore. Any advice to get rid of these negative vibes?

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Dear Jade,

Normally, I would say smudge your home with sage, but it definitely sounds/feels like you need to banish the entity in your home. Read the response I gave to Brittney from Las Vegas.


Good luck, Jade.  Keep me updated!

Witch

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Jaina from Virginia

Hi, my birthday is coming up on the 22nd and it's kind of been a shit year so far. What can I do to turn it around during this time? Also, do you have a go-to online source for horoscopes? Why was True Blood so fucking bad last season? Cheers!

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Dear Jaina,

Since your birthday is coming up, I suggest you have a ritual to honor yourself. Prepare/buy your favorite meal and have yourself a carpet picnic. If you can, create a circle of candles around you and turn off the lights. While you are eating, give thanks to the God and Goddess for the many blessings you have in your life.


I don't know of any awesome and reliable horoscope sites, but I know of an awesome astrologer who also does solar return charts.  A solar return chart is an analysis starting from the exact moment of your birth in a given year and gives a detailed forecast for the next year. It's done using the exact position by degree that the sun was in on the year of your birth. It's a great way to see what your next year will look like! For more information about solar returns and pricing, please visit John Marani's website.

Why did the last season of True Blood suck... because they aren't following the books!!!

Witch

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Trish from Philadelphia, PA

I was wondering if there was anything I could do to keep away my fiance's ex. She calls, texts all the time, and posts bad things about my fiance and I on her Facebook. Also, her new boyfriend spreads lies and rumors about us, lies to his daughters about us, and just constantly tries to start drama and meddles in our life together. Is there anything that can be done to stop her and make her leave us alone and stop the drama she causes constantly? I'd like for her to reap what she sows and have her crap come back on her, but I know wishing that is bad karma for me. Thanks for your time!

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Dear Trish,

It always sucks when exes get involved their ex's new relationships.  Sounds to me like you need to bind the bitch/bastard.  Modify the binding spell I used in my response to Carol from Stafford.  Let me know how it went!

Witch

Friday, September 20, 2013

Kristine from Buena Park, CA

Hi! Is there a beauty spell and a love spell that will make my crush love me, and it works and is easy to cast? If yes, can you tell me how and what the best time is to cast this spell? Thanks.

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Dear Kristine,

What do you mean by "beauty" spell? 


As for a love spell, the best time to perform it is on a Friday (the day of Venus) during a new to full moon. 13 Magickal Moons sells a love spell kit which has had a very high success rate.  Of course there are no guarantees when it comes to spells because it all depends on you, your energy, and how much effort you are willing to put into it.

Witch

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Andrew from Ottowa, Canada

I want to know if I - a starchild/hybrid human alien - will be able to date a witch.

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Dear Andrew,

No... our species don't mix well.

Witch

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Portia from Philadelphia, PA

Both I and my husband are witches, with slightly different, but harmonious beliefs (He is more traditional; I am more eclectic). We're currently working on a specific sacred space for our practice, but I am confused about the altar - I have specific things I use for my purposes, and he for his. I think our best compromise is to have two altars in the space, but I'm unsure how to place them - side by side on the northern wall? In different areas of the room? Any advice is welcomed! Thanks!

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Dear Portia,

Two side by side altars is a great idea. I would leave about 6 to 12 inches in between the altars to give you elbow room should you both need to be at your altars at the same time.

Witch

Monday, September 16, 2013

Mikhail from Woodside, NY

Should I fear human words?

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Dear Mikhail,

Sometimes.  People can be mean and sometimes say the nastiest things!

Witch

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Andrea from Denver, CO

My friend and I both feel we have curses on us and are trying to find how to remove them. 

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Dear Andrea,

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


Good luck!

Witch

Friday, September 13, 2013

Bonnie from Manassas, VA

Hi, I have two questions. First, my fiance and I are getting into a lot of fights lately, mainly over really stupid peeves. Can you recommend any herbs, oils, or anything so our fights don't get out of proportion over something stupid and menial?

Secondly, after you have opened your third eye, what do you recommend doing? I find that I really don't know how to meditate, and I have a hard time trying because my home atmosphere is a bit chaotic. So if you could help me out without a meditation answer that would be great. Thanks.

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Dear Bonnie,

Smudge your home!  When we argue or have fights with the people in our home, the negative energy lingers long after the argument or fight is over. This lingering negativity can cause more fights, causing more lingering negativity.  You should smudge your home every few days for a couple of weeks.


As for your third eye question, do the above, then try meditating again.  All the chaos you're feeling is probably from the negative energy.

Witch

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Malak from Bahrain, Amwaj Islands

Hello, I am 11 years old, and I practice magic. I need a partner in my work that lives in Bahrain, in the Amwaj Islands too. Maybe the partner will give me help. Please, if you know anyone my age and who lives near me, tell me on my e-mail and give me his or her phone number. I am a girl and I prefer that the partner is my girl.

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Dear Malak,

I'm sorry honey, but you are simply too young for me to offer any guidance on finding others to help you along your path.  Would your parents be willing to buy you any books?

Witch

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Aaron from Woodbridge, VA

I just want to say that I am often impressed with your grace in answering stupid questions. 
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Dear Aaron,

Why, thank you, Aaron.  We really appreciate your complimentary comment!

Witch

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Geraldine from Greenville, SC

What amulet can I use that will really bring good luck and money?

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Dear Geraldine,

To attract good luck, wear amulets made from or containing moss agate, bloodstone, green jade, lodestone, or sunstone.  For money, wear gold, silver, or copper.

Witch

Monday, September 9, 2013

Samantha from Laredo, TX

So I basically know nothing of magic, but I've always wanted to learn. It seems very interesting, and I've heard of many spells. I just wanted to know if there are any singing spells to improve singing or just other natural ability improvements? If so, where can I find one to do such a spell for me? Also, is it bad?

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Dear Samantha,

Larimar is a powerful stone to use for singing, communication, and work with the throat chakra.  


Any kind of confidence building spell will help improve your natural abilities, including singing. I would do this by consecrating a piece of jewelry, especially larimar! Please read my response to Cameron from Fresco, CA for a consecrating spell for YOU to perform.

Witch

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Candy from Baltimore, MD

What does it means if someone left a live pigeon on my front porch in a box?

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Dear Candy,

Maybe they wanted to give you a gift?

Witch


P.S. Was this a trick question?

Friday, September 6, 2013

Kristine from Paranaque, Philippines

Hi! Is there a spell that cleanses dark energies which stop me from doing what I want or having obstacles or barriers for doing what I want in life and it works? If yes, can you include how can I cast this spell? How many days will this spell take effect?

Is there a beauty spell and a love spell to make my crush love me, it works, is easy to cast, and is perfect for beginners? If yes, can you tell me how I can cast this spell and what is the best time to cast this spell?

Is there a spell to make you rich which works and is perfect for beginners? If yes, how can I perform this spell? Thanks.

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Dear Kristine,

Use a white sage bundle to cleanse dark energies from yourself and your environment.  Simply light the end of the tip of the sage bundle, let the flame burn for about 15 to 20 seconds, and blow the flame out.  The red embers will create a thick smoke which breaks apart and cleanses away negativity.


Spells can be very easy to perform and most of them are easy enough for beginners to cast, but they are only as successful as the amount of work you are willing to do in your everyday life.  There are NO spells to make you thinner, prettier, richer, etc. Those are things you have to work on without the aid of magick.  Magick isn't a short cut to your goal... it's a simply helps you get there.

Witch

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Steph from Houston, TX

Today I woke up and found a bottle with blue liquid inside and some yellow clay/wax like thing inside. I know who did it, so I just wanted to know if I should keep my guard up or if anyone knows what it is.

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Dear Steph,

Not without know what the "blue liquid" is.  If you are close friends with the person who sent it, talk to them about the contents and what they represent.  If you are not friends with the person, then get rid of it ASAP and keep your guard up.


As a matter of fact, I would do more than just keep your guard up. I would put up protective barriers around yourself, your home, and your vehicle.

Good luck.

Witch

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Sarah from the Bahamas (formerly Woodbridge, VA)

Good morning, witches!

Belated Lughnasadh blessings to all of you dears up there. I've got a question about working with the spirits of those who have passed on. My father was not a pagan, but I'd like to ask him to be present at times. The same for a couple of other people who I'd like to petition to help me with positive workings. Is it unethical to even ask them if they didn't believe the way that I do? If the person believed in Christianity, is it "wrong" or disrespectful to honor them the way that I do with offerings of food and drink in my circle and on my altar? I go to the local graveyard to visit a woman who I admired greatly and who served as an inspiration to me and others on the island, but I know she didn't like me while she was alive. (Not because I did anything to her. Just a clash of personality.) Do you think it would be better if I didn't leave her offerings and flowers? I do it because no one else visits her grave, and I know she is still here. I will be opening a shop in the future, and would like to do so in her honor since she was such a big influence on the island's art scene. Silly stuff that is bugging me, that I thought, hmmm...let me ask another witch and see what they think. Thanks! Bright blessings from the Bahamas.

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Dear Sarah,

It's been a while since we've heard from you!  It is very respectful and honorable to include your ancestors and passed on family members on your altar or in your rituals. And it's very sweet of you to visit that lady's grave and leave offerings.  I'm not sure it's a good idea for you to open up a shop in her honor, since you two were not very close, because those close to her might find it offensive.


Talk to you soon!

Witch

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Laura from Newark, OH

Hello. I have been reading about witchcraft for a couple of months now trying to figure out if this is my true path. Today while walking in my field, I saw a Luna moth at my feet. It was beautiful! It looked like its wing was slightly injured, so I put my hand next to it and it climbed on. When it did, I felt a warm, tingling sensation in my fingers! I placed it on a low branch out of harm's way and hurried home to get a camera, but when I returned it was gone. I have never seen a Luna moth before today and the experience felt very spiritual. Do you think this could be a sign or am I being silly? Thank you.

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Dear Laura,

I believe it was a sign, and you are NOT being silly.  Sometimes it really is the little things in life that can hold so much meaning. 
Moths can represent intuition, attraction, determination, and faith.

Witch

Monday, September 2, 2013

Leslie from Herndon, VA

I had a dream in which I was with a group of people I didn't know, on a tour of some ruins or possibly an archeological dig. We went into an ancient structure and entered a room that had a raised chair, like a throne. It was facing a mural of the sky and mountains and a rising sun. The leader, who I had a strong feeling was NOT a good person, told me to sit on the throne and look at the mural. I didn't want to and tried to resist, but I was compelled to follow his demand. So I sat. And when I rested my arms on the arm-rests on the sides of the throne, the mural came to life and the sun appeared to rise. Then I began speaking, but I couldn't hear or understand what I was saying. The man kept asking me questions that I automatically answered, although I tried not to because I had the feeling that he would use the information I was giving him for a bad purpose. But I either couldn't hear what I was saying or I couldn't understand it, and now I can't remember it anyway. I actually had this dream YEARS ago, but it is still haunting me. Please give me some guidance as to what it means and what, if anything, I can do if it created any bad karma. Thanks!!!

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Dear Leslie,

The dream sounds like someone was taking away your personal power by forcing you to do things you were morally against.  In real life, this could have been an abusive (most likely verbal/mental) relationship.  This person most likely gave you back-handed compliments ("those jeans make you look less fat than normal"), insulted you outright ("you're so stupid"), or made you feel as if you couldn't do anything right ("you're doing it wrong; let me do it").  This could be any kind of relationship, such as a lover, friend, or family member.


I hope you are no longer around this person.

Witch