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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Blessed Samhain!

Samhain, known as Halloween to most people, is called Samhain in Celtic traditions. Few know the true meaning behind this holiday. Samhain is the time when we celebrate the last harvest of the year. It is also the time when we honor the dead. Some say the veil between the worlds is the thinnest on Samhain, and we can communicate more easily with our ancestors. Mexicans celebrate the Day of the Dead on November first by having picnics in the cemetery to talk with their ancestors. The start of the tradition we know as Halloween was introduced to America by Irish immigrants. To scare away evil spirits that were thought to come back on the night of October 31st, people dressed up in scary masks. Today, kids run around in costumes trying to scare one another.

Decorate your altar with fall colors, acorns, gourds, and root vegetables. Host a family gathering. Light a bonfire and tell scary stories. Celebrate a fruitful harvest. Count your blessings and rejoice in your accomplishments of the past year. It is a time to reflect on the past and remember your family.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Open Samhain Ritual

Blessed Samhain!

Wednesday, October 30, 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 Samhain Ritual on Wednesday, October 30 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!!! Costumes are welcome! Please no children under the age of 12.


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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Cori from Williamstown, NJ

Hello, I was hoping you could answer a question that I have. Before I begin, I'd like to say that I am not a full practicing Wiccan or any religion like it, but I am very interested in it and I've done a lot of reading and research about it, trying to learn as much as I can and practicing simple spells here and there.

Anyway, my question is this: I cast a love spell that I found, careful to try and word it in a way so that the person wasn't "bound" to me (in other words, I didn't want to mess with his free will). Even though I'd hoped it would work, it either didn't, or I did it wrong and it maybe had an adverse affect, because the person now completely ignores me and even seems to hate me. I'm not even sure if the reason for his dislike of me has anything to do with the spell. It may be just a coincidence, but also, after I cast it, I had three pretty bad things happen to me, right after another.

So is there a way that I can cleanse myself of whatever bad karma I've acquired and remove any parts of the spell that I cast, just in case it did work in an adverse way? (Like I said, I have no idea if my bad situations and his new hatred of me have anything to do with the spell, but I honestly can't really think of anything else it could be.) I just kind of want to start over with a clean slate and I'm not sure as to how to go about that. And I will never cast any sort of spell like that ever again.

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Dear Cori,

Doing love spells for a specific person is always shady simply because if the person doesn't want to love us, they're not going to. One thing you can do is reverse the spell that you performed. Light a white candle, kneel before it with your hands in prayer position, and tell the universe that you undo the love spell for . It also wouldn't hurt while you're praying to the universe to apologize for any negativity you may have inadvertently caused. If you have the original piece of paper you used for the spell, light it on fire to get rid of it. The damage between you and your friend may be irreparable, but don't let that get you down.

Witch

Monday, October 28, 2013

Mary from Santa Ana, CA

When I was around five years old, I would wake up at night and it felt like someone was above my body about two inches from my face. It happened a lot. What is it?

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Dear Mary,

Most of the time, it is a spirit looking over you. Usually it's your spirit guide or a family member just making sure you're okay and checking in on you.

Witch

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Jacob from Columbus, OH

So I am 14-year-old male and have never done witchcraft. I have a very attractive stepmom in her 40's, and I really want to have sex with her and make her walk around naked for me on days that her and I are home alone. My questions are A: Can I do witchcraft if I'm a male? B: What is a spell to make her a nudist when me and her are alone? C: What's a spell for her to first, ask me for sex, and second, let me have sex with her whenever I want? The only time we can have sex is when my dad is working. And also, can I do these spells without any special tools or objects? Can I just do some easy fast spell? What would be the consequences? Thank you in advance.

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Jacob,

Shame on you, little boy. That is your FATHER'S WIFE. Women aren't meant to be your sex slaves. There isn't a woman on the planet who is going to do whatever you want her to do, whenever you want her to do it, at the exact moment you want her to do it. The level of disrespect you've shown to your father, your stepmother, and women in general is despicable. Shame, shame, shame on you!

Witch

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Merlin from Camelot, VA

So I'm interested in a love spell because it seems like for the life of me I cannot find that "soul mate" that's out there for me. If it's not too personal of a question, what is your own experience with these types of spells, and what can I do to draw that person to me on the double? No offense, but there's got to be something more than just putting magnets and some herbs in a goblet and dancing naked around it. Please spare no detail in your explanation and take as long as you need to provide an answer, but let's say I want to know about a specific moon phase to work under or what kinds of oils do what and how to use them appropriately. I am not a patient person, truth be told.

Thanks a lot for this helpful service you provide. You should be paid for consulting like this. Cheers.

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Dear Merlin,

Hell yes I should be paid - we all should! :)


Your impatience may be part of the problem. Love takes time. If you really are looking for your soulmate, you need to be willing to take the time to do whatever spell you need, and be patient. Magnets are used for attraction spells because they're a great representation of that powerful connective energy that two people in love have. Don't knock the magnets.

I recommend doing a spell anytime between a new moon and a full moon. This time period represents bringing something toward you. Do it on a Friday, the day of Venus and the day of love.

On a piece of paper, write out all of the attributes you want in your soulmate. Really think about what it is that you want in a mate. Try to leave out attributes of physical beauty. You want to focus on personality traits like loving, caring, giving, gentle, etc.

Get ready because we're about to make a mess! You'll need rose oil for love, a pink candle of any size (pink for soulmates), and dried, crushed jasmine for attracting sensual love. Anoint the pink candle with rose oil from wick to end, moving toward your body - your heart - in long, even strokes. With each stroke say "Soulmate hear my call and come to me." Repeat this until you have completely anointed the candle. Roll the candle in the jasmine, making sure the entire candle is coated. Then wrap your paper around the candle tightly and tape to secure. Hold the candle in your hands and start thinking about your soulmate. Think about how you'll feel with that person, how they'll make laugh, feel secure, loved, sexy, needed, and wanted. Allow yourself to get lost in the idea of your perfect mate. Holding the candle in your hand and thinking about your mate puts your energy into the candle, paper, herbs, and oil. This gives your "wish" magick. Your energy is what creates the spell. Fit the candle into a candle holder or a heat-proof dish, light the wick, and DO NOT LEAVE IT UNATTENDED. This candle has oil, herbs, and paper wrapped around it. It's going to create quite a flame, which is what we want. Let it burn all the way down if you can. If not, blow it out and relight it until it's gone. Never leave it unattended or sleep with it lit. Once the candle has burned its last, put whatever remains in a ziplock bag and place it between your mattress and box spring under the place where your mate would sleep. Once you've done this, don't think negative thoughts about it. Don't doubt yourself or question what you did. Have faith and positive thoughts about your spell. Good luck! Let me know what her name is when you meet her!

Witch

Friday, October 25, 2013

Jenny from Merseyside, UK

Hi, can you help? I have two family members. One rang to borrow £200 for her daughter to move house, and the daughter asked to borrow a further £200, for a total of £400. When I asked for some back - any small amount - they turned really nasty. I was told in no uncertain terms that I'm not getting it back. It's not that they haven't got any money, they just drink it away on the weekends. Is there any way to get them to pay me back? I heard if you put a spell on them, it will come back to you. This frightens me. I am not a witch, but wish I was.  I have always been interested, so if there is any answer, I would need someone to help. Many blessings.

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Dear Jenny,

You're just asking for your money back, so I don't believe there would be a karmic backlash for that. The karmic backlash would come if you did a spell to have them get into an accident or have them fight all the time. If you did something bad to them, that's when karma would come into play.


Even if you're not a witch, YOU should do this spell yourself:
Since two separate people borrowed money from you, use two separate pieces of paper and write the amount owed to you from each person. Under the amount, write "pay me back" on both pieces of paper. Fold each piece of paper three times. Find one of your favorite pictures of yourself and place the folded pieces of paper on both sides of your picture. Use magnets to hold everything together, to attract the money to yourself.

Witch

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Sam from Lancaster, PA

Is there a spell to cure a bad back (many operations), or is there a spell to help ignore the pain? Drugs aren't for me; they work but dull the mind and spirit.

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Dear Sam,

No, there isn't a spell to help with the pain, but different forms of holistic or energy healing can help a lot. Do some research on Reiki and see if you can find a local practitioner.

Witch

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Tina from Lewiston, ME

I asked for a money spell to help with my bills. It was confirmed that it would not come back to me. My father was sick for awhile and now he's dying. Is it a coincidence or karma?

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Dear Tina,

It's a coincidence. When the universe grants us a prosperity spell, it isn't at the cost of another person's life.

Witch

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Leiasia from Orlando, FL

I want to be a vamp or a mermaid, but mostly a vamp. All my spells are not working. How do I summon a vamp or turn myself into one?

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Dear Leiasia,

You can't. Vampires and mermaids aren't real.

Witch

Monday, October 21, 2013

Danette from St. Johnsbury, VT

This is new to me, so I hope you can help. My stepfather passed away recently, and his funeral was a mess so to speak. We have questions on whether he was cremated with someone else. Since his death, my daughter, mother, and now brother are experiencing weird things. I have seen shadows, and I hear someone opening a door and closing it about the same time each morning. I live in Vermont. My daughter who lives in Las Vegas has been seeing shadows, having nightmares now, and has stated that my stepfather has come to her in dreams. My mother has had a lot of things go wrong with items and the house and has heard noises in the house. She also lives in Las Vegas. My brother, who also resides there, has just begun seeing shadows in his house and hearing weird noises. Now we live in different states and all have different houses. We are wondering about how we should address this problem and if we should not cleanse or do whatever to get rid of these spirits, if that is what they are. I would like any suggestions.

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Dear Danette,

I don't think it's unknown spirits, I think it's your stepfather visiting you. With the exception of your daughter and her nightmares, it doesn't sound like all of you are afraid as much as you are freaked out. Next time you see the shadows, hear moving around, or notice objects have been moved, greet him out loud and tell him that you understand his presence is here. He could just be trying to let you guys know that he's okay.


As for your daughter and her nightmares, I recommend putting citrine in between her mattress and box spring where she normally lays her head.

Witch

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Jolie from West Islip, NY

I used my menstrual blood to bind a man to me. I don't want to be with him anymore. He's become extremely cruel, and now I'm afraid he's going to get violent. Can a binding spell do that? Can I break the spell?

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Dear Jolie,

Yes, the binding spell can cause more aggressive behavior to come out, but only if he already had it within him to be violent. And yes, you can break the spell.


It would be awesome if you still had a copy of the original spell and the object you used to do the binding. If you have both of these then simply unravel the bound object while chanting something like "I release the bond between us so we may each live separate lives." Repeat the chant until the object is completely unraveled.

If you don't have the original spell or bound object then simply recreate it as best you can.

Do this quickly, honey, then get the hell out of there!! Please keep me in touch and let me know how you are doing.

Witch

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Marto from Chicago, IL

My troublesome coworker undermines every project that she’s part of. She doesn’t listen, she’s not a team player, she’s manipulative, and she’s mean. Five years of sincere efforts on my part to work with her have yielded nothing but frustration, and my feelings are shared by many others in the workplace. The whole place would run more smoothly without her. I want her OUT! So, how do I get rid of her without doing her – or my karma - any harm?

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Dear Marto,

Try one of the suggestions I made to Courtney from Kingston, NH here or here. Good luck!


Witch

Friday, October 18, 2013

Chris from Auckland, New Zealand

My ex-wife practices magic, and I think she has put a bad luck or misfortune spell on me. How can I tell, and how could I stop and counter-act this negative influence?

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Dear Chris,

Start by cleansing your home with sage. Then place black salt along the entrances into your home, including doors, garages, garage doors, and patio doors. Buy an amulet or talisman, something that has meaning to you. This can even be a cross. Cleanse it and consecrate it for protection. For directions on how to do this, please read my response to Cameron from Fresno, CA.

Witch

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Lisa from Glasgow, UK

A close friend of mine has had awful luck recently ranging from household appliances breaking to money problems and not being given positions at work. It's horrible to see since she is such a wonderful, positive person, and slowly but surely this is all becoming very draining on her beautiful personality. I've tried simple things like suggesting she light a candle or get herself a charm, but I reckon we need something more substantial to give her hope. I'd be really grateful if you have any suggestions :)

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Dear Lisa,

I would start off with a cleansing of her home with sage, starting in the lower part of her home and moving all the way up to the top. Then buy her a gift, a symbol of her religious beliefs, and bless it for her with all the love that you feel for her for protection and prosperity.

Witch

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Courtney from Jefferson, GA

I had a witch in my family. She was my grandmother's sister. When I was a baby she passed away. Ever since, I can remember my mom and grandmother would always say we had witchy powers. There are some things that we can "feel" or know about that we can't explain that everyone else can't do. So my question is, is it possible to have "witchy powers" when someone else in your family was a witch?

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Dear Courtney,

If by "witchy powers" you mean psychic or empathic abilities, then the answer is yes. Everyone is born with certain levels of "powers" but most lose them in their pre-teen years. Having a person in your family who is "witchy" doesn't necessarily mean your powers are greater than someone else's, but it does mean that you have a great support group to talk about things you're sensing or feeling.

Witch

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Syd from Atlanta, GA

Is there a spell to make two people get back together? If so, how?

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Dear Syd,

Gypsies believed that if you had some hair of the person you want to be with, a red ribbon, and two poppets, you could bring your love back to you. To do this, put the two dolls facing each other, tie the ribbon around their chests so the two hearts are together, and put the hair on the doll representing the person you want to have back. Hold the dolls in your hands and see that person coming back to you with open arms and an open heart.

Witch

Monday, October 14, 2013

Jay from Manassas, VA

I am looking for assistance with fertility. Any suggestions?

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Dear Jay,

There are a number of things you can do to increase your fertility. Combine gemstones like moss agate, fire agate, garnet, and ruby with herbs like red clover, damiana, red raspberry leaf, chaste tree berries, and ladies mantle in a green bag and carry it on you. Your question wasn't specific as to whether you need magickal or medicinal help for a male or a female, so FYI, there are also herbal teas you can drink to help increase fertility, depending on these answers.

Witch

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Mary from Knoxville, TN

I know how to make tinctures, but I currently live in a dorm where there are strict rules about alcohol. Is there another way to make them? We've got a bug going around the dorm and I could use something to help keep us healthy. Thanks and you are wonderful!

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Dear Mary,

You can use vegetable glycerine as a substitute for vodka, and it can be easily found in most all-natural or holistic stores. You would use the glycerine exactly as you would use the alcohol. Keep the recipe the same.

Witch

Friday, October 11, 2013

Kristine from Paranaque, Philippines

Hi! Is there a spell that makes your third eye open? If yes, can you list how and the procedures? Thanks.

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Dear Kristine,

Not necessarily a spell as much as an exercise. Topaz is a fantastic stone for opening the third eye. Because your third eye controls your intuition, it's very important to start listening to your intuition. The more you ignore your intuition, the more your third eye closes. Keep a small journal or notebook on you so you can write down your intuitive thoughts and cross them off as they come true.

Witch

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Erik from Butler, PA

Hello, I talked to a psychic recently and she said I have a great spiritual gift. Well, I've always felt like I am different but never able to understand how. I often have dreams that will at some later time frame come true with all the same detail. Also, with people I'm very close to emotionally, I have moments when I can feel what they're feeling and even tasting what they're eating without knowing what any of it is. I can feel energies around me at times and feel very in tuned with the earth. So my question is do you think I'm possibly a natural witch or something else? Thank you in advance!

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Dear Erik,

I don't believe in "natural" witches simply because I don't believe in unnatural witches.


Having said that, you do seem to have some psychic, precognitive,  and empathic abilities. Most people are born with these gifts (to varying degrees), but usually lose them during their pre-teen or teenage years.

Witch

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Corso from Burlington, NJ

I know now this is my spiritual path, but I haven't yet begun my studies. I hope the following question isn't too terribly obvious.

Is it disrespectful to try to help a non-magical person (devout Christian) using magic? I know someone whom I love dearly, but who is completely creeped out by, and opposed to the use of magic.

This person is experiencing a lot of negative, self-defeating thinking, unemployed, penniless, and on the verge of homelessness. They're having a very rough spot in life, and I want to do something by way of magic (under the radar) besides what I'm already doing on the mundane level.

Thanks! Cheers!

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Dear Corso,

Because he or she is "completely creeped out and oppose magic" then YES it's very disrespectful.

Witch

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Bonnie from Manassas, VA

Hi, I know I just asked a question but I am desperate for help on this one as it just sort of happened out of the blue.

I have an autoimmune disease. It's a skin disease. Without going into too much detail, it was in remission for the past four years due to bariatric surgery (a lap band). Well, they had to undo the surgery two months ago, and now two months later I am having a major flare up. They think it's my body attacking itself, but we don't know why. Is there any type of spell/ritual/gemstones/herbs or anything basically to help me with this flare up and possibly just help it heal for good or at least not be such a major discomfort? And, yes, I am going to the doctor for this before you even ask. I just wanted to know if there was anything extra I could do. It's a major discomfort and I really don't want another crater in my leg again.

Would a Cerri-A-Witch for healing help too by chance?

Again, I apologize for posts back to back like this, but it was an overnight flare up. Thank you in advance.

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Dear Bonnie,

First, I want you to know how sorry I am that you are going through these health problems and I hope this response finds you feeling a little better.


I'm thinking a poppet might work nicely for you. A poppet is a form of representational magick which can be very powerful especially when used on yourself.  Once you have created the poppet, you can place it on your altar to represent you! You can send the poppet (and by extension yourself) healing energy, work healing spells on it, surround it with gemstones, etc.

Supplies:
- Pattern for a poppet (easily found online).
- Material for sewing poppet together. I suggest blue or green for physical healing.
- Herbs to stuff poppet with. I recommend witch hazel, white willow bark, calendula, St. John's Wort, and lavender.
- Gemstone chips to put in poppet. Try green aventurine, bloodstone, and amethyst.

What to do:
1. Cut out the pattern of poppet (inside out).
2. Sew from right shoulder, down and around body, to the left shoulder.
3. Flip poppet right side in.
4. Put all ingredients into bowl, and blend well together.
5. Stuff poppet.
6. Finish sewing up neck and head of poppet.
7. Cleanse and consecrate the poppet. Click for directions.

I know it seems like a lot of work, but you only have to do it the one time!

Witch

Friday, October 4, 2013

Jenna from Belfast, Northern Ireland

Is there any danger of learning witchcraft? My friend cast a spell to bind her ex to her, but she gets an accident instead. And her ex didn't even want to see her again.

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Dear Jenna,

Nope, no danger in learning witchcraft. Your friend's spell backfired because she was playing a dangerous game with someone's free will.  Practice the craft, enjoy the learning, but avoid doing what your friend did.

Witch

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Nik from New Jersey

I performed a spell as I have done many times. But this time, right as I was finishing, I got horrible pains in my stomach and I was doubled over in pain. Of course when it passed, I finished it, and I decided to seal it with a candle. When I woke at 3am, the candle was burning brightly then suddenly went OUT! This spell was a white spell. I have NEVER had this happen before. I would like your feedback because I felt terrible resistance :(

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Dear Nik,

I'm not sure how to answer your question without knowing what spell you were performing.  If you felt resistance, then my guess would be that your spell will not come to fruition. Take a look at what you were doing, the words you used, and the ingredients to see if they could have had anything to do with what went wrong.


The problem could also be non-magickal, as in your stomach was just jacked up at that right/wrong moment.

Witch

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Shirley from Yuba City, CA

I wanted I want to ask you a question. A couple of days ago, I prepared holy water with cologne for my friend and prayed on it so she can bless. That same night, I went to bed and when I woke up, I had scratch marks and a star with. I prayed that Jesus and the his angels would protect her and her family, and if there was any negative in her home, to please, Lord, cast them out. But that night it's as if I switched places with her. It was weird. I'm a friendly person, but now people pick on me and disrespect me. The men I see look at me like I'm disgusting and really hurt. I don't understand what's going on. Please help me. The piece in and the sanction that she needs to be no peace for everything, but now I noticed everything in my house is like I can you get us some time to do my housework, and the men look at me really ugly, and I'm a friendly person, and I don't know what's going on.

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Dear Shirley,

First and foremost, I had and am still having the HARDEST time trying to understand your question.


Second, I'm not Christian, so you may have asked the wrong person for help. But since I'm a helpful kind of gal, I'll answer your question the best I can.

It definitely sounds like something has gone amiss. I would recommend performing the prayer to St. Michael to help cleanse your home:


Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle; 
be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. 
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray: 
and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host,
by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan 
and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. 

Amen

If that doesn't work, call your local priest.


Witch

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Melissa from Marienville, PA

My mother was in a coven with a very bad person running it (all black magic) while she was pregnant with me and while I was very young. She got out with the help of a white coven. They told her to make sure she got all of my things from him. She did not,  but after the coven warned her never to contact them again. My question is could there be any residual effects on me and what can I do about it? I've tried before, but when I tell them who he was, they refuse to help. I have had some issues controlling what I can do. I have to watch what I say constantly and can feel everyone's emotions around me. It's driving me crazy. I used to be able to block it out, but as I've gotten older it's harder. I will take any advice you can give.

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Dear Melissa,

No, there would be no residual effects from the black coven.  


As for helping to control empathic abilities, please read my response to Nicholl from Woodbridge, VA for suggestions.

Now, I wouldn't be me if I didn't address the whole black coven, white coven, fear thing.  I don't know who "he" is, but he sounds like a jackass to me. Forget his name; as a matter of fact... forget he exists.

Witch