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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Reveille from Ohio

What are some herbs, crystals, and stones good for use in opening a closed heart? To elaborate, I am looking to create a spell to help someone who desires romantic love, but is kept from it because of fears based on past trauma.

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Dear Reveille,

Working with the heart chakra is a good way to start, since it is through the heart chakra that we both give and receive love. A great book to read for more about this is The Book of Chakra Healing by Liz Simpson.




Herbs: Jasmine, lavender, rose, pink salt, sunflower, calendula and catnip. 

Gemstones: Pink calcite, rose quartz, rhodonite, rhodochrosite, green aventurine, watermelon tourmaline, lapis lazuli, and aquamarine.

Witch

Monday, December 30, 2013

Declan from Winnipeg, Canada

When I was a kindergarden, I was happy and normal. When I was twelve, I felt a kind of an unknown feeling like I was just kinda happy. When I was thirteen, I suddenly felt like I'd become dark.

After my birthday, I dreamt I became the new evil to the family of hell. I saw my hand was carrying my mother's head as if I'd killed her. I couldn't drop her head and I just laughed evilly. It was like my dark self was more evil than Hades. Then Hades said, "My son, roam out the over world and see everything that you killed, even your dearest friends. I'm proud of you, son." I said, though no one heard me, "did that monster just call me son?" My dark self just said "with pleasure, Father," with an evil grin. I was so freaked out that I woke up. I tried to calm myself down, telling myself it was just a horrible nightmare.

I've had the same dream again, but I was on the earth like Winnipeg, but everything was destroyed. All my family was dead, my best friends were gruesomely dead, and even my favorite dog was dead, hanging with a rope around his neck. I was crying because everything I loved was killed. My dark self said "keep crying and keep on seeing what I've... well actually, what we've done... because you'll never see them again. I've killed your dog, the dog that you loved and cared for." I said "NOOOO" in the saddest way, then woke up and never got back to sleep until the morning.
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Dear Declan,

Dude are you for serious? I'm a little scared to mock you because this sounds like a serial killer's dream. Please don't become the "new evil to the family of hell." Beware the dark side. They have dead dogs! Dead dogs = bad! Living dogs = happy. You do the math!


Witch

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Jen from Fayetteville, NC

I'm wondering if there is a way to give a gift back? When I was young, I turned to my grandmother for everything. When I was in first grade, I began to recognize things I dreamed were happening. Deja vu... But I also got feelings about things. For example, my cousin died in another state, and I begged my mother to call my grandmother and my aunt. I just knew something was wrong. After my cousin's funeral, my grandmother asked me what was going on with me. I had already started telling her my dreams. I told her I felt my cousin was in pain, almost as though I felt her fear and pain myself - the best way a first grader can describe these things. I was really scared. My grandmother told me that some people have gifts from god, and that she had the same gifts. She also said her grandmother did. She told me it was to be kept secret except for close family. She said that people couldn't accept these things, and they would hurt me with their words or other ways. She told me there would be times I could keep bad things from happening, but to be careful and to be ready to deal with the consequences. Also, that some things weren't meant to be changed.

I found out what that meant years later, when I stalled a friend of mine from leaving me. I had the worst feeling, so I kept her talking until it passed. She called me later. She just narrowly escaped an accident, but the car that was involved in her lane had kids in it, and they were hurt badly. I felt like my friend would've been hurt, but at least kids wouldn't have. I've had times this gift has saved me and ones I care about, but I have felt the fear and pain of the death of all my loved ones and friends. I dream horrible things about places and people I've never met. To prove to myself it was real, I asked a friend to go out of state with me. She's the only friend who knows. I wrote down the dream before we left, described the roads, the house, and the family who lived there, even the car. They lost a child in my dream. I had to know. We drove to the town, and when we got there, I told her exactly how to get to the house, as if from instinct. The house was there as I wrote it down, plus the car and the roads. It was like walking into my dream. I didn't bother the family, but there was a wreath. So we went to the library, read the newspaper, and discovered their child had been killed.

What is this really, and can I either make it stop or get better control of it? I fight sleep to avoid the dreams, but there's nothing I can do about the feelings I get when I'm awake. One of the worst and most embarrassing things is when I get physically sick in public when a bad person comes within room distance of me. I don't mind knowing they are bad, but throwing up and gagging until I can get far enough away from them... that's something else. And these are strangers, coworkers, supposed pillars of the community. I can tell what kind of bad too, like child molesters, just a mean person who hurts people, or a thief. There's got to be a way to control it or cut it off sometimes, right?
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Dear Jen,

Right. Buy a piece of jewelry with blue opal. This will block your empathic ability. You want natural blue opal, not a lab-created one. You need the length of time it takes the opal to be created for added energy. This will allow you to control your gifts even better.


But, hon, I think you're looking at it all wrong. You can sense when a negative person is around, and you can protect yourself, your family, and your friends from those kinds of people. Think of all the pain you've prevented. It is sad that those children in the accident were hurt instead of your friend, but they were hurt, not killed. There was no way you could have known that those kids would have been hurt, and I highly doubt you can answer if it would have changed your mind. The more you fear your psychic abilities, the more they will control you. The more your abilities control you, the more out of whack they're going to be. The blue opal is going to help you control the gifts, but you do have to work with them to master them.

As for your dreams, try placing black tourmaline and citrine between your mattress and your box spring.

Witch

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Ann from Woodbridge, VA

Since she was little, my daughter seems to be sensitive to spirits. She says she can see and talk to them. I am okay with this, however, lately it seems that more bad spirits than good have wound their way into my house, wreaking havoc with my dogs and other people in the house. Do you have any suggestions on how to protect her or guide her through this? She also has developed an interest in witchcraft, and again I am okay with this. I just want to guide her in the right direction.  Thank you for any help you can give.

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Dear Ann,

To protect your home and family, modify the spell I wrote for Brittney from Las Vegas to fit your own needs.


If your daughter's a teenager, I'd recommend she read Teen Witch by Silver Ravenwolf.

Witch

Friday, December 27, 2013

Taylar from Youngsville, NC

I don't know if it's possible or not, but I would very much love to ask you to help me with something. My ex left me not long ago. I miss him with everything in me. I've wished time and time again that he would come back to me. I've heard that some people can do binding spells, but I don't want to do that. I just want him to come back to me. I was wondering if you could cast a spell on him and make him and his new girlfriend break up. If you could, it would be so lovely if you could make him come back to me soon. Please. It's been such a pain to wake up every day and know that he doesn't care about me anymore.

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Dear Taylar,

No, honey, I won't cast a spell to bring your boyfriend back. To be honest with you, you shouldn't want that loser back. He already has a new girlfriend. He's already moved on. Even if he were to come back, things wouldn't be the way you think they should be. The line's already been crossed. He's already played in someone else's playground. Give yourself time to grieve and then move on.

Witch

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Kasey from Tallahassee, FL

Just stumbled upon you again [previous answer] and wanted to give you an update. My abilities scare me. I am afraid to practice them, because I am extremely gullible and completely open. I am weary as to what I may find and whose attention I might catch. I couldn't bear if my endless curiosity brought danger to my family. Do you know of any reliable ways to protect my home and young son from unwanted visitors?

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Dear Kasey,


To protect your home, read my response to Star from Europe. If you feel the need for a spell with more oomph, modify the banishing ritual I wrote for Brittney from Las Vegas.

The more control you have over your abilities, the more protected you and your family will be. It's when you fear your ability and allow it to control you that bad things can happen.

Witch

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Trina from Fruita, CO

Dear Witch,

Thank you for answering my question a while back. I just want to tell you that even though I did find spells to change my personality, I decided not to. Thank you for helping me to realize that changing my personality for someone else's benefit was wrong and against my beliefs. Thank you so much for that.

Now, I have two questions. Lately, I have started liking this guy at my school. We've been good friends for a couple years now and my feelings for him have grown. For the past few weeks, I have seen that HE has shown feelings for me as well in subtle signs (quick glances at me, making fun of me more than my other friends, always trying to make me laugh, etc.), but the problem is he has a girlfriend so we haven't gotten closer like I would like to.

Last week, I cast a contacting spell. It required me to write his name twice in a circle on a piece of paper and stick a needle in the middle of the circle (I substituted the needle for a safety pin) and was told the spell worked in ways of five (it would take five minutes, five hours, five days). Well, five days later, almost at one in the morning, he texted me "Hey".

I've talked to this guy and texted him for a long time now and he never just says "Hey" to me. Instead he likes to use a big-worded introduction. When I asked him why he texted me so late, he said "IDK". And, being him, he never uses text talk. He likes to really spell his words out. I'm afraid that it was the spell talking and not my friend, but my biggest fear is that somehow his girlfriend answered me by mistake with "IDK" (though I'm not sure why). Is the first scenario possible? Could it have just been the spell talking and not my friend?

The next question is about another spell I did in reaction to the first spell. I used a spell that would reveal to me what he felt for me in my dreams. It required me to write the name of the person on a piece of paper, fold it in half twice, and draw an eyeball on the outside. Then, before I went to bed, I had to say the words "With dreamer's eye I seek to see / What this person thinks of me / Be it good or be it ill / Reveal to me as is my will" just before I went to bed. Then I had to meditate and visualize myself across the room from my friend and there are people in between us just talking and conversing.

I performed the spell twice; the first night I didn't dream of my intended at all. Instead it was of a few of my friends. The second night I dreamt of my intended, but in both dreams I could not remember what the people had said to me at all. Is there something that I can do in order to remember my dreams in good detail?

I pray that you can help me with my questions. Blessed be.

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Dear Trina,


Your friend texting you is the spell, but it's what you asked for. The spell didn't text you, he did. Because it was late at night/early in the morning, people tend to get lazier and take shortcuts, like using text talk,
 being too sleepy to use their full brain capacity.

As for your second question, remembering your dreams takes time and practice. Begin by keeping a ratty old notebook next to your bed. First thing in the morning, before you even go to the bathroom, write down whatever you can remember from your dreams. If you can't remember anything, write down how you are feeling. An example would be: I woke up feeling excited, scared, or winded like I just ran a mile. You have to train your brain to remember things that are happening during its resting time. There are no spells to make this happen overnight!

Witch

Monday, December 23, 2013

Kidasha from Massachusetts

Hi. So my question has to deal with curses. Can curses be cast on entire families? And if so, how do I break it?

Here is the story. Going back generation after generation in my family, the first born child has always been a girl. And every time, that daughter will grow up to be infertile. It was the same situation for my grandpa's sister, my aunt, and all generations before that. And now, me. I considered it to just be a medical issue, but because it happens the same way each generation, it seems too much of a coincidence. It's only the first born daughter that has infertility; every other sibling is fine. Is there any special way to go about this? What are your thoughts?

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Dear Kidasha,

Obviously I have to ask the question: is there an actual medical reason that these women, yourself included, are unable to have children? Because biology is fairly important and could explain a lot.


Spell Kit from 13 Magickal Moons

As for a family curse, I guess it could be. It definitely sounds suspicious. 13 Magickal Moons sells a Curse Removal Kit that a recent customer used to break her own family curse. She claims the results were phenomenal and beyond her expectations!

Witch

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Savannah from Regina, Canada

Hello, my name's Savannah. Cool site by the way. Um, I was just wondering if you had any tips on visualization. I suck!

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Dear Savannah,

Visualizing can be hard because everybody assumes that when we visualize we are only using our internal eyes. 60% of people actually can't close their eyes and "see" a red apple. But they can smell the apple, taste it, feel it, or know that the red apple is there. When visualizing, you want to think in as much sensory detail as you can. Close your eyes and know that the red apple is there. Feel the waxy texture of its skin, the coolness of the meat. Taste the tart sweetness if you were to take a bite of it. Hopefully this will help you not suck at visualizing anymore!

Witch

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Blessed Yule!

Yule/Winter Solstice is celebrated during winter, the darkest, coldest time of the year. European traditions celebrate this holiday with holly, evergreens, bayberry, and the Yule log. In Native American traditions, Yule is a time of waiting, darkness, defeat, and trouble. Like their Celtic brethren, the Native American people wait for spring to bring back warmth and light. Since the weather is generally unpleasant, families often find themselves in close quarters with one another. This makes Yule the perfect time to celebrate family, friends, and togetherness.

Decorate your altar with red and green, using evergreen branches and holly berries. Burn incense reminiscent of home and family, like cinnamon, bay, nutmeg, and allspice. Since light is scarce and fleeting during winter, light lots of candles and build a fire to push back the dark. Enjoying hearty warm meals and good conversations are great ways to celebrate the closeness of family. Sharing pleasant memories while gathered before a roaring fire will make the wait for spring go faster. Meditations on the importance of family are appropriate at this time of year.

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Friday, December 20, 2013

Kia from Richmond, VA

I have no experience with Wicca and never tried. I'm thinking about finding an experienced Wiccan to perform some type of spell on my ex-girlfriend. I have a lock of hair. What are the consequences, and how do I go about bringing her harm?

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Dear Kia,

You're an idiot! Hopefully karma will slap you just a little bit for even having the thought of harming your ex-girlfriend because she had the audacity for breaking up with you.

Witch

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Jenny from England

Hi, can you help please? I have a niece who owes me and my husband money. I will never get it back, so I am not having anything to do with her. The problem is, she won't let it go. She keeps putting sly quotes on Facebook, and you know for sure they are aimed at me. I have not commented at all for weeks since this has been going on. It's just getting worse. She won't answer the phone to stop this once and for all. I have deleted her and her two children from my Facebook. You don't take it out on the kids, but she is putting quotes on their account names as well. The kids are only 10 and 9 and you know it's not them behind it. I just want her to stop once and for all. I have never commented as to not make things worse. I just want her to leave me alone. I am 62 and can do without this. It has got to the point where my family is beginning to become involved. If this situation is not stopped soon, it will get out of control. Is there anything you can suggest? Thank you.

P.S. I am not a witch or anything, but I do believe in the power of magic. Thank you.
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Dear Jenny,

You could try a freezer spell.


Items needed:
Freezer bag
Paper
Citrine (stops bad behavior)

On the paper, write your niece's name and what you would like for her to stop doing. Fold the paper into thirds. Fill the freezer bag one third full with water. Put the paper and the citrine in the bag, zip it, stick it in the freezer, and leave it there.

Witch

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Open Yule Ritual

Blessed Yule!

Do you live in the Northern Virginia area? Are you tired of celebrating the sabbats on your own? Do you just want to celebrate with a great community of like-minded individuals? Then come celebrate the sabbats at 13 Magickal Moons!

Wednesday, December 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 Yule Ritual on Wednesday, December 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, December 17, 2013

Trixi from New York, NY

I have been told that if you perform spells for selfish reasons that you have to pay a hefty price. Last year, my spouse by ritual blood marriage ran away from home. I performed a spell to bring him back, and he came back the next day. Months later, we became pregnant, however the baby went the wrong way. I felt it was my fault for casting the spell to bring him back. It was not until this year we put the remains outside, and even then I feel it was not done properly, the child was not named or anything when placed in the ground. I recently started burning a white candle for my lost angel's spirit, but every time I do, it rains really badly. My question is, did my child die because of my casting? Also, is it raining because my child is not at rest? Needless to say, I have performed a lot of spells on my spouse and fear that we may never have a child because of it. Am I right in this way of thinking?

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Dear Trixi,


If you perform a spell that intentionally harms another person, then yes... there is a price to pay and it's called karma. Never cast a spell out of negative need or rage since those often backfire horribly.

But in answer to your question... No, I don't believe your baby died because of the spell.

Losing a baby is hard and painful and it makes no sense to the person(s) experiencing the loss. Miscarriages happen for so many different reasons - but these are biological, not magickal.

I cannot begin to tell you how sorry I am for the loss of your little angel. I firmly believe your angel rests happily with our Lord and Lady.

Witch

Monday, December 16, 2013

Angelia from LaPlata, MD

I recently bought a spell kit from 13 Magickal Moons and performed the ritual. I put the leftover items back in the satchel/baggie it came in and put it under my pillow. That night, I had this weird dream. Now, I've had some weird dreams before, even some prophetic ones that came true, but this was different. In the dream, it started out me and a few of my friends were going ghost hunting in an abandoned building, only we were going to do a stake-out first. Then the dream skips to where we're now in a penthouse apartment like in New York (where none of us live, nor can we afford such a place. I don't know anyone who could afford such a place, so the likelihood of us ever being in such a place is very slim), really fancy with modern furniture, brown or burgundy painted walls (depends which room), black furniture, and tannish carpet (for the most part, dark earthy colors). There are bookshelves with old books on them (you can smell them), incense burning, different oddities sitting here or there, and what looks like a stuffed crow sitting on a perch on a desk (later on, it actually moved, but the rest of the time it doesn't move at all). There are big picture windows with a balcony, bronze pots with English ivy growing out of them (think kind of like Frost's place in the movie Blade in epic size), and the ivy spreads around and into a pool/pond (not chlorinated). Well, now the scene has sort of become what can best be described as a small cocktail party with faces I don't know. My friends are milling around the room chatting to them while I go off to the side away from everyone and sit on this love seat just kind of looking on and taking in the scene. This woman walks up to me, and everyone is oblivious to her but me. Even though I've never seen her before and don't know her, I automatically refer to her as "the goddess," not a name of a specific goddess, but as a title. She's dressed in full medieval-like armor (you smell the leathers and battlefield on her, although there is no blood on her) with a sword in hand. She's older and she's the most beautiful woman I've ever seen, seemingly delicate, but strong, elven-looking without pointy ears but definitely a touch of fae running through her veins, dark red/auburn hair that's cut short like Samantha Carter's (in Stargate SG1), and eyes that match her hair (now her eyes weren't like a burning red but more faceted, like looking at rubies, bright and shining). What shocks me is she takes her sword and drives the point down into the floor (like sticking a knife into a cutting board), gets down and bends the knee to me, takes my hand, kisses it, bows her head, and declares in a gentle but firm voice "I WILL BATTLE FOR YOU" (this whole time I'm not scared but puzzled, but sitting almost regally, which isn't like me since I tend to be very submissive, and yet here she is acting and seemingly pledging fealty as if I was a queen). She stands up and bends to whisper in my ear (sorry I don't know what she said or I just don't remember. Maybe I'm not meant to remember, I don't know) She kisses me on the cheek by my ear, then kisses me full on the lips chastely, and pulls back, but we're still face to face. She runs her finger along the side of my cheek, ending on my lips as if saying shush. She stands back and puts out her hand to help me up. I follow her into a bedroom and we just lay on the bed (no, nothing of a sexual nature happens), and she holds me as I fall asleep with a total feeling of safety and complete feeling of "everything will be alright". And that's when I woke up from the dream.

So yeah, that's the dream, one of the most detailed, like the smells - a woodsy smell mixed with leathers, lavender incense burning on the shelf, etc, just overwhelming. Being treated regally when I've never been treated like that in my life, and the overall feeling afterwards just so different. I'm guessing that was a definite "yes" to what I had asked for help with, but I guess my question is WHO IS SHE? This goddess has a name (I don't know how I know that, just that I know), but I only call her as "the goddess". I know the Greek/Roman pantheon, some Egyptian, but I have a feeling she's more Celtic with the red hair, but I don't really know the Celtic or Norse pantheon. I'm wondering if maybe you could help pinpoint who/which one she might be so I could thank her properly in prayer (even though what I asked for hasn't come true yet, but time will tell. It could still happen, but I want to at least thank her for coming to me in the dream). I probably sound crazy. I myself wonder if I've gone crazy. I just want to know who she is. I told a friend of mine, and when I told her how she had red eyes, she immediately thought it might be some demon, but I didn't get that feeling. There was no malevolence at all, you know? Quite the opposite. But should I be worried? Any and all advice or help is very much appreciated.

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Dear Angelia,

WOW! Sounds like you received a visit from your patron goddess. If I had to guess, and it really is just a guess, I would say you met Brigid. Brigid is the goddess of blacksmithing, martial arts, healing, and poetry.

I would suggest you read Celtic Myth and Magick by Edain McCoy for further research.

Witch

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Timika from Queensland, Australia

Hi, I'm Timika. I'm 16 years old. I was born on Friday the 13th in 1996 (no that's not the reason I think I may be a witch, although it's odd). I'm an odd child, I guess. Things happen to me a lot but I'm only now starting to take it into consideration and feeling compelled to know more. I am scared, I guess. I don't know what's going on, what I feel, or why everything's happening. I have these dreams, these vivid, vivid dreams in my sleep of things happening, and they either happen a few hours within me dreaming them or the following day, either the exact way I dreamt them or as if they're signs of what's ahead. For example, I had a dream of a tsunami, a vivid tsunami, then I woke up only to turn on the TV and see exactly what I'd dreamt that night. I'll dream of me meeting people or people doing things and it happens the exact way it was dreamt. When I'm sad, the weather's also usually bad. There are other things, like I have the ability to look into someone's eyes and feel their emotions, their feelings, everything they feel overwhelmingly, I feel too, especially if they have depression or issues in which they hide. It's like I have to just look them in the eyes and I know, I understand. I'm great with kids and people often have a habit of doing exactly what I do or what I say without me even trying. I also have other odd things happen to me like spirits. Just the other night, I was lying in bed when I awoke to a spirit-like feeling of someone placing their hand on my head and stroking down to my shoulder blades. It was like they knew me, they were watching over me, but it's not the first time things like that have happened. If I want someone to call, the phone rings and it's them. I get a feeling something bad is going to happen, and it does. I walk into houses sometimes, and I feel like I've been there before, or I see people and I feel like I've met them. I'm certain I know them, but I don't. People are kind of either drawn to me or just hate me and find me intimidating without me saying a word. I also always find myself in a position where people stare at me or people feel the need to physically touch me (in a non-sexual way), which I can't stand at all. I notice things around me all the time, the pain, the hurt, the sadness,  and grief, and I can't help it. I'm observant to everything. I also read a random "fact" that having a W on your palm means something's also which I have but I think that's just a myth. I don't know what's going on, I'm confused and scared and I don't know. What the f is happening to me, and am I a witch? I'm not crazy, I swear, just very puzzled. Sincerely, am I a natural witch or cuckoo?

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Dear Timika,

You're not cuckoo, and what you are experiencing can happen no matter what religion or spirituality you practice.  The first thing I'm going to recommend is that you get yourself some black tourmaline (gemstone) and carry it with you at all times. This will protect you against feeling other people's emotions (which is called empathy).


The dreams you are having are called premonitions and can cause a sense of deja vu which last for a second or many many minutes. This is a GIFT and you should treat it as such. Just because you know what is getting ready to happen doesn't mean that you are causing it to happen.

The spirits you feel are your spirit guides, there to help you in life. You'll have many of these throughout your lifetime, and it's wonderful that you are aware of them because that makes their job of guiding you so much easier.

As for people touching you... I don't know. Maybe you have a peaceful energy in your aura and people want to feel that soothing energy. If you don't like it, tell people to back off or take a step back when they reach out to touch you.

Check back in with me and let me know how you're doing.

Witch

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Kristen from Stafford, VA

Hello, I was wondering if there was a way to encourage self confidence as well as inner peace? For a while now I have had some family issues, and my family isn't the kind where they are very rational, and only invite negativity. I have always been the bigger person, and kept the peace with them, but now that I have a new little family of my own, I am not able to bend backwards and deal with their (my extended family) drama. Ever since I let them go, I have been having very bad dreams, and they always seem to appear in them like they know that they are in my dream harassing me. Anyways, it has taken a toll on my inner peace and self confidence, and I am not sure how to deal with this. Thanks for listening!

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Dear Kristen,

Nothing can jack up our self-confidence faster than family. For the bad dreams, I would recommend a dream catcher that has citrine incorporated into the design. Citrine is well known to help protect against nightmares. If you are a crafty person, you can create your own dream catcher using citrine chips sewn into the weaving.

Aquamarine mala,
hand-made at 13 Magickal Moons

As for your inner peace and self-confidence, I would recommend incorporating a mala into your spiritual practice. Malas are prayer beads, which when used with positive affirmations, can create an amazing amount of change within a person. Since you live in Stafford, you aren't too far from 13 Magickal Moons, and we have a decent selection of malas in stock with more becoming available right before Christmas.

Witch

Friday, December 13, 2013

Amber from Richmond, VA

Hi, my son is eleven months old and I'm trying to get him to sleep in his crib at night. For the past eight months, my husband has been away with the Army so it's just been my son and I. Because of this, he is very attached to me. He likes to hold my hand when he sleeps or have me touching him. I've tried to ween him from me a little and tried to segregate with stuffed animals and blankets. Nothing has worked. I was thinking of making a poppet of myself using old cloths to dress her and rubbing some of my perfume on her to help soothe him at night. Do you think this could help? And/or do you have any suggestions of things I could add to her creation?

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Dear Amber,

I've been thinking about your question since the day you submitted it simply because your question hits really close to home. I'm a co-sleeping mom of an 11 month old myself, and I know at some point, he'll have to go into his own crib. Right now, I just love falling asleep with him in my arms.


Please take a look at the response I gave to Jessica from Ireland to create a loving little bear for your baby. If you want to cut up one of your old tee shirts and put it on the bear, make sure you do so safely (wouldn't want to have a choking hazard).

Separation will probably be harder on us than it is on our babies. But when you decide to do it, you're going to be in for a rough couple of days. If you're a working mom, the best time to do it would be to start on a Friday and Saturday night, so you can at least begin to adjust to sleeping apart. From everything I've read, when you put your little one into their crib, they have to spend one full week in the crib before you start allowing them to sleep in your bed for comfort reasons (bad dreams).

Witch

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Judy from Melbourne, Australia

I met a woman a few nights ago, and she kept telling me that the timekeeper is always standing behind me. What does that mean? I feel at times I see things, and it's hard to say, but sometimes I can see things that are going to happen before they do. I don't know. Can you please help me? Thanks.

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Dear Judy,

I think your friend was a little bit more dramatic than was necessary. If she was feeling anybody behind you, it was probably your spirit guide.

Witch

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Anonymous from California

Hello, I am a male who just started studying paganism/Wicca.

A few days ago, I was trying to meditate in search of my spirit animal whilst listening to a guide on Youtube. It did not go so well, so I decided to sleep on it, hoping that maybe it would appear in a dream. That didn't go so well either.

Two nights ago, I had this dream where I was walking on what seemed to be a never-ending walkway with yellow and orange leaved trees on either side. I could not see the sky. The only source of light was the sun's rays coming in through the trees onto the path. I felt at ease, relaxed, and sort of like in a high of some sort. On each tree, there were groups of three owls peeking their heads out, staring at me. I did not stop to talk to them. I would stare back at them while still walking with my destination still unknown.

Is this a sign that the owl is my spirit animal? Or maybe since I did not stop and ask if it was my spirit animal, does this mean that I have to keep searching?

Thank you for your time.

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Dear Anonymous,

No need to keep searching! I believe the owl is your spirit totem.


Have a great day!

Witch

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Skiler from Atlanta, GA

I was wondering how I can become a werewolf? They are graceful at times, and I'm in love with their ways. Can you help me?

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Dear Skiler,

No. Nope. Not going to happen.

Witch

Monday, December 9, 2013

Tyler from Philadelphia, PA

I see things in my sleep. My mom says it's deja vu, but I can feel it. And when what I see in my sleep happens, I can tell the exact words a person is going to say and do. I can point at something and tell the person who's with me exactly what's about to happen. Is this really just deja vu?

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Dear Tyler,

Deja vu is usually the physical manifestation of a premonition a person has. This premonition is usually, but not always, done via dreams. So in a way, yes, your mom is right.

Witch

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Sam from Fredericksburg, VA

I may be over-sensitive to people's auras or energies, but I'm not the only person dealing with this. There's a man at my work we all call a creeper. He's scaring my female friends and I when he talks to us and gets too close, and he tries to catch us when we're alone. Is there a way to get him to leave us alone? He seems to target the younger girls working there like myself (almost twenty) and he's twice our age, easily. I have not said anything to management, and even if I did, I doubt anything would be done about it.

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Dear Sam,

I recommend you slightly modify and perform the spell that I wrote for Carol from Stafford to tone the creeper down.

Witch

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Yeseniavillela from Houston, TX

My brother just turned 19 and his girlfriend is 32 years old. They been together for two years going on three. When they are mad, they fist fight instead of screaming at each other. Well anyways, she made hickies like a cross in his face, one on his right and left cheek and on top and bottom in the end his nose. What does that mean?

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Dear Yeseniavillela,

It means that that is one seriously jacked up relationship, which needs to end PDQ (pretty damn quick!).

Witch

Friday, December 6, 2013

Julia from Worcester, MA

Hello, I need help with a spiritual cleansing spell. I know in the Santeria religion there are certain rituals (coconuts, goat's meat, etc), but I need a ritual that is all good. My friend has been plagued by ghosts or demons or whatever because she messed around with a ouija board. She has nightmares, sees men standing at the end of her bed, goes into sleep paralysis, and more recently has been blacking out for just a few seconds where she loses control of her body. She is in constant fear and I need a spell or ritual that I can perform to cleanse her. I'm fairly new so I don't really know what to do. Thanks!

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Dear Julia,

Please read my response to Brittney from Las Vegas for instructions on how to banish an entity.

Witch

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Garrett from Woodbridge, VA

Hi there, I've been coming to 13 Magickal Moons off and on for a long while now. The services and products provided there have really helped me a lot. A friend of mine at work is going through an understandably hard time in her life and is looking for spiritual guidance and help in this really tempestuous time. My question is: would she be able to receive such guidance if I were to bring her to the store some time soon?

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Dear Garrett,

Absolutely, honey! Just call the shop to make sure I'm there first.


Hope to see you soon.

Witch

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Angelica from Marbleton, GA

Okay, first.. I'm new to this whole magick thing and I'm not really sure what I should expect. Last night I had this dream. I remember it pretty vividly. It took place in some sort of festival. They had vendors everywhere. There were also a bunch of lights hung up and tons of people were buying things and walking around eating. Music wasn't really loud. One thing stood out; there was a lady I had seen pop up twice before I actually started talking to her. She was tall, had on one of those cute, stylish, long brown sweaters. She had short, curly brown hair and hazel eyes. Also, she wore a lot of bracelets and a few necklaces. But one stood out. It was a crystal necklace. I can't remember the color. I saw her for the third time standing at a vendor's stand looking at some crystals and rings. I didn't go over. But then they started talking closer. She went behind the stand. She also took this thing that kind of looks like the shape of a golfing tee, but it was like ten times bigger. It was red on the rounded end, white in the middle, and green on the pointed end. (I kept seeing these colors everywhere in the dream, like on candles and clothes). She put the tool in the vendor's hand, closed it with the palm up, and started speaking with her eyes closed. I'm not sure what she said, but she kept saying the word "Hecate." I'm not sure what the significance of that is, but I know Hecate is a goddess. Then it got pretty serious. The vendor lifted his head up towards the sky and the lady (witch) took the multi-colored tool out of the man's hand, pushed it through the spacing of his fingers, and gave it to the guy. He poked his index finger and drew some blood. The lady took it back and did something else too it. I'm not sure what. I can't even remember WHAT she did with it. After all of that, I went up to speak to her. I told her I saw what she did and asked if she could help me. I also asked her if she could put a protection spell on this owl necklace I was going to buy. (I'm not sure what the owl means in this dream.) We started talking and she told me that she knew a girl that came from Europe because of magick. Once I got my necklace, I asked her again to put a protection spell on my necklace, but the weird thing was, I never actually saw her do it. She disappeared. I looked for her out by where the parking lot was. She had a baby in her arms and said she would be waiting for me once I was home. Then I woke up. End of story. But yeah, what does anyone make of this? Could I just be having a regular dream? I've never had dreams of witchcraft before. Like...ever.

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Dear Angelica,

Sounds like just a very, very vivid dream. Really, the only significant symbol that appeared was the owl, which represents wisdom and knowledge.

Witch

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Eden from Ostend, Belgium

I've been having some weird dreams over the summer. In the begin of the summer, there always was a main figure, a boy about my age with black hair, dark eyes, and a beautiful smile. But when he grins, he has sharp teeth and a tongue like a snake. He was always in different situations, in my bedroom, in my living room, or in my school.

He always had an amused look in his eyes, like he saw something I was missing and found it extremely amusing, but in an evil way, like he was toying with me. I also saw him once on the street. I was walking and out of the blue I saw something dark next to me, I turned my head and he was grinning at me. The moment I blinked, he was gone. This seriously freaks me out and sometimes I can still feel him, grinning at my back.

The second dream I'm having, more at the end of the summer, was in the woods. I was running for something, hearing it hissing, growling, and laughing behind me. At first when I turned around I saw nothing, just trees. But it crept in slowly, and at the end, when I turn around, I saw a wolf jumping at me. Sometimes it seemed like the face was turning into that boy in the first dreams.

At first, I wasn't paying much attention to the second dream, but a while ago, I was in the woods and I could hear whispers that none of my friends heard. At night I was hearing something howl and that freaked me out so bad. Normally the woods calm me down, but now it felt bad, wrong, like I didn't belong there.

The first day I had found a place in those woods where I found peace, I heard nothing there and I felt relaxed ad safe. I felt the strong urge to close my eyes and as soon as I did it was like a white light exploded and a young woman dressed in a wavy green dress stood before me, around us was a circle of light. She was talking to me but I couldn't understand her because she was talking so soft.

I don't understand a thing about those dreams and what happened in the woods? Who or what are they and can I trust them?

Last night, I was talking about my dreams with my friend. Suddenly strange things were happening. I felt a breath on my arm, my blanket started moving, it felt like someone was standing on the end of my bed, I heard a sound as if someone was splashing on the water in my aquarium, and my closet was squeaking as if someone was leaning against it or pushing it.

It freaked me out so bad that I couldn't move, my friend didn't reply my texts and I got this weird sense of loneliness as if no one could help me or cared about me. The next morning, my friend told me that he couldn't reach me. His texts didn't send and he didn't receive mine. Also, the rope that was on his desk when he went to bed was next to his bed when he woke up. This is really scaring me, please help me.

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Dear Eden,

Sounds like you need to banish an entity out of your home. Please read my response to Brittney from Las Vegas for more information.


As for the woman that you met, who surrounded you with a circle of light, she was either a spirit guide or a family member trying to protect you. I recommend you perform the banishing an entity spell as quickly as possible.

Good luck, honey.

Witch

Monday, December 2, 2013

Andrew from Las Vegas, NV

Hello there, thank you for taking the time to read my question. Here goes... I, on very rare occasions, have had dreams in my sleep. Most of the time they are nightmares or something to that effect which I ignore or forget. Although, I have experienced supernatural encounters as a child which leave me to pay somewhat closer attention to things like this. I thought they were just my imagination until my uncle died and I was eating dinner with my father. I was around 18. I'm 22 now. I told him my dream and right after, we got a call that my uncle had died. In my dream it was my uncle and I described it in such detail that my Southern Baptist parents now believe in the more "sensitive" nature of humans. My mother even calls me her "sensitive" child, because I know emotions of others well too and can be quite emotional. So the problem is this... I have trouble sleeping for fear of these things. That vision specifically was so vivid the colors and drilled into my head and I feel wrong for seeing it since I didn't know my uncle that well, and after all it was my father's brother. He should have been there to see that intimate moment, not me. I also have mood stability problems, I go from 0-60 in a heartbeat. When I'm alone it's fine, but around others it's awful. Which is why I'm a bit of a loner. But I do enjoy social activities. I don't want to force visions or empathy type gifts or anything of that sort. I just want clarity, so that I can relax. I understand you aren't the one giving me these things, so it is hard for you to answer, but I'm open to ideas and thoughts. I'm a very curious person by nature, but I'm not sure why these things keep happening to me. Also every place I work at strange things tend to break or happen. I've had about four or five different jobs where people start joking about "ghosts" and I find it a bit scary, when things break or I'm walking in a mall and the display curtains in the front of a store crash when I look at them. I would like to not be on edge. Thanks so much.

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Dear Andrew,

The dream that you had about your uncle was simply a way for your uncle to say his goodbyes to his brother using you as the messenger, since you are 
obviously more open and susceptible than your father.

It definitely sounds as if you have some empathic abilities. Empaths are able to sense, feel, or know the emotions of people they are around. Please read my answer to Nicholl from Woodbridge, VA to find more information about controlling it.

As for your "ghost" question, there are billions of ghosts that live around us. Everywhere you work probably has ghosts and multiple ghost stories. No need to be a Nervous Ned.

Witch

Sunday, December 1, 2013

John from Ohio

Hi.  I would like to ask a very strange question: Why would I find, hidden in my kid's bedroom, two very old and empty eggs cut in half, a foil with an unknown white powder, and four small, thin branches from a tree? Should I worry?

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Dear John,

You might want to have your kid drug-tested. Sorry honey, but that's the best answer I can give you.

Witch