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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Neilo from Georgetown, Washington, D.C.

What is a binding spell?


Dear Neilo,

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


Friday, March 28, 2014

Brittany from Melbourne, Australia

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


Dear Brittany,

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

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


Thursday, March 27, 2014

Andrew from Abuja, Nigeria

How can I wake the witchiness in me?


Dear Andrew,

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



Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Harry from Norfolk, VA

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


Dear Harry,

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


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Kathy from Wrentham, MA

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


Dear Kathy,

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

Let us know how things work out.


Monday, March 24, 2014

Amy from Canandaigua, NY

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


Dear Amy,

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

Great job!


Sunday, March 23, 2014

Stardust from Canada

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


Dear Stardust,

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


Saturday, March 22, 2014

Sandi from Culpeper, VA

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


Dear Sandi,

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


Friday, March 14, 2014

Christopher from Melbourne, Australia

I was wondering if you could help me. I need to find a black magician who can summon. Could you please advise me?


Dear Christopher,

Hogwarts might be able to help you. Seek out the Dark Arts teacher!


Thursday, March 13, 2014

Mike from Santee, CA

My first question is a little silly, maybe even stupid, but do heavy clouds in the night sky hinder the moon's potency in magic? I guess I figure if they can block the sun's kiss on my skin then perhaps they might block the moon's boon to a spell, perhaps not.

My next question has to do with the ouija board. When I was a child, my dad had lost his car keys and I could see the frustration on his face as he searched high and low for them. Wanting to help, I suggested to my older brother that we ask the ouija Board and so we did. But we knew nothing about the board except that it was supposed to answer questions; we were young, maybe 10 and 12. It was "where are my dad's keys?" "C" "you're moving it!" "A" "no I'm not!" "R" ::skeptical squint::. Without saying goodbye or thank you or asking the entity where it was from, we ran to the car and sure as shit there they were, either in the ignition or on the floor board, I don't remember exactly because this was about 20 years ago. And I'm not sure how long after, but I was sitting in front of my bedroom door playing with some action figures and I heard a male's voice whisper my name - "Michael" - and nobody calls me Michael, nobody. It's either Mike or Jay, but never Michael. The voice came from somewhere near the closet that the ouija board was in. I looked in the direction of the voice expecting to see my brother but instead there was nothing, only empty bunk beds. My only response was to drop everything in my hand and run in the opposite direction and into the living room. You can imagine my shock to find both my dad and my brother in the kitchen preparing dinner. Nobody else was in the house. When I asked if either of them were just in the bedroom they both said no. I explained why I asked, and my dad told me that if I'm hearing voices, not to answer them. Without a word, I collected my toys and played at the coffee table. From then to now, bad things have happened, sure, but I've had more good things happen than bad, so if the entity is still with me, I don't think it's malevolent or anything. As a friend of mine noted, I have the worst good luck in the world. Also noteworthy is my ex wife, whom I met in Japan, had an ability to see spirits. She would see orbs of light when she was a young girl. One night, she woke up and saw a man standing at the bedside in my favorite shirt looking down on her, silently. She said she thought it was me, but she got scared and buried her face into my shoulder... therefore it couldn't have been me, at least not physically. The question: could this entity be following me, maybe waiting for me to end the call? And if so, do I need the same ouija board? Does it have to be in the same residence that the connection was first made? Although I'm no stranger to the occult, I am new to it and don't understand all the rules and guidelines. I don't actively practice witchcraft (sorry if that's an offensive term), nor have I touched a spirit board since then. Also I have no religious preference so I have no spiritual leader to offer me any insight or advice on the subject. Thank you for your time.


Dear Mike,

Answer #1 - Nope. The energy from the moon (and sun for that matter) can be used in magickal workings even if they are covered by clouds.

Anser #2 - Most of us have an interesting ouija board story to tell, and it's usually because we are playing with the board instead of really using the board.

I doubt the same spirit you called on 20 years ago is still hanging around... but just in case... you should formally release them by thanking them for their time, effort, help, and information. You don't need the same board or be in the same house since you feel them around you despite the 20 years and multiple moves.

Here are some helpful hints when using a ouija/spirit board:
  • Smudge/cleanse area
  • Smudge/cleanse participants
  • Cast circle (create sacred space)
  • Ground and center
  • Gently place hands on planchette (pointer), apply very little pressure
  • Focus on breathing (While inhaling, think about opening yourself up to the universe. While exhaling, think about letting go of fear and blockages)
  • Un-focus mind
  • Invite positive, useful spirits to join you
  • Speak out loud in a clear voice
  • Begin with yes/no questions until you get a feel for the spirit you are communicating with
  • When you feel the energy has stopped flowing, take a few deep breaths
  • Ground and center again
  • Release the circle


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Carol from Woodbridge, VA

Hi, I purchased a Psychic Enhancement Ritual Kit today. I notice there were no directions, so how do they work?


Dear Carol,

Each ritual kit comes with a candle, incense, and gemstones corresponding to a specific intention. You can begin by anointing the candle (from wick to end, moving towards your body) with the oil using long slow strokes moving deosil (clockwise) around the candle. With each stroke see/sense/know/feel yourself becoming a stronger and more accurate psychic.

You can also anoint your forehead, wrist, and/or throat with the oil, but make sure to test your inner arm first for skin sensitivity.

The gemstones can be carried around with you since they will help enhance your natural psychic abilities as well.



Sunday, March 9, 2014

Jessilyn from Circleville, OH

I am currently looking for a starter altar kit and I can't find any decent ones. What would you suggest?


Dear Jessilyn,

Creating your own altar is actually pretty simple, and items needed for it can be found in or around your home.

Here's what you'll need:
  • Flat surface to act as an altar
  • Altar cloth
  • 1 item to represent the God (statue, candle, gemstone, framed image, etc.)
  • 1 item to represent the Goddess (statue, candle, gemstone, framed image, etc.)
  • 1 item to represent Elemental Earth (bowl of salt or herbs, gemstone, flowers, small house plant, rocks from around your home, leaves, etc.)
  • 1 item to represent Elemental Air (incense stick, sage bundle, bowl of lavender, feather, your favorite book, journal, decorative pen/pencil, crayons/colored pencils, etc.)
  • 1 item to represent Elemental Fire (incense stick, candle, bowl of cinnamon or dragons blood, decorative lighter/matches, etc.)
  • 1 item to represent Elemental Water (bowl of water, sea shells, sand from a beach, images from a beach, etc.)
  • 1 item to represent yourself (your favorite piece of jewelry, an old childhood toy, framed picture of yourself, gemstone, etc.)
The suggestions listed above are basic items to get for your everyday altar set up. You can (and most likely will) add more items as you come across them.


Friday, March 7, 2014

Shannon from Oregon

I have a question regarding the movement of my spell. I cast a week-long spell, and all the signs pointed to a very successful spell. I was very clear with my intentions, and there were multiple small things I asked for, and I plan on using those small things to help me toward my end goal. I'm basically removing roadblocks (including ones in my own mind) so that my intended and I have a better chance of being together like we both want.

I saw good signs within a few days, and movement after just one week (in other words, a couple of small things I asked for were achieved after one week). However, I'm now on week three of the spell, and I haven't seen any signs or movement since. There is not yet completion, and about 2/3 left of what I asked for needs to be achieved. Again, as I was casting the spell I got signs of complete success. Is it normal to not see movement after seeing such quick signs or am I just being impatient? I feel like I really just need to wait things out a little bit. I feel like I might even see more movement tomorrow, but I'd like your opinion as well.


Dear Shannon,

It sounds like your spell is in forward motion and you need to have a little more patience.

Good luck!


Thursday, March 6, 2014

Brittany from Lexington, KY

I've always been very drawn to witchcraft. It's crazy how it keeps pulling me. I wanted to do research to see if I had any lineage in my blood. Do you have any idea how to even start? I've tried it with no results.


Dear Brittany,

Witchcraft is a spiritual path a person chooses to walk, not a genetic/hereditary trait. If you really want to research into your family's history, I suggest visiting

Please read our Advice for New Witches section for more information on starting your path.


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Jacob from Utah

Hello, I am unsure if you may be able to help me on this or not. Before I go into detail with my question, I am in no way, shape, or form making any of this up. I have been into the supernatural for a long time and actually have experienced different things. I don't tell very many people this, but I am a shapeshifter. So with that said, I'm a very open minded person. Sometime around 2010, I was undergoing an awakening, so to speak, and I used to meditate quite heavily and frequently. In one of my sessions, I was deep in meditation and then I was taken to a place where I saw dog-like creatures with blood red eyes staring at me. It was in a darker place like a forest and I was looking at them. There must of been 50, though I couldn't count them. I remember looking around, and the feeling I got was so surreal that I stopped breathing. At first, I had no idea what they were or what they wanted. I remember when they breathed, their breath was visible (like when it's cold outside). It wasn't cold there though, and I will never forget how they just stared at me, as if waiting for something or analyzing me. I still think about this a lot, even more lately now then before. It also feels like I'm connected in a way, but not - if that makes sense. So my question is, are they hell hounds, or what could they be? What would be my involvement, or what course would be the best to take to possibly finding out more?


Dear Jacob,

I have no idea... I'm a witch and therefore do not believe in "hell." So I guess they could be hell hounds. They could also be a multi-manifestation of your spirit animal (your spirit animal being a canine).


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Emilija from Macedonia

I have been hearing voices for a long time now, usually just before I go to sleep. When I try to concentrate, ask a question, and hear what they have to say, they're not responsive. Sometimes I can just feel their vibrations and it seems like they're ready to talk, but I just can't hear them. I'm very far and can't seem to find a good teacher to help me develop. The internet is so full of contradictory information and it could be very dangerous for me to try on my own. Can you give me advice on...all of this? :)


Dear Emilija,

It's not uncommon for people to notice spirits and/or energy right before they fall asleep because that is when their defenses (or walls) are down.  There is a fantastic book by Rose Vanden Eynden called So You Want To Be a Medium. This book has some great exercises and meditations to help clairvoyants fine tune their abilities.

Good luck, honey!


Monday, March 3, 2014

Mars in Retrograde

Lots of people talk about Mercury in retrograde, but did you know that Mars is currently in retrograde? John, our astrology buff, wrote about it earlier this week in the post below. Check out his other blog entries on Metaphysical Meanderings.

Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Fire? 

There's a sense of peace that comes over many people the day that Mercury goes direct. For the record, this is Friday, February 28 at 9:00am EST. Everyone breathes a sigh of relief and enjoys the time until Mercury decides to retrograde again.

Sadly, that is not really to be this time.

I know what you're thinking. You're saying, "John, what the fuck? We had Merc retro late last year and then Venus retrograde over February and Valentine's Day. With Mercury's retrograde over, what exactly could be coming now?"

Good readers, while I apologize for the inconvenience, Mars is going retrograde beginning March 1 at 11:23am EST, and its effects will continue to be felt even into July 2014.

Everyone talks about Merc retro these days, but mighty Mars, the marauder or "bully" of the astrological planets, can also be a problem.

Mars is a high energy planet that involves aggression, lust, and moving forward. So when it goes retrograde, here are a few things you can expect:

  • A lack of desire to face things heads on
  • Anger that is more of a slow burn and held inwardly rather than expressed
  • A re-evaluation of sexual relationships

Yeah you read that last portion right. If you are not in a sexual relationship now, pushing forward ot physical intimacy during Mars retro may be satisfying in the short term, but long term it usually does not amount to anything. But the Mars retrograde energy is pretty wild overall, so if you're looking to get your freak on, Mars retrograde might be the time to let it all hang out.

Anyway, you have been warned, gentle readers. Hopefully Merc retro has treated you well.