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Friday, January 31, 2014

Declan from Winnipeg, Canada

I know what you're thinking. I've already asked about a problem, but this problem's getting worse since October to December. SPOILER ALERT: Since New Year's, when my problems got worse, I was looking at myself in the mirror, and I was feeling like I was a beast caged inside. When my negative self (from my nightmare-like hellish vision of saying I felt like I'd had a dark self. It's maybe gruesome and stuff, but that was my nightmare and it's still haunting me) suddenly said "COME ON, LET YOUR FEELINGS STIR YOUR SOUL AND YOUR BLOOD AND BECOME EVIL." I couldn't stop from giving myself an evil grin,  and I was silently laughing evilly. Once I looked at myself in the mirror and I saw my face was evil, and I tried to stop. I suddenly saw my face stop and felt that I must be caged, but it keeps on controlling me. My hands are shaking like a jockey from Left 4 Dead (sorry to say, I knew L4D for how many months because I'm telling you this). Also, months ago, near the end of summer, I was doing my stuff in my bedroom watching TV, and I suddenly heard a laugh "HEHEHEHEHEHEEHH...HEHAHAHEHEHEHEHEH..." I jumped off my bed like a monkey sniffed it's butt and fell out of a tree (I know that's funny), but I was hearing voices that said, "Allow me to introduce myself, negative Nalced " (Nalced spelled backwards: Declan). I asked him why he came for me, but he replied saying that he was looking for me. Sorry, but my problem is to be continued in part two. Sorry that I can't tell the rest because of my technology.

Later question received by Ask A Witch:
Witch, I need your help. I can't take the cruelty of everything; the home, the website I'd go to. My ashes of happiness and good life's death. My life is nothing but dark, cruel, and nothing but the very deepest most evil feeling. Now let's get to the point. My soul's only wish is to become a Tenkai knight. Yes, a Tenkai knight named Dromus, the black and evil knight of Bravenwolf. I would know how to use Tenkai titan mode, wield the sword and shield, have darkest powers, indestructibility, and the power to become the strongest in the universe. Sorry to say this, but it's the only way to stop this cruelness.

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Declan,

I sat on your questions for a while because I am unsure of how to respond to you. Part of me thinks "ha ha, you're cracking me up with your sassy ways!" The other part of me says "oh shit, I have a future serial killer on my hands." I don't know how serious you are in your rantings and I guess that's what makes me so hesitant to respond. You're almost comical in your writing and that makes me think this is just some internet prank. But your writing is also disturbed and dark enough for me to think you might need some serious help.


From the sounds of your last message, you are into Japanese anime or manga. If any of your ideas are coming from either of those, then my first suggestion would be to stop watching or reading them. It's not doing you any good. I get excited and lost in the television shows, movies, and books I read, but I know the difference between reality and fiction. Reality is the life I live every day. Sometimes it's awesome and sometimes it sucks, but it's my reality. Fiction is how I escape from my reality for a few moments, but at the end of the day I want to be in my reality. I don't want evil, chaos, hurt, and pain. Come back to reality, Declan, because the world you're getting yourself lost in isn't any good. I'm going to light a candle on my altar for you in hopes that you find your way.

Witch

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Bess from Cleveland, TN

I am an undergrad at UT majoring in Religious Studies. I thought at first that I would enjoy teaching or working in a museum. I am now finding a need to give back. My family has had a great deal of health troubles in the last several years. I am considering trying to be a chaplain. I have been a practicing witch since 2006. My main problem is how to approach my goal. I would love a few suggestions for my education and internships. Thanks lots.

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Dear Bess,

The first thing to do is find a school or church that has the same belief system as you. Start at the beginning and work your way all the way through their high priestess/pastoral level. Hopefully you are a patient person because any school worth a damn will take two to four years to complete. Most schools or churches will include the ordination with the high priestess initiation. You will also want to check with your state government to see what churches they allow to perform rites of marriage since many states do not accept internet churches.

Witch

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Ashley from Kentucky

Hi. I've never asked anyone about these things before, but lately I keep having a dream where this symbol appears on my hand, and the symbol keeps filling up with fire. It doesn't hurt or anything, but I just don't know what the symbol is. The same thing happens on my other hand, but my other hand is cold. Every time I have this dream, it's always in a house with other people, but I don't know who they are, and I'm keeping them safe like there's a circle around the house or something. These things keep trying to come into the house, and I know they're bad, but they look just like the people I'm trying to keep safe if that makes any sense?

The symbol is a circle. It has two lines on top of it that are straight but curve up at the ends. Inside is a bunch of other lines. I can't really describe the symbol, but I keep dreaming about it and it's always on my hands with fire. Can you help me?

Also I just turned 19 on December 20th and that's when the dreams started. Also I sometimes have dreams that come true. I don't know if that helps. Lol.

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Dear Ashley,

I have no idea what that symbol could be. I would suggest you buy Signs, Symbols & Omens: An Illustrated Guide to Magical & Spiritual Symbolism by Raymond Buckland. It has a number of different symbols in it that might connect with you. Fire is a sign of passion, desire, and drive. It is through the element of fire that we connect with the spark of the divine which lives in each of us.


It's not uncommon for one hand to feel heated or hot and the other hand to feel cool or cold.

I'm sorry I couldn't be of more help.

Witch

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Amy from Astoria, NY

I feel that I am just so stuck in my life. I have been in the same career for 17 years and it is sucking the energy out of me. I have to be constantly available by phone/email at all times of the day and night and have to work long and unpredictable hours. I have tried to leave the field before, but no one else wants to hire me because they feel my paralegal skill set is too specialized for publishing or other careers. It's getting to the point that it's hard for me to do basic day to day activities and I just want to quit without another job to rest. Everything centers around my job and sleeping to recover from it. Is there something I can do that maybe could unstick me with respect to this issue?

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Dear Amy,

I'm so sorry you hate your job! I know how much it sucks to do something you basically hate.  Read my response to Anonymous from VA for a few suggestions. You can also purchase the Get a Job Spell Kit from 13 Magickal Moons if you prefer.

Witch

Monday, January 27, 2014

Soul Jumper from Halifax, Nova Scotia

For as long as I can remember I've been having these dreams about this guy. I don't know who he is, but when I wake up I feel like I know him. I have this feeling of loss. I was told by a psychic that I was what she called a soul jumper. I was just wondering if there is a spell I could do to find out who he is and maybe even attract him to me. I don't have these dreams all the time, but when I do and I wake up from them I spend the whole day feeling like I'm missing something. Is there something I can do?

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Dear Soul Jumper,

I have no idea what a soul jumper is, but I highly doubt that is what you are. It sounds to me like you are dreaming of a possible soul mate or that you are remembering a love from another lifetime.


Read my response to Merlin from Camelot, VA for an easy-to-do love spell.  Let me know if you meet this mysterious man!

Witch

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Samantha from Northern Virginia

I have recently been trying to meditate (I really can't tell if I'm doing it right), and become more spiritually grounded. I came across the store's website because I was hoping to purchase some chakra candles. I read on a blog that burning them while meditating can help. Anyways, I feel very drawn to your website and the information on it, but at the same time I am skeptical and nervous. I guess I am hoping that your answer will help me decide how to proceed. I apologize for being so vague, but I just felt compelled to write, even though I don't really know what I'm asking.

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Dear Samantha,

You didn't really ask a question, so I'll just say thanks for feeling drawn to my website and blog. Do you have any specific questions about meditation or chakra work?

Witch

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Jenny from England

First, may I say a good 2014 to you all and a big thank you for the help you have given me.

My sister and I had a falling out. She said some real horrible things and we have not spoken since. She is sorry for what she said as she has told others. She knows that she has to apologize, but our family is so stubborn. I know she is afraid of coming and me shutting the door in her face, but I would not do that. She doesn't know me as well as she thinks. I have spoken to my niece, as she was in the argument too. I asked her to bring the kids around for their Christmas money. It was bitter cold that night, and the kids came in, but she stood outside. I invited her in and spoke to her. I am not that cruel to leave her out in the cold even though she caused the argument between my sister and me. Is there a spell or something that would help my sister apologize? She said some bad things that real hurt. I would apologize too, but it is up to her to make the first move. She called my husband as well. All he has ever done is help them. The way she spoke to him is bad. Is there anything you can suggest to help? Thank you.

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Dear Jenny,

According to an old wives' tale, if you write her name on a piece of paper and place it under your phone, she'll call you within a week.  As for her apologizing, I'm sure there is a spell that would work, but I can't recommend one since I wasn't present at the original argument and therefore have no idea what really happened. It could be that she feels the entire things was your fault and she is the injured party.  Try the paper trick and see if it helps.

Witch

Friday, January 24, 2014

Sarang from Fremont, CA

Can someone help me? I'm very interested on the path of a witch or even a Wiccan, but I am also a Christian. I know that my patron figure is Jesus, and my maiden is the Holy Spirit. But I still need a lot of help with the path of a Christian Witch. Can anyone help me? 

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Dear Sarang,

So I know being a "Christian Witch" is a pretty big thing happening right now, but I just can't get behind it. It's like calling yourself a Christian Satanist... it just doesn't make any sense.


In my opinion, you can't practice Christianity, which is a monotheistic (worshipping one God) religion AND practice Wicca, which is a polytheistic (worshipping multiple Gods) religion.

You can find some books on Amazon on the subject, but I can't make any recommendations.

Witch

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Freya from Birmingham, AL

I want to grow my hair nice and long. I have tried everything, but it grows too slow. Please provide me with a spell to grow my hair faster and longer. Thank you.

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Dear Freya,

According to folklore, if you want your hair to grow quicker, you should cut it during a new or waxing moon (when the moon is becoming full in the sky).


You can also use a rosemary rinse to help stimulate hair follicles to grow faster.

Witch

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Kim from Arlington, VA

I feel kind of silly asking for advice/help, but I also feel desperate. I do believe in the power of magic, but good and bad. So, here it goes. About a year ago, I accepted a job and moved here. I am away from family and friends. I started this job and noticed immediately that the management was really, really bad. They had hired a bunch of people and began firing them and basically just torture the people I work with (including myself). These women are Jamaican. I really believe they have done something like cast a spell or something of that nature towards me. This year I have been hospitalized twice and had weird, different ailments that are debilitating. The rumor is they are closing our office, so these women are just under orders to make life as miserable as possible so you either retire (if you can) or quit. A lot of people have been fortunate enough to get out. I'm not one of them (yet) and need help desperately. These women are really, really evil. I'm not kidding and I am not exaggerating. They have ruined people's lives. They are definitely trying to ruin mine, and I am in need of protection or something to break the spell that I believe they put on me. I have never encountered so much bad luck in every possible area of my life. I just want out. I hired an attorney to protect my job and am suffering financially as a result, but at least there is that. I really am doing everything I know to do, which is what brought me here. Is there a spell I can use or a candle for protection and to help me find a different job somewhere else? I just want to move away from this area and wash my hands of it forever. Also, I need some protection from these horrible women until I find a way out. Any recommendations are appreciated. I don't want harm to come to them. In fact, I pray for them sometimes because they really are evil people. I just want them to stop harming me and I want an escape. Thank you for reading this, and I truly appreciate any advice or suggestions, as do my coworkers, when I share your advice with them. They are desperate too :)

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Dear Kim,

Until you find a few job, I would suggest you perform the ritual I wrote for Courtney from Kingston, NH to help you with these... ladies.


As for finding a new job, read my response to Anonymous from VA for a few suggestions. You can also purchase the Get a Job Spell Kit from 13 Magickal Moons if you prefer.

Good luck, honey.

Witch

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

TLR from Colorado

I know that this is going to sound pretty strange, but please stick with me. For my entire life, I have had a close connection to Death. I have encountered him many times as my family members died and as I have had attempts as well. The other night I decided to call upon Death, to talk to him at least. When I did, I felt a pang in my stomach. That's what told me that he was near. As I continued to talk to him, I felt my my arms being held in place upon my pillow, and where it felt like hands were holding my arms down, the areas went numb. As I continued to talk to him, I felt weight on my chest as if a cat were laying there, and my chest was warm as well and numb. Then I asked Death to give me a sign that he was there, to make me feel pain, and he did. My stomach began to hurt again, and there was a pain in my heart. My breathing became slower as if it was getting harder to breathe. Then, just as I was about to fall asleep, it felt as if someone was wrapping their arms around me, as if to hold me as I slept. I don't know if this is important as well, but a while ago I asked my tarot cards who my soul mate was and, as plain as day, it gave me the Death card. Can you please help me? What does any of this mean???

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Dear TLR,

Let me tell you what it doesn't mean: it doesn't mean that your soul mate is the Grim Reaper (aka Death).


The Death card in tarot represents change and transformation, so maybe you need to do a WHOLE LOT of personal work before your soul mate enters your life.

Witch

Monday, January 20, 2014

Ian from Cheshire, UK

I wonder if you can help? I have no connection with witchcraft, so excuse my ignorance. I had a dream some years ago which has stuck in my mind and was wondering if it has a meaning. I was standing in a dark room which had a circle on the floor with a five-pointed star, but the points of the star went past the line of the circle. There was a chant that repeated over and over again which sounded like "una marra macator" or "una marra makata." I would appreciate any response.

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Dear Ian,

I got nuthin' over here. I haven't a clue!

Witch

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Calypso from Passaic, NJ

I'm not sure if I want to join Wicca, but I thought a witch could give me a good perspective. So, whenever I think about witchcraft and worshiping more than one god, it gives me a feeling of pain and guilt, but I was wondering: Do you think those feelings are from deep religious conditioning? Because I sometimes have the feeling that our beliefs are so powerful that they even affect our subconscious reaction to new information. Do you agree with that? Have you experienced this feeling before, and had it changed over time? The reason I wanted to join Wicca was because I was looking for the opportunity to be empowered by the way I see and participate in the world and to find my sense of morality within myself instead of outside myself. Are those good reasons to become a witch? I take all opinions seriously, but with a grain of salt.

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Dear Calypso,

Religious conditioning can be very hard to overcome, especially if you grew up in a home with extreme religious beliefs.  Many people, no matter what religion they practice, have a crisis of faith at some point in time.  And yes... I'm included in that category.


When I first came "out of the closet" to my ex-husband, he was not as supportive as I would have liked. As a matter of fact, it turned into a great big ol' pink elephant in the room. Because of this, I began to really question my religious beliefs and if they were even mine to begin with. I got over it pretty damn quick and haven't looked back since.

The best reason to follow a Wiccan path is because you feel drawn and connected to that path.  You can be "empowered" in almost any religion.  So if thinking about Wicca makes you have feelings of "pain and guilt," then it probably isn't the path for you.

Best of luck to you,

Witch

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Anu from Sacramento, CA

Urgent: Someone in my family has destroyed me completely and is now stealing my baby. Please help me from this person.

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Dear Anu,

WTF! I have no idea what to even say to you because there are too many questions left unanswered. Send me more information!

Witch

Friday, January 17, 2014

Ma Vanessa from the Philippines

Is there a love spell that can bring my ex back? We lived together for almost two years, and now he's gone because of another woman. I really love him and I can't afford to lose him. Can you help me?

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Dear Ma Vanessa,

Why would you want that cheating bastard back? Even if he came back, he'd only cheat again. Getting him back won't change his pattern of behavior.


But just in case you really want him back, read my responses to Reveille from Ohio and Merlin from Camelot, VA.

Witch

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Anamika from Sacramento, CA

I was in court today, where according to the judge in my last hearing, he was about to give me sole custody of my 18-month old. Suddenly, a strange lady entered and looked at the judge and everyone else. The judge started talking negatively, berated me, and send me away without the order. Was this witchcraft?

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Dear Anamika,

Doubtful. Did she say anything? Use a hand gesture/motion?

Witch

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Lizzie from California

Okay, so my dad has been under a spell by his own mother, my grandma. My grandma cursed my mom with lots of illness in her life, then she put my dad under a spell that doesn't let him see the wrong stuff my grandma does. Every time we tell my dad what bad things my grandma did in her past, he always chooses his mother over his own daughters. He's been under a spell that involved him choosing sides and always defends his mom and sister except for us: his wife and two daughters. What should I do? What kind of spell can I use to undo this so my husband can be back?? Please reply. It's urgent.

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Dear Lizzie,

Ok... I'm confused. Your question is about your dad being under the influence of your grandmother, but you want to undo the spell so your husband will come back. What does one have to do with the other?


Do you know what spell your grandmother originally used?

Witch

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Christa from Spring Valley, NV

What does it mean when I burn to death in real life?

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Dear Christa,

It means you are dead.

Witch

Monday, January 13, 2014

Rita from Sheboygan, WI

I am new, very new, to the Wiccan religion. I've been trying to do research as much as I can, but every time I do, I get severely light headed and hot. It feels almost like my soul has recognition of everything I'm trying to read and I don't understand why.

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Dear Rita,

It's possible that you are having a past life recollection about Wicca/Witchcraft. The next time you go into "research" mode, keep a small plate of healthy snack food (fruits, cheese, crackers, etc.) next to you. When you start to feel light headed, simply stop what you are doing and eat a few bites.  Once the light headedness passes, resume your research.


Let me know how you're doing.

Witch

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Julianne from Queens, NY

Just this morning, I found a damp teabag in my room. There was dirt flourishing upon the teabag as if it was buried. There was something inside it, half-ground herbs, I think. I can recognize the smell, though. It was rosemary and thyme. Before I found the teabag, I kinda had a huge fight with my sister. Is it a hex bag? If it is, boy, she's in trouble!

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Dear Julianna,

Doesn't seem like a "hex bag" to me since rosemary and thyme are both used for protection AND are commonly found in every kitchen cupboard.


Your sister was probably just messing with you ;-)

Witch

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Helen from Unknown

I'm being harassed by several people. They stole from me, and now I'm being used like a voodoo doll. They are using magic against me with heat, cold, and a lot of physical abuse, even threatening to put me in a wheelchair and put my eyes out. I stay sick. I need a spell to stop these people, but they hear and see everything, even what I'm doing now.

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Dear Helen,

If there is physical abuse then don't waste your time typing an email to me and CALL THE POLICE ASAP. Keep and print every correspondence (Facebook, email, text messaging, Twitter, etc.) to take to your local police station.


As for magickal assistance, please read my response to Carol from Stafford, VA. The ritual laid out in my response can be easily modified to your situation.

Good luck!

Witch

Friday, January 10, 2014

Joy from Ambler, PA

Good morning! I am taking the Priest/Priestess course starting this Friday, and I am very excited, but since the New Moon is on Wednesday, I was wondering if you had any recommended New Moon rituals for January 1st? Thank you!!

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Dear Joy,

I'm so sorry that I didn't see this in time for the New Year! I always recommend to people to have their first ritual of the year focus on letting go of the negativity from the year before and setting positive goals for the coming year.  Although I missed the New Moon, there is a Full Moon from January 14 - 16, which is also a great time to perform this ritual!

Witch

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Ashleen from Kentucky

Hi, in July my cousin shot himself. A week before he died, I had my favorite memory of him and I playing at our grandmother's house when we were kids. I haven't seen him for about seven or eight years. I was confused, but I felt death and hurt. When he shot himself, I felt his pain. I asked his mother if he was shot in the head under his chin, and she freaked out, asking how I knew.

Another time, about a week ago, my dad was in a car wreck. I told him not to go four-wheeler riding. I told him I felt that something would go wrong (he is the only person that knows what's wrong with me). Anyway, it did. Him and this other guy both went to the hospital. I again felt my father's pain. Can you please help me with this? Thank you.

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Dear Ashleen,

I'm not really sure how I can help you, honey, other than to give you some advice on ways to handle your psychic gifts... and believe it or not, it really is a gift.  Please read my response to Jen from Fayetteville, NC for more information.


Namaste,

Witch

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Brittany from Coshocton, OH

My older brother and mom are very abusive. If I do something that upsets my mom or brother, my brother will physically harm me. It has gotten to the extent where even when I'm home, I feel unsafe. My brother has cut, burned, and beat me, and I try to diffuse the situation by going to my room or leaving. I stay because my mom is very sick and she needs help. I don't like to think people are evil, but I know some part of my older brother is completely evil. I have also started having lucid dreams about my brother, mom, dad, and sometimes even an unknown person harming or even killing me. I will wake up with cuts and bruises on me. Sometimes I will wake up with hand prints (bigger then my hands are capable of making) Can you explain why this is? Also can you suggest a calming or protection spell? Either way, can you somehow help me?

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Dear Brittany,

If you are a minor, you need to talk to someone at your school about what is going on at home. If you are an adult, I don't care how sick your mom is, you need to get out of that house.


The dreams you are having are coming from the current situation you are going through at home. Our subconscious mind processes the information from the conscious mind at night... during our dreams.

Use the ritual I wrote for Carol from Stafford, VA to help protect yourself.

Please let me know how you are doing!

Witch

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Charlotte from South Africa

A friend of mine thinks someone put a spell on her. When she goes to the toilet, string comes out. Can you perhaps tell me what is wrong?

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Dear Charlotte,

Any string coming out of any orifice that wasn't put in there on purpose needs to be seen and taken care of by a doctor... not a witch... and definitely not this witch!

Witch

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Nadia from Unknown

My favorite tool to use for divination is my deck of tarot cards. Well, one night I asked the cards who my soul mate was, and I pulled out the card Death. It wasn't reversed at all. It was as if you just pulled it our of the deck to look at it. Now, I trust my cards. I have a very good connection with them even though I lack experience. Please, what exactly did they mean? What were my cards trying to tell me?

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Dear Nadia,

One of the most important aspects of reading tarot is phrasing the question, and I think your question has an assumption that there are indeed "soul mates", which is certainly up for discussion. A better way of phrasing the question might have been, "What should I be looking for in a romantic partner?"


Beyond that, the Death card has a number of possible implications. While one card doesn't give a ton of information, It could mean, among other things, that:


  • You are evolving and changing right now and should be considering that when looking for a romantic partner.
  • The person in question may be going through a lot of change at the moment.
  • A Scorpio person may be a good choice for you.


I don't read reversals so I'd say the same things if the card came up right side up or reversed.

Hope that helps!

Witch

Friday, January 3, 2014

Emmy from Yorkshire

Can you turn people into werewolves like with a curse or something? Please answer.

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Dear Emmy,

No. Spanky, werewolves do not exist!

Witch

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Momma Bear from Hot, Florida

Sorry this isn't a question, but I used to visit your shop when we lived up north. My children loved it as well! I can't wait to go back. It was always so warm and comforting! I just wanted to say a quick thank you for all the help and guidance you give! Some of the responses are hilarious! Take care and don't overwork yourself! Stay warm!

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Dear Momma Bear,

I'm glad you appreciate all the effort we put into Ask A Witch! Although some of the questions are... interesting... we continue to do Ask A Witch because a lot of people ask some really great questions!

Witch

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year's Day from the Ask A Witch team and the employees of 13 Magickal Moons

Get a glimpse of the year ahead with our tarot reader, John. He will be reading at 13 Magickal Moons on a first-come first-served basis this Saturday, January 4 from 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM (last reading will be taken at 5 PM). When you arrive at the store, place your name on John's reading wait list and enjoy shopping until your reading! Tarot readings at the beginning of the year are usually very popular, so arriving earlier in the afternoon is a good idea to make sure he will be able to see you.