Anonymous asked: Ive read online that using matches in rituals using candles are bad because the phosphorous or sulphur will attract demons/ negative forces if used to light the candle. I have no lighters at home and want to do an uncrossing or healing ritual (my first time doing a ritual but it wont be proper because I dont have everything for the ritual) and I dont want to do any evil magic, please help clear this up :)
I’ve never heard that. I always use matches. Have used them for ages. No demons or astral nasties so far! I think if you were INTENDING to summon something like that then sulfur would probably help but magic is all about the intention.
Anonymous asked: This is probably a dumb question but wouldn't winter & water and earth & autumn make more sense?
Haha you would think, huh? If you take it out of context it makes perfect sense. The problem is we’re not corresponding season with element. We’re doing the correspondences for the cardinal directions. So, in this particular case earth =/= autumn and air =/= winter.
Anonymous asked: Hello, I don't want to be a nuisance, so sorry if this is silly. Basically, I just had to move rooms, and one whole side of my room is covered in stuff so I can't find a way to set up that cardinal point when I'm setting up my circle (sorry if that doesn't make sense) any ideas what to do?
You’re not a nuisance at all! This is what we’re here for so don’t be afraid to ask questions. If they seemed at all silly, trust me, we would most likely let you know. Your question is a great one!
You can always substitute a cardinal direction for any one of its correspondences! The typical and most general correspondences for the cardinal points are:
- New Moon
- Waxing Moon
- Full Moon
- Waning Moon
- Astral travel/Fertility/Divination
I think if you get creative you can find little ways to represent the cardinal directions. Remember: it doesnt need to be big and showy to make an impact. Sometimes less is more.
Anonymous asked: Hello! Are any of you familiar with ouija boards? I've done a couple but it's definitely hard to channel a specific person. It would be awesome if any of you could possibly give me tips on how to specifically channel someone who has passed on. Thank you!
Hi there, Anon!
Sorry for the delay with this reply. I don’t have any personal experience with ouija boards, so I’ve been doing some research for you.
From what I can tell, it’s important to focus on your intent, just like when you perform a spell or a ritual. You have to clearly visualize your end result, what you hope to achieve. As you are using the board, visualize who it is you are hoping to contact. Be very specific in asking the board who you wish to speak to as well. But perhaps you just need to work on this by doing some visualization exercises beforehand? A little practice could help you in the future should you use a ouija board again.
It’s also important to remember to be a good host and treat your guest with respect. Use your manners and don’t pester them too much with too many questions, and just do what you can to make them feel welcome (be careful of allowing them to control the situation—you should be in control, not them). Also, keep in mind that whoever it is you are trying to contact just might not feel like talking much, so it’s important to be patient or accepting of that fact.
Also, I’ve heard that using a ouija board is more effective if you have someone helping you. Again like a spell or a ritual, having someone else with you might make the process more effective. If you have someone you could ask to help you, give it a try! You might achieve better results the next time around.
Finally, as with any magical rite, remember to protect yourself and your space before using the board. You don’t want to leave yourself vulnerable in a situation like this if you end up encountering an unwanted guest. How you choose to do so is really up to you and your personal practice, whether it’s through a spell, a prayer to a deity, a protective charm, etc.
I hope this information is helpful to you. If anyone with more experience with ouija boards would like to chime in, feel free!