Monday, October 30, 2006

How to Hold on to a Dream Job...

Hello Lexa,
Thank you for this amazing site and all the fabulous work you do. I have several of your books and have worked many of the spells to MUCH success. I do have one question though. If someone has recently started a new job(somewhat dream job.. in the sense that is it is a crucial position to get their career to where it should be) what would be a great spell, talisman, etc. to work or use that could ensure success and great results. Aside from hard work and long hours which I have no problem doing, I would like to have something strong on my side to help me get that edge and have great results! Again, thank you for any advice you may have.


Hi Nicole,
Thank you for the terrific feedback and this is a great question. I have several spells concerning this and matters of a similar nature in my book
PowerSpells:Get the Magical Edge in Business, Work, Relationships, and Life. This is the book that kind of got lost in the shuffle as it was released in Sep of 2001. I had a book signing scheduled on Oct 13 in the Borders Bookstore located in the WTC, but of course, that never happened! Ok, just a spooky Halloween story interlude, before answering your question: The best magick to work for your situation, is to eat ROOT vegetables. This will help to ground and maintain your situation. I suggest eating beets as they are in season and one of the best for success! After cooking the beets (may I reccommend "al dente" to keep things crisp), add a tablespoon of olive oil for LONGEVITY and a teaspoon of vinegar to PRESERVE your situation. You can also add fresh dill to keep things exciting! Eat on Thursdays or Saturdays for best results. There is also another Root Vegetable spell included in the PowerSpells book.

Talismans are very powerful and thanks to all the wonderful pagan artists out there, we have so many to choose from.
Pepi is one of my favorite companies and has an excellent business and spiritual reputation. I would suggest one of the planetary talismans (such as Sun, Jupiter, or Mercury) to keep a good thing going, but you should also have a look at the magical talismans as well. Remember to consecrate your talisman with the four elements (earth, air, fire, and water) and charge it with personal intent.
good luck and good magick
blessed be

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Tis' NOT The Season

Dear Lexa,
In your book,
Easy Enchantments, the spell 'To Mend A Broken Heart or To Soothe Feelings of Love', it calls for fresh lilacs. Is there a substitution that can be made during times of the year when fresh lilacs are not available? My friend and I are still learning but we have found your books and advice to be some of the best. My best friend has had the unfortunate luck to fall for a young man that has broken her heart. This combined with some lifelong bad luck has laid her low. She and I have struggled to make things better for not only herself but for all those that were around and we thought that this spell might be a solid addition to our efforts. The only problems are that 1.) It's October2.)We live in a rural area - florists have given us very strange looks whenwe even ask about lilacs at this time of year. 3.) We're both in college and struggling with money - ordering lilacs from a special grower over the net is simply beyond what our checkbooks can handle. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thank you so much for the wonderful information that you have out there.

Hi Heather
Thank you for the wonderful feedback. Your question is a good one and I mention quite often (usually in the introduction chapters of my books), that substitutions are generally valid although fresh is ALWAYS best. In this case, your friend can use Lilac scented soap or lilac oil which should be easier to find this time of year.

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Thursday, October 26, 2006

Devilishly Great Feedback

Oct 2 2006

Dear Lexa,
Thank you for posting my question on Ask the Witch Doctor and your advice & answer. I appreciate and am grateful for you taking the time to not only answer my question but look at my art. A few days ago I discovered, I was mentioned in the local paper and one of my rocking chairs appeared in two photos in the article- and I was the only artist mentioned by name. And at the same time was accepted into an art show with 3 of my paintings at a gallery named the best art gallery in Cleveland, Ohio.

I agree with you I need to be more assertive but part of me is very, very shy. I have your PowerSpells book a great book! & 4 other books of yours) and I confess I have not tried those spells you mentioned but I definitely will now. I also have a beautiful framed picture of Saraswati and I will include her in my chants & prayers.

Best Wishes,
Katie Pfeiffer

Hey Kate
According to St. Tomas (patron saint of art and booksellers), shyness is NOT a Virtue. So give that up girl!

2nd update Oct 26 2006

Hi Lexa,
Happy Samhain to you. 3 paintings are currently being exhibited at the Pop Shop in Lakewood Ohio in their Sugar Coated Halloween show which was voted the best art gallery in Cleveland. My mermaid & angel chairs were auctioned off at the hospital + a Halloween painting. I took my inspiration for the mermaid chair from German Expressionism. I used a layer of sparkly paint over the painting plus several coats of varnish to make the chairs sparkle.

I realized something after I wrote to you. Making art (or doing anything in your life) has to have passion & love behind it or you are wasting your time (in a spiritual sense). I want passion in my life and peace.

Thank you for the fame!


Thanks for the updates Lakshmigirl! I love the "sparkles" on the chairs. The witches call sparkles "fairydust" and believe they attract good spirits and success. Also remember to burn yellow candles weekly to keep that wonderful roll you're on going strong!

blessed Samhain and I love those cute little devils!

artwork by Kate

Quarter Calling

Hi Lexa –

We will be doing a ritual for a class next Sunday, and I have been informed that I may be asked to call a quarter. I’ve never done that before. Help!!!


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Love, Rose

A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men..

Dear Rose
First let's make sure all our other readers understand what "to call a quarter" means. When witches meet, first they purify salt, incense, a candle flame, and water symbolizing the four elements. They pass these four elements around themselves and the space for purification. They also anoint with sacred oil for purification. Now they are ready to cast a magick circle and call or invoke the four quarters of East, South, West, and North to guard and protect their sacred space. You must stand facing the direction of your quarter and draw an invoking pentagram in the air. Begin at the top point and draw down to the left corner, then go up to the right arm of the

pentagram, across to the left arm of the pentagram, down to the right leg, and up again to the top point to complete the five pointed star. Here is the invocation:

I summon, stir, and call ye forth of ye mighty ones
of the (east powers of sweet air/
south power of fire and desire/
west power of foam and ocean mist and wave/
north power of mountains and vast earth)
to witness our rite and guard and protect our circle.
In the Names of God and Goddess,
I bid ye Welcome.

BBBlessed BBBe

Tuesday, October 24, 2006


Dear Lexa,
I read your post last week about the Cosmic Trigger and I also came across the same information on some other blogs. Well, I tried last Tuesday to think only positive thoughts and when the negative ones came creeping in, I pushed them down. At the end of the day, it was like a dam burst and all the rotten stuff I could possibly imagine was front and center in my brain. I often have this problem when I meditate or do visualizations and of course I was pretty distraught that it happened on that special day. Any advice, please! What can I do to correct this? Also, did I blow it? Will there be another chance for me to get my thoughts right in the future?
many thanks
Heady la Merde

Dear Heady
believe it or not, your problem is not uncommon. Many people do not do well with creative visualization and are advised to use other forms of magick such as affirmations or symbol meditation. A common problem with visualizations and affirmations is that folks often give up on them. It is not enough to do a visualization or say an affirmation 3 or 10 times and then wonder why it didn't work. Especially when you have 10 years of negative affirmations or bad movies playing in your head. You have to constantly repeat the positive statements or good images and give your brain some time to accept these in place of the negative ones. If you're used to seeing the downside, it's not enough to try just once to see the upside. And pushing those bad thoughts down will only make them stronger. It would be better to let all those thoughts come up front and center so you can clean all that "shit" out of your head instead of sweeping them under the carpet. So relax - it's all ok. You actually did a good job last week by letting your demons come up to the surface so you could get a good look at them. In it's own way, this is a very positive and healing visualization. Once you have confronted and banished these thoughts, you can try again to replace them with positive thoughts or visualizations.

According to the Zohar, this week deals with cleaning up toxic waste from our environments. The Kabbalah Center uses one of the 72 Names of G-d to help with this work. The three Hebrew letters of this name are Mem-Vav-Mem and should be meditated upon for spiritual cleansing.
Some people do better with looking at images or sacred symbols as this frees the mind of negative thought patterns and helps to bypass the demon gatekeepers and unlock the doors to the creative unconscious and spiritual realms. My brother and Priest, Ruby, who lives in Israel, has also sent me this sacred symbol that was divinely given to him during the Cosmic Trigger. He was asking for certain wonderful things to manifest in his life and like you, he had trouble going with the flow of his visualizations because his subconscious was filled with negating thoughts.
He asked spirit for help and this is what the spirit showed him. He has given permission to share it here. This is a very powerful seal and I have already experienced great results in using it in meditation.

Ruby explains the symbolism as follows:

the subconscious is represented by the moon
(female, dreams, imagination)
But it’s a new moon and therefore open to new beginnings.
The moon lies beneath and is therefore compelled
to bow down to the sun,
(the sun is the desire, the conscious, the male)
They are both inside a triangle which represents power and attraction.
And surrounded by the Oroboros or serpent swallowing its tail
(for protection, and alchemical transformation of the psyche).
You can write or draw symbols inside it to represent what you want.
You can also carve this seal onto white or yellow candles
and anoint with frankincense oil.
Frankincense is one of the best essential oils for working with
transforming the unconscious and breaking bad patterns and habits.
The seal can be drawn on parchment paper and
the four corners rubbed with frankincense oil
and then placed next to your head at night.
It is suggested to open your eyes in the middle of the night
to look at it and to affirm that your subconscious
is bending over to your desire.
Work with this seal repeatedly and it will bring you what you need!

There is no reason why we should not open ourselves to a better world both personally and globally. And remember Heady, that "thinking does not always make it so"! I hope this information makes you feel better about your magick and your life and according to Misson 1017, October 17 was just the first of many trigger events coming in the next 7 years. So you will have many more chances to get it right.
blessings and MERDE!

Thursday, October 19, 2006


Hi Lexa,
I was wondering what your take on talking boards or better known as ouija boards is? Are they safe? Would you say it's safe to construct your own? Do you have any general information about them?
Dear Lesley,
I have worked a great deal with ouija boards starting from when I was a young child. In fact, it is the medium through which I discovered my own psychic powers and channeling ability. Ouija - meaning yes/yes (in French and German) became popular during the WWI and families would use it to get information about their soldiers - to try and find out whether they were dead or alive. These talking boards were homemade and created by placing pieces of paper with the letters of the alphabet written on them under a glass tabletop. A shot glass was then used as a planchette to guide over the tabletop letters and get information. The original talking boards may have been much older and were considered very serious spiritual business. It was only after Parker Brothers marketed the Ouija board that it began to be seen more as a game. Game or not, the chief purpose for consulting the talking board is to communicate with the dead. The Bible warns against practicing Necromancy, and for this reason, the Ouija is often seen as a tool of the Devil, and indeed evil spirits can gather round them. Therefore, you must TAKE CARE!

It is very important to bless the board each time before using it. Ask for elevated or evolved spirits and banish all negative and evil energy from entering the sphere of your board. You can also pass the board through the four elements. to cleanse and purify it and I recommend doing this before each sitting. Sprinkle sea salt to represent the element of earth. Use a positive spiritual or cleansing incense such as frankincense or cedar to represent the element of air. Burn a white candle and pass the light around the board to represent the element of fire. For the final element of water, use consecrated witches' water or Holy Water obtained from a church. Just sprinkle a few drops over the talking board as you don't want to damage it.
I would definitely say it is safe to construct your own talking board. That way you know that the energy associated with it will be positive from the start.

Other pointers:
It is considered VERY DANGEROUS to WORK THE BOARD ALONE. I always work with 3. It is a number of power and safety. Two persons shall work the board and the third shall act as scribe and write down the letters as they are called. You may have to switch around partners until you find two persons with a good channeling connection.
**Some spirits may want to leave the board and they will ask for permission to enter your body and speak through you. This is the way Jane Roberts began to channel Seth. I advise against this unless you are absolutely sure of the spirit you are dealing with, have a clean bill of mental health, a very STRONG background as a channel or psychic medium, and know a good EXORCIST just incase the situation gets out of hand!
***SAMHAIN is approaching and the veil between the worlds will be lifted. This is the best time of the year (midnight on Oct 31 to midnight on Nov 1)to work with the Ouija.

GOOD LUCK and Blessed Be

Monday, October 16, 2006

Cosmic Trigger

Dear lexa
I enjoy your blog so much that I decided to ask you another question. I am in need of more happy occasions in my life - like joyful parties and sunny vacations, maybe even some interesting job offers. What do you suggest I should do?
Be blessed
ראובן מזרחי

Dear Ruby
It sounds like what you need is a COSMIC TRIGGER!!! I hope you and all my readers will check out the cosmic trigger blog today and tomorrow and take advantage of SethD8's information. In general, visualization is a very powerful magickal tool. If you can see yourself in an interesting job, or in Tahiti, or at an amazing party (which reminds me - the FUR BALL was a HUGE SUCCESS! Thanks to everyone who participated to help Sarah la Rocca raise some serious money for Kitty Kind. If you weren't able to attend - remember it's never too late to donate!) ah, pardon the commercial interruption - where was I - o yes, IF YOU CAN SEE IT - YOU CAN BE IT! So get creative Ruby and let yourself daydream about all the fun and happiness that life has to offer. That's the first step to opening the door to your desires. You can also burn yellow candles to increase your happiness and increase your powers of imagination.

blessed be

Friday, October 13, 2006

Announcing The FUR BALL - a PURRfect Party!

Dear Lady Venus,
I'm having a trick or treat party and I want to make sure it's a real WINGDING!!! I've already planned a fancy feast but is there a special god or goddess that I can petition to make sure I have a PURRfect fiesta? Gracias por todo, and if you're not busy on Halloween, please stop by.
In gratitude,
Macho Meow

Dear MM,
It sounds very merry already. I wish I could attend, but you know, Halloween is the Witches' New Year (officially known as Samhain), and I'm pretty busy on that night. However, I know exactly who you should call. The Egyptian Cat Goddess Bast is the Party Queen and all good witches know to summon her for social success!

Here's how it works... She loves the scent of Musk, so burn some musk incense or spray the scent around the room about an hour before to add an air of sex, magic, and mystery. Musk also promotes good conversation. Bast adores CATNIP, so sprinkle a healthy dose in the four corners of the room to bring energy, enthusiasm and fun. Is it a charity benefit? Then get ye some YLANG YLANG oil. It is sacred to Bast and GREAT for increasing generosity and attracting wealth. She also loves orange, red, and yellow carnations - they make her very happy (and her happiness rubs off on others!) Finally, get some CAT CANDLES. You can use orange and black, if you want to get really spooky Halloweeny - but Bast prefers to paint the town RED! It's the color of love and admiration. Burn them and you'll be so POPULAR that people will rave about your brilliant bash long after it's done. Speaking of frisky frolicking - my friend The Queen of the Night is planning a soirée and we'd like to invite you and all my readers too!
I am pleased to announce
(cough cough - clear my throat)


Stepping Out Ballroom
37 West 26th St 9th Fl.

NYC 10010


Here's a photo of the fabulous Sarah la Rocca in New Orleans when she was working with the ASPCA on the animal rescue just after Katrina. PLEASE COME AND JOIN US AT THE FUR BALL AND BE A PART OF THIS GREAT WORK!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Lucky Bath

Dear Lady Venus,
First I would like to congratulate you on the blog review. Very cool!!
I just did the lucky money bath and I was wondering if using bath stuff that contain the ingredients would work as well. For example bath and body works had a bath gel that is white tea ginger, then David (something) has a line that is a cinnamon bath soak, and then I know there is a basil and lemon or thyme bath gel. If I combined all 3 in a bath would that work as well? I just thought it would be good if I could stay in the bath a little longer, I am afraid the fresh ingredients would irritate my skin?

P.S I am a Christian and I am not Wiccan but totally love your stuff. For anyone out there that thinks Wiccans are evil, let me tell you there is evil everywhere. I have seen so many people in the church, praising God and talking about all this good stuff, but then I see how they treated people and how they would stab them in the back or cause them pain and talk bad to them. It doesn't matter what you believe in, it matter how you use your energy and what is in your heart. I love God and Jesus and I love the Earth, Moon, Stars and Planets too and I am not afraid to say I believe in both. If good is in your heart then, that is what you will project to yourself and others.
Thank you

Dearest Amanda
Absolutely, you can use those wonderful bath products for your magickal ingredients and soak your troubles away (but make sure to get out of the tub before your skin crinkles like a prune!) The fact that you are relaxed and letting go of your worries will make the money magick even more powerful and effective. The original spell calls for ginger, cinnamon, and basil - but if you add lemon, it will help clear your financial path. If you add thyme, it will increase your awareness as to where your best financial interests lie. If you are interested in more personalized money baths, check out my latest book The Encyclopedia of Magical Ingredients. It lists the properties of individual ingredients so that you can custom design your spells according to your own specific needs.

It is so refreshing to read your words and it makes me feel confident to know there are people as enlightened as you out there. If only everyone could remember that LOVE IS THE LAW UNTO ALL BEINGS and THERE ARE MANY PATHS TO THE ONE.
many blessings
Lady V

Monday, October 09, 2006

Ting Tang Walawala Bing Bang

Q: Who got an awesome review today from Billy Mac
many thanks Billy and wishing you lots of TRAFFIC! (hee hee - only a blogger's wish come true.) :)

Wednesday, October 04, 2006


Dear Witch Dr - I am a new mother to a 5 month baby girl, I find myself getting stressed out easily about silly things. I work long hours and I am tired by the end of the night. As much as I would love to stay home with her, I can’t because we have to - you know - eat and have a home to live in. Like her crying and grabbing at my food while I am eating. Any ideas on what may calm me down so I can enjoy the few hours I see her each day? - Frustrated momma

Dear FM-
See how relaxed I am in photo above? That's cause the KID'S NOT MINE!!! I certainly applaud your honesty and I'm here with some help. You'll need:
a fresh bowl of spring water
lavender oil, incense, or dried flowers
white and pink votive candles in glass
and a hymn and an image of the Great Mother Goddess
Artemis of Ephesus.

You are going to create an altar to Her. Just clear off some space somewhere in your house to do this. You can print out the photo below that I took this summer while visiting Her in Turkey. Put a large bowl of fresh spring water next to her image. This water should be changed daily to help you release negative energy. Place some white and pink candles on the altar. These colors reduce stress. Please make sure the candles are in fireproof glasses and safe from all pets or children. Rub some lavender oil into the candles or sprinkle dried lavender flowers around the altar, or burn the incense. Lavender is one of the best ingredients for stress reduction and is widely used in aromatherapy. Simply smelling it brings immediate relaxation. (Just be careful not to expose your young daughter to incense, oil, or herb - just in case it proves to be an irritant!) Finally, with your altar in place, read the hymn for a beautiful peace invoking prayer of renewal to Artemis. The many breasted Artemis has enough nurturing power to feed both Mother and Child. FYI - She is also Goddess of the Hunt and can help you bring home more bacon! So don't forget to ask Her for that too!

May She bless you with enough prosperity to afford a nanny, and may She bring you relaxation and rejuvenation, so you can appreciate the time spent with your little bundle of joy.

many blessings
Lady V

photo on top: Lexa and Sophia at Sophia's wiccaning (baby blessing)