Witchcraft 101
Could you give me some information on blood magic? It sounds really interesting and I'd like to know more about it. Thanks :)
Anonymous

Hmm. Well the only time I’ve ever used blood magic was in a curse. I don’t really know a lot about it so I can’t give you much information but I know some safety tips and those are always important!!

  • Always use a clean medical quality blade.
  • Always sterilize the area before and after.
  • Never let anyone else come in contact with your blood.
  • And make sure to keep cuts clean.

As always, “darker” magic needs a lot of research and safety. Also, as with sex magic, always make sure all parties involved are practicing informed enthusiastic consent.

—Luna

Ohman. There’s a whole bunch of stuff to take into consideration. In fact, there was a fabulous post being tossed around tumblr some time ago that had a good dozen-ish things laid out in a wonderful fashion. And, of course, I can’t find it now.

I second everything Luna said, and then some:

  • be conscious of where you cut - some areas hurt like a son a gun but don’t bleed well. Other areas bleed like crazy but don’t hurt much. 
  • be conscious of how deeply you cut - lasting damage is not fun. Shallow cuts, or squeezing a finger and pricking with a pin (think like diabetes testing is done) is usually plenty.
  • blood can be binding - It’s easy to trace. It’s easy to track. That means if you’re casting a spell on someone, or cursing someone, or trying to bind someone/something, it can be followed back to you. Then that trail can be used to send something right back at you.
  • blood carries diseases - treat it accordingly

There’s a bunch more, but that’s all that’s coming off the top of my head.

—godswalkwithher

I'm still a beginner of witchcraft and wanted to know if there are spells designed to help learn/ improve a skill? Example: drawing better, learning to play the guitar....

I’m sure there are. I’m sure that all of those skills will improve the same way your witchcraft will - with practice.

—godswalkwithher

So I just kind of had a thing happen where two people I was living with showed themselves to be very toxic and moved out, leaving me alone in my home. I can easily afford this on my own, but their leaving without paying rent and taking their furniture left me a bit strapped for cash. I have been doing money magic lately to draw a little extra funds my way, and suddenly... (cont)
Anonymous

cont from previous) I have piles of cash falling on my head - $1000 immediately, $20,000 in a few months’ time and several hundred thousand to a million(!!) in four years. I am a secular witch, but I feel like I should thank SOMETHING for this amazing blessing. What do you think is the best way to show my gratitude to the universe?

First, apologies for this sitting so long. 

Second: if you’re a secular witch, and don’t necessarily have any particular deity/spirit/whatever to thank, why not donate a part of it? I’m sure there are local charities specifically designed to help people in your area. I’m also sure they would appreciate donations (which are also tax-deductible).

—godwalkwithher

What's a "craft name" and how do you pick one/decide on one?
Anonymous

Well that depends. Some witches use the term “craft name” to describe their craft. (i.e Hedge Witch, Kitchen Witch etc.) But some witches use it as meaning the name that they go by in all Witchcraft scenarios. (Mine is Luna, obv.)

If you’re using it to describe your craft, it’s quite simple; just take any term you feel describes your craft and run with it. I identify as a Green Witch, because most of my work is outdoors/plant based. As for picking a special Magical Craft Name (copyright pending) there are many ways to go about it, Raymond Buckland has a very weird and complicated way using numbers and astrological signs. But I say screw all that, go with whatever name you feel fits you the best.

Best wishes, Luna.

Hello, I wanted to know if I can use spells not in my native language without translating them.. is that possible?
Anonymous

That honestly depends, deary. If the language you’re looking to use is from a closed culture then absolutely not you may not use it. Because that starts to turn into cultural appropriation. Also, I just wouldn’t recommend it because you have no idea what they’re actually saying. So you could be trying to do an anti anxiety spell and end up summoning a ancient Chinese deity to live in your pen or something.

0/10 would not recommend.

—Luna.

I am 100% with Luna on this one.

Don’t do the thing.

If you don’t know what you’re saying, you don’t know what the spell is for, or what it will do. Better to be safe and translate everything before use.

—godswalkwithher

I was wondering if christian witches use witchcraft to worship god?
Anonymous

As far as I’ve come to understand it, they do. Your best bet for an answer to that is christowitch.

—Luna

A post regarding our policy about answering asks.

It just occurred to me that some of you may be worried or put off by how long it takes us to answer some of your questions so I thought I’d address it here.

This blog is currently run by one active mod (Me, Luna.) with other mods popping in from time to time. So it takes time to get to questions in the first place, then comes the time it takes to research the answer, then it waits in our draft box just in case some of the other mods want to pop in and add their two cents.

We research each answer, and try to provide sources as much as we can so it does take a little while to answer each and every question. Then it sits in our draft box for atleast a day just in case, then we publish it.

So if you ever worry about your question not being answered, no fear. We’ve recieved it and are working hard to answer it. If you’re worried that tumblr ate it, just resend. We won’t be angry if you send it twice.

I had a question about something that had happened a few years ago. We have a local wiccan who comes to our neighborhood, usually during Samhain. She does no harm at all, but one morning our neighbors found something a little startling on their lawn. There was a plastic skull on top of a sword and the bottom of it (where the lawn was) appeared burned. I was just wondering what this was. Was it a ritual of some type? I guess is this a good or bad thing? What does it mean?
Anonymous

I mean, Samhain is halloween. Sooooo it could be some kids playing pranks or it could be your Wiccan. Who knows, but since it is a Wiccan we’re talking about and they’re normally pretty chill I wouldn’t worry. 

-Luna.

is there such thing as time travel spells? or undo time spell? a rewind spell?
Anonymous

I highly doubt it friend.

xoxo, Luna.

Hi, I really identify with wicca and would like to join a coven, and become an initiate, but I don't think there are any in my area. Any advice?

now, its very important that you take your time and be very careful. Not all groups are safe, and there have been cases of people joining covens  and getting abused 

some links when searching for covens as to whether or not they are safe

Take your time in searching, do background checks, and make sure that you will be safe.

Now, you can search for Wiccan covens and groups on this website~

It lists not only adult groups, but family oriented groups and teen friendly groups as well. They sort them based on location 

-GardenoftheQueen