Time again, for a Questions You've Asked Me article. :D
Q: I have found a dead bird in front of my house. I think I'm cursed. I also had a spider crawl on me, so I must be cursed, right?
A: I often get mails about an unfortunate dead bird (who probably ran into the window and broke its neck,) at least 2x a month, and usually the person decides this means a curse, and not just that a bird ran into a window thinking the reflection meant it wasn't a solid surface. I find that most often (in fact, in every case where I've been presented with this scenario,) that the bird died of the afore mentioned accident, or otherwise disease, OR was the "gift" of a neighborhood kitty (or your own kitty,) and that this is in no way a spell. Also, if you notice crows, or saw a bat flying, or had a spider crawl on you, this is almost always not a curse on you. What is happening is that an animal happened to be in the same place as you. Now, as someone who lives in a rural area, if I thought I was cursed every time I saw a crow (a flock of them live right near my house), a spider (I hate spiders in my house, but again, lotsa spiders around here,) a dead bird (um, have indoor/outdoor cats, always have,) or saw a bat in flight at dusk, I'd already be institutionalized. ;) Instead, I realize that I share this planet with lots of other creatures, and some of them die (and I see their remains,) some of them try to live in my home, and some even crawl on me and scare the crap out of me when I'm watching Netflix at 1am. (You know who you are, bad spider!)
I hate to say this, but almost every single person who ever asked me if they were cursed was just imagining themselves cursed, did not at all describe the behavior of a cursed person, and was often a bit...er...paranoid. I will say if you think you're cursed, it's at least a 95% chance you are not...because that suits the numbers in the amount of people who've asked me in 10 years if they were cursed to the small tiny number that actually were.
Q: I was told to look for pictures in the drippings of my candle wax when using a free-standing candle. I can't see a picture, though, I think maybe this is a lima bean exploding? What does that mean?
A: Whoever told you to project that a sign will come out of your candle wax every time you cast a spell is a silly bear who probably wants to either sell you something, or does not understand how wax sign works. I've been over this before. ;)
So, when you get wax sign, it looks like something - the image will pop out at you immediately. Like, you walk over to your container where the candle has burnt down, and you go "Holy crap, it's shaped like a person!" or "Holy crap, that looks like a bunny!" (Here, can you see the shape that looks like an Easter bunny?)
How this is NOT done is by looking for a sign. See, it's not a Rorschach test. You are not seeking an image. If an image pops out at you the moment you come over, then yeah, that might mean something. If you're sitting there trying to decipher any possible image (which generally would be doing nothing other than projecting a sign where there is no sign,) don't expect your "findings" to be valid indication of any sign.
Remember what I always say about signs. If you seek signs, you project signs where they do not exist.
Q: What is the strongest spell for (named desire)?
A: The question as stated actually makes me shudder, lol, and also illustrates the querent's ignorance in regards to spellcasting in general. (Sorry, I had to say it.) :(
I'm sure I've actually gone over this, but for the last few months, I've been inundated with several questions JUST LIKE THE ABOVE from people who are too new to spellcasting (that's most of you,) too lazy to do their own research, too emotionally traumatized, too mentally unwell, too-willfully-ignorant, or are just self-entitled askholes lately, so let's go over this again. ;)
There is no "strongest love spell" that will suit all love situations. There is no strongest money spell that will suit all money situations. Heck, there's not even a strongest best curse, strongest best reconciliation spell, or any strongest type of any spell.
But why is that? Well...because without diagnosing the situation, without seeing all of the obstacles to manifestation (or trying to,) without choosing the best triggers for manifestion of the desired outcome, without taking into account all people who may be involved, without assessing the reasons this condition to be changed exists, and without taking into account several factors, one cannot choose the BEST spell for one's situation.
So, if you broke up with someone and want them back? Yep, the previous sentence is not enough information to know what spells would be best-suited to bringing back your lover.
Can't find a job? Well, without knowing why that is (are you unqualified? Is it a shrinking job sector? Are you living in an area where your desired profession is not in demand, etc) you won't be able to figure out which is the best job spell for your situation.
Want the best break up curse there is? Well, do you care if both parties of that couple get into legal trouble for having publicly had a physical altercation where both assaulted each other? Because that is a very good possibility if you use some break up curses as opposed to other break up curses.
Without extensive knowledge of the issue, there is no way someone can give you the BEST spells for your situation, and there is NO SUCH THING as a one-size-fits-all-problems-of-this-very-general-kind-of-problem spell. The only way to find the BEST spell is to look at the problem individually, and to judge how to change the situation to your (or the petitioner's) liking by using triggers which will bring about this desired outcome
So, there is no very general purpose, one size fits all for every similar problem, that's the strongest spell there is for that very-general type of problem, OK? Don't ask. The problem needs to be diagnosed and treated, much like an illness. :P
Q: I've read that you've said everyone has "noob-moments," yourself included, so can you tell me one?
A: I can and I will. :) Many years ago, when I was still but a girl and a still yet somewhat of a noob (hehe), I decided to use a spell where I would bring back an ex by trying to use his passion for me. I used A LOT OF RED, and A STRONG MARTIAN (Mars) INFLUENCE. Annnnd I kinda sorta didn't think about how like Mars isn't just about sexy-type passions, it's also a lot of war, and fighting, and anger is a passion, too. Yeah, no, I was thinking more about that man's sexy-lusty feelings for me, and not so much about the fact that we were FIGHTING ALL THE TIME ANYHOW!
(Yes, I'm using capitals to yell at my past self. Don't judge me.)
I started this spell on a Tuesday night, it was a relatively simple-set-up candle spell type of spell, used Mars symbols, herbs relating to Mars, the word passion, other sigils that meant passion, and of course this spell just went FAST. All spell-candles immediately melted like butter. I was done getting ready to go out in the maybe a half an hour to an hour it took to burn out. So, I think to myself "Cat's gonna get some! And he's gonna looooooove me!"
Anyhow, I didn't expect it to manifest immediately, but felt it would manifest quickly.
Days later (I think it was like 3-4 days later at most, - I may be misremembering as this was well-over a decade ago, and it may be the same night,) I saw my target. He was with a shared friend, and the shared friend and I were talking. Meanwhile, my target was SO RUDE, saying anything snarly and awful that he could during mine and our shared friend's conversation, and trying to pick a fight. Since I was young, and a bit thick back then (ask a few people I used to date, lol,) and not known for taking hints, I just kept talking to the shared friend while this guy who was my target acted the asshole. Finally, I had enough, and I was like "(Target's name,) what the fuck!? I'm seriously just like, talking here. Why don't you leave!?" Our shared friend (a female) was very upset and started to cry, fearing what would happen next (oh, and she was also drunk, lol.) The target says something really rude like "Whatever, cunt!" And I took his drunk ass by the shoulder, turned him around and nudged him towards the stairs, with the words "I said, just leave!" Unfortunately, in his drunkenness, he was clumsy, and he slipped down the stairs, grabbing my ankle, and this grab brought me tumbling down the stairs, too. Well, I'd had enough, and so I started swinging as we were rolling down these stairs to the bottom. When I started, he started swinging, too, all the way down the stairs, and out into the street below. He denies the ankle grab was intentional, and those present had said to me that it looked entirely intentional.
This was the time I beat the ass of a 6'3" man (I'm 5'2 2/3") who was a semi-pro running back, definitely not weak, to my 105 lbs when soaking wet tiny self. I beat him up in front of everyone on a Friday night, on the most popular party street of my college's town, so that pretty much everyone who went to my relatively-small college watched as he had his ass kicked by a little girl, and then, when I bested him (you bet I made him admit he was beat before I let him go,) he went running home crying, screaming "You bitch, you cunt!" the whole way, and sobbing. He later denied he even fought back, to which I showed him my bruises. Yes, we're still friends, lol, though we were not for awhile after that.
I can't remember if I ever got into a physical altercation after that (at least never for any other reason but self-defense, and even then I'm unsure I did fight ever after that,) but seeing as I was 20-21 when this happened, and about too old to get into fights anyhow, and that I don't think I'll ever best that (OMG, that guy was a foot taller and totally muscular, and I BEAT HIS ASS!) I have often said that this was the moment I retired from fist-fighting. I'll just never do better than that.
However, as you can see, I had used WAY WAY WAY TOO MUCH Mars energy, and it would seem the passions that I enflamed that night just happened to be the passions that were our anger and resentment towards each other, combined with our desire to fight each other physically - a desire we both wisely had repressed until my asshattery and over use of Mars' influence opened that up in both of us. Mind you, this guy is super super nice, this is entirely out of character for him (and totally was at the time, too,) he doesn't hit girls (never heard of him doing it before or after,) and I'd still, to this day, tell you that he is a big sweetie. Oh, and that I kicked his monkey-ass! I made him my bitch in the street! Hells, yeah! (I'm proud of it, hehe.)
Oh....and you should know...this was the third time a Mars-energy-laden spell ended up being "passionate" in a war-like way for me. Also, it was the last time I ever did use Mars for passion...at least in such a strong way.
Wasn't I a silly noob? (Who also kicked ass!)
The noobishness here is that I was blind to how over-use of a Mars influence could easily turn into war and fighting...when Mars is the God of War. :P Yeah, oh, and third time's a charm, because the previous 2 times to this episode that I'd used a lot of Mars influence on a love sitch, it ended in a shoving match, each time started by the target.
I will say this one "failed." I didn't reconcile the guy with that spell. It did produce an effect, just obviously not a reconciliatory one. So, second noob problem? I used Mars-energy (Mars being the god of war) for reconciliation (reconciliation should not be equated with war.) What a dummy I was sometimes, huh? ;)
Q: Can I use a used cigarette butt for a personal item?
A: Yes, definitely. I tend to use these mostly for things which involve getting a person to speak up, or getting a gossip to have their gossip turn against them. If it involves speech, or the mouth, it's a wonderful personal item. It can be used for other uses as well, but that's my primary use of this item.
Q: If I crack an egg for cooking purposes, and it has blood in it, is this a bad sign?
A: If you've not used this item ritually, it's probably not anything mystical whatsoever. It's just gross. :P What happened is that egg was probably fertilized before it got in your fridge. Ick. However, if you are concerned, you should try taking a spiritual bath for cleansing off bad energies. If you continue to experience bad luck, you may want to try spiritually cleansing your home with a floor wash (many can be used on walls as well,) and taking a cleansing bath for 7 straight days.
HOWEVER, it's probably just a bad egg. It happens. :/
Q: Will you ever write a book?
A: I'd love to. What needs to happen is that I need to take a sabbatical from work to do that, and have enough money for said sabbatical. ;) I do have a few half-finished manuscripts, but after writing the same stuff over and over, it gets a bit tired to write about it in my spare time in book form. Sooooo, if I had like 3 months off of work? You bet I would write a book! :D
Q: Why are you such a bitch sometimes? I mean, someone who helps people should never ever be bitchy or angry or react sourly to anything or anyone, regardless of that person or thing's behavior, right?
A: Hmm, why is it I get to be a bitch sometimes? It's probably from dealing with people who assume I should do my job for free, people who don't follow posted protocol (and get offended or contrary when asked to,) or who spend 5 days telling me I'm a cunt because I refused their case, or maybe it's because I also have a life outside of my job which, just like yours, gets pretty shitty sometimes.
So, let me ask you - why are you such a bitch sometimes? Feel free to let me know. :) I think we're all bitches and assholes and jerks and fuckfaces and assclowns now and again...myself included. If you can't bear that I have imperfect moments, or that I might react with hostility after being antagonized for several days, then you shouldn't expect me to be understanding when you have your imperfect moments. We're all human beings...except maybe that guy in the corner...he might be a pod person. (That pod person thing was sarcasm.) ;)
Oh, and I answer this one a lot. Really, everyone, is it such a mystery why I might be dark, snarky, or react in anger when mistreated? I'm not a robot or a pod person. Please stop pretending to be surprised when I am a human like you who has friends, a family, problems that aren't your business, problematic clients, problematic wanna-be clients, a life outside of work, and who likes to be paid to do her job, and etc. I'm a human and not infallible. Accept it, please.
Hope that was helpful! It would be really nice if some of you took the time to do things like read the Questions You've Asked Me archives. Please check that out before contacting me. :)