VintageMama asked this question on 3/8/2000:
I have been a practicing pagan for 5 years, but I have practiced alone, without coven. I am opening a shop, and I'll be carrying tarot cards, wiccan jewelery, and other items which will bring other witches into my shop. Here's my problem. I'm afraid I've been alone too long! I'm not sure I'll know how to protect myself from witches who intend harm, and invite friendships with white witches. This is a tough-y for me! I don't want to be so open, that I invite in the wrong kinds of energy, but I don't want to be so closed that I keep potential friends out!
Moondog gave this response on 3/9/2000:
I would start by charming the shop. Do several protection spells. I prefer the simple ones, like jars of sand in the windows and hanging up pouches. I have been working with the public all my life, and I am a pretty good judge of people. I think after a while of working in your shop you will be able to pick up the ability to since what type of people your are dealing with. I have met very few negative witches in my time, but I have always know, you have to learn to trust your intuition. They will reveal them selves to you. When you are engaging in conversations if you direct the conversation in the direction you want it to go, you can find out so much with out even asking any questions. I have met several witches that I had an automatic kinship with. You will know the souls you have know before. Trust your self above all. My wife and used to go to a little shop like you are opening. We became very close to the ladies that owned the shop,we were good friends. I think you are headed toward some great friendships. You will know them!
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