Ask Mystic: How To Un-Haunt An iPhone?

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How To Un-Haunt An iPhone

Dear Mystic,

I love your site, and I’ve got a weird and possible karmic scenario that I hope could be an ‘Ask Mystic’.

Pre-eclipse, an old friend of mine overdosed and passed away whilst holidaying in Cambodia- let’s call him Sag. I’d known him since 1999, we shared science fiction, philosophical debates, drunken red wine fueled sex that we agreed shouldn’t be repeated.  Around 2012 we lived together, he was in a bad place, he had a work accident, got on opioids, overdosed three times, got CPR from me twice and my boyfriend once. I fractured his ribs the first time, I thought I wasn’t strong enough. 

I helped him go through detox once, but he kicked me out for cooking with one of his eggs (yes, after I saved his life, he couldn’t spare an egg). So I left and found a drama free flat and never talked to him again. 

And I don’t feel bad about that.  I didn’t go to his funeral- and I don’t feel bad about that either.  I cannot handle platitudes and cliche’s when a rib I fractured in resuscitation is now ashes. 

And now I am very slightly haunted.  My Sun is in Taurus with Pisces Rising. I’m a massage therapist. I choose calming world music to work to.  Three times last week (at 4.20pm!), my world music changed to Pearl Jam “Devils Bed’!! Seriously wtf.  Also, I don’t have this Pearl Jam album uploaded. And my long term Scorpio lover (who Sag held in distain, perhaps envied) dreamed that he was being chased up a hill by Sag, that he had a cat of nine tails with extendable burrs and was trying to kill him, the weapon was apparently quite vivid. 

So other than smudging sage everywhere, I would love any suggestions for protection, can one protect IPhones from haunting?!

Thanks for the safe space to spill such crazy intense situations! I certainly don’t share them elsewhere!

‘Haunted Bull’

Dear Haunted Bull,

Now this is a classic Eclipse Zone communique. And you know what? I can practically pick up on these emanations from here.  It’s such a sad tale. Opoids are the devil, seriously. This is in part a Pluto in Capricorn story, of how governments and lawmakers have failed – are failing – their people. It began with Neptune in Capricorn in the Nineties:  the ‘religion’, the delusion of economic rationalism. That everything – even water and shelter – is to be a market. And now Pluto in Capricorn is testing the validity of this ideal.

But back to the haunting. If you think about it, digital is the perfect medium for ghosts. It is pulses of light. Any entity can hitch a ride on one. I believe that we become at-one with the galaxy and starlight between lives, plants too. Who knows how it works exactly?

Maybe we get to soar around as birds for a bit. I think the Ancient Egyptians believed that. But people who pass in such a way, getting out of it and not able to get back ‘in it’, crossing dimensions by mistake, forgetting he had to breathe may of course be more prone to hang around. We call it haunting but he is probably just trying to finish a sentence. Admittedly an angry one.

So my suggestions: restart your iPhone – it works for everything else, seriously. Why not ghosts? Secondly, if you are up for it, you can sit in a circle of (quality) salt this next Dark Moon and connect with him. Acknowledge the good rapport you shared and that you are sorry it did not happen differently for him. But that he needs to go, towards the light, to move on.

Thirdly, if you don’t want to do this, fine – i get it. Dealing with addicted people is painful and enervating. The drugs vamp the Qi of the user and anyone around them. Your compassion may be burned out by now. If that’s the case, make sure you don’t have some object of his still tying you to him. It’s a good time to do a power purge anyway. The Dark Moon before a Solar Eclipse in Leo = super potent. See the Scheduler for the times.

If it’s really revving up, get a space-clearer/ghost-buster in – I know a fantastic one and it can be an extremely good investment.  And in the meantime, i think that for circumstances like this (Neptunian), Metal is a better clearer than sage. Tibetan Bells, cymbals or even just bang a saucepan around. It’s the metallic element that counts. Also, i think that the Green Tara mantra or the Shield of Brigid are both enormously protective.

What does everyone else think?

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ÁNLEIFR
ÁNLEIFR

I liked the soaring as birds statement. I believe in Hinduism they believe crows are our ancestors, I have been studying up on crows lately due to my saturnine chart because crows are linked with Saturn. This is off topic but made me think, I read that crows are so smart they bring twigs and things and set them beside a crow that has died and is lying on the ground! They KNOW death, aka one of Saturns arenas. They also mate for life and are highly intelligent, one article said as intelligent as chimpanzees and dolphins.

Pi
Pi

I didn’t know this about crows. The bereavement behaviours of animals are so… touching.

VirgoStellium
VirgoStellium

Afterlife digital messages are my favorite messages. Fortunately all the ones I’ve had were positive, from those I loved and desperately wanted to connect with, and I’m so grateful for that. But obviously I can understand how disturbing this must be. Hope your Sag friend moves on and lets you have peace.

Saoirse Kirke
Saoirse Kirke

I tended to overrely on the Pandoracle for messages and forgot I was getting them from everywhere, but those moments when I ask shuffle play what it thinks, there’s usually someone very kind.

SoVeryGemini
SoVeryGemini

Sunday night I awoke at 2am to my spouse’s phone blaring music in the kitchen. I come downstairs and Pandora is on playing “Enjoy the Silence” by Depeche Mode. Ironic, no?

We had a house clearing this spring (energetic, Akashic, etc) due to the amount of spiritual traffic tromping through the house, and it’s been mostly quiet since then. Spouse thinks the phone was the result of a “drive-by” spirit who wanted attention.

Brightbrowneyes
Brightbrowneyes

Scary l,

Jenn-red
Jenn-red

Sage, good quality sage. Smaubge yourself as well as the environment. Also black tourmaline to anchor the circle and yes to lovingly connect and ask him to politely leave. I’m not sure about haunted phones but I do know the planets are opening doors at the moment. One thing that did come up when I read this was the phrase, “do the work”. People are mirrors and this dude is reflecting you as in, as yourself, (your lightest highest good guides) “what do I need to work on, to acknowledge or, release, within myself that no longer serves me? For… Read more »

Jenn-red
Jenn-red

*smudge

sphinx
sphinx

I would turn off the phone, smudge it with smoke and imagine all the negative connections your phone has attached being snipped away with golden scissors. You may like to to purchase a nice slice of black tourmaline and glue it to the back to deflect any unwanted interference. The crystals need to be cleansed, cleared and then charged with protective energies – as with the phone. You could request energies of kindness, truth, healing, protection and love be invested in your phone for the Highest Good of All etc. Use a bunch of sage or incense, also vodka spray… Read more »

piscesrising
piscesrising

Hi Mystic,
Talking about this. I would like to know how to cut votes. A long time ago I was initiated in taoism and I just don’t resonate wih ‘being iniciated’ anymore and I want to be free. Is there something I can do during the dark moon before the eclipse?
Thank you

Aqua-cap-Gemini
Aqua-cap-Gemini

Something is still inviting the energy in, or you haven’t asked the energy to go (memories perhaps) or that you once slept together means you still have a piece of him inside you, which you haven’t yet let go of, and he could be asking you to release it so he can also move on. The cracked rib thing could be energetically stuck in guilt or anger as well. In the past, when I’ve had a dead person on my mind I’ll put music on. I have a massive digital library of music that I’ve been curating and building for… Read more »

Aqua-cap-Gemini
Aqua-cap-Gemini

Also, song titles – just like number plates, can be part of the conversation too.

dizzarina
dizzarina

That is an amazing idea!

saturnplutoflux
saturnplutoflux

love this

Pi
Pi

I really love this. Mixtapes from beyond.

dark star
dark star

Love this. Found a bunch of mixtapes from my deceased uncle in my parents basement recently. They feel like little postcards or origami boats floated out to sea. he always had great music taste

skarab
skarab

What a great idea – one could use music as an oracle.

Saoirse Kirke
Saoirse Kirke

Yes. Seconded

AriesPiscesLibra
AriesPiscesLibra

windchimes maybe? I have a haunting(s) too. Haunted Bull, I’m creeped out from here. Your man’s dream just made it louder. Ting ting ting in every corner. I’m sorry you’re being called like this. I lost a friend of mine to addiction and suicide too. She still haunts me. She died and I found out two weeks later that I was pregnant. I had gone to see her in the ICU pregnant and didn’t even know. I was grieving and started getting hit with waves of morning sickness and it was a bittersweet crazy time. I was driving to see… Read more »

Quadruple Cappy
Quadruple Cappy

Last month my bf’s sister passed,she had requested two songs at her funeral. Her daughter had deleted her no.from her own phone. As they(family) were singing along to one of the songs around her coffin ,the daughters phone rang. . .fair dinkum it was from the (deleted) Mum’s number. . . Freaky ,yet totally believable. I got all sorts of personal signs from my sister for about a week after she passed recently. . Things to bring me comfort and confirmation. . . She’s moved on now. . I miss her muchly . . .

Pi
Pi

After my father died, the home phone rang a surprising number of times with ‘no one’ at the other end. More than your average line fault. If I died, I’d try to get through like this too. He’s an aquarius, it figures. I had a lot of conversations with him that felt like genuine exchanges but of course on the mental plane. He died with uncertainty and in a haze of hospital administered opiates, although all of us were there with him. I still have trouble addressing this, but five years of art practice and researching experiences of death, loss… Read more »

Pi
Pi

The hard facade of the world continues to mystify me in the face of this universal levelling experiencee. In an era when it seems fashionable to ‘cull’ friends as though they’re a pest species or cramping your brand. At the same time we all have limits to our capacity to extend ourselves towards others and this is only tested at the beat and worst times. Either way, it is real. It feels like rejection and for the other it feels like a safe step for well-being, assuming it’s not a status issue. I have been on both sides. Either way… Read more »

Pi
Pi

Best. Not beat. Sigh

Jacqui
Jacqui

My Dads keyboard was playing when I came home and I thought oh dads playing and went to look but it stopped. I remembered it couldn’t be him, so I looked for other sources, car outside etc na just him tinkering on his favourite instrument.

skarab
skarab

<3. “Shatter my heart to make a new room for limitless love” so poignant to my situation. Ten years after my grandmother (whom i was v close to) died, i had bodywork done to me which triggered & released a deep mourning issue related to her. By the time i got back home from the treatment i was feeling so distraught that i just collapsed on the sofa and howled with sorrow – blubbering out loud for her forgiveness, as i felt awful because we'd had a misunderstanding days before she died without it being resolved … Then through the… Read more »

Pi
Pi

Skarab, I’ve only just read your comment. It brought tears to my eyes. So beautiful. And also the transformative forgiveness, embraced by your grandmother. You must be an incredible bodyworker, inspired by an experience like this.

Kay
Kay

Wow. Am a Pisces rising and sun in Taurus also experiencing haunting at this time. veil slippage occurring and regularly reminded to psychically armor up. Considering a homemade talisman to wear and making one for a loved one who is sharing space with a ghost. Transiting Neptune much??
The call for rose quartz has been strong but so has pyrite or black tourmaline…uranus, Pluto?

Redsonya
Redsonya

I also have a Pisces ascendant, conjunct Jupiter and squaring Neptune on my midheaven. My second husband had addiction problems and took his life in our downstairs guest room. I found him. This was MY dream house that I bought before I even met him and so I wasn’t moving. I had some very unsettling experiences, including vivid dreams of him, but finally got to the point that I stopped being angry with him and truly forgave him. I walked through the house with sage telling him it was okay and I forgive him and asking forgiveness for anything I… Read more »

saturnplutoflux
saturnplutoflux

what a tragic experience, but such good advice..

Jokerman
Jokerman

That sounds emotionally devestating. Sheesh.

Nike
Nike

I insulted my phone once (was running a bit slow) not thinking much if it, and it, on the spot deleted all my photos–I am serious. I turned it off, apologizing, put it on the altar, got on my knees and spoke to mnemosyne–a name which I consciously had no idea where I picked up. After a half hour or so, not only were my photos restored–mu phone had restored nearly every photo I had taken in the year prior–defying the logic of how much memory space the phon should have even been able to accommodate? Yeah Later that night,… Read more »

LaFemma
LaFemma

I vote for doing a full moon what do you want to release ritual and bathing the phone in moonlight at the same time. Wish for healing and peace for him, Maybe play a healing mantra? I like this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvBcwCgB22g Having given him CPR so many times and witnessed his suffering so closely must have taken a big toll, I would get yourself a massage and maybe a little break, something nice with your partner. I bet the trauma of that is moreso causing the bad dreams for your partner than a ghost, I would see that as opiods… Read more »

Jacqui
Jacqui

I dreamt of my dad too but it seemed to come after I felt okay about his sudden passing. He would be sitting at the breakfast table chatting. Then the dreams developed into me thinking I know you’ve passed and you’re visiting me, to eventually him popping in saying “look after your brother”. I still feel his presence 32 years later. I was buying a copy of some family heirloom Chinese fortune telling sticks. Parked the car and rushed to the shop but was stopped in my tracks with a busker playing “his” guitar piece that I grew up with.… Read more »

Brenda Marie
Brenda Marie

Honestly… I’d also go through the stuff saved on your phone. Get rid of any contacts of text chains still have save/archived from him, and maybe even look through the pictures. But I definitely agree with the reboot!

Electro
Electro

You handled it all so well, giving support while there was a chance and then cutting off all ties when there was not. Having a friend or family member with addiction is one of the most devastating experiences. Spirits absolutely travel through electronics and cleanse your phone of course, but any method you choose to help move his energy along would be the key to elimination.

saturnplutoflux
saturnplutoflux

As to exorcising the phone, would sitting it in a big bowl of salt for a couple of days do the trick?

Buckle (Aries Sun; Pisces Asc; Gem Moon.)
Buckle (Aries Sun; Pisces Asc; Gem Moon.)

Your Scorpio’s cat-of-nine-tails dream image sounds like a visual pun — that your boyfriend understands that the man who passed away had really used up all his nine lives, especially in light of addiction and resuscitations.

I would see the dream as an expression of not wanting to get caught up in his stuff again, as even though he is gone, your Scorpio can see that for you, just going to his funeral would bring back a whole world of stuff that you’d rather not get back into.

dark star
dark star

My bet would be to do a simple feng shui your phone session (like the feng shui your vagina posts) with your phone in a metal bowl on ground in a circle of salt. Burn a mixture of mugwort and sage over the phone and address the sagg firmly and lovingly, that it’s time to go, that his sagg spirit wants freedom and expansiveness. Bells might be a good addition as well.
I am sorry for all of this! You might have to call in a good shaman.

saturnplutoflux
saturnplutoflux

I have a similar story about phones acting as independent messengers except involving a living person. A couple of months ago my phone randomly sent out a headline from the days news to all my WhatsApp contacts in the middle of the night. I was asleep and had no idea until I was woken up by a reply from my once-upon-a-time, star-crossed ex who (I thought) I had blocked across all methods of contact. Turned out he is currently (sadly) dealing with a cancer diagnosis and said that he had been missing me badly since beginning chemo but knowing I… Read more »

saturnplutoflux
saturnplutoflux

Weirdly the headline had to do with the Dreamworld operator being told they didn’t need to use the brake..kinda symbolic now I think about it

emg
emg

You just reminded me of the time my phone from my handbag rang my then husband as I was entangled with my then lover ! Like wtf ? Needless to say I got found out and the marriage ended but to this day that still freaks me out. I can’t think I’d hurt the phone’s feelings but it was determined to drop me in it !

saturnplutoflux
saturnplutoflux

omg! Maybe it was your spirit guides/guardians thinking they needed to move the situation along and get you out of a scenario that had had its time 😀

scorpx4
scorpx4

This happened to me. I was using my husbands iPad as mine was kaput. A hotel receipt popped onto the screen revealing his affair. To this day he is certain he did nt know how that happened. To be fair, I had also been unfaithful years earlier and believed he didn’t know. He had his suspicious, thus his affair. Years later and many thousands of dollars on marriage counseling later, we are better than ever. If it hadn’t been for his iPad serving as a messenger from spirit guides/gods/dead ancestors, we would not be where we are now.

emg
emg

I’m sure it was all well intended. It needed to move on and so I am grateful. It did feel like the hand of guides pressing the quick call button !

Shazberry
Shazberry

Dear Hauted Bull, I really empathise with your relationship with Sag and what turmoil and qi drain you would have endured for many years. And my deepest condolences to you with his passing. Your Neptunian (I’m also Pisces Asc) situation, parallels that of my now passed sister (due to a almost life long horrendous addiction to heroin, essentially, which claimed her life jan 2016 – apart from the grief (that was a constant I tried to protect myself against most of my life) that I was consumed with, I became to realise that she hadn’t moved on. Couldn’t move on.… Read more »

Jacqui
Jacqui

Turn it off and leave it in a full moons light …like on a window sill. Works for crystals

Jacqui
Jacqui

You could also go to a pet shop ( the only place I could find one) and buy a stupa and place it outside near a corner of your house as resting house for spirits/energy. Worked for me

firecloud
firecloud

So I have a bit of experience in the haunted iphone realm, though i tend to feel that mine is more possessed but maybe it’s all the same? Mine does a thing where when it’s unlocked it will simply open and close all the apps in quick succession and scroll and just generally go bananas without my touching anything. Sometimes a standard restart does the trick sometimes i have to ‘reset network settings’ and that does it. (Reset network settings will not mess anything up or clear any data, i believe it just resets your connection to the network like… Read more »

firecloud
firecloud

also, this reminds me of a client who told me that he was being haunted via instagram by a friend who passed. that he knew of no one having her account info but would see activity from her account every so often, ‘likes’ to his posts, etc.

FlyingFox
FlyingFox

That is a very interesting example of digital haunting!

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