This is a House Witchery question that is not really astrological. I’m sure I’m not the only person haunted by hessian mats and pewter trinkets. My actual Ask Mystic question is: am I being cursed by someone else’s doormat? And also by their little silver guardian angel, but suggesting I was being cursed by someone else’s guardian angel sounds weird – like I have an infestation of winged harpies or something.
Just over two years ago, I did something I never thought I’d be able to do – I bought my apartment. The previous owners were friendly enough chaps, so I respectfully went about eliminating some of the aspects of their home decorating choices. I said goodbye to their carpets and repainted the beery brown walls with three coats of beautiful, bright, light-reflecting white. And I like living in it. It feels like home and is deliciously quiet seven days and five nights of the week.
But I stopped short of removing the silver guardian angel medallion (one of those cheap ones they sell in newsagents) they’d tacked to the front door. I feel they should have taken it with them, but I’m uneasy about getting rid of it. What would I do with it? And what if it’s the only thing holding everything together? This year has been one of pushing merde uphill – a job redundancy, abandoned studies and a promising courtship turning into a shocking case of Love Zombie. Is it the angel/doormat combination?
The doormat is chichi and has to go, but what to do about the angel? Should I replace it? Keep it? Somehow return it to its original owners? How much salt and sage-smudging do I need?
(I’m Aqua, Leo rising – if that’s relevant to this dilemma)
Doors Are Significant In House Witchery
Dear Cat Whisperer,
You are asking a Mars in Virgo person if you should throw something out. My immediate instinct is yes, of course, you should remove it. The new broom sweeps clean, replacing doormats is a must, and that’s not your angel, it’s theirs! Also, what good energy are you worried about disrupting? It sounds as if it is has been challenging. If I were there, I would rip the whole door down or change the numbers – it would confuse people, but you have a postbox, right?
So doors are significant in House Witchery. They symbolize opportunity and what comes into your life. So, I think you re-paint that too, which means taking down the angel and the numbers. You can get a prettier five, and a two + paint the door a beautiful color or have it stripped back to wood. And, with the angel, why not just leave her somewhere on a park bench or under a tree, in an envelope with some cash?! Perhaps also a note saying, “from your guardian angel, a small token of prosperity to come.” The right person will find it, and the jovial gesture will generate good vibe!
And by the way, harpies (the creatures with bird bodies and female torsos) get a bad rap in patriarchal mythology, but they are much like the Dakinis or Valkyries, according to my trusty Encylopedia Of Myths & Secrets.
Anyway, what does everyone else think?
Image: Marina Abrahamovic