The Apparition: An Andromache Jones Mystery

For those who are interested, and / or have read my first self-published Andromache Jones Mystery, The Magician, the next short story in the series is now available to download for FREE.

The Apparition front cover...

The Apparition front cover…

The Apparition

It is three days since Andromache Jones suffered her ordeal at the hands of The Magician and she doesn’t know what to do with herself. She doesn’t think she is up to working. She is not very keen on the idea of getting out of bed. In truth, all she wants is to be left alone.  Unlucky for her, Jean Pottersworth is very persistent. Does she have a case that might chase away Mac’s blues?

The Apparition is the second short story in the Andromache Jones Mysteries series.

It is available to download for FREE from Smashwords in a variety of formats and should soon be available from a few other retailers.

Click here to visit its Smashwords page.

Don’t forget to rate it or write a review!  I would very much appreciate it.

Brightest Blessings All!

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When we talk of patience, it is usually in the context of having patience with others, but we also need to remember to be patient with ourselves.

Change won’t happen overnight.

Dreams don’t come true overnight.

Magic doesn’t happen overnight.

It all takes time.  So, be gentle on yourself if you are not moving forward quick enough.  It will happen.  Things won’t stay the same forever.

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Tarot Reading for an Unknown Sitter (Imbolg to Ostara)

With my erratic posting on this blog over the past year (something I am trying hard to remedy 🙂 ), it’s not a surprise to learn that it has nearly been a year since the last Tarot Reading for an Unknown Sitter, back in March 2013.  So I thought we were due another one…

The one below is for the time between Imbolg and Ostara – from now through till 21st March 2014…

Disclaimer:  A tarot reading is for entertainment purposes only.  It is not a replacement for any form of professional advice or counselling, and I take no responsibility for whatever readers choose to do with the information below.

Any questions, please feel free to send me an email ( and I will do my best to answer them.

Here’s the reading…

The Devil (reversed)  That which currently places limitations upon you and your dreams are not going anywhere just yet; the bonds tying you to your current situation are to remain where they are for the time being.  However, there are things that you can be focusing on and altering your attitude towards to help bring about the change your desire.  These changes are all centred on the material world, raising the following questions: do you place money, power and possessions above happiness, love and fulfilment?  Is your material life balanced?  Where do your priorities lie?

The Magician You have everything you need to make the changes you want to see in your life.  The Magician is the master of his own destiny.  His force of will, his determination to succeed is what gets him to where he wants to be.  He is willing to work hard no matter how long it takes as well as willing to change that which isn’t working for something that might work better.  The Magician reminds you that you can achieve anything you set your heart to – if you are willing to put in the time and effort…Anything is possible.

Four of Pentacles (reversed)  This card speaks of the limitations of being too defensive and overly-protective: you get stuck in your comfort zone and find that you do not want to leave it.  There is a lack of trust in other people, but perhaps more importantly there is a lack of trust in oneself.  It is hard to attain your dreams and goals if you don’t believe that they are attainable.  A change in perception may be required.

Four of Wands (reversed) Feelings of tension, instability and frustration abound at this time.  Nothing feels certain, especially the attainment of goals and dreams.  They may seem so far away that the questions, ‘what’s the point?’ and ‘is it really worth it?’ are frequently raised.  Although you may feel like giving up, this card counsels you not to.  Do not think of this period as a failure; rather turn it on its head and think of it as a delay to your success.  When this card is drawn reversed in a reading, it suggests that either change is on its way or that it is required.

Wishing you all the Brightest of Blessings,

Sammi ~*~)O(~*~

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Imbolg Blessings!

Wishing you all a happy Imbolg.

If you need healing, may you be healed.

If you need purifying, may you be cleansed.

If you need blessing, may you be blessed.

May you be ready for a fruitful year!

Blessed Be

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Thanks for taking the time to visit The Life and Times of A Forever Witch…I hope you enjoy reading what you find here.  This is my personal blog, where I write and post about how I practice my witchcraft…amongst others…

Brightest Blessings, Sammiwitch

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