‘I’m a professional witch – here’s how I spend Halloween, from feast of the dead to special spells,’ reveals Yorkshire mum

A professional witch has revealed her routine for the spookiest day of the year, including “fire banishing spells”, how to throw a “feast of the dead” and what it’s like being away from her “coven”.
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A professional witch has revealed her routine for the spookiest day of the year, including “fire banishing spells”, how to throw a “feast of the dead” and what it’s like being away from her “coven”.

Inbaal Honigman, 47, from Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, works as a professional witch and astrologer for a living.

She previously shared her money manifesting spell and now she’s sharing how she gears up for the most chilling night of the year – and something wicked this way comes.

Inbaal Honigman. (Picture: Jam Press)

She celebrates fright night with a series of spooky routines – from breaking bread with departed loved ones in a “feast of the dead”, to casting spells to banish bad habits and omens.

“As a full-time psychic and witch, I can dress up in black and wear vampy makeup year-round,” Inbaal told NeedToKnow.online.

“But Halloween is the one night a year that I go the whole hog and stick a witch’s hat on, and walk outside with my four small kids, all dressed up themselves, around other witches and wizards.”

“Halloween is the time of year when the veil between this world and the ‘other world’ is the thinnest – meaning we can sense spirits around us, and messages from the other world are clearer to us.”

But it’s not just trick or treating and dressing up for mum-of-four Inbaal, who uses the holiday to perform spells to last all year round too.

Inbaal Honigman. (Picture: Jam Press)

She said: “The season of death, when leaves fall off the trees and the days are short and the nights are long, is a wonderful time for spells of banishing. Getting rid of things that block our path.

“A brilliant spell for Halloween is a fire banishing spell. Grab a thick ashtray or other fireproof dish and place a little candle next to it.

“Using plain pen and paper, write individual words down, anything you want to get rid of. Shyness, gossip, unemployment – any words that describe what you don’t want to have.

“Tear each word separately into teeny tiny pieces and take great care as you set fire to each sliver of paper, and drop it into the ashtray.

“As the flames devour the negative words, so will the spirit world take away those things from your life.”

But despite her love of the season, Inbaal – who is mum to Tove, 12, Vigo, 10, Zevi, 7, and Ludo, 5 – says it’s also tinged with loneliness since her move out of the city.

“Back when I lived in London, I would meet up with a coven of witches, but now that I live in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside, I don’t know a lot of locals who share my passion, so I retire alone to my room to engage in some ancient, and some not-so-ancient, grown-up Halloween traditions.”

Thankfully she has been training up a new generation of witches to carry on her coven’s traditions.

Inbaal Honigman’s Halloween feast. (Picture: Jam Press)

Inbaal explained: “When we come back from trick-or-treating, the fun doesn’t stop. We wait at home for the neighbourhood kids to come knocking, and we give out regular sweeties, like all other families.

“I always go the extra mile and make a themed tea. One year we had plant-based meatball spiders on a bed of gooey green spinach. Another year we had toast fingers with ketchup for blood, and once we had scary-face individual pizzas. This year I’ve already got black and orange pasta waiting in the pantry.

“When kiddy Halloween is done, and the kids have had their baths and washed the face paint off, that’s when witchy Halloween starts.

“Halloween is a wonderful time for divination, so I take my tarot cards with me and ask for messages for the year ahead.

“Between now and next Halloween, I have 365 chances to make a change, and my tarot cards tell me where to best focus my energy.”

And it wouldn’t be Halloween without some spirits, so Inbaal likes to take Halloween back its roots with her ‘feast of the dead’.

She added: “The season of darkness is a time to remember those who have gone before us – grandparents, partners, animal friends, anyone who we’ve lost in our lives.

“Looking at photos of them, thinking of them, even talking to them. Ring a little bell to help the souls of the departed to find you in the dark.

“When setting up your dinner table on Halloween night, set up an extra place for those who couldn’t join you – specifically anyone who’s died within the past year, but it’s OK to include others.

“Share your food with them, which is a custom of honouring passed friends and relatives.”

Inbaal has certainly put a spell on us with her witching season routine.