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Understanding The Witching Hour

The Witching Hour ... Between 2AM and 4 AM. What does it mean? Have you heard of The Witching Hour? This phrase is actually used in a few different ways… It may refer to the time of night a baby gets fussy, or in the investing world, it references the last hour of trading (when things get highly volatile) before the market closes…

But in my opinion, the main use of the term, and the meaning of “The Witching Hour” I want to focus on here is this:

The Witching Hour is the time of day when the veil is the thinnest, allowing humanity a greater ability to sense the spiritual realm.

Where does this come from?

The Witching Hour comes from 1800’s folklore… Where it was used to reference the time of night most associated with supernatural events… According to Wikipedia: “Its when witches, demons and ghost are the most powerful and the most active.”

Wikipedia cites the first instance of the term the Witching Hour as being recorded in writing in 1835… But its usage probably arose much earlier…

Some references point to the year 1535 when the Catholic Church laid down rules prohibiting activity during the window between 3-4 AM due to fears about witchcraft.

Anyway is there any truth to this Concept?

Is The Witching Hour a real thing?

In my perspective, yes! But not necessarily in the way Wikipedia portrays it.

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Because the truth is that there isn’t a particular time of day (or night) when the spiritual realm is more active than any other. Spiritual beings are always active!

In every moment, whether you’re aware of it or not… There is so much activity happening just beyond the veil of normal physical perception, in the realm of Spirit.

 So What Is The Witching Hour Really?

The Witching Hour is the time of day when humanity has the potential to become more aware of the activity happening beyond the veil, in the spiritual realm.

While the name implies it’s a specific hour… It’s actually the period of time between the end of the night, and the beginning of a new day.

It’s the liminal space between night and day when the veil is especially thin, sometime between 2:00 AM and 4:00 AM local time.

In addition to the idea that the veil is thin during this time… There are a few additional reasons why the spiritual realm seems to be more accessible during “The Witching Hour” such as:

This is a time when the majority of people are sleeping. There is literally less interference from the conscious mental activity of other people, and quite simply… Its quieter out!

Because so many people are sleeping, it’s also a time when electronic activity is decreased. So when you’re less bombarded by electronic frequencies, and your surroundings are naturally quieter and more peaceful, it becomes easier to sense the subtle energies of the spirit realm!

Waking Up During the Witching Hour?

Waking Up During the Witching Hour? Read This! An interesting phenomenon is that many people regularly wake up at 3 AM (or sometime around there)… Right in the middle of the witching hour!

If this is you, don't worry! This is not a bad thing, and honestly may happen for a whole variety of reasons… Including your guides and guardian angels reaching out with blessings and to connect with you!

My advice is this… If you do find yourself awake during The Witching Hour… See it as a blessing!

Catch yourself and let go of any begrudging thoughts you may have about not wanting to be awake and remember…

You now know that the veil is thin during the wee morning hours, and the spiritual realms are incredibly accessible!

So instead of viewing waking up as a nuisance or as a scary thing…

Take back your power!

Become aware of your thoughts and emotions… And stabilize them! Return to a state of present moment awareness… Being conscious of yourself in the here and now.

Then, take a few deep breaths and consciously calling forth love and light all around you.

Let golden light fill your heart center, and then consciously call in your higher guidance:

“I now call upon my personal team of guides and angels of the highest Christic Light and Love. Please step forward and connect with me directly now. Help me to tune into your loving presence, and bring me the guidance, healing, and wisdom that will most serve, according to Divine Will… In the highest interest of all. And so it is.” 

Then allow yourself to continue to consciously breathe and relax, remaining open and willing to experience the love presence of higher guidance, and whatever healing, guidance or wisdom is available to you…

That in this moment now, you can become aware of and consciously perceive.

Relax, breathe, and enjoy the magic!

Melanie Beckler



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  1. I’ve been waking up between 2 and 4 every night since my mom passed 2 months ago, I thought it was my grief but now I find comfort in knowing she’s trying to comfort me.

  2. I’m glad to have found this. You are a blessing. I feel more informed. It was weighing on me. I kept waking up at 2:30 – 3:00am. I knew there had to be a reason. I knew the Divine was trying to get my attention.
    A little about me. I am David. Louisiana native. I’m 42. In 2005 I was rear-ended by an 18 wheeler. While sitting at a red light. It left me with a broken back. (T-12 compound fracture) several years ago I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Then hiv. I’m currently in my 7th attempt. To get on disability.
    I take my mornings now at 2 or 3 to visit with the Divine. First to give thanks for providing everything I need. My close-knit family. My fiance Bryan. Then I ask for help getting on disability. I really can’t work. We live in a very small studio apartment. I can barely sweep it. I always end up in crippling pain.
    Thank you for helping me see. You have truly lifted a veil from my eyes. May the Divine bless you and dwell with you.

    1. David,
      There are a few books by Dr. Joe Dispenza about how he healed his back injury. Our thoughts are so powerful, just a suggestion for you as it helped me . You’ve got this . Take care

  3. That was very enlightening. That explains why I hear and see people all the time at that those hours. My name is Zeniah, I am a seer, I was in denial for a long time, but after recent activities, I’m looking for answers and keeping an open mind.

  4. Just Happend Last Nigth, and when i open Pinterest.. The firts thing appear is this article.. Wow Idk what to say but Thankyou For Sharing This <3

  5. Hi Melanie- waking up at 230-300 am is something that has been more and more often as I continue down my spiritual journey- I know my angels want to talk to me but I am so scared to interact with them at night. I call on my archangels to intervene but I can not shake the overwhelming fear that takes over. I feel spirits very close to me and just waiting for me to ‘tune in’ but I can not relax enough to let that happen. Do you think there is more to this or maybe that I am not used to how thin the veil is at night and maybe am getting overwhelmed by how close they are? or maybe it just takes some getting used to, to speak with them at night time? I just want to make sure I am not allowing any lower level energies in so I am not sure if I should just stop when I feel scared?

    whatever the case, I desperately want to connect with my angels…

  6. Beautifully stated! Very informative for those who are unaware of the true meaning of "the witching hour". I espically like how you encourage people to use it to increase connecting with guides etc. Thank you for sharing!

  7. I’ve been waking up been waking up between 2 and 235 for the past 3 wks. At 1st I thought because I wasn’t feeling well. But now getting better. I can’t wrap my head around why. So many random thoughts and things. And as I child I was taught that when you woke up you should pray. And that’s what I would do. Walk the house check things out and pray but still not able to sleep easy the mind nor go back to sleep and mainly function later properly later at work during the day. Any further advice or guidance would be helpful.

  8. Having trouble getting my thoughts n order. I usually say “my brain is loud!” How do I calm my mind enough to know the difference between my own thoughts and spirit?

  9. Hi i usually wake up at 2 &get back to sleep at around 4.30 or 5 dont know y its making me crazy.thk u for ur reply in advance .your articles are amazing whoah thls again smtimes my intuitions r very high icant understand anything

  10. M regularly wake up 3 am.. Or 3.30 am
    Feeling a fear.. Also in heart…
    If i play some religious sound n prayers of do some chants… I’m going relaxed ..

    I feel someone come and tried to make me feel fear..

    What is this

    1. Just a thought… I used to have that happen. however, we each have a dark side as well as light. It’s called our “shadow selves”. You would not hurt yourself, even having a shadow self- right? Instead of being afraid, try to learn from it. What is it trying to teach you. When you control your fear and take back control, you’ll be supprised what you can learn. Like I said… just a thought.

  11. I wake up between 2am and 4am every morning and just as you stated, locally the frequencies of conciousness and electronics are quieter, because for me, I’m extremely sensitive to them. Waking up this early helps me get a lot done around the house, along with my mind and spiritual connections and cleansing before the family wakes up and the hustle and bustle of the day begins.

  12. I do sometimes remember and write down my dreams in a journal and I dream very vividly, I remember details and colors, but I don’t know how to interpret my dreams but I want to learn! Can you help me, please?

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