Hearing people pour out their hearts can be challenging for Ms Zasikowski – as can ensuring that customers recognise the kind of agreement they’ve entered.“You do get people coming to you explaining everything that’s wrong in their lives,” she admits.
“The rug was completely pulled out from under me and everyone else,” Ms Zasikowski recalls.
At the same, her personal online business selling direct to customers wasn’t as built up and most of her business came through e Bay.
“We never did get a definitive answer [as to why we were kicked off],” she says.
Discussions among the metaphysical community of spell casters posited various reasons why they were kicked off both platforms.
“My interest with everything to do with the supernatural and paranormal began when I was a teenager,” explains Victoria Zasikowski, 44, from her home in Cardiff.
Ms Zasikowski’s mother had a broad collection of tomes on the family bookshelf about different esoteric topics that the teenager would pick up and read.
“I do try and keep a boundary in place.” The Welsh witch first realised she was able to cast spells when she began dabbling in the dark arts for friends or family – and on occasion, herself.
“It’s a difficult one to explain, really,” she says.
“Love is the top choice for most people, then after that the most popular things are to do with improving luck and their financial situation,” explains Ms Zasikowski.
Of the lovelorn, people split into two tribes: those asking for reconciliation spells (to make a partner who has become more distant interested again) and – to use her description – “work that encourages a third party to develop deeper feelings for the person”.
“The interest just kept gathering speed over the years and I kept branching out into different things, one of which was spell casting,” she says.