before the witching hour

I intensely dislike it when I look at the clock and it’s gone 11pm. This means I have to start winding down cos it’s soon time for bed. Why? I can’t stay up too late cos I have to go to work in the morning. Sigh.

Why is midnight called the witching hour? Does it mean witches come out for that hour between 12am and 1am? Or they come out sometime during that hour and stay the night. When do they go back to where they come from? Do they need to sleep?

I bought spell book, aptly called The Book of Spells (duh!). Not Darkest Magicks that has to be opened by an axe, just some tame spells to lift the spirit or bless the home. Even a few to find love. Looks fun.