Being a witch is wonderful and sometimes confusing journey. When I was just starting out, I had no clue where to start. I even tried to Pinterest my little heart out and yet I just became more confused and overwhelmed. The only thing I did know was this walk was something I needed to do. I had been drawn to witchy things for as long as I could remember. Honestly, I couldn’t even figure out what type of witch I was. There are just so many options and the list is almost intimidating. So, I wanted to take a moment and break things down for you.
It’s My Journey and I’ll Read If I Want To…
First thing, there is no wrong way to practice. This is a deeply personal journey so it really is about what feels right to you more than anything else. There are fun quizzes like THIS one, to make the journey a little more fun, but this part of the journey is going to take some reading. Also its about your interests.
Some people are naturally drawn to any body of water and love the ocean. They may not understand why their spirit is called to water but they could identify as a Water Elemental Witch. They use water in their main practice. You can even create your own water for rituals and spells. Collecting water during a full moon can be quite powerful. These witches may also be Sea Witches, and no we don’t think you are like Ursula from The Little Mermaid.
I consider myself a Forest and Kitchen Witch. Also, I’m obsessed with herbs and healing. I was always crafting and making things but nothing made me happier than take a hike or walk in the woods. Normally with just one other person and quietly enjoying what nature had to offer. I know own and run my own company called My Earth Goddess because healing and being a witch is as much a part of me as breathing. It’s a piece of me. Even before I began identifying as a witch, it was who I am.
Be Open To All
Follow your passions to your type. A good friend and co-host on the podcast Lil Black Witch, is a Cosmic Witch. She loves the universe, astrology and tarot. I, on the other hand, know nothing in this area. While I find it fascinating, it’s not what calls to me. It is also important to note, you can practice alongside with other witch types. We love discussing our practices and even talk about casting together.
Keep an open mind about the witch friends you keep. Your mentor will most likely be of the same time but that is not required. I have never had a mentor so I cannot speak much on this topic, but I learned so much by listening to everyone not just those who had a similar practice. Join Facebook groups, you can join ours as all are welcome. Find local witch events and fairs to attend, staying open to the universe and what she wants to show you has been the most important part of the journey for me personally.
There’ A Touch More To Witch Life
Being a witch does not mean you have to give up your religious ties if you do not want to. You can be a witch and be Christian, Budhist, or Agnostic. Many choose to serve a particular god or goddess and set their altars up accordingly. Again, this is entirely up to you. Once you decide, you can start reading the books that interest you. Amazon Prime Reading has been a good friend to me in this journey but visiting the local bookstore has been amazing too.
Pinterest helped once I found a focus, there is a wealth of information and rituals. Did I mention you can make this your own? See a ritual don’t be afraid to cut it, or add to it, just do as you see fit. It’s more about energy and intention more than anything else. Make sure you protect yourself and your energy. You will know what looks and sounds good, it needs to resonate with you. But don’t be afraid to reach out for help! Witches are here and they are the most helpful group of people.
The Witch Ride Continues
Honestly, I think most people will find they are an Eclectic Witch. If you pull from a little of this and a little of that, but you don’t feel attracted to a particular title you can say you are eclectic. Some say they are uncomfortable with the title witch, and that’s okay too. You can call yourself whatever you want and we will respect that.
Because ultimately it is whatever you feel comfortable with. No one can tell you who you are.
Remember we are here for you. Join us on Facebook at The Lil Black Witch and we have a group, The Lil Black Witch Coven for more discussions.