Are You a Witch? Telltale Signs and Characteristics to Look For

Updated on February 18, 2019
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Born in deepest Cornwall and now living in wild Wales, Bev has been practising her personal brand of witchcraft for years and years.

If you feel a little different from other people. If you don’t quite fit in. If your interests seem to veer wildly from those of people you are close to. If animals are drawn to you. If you feel at home in nature and comfortable in the dark… it’s quite possible you might be a potential witch.

What Is a Witch?

This is a difficult question because there are literally hundreds of different kinds of witches, and witchcraft traditions can vary wildly from place to place and person to person. However, the kind of witch I am talking about is pretty straightforward: a witch is a wise woman (or man) who uses energy to make things happen.

Be aware that people are rarely born into witchcraft, despite what some people claim. Witchcraft is a path you choose to follow. Even if you have all the characteristics described here, that doesn't mean you have to tread that path. It's all about choice.

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Signs You Might Be a Witch

  • You dislike crowds. The energy of all those people seems to swirl and eddy around you. You might get a headache or feel grumpy or slightly ill if you get stuck in the middle of a large crowd.
  • You have always been able to rely on your intuition. Whenever you needed to make a snap judgment, your intuition has kicked in to guide you. If you’ve been unsure about someone’s motives, your intuition got you right out of that situation. If you’ve anguished over a decision and in the end decided to go with your gut, you were following your intuition and I expect it was spot-on.
  • Death and what happens after we die has always fascinated you. You often feel as though people who have passed haven’t gone anywhere at all. They are just behind a thin veil and have their quirks and characters just like the living. At the same time, you know we are all part of one whole.
  • You are a sponge for knowledge. You love to read and discover new things constantly. You love to be awed by the simplicity and complexities of the Universe.
  • You feel energy. Literally. Whether it is in your hands, flowing through you, or swirling around you, you know it is a real thing. Just because we can’t see it doesn’t mean it’s not there.
  • You can identify the energy of any place you visit. You can "read" the emotions that have been impressed on a building in the past. Sometimes, you just have to leave if it becomes too overwhelming. Other times, you feel you can exert a calming influence. Occasionally, it seems as though you have visited a place before even though you are sure you haven’t.
  • You’ve always been attracted to the ‘Dark Arts,’ perhaps tarot, astrology, spell work, or healing. You believe there is so much about us—and the world—that we don’t understand, but the more you learn about witchcraft, the more you want to learn.
  • Nature feels natural to you. When you are in nature (walking in a garden, the woods, on the heath, or in a park), you feel like that’s where you belong. Nature restores your very being through connection with grass, trees, oceans, and rocks.

Witches feel particularly at ease in nature.
Witches feel particularly at ease in nature. | Source

Physical Signs or Characteristics of a Witch

There's no way to simply look at a person to determine whether or not they are a witch. However, some of a witch's inner characteristics might cause visual clues.

  • You like to wear black. Seriously, witches can wear anything and the black clothes thing? Well that’s just an affectation. These days, modern witches wear what they like. However, black and red stripy tights are a must... just kidding (says the woman with two pairs in her hosiery drawer).
  • You prefer silver to gold. Witches like silver because it is the color of the moon. Silver is soft and gleamy, whereas gold is brash and loud. Silver whispers; gold shouts.
  • You’re always collecting things. Unusual pebbles, shells, strange twisted sticks, bird feathers, bones, coins, scraps of fabric or paper, old stuff, things other people wouldn’t give a second glance to. And cats or other animals.
  • You are drawn to animals, and they are drawn to you. You have a natural rapport with creatures. Not only domestic animals, but wild ones, too.
  • You accumulate objects that reveal your witchiness. The books on your bookshelf, contents of your cupboards, animals that surround you, and other random objects and curios you collect all hint at your inner truth.

Witches feel connected to the moon emotionally, physically, and spiritually.
Witches feel connected to the moon emotionally, physically, and spiritually.

More Clues You Could Be a Witch

  • You are observant. You take notice. You are always using all your senses. You hear, you see, smell, taste, and touch. You can’t pass by an interesting tree without touching it. You can’t ignore a herb garden without getting your hands right in there, with your nose following close behind. You hear birds and insects. You acknowledge their existence and are grateful for their presence on the planet.
  • You respect boundaries. You know instinctively when a person needs a hug or when they’d prefer not to be close. You know when to shut up and when to offer advice.
  • You are attracted to quirky, interesting, unusual people. You are bored by many, but when introduced to someone who doesn't seem to conform, you make an instant connection.
  • You can keep a secret. Forever, if necessary.
  • Storms and lashing rain excite you. You’d love to get out there and be part of it. The visible force of nature gives you a rush.
  • The Moon seems to be important in a spiritual way, but you’re not quite sure why. Sometimes her beauty takes your breath away. You always notice full moon and your heart lifts when you see the crescent moon peeking through scudding clouds.
  • You feel connected to the elements: fire, water, earth, and air.
  • You’re reading this and you made a connection. You know that this is you. Even if all these things don’t apply, you just feel it. You are a witch.

Through grass, trees, oceans, and rocks, witches connect with nature.
Through grass, trees, oceans, and rocks, witches connect with nature. | Source

Witch Quiz: Find Out If You Could Be a Witch

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After You’ve Determined You’re a Witch…What Next?

Well, possibly nothing. If you don’t want to be a witch, you can carry on just as you are, with the added layer of knowledge that you are slightly different from those around you. Or you could choose to discover more about the path you’ve unexpectedly found yourself treading.

To develop your natural inclinations further and explore your own witchy potential, you could research the various traditions out there, including Native American, Celtic, Norse, and British Trads, Wicca, Voodoo, and Fairy and Solitary, to name just a few. You may want to find others like yourself and maybe embark on an initiation path, which is like a college degree for witches. There are many choices before you.

For now, though, I recommend you take it slowly. Read all you can, and find out where your interests lie and what makes your heart sing. Above all, enjoy the knowledge that you could be a witch. Do remember what I said earlier: Witchcraft is a path you choose to take. It's not compulsory.

Many people have been asking what's the best way to proceed. I've written another article to attempt to answer this: I Think I'm a Witch; What Are the Next Steps? If you have any other questions that I can answer with an article, please let me know in the comments section.

Note: I get lot of questions asking the same thing: What do I do next? The answer is right there in that section and the additional link, above. Please read through all the answers and comments to see if I have already given the answer you're looking for.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I learn to practice witchcraft?

Witchcraft, the practice of magick to achieve an end that cannot simply be achieved through normal means, takes a lot of practice. To start learning how to use energy to make things happen, read How to Become a Witch and Practice Witchcraft.

If I'm a witch, how do I begin doing all the things witches do?

Along with studying, researching, reading extensively, and learning about spells, there are many practices you can incorporate into your daily rituals. Read 50 Ways to Be a Witch Every Day and pick one or two rituals to add to your routine.

What kind of witch am I: green witch, white witch, hedge witch, word witch, shaman, etc.?

Part of every witch's education is learning about all the different types of witches there are. Read What Kind of Witch Are You? 60 Witchcraft Traditions for more information.

How can I spot a modern-day witch?

You can't. She might not wear black, she won't carry a broom or wear a hat. She'll look just like you or me or anyone on the street. "She" might even be a man.

How do I know if I'm a wizard or male witch?

We don't usually use the term "wizard," as it is a different thing altogether. Neither do we use "warlock" or "magician." A male witch is basically a male witch, though there aren't many, and the signs listed above would apply to them, too. They would probably also describe themselves as Wiccan or pagan.

Is being a witch the same thing as being pagan or Wiccan?

"Pagan" is a broad term that describes anyone following an earth-based spiritual path. "Wiccan" is a specific religious path that falls under the umbrella term of witchcraft. So some pagans might be witches, but all Wiccans are witches. If you think you might be pagan and want to learn more, read 7 Signs You Are a Pagan.

Do I have to be related to witches to be a witch myself?

No, you don't. Despite what some claim, people are rarely born into witchcraft. It is a path you choose to follow, not a hereditary thing.

Am I too young to be a witch?

To become a witch, you need to have life experience and maturity. I strongly discourage children from attempting to practice witchcraft. If you think you want to follow the path when you are ready, read Can a Young Teen Be a Witch?

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

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      Deborah Demander 

      2 days ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

      Great article! I'm definitely a witch. Never been ashamed of it. Don't really know what to do with it.

      Namaste

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      Bev G 

      5 days ago from Wales, UK

      You are referring to psychic abilities, yes? These aren't anything to do with practicing witchcraft. You can choose to look at them as gifts that many humans share, or you can choose to see them as something negative. How you view them is up to you.

      You don't have to be a witch at all. Becoming a witch is about partaking in specific activities.

      Should you wish to learn how to control your psychic gifts then there are techniques, such as meditation that might help. You will have to research the best method for you.

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      A Bit Concerned 

      5 days ago

      I have a family history of witchcraft that goes back for many generations. But there always seems to be at least one in every generation with abilties or so i am told. As a kid, i had my curiosities but never really put much stock into it. As an adult, i try to see things realistically but i feel as if i am manifesting some abilities now and i don't want them. I can't control it. They scare me. I am not interested in being a witch. I am almost embarrassed to write them down. How do i get rid of them? I want them to stop.

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      Bev G 

      13 days ago from Wales, UK

      Hi Era,

      Witchcraft is nothing to do with party tricks. It sounds as though you are a little too young, and haven't studied what witches are really about.

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      Era 

      13 days ago

      I try to do spells to lift things in the air but they dont work. Wats wrong with me??

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      EMSS 

      2 weeks ago

      Hi Bev G

      Thank you for helping me letting me know I am practice right. Have a nice day/

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      Bev G 

      2 weeks ago from Wales, UK

      I don't do any on a regular basis, EMSS. I do a lot of it, but it's pretty random. Just doing it is practice.

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      EMSS 

      2 weeks ago

      Hi Bev G

      Thank you for getting back to me letting me know I am doing it right in the exercises I was wondering what visualization exercises you do.

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      Bev G 

      2 weeks ago from Wales, UK

      Hi EMSS, I don't know any specific visualization exercises, apart from the actual ones I do with my spells. It sounds as though you are doing fine :)

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      EMSS 

      2 weeks ago

      Hi Bev G

      I have been doing visualization techniques witchcraft exercises to help me with spell casting and learn how to control my powers.

      Are there visualization techniques exercises you could suggest that you do I could use to help me improve my skills in magic.

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      Bev G 

      4 weeks ago from Wales, UK

      Thank you, DW :)

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      DW Davis 

      4 weeks ago from Eastern NC

      Pardon the pun, but I found this Hub spellbinding.

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      Mary 

      5 weeks ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet.

      Thanks for sharing, I found this hub so fascinating. I have always found stuff like this super interesting.

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      Rosy 

      6 weeks ago

      Thank you! That helps me a lot, have a wonderful day

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      Bev G 

      6 weeks ago from Wales, UK

      Rosy, you don't have to be any type. Just be yourself.

      You might like to look through this page which lists 60 traditions of witchcraft:

      https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/What-Kind-o...

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      Rosy 

      6 weeks ago

      There are SO MANY different types of witches! I don’t know how to find out what kind I am. I have many different interests and definitely know I’m a witch. I have strong connections to nature, the stars and dreams but I don’t know what type I am..

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      Bev G 

      6 weeks ago from Wales, UK

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      Haylie 

      6 weeks ago

      I keep having these weird supernatural causes everytime I seem to go somewhere and I have these "dreams" that show me being somewhere and its weird because the next day or so the same thing that happened in my "dream" happens the same way in real life. My grandpa tells me im a descendant of witches and I guess I believe in it but I cant see me being part of it. I dont understand anything thats going on with me and my best friend thinks I just draw naturally to the supernatural.

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      annie1 

      6 weeks ago

      Who on earth hates the moon?

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      Bev G 

      6 weeks ago from Wales, UK

      Re-read the third paragraph... and if you also read some comments and questions you'll see that I say exactly that. Also, there are very many male witches.

      How weird that you 'hate' the moon. It keeps the earth in a relative state of stasis. If it weren't there, human life may not exist.

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      irreverence 

      6 weeks ago

      I hate the moon and will never identify as a witch because I'm a guy, but that's not important. What is important is that no one is intrinsically a witch the way this article is trying to say they are. Witchcraft is a learned practice, and you can't be born a witch because it's like saying you were born a dentist or born a carpenter. Maybe you have an affinity for it, but you're not automatically a witch. This isn't Harry Potter. It's a title that comes to you once you begin learning witchcraft and choose to identify yourself that way, not a title you're born with.

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      Bev G 

      7 weeks ago from Wales, UK

      Happy New Year, EMSS. May your magickal journey continue :)

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      EMSS 

      7 weeks ago

      Hi Bev G

      I would like to wish you a happy new year

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      Bev G 

      7 weeks ago from Wales, UK

      Hello Islay, I recommend you begin keeping a witchcraft journal about your observations, thoughts and feelings. You are a little to young to begin practicing witchcraft so use this time wisely and learn all you can.

      https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/A-Witchs-Jo...

      Remember, Morticia is merely a character created by a writer. She is not really a typical witch of the 21st century.

      https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/Im-a-Young-...

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      Islay 

      7 weeks ago

      Every since I was a small child, I have been fascinated with the darker side of life. I was a goth at 6 years old and even nowadays I pretty much only wear black. I have always been superstitious and a huge believer in deja-vu and dreams imitating reality. I watch conspiracy theories, but science can’t explain some of the stories I’ve heard. I want to become a witch, so I can understand more.

      Also, morticia Addams is my inspiration.

      -islay, 13

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      Bev G 

      7 weeks ago from Wales, UK

      Of course, that's what I tell everyone if you have read any of the comments and questions. However, it's unlikely that someone with no interest or acknowledged connection with nature would ever think of becoming a witch.

      As for the silver/gold thing, if you've been around as long as I have, you'll know that silver IS the material of choice for most witches.

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      Aliz 

      7 weeks ago

      Honestly, these signs are so random. Just because you are drawn to silver more than gold it doesn't mesn you are/aren't a witch. Everyone can be a witch. Everyone.

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      Bev G 

      7 weeks ago from Wales, UK

      Thank you for sharing your story, Tambrie. Walk in peace.

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      Tim Truzy 

      7 weeks ago from U.S.A.

      You have earned a follow from me; thank you for being who you are, Bev. G.

      May your break be restorative as well.

      Sincerely,

      Tim

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      Tambrie (Brie) 

      7 weeks ago

      Im native american cherokee and creek indian, i didnt learn of earth magick by fantasy i was taught or inherited this gift from gaia or mother earth and the great spirt when it was time. I have the best intuition i could ever want, clarvoyance visions out of thr blue and its normally when bad is about to happen, i have emotion over nature, earth, and its sickness it feels, i have psycic dreams or nightmares, if got photos where wild birds will fly into my hands and snakes that freely climb my hands with no thought of defense, animals in general really are attracted to me and behave like they understand when i speak to them i can prove it with a rec video of them doing things i say even unusual things, i have a family curse and im 3ed gen of the curse. But im very strong and ppls energy gives me panic attacks and anxiety bad, im a loner but i care about ppl even ppl who have crossed me. Im not scared of much but hights, worms, crossing a creek or running water for fear it will sweep me away and ill drown even though im a great swimmer. Im aloso a taurus on a aries cusp wich is cusp of power. My chineese zodiac is a dragon. And ive had sleep paralysis and spoke to the assumed dead on the other side. Ive talked to my baby brother while he was in a coma from a heroin overdose and i knew he wasnt coming back from it this was two days before life support had been taken pulled. I told my mom every thing she whispered in his ear before he left us and i was in ark. She was in cali. She cried when i had spoke to him but she knows what i am and she never doubted since i actually tolf her word for eord what she told anthony. Sometimes i wonder if im posessed but if i am why do i love god, i sat with a man a few years ago my father n law had shot and stabbed and i stayed until he died waiting on an ambulance and med flight he told me i was not what i thought i was im more then he said i was an angel idk if he was hillusinaiting from blood loss or dmt relese from the death he was facing but it has turned my life upside down and now all i can do is think about if he saw something i cant. I know one thing i always seem to show up for death part of my curse and most times save the person or animal but this time i couldnt and it haunts me i feel his presance lingering all the time and ive even tried suicide but god has pulled me through and closer to my faith and spiritualness more than ever.

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      Bev G 

      8 weeks ago from Wales, UK

      Thank you, Tim. Yes I think many people will recognise something of themselves in those characteristics. It kind of shows how disconnected most have become from the 'animal' part of their humanity, if that makes sense? Witches understand that they are connected to the earth via something raw and elemental that can't be defined in words. Or maybe it can... and you said it, 'love'.

      Hope you are having a relaxing and restorative break. x

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      Tim Truzy 

      8 weeks ago from U.S.A.

      Hi, Bev. G.,

      First, happy holidays, and I enjoyed your artricle. I read this because a dear friend of mine is a witch, and your article helped me further understand her. She is a kind and gentle soul.

      Also, I recognize many of the characteristics you mentioned in me. However, I seek to attract "light" my way. Although I do not nor would not judge a person for practicing his/her faith, in order to follow the Principles of love, I try to learn as much as I can for positive interactions, in accordance with the rule of light and Love.

      Many of the traits you mentioned can be attributed to a person being a true "empath" or having "sensitive" abilities.

      Yet, your article is educational and filled with good information. Thanks for sharing. Your information will certainly help me with interactions with my dear friend.

      You are a superb writer and kind soul as well. I can sense it.

      Sincerely,

      Tim

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      maousama 

      2 months ago

      Yes Bev G. That's what I'm thinking now thanks to many people including you. Thank you very much! :)

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      Bev G 

      2 months ago from Wales, UK

      Thanks so much for sharing your experiences, Maousama. You have a fascinating life. Are you going to work on expanding your abilities and deliberately directing your energy?

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      maousama 

      2 months ago

      I always thought since I was little (seventeen right now) that I was a witch. Not only because I was born on 31st october (in other countries it's called halloween here is the witche's day idk). Strange things always happened to me I always hated being in crowds but people easily started to gatter around me. Since I was little it seems like people become too into me and start to work like slaves. For example in middle school i never packed my backpack, my friends would pack it for me. Now noone packs anything to me (that would be embarassing) but they still get to close to me, things like not studying to a test and then the teacher is sick; people around me telling secrets and I can't let them out; animals coming to greet me all of a sudden; me being able to talk with animals and with the nature (since I was little I always talked with trees and know how to grow them well because it seems like they tell me what I need); whenever I'm in trouble something happens and I'm not in troube anymore and so on.

      First I thought this was all stupid and that me being born on a special day was getting over my mind but one day my mom told me strange things that have ever happen since I was little and for me was always normal, now I really believe it. But not everything is good....

      There was a dog that was always walking free on my neightborhood whenever I went to a walk with my dog, that dog attacked mine. There was one time my dog was with fresh blood from the attack and I was just too afraid to go outside and I always thought it would be good if that dog went away and if everything was back to normal but without the dog being put in danger. It was the first time I felt so much anger and I really thought I hated everything! The next day my father sent me out on an errand. I crossed a path where there were a lot of stairs. In front of me there was the dog but his owner was with him too so i thought everything would be alright but in fact I was really scared. feeling like that force that somehow was always there for me....was gone. My fears come too the dog bite me. It's been a year and I still can't feel a part of my leg (I walk fine though). And I heard a voice saying that everything would be alright and that this was lesson for me to pay attention because not everything in this world loves me because of my energy but that's not a excuse for me to hate what doesn't like me (no everyone like's me).

      well to sum it up thanks for your post nad sorry for the bad english (not my mother tongue).

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      Bev G 

      2 months ago from Wales, UK

      Thank you EMSS. You too xxxx

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      EMSS 

      2 months ago

      Hi Bev G

      I would like to wish you a very happy holidays

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      Bev G 

      2 months ago from Wales, UK

      Love your comment. Congratulations on discovering your new (combined) path. And best wishes to you both this solstice.

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      Kevin Matheson 

      2 months ago

      I married a witch. And so I've been reading articles trying to understand her. I "get" what she explains to me.

      And I have been discovering something about myself...I am a male witch. I am and feel *every* *single* *one* of those things you outlined. I have ALWAYS felt different than other people in a way I can't quite explain. And it's not me questioning "am I a male witch", but receiving confimation that "I AM a male witch". Reading this article was the final confirmation that I needed.

      I'm also Mormon. And I'm starting to discover that being a male witch and being Mormon aren't necessarily mutally exclusive. In fact, in some ways I think they enhance the understanding of each other. This does not mean I'm going to practice Wicca, but, that I have another avenue of discovering myself and finding my inner power.

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      Bev G 

      2 months ago from Wales, UK

      How fascinating, Michele, I can't find anything that exciting in my family tree.

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      Michele McGregor McWilliams 

      2 months ago

      After stumbling on here and reading this article, I remembered something exciting that happened last week. I was working on my family tree on Ancestry.com when they discovered new members of my family - 3 to be exact. My 9th great grandmother, Ann Foster (nee Alcock), her daughter and my 8th great grandmother, Mary Lacey (nee Foster) and Ann's granddaughter/my 7th great grandmother, Mary Kemp (nee Lacey). All 3 were convicted in the Salem Witch Trials of 1692, with Ann dying in prison. Mary and Mary Jr. had their convictions pardoned several weeks after Ann's death. All three are cited on Wikipedia, among many other places. I can't begin to express how excited - dare I say "proud" - I was and still am. To say my interest in the family tree has turned into obsession is a vast understatement. Thanks for letting me share this with you.

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      Bev G 

      2 months ago from Wales, UK

      Absolutely love your post, Miriam. I agree with everything you say. Witchcraft and magick is our normal human state. And somehow, our ancestors became disconnected from their natural abilities... organised religion, probably.

      Keep on witchin' :D

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      MIriam 

      2 months ago

      Hi i loved your article .. I am a 25 year old tarot card reader .. Well that makes me a witch too i guess .. I do use a few spells sometimes when needed.. And i dont belong to any coven or anything or maybe i do idk .. Since a child i have this wild habit of picking up stray cats and they come to me themselves .. I have 13 cats now and one dog .. For sure i will say witches and animals and nature is very much connected .. And honestly maigck or witchcraft is meditating or focusing all of your body or soul energy to connect with the energy of any other element, living or dead, human or animals or fairies, channeling the energy of all the planets and stars.. Everything exists, its just that we are too blind to see it in the rays of the sun .. I love the moon, at first i thought because of my zodiac but by the age of 16, i realized the patterns and dates of the tides and eclipses which used to affect my emotional and mental state .. The brighter the moon happier i am, the shrinker it gets, i become lil by lil sad .. Anyways the point is magick and witches are simply knowledge which a normal human doesnt wanna collect, of course this world is too busy .. But there are still few people, like thy, who believe and notices every little changes and ways of nature and how it is balanced .. And a witch is someone who knows how to balance it and take what she wants .. I a witch, m proud to say that, i graduated in dentistry but followed my destiny to be a proper witch by chanelling my energy to understand and enjoy the infinities of nature ...

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      Bev G 

      2 months ago from Wales, UK

      There's no age recommendation, Zoe. I would always advise that anyone interested in this path, spend at least a year reading and studying the subject. By all means trying some spells along the way.

      https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/Teenwitch-H...

      Good luck on your journey :)

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      Zoe H. 

      2 months ago

      At what age is it recommended to start practicing witchcraft? I'm 15 but I've always felt like I had magic in me and I have also done a few spells and potions.

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      Bev G 

      2 months ago from Wales, UK

      Thank you for your lovel words, Tamara. Have fun with it.

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      Tamara 

      2 months ago

      Hi... Some fantastic reading i wanted to say first of all...

      I know im definitely a witch, i bahved as such as a child and teenager but was somewhat sourounded by religious ideals unfortunately. I alwsys knew i was spiritual & different from others. Im also an empath and have clairvoyant gifts , which im embracing as i thought i was nuts growing up, hearing everyones thoughts around me , yet my empath ability to feel others emotions was a little stunted due to issues i had to deal with as a child...but now ALL my abilities are stronger than ever thus im becoming confident & more sure of myself.

      I really enjoyed reading your artivle, thanks for sharing.

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      Amaya R 

      3 months ago

      I don't know if I am or am not a witch I feel it would be ignorant to say after one article; however, after reading this article I definitely feel I fall in line with these qualities. Thank you for this and the other reading suggestions I will definitely further my research on this journey of understanding myself and why i am the way I am.

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      Naquitta 

      3 months ago

      I've always be unique i should say. i can think about something and it would happen i can put my hand over something or i should say an object and something in the center of my hand starts pulling like its sucking something out of the object or the object is taking from me

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      Bev G 

      3 months ago from Wales, UK

      No, it definitely does not mean you are a witch. Read this article for an explanation:

      https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/I-Have-Psyc...

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      Adriana pittman 

      3 months ago

      Ok well i had a dream once we had pancakes for breakfast i know it sounds weird but it´s true then the next day we have pan cakes then i had another dream that something bad was going to happened the next day something bad did happen i mostly visions of dreams i had before and figure out what is going to happen my vision dreams don come to oftenly thought does that mean im a witch and im only 12

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      Bev G 

      3 months ago from Wales, UK

      Sharon, none of this is connected to witchcraft. You have a psychic gift so you need to find a group that can help you. Try searching on Facebook, or look in your locality for a spiritulist center or church.

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      Sharon Stoddard 

      3 months ago

      I feel energy, I feel spirits everyday, all the time but it eats at me because I have this capability but no clue why I do cuz it feels ad if I am wasting a semi rare gift , I am not helping myself or poor souls I feel, I can't tell if they r male or female, nor age, not how they passed on and if they need my help or I the one that needs help, just drivesme batty that I can't talk nor market see spirets, feels so useless, help me please, I can't deal with this wasteful useless feeling , I wouldluv to be helpful to should I just gotta let it go and except that I have no real purpose for this , frustrating as heck, any advise or help with some detection? Thank u

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      Bev G 

      3 months ago from Wales, UK

      I agree, Llyr, no one needs a label. They are who they are and do what they do.

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      Llyr 

      3 months ago

      It frustrates me when people find out that I practice the craft they immediately think I am wiccan. I don't even like the term witch. I hate religion of any form or type. When people ask me what I am I simply tell them to research Animism. Add to that a forager, herbalist and chef and that is the essence of my craft. You don't need to worship anyone or anything to practice the craft, but it is worthwhile honouring such things that give you life.

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      Bev G 

      3 months ago from Wales, UK

      Thank you, Barbara... but I am the most impatient person I know :D

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      barbara 

      3 months ago

      I find you to be very insightful and and a special kind of person with plenty of patience and understanding. You make a great teacher and will be ever so helpful in showing the ways and yet let everyone follow there own path. Glad i found you!

      Blessed be...

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      April 

      3 months ago from Columbus,Ga

      Nice Hub, it put a smile on my face while reading it.

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      Bev G 

      3 months ago from Wales, UK

      I really don't know what it means, Lily. What do you think it means? The waning (shrinking) moon is a time of withdrawal and for banishing. Maybe it represents secrets.

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      Lily 

      3 months ago

      I love this article. I think I’m a witch. This weird thing happens we’re backwards moon crescents get on me like a scar that I had was shaped like it, it was on my pencil sharpener, what does it mean?

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      Lauren Rodriguez 

      3 months ago

      I have dreams that come true or similar things that were in it happen in real life happen. I also am extremley comfortable around animals and don’t really like people. I usually just dismiss the dreams and the fact that animals and nature always feel natural, but now I’m kind of confused.

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      Bev G 

      3 months ago from Wales, UK

      I'm sorry, I can't verify anything, L. It's something you have to explore and pursue yourself. However, being psychic is not the same as choosing to practice witchcraft.

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      3 months ago

      I guess I’m just looking for some verification I’m not going mad I’m a male and this has been passed to me by blood I’ve made a butterfly out of thin air and see dead people and things, I just can't control it and I want to know I’m not just going nuts as my family are very light on detail:

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      Bev G 

      3 months ago from Wales, UK

      Hi Colleen (lovely name). People are always asking me 'what does this mean?' The important question is, not what it means to me, but what does it mean to you?

      If you read through responses I've made to similar questions, you'll see that I suggest that people who have spiritual or psychic experiences are confusing them with witchcraft. They are different things. It's possible for a psychic to be a witch and vice versa, but neither requires the other.

      This might help.

      https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/I-Have-Psyc...

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      Colleen 

      3 months ago

      Sometimes I feel like I can communicate with my ancestors. I am only a teen though. I always pray to them becauase I am Christian but i feel like i am communicating. It's at night, so after i close my eyes i feel like i am floating. Like my mind/soul is "leaving" my body. Also, sometimes I have dejavu and a strong "connection" to places uve never been. What could this mean? Sorry Ive sporouted so many topics on you!

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      Bev G 

      3 months ago from Wales, UK

      Why on earth would you attempt to make anyone sick? You do know that this kind of thing will return to you? If not now, then later. I promise, you'll be sorry if you do stuff like this.

      The weakness and exhaustion you feel may become permanent unless you learn how to act with maturity and caution.

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      Hey 

      3 months ago

      I have most of these signs but im male do i still count as a witch.

      I can make things happen but after it does happen i feel weak and exhausted (example: i make somebody sick or give somebody temporary luck) do u know what this means? And can i identify what kind of witch i am with this 'ability' ?

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      Bev G 

      3 months ago from Wales, UK

      I think you should research a bit more first, Anastasia. Do some reading. A coven is not for everyone.

      This page might help: https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/What-Kind-o...

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      Anastasia 

      3 months ago

      I have always known there was something different about me but my question now is do I need to join a coven of some sorts. It seems like a coven would be my best bet but I am still unsure whether or not I would need to join one. Should I join a coven?

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      Bev G 

      3 months ago from Wales, UK

      Mauri, go look at an image of the Seven of Cups. It's a tarot card.

      Having spiritual dreams and visions doesn't mean you're a witch.

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      Mauri 

      3 months ago

      I have these dreams of colors. And above these colors sits strange looking spirits holding a candle of the colors that they sit above. And on these candles are symbles and pictures of a snake a fish a owl and a fire breathing dragon. I have had this dream 7 times and still dont understand its meaning. I never told anyone about the dream because past dream only got me laughed at. The stange thing is that I have seen the first 3 on a hunting trip and the 4th on a young mans back pack. What do it all mean?

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      Bev G 

      3 months ago from Wales, UK

      Alexandra, witches are human :D Whatever makes you think that they aren't? I'm glad your hearing has improved.

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      Alexandra 

      3 months ago

      I think i'm human but feel and want to be a witch. What can i do? Also i tryed a self made black cat spell and the only thing that happened was that my hearin got ALOT better. Do you think its working?

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      Bev G 

      3 months ago from Wales, UK

      No, not unless you practice witchcraft. People get psychic gifts mixed up with witchcraft. They are not the same.

      I explain it here: https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/I-Have-Psyc...

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      Constantina 

      3 months ago

      I see dreams that come true about 1 time per week and lately i see pictures like visions that represent future events .I am drawn to the energy of the moon and nature.Am i a white witch?

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      Keerthi 

      3 months ago

      I'm so grateful that i found this article. I always felt that I'm different and that I'm not where I belong. And I do identify with what all signs you have mentioned here, infact all of them! My mom tells me that there were many instances in the past, when I was little girl, I predicted things and they almost always shockingly used to come true. But since we shifted to the city i stopped having these visions and even though I liked being in a new place...it took time for me to cope up with less nature around. I still do get visions...but I'm not able to completely trust them.

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      Bev G 

      3 months ago from Wales, UK

      Hi there, DG, start here: https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/Witch-and-W...

      I have loads of articles on witchcraft. Just follow the links within each one.

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      Dirty Gaming 

      3 months ago

      Yeah idk what im doing here but I guess I can see the future in my dreams lol but I do want to get involved in witchcraft tired of living a basic sad life, I know that body and mind has so much more to it but if anyone can help or guide me please let me know thanks.

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      Krazysnakelady 

      4 months ago

      Thank you so much for your input, Bev! I will definitely take your advice! I love your articles and promise to keep reading.

      -Kendall

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      Bev G 

      4 months ago from Wales, UK

      Kendall, why not try getting out for a walk? That's my favorite kind of meditation. I walk in the woods almost daily (I have three dogs) and when they are off exploring, I just stand and lean against a tree. Sometimes I take my shoes off so my feet can feel the earth.

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      Krazysnakelady 

      4 months ago

      Thank you so much for our input Bev! I will try meditating more often and find my inner psychic. Though I find myself sometimes falling asleep if I meditate for too long! lol. I also have a big family and don't have my own room, so there isn't a quiet place to meditate and focus. Any tips? I always welcome your advice and enjoy reading your articles.

      -Kendall

      P.S. You don't have to answer my questions if you don't want to, I just like asking questions.

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      Bev G 

      4 months ago from Wales, UK

      Of course. Many witches believe in a higher power. Some are also Christian.

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      AshK 

      4 months ago

      Can you believe in God and be a witch?

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      Bev G 

      4 months ago from Wales, UK

      Hi Kendall, you don't have to be psychic to be a witch. However, most work on developing their intuition throughout their lives. Might be intentional meditation, or perhaps learning a divinatory skill like tarot. Or others might just shrug and focus on 'doing witchcraft'. It's all good.

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      Krazysnakelady 

      4 months ago

      Dear Bev,

      I find your article really helpful and has lead me to find more articles on witchcraft. Since reading your article, I have read many more like it trying to find my path in the witchery world. But I have noticed that many people have some sort of psychic ability when I don't seem to have any. Does this lessen my chance of being a witch? Is there a way to find my physic abilities or will I never gain them?

      I am almost 16 and would love to hear any advice your willing to give me.

      -Kendall

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      Bev G 

      4 months ago from Wales, UK

      Thank you, Lorelei. may your continuing journey be full of magical surprises :)

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      4 months ago from Canada

      What a fantastic article on spirituality and how one's heart leans to certain natural phenomenon. I always feel that my soul lies close to the border between worlds so I can almost touch over but not quite. Love this guide on witchy intuitions.

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      Tomas 

      4 months ago

      My mother was a witch as was my grandmother. It was something i felt something i just knew. They also knew who I was. They are both gone now and I can. Still feel them and once in a while I can here them and see them. They mostly come when I'm at my absolute bottom. So for me it was not something I chose it was something that chose me and I am grateful it did. I have there full library and some of my own books also witch I will pass to my daughter who is also a natural witch of course lol. So for all the real witches out there never stop being who you really are.

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      Bev G 

      4 months ago from Wales, UK

      You are right. There is no such thing as a 'whitch'. However, I'm a witch and I exist.

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      Poop 

      4 months ago

      Whitches don't exist

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      Bev G 

      4 months ago from Wales, UK

      No idea, Polemistis. I do know that my mother has formed an odd relationship with a fly that hangs around her living room. She swears it is my step-father who passed away a couple of months ago.

      The uncanny thing is, it seems to respond to her, and also comes close to any visitors to check out who they are. It's strange and perhaps it is a series of several flies, who knows?

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      Polemistis 

      4 months ago

      There is a lot of mentions of nature in your article, and similarly with animals. However, do insects/bugs count?

      I am an empath by nature and a male witch by study, but I cannot seem to read insects' presences or energy as I can with most living beings. Is that unusual?

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      Bev G 

      4 months ago from Wales, UK

      Hi Kellie,

      No, I'm not saying there's no such thing as hereditary witches, just that there are not quite so many as some people claim.

      Many people get psychic abilities mixed up with witchcraft. Being a witch is a choice, a way of life. If you don't practice witchcraft deliberately, you are not a witch. A person might have a strong intuition or be able to charm animals, but it doesn't mean they are a witch. They could be if they choose to be.

      I wish I had some books for you to immerse yourself in... unfortunately, I haven't written any :)

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      Kellie 

      4 months ago

      I was born a witch, I just never realized until recently that s what I am. So I started talking with my sister and she realized she is too. We know our mother is, much of what we know she taught us. Mother doesn’t know she’s a witch. She would freak out. We are not sure how to approa ch her or if we should. Also, my children and my sisters children are also witches. No we haven’t told them they are. I just wanted to tell you because you stated th at it is very rare to be born a witch (I beli eve that’s what I read above) and that it’ s not hereditary. I agree that it’s not gene tic. But I think that my family has been c onnected through past lives. We all have special gifts and identify with every singl e thing on your list above. I am complete ly fascinated & grateful to have found yo ur site. I will be emersing myself in your books. Thank you

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      Jenny 

      4 months ago

      When I was younger in the past, I was excited about witchcraft I loved it! I realize that I could become a witch if I want, because I have some similiar things and tastes. But manytimes I don't believe by myself. I till like witchcraft.

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      Bev G 

      5 months ago from Wales, UK

      I have bookshelves like yours, Jean :D Thanks for stopping by x

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      Jean Bakula 

      5 months ago from New Jersey

      I have interests in all these things, just as you described. But even when I frequent places where I talk with witches, I identify as Pagan. I always wear silver, always did. My engagement and wedding rings were silver and white gold. Still silvery. I think my bookshelves give me away though! And fascination with the Moon and nature.

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      Bev G 

      5 months ago from Wales, UK

      Hi Cosmicplum, I applaud you for not dismissing your daughter's gifts as mere childish nonsense. She is a luck girl to have such an understanding and open-minded parent.

      I have written two articles on another site that might help you.

      https://psychicelements.com/blog/psychic-children/

      https://psychicelements.com/blog/children-with-psy...

      Resources: https://psychicelements.com/blog/psychic-experienc...

      Good luck.

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      Cosmicplum 

      5 months ago

      My daughter is 4 years old and has so many remarkable abilities. She tends to channel spirits among other things. Is there any resources to help a parent guide her child? I have always dealt with many gifts myself and i know it runs in my family...i just would like to help her grow and not stomp out the flames like the older more fearful women in my family. Its really hard trying to explain this all to a small child and i know it scares her sometimes...

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      Bev G 

      5 months ago from Wales, UK

      I don't know, Ely, but I doubt it. Is it possible you got up in your sleep and brought your baby into bed with you? I know when mine were babies I would change and feed them almost in my sleep.

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