Are You a Witch? Signs and Characteristics

Updated on May 27, 2018
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Born in deepest Cornwall and now living in wild Wales, Bev has been practising her personal form 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 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 writing about is pretty straightforward. Put simply, in my world, 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 the claims of some people. 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.

Signs You Might Be a Witch

Maybe you can relate to several of the following witch characteristics?

  • You dislike crowds. The energy of all those people seems to swirl and eddy around you. You often get a headache, or feel grumpy, or slightly ill if you have been 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 to us when 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.

How About These Witch Characteristics?

  • 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. Whether it is in your hands, or 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’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.
  • You are easily able to ascertain 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
  • When you are in nature, walking in the woods, on the heath or in a beautiful park, you feel as if that’s where you belong. It restores your very being to reconnect with grass and trees, ocean and rocks.

More Witchy Indicators

  • You like quirky, interesting, unusual people. You are bored by many, but when introduced to someone who seems just like you, you make an instant connection.
  • 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. Weird things. Unusual pebbles, shells, strange twisted sticks, bird feathers, bones, coins, old stuff, things other people wouldn’t give a second glance to. And cats.
  • You can keep a secret. Forever, if necessary.

Even More Clues You Could Be a Witch

  • You are observant. You take notice. You are always using all your senses. You hear, you see, you 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 and 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.
  • 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 from bend 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 those things don’t apply, you just feel it. You are a witch.

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

Well, nothing if you don’t want to. 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.

You may wish to pursue any of the characteristics listed above. To develop them further, and to explore your own witchy potential. You could research the various traditions out there, including, Wicca, British Trads, Celtic, Norse, Native American, Voodoo, 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 quietly. Read all you can, 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 wrote 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? I'll probably add more to it at a later date. If you have any other questions that I can answer with an article, please let me know in the comments section.

Note: I am receiving a 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.

I am happy to answer any questions, but please read through the earlier answers and comments to see if I have already responded to a similar one.

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Questions & Answers

  • I'm sure that I'm a witch, but I don't know what kind of witch I am? How do I explore all the different options?

    Your choices are numerous, from taking a well-defined, traditional path to putting together your own witchcraft itinerary. You might choose to follow guidance laid down in a book, or to search out a local training coven.

    To help, I have a list of 60 different witchcraft traditions right here: https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/What-Kind-o...

    Have a read through, then go off and research any that seem attractive to you. Remember that you can take parts of one and merge them with another if you wish.

  • Can I do spells even though I'm just starting out?

    I would suggest you do your research and read up about working with magick (energy). It's possible to do yourself a lot of harm if you don't know what you are doing. Remember that everything you put out may come back to slap you round the head.

  • Is it true that witches don't like refuse?

    By 'refuse' do you mean trash? If so, then witches are great recyclers. They care about the planet and hate when humans desecrate it. All witches should be super eco-aware.

  • How would I know if I’m really a witch if only half of this happened to me? I want to know why I have dreams that predict the future, and why I have dreams about weird symbols?

    You know if you feel it. 'Witch' is just a label after all. What you have (like most people) are certain gifts such as precognition. And it's up to you whether you want to develop them or suppress them. I can't tell you why you get the dreams you do; perhaps you could do some dream research? Meditation would probably help you get some answers.

  • Can one be a witch or a practitioner of witchcraft without being Wiccan? Are the two meant to be synonymous?

    You don't have to follow the Wiccan path if you don't want to. That's just one branch of witchcraft. And, you can indeed construct your own brand of witchcraft according to your own beliefs and preferences. There's no need to label yourself at all.

    However, there are many other traditions to pick and choose from if you wanted to do so: Ancestral, Angel, Animist, Celtic, British Traditional (covers a vast range of regional practices), Ceremonial, Chaos and so on. I'm currently putting together a long list of as many threads as I can find.

    Wicca is relatively modern, as you know, and there are many aspects of it which are fluid and beautiful. However, certain Wiccan communities have made it as dogmatic and dull as any organized religion. Any new witch must decide for her or himself what feels right for them. There is no right or wrong way to go about things. If you want to cast circles, then do so. If they feel like hocus pocus nonsense, then don't. There's no must or should in your practice.

    For further reading, I suggest Jeffrey B. Russell's "A New History of Witchcraft."

© 2017 Bev G

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    • theraggededge profile imageAUTHOR

      Bev G 

      3 days ago from Wales, UK

      What sort of book are you looking for, Destiny?

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      Bev G 

      3 days ago from Wales, UK

      Hi Cradkaisen, I have another article on 'the next steps'. The link is in the article above.

      And yes, there are witches who specialize in herbalism :)

      http://hubpages.com/wicca-witchcraft/What-Kind-o.....

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      Destiny 

      3 days ago

      How would I get a powerful book

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      Scorpio Theban 

      3 weeks ago from Toronto, Canada

      WOW! You nailed it. Your description of being a "witch" described EVERY little thing that IS me... and I do mean EVERYTHING!

      I don't consider myself by the term "witch", I prefer to reference myself as a "Wizard". My entire life has been filled with profound experiences and revelations. I even contemplated Infinity for an entire year until I finally had a "direct experience" of it.

      Thanks for the explanation... it puts it all together.

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      Cradkaisen 

      3 weeks ago

      Hello. I come from a family of sisters who are witches and they say our father is also, but did not do anything to learn about it. I do not have the same gifts as my sisters, however I definitely think I have different gifts. Is there such a witch who dabbles in herbs? It is silly to even ask if I am a witch in how I was raised around family who all were and never really talked about it as odd. They would talk about the spirits in the house as if there were old friends. I feel as if I am, but I do not share their obvious abilities. How can I find out more?

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      Vinneren 

      3 weeks ago

      Alright I will, also thank you for your time.

      Have a nice day

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      Bev G 

      3 weeks ago from Wales, UK

      Hi Vinneren, my suggestion would be to take baby steps and gently practice your gift in ways to make it stronger. For instance, experiment with automatic writing. I would also suggest you learn how to protect yourself psychically. Just explore, read, practice and be glad that you have found your path. There's no rush.

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      Vinneren 

      3 weeks ago

      Hello Bev,

      Recently I've stumbled upon your article, and it sums up practically everything about me. For some time I have been quite interested in witchcraft, but at the same time I've never done anything about it.

      You see I'm regarded as having a "gift" from my father's side as in a stronger connection to the world and spirits. My father refuses to acknowledge his gift, but mine has always been much stronger than his. He doesn't want to be involved with any such thing or practice as he had witnessed one go wrong back in his old country. For me however I cannot escape the drawing to witchcraft and the works, as it seems to always come back to me even when I try to ignore it. It's like I know there is such a strong feeling behind a very thin veil that once I lift it, it will be stronger than ever before. As well as this feeling, I've always felt that if I were to practice such things, that I would be strong in it, and thst it would be almost easy for me, as I feel most things are drawn to myself.

      Do you have any suggestions as to what I should possibly do?

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      Bev G 

      4 weeks ago from Wales, UK

      Hi Kaydence, you are allowed to be anything. And there is a large community of Christian witches. The two things are not mutually exclusive. Many people say that Jesus was the greatest witch who ever lived. The basic tenets of Christianity; being kind and compassionate can be embodied in the modern witch. Do some research :)

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      Kaydence 

      4 weeks ago

      I’ve never believed in witch craft or anything until I found that my aunt Mary is a witch. So I decided to look in and everything said up in the bullets, I was able to relate to. I am a Christian. Am I allowed to be a witch? How did I not know I was a witch this whole time? I’m so confused and worried.

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      Bev G 

      6 weeks ago from Wales, UK

      Hey Bluey, My advice is that you don't have to commit to anything. If you are working solitary, there's no initiation or progression through degrees. Take your time and explore all you want to. One day you might want to dedicate yourself to a particular trad, but for now, just keep on doing what you are doing.

      Meanwhile: https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/Witchcraft-...

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      Blueydgrl 

      6 weeks ago

      Hi Bev!

      Several years ago I began awakening. It was like my Christian religion wasn't able to answer all the questions I suddenly wanted to know.

      I unexpectedly got a crystal as a gift, and from there I've really dug deep into a rabbit hole. Now I'm very much into crystals, healing, Reiki, and feel a stronger connection to nature. I also am very big into the law of attraction.

      However, recently I've had this really strong pushing feeling towards witchcraft. It feels so strong, that I can't seem to not give it attention. I've used candles and have experimented with good results.

      I don't know why, I guess because I've been conditioned to fear witchcraft, I'm scared to go commit and go down this path. But I keep feeling this very strong pull towards it.

      Do you have any advice for this? Also how is witchcraft similar to the law of attraction? Is it related?

      Thank you so much for your time!

      Sending you love!

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      Bev G 

      7 weeks ago from Wales, UK

      Yes, multiple is usual. Not many witches are on a narrow path. They almost always take part of one and part of another, with a little pinch of this and that.

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      Bev G 

      7 weeks ago from Wales, UK

      Yes, start easy, Elly.

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      FloweryElly 

      7 weeks ago

      And as for exploring first...I am gonna try to explore Sigil Witch path. Simple stuff to digest I guess

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      FloweryElly 

      7 weeks ago

      After reading your article that you link it here, I have so many choices to choose from.

      And honestly I got bunch of paths written down the paper xD

      Also your other article about simple sigils is interesting. I gotta try that the other day because examination is tomorrow.

      Don't know if choosing multiple paths is possible

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      Bev G 

      7 weeks ago from Wales, UK

      Welcome to the witchery world, Elly :) Where are you going to explore first?

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

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      FloweryElly 

      7 weeks ago

      Ok, I got this stuff happening to my life when I started to became aware of my dreams

      And searching it in the Internet, Subconcious mind,future vision and past vision existed in life.

      When I was a kid, I liked fairytales. I found YouTube and watched gameplay videos stuff. Ordinary stuff. That's when the Youtuber introduced witchery mod for the game and I was like, "Omg that is interesting"

      Potions,spells,rituals,circles,everything. It's like I found something that's being missing from my life, idk why. But years later I started to realize that isn't real anymore and I was saddened by it (wait for the part...;) )

      When I randomly search about witches and witchery, I saw multiple articles and posts about like, 'Signs that you are a witch' something like that and I read through it including this one, I was so shocked and happy at the same time that I might explode xD

      Witchery is real, I thought.

      About the dreams, I got this one written down that stands out the most (I would only type the short part of it):

      I was talking with my friends in this new house we found when my best friend said, "Hey Elly, I am gonna go to toilet be right back"

      I was like, "Ok" and then she went upstairs. Before she go to room to room, I started to realize that she isn't going to bathroom, she's going towards the bedroom.

      I suddenly have a bad feeling about it and screamed, "No wait! Don't go there!!" It was too late. She opened the bedroom door and someone appears to be female was standing inside. I don't remember her features but I know it was bad. My best friend then enters inside and closes the door.

      And I felt like I was betrayed. Out of nowhere, it was unusual.

      That's when few weeks later that my best friend lies to me (and stuff happened) and betrayed me.

      I was entirely shocked enough. Subconcious Me is trying to tell me about it.

      And also, I once have rain powers when I was a kid. It started like walking upstairs to my class and the clouds were dark. I simply said "Clouds please rain, it's hot here" and few seconds later it started to rain.

      I got sad when my rain powers faded away maybe due to puberty and growing up. Trying to find to take it back though.

      (Jeez, what a long comment)

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      Maelynn Akright 

      2 months ago from Benton Harbor MI

      oh thank you so much!

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      Bev G 

      2 months ago from Wales, UK

      Hi Maelynn, I would suggest that you do nothing. Your parents don't need to know about your beliefs and you don't have to practice them until you leave home. In the meantime, you can define what it is you truly believe in. There's nothing preventing you from learning all you can via the internet. But leave the obvious stuff until you are ready for it.

      You can do witchcraft in the privacy of your own head :)

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      Maelynn Akright 

      2 months ago from Benton Harbor MI

      i am almost 18, and still live with my parents. what do i do now that i know i am a witch, but my parents are LUTHERAN?! how do i break the news, without getting disowned? Lutherans believe that all witches are evil, so they would think i'm evil, or possessed or something like that. they would think im working for the DEVIL!! i have no clue what to do.....

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      Bev G 

      2 months ago from Wales, UK

      I've never heard of that in connection with witchcraft, Pamela. It's probably simply a sensation that you cannot tolerate. In the same way that some people can't put their head under water.

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      Pamela 

      2 months ago

      I think I am definitely a wicth but wondering why I can't touch flour for baking cakes when I do touch the stuff with my hands can't breathe so strange just wondering if anyone knows why thank you

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      Nicole Canfield 

      2 months ago from Summerland

      YES TO ALL! :) Loved this, Bev. Agreed 100%

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      Bev G 

      2 months ago from Wales, UK

      Hi Luis,

      What I suggest is that if you feel a need to help people, then you should begin to be helpful on a mundane (not magickal) level.

      Working spells when you haven't got the experience is fraught with difficulties and you can end up causing more harm than good.

      So begin by donating your time by doing some volunteer work. You will be guided what to do in the future as you grow as a person.

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      Soaencore 

      2 months ago

      What do you do when you leave to do by spirits that you are a witch? You have a guardian that is ever present and we’re recently giiven the knowledge to cast spells successfulky? I only want to good and i desperate need guidance. Can you point me in the right direction.

      Luís.

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      Bev G 

      2 months ago from Wales, UK

      Hello Desiria, thank you for sharing your story.

      It sounds to me as if you know which way to go. Green witchcraft is a lovely spiritual path and can lead to others, such as Hedge witchery and so on.

      It is common for strong intuition in childhood to fade after puberty. You can train yourself back into it by learning some form of divination, such as tarot or numerology. You are already on your way with your coffee readings, so you might as well dive right in.

      Good luck :)

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      Desiria 

      2 months ago

      Hello Bev G, I need your help, since I was little I was doing many weird things that other kids weren't doing, I was talking to the trees the sea the animals I was and I still am feeling a lot connected to the animals and there is a mutual love, they always come to me they understand that I love them just with a glance. But the weirdest thing that happened to me is that some times I was answering questions that my mother (or my sister) was doing in her mind... simple questions like "where are the keys", and I was answering is on the table and she was so surprised like how did you know I was searching the keys etc. And I was telling her you asked me but in reality she didn't. Or once she was watching a thriller and she was afraid I'd wake up and go in the living room and see something that will scare me, she was thinking of me so intense that the next morning I woke up and I told my mother I saw a bad dream... explaining her the movie that she watched last night. Many things that I remember and others that I don't and my parents and sister are telling me. But while I was growing up trying to fit in I lost my charisma, now I'm 21, I can't guess what my mother thinks anymore I don't answer to things she is asking herself... I always knew there is something more than what we can see and I want to explore it, from a very small research that I did I think I'll go towards the "Green witchcraft", because it applies more to me and the love I have for the earth and the animals but I don't know if the charisma I had is more usefull to another kind of witchcraft and if I can do something to get it back somehow! Last thing I promise (so sorry for writting all this long message) in my country we read the coffee to see the future and I was doing it just for fun with my sister she never had a boyfriend in her life (she is older than me 7 years) and I told her in three months you're going to meet your boyfriend and she actually did met him three months after I told her and they are still together! Bev G if you read this I'm sorry for the superlong message, all love!

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      Justin Laplaunt 

      2 months ago

      I read this article and I absolutely love it, I need to get a tarot card deck of tarot cards, Cuz there is so much more about us we can learn more. You know someone once said to me that we witches are like scientists when we are persecuted cuz people are scared to believe.

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      Sam schoonover 

      2 months ago

      I been able to pick up energy all my life .sence things and for animals they love me and always set next to me .I see things and feel things .I love nature it makes me fill alive .I have had ppl say that I light up when they see me as if energy. Flows threw me .I read he signs all them fit me to a tee .

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      Bev G 

      2 months ago from Wales, UK

      Jess, it's something you have to discover for yourself. For myself, I like the easy option: https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/I-think-Im-...

      https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/Simple-Witc...

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      Jess Brooks 

      3 months ago

      I've known in the back of my mind a long time I was a witch, but I never pursued it. I knew there was something "more" but I didn't know what. Now, later in life, I can't ignore it anymore. Is there a specific resource you recommend for what witch path to take? As you mentioned above there are SO MANY (Wicca, Celtic, etc...)

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      Li-Jen Hew 

      3 months ago

      Hi Bev, cool article! I don't think I am a witch haha but these are interesting witchy indicators. Feeling energy hmm..maybe I've never been there. Thanks for sharing! :)

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      Bev G 

      3 months ago from Wales, UK

      Hi RP,

      I think you could, but I also think that it will happen naturally. When you need a friend with similar abilities, or a mentor, that person will show up.

      Just keep that good energy flowing.

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      RP 

      3 months ago

      I feel like I can send good energy to people, as I feel energy flowing through my body at all times. I recently had a strong, spiritual awakening and I can control my energy flow and instantly make my whole body shiver with energy. When I was younger, maybe 7-8, I almost instantly learned how to do tarot cards, it was so easy to me; We had an old set in our house. My mom has mentioned that she believes she has a gift and that is passed down in our family, and she doesn’t know if I received it or not. I’m only 15 years old but I feel very mature and knownledgable. I feel deep down I have a gift and I always have considered myself special. I know not to share this gift to just anyone, only close friends and family, but do you think I can send good energy to others empaths somewhat “phychically” to let them know I’m a witch as well?

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      Bev G 

      3 months ago from Wales, UK

      Some people have natural psychic gifts, Jennifer. You may be clairaudient and clairsentient.

      https://exemplore.com/paranormal/Am-I-Clairsentien...

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      Jennifer 

      3 months ago

      I was wonder is it normal to hear or sense things that are not there physically

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      Bev G 

      3 months ago from Wales, UK

      You are welcome, Lauren. Feel free to come back any time and ask a question - on any of the articles. I thought of another two, you might like:

      https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/Is-There-Su...

      https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/Simple-Witc...

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      Lauren 

      3 months ago

      Thank you so much for replying! It means a lot to me. :)

      Thank you for also sending article links, it also means a whole ton to me, too! Thank you, because now I feel as if I can make a lot of progress. Thank you for blessing my day!

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      Bev G 

      3 months ago from Wales, UK

      Hi Lauren, it sounds to me as if you know exactly what your future path is to be. And you are already embracing witch-hood :)

      If you haven't already, take a look at these:

      https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/I-think-Im-...

      https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/Simple-Witc...

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      Lauren 

      3 months ago

      When I was a young(er) child, I liked the idea of magic and being a witch. I liked the idea of having a surreal power that not very many people knew existed, and that not very many people believed in. I've always felt as if I had this weird sort of energy or aura around me, and that something about me just seemed a little bit off. I related to about everything in this article, except for about one or two things. Lately, I've been researching about witches and spells and learning how to write spells. I feel that if I begin to understand this knowledge, which the knowledge is very new to me, that I could become a great witch. When I picture a witch, I don't picture the broomstick, black cat companion, black clothes, and broomstick, I picture a very peaceful, calm, empathetic person with a connection towards animals and nature. I've read a lot of articles about how to become a witch, and all of the different types of witches, and I can't help but be confused with all of this new knowledge-- sometimes, it's hard for me to believe in certain things. My parents are against magic and witches, but I find it fascinating, and the idea of becoming a witch is like bringing the fantasy world to reality. I'm being self-taught, through the internet, and, recently, I've found a friend who is aspiring to be a real life witch, too. I am able to detect if someone is a bad person from the very beginning-- if they are a toxic person, I would be able to tell right away... even before meeting them. I don't know if that's a witch-y thing, but, it's pretty interesting, at least. When someone was mean to me, it was almost as if they were immediately cursed. I had a few people who were terribly rude to me in the past, (they were a bit cold and mean towards me, but not other people), and, in the end, nobody ended up liking them... at all. It's almost as if something is protecting me, whether something else or it's my own magic. I was wondering if you think I'd be capable of being a witch, or becoming a witch. I was also wondering if you had any tips for me that you think would give me a good start on learning how to become a witch. Thank you.

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      Bev G 

      3 months ago from Wales, UK

      Hi Jason, it sounds as if you have some psychic ability, and you could probably develop it, expand on it and perhaps learn some new ones. Have you tried reading tarot cards? Try it intuitively without learning first. They could jump start your precognition in a big way.

      With telekinesis, it's one of those things that is often out of conscious control. You could try things like changing the channel on the TV, or lifting a tiny feather, or even a little weather changing.

      Chaneling your abilities through witchcraft is a decision only you can make. It depends if you are drawn to our way of life :)

      Good luck!

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      Jpg1701E 

      3 months ago

      Hi, Jason here,

      So Bev G, buckle your seatbelt. I don’t KNOW that I’m a witch, or warlock, or whatever you want to call it but I have a series of things throughout my life that I’d A) like some answers to B) like to explore and perhaps learn to control.

      First, I have memories of things I shouldn’t. I remember the hospital I was born in. I remember sitting in a high chair eating baby food. I remember my first birthday. Bits and flashes until about three, from then on , I remember it all.

      Second, even as a child, and now of course, I’ve always felt this sense of power bubbling under the surface, in my body, in my mind, like something coiled behind my eyes, ready to pounce. Not so much in a bad sense but something powerful nonetheless.

      Third, as a child, I began to manifest precognition, I would see things, usually things that were heavy on my mind and I would see an outcome that nearly always came to pass. This still happens as an adult but as an adult it seems to include a kind of remote viewing, I will see things, literally, before they are in front of me. Usually this has to deal with objects or people that are important to me and what is happening with them at the time.

      Fourth, I’m extremely sensitive to the energy around me. More than five or six people that are too close and I nearly have a panic attack. It’s too much and I admit I have used things, usually a glass of wine or something to numb me a bit, it seems to help... a little. But at least, the “noise” goes away, even if I stay surrounded.

      Last, here’s the big one. I have no idea what to make of this. Twice, in my life, I’ve manifested telekinesis. Once, the first time, was nearly five years ago. During an argument. I threw a coffee cup across the room without touching it. From the counter to the wall. I got blamed for throwing it even though I hadn’t lifted a finger. The second time, was a candle, about a month ago. Flew off the counter and onto the floor. I was the only one in the room. I’d really like to talk to someone about this. What am I? I have more questions now, than ever before.

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      Bev G 

      3 months ago from Wales, UK

      Hi Emily, if you feel drawn to witchcraft then there's nothing preventing you exploring deeper. Working spells can be as simple as drawing a sigil on paper and carrying it in your purse.

      It's not about saying, okay tonight I'm going to be a witch. It's about embracing a life that's connected to nature. But until you know that's what you want you can simply dip a toe in the water, so to speak.

      Regarding your friends... well, I would let them make the connection themselves. There's an old saying: never explain, never apologise. Let them form their own conclusions.

      Good luck.

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      Emily Reed 

      3 months ago

      I think that I am a witch but I cannot quite tell. I feel a constant energy around me and I do own pentagrams and Wiccan symbols and lots of gems and books but I have never got the time to do a spell so I do not know if I am a true witch or not. Following this path, could i become a witch? Or should i be born a witch? I know I have Pagan and Wiccan roots and my family has experience with witchcraft, would that mean I am actually born a witch, and should I be open about it with religious friends?

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      Bev G 

      3 months ago from Wales, UK

      I think you could choose a witchy path, Fel. You also have psychic gifts and a natural ability to manipulate energy. As long as you learn to use your gifts and magick for good, you'll make an excellent witch :)

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      Fel 

      3 months ago

      Hello! I've always felt a lot of energy inside me. Like I have power but never use it. Often times when I'm angry the person who wrongs me has car problems. I don't know if that has anything to do with being a witch but it happened too often to be a coincidence. I also have feelings about people and my intuition never leads me the wrong way. Also I tend to be in the right place at the right time. There have been times when I call off of work or try going to work and it's almost like the universe is preventing me (with bad weather, road blocks, etc) so I go home and an emergency happens. Like my mom needs to go to the er or my pets need medical care. Also I'm not sure about this either but there have been times when I use a Ouija board and it works extremely well and says things about people that I wouldn't know. I have also played light as a feather stiff as a board and I'm able to float on people's finger tips easily and the more I focus on their energy the higher they can lift me. I know these are all sleep over games but I've been too good at them. Do you suggest that I could be a witch?

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      Valerie smith 

      3 months ago

      I think I'm a witch, I saw a young boy ghost crying and aproched him as soon as I tried touching the shoulder it disappeared. I wasn't scared. And I want to learn more. I feel I might be powerful.. a healer especially.. but I as stupid as it sounds might be a Jedi. This is all new and interesting to me

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      Bev G 

      3 months ago from Wales, UK

      Hey Paula, the first thing to do is to become familiar with your own gifts. The beginning steps start with you knowing who you are. Leave the magic stuff until later when you understand how it works. Read through the comments here for suggestions.

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      Paula 

      4 months ago

      Hello, I am 16 yo and I feel that bad things for the 10 years. I hear things I see thinghs and I dont have someone to talk about it. I will love that someone can help me I am witch I think. I can move thinghs when I am angry, I can read mind when I am concentrated. I really dont know what to do.. I wanna talk with someone who is like me, I'd like to practice more to be stronger but I dont know how..

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      Yana 

      4 months ago

      So... I guess I am a witch, almost all of these discribtions fit me.

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      Bev G 

      4 months ago from Wales, UK

      It means you might have witch powers, Nell.

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      Nell 

      4 months ago

      I have very vivid dreams which always come true within a few months. As well, I feel like I can talk to the wind and fire and control it to some extent. What does it mean?

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      Bev G 

      4 months ago from Wales, UK

      Maria, there are no such things as immortals. Not in the sense you mean anyway. There are those that say that we are all immortal. But that's a whole other conversation :)

      Unless you are simply referring to another person who isn't a witch. Yes, of course, a witch can marry or handfast with a non-witch. 'Immortal' means something else entirely.

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      Maria Mitchell 

      4 months ago

      Can a witch marry an immortal being that isnt part of the craft

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      TT 

      4 months ago

      Thank you Bev :)

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      Bev G 

      4 months ago from Wales, UK

      It sounds as though you are psychic, TT. It's up to you whether you decide to develop your gift or not. I wrote an article on another site that might be useful: https://psychicelements.com/blog/psychic-experienc...

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      TT 

      4 months ago

      I guess I've always known I'm an empathy. Strangers spill their life stories to me. Most times its emotionally draining and I feel like I just need to be alone when its a more horrific story. From the age of 10, I could tell you when and how a family member would pass but only a few days before hand. But I've always felt like I couldn't tell anyone. I feel like I can visit my families dreams. I've banned the Insidious movies from my home. They're too real to me. Sometimes I just know things. I'm not young but I'm not old either. I don't know what to do, what to read or where to go. Its like I'm in a weird period of acceptance even though I've always known. But I'm afraid. Help?

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      Bev G 

      4 months ago from Wales, UK

      Sometimes we create our own prisons. Always free to choose, Stephanie. Float up to the surface and see how it goes. xx

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      Stephanie 

      4 months ago

      All these things you've told me, society has told me they make me broken. I've lived my whole life broken, medicated, as far under as I could go. I don't know anymore how to find the surface. But it's beautiful just to know this exists, that people think it's beautiful to exist as 'other', and isn't really other at all. It makes something in me quiet, and free.

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      Bev G 

      4 months ago from Wales, UK

      To Bri, you can contact me via my website tarot-study.info :)

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      Bev G 

      4 months ago from Wales, UK

      Hi Lynette, I did put a rudimentary list of resources together for another website: https://psychicelements.com/blog/psychic-experienc...

      You probably just need to find some like-minded people who have had similar experiences and who can tell you how they dealt with their gifts.

      If it's witchcraft you're after, try this one: https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/I-think-Im-...

      xx

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      lynette 

      4 months ago

      Thankyou so much. I have always felt this way and always drawn to witchcraft, I just am not entirely sure what to do next and how to futher anything... do you have any suggestions. Thankyou for replying so quickly :)

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      Bev G 

      4 months ago from Wales, UK

      Hi Lynette, it sounds as if you are empathic. Able to pick up on energy and translate it into thought in your mind. It's a gift that you can learn to use wisely. For example, in counseling or working with vulnerable people/children.

      Witchcraft as a path is entirely your choice. If you feel drawn to it, then follow it. If not, then that's fine too.

      Good luck in whatever you do :)

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      lynette 

      4 months ago

      Hi Bev, I was wondering if you know anything about always knowing what others think all the time and being right about it. I alwasy have feeling about whats going to happen next or what others are thinking...I dont know if this is anything to do with having the characteristics of a witch or anything. None of my family believes in witches etc but may be this is why im having difficult fully understanding everything or if im just too young or something(im 20yrs old) I would love to hear back from you what you think this is if its just normal or if its something, my friends tho think it very weird and not normal so i dont know. okay thanks-Lynette :)

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      Bev G 

      4 months ago from Wales, UK

      Sounds like you are psychic, not insane, Av.

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      Av 

      4 months ago

      Does it count if I can feel energy like a human/ghost sitting next to me? And see pictures actually move in real life,or am I just a insane person?

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      Bev G 

      4 months ago from Wales, UK

      Hi Shamone, can't tell you why, but there are many resources to help you learn more. Start here: https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/I-think-Im-...

      Then: https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/Simple-Witc...

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      Shamoné 

      4 months ago from South Africa

      Hello my name is Shamoné and I'm 20 years old...this article basically explains why I am as different than those around me especially my family so I want to thank you for it cause it really explains a lot but I need help cause I wish to know more and to understand more as to why I was born with these...gifts... can anyone help me?

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      Bev G 

      4 months ago from Wales, UK

      @ Mallory Ha ha ha.... :D

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      Bev G 

      4 months ago from Wales, UK

      I cannot tell you what to do, Supriya. You must go with your heart. You do not have to choose one over the other. It's possible to lead a magical life within a religious calling.

      For example, imagine a Christian nun working in the garden of her abbey. She offers prayers of appreciation and thanks for, and to the earth, the sun and the rain. She blesses the soil and the seeds she sows. That's just as much witchcraft as it is Christianity.

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      Coco R Rose 

      4 months ago

      I'm fairly young in age and I have a very superstitious family I grew knowing about witches and fairies and other fantastical creatures. My mother passed things onto me e.g; she loves candles and she always has candles or incense burning and always watched movies to do with magic growing up. I have always been a motherly figure to my friends and have been told my wisdom is beyond my years and I have a connection to animals and babies that at times can be unexplainable. Ive also had weird things happen to me like the universe is pointing to something I've been told I might be psychic or have some powers of the unknowing, I've also have been told to have a soothing touch. I can always sense when someone is looking at me or a presence is around. when I was younger I used to look up at the moon and find shapes in her shadows I would always chose silver over gold , I have always loved storms as well as having being drawn to astrology and tarot cards.But I don't know this was a helpful article.

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      chloe 

      4 months ago

      hi I am Chloe and I was interested in witchcraft and I wanted to know if I am a witch a part of me already knew I was a witch and I was surprised that it was right.

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      Bev G 

      4 months ago from Wales, UK

      You don't do anything, Patience. You wait until your path becomes clear. Meanwhile, read as much as you can on the topic.

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      patience 

      4 months ago

      hi i always felt like i didnt belong here now i know why but im 13 years old and want to explore more what do i do

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      Bev G 

      4 months ago from Wales, UK

      It's like a connection, hali, yes? Please keep enjoying running around and feeling free. There's nothing like it :)

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      hali mallinger 

      4 months ago

      my mom says i'm a natural witch and i believe her. i ask people if they ever just want to go in the woods and just run around and be free and they say no but i love them and want to go but not by myself. i also really love mermaids and believe in them. i watched the show on Netflix about them and can feel the energy they feel even though its just a show. do you know what that means?

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      Bev G 

      5 months ago from Wales, UK

      Ellie, hi, thanks for your comment and questions. I can't tell you how to live your life. It's up to you whether you carry on as you are or take your witchyness a step further. There's nothing to 'practice' if you don't want to. Read up on it, and just 'be'.

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      ellie 

      5 months ago

      I was scared of witches all my life till a few months ago when I started to take interest in reading more about them and now I feel like I am a witch but I am confused should I practice it or just leave it the way I have been doing all these years. I have checked many other sites and I always felt different, previously I use to feel that I was the weird one because of being isolated for most of the time(I perfer that not doubt) but all I thought was that it was all in my mind it can't be true, but now as I am growing elder I can somehow feel that things are getting stronger, like vivid dreams, dreams of places I will be visiting in coming years of soon after few days, even my instincts are getting more and more strong, and the weirdest part if I focus I can see vague and thin smoke like not defined shpes, and I can feel if thinks are bad or worst; as if I can feel by meeting a person in what mood he or she is in, and I can complete a dilogue by that I mean before the person will complete the line I know what he is trying to say. And I love night, thunder and the only thing I am scared of is deep water and sleeping alone, I never used to be scared of sleeping alone but it feels like my ears turned into dog ears I can hear even the smallest and the far distance sounds And all I can think of is that I am sleep deprived or stressed and these are the result of that... but I am a bit confused am I really a witch or these are just my believes just made up things of my mind.

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      Bev G 

      5 months ago from Wales, UK

      It'll be your own sweet secret, Leen.

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      Leen 

      5 months ago

      Oh god I have all of the above characterstics and always wondered why . Now I got the answer however I have to continue as it I can't do anything else as my family and no one else allows .

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      Bev G 

      5 months ago from Wales, UK

      Hi Ev, I can't really help you, except to tell you the same as everyone else. You are on a personal journey and a path of self-discovery. There's nothing you have to do, or strain to understand. If magical work is a struggle, then don't do it until you feel more confident. I have to say, I have no idea what 'wolf blood age' is. Go with the flow and keep an open mind.

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      Bev G 

      5 months ago from Wales, UK

      That's interesting, Sunni. Maybe one of the candle flames is you.

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      Sunni 

      5 months ago

      Also , recently had an enchanting dream in a dark room with a bright white candle burning, then another appears, but this one is shorter. The wind blows out the second candle while this first is now flickering . I light the 2nd candle again, with a struggle, but the dream ends with both candles shining bright and me trying to blow them out but they don’t go out

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      Sunni 

      5 months ago

      Well there aren’t any family members left other than my generation. We only know about the “medicine woman” from overheard conversations & folktales as a child. No one has any info on the medicine women of our specific tribe... and there’s not much info online or books about them either.

      I’m also of Caribbean decent and they all openly practices different crystal and herbal healing rituals... again I’ve always been interested in learning more, all forms

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      Bev G 

      5 months ago from Wales, UK

      Hi Sunni, don't force anything. When you feel eager to learn more, then that will be the right time. Meanwhile, why not explore more about your medicine women?

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      Sunni 

      5 months ago

      I’ve always been able to FEEL. Can’t explain it,but, I even FEEL like if I was trained I would be able to do spells and magic with little help.

      My dreams have always foretold me my future, even as a kid. I just believed my subconscious was making up dreams including things I really wanted. Now I feel somewhat physic .

      I’ve always been intrigued with anything dealing with witches, always. Also, I have been searching for answers after learning my ancestors were medicine women of their Native American tribes.

      There has to be something there but I feel weird or “wrong” for even thinking about doing more research on this topic and if this world is for me.

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      Bev G 

      5 months ago from Wales, UK

      So happy you've come home, Melissa.

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      Melissa82 

      5 months ago

      I grew up feeling and seeing strange things (feeling like a hand was grabbing me, feeling followed often, knowing a family members car would get hit, feeling really strangely the days before out apartment caught fire), feeling what I think is energies, strong premonitions, and felt very connected to the word around me. I lived my whole life feeling really strange and out of place. When I was young my mom frequented new age shops and read tarot and palms...really well. It was pretty scary at times. When I was a teenager we fell into an evangelical church and we were told we had to turn our back on the spiritual way we knew and though we thought we found ourselves but I still felt incomplete. Like squeezing a square peg into a round hole. I've dealt with alot of anxiety and depression and I am starting tho think it might partially be because having to ignore who I might be. Recently, I felt strong urges to pursue what I've been trying to stifle for many years. After reading this article I feel a deep peace. Looking forward to learning much more. Thank you.

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      Bev G 

      5 months ago from Wales, UK

      Fascinating stuff. Share away, Catherine., we'd love to hear more.

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      catherine castro 

      5 months ago

      I don't think I am a witch , I know I am one. I have cast many spells and they worked, my husband always said" he was bewitched, and sometimes he will ask for a little help because of the things I can do... However I could not do them without the help of my spiritual guide named Sarah, along with god plus my mother & father who are deceased but live on in the spirit world. I know my father is around me cause I feel him. My mother was near me last night cause i was crying. I always cried whenever we have fights, but my mother was full blooded Indian and she was never that emotional Indian's I swear they do not have emotions sometimes I feel, my grandmother could stare at you and put the evil eye on you just by giving you that cold stare, it was scary sometimes and my mother was a lot like her, however my father was the sweetest man I have ever known and would cry even watching commercials. ..... I could tell you sometime if you like to hear about it.

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      Bev G 

      5 months ago from Wales, UK

      Hi Kate, it looks as if you will have to find your community online. You could try the Pagan Federation or Witchvox... I'm not sure how current they are. Otherwise, do what I did and that was to read lots and try things out by myself.

      I bet it is stunning where you are!

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      Bev G 

      5 months ago from Wales, UK

      Thank you again, Linda, I'm glad you like them.

      That's an interesting experience about putting your hand on the 911 beam. My daughter was born on that day. She came into the world screaming, and she screamed all that night. No-one could calm her. It was scary. Sort of took my mind off what was happening though.

      I have many tarot articles. There are even more over at my site tarot-study.info and you can contact me directly from there, if you wish.

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      Kate 

      5 months ago

      Thanks Bev. Am seeking a mentor, teacher for guidance in my area. Quite difficult as am an English ex pat in south Catalonia, Spain. Any ideas? Or anyone there to help? Again thank you for your sense & help. Kate xx

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      Linda 

      5 months ago

      Good Morning Bev!

      I'm enjoying reading your posts. They are so easy to understand. I'm bookmarking them all! I've always been an "intuitive" person. And times when I didn't listen to the "little voice inside me" that says "NNNOOOO!!! " it doesn't end well. Lol I also consider myself an empath of sorts. And I've had a few encounters with spirit.

      Here's something that really threw me for a loop. We went to see a display at the New York State Museum once.. The 9/11 one. I laid my hand on a steel beam.. Omg.. I could feel pain, cold, fear... NOT something I would do again. It was unnerving feeling all of the emotions tied to that beam.

      My step-daughter bought me tarot cards for Christmas (she's a Wiccan Witch) & said that she was drawn to either angel or farie cards for me. I chose the faerie ones. I seem to have a pretty good knack for reading the cards.

      Thanks for these posts! Blessed Be.

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      Bev G 

      5 months ago from Wales, UK

      Hi Gabriella, sorry, never heard of a superior witch. It sounds like something made up by a magazine or website. It's not about 'types', but about which path you choose. Everyone is an individual with strengths and weaknesses. Choose a path you feel comfortable with.

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      Gabriella Perea 

      5 months ago

      I relate to so many of the signs,i never realized i'm possibly a witch!I mean the crowd thing, the silver over gold,I can completely relate to every single sign! I do often feel weird forces,but I just ignored them,but one time I decided to ask my sister if she felt that strange force,she looked at me like I was crazy and then I asked my whole family,who all replied with the same odd expression.Also,I remember taking a quiz on what type of witch I am. I got Superior witch,can you tell me about the Superior witch? Thanks! ^-^

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      Bev G 

      5 months ago from Wales, UK

      Give it time, Nikki. Don't strain to find your path. Be open, patient and accepting. It will be revealed to you, in a way you can't possibly predict.

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      Nikki077 

      5 months ago

      I've always known I was different. I can feel people around me so much so that I avoid gatherings. I'd rather sit under the moon and star lights. I almost expect fairys to dance along the tree tops. I don't like seeing people's intentions all the time. I can always tell when someone is up to no good. I've dreamt of exact events happening to those I love before it's happened. I feel that I was a warrior defending the innocent in other lifetimes. I always feel I need to protect the weak and do what's right even at my own cost. I feel I'm supposed to do more be more. I just don't know what it is or where to turn.

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      Bev G 

      5 months ago from Wales, UK

      That's a really interesting story, vidushi. Have you tried using the energy for healing?

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