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Am I a Witch? Signs and Characteristics That Reveal Your True Self

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Born in deepest Cornwall, now living in wild Wales, Bev has been practising her personal brand of eclectic 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.

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.

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, and 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.

Witch Quiz: Find Out If You Could Be a Witch

For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.

  1. There's a storm coming... what do you think?
    • Yay! I can't wait to feel the rain!
    • Oh, no. Rain is so depressing.
  2. What is your opinion about astrology?
    • I think it's a fascinating way to gain insight.
    • I think it's a load of bull.
  3. You're alone in a forest in the middle of the night. What do you do?
    • I die of terror! Bad things might be out there!
    • I might explore a little. I hope there's a moon!
  4. Do you ever get hunches?
    • Yes, and they often turn out to be true.
    • Not that I've noticed.
  5. How do you feel about animals?
    • Some are nice, but I'm not particularly crazy about them.
    • I love them. Sometimes, more than humans.
  6. Have you ever had a dream that came true?
    • Yes, this has happened several times.
    • No. And if I did, I'd call it a coincidence.
  7. What do you think about tarot, herbalism, meditation, and other alternative thoughts?
    • I'm fascinated and want to learn more.
    • There's no evidence that these things are valuable.
  8. How do you feel in a large crowd?
    • Anxious, uncomfortable, and suffocated.
    • Fine. No problem.
  9. Do friends and family confide in you?
    • Yes, they often tell me personal details.
    • No, they all know I can't keep a secret.

Answer Key

  1. Yay! I can't wait to feel the rain!
  2. I think it's a fascinating way to gain insight.
  3. I might explore a little. I hope there's a moon!
  4. Yes, and they often turn out to be true.
  5. I love them. Sometimes, more than humans.
  6. Yes, this has happened several times.
  7. I'm fascinated and want to learn more.
  8. Anxious, uncomfortable, and suffocated.
  9. Yes, they often tell me personal details.

Interpreting Your Score

If you got between 0 and 2 correct answers: It's unlikely that you could ever be a witch.

If you got between 3 and 5 correct answers: You may not have any natural inclination, but you could still pursue it if you really wanted to.

If you got between 6 and 7 correct answers: You clearly have some witchy tendencies. Maybe you want to learn more to find out for sure!

If you got 8 correct answers: You seem extremely capable of learning what it takes to be a witch.

If you got 9 correct answers: You must be a witch (or definitely could be)!

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.

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: 30+ Resources to Set You on Your Witchcraft Path.

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?

I have dreams and visions that come true—am I a witch?

No, it means you are experiencing premonitions while in a dream state. Witchcraft is a craft; it's something you choose to do. Psychic dreams are exactly that - a psychic gift. More information here: I See Things in Dreams that Come True

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

Questions & Answers

Question: As a little girl, I felt like I had power inside of me and I was always interested in witchcraft and more. Do you know about that power and can you help me get it out so I can use it?

Answer: What you feel is a strong connection to universal energy. And, yes, you can learn to tap into it at will and control it for your purposes. Read these articles for more information:

https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/How-To-Begi...

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

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

Question: I have been watching Youtube videos to learn about being a witch. Do you feel this is a good way to learn witchcraft? Are you on Youtube?

Answer: Anyway you can learn is fine. However, learn from as many sources as you can, so you can forge your own unique path.

No, I'm not on Youtube. I have plenty of other articles on here though. Just click on my profile above.

Question: Do witches have the gift of knowing when something bad is gonna happen? I get these bad feelings and usually, after a few days or weeks, someone dies. Tonight after a bad feeling, a couple of hours later, I found out someone close to my dad was murdered and after I found out I felt different and scared.

Answer: It means you have psychic abilities. It doesn't mean you are a witch, witchcraft is something you choose to do.

https://exemplore.com/paranormal/Am-I-Psychic-10-S...

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

Question: Is learning how to control your powers different for every new witch? Does meditation help you learn to help control the magic energy?

Answer: It depends what you are referring to. There's no uncontrollable 'magic energy'. When witches work with energy, they use visualization to direct it into their spell and from there out to the 'universe' to take care of it.

More here: https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/How-To-Begi...

Question: Meditation, nature, and darkness have always been my best friends. The moon amazes me; it makes me calm every time. My instinct is almost always right. The most shocking thing is if I just say something like someone is going to die, it happens within days. I lost four relatives and my grandmother. If you have an answer then please tell me who you think I am and what's going on?

Answer: It sounds as though you have a strong psychic gift - probably claircognizance. You didn't cause your relatives to pass; you simply knew it was going to happen. Claircognizants have the ability to know things without understanding how they know it. It's as if time folds back and reveals the future.

More information on claircognizance here: https://exemplore.com/paranormal/Claircognizant-Tr...

Question: Sometimes when I enter a place, it feels like I have been there before. I love the rain. Sometimes I feel like I have power in me when I feel alone or at least when I'm outside in nature. I'm not sure if I am a witch or not?

Answer: You could become a witch if you decide to practice witchcraft. After several years of study and working with elements and energy, you may call yourself a witch.

Question: I'm an empath, and apparently I am also a witch since I possess every characteristic mentioned in your article. Is this common in witches? Is there anything I should be doing?

Answer: It is very common for witches to also be empaths. They can use their ability to perform 'sympathetic magick'. For example, if you feel another's emotional pain, you can create a natural healing spell to help them. Like affects like, and so on. So what is good for you is good for the person you feel connected to. Look into it further.

Question: What can I do to stop people draining my energy and attacking me with witchcraft?

Answer: You need some psychic protection. This article might help: https://hubpages.com/wicca-witchcraft/Psychic-Prot...

Question: I have been told all my life to stay away from the art of healing or crafting by my mother. It was so bad I couldn't even watch movies with witches. I only know the family stories my grandmother secretly told me. I am a Christian, and over the last 2 years, I left my church because I wanted to keep faith in a less traditional fashion. Is there someone who can help me reconcile my Christianity and witchcraft?

Answer: It depends how you want to proceed. I would suggest you explore by reading up as much as you can. You'll find the answers to your questions in any good beginner witchcraft book. Anything by Lisa Chamberlain to start.

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

Question: I have very weird dreams but not precognitive. I match some of the criteria like absorbing lots of different types of ideas and many types of intellectual knowledge. However, I haven’t had explicitly psychic visions. I am a Pisces. Am I a witch?

Answer: No. You are only a witch if you practice witchcraft. I state that very clearly in the article. You may want to become a witch, but right now you aren't one.

Question: I’m not sure that I'm Wiccan. I feel I’m more pagan. I’m into astrology and the stars and planets. I believe in the energy of the universe and all the elements, but there is so much information out there I get confused. Could you point me in the right direction so I may continue down the right path for me?

Answer: You aren't Wiccan if you don't practice Wicca. You aren't a witch until you practice witchcraft. Perhaps these articles will help?

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

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

Question: Sometimes I get these little spurts of what seems to be the future. For example, I’ll get a scene of something that’s going to happen the next, week, or even month. I’ve searched the internet to look for answers and I’m embarrassed to talk to anyone. How can I interpret these seemingly clairvoyant “dreams”?

Answer: They are premonitions or predictive dreams. You have a psychic gift. It's not necessarily connected with witchcraft unless you choose to use it in your practice of the craft. If you read through the questions and comments here, you will see lots of other people with the same gift.

https://exemplore.com/paranormal/Am-I-Psychic-10-S...

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

Question: Can I be an empath as well as a witch?

Answer: Of course. Being an empath will help you be the best witch you can be. You won't try to hurt anyone or cause mischief because you will know instinctively how it would feel.

Question: How much time does it take for a spell to work? I have been trying by raising energy and using visualization for what I would like to happen. Do spells work faster for experienced witches than new ones?

Answer: It's impossible to tell you how long it will take. The key is to use emotion to impress your will onto universal energy... and then forget it. New witches can be just as successful as more experienced ones, but obviously the more someone practices, the more likely the spell will work.

I can tell you that if you keep thinking about it, if you keep noticing that it hasn't happened, then you may be keeping it away. You have to let it go and let the universe do its thing.

Read this article for more information: https://hubpages.com/wicca-witchcraft/How-Magick-W...

Question: I am an empath and I think I am a healer. Do these go together?

Answer: Yes, they do. Do some research into all the different energetic healing modalities and see if one appeals to you.

Question: How do you know what sign you are whether you're earth, air, fire, or water?

Answer: Perhaps you are referring to your birth sign? The twelve signs of the zodiac are divided into earth, air, fire, and water. Earth signs are Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. Air signs are Aquarius, Gemini, and Libra. Fire signs are Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius. Water are Pisces, Cancer, and Scorpio.

However, you may feel an affinity to any of the other elements. I can't tell you what that might be; only you can know which you are drawn to.

Question: I have dreams that I know are real. I see myself in different places. I wake up and see things that look like smoke or light moving over me. There are times the light is very bright. Could I I be seeing the magic energy? I see faces over me. I feel my body floating. I feel tingles in my body. Does this mean I am traveling to different places? How could I control it?

Answer: Your dreams are your dreams. I doubt that anything is actually happening on the material plane. However, they sound very powerful in that they are influencing your own physiology. If I were you, I'd do some research into dreams and definitely keep a dream journal.

Question: I grew up on an island (Hawaii) when my father was stationed out there for the military. Strange things that seemed impossible would happen. My Field Trip friends group would do a rain dance, and it would always rain when I was there. I also sometimes feel charged by the moon and the darkness. How can I use it to help those around me?

Answer: I would suggest you learn more about witchcraft and see if you can expand your skills to include such things as healing and divination. Then you will be able to do lots of good stuff to help people.

Question: How do I learn more about becoming a witch?

Answer: The best way is to start researching. You might find a good group on social media, or you could start reading about it by yourself. It's up to you.

Here's a quick guide to starting off: https://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/What-Type...

Question: Why do I know exactly when someone's coming to my house?

Answer: It means you have a strong intuition and it makes information known to you that your conscious wouldn't normally have access to. It doesn't, however, mean you are a witch.

Question: I get this odd feeling that I can't explain. It's only happened a few times, but soon after something bad happens. Once a death of a family friend, the day of my father's heart attack, and when my husband's uncle was told chemo wasn't helping. I also had a very odd dream of my grandma after she passed suddenly. She told me she was ok. It was so real. If I go to church I get waves of overwhelming emotions. Are these signs of being a witch?

Answer: No. Witchcraft is a path that you choose. Witches practice witchcraft. What you describe are psychic premonitions. What you feel in a church is possibly a sign that you are also empathic and can pick up on energy in gatherings of people.

Question: If I do magic, do I need to speak English or speak my own language?

Answer: Your own language - you need to be able to connect strongly with the words. Make up your own chants if you can, they are much more powerful.

Question: I feel I might be a witch, but I was always told that a person goes to hell for practicing witchcraft. I have dreams, and they come true. If I feel something negative about a person, it’s come to light every time. Every place I’ve lived, there has always been cats around. Would you say I’m a witch and need to educate myself and strengthen my natural abilities?

Answer: Witchcraft is not evil. It's the practice of working with energy, respecting nature and doing good. It's true that some people use witchcraft for their evil ends, but there are evil Christians as well.

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

It has to be your choice. You can research and explore the ideas of witchcraft, or you can ignore them. It's a personal path of exploration.

You may reference my other article for guidance regarding next steps: https://hubpages.com/wicca-witchcraft/I-think-Im-a...

Question: I'm eleven-years-old. Am I too young to practice witchcraft?

Answer: Yes, you are too young. Witchcraft is something you are free to read about, but you can't decide until you are older if it is something you should pursue.

If you are serious about it, then you should learn all you can about nature, the seasons and the moon cycles. Study science, especially about planet Earth. Learn the names of the trees and wild plants. Find out about the habitats of animals where you live.

You need a good foundation in these things to become a true witch. Read all you can. When you are seventeen, you can decide if you are a true witch. Good luck.

Question: I sometimes feel peoples true intentions from the first word they speak or by the way they come into my space. Sometimes I feel like I'm being paranoid, until something happens (immediately or soon after) and I always end up saying to myself, "I knew it". Am I crazy, paranoid, or am I really a witch?

Answer: You are describing a strong intuition. That doesn't make you a witch. You are only a witch if you live your life as a witch.

Your intuition may be indicating that you have latent psychic ability. You can develop it if you choose to. However, witchcraft is an entirely different thing. Witchcraft is a way of life that means you live according to a set of guidelines. Usually the witch decides these for herself unless she has chosen to follow a specific tradition.

Question: Can anyone be a witch? Can a normal person become a witch?

Answer: Of course. Though there usually it takes a certain type, as suggested in the characteristics outlined above.

https://hubpages.com/wicca-witchcraft/Teenwitch-Ho...

Question: Ever since I was little I have always talked to nature and the wind. I once asked the wind to give me a breeze on a hot summer day and it did. After a while, I asked it to stop. What does my communication with nature mean?

Answer: It means you have the ability to control localized weather around you. Keep practicing. You can do a little cloudbusting for fun. Lie on your back outside on a nice, slightly breezy day, when there are plenty of small cotton-wool clouds. Fix your gaze on one and make it disappear. Visualize it fading away. And it will.

Question: Where do I start if I want to be a witch?

Answer: You just have to begin right where you are. I have written several articles that might help:

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

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

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

https://hubpages.com/wicca-witchcraft/Teenwitch-Ho...

Question: What are your views on communication with the dead?

Answer: My personal view is that people have many ways of communicating with the dead. Those who have well-developed psychic gifts may be able to 'tune-in' directly. Others have a different way of picking up vibes. For example, signs. Seeing things that remind one of an ongoing, shared joke. Or maybe asking for a certain sign and then seeing it all the time. White feathers are a favorite with many. It's all about a need for reassurance.

Question: How come I feel as though silver doesn't agree with me? Honestly, I favor more towards gold because of its warmth and comfort while silver seems so cold and harsh. It just seems more natural with others who follow a witches path, just not with me.

Answer: Everyone is different and has different preferences. It's no big deal that you prefer gold over silver. It's just that silver is associated with the moon and witches are mad keen on anything moon-related.

For me, personally, I feel silver is soft (and it is physically a lot more malleable than gold). Gold is brash and showy; silver glows softly without calling attention to itself.

The great thing about being a witch is that you get to choose everything in your life, and that includes your favored jewelry and clothing.

Question: Is there any significance if I awoke last night while the moonlight bathed my skin, for some unknown reason, I raised my hands and repeated “incantata” and had this tingling feeling? Further, I did answer yes to all question determining if one is a witch. Thank you.

Answer: A cantata is a piece of classical music written for vocalists. An incantation is a chant, often used when casting spells -- maybe that's what your mind was reaching for?

Question: How am I different than everyone around me when 98% of the people on here believe they are or could be a witch?

Answer: Because not everyone on the planet is looking for this information, just the ones, like you, who feel a little different. Remember that witchcraft is a choice, a path. It's not necessarily something you are born with.

One person may read this material and resonate with it and choose to follow a witchcraft tradition. Another may feel that it all applies to them, but decide that witchcraft is not a valid choice.

Also be aware that there are a lot of young people commenting and asking questions who have gotten their idea of witchcraft from TV and the movies. It's not like that at all.

Question: Even though I'm not a witch, can I cast spells?

Answer: Anyone can work spells. But you must be aware of any negative ramifications. Avoid spells that are intended to manipulate other people's feelings and behavior.

I have written a short guide to basic spellcasting here: https://hubpages.com/wicca-witchcraft/How-To-Begin...

Question: At what age can I become a witch?

Answer: It depends on the person's level of maturity. Messing around with magick (energy) can cause problems in later life so it's really important that the person learns as much as possible before he or she starts to practice witchcraft.

Question: Are there negative consequences or karma if a natural witch chooses to go down that path?

Answer: As long as you are sensible, grounded, kind in heart, maintain a positive vibe, and work the odd protection spell, you'll be fine. There's nothing out there waiting to leap upon you. You will only experience bad karma if you do bad things. Look up the Law of Threefold Return.

Question: How do you know if someone put a spell on you?

Answer: You can't tell most of the time. However, if you are having a run of bad luck, then you can do a general protection spell, building in a 'return to sender' clause to send back any negative energy. You don't have to know where it came from.

https://hubpages.com/wicca-witchcraft/How-To-Begin...

Question: Is witchcraft a taboo thing? The Bible states that it is a practice frowned on by God. I want to know if you believe this, or if you have something to say to this? I want to be a witch to be able to defend my family against negative energies, but I'm afraid to do so because living in a Christian household. I was raised with different beliefs. Should I practice witchcraft?

Answer: I can't tell you what you should or shouldn't do. It has to be a personal choice. It seems that only mainstream religions have a policy of issuing orders and diktats. Witchcraft is much more free and easy about things. Do it if it pleases you and harms none.

You can read more of what I think about this issue:

Go to the section that is headed, "So Why Does the Bible Say, “Thou Shalt Not Suffer a Witch to Live”? https://hubpages.com/wicca-witchcraft/Witch-and-Wi...

https://hubpages.com/wicca-witchcraft/Is-There-Suc...

Question: I have dreams that I know are real. I see myself in different places. When I wake up, I am wide awake. I see things that look like smoke or light moving over me. There are times when the light is very bright. Am I seeing the magic energy? I see faces over me. I feel my body moving like I'm floating. I feel tingles in my body. Does this mean I am traveling to different places? How can I control it?

Answer: If they are dreams, they are not happening on the physical plane. The action takes place in your dreaming imagination. If it feels very real, then you could be having an out of body experience (OBE). I don't know what the smoke and lights are. Do some research on out of body experiences. There are lots of websites that can help you learn about it.

Question: Would you please explain what ritual magic is? How could I learn to use it?

Answer: Ritual magic is the performing of a pre-planned set of actions designed to focus intention, raise energy and send the spell out into the world.

A simple ritual might consist of casting a circle, calling the 'quarters' (directions), lighting a candle, saying a bunch of words, then closing the circle.

Start here: https://hubpages.com/wicca-witchcraft/How-To-Begin...

Question: Where is the best place to get my altar set up supplies? I have been looking for candles and haven't spotted any. I am tempted to make my own.

Answer: I find what I need in the woods and on the beach. My candles are ordinary tea-lights. After all these years, I learned that none of the expensive trappings are necessary.

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

Question: I know I'm a witch, but I have suppressing it since I was a small child. I am now 56 and want to come out of the closet. My heart and soul want to be free to feel the way they want to feel. Kind of afraid that people will think I'm crazy. Can you give me some insight?

Answer: Yes, just do it. No need to make a grand announcement, just begin to live a witchy life. Here are some ways to begin:

https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/50-Ways-To-...

https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/Witch-and-W...

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

Question: I know I'm a witch. I have every quality but the rain and darkness. I get my energy through the sun. Why is that? I have headaches when rain is coming, and clouds suck my energy out. Why does this happen?

Answer: I'm no expert in human physiology, but I do know that sunshine energizes people - that's normal. And lots of people get headaches before lousy weather because of the change in atmospheric pressure. What you describe is very common.

Question: I am eighteen years old. I'm a simian a.k.a a perakee (meaning my heart and head line is merged). I was born on Halloween and I can feel energy buzzing through my veins. My senses are quite enhanced, e.g. my hearing. I can astral project and I can see something, I call them fragments. Once, I heard my deceased family member cry at his funeral. Please tell me what to make all of this?

Answer: You have psychic/sensitive abilities. That doesn't mean you are a witch, although you can choose to be if you want to follow that path. You can develop and learn to control your abilities and use them to do good.

You need a community: https://psychicelements.com/blog/psychic-experienc...

Question: Can anybody be a witch?

Answer: Anyone can become a witch, but it takes a fair amount of study, self-awareness, and maturity to make it work.

Question: What are some good books for new witches?

Answer: It really depends on what tradition you are interested in. Lisa Chamberlain writes great books with a Wiccan slant. Scott Cunningham, also for Wicca. Phil Hine has a book called, "Condensed Chaos: An Introduction to Chaos Magick". Just get on Amazon, search for 'witchcraft' and read some reviews.

Question: Is it essential to have a wand if I am going to practice magic?

Answer: No, you don't need any tools at all, apart from your mind, emotions and perhaps a pointy finger:

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

Question: I have a strong faith in God though I cannot deny the fact that the moon has had a pull on me since I was a child. Everything you wrote here is me. I guess I am just confused about what to do next? If I am a witch, how can I use it to help others?

Answer: Being a witch does not mean giving up your faith. If you think of a witch as a wise woman or man, then you get a different sense of what it means. Why don't you study some healing modality, such as Reiki or touch healing? Learn how to bring energy into your body and then how to direct it into a person who needs it. Everyone is capable of doing it.

Question: I get weird feelings before something bad happens. I can't sleep and I can always tell when something is not right about someone. I've never understood why. What type of witchcraft could this be?

Answer: It's precognition. Being able to sense the future. Also feeling the energy of another person is called empathy.

These things are psychic abilities and come in many 'flavors', such as clairvoyance (clear seeing), claircognizance (clear knowing), clairaudience (clear hearing). They are not limited to witches and not all witches have these skills in a developed form.

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

https://exemplore.com/paranormal/Claircognizant-Tr...

Question: How do I know if I'm a witch? How do I know this isn't all some joke?

Answer: When you know, you know. If you don't know, and if you don't feel it, you are not a witch.

Question: Why can I feel energy constantly moving through my hands? How can I use it?

Answer: I can't tell you why. Try some healing sessions. If someone you know has a headache or injury, place your hands on them and visualize the energy flowing from your hands into them. Picture the person as healed and feeling and better.

© 2017 Bev G

Comments

Bev G (author) from Wales, UK on August 26, 2020:

Hi Selkhis, that's the way it is :D Once you've felt the pull, it's hard to ignore it.

Lots more info here: https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/How-to-be-a...

Selkhis Lilth on August 25, 2020:

Ty for your article. I've always known i was a witch/ vudu priestess at heart. But being raised in a Haitian Pentecostal home, that was a no no. But i would read, and read about the dark arts, magik etc. Until a "pull" occured and i knew i was delving too much, i was not mentally strong and let it go. But i always feel the "tug" the attraction of it. Even casted simple spells. I will continue to read.

Bev G (author) from Wales, UK on August 05, 2020:

Hi Maya,

You simply have to research and study all the things you feel drawn to . I can't tell you how to handle your energy, apart from direct it into those things that make your heart sing :)

Maya on August 05, 2020:

Hi. After reading the article,I feel I'm a witch, I knew there was something about but wasn't clear..I can tap into nature's energy and sometimes can control the breeze..I know it's me doing it..also I'm into tarot, palmistry and my dreams are quite insightful and my hunches 90%right.. pls advise me on how to handle my energy

Bev G (author) from Wales, UK on July 03, 2020:

Hi Lindsey,

Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I'm not quite sure what question you want answered but I have a whole lot of resources that might interest you. Feel free to ask any questions on any of the individual topics.

https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/How-to-be-a...

Lindsey on July 03, 2020:

Oh my, there are a lot of questions there and many things I’ll need to read. I hope this isn’t something you’ve answered already and that I could have read, but here goes... I see witchcraft itself is a choice. I’ve realized that I may have more than one spirit guide. My God usually communicates through others. I’ll ask Him and find my answer through many things, but mostly people. I seem to have another that communicates through physical things like feathers or images of them, sometimes coins. Even a character on an unrelated game as I’d been pondering had said something that stuck out “Use your ears” (he was in a cave with his son and it went dark). A coincidence other times, but I felt that one. Many things are said between I have some gifts unrelated (some clairs) and it’s helpful, that I have a choice in this to maybe I don’t have a choice. It’s like I’m being told that even if it’s something I want, I won’t get away from it either way. I’m just not understanding what it all means, like I’m being lead (or even pushed) somewhere and I don’t know where it is or why. Like, do I even have the time to figure anything out. It’s a bit of a relief to know that I’m not just weird. I’ve kind of always known even without identifying the term and I’ve always been drawn directly to this in some sense or another. It just feels like now I’m being contacted by so many things or just in so many ways and they just won’t let up. I sense it would make me happy to practice, but it’s like there’s something else there. Any references are much appreciated! By the way, I got a kick out of the silver to gold bit. That’s been my reasoning since I could remember. Silver is simply present vs gold screams a “hello”

Bev G (author) from Wales, UK on June 29, 2020:

Hi Vicki, there are many Christian witches around :)

I have two articles to suggest:

https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/How-to-be-a...

https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/Psychic-Pro...

Good luck.

Vicki Carroll from Greater Birmingham Area on June 29, 2020:

According to your questionnaire, I am a witch. But I'm not sure how that fits in with the fact that I am also a believer in God. If I am a witch, I am definitely a good witch. Unfortunately, my only experience with witches is a coworker who claims to have cast a spell on me. Two weeks later I had emergency back surgery. I'd like to see more about good witches versus bad witches and how to avoid the spell of a bad witch.

Bev G (author) from Wales, UK on June 08, 2020:

What a lovely comment, Natalia. Glad you have rediscovered your path.

Natalia on June 08, 2020:

Well, for sure my grandma used to tell me I'm a witch, and asked me Simple questions and clues like this article. Even as a kid (I'm 21 now)

She would show me how to project my energy and stuff, how to relieve pain with my palms, (she had the thing with knees as well, so I learned by practice), she taught me about dreams and meaning and how to tell a vision from a "normal" dream.

Lots and lots other stuff I enjoed thinking it was just a way to keep me occupied and calm.

And now I read this for fun, remembered I actually am a witch with all traits written above. :')

Thanks for reminding me who I am and maybe I consider practising again, now that I know it' s not just my grandma's vast imagination.

Bev G (author) from Wales, UK on May 12, 2020:

Yes it's okay to be Catholic and be a witch at the same time. Many people equate Mary with the goddess. Witchcraft doesn't have to be religious though.

Witchcraft is just one way of accessing the laws of the universe and more specifically, manipulating energy. It's in all of us, but only some feel able to use it. Organised religion was one way of preventing the masses from accessing the magic.

Ann on May 12, 2020:

Is it okay to be Catholic and practice witchcraft?

Where does it come from...God or the Devil or Nature?

Bev G (author) from Wales, UK on April 30, 2020:

Hi Brittany, it can be hard to deal with a reaction like this. My own was more of a "At last I found where I'm supposed to be and who I really am." It was a relief.

Anyway, I have a ton of articles here that you can browse through. Take your time, there's no rush. Breathe, absorb and see how it goes.

https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/How-to-be-a...

Brittanyrus02 on April 30, 2020:

I have always feel different since I was young. And weird things always happen in my life like consequences. I have some sense about place, ppl, moon. Now I’m about to turn to 23 many things happen around me like someone try to tell me something but I don’t know what. Yesterday 29 April 2020 finally something responded me and it’s the thunder they answer my questions with the light of thunder and sound of the storm. And suddenly something I thought I was going crazy. And it lead me to your article. I didn’t pay much attention on it at first because I wasn’t sure this is real until today 30 April 2020 there is big storm and rain and all thunder things and I can feels them. I start to sit on my knees and all energy from the thunder lightning, I don’t know what is goin on. my body start to getting hot and my hand are shaking, suddenly I’m cried for no reason. I don’t know this thing is real or not but if your article was right about it I completely lost and really don’t know where can I find the answer of what happen to me. I can’t help myself to created this account with curious feeling. just hope that I will get some answer and what I should do next.

Sheetal gurung on April 14, 2020:

As we know we are temporarily in these world. Nothing is permanent here. It makes me worries. Why I'm here in earth for what reason? I dreamed about afterlife and i got panicked. I feel like i have to do it before i die but what's the thing that makes me worried about dying. I'm very much intrested in witchcrafts. I want to learn. I'm very much different. I love animals more than humans. Humans are very cruel to animals and nature. I'm very sensitive. I'm not a witch but i want to learn witchcraft. I believe in supernatural powers. I'm always been a curious one. I'm much more fascinating in witch crafts. I feel kind of energy through moon. I like to see full moon. It makes me connected. May be its because i was born in fullmoon. Its weird. Why I'm feeling different from others. Always curious about supernatural powers. That's y i want to learn.

Bev G (author) from Wales, UK on April 01, 2020:

I can't answer that, Marilyn. You may be the first in your family, or it could go back generations. You'll have to do a little detective work :)

Marilyn on April 01, 2020:

I've always known I was a different from the rest of the crowd.nothing made sense. Always been the curious one. And it's when I got my early mid teens is when I was for some odd reason was interested in the dark arts. having putter body experiences, intuition, and deja Vu. Extremely odd unexplainable dreams. Was petrified at first cause I didn't understand what was happening to me. Overtime I've learned to except it and welcomed it. Now I know who and what I am. Always have been. My question is to you: how far does this go in my ancestry?

Bev G (author) from Wales, UK on March 23, 2020:

Hi Marta, it doesn't mean anything in itself, other than you love nature. If you want it to mean that you are a witch, then you have to do witchcraft :)

Marta on March 22, 2020:

Ever since I was 5 I have this strange connection to nature I never want to leave outside I feel drawn to the stars and moon and I have this strange connection with animals I was wondering what it meant

Bev G (author) from Wales, UK on February 23, 2020:

Megan, I've given you a website that will help you find others with your gifts.

If you are really worried, then you should rule out possible medical conditions, so go get checked out.

Megan Dennis from chattanooga, Tn on February 22, 2020:

Im the same megan that already told you about my family, past, and my invisible full sentences that i see everywhere. Please help me.

Bev G (author) from Wales, UK on February 22, 2020:

Megan, I've just answered your question in the Q&A section.

Megan on February 22, 2020:

I'm lost. No explanation. Since I remember I have seen they dead, spoke, heard, and feel; but lately things have been different. I'm not hungry, I cannot sleep. When I was 12, I flipped a switch and tried to stop being open. Now, that I'm almost 21, I've unconsciously flipped it on. My cousin can project herself to have unwanted guest out of her house, but that's it. The new issue with me, I'm more open than I ever have been, I can see full sentences on my body and everyone's body. It doesn't stop there, walls, cars, actors on tv, and I don't know what it means. No one does.

Bev G (author) from Wales, UK on February 12, 2020:

Hi Hannah,

Your mom is right to stop you doing witchcraft. You are too young to manipulate energy (cast spells). However, it's brilliant that you feel this way... all you need is patience. Wait until you are old enough, but don't stop learning or looking at the moon :)

Bev G (author) from Wales, UK on February 11, 2020:

Hi Perkashi, start with anything by Lisa Chamberlain. Her books are straightforward and geared towards beginners.

Perkashi on February 11, 2020:

Are there any really good books on witchcraft and/or WICCA that you recommend?

Bev G (author) from Wales, UK on February 09, 2020:

If you are under 18, Damini, you are unlikely to find someone who is willing to mentor you. You can try social media for groups in your area, or for those who run online training.

Damini on February 08, 2020:

Hi, I'm damini. I read up the article about different types of witches and I don't really know what kind I am. How do I also find myself a mentor who I can fully trust and will guide me?

Bev G (author) from Wales, UK on February 08, 2020:

Hi Katherine, it's just a very common type of birthmark. It doesn't have anything to do with witchcraft :)

katherine nauta on February 07, 2020:

I feel very much as you describe when I was 2 I developed a birthmark mole like but called a strawberry type birthmark on my nose just to the left of center and the doc said it would go away and it did by the time I was 5 it was gone had to wonder if there was any information on markings from the past

Bev G (author) from Wales, UK on February 03, 2020:

Hi Angela,

Sorry, I am no dream expert. You'd need to visit a page or site which focuses on dream interpretation.

Angela Herrin on February 02, 2020:

I have been having a dream about a coven coming to my home and singing and danceing having a grand ol time than some of my gust started to turn into half human and bird eating people but woldnot leave the ones they have chose to eat but they are hidues things what does it mean i am a great input on dreams but cant fugier this one out of my own so please help me on this one there is a great much more to tell on this dream but this buggs me the most

Bev G (author) from Wales, UK on January 30, 2020:

Sorry to disappoint, but this is an article for people who may be looking for such information. It's not supposed to be about the meaning of symbols and colours. If you want to go deeper, try Quareia's free course.

Also, this article might be of interest: https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/Witchcraft-...

Nova on January 30, 2020:

This article doesn't satisfy me . The is something beyond the surface . I think the average modern person who claims they are witches don't understand it and are more of fans than a true magician. Ether that of the are on entry level magic . I connected with this but again I'm not satisfied. I want to know the truth. The meaning of symbols and colors and how this frequency get manipulated. Science and magic are one in the same but today it has been split . I know I got intense magical powers but again I can't stress this enough this article is baby stuff. What is the super natural truth . Where do I find it ?

Bev G (author) from Wales, UK on January 28, 2020:

Raunak, you have to have a look on Amazon. Try anything by Lisa Chamberlain, especially if you are interested in Wicca.

Raunak on January 28, 2020:

Hi Bev, I just want to know that which books should I start with and rely upon as I think I found out that I might be or I am a witch!

Bev G (author) from Wales, UK on January 25, 2020:

Hi Serah, I'm afraid I can't do one-to-one mentoring. However, I have a ton of articles for the beginner and you are welcome to ask any questions you might have in the Q&A section, or in the comments as you've done here.

https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/How-to-be-a...

Serah on January 25, 2020:

Bev, could we talk more about being a witch? I have questions that I don't even know I have. I feel a connection and I have been searching but am afraid to. -Serah

Bev G (author) from Wales, UK on January 01, 2020:

Not likely! It'll be fine. xx

Verlie Burroughs from Canada on January 01, 2020:

Thank you! I saw your comment. What fun. Feel free to delete the link now, here in your comments, I don't want to mess up your linkability.

Bev G (author) from Wales, UK on January 01, 2020:

I love them! And I can't say which (witch) is my favourite. They are really, really good. Lyrical.

Thanks so much for the mention. Have tweeted the link.

Verlie Burroughs from Canada on December 31, 2019:

Hey Bev, Here's the link. I just rushed it, wanted to have the 2019 date on the copyright.

https://letterpile.com/poetry/Daybreak-and-other-P...

Bev G (author) from Wales, UK on December 31, 2019:

EMSS - You too, sweetie xxx

EMSS on December 31, 2019:

Hi Bev G

I would like to wish you a happy new year with good lock in 2020

Bev G (author) from Wales, UK on December 31, 2019:

I get mine from Pixabay and and Unsplash, Verlie. You might also try asking individuals on Deviant Art for permission to use their images.

Oh, I've had a half-written article sitting on my laptop for about four weeks now. Time just gets away from me. x

Verlie Burroughs from Canada on December 31, 2019:

Oh! That was fast. Great. Better get a move on here. I haven't figured out the artwork yet. Got bogged down for hours looking at my own photos, and that was a bit of a waste of time. Now it's so late 1:30 a.m. and I have to work tomorrow, so it looks like it could be a couple of days before I get it on the page, but I'm happy that sounds good to you. Any tips for finding 'witchy' artwork anywhere?

Bev G (author) from Wales, UK on December 31, 2019:

Hi Verlie, that's so lovely! And I'd be so pleased to have the link, of course. Usually it's fine on HubPages, but if they snip it, it doesn't matter.

Please come back and give me the actual link to your poem - can't wait to read it. xxx

Verlie Burroughs from Canada on December 30, 2019:

Hi Bev, I wrote a poem awhile back inspired by your witch writes, a very light-hearted poem about being a hedge witch (or imagining being a hedge witch) and I'm now wanting to post it on Hub Pages as part of a small collection of poems (only one of them about a witch) and I'm wondering if a link to this page would be appropriate? Or maybe if you see the poem first, after it's published you could let me know if a link would be okay (just wanting to give you credit for the inspiration). Happy New Year Bev!

EMSS on December 26, 2019:

Hi Bev G

Your welcome

Bev G (author) from Wales, UK on December 24, 2019:

Happy Yuletide, EMSS, thank you for being such a loyal reader. Blessings xxxxx

EMSS on December 24, 2019:

Hi Bev G

I would like to wish you a happy Holiday.

Bev G (author) from Wales, UK on December 20, 2019:

Gadfly & Ian, I'm not approving your comments because they aren't connected to the topic of the article. Sorry, but this isn't a discussion forum.

Jerilyn on December 12, 2019:

So I’ve always felt very at home in nature and water it’s really calming and before a big storm hits and after I’ll feel calm and like the world is really at peace um I also have this sort a thing you’d call like a sixth sense I guess I can feel others emotions and sometimes my emotions change to fit theirs and I also have this little thing that when someone I no gets hurt before I even no that they’re hurt a part of me will hurt or I’ll get hurt just like them um my best friend we used to call each other soultwins she had this back problem and her whole right side of her back was swelling up well the next day I ask her if her back is hurting because I can’t even hardly stand up so I feel others pain idk what you’d call that but I’d like to no what you think I am spiritually and if I am a witch ??

Bev G (author) from Wales, UK on December 10, 2019:

Hi Luna, you can be a witch if you choose to be one. What you describe are mostly psychic experiences. You can find a practicing group by looking on social media to see if there's one where you live. Just be careful, okay? Not everyone out there is who they purport to be.

Good luck on your magical journey.

Here is a link to all my witchy articles: https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/How-to-be-a...

Luna Love0333 on December 09, 2019:

I have always since a small child have had dreams where I’m like a fly on the wall. At the location my dream is taking place The dreams repeat 3 time. Each night changing slightly. I wake at the same time. I see the dream come true the next day when I wake the 3 dream had become reality. I also just know things b. I can’t explain why, I just do. I believe I’m a witch. I have not wanted to tell this to anyone. A couple of my children now know because they experience the same thing. I want to be in a coven (how to find one) and learn more and practice to sharpen my skills. Any thoughts or am I just a wishful thinker that I’m a witch?i I have read your comments to others and 1 stood out. I have SAVED the links you posted the answer. I welcome more. Thank you in advance!

Bev G (author) from Wales, UK on November 18, 2019:

Hi Izriana,

No, lucid dreaming and astral projection are not witchcraft by themselves. Although they can form part of someone's witchcraft practice.

The other things you describe sound as though you are an eclectic witch - I have no advice for you other than keep doing the things that make you happy :)

Bev G (author) from Wales, UK on November 14, 2019:

Hi Jade, this article might be of interest:

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

Jade on November 14, 2019:

So I’ve always felt more than a sixth sense within my bones, I never really fit in at all with anyone not even with the queers as lovely as it sounds life has a way of among decisions for me I feel like somethings is guiding me making my own decisions for me, I’ve always been alone and had no problem with it, I predict things through déjà vu whether I like it or not. There been multiple accidents where I unharmed unnaturally, two weeks ago I was in a car accident where my friends car rolled, fell off a cliff entering Sierra highway she was diving I came out without not even one scratch but she was severely bruised, Iv had dreams where as weird as it sounds that Satan, morning star is in my dreams and I’m usually talking good things about him in my dream kinda odd to me doesn’t frighten me but In my dreams he’s good to me he’s nice to me. And I’m always awake at midnight I always fall asleep at 5:00am all the time it’s annoying it’s more than insomnia to me. I don’t know but I feel something happening in my life. I can also hear spirits talking to me sometimes I can’t see them I can only hear them a glimpse of their voice I didn’t know what necromancy meant until I had the voice of an elder women whisper into my ear at 2:00am as I am falling asleep.

Bev G (author) from Wales, UK on November 12, 2019:

Try FaceBook or Instagram, Tina.

Tina on November 11, 2019:

I need to talk to a witch. Where can I go?

Izriana marshea on November 06, 2019:

Blessed be

Bev G (author) from Wales, UK on November 06, 2019:

Hi Izriana, it sounds to me as if you have created a wonderful spiritual practice. You have combined your psychic gifts with many things that witches do. You don't need any advice, just keep doing what you are doing and enjoy the journey. And... you don't need any labels in order to validate what you do :)

Izriana marshea on November 06, 2019:

Is dream walking and astral projection witchcraft, if so what kind? I have always been able to change my dreams and watch them from an out of body experience. I have read your article on the types of witches and I can manifest things into existence. I also pray to the Arch Angels as well as the universe, God, gods, goddesses, and the earth and when I do this I usually get what I ask for. The kitchen calms me and I'm a homebody, but I also like being in nature and look at all creatures as equals. I use crystals for protection and meditation, I believe in spirit guides, I have Oracle cards and rune stones, and tarot came natural to me at the age of 13 due to me being an empathy and a Clair. I have attempted making moon water but I don't think it worked, and I want to get into candles and herbs but my heart really isn't in it. Although I just learned about jar magick and it seems pretty cool. Do you have any advice for me or know what path I'm on or if I'm even a witch at all or just into divinations I'm really not sure if manifestation and meditation are considered witchcraft.

Izriana marshea on November 06, 2019:

Is dream walking and astral projection witchcraft, if so what kind? I have always been able to change my dreams and watch them from an out of body experience. I have read your article on the types of witches and I can manifest things into existence. I also pray to the Arch Angels as well as the universe, God, gods, goddesses, and the earth and when I do this I usually get what I ask for. The kitchen calms me and I'm a homebody, but I also like being in nature and look at all creatures as equals. I use crystals for protection and meditation, I believe in spirit guides, I have Oracle cards and rune stones, and tarot came natural to me at the age of 13 due to me being an empathy and a Clair. I have attempted making moon water but I don't think it worked, and I want to get into candles and herbs but my heart really isn't in it. Although I just learned about jar magick and it seems pretty cool. Do you have any advice for me or know what path I'm on or if I'm even a witch at all or just into divinations I'm really not sure if manifestation and meditation are considered witchcraft.

Bev G (author) from Wales, UK on November 03, 2019:

You are too young, Sahara. Witches, by definition are wise people who have had the benefit of a whole lot of life experience. Wait until you are older and you will discover that casting spells is a very small part of being a witch.

Bev G (author) from Wales, UK on October 16, 2019:

Hi Martha, What you describe is the psychic gift of empathy. You are picking up on the energy of others and perhaps the thoughts of one particular person that you have a strong psychic connection with.

You are a witch if you also practice witchcraft. This article explains the difference: https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/I-Have-Psyc...

Martha on October 15, 2019:

I have many dreams and they come true. Sometimes it takes up to a year for it to happen. I can read people and feel thier emotions when im around them. Im alao some how connected to a man. I dont know why. Ive tried so hard to let him go but I can feel him even when he is thinking about me. My son even dreameant of me meeting my husband I have now. Ive always wondered if I was a witch. I loved being outside as a child! I felt so connected. Sometimes I can even hear peolpe talikng about me. Strange right. What do you make of this?

Bev G (author) from Wales, UK on October 08, 2019:

Hi Bunga Rin, if I were looking for a group, I'd try Instagram and Facebook - you may even be able to find like-minded people close to where you live.

Thank you for your kinds words. x

Bunga Rin on October 08, 2019:

Hello im new to this, do you know where i can find witches community online where i can chat and sharing with other witches? Thank you, i love your articles

BlackRaven111 on September 29, 2019:

I got a 100 on the quiz. I always knew I was different my whole life. I’m obsessed with animals and nature. I’m one of those people that can see things before they happen. It freaks my sisters out because I will say something and it will happen that day. I’ve always been down to people that I find interesting and other people find them weird. I love history. I work at a Renaissance festival. Now where to begin this witch journey?

Bev G (author) from Wales, UK on September 22, 2019:

The great thing is, Jing Sun, is that you get to decide. I can't read a few sentences and determine who you are. Only you can know yourself.

Jing Sun on September 22, 2019:

I believe in karmic law. I like essential oils. I am a rescuer of cats and dogs. I am a nature defender also. I love trees. I love silver. I listen to Erutan and Enya's songs. I know there is something in me. What am I really?

Bev G (author) from Wales, UK on September 21, 2019:

That's something you have to work out, Linda. Discovering your spirituality is a path only you can choose.

Linda Howard on September 21, 2019:

I scored a high 80% I know I'm empathic with animals I'm really drawn to tumble stones and I can only breath when in the country side What am I and how do I discover more about myself

Bev G (author) from Wales, UK on September 17, 2019:

Wifi S. Excellent. I shall follow you. And thank you for your kind words.

Wifi Student from New Delhi on September 16, 2019:

I love the way you write. Your thought and imagination inspires me a lot. I am also trying to write articles like you.

Bev G (author) from Wales, UK on September 16, 2019:

Hi Alice, deja vu is extremely common and nothing to do with witchcraft.

Alice on September 16, 2019:

I always get deja vu's (is that how you spell it?) and there won't be a single week without one...wait...are deja vu's even considered as predictions? Because they kinda give me an idea in advance what kind of noise I'll be hearing in class....

Millie on September 16, 2019:

Since I was a teenager I could predict outcomes, swell bad events, and when I focused on something good in my life, it came true. Every question presented was on point. I could not believe that I answered yes to all of them. I never did much with herbs but have a huge collection. I get angry in crowds, it's like the noise is too much for me. I can not focus in a noisy environment. Then there's the moon. The moon entrances me. I even have a 3D replica of the moon that is my prized possession. I'm a Witch!

Chip on August 23, 2019:

I feel I have been on earth many times I am And will be for ever blessed be

Bev G (author) from Wales, UK on July 31, 2019:

Hey Jennifer, just enjoy the exploration. You'll soon work out if it's something you want to fully incorporate into your life.

Jennifer on July 31, 2019:

I got 100%

I’ve always tried to put this part of me aside. I’m not a loon, or a groupie or anything like that. I am sincere and was sincere in your questionnaire. I’ve felt this since I was a child but being raised in the church I never explored it. My children are getting older now and I am curious and ready to see if this is just my imagination.

Bev G (author) from Wales, UK on July 13, 2019:

Hi MagicalEyes... LOL! Where did that come from? Witches are no different to other people. We have families, partners, some live alone, whatever. Just a section of the human race an' all.

MagicalEyes on July 13, 2019:

Hello. I was wondering if this can be a true that most or all witches are lonely?Thank you.

Bev G (author) from Wales, UK on July 12, 2019:

Karla, you don't have to do anything at all.

Witchcraft isn't bad; only people are bad.

Karlapoleth on July 12, 2019:

Hello bev!

ive always felt different and out of place, i got an 88% what do i do now im confused. And growing up ive bee told witchcraft is bad. HELP!

EMSS on July 09, 2019:

Hi Bev G

Thank you for explaining it to me I think I am a eclectic' to I do different witchcraft technique traditions. You are saying it is all right to all types of training in witchcraft they all are right.

Thank you again

Bev G (author) from Wales, UK on July 08, 2019:

EMSS, I just do my own thing :) I'm an 'eclectic', but tend towards British traditions, rather than Wiccan. xx

EMSS on July 08, 2019:

Hi Bev G

Thank you for getting back to me what British traditional techniques do you do I would what to learn? Are they the same techniques that you written in your article ? Your article and, advice have help me a lot in my witchcraft training

Thank you

Bev G (author) from Wales, UK on July 05, 2019:

Hello EMSS, hope you are doing well.

I'm afraid I don't use those techniques regularly; my witchcraft is more of the British traditional kind. I have tried both of those things, but I'm not an authority. You can probably find information via a search.

EMSS on July 05, 2019:

Hi Bev, G

Could you please explain about opening your hand Chakras, and about opening your third eye for magic. How to do this work, and how it will help a witch in their magic training. Did you write any article on theses subjects ?

I hope you are enjoying you summer.

Thank you

Bev G (author) from Wales, UK on June 24, 2019:

What you describe are psychic experiences, clairvoyance, clairsentience and claircognizance. They can be combined with witchcraft so that you become a powerful witch. However, becoming a witch is something you can choose to do, or not.

As to whether your experiences are normal, well, let's say they are on the psychic side of normal :)

Nemo on June 24, 2019:

Im curious on how to enhance my skills. My grandmother performed excorcisms and is known within her community. Only females in our family are able to either to see in the past, present, or future. I tend to somehow have a lot of Deja Vus and as well every 2 years i run into extraterrestrial lifeforms. Is this normal? I'm sorry,know this is a lot but i want to reopen more because I do also see spirits a lot

Bev G (author) from Wales, UK on June 18, 2019:

Fallen_knight, your dreams aren't connected to witchcraft.

You might find your answer here: https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/I-Have-Psyc...

Fallen_knight on June 18, 2019:

So I have these dreams at night had them since I was a kid but they always feel real and always come true iv seen and heard voices since I was a kid too can u help me I need to know what's going on.

Silent Nathan on May 13, 2019:

Even though i do some practices in witchcraft, I still find it interesting to know or even meet others out there who practice in the craft...

Bev G (author) from Wales, UK on May 06, 2019:

Hey Cathy, you don't have to go anywhere. All you need to do is read and research until you are sure of your path.

Tons of free information here: https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/

Cathy on May 06, 2019:

I really feel like I am a witch, even though I was raised Christian. I have always been drawn to Wicca! I don’t know where to go from here. I do believe in God but, I feel like there is more that I am missing! Please help me!

Bev G (author) from Wales, UK on April 16, 2019:

You are welcome, Bee :)

Have fun and fascination on your journey.

bee on April 16, 2019:

do you realize just how helpful these articles are? i've been trying to do my own research for about a week, and was even misinformed by someone telling me that wiccan/pagan witches were the only "real witches" so i began stressing out over what books to read, if a coven was necessary, etc. until i made a new friend and she told me that the practice of witchcraft doesn't have to be so complicated! i don't have to convert to a religion, and i can practice on my own & in a comfortable environment. these articles are guiding me further into a much clearer path, and it's definitely not as stressful as it was for me initially! thank you so much!

it's well-written, and very easy for me to comprehend. c: