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

Updated on June 6, 2019
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Born in deepest Cornwall and now living in wild Wales, Bev has been practising her personal brand of witchcraft for years and years.

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

What Is a Witch?

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

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

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Signs You Might Be a Witch

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

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

Physical Signs or Characteristics of a Witch

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

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

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

More Clues You Could Be a Witch

  • You are observant. You take notice. You are always using all your senses. You hear, you see, smell, taste, and touch. You can’t pass by an interesting tree without touching it. You can’t ignore a herb garden without getting your hands right in there, with your nose following close behind. You hear birds and insects. You acknowledge their existence and are grateful for their presence on the planet.
  • You respect boundaries. You know instinctively when a person needs a hug or when they’d prefer not to be close. You know when to shut up and when to offer advice.
  • You are attracted to quirky, interesting, 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. | Source

Witch Quiz: Find Out If You Could Be a Witch

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I learn to practice witchcraft?

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

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

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

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

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

How can I spot a modern-day witch?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Am I too young to be a witch?

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

Questions & Answers

  • 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?

    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-...

  • You mentioned that a wizard "is a totally different thing". What's the difference between witch, wizard, mage and sorcerer?

    'Witch' is an all-encompassing term for someone who may practice spell casting, healing, herbalism, divination, etc. It's a broad church if you like. There can be male and female witches.

    'Wizard', 'mage,' magician, and 'sorcerer' are almost always male and are focused on magick only. They are not interested in all the variations and activities of witchcraft. Magicians tend to be conjurors; those who practice sleight of hand. Wizard is a bit of a cartoon term and mainly restricted to movies and books. You can kind of get away with calling yourself a witch but if you say you're a wizard, you are likely to elicit a giggle.

    There are also occultists who study ancient magical texts, systems, and methods. They perform complex ritual or practice chaos magick.

  • All the signs reflect who I am, so does that mean I am a witch?

    It means you have the potential to be a witch, but witchcraft is a path you choose to follow. You may decide to simply acknowledge your connection to the earth and live your life in a natural earth-aligned way. It's completely up to you.

  • I've always been able to send messages with my mind; to communicate with the dead, and force future events that seemed close to me. I ask the universe what's next and see a response fast. I'm very intuitive and can hear energies and people without being around them. What could I do to strengthen and master my powers?

    What you describe are psychic gifts and are not connected to witchcraft unless you actually use them in the practice of the craft. You could keep a psychic journal to record your experiences. It will help you see patterns, which in turn, will help you control and strengthen them.

  • I have been a solitary witch for more than 25 years, and now I feel I've come to what feels like a stone wall with my learning. I've read Ravenwolf, Buckland, Gardener, Leek, Cunningham, and many others books from the 70s, as well as contemporary works, along with my first edition of the Key of Solomon mixing Witchcraft and the Christian Bible. One witch to another, I need advanced help. There is no Priestess/Priest in my area that I know of. Can you help?

    There are hundreds more books available for you to advance your occult knowledge. Have you tried anything by Christopher Penczak? He has written many books for the solitary. Taking a more practical approach, you could expand your experience into learning about such things as healing, herbalism, charms and potions, etc.

    If you are looking for a community, try looking for some Facebook groups, or searching on other social media platforms for people with the same interests. There's a whole world of learning and experiences out there.

© 2017 Bev G

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      Gadfly 

      25 hours ago from Olde London Towne

      Not sure whether Dion Fortune was actually a 'whyche' in the truest sense.

      Dion Fortune was however a visionary and progressive in her forte.

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 

      3 days ago from London England

      Dion Fortune (real name Violet Mary Firth).

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      Bev G 

      3 days ago from Wales, UK

      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 :)

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 

      4 days ago from London England

      Unfortunately, I don't qualify in that role. However I have been in contact with the High Priestess of Avalonnia. More to follow.

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      Bev G 

      7 days ago from Wales, UK

      Hi Jade, this article might be of interest:

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

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      Bev G 

      7 days ago from Wales, UK

      Hi Ian,

      I would ever-so-slightly disagree. Gentle, most of the time, yes, but fierce when necessary :D

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 

      8 days ago from London England

      Merrie we meet.

      Only gentle folk need enter this realm.

      Bless.

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      Jade 

      8 days ago

      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.

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      Bev G 

      9 days ago from Wales, UK

      Try FaceBook or Instagram, Tina.

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      Tina 

      10 days ago

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

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      Bev G 

      2 weeks ago from Wales, UK

      I'm sure you have, Ian. I always take such claims with a pinch of salt. As I say, I think people are mainly referring to psychic abilities, which is no small thing, of course. And those psychic abilities may trigger the desire to become witches.

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 

      2 weeks ago from London England

      Merrie we meet.

      I've actually met three Ladies over tyme who've inherited the craft down the Female line.

      Bless.

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      Bev G 

      2 weeks ago from Wales, UK

      It can be passed down through either the male or female line. However, I'm pretty sure there aren't so many hereditary witches as there appear to be :)

      I also think that a lot of the hereditary claims refer to psychic gifts, rather than the actual practice of witchcraft.

      Funnily enough, my 81 year old mother just informed me that she is a witch :D

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 

      2 weeks ago from London England

      Ironic, the 'craft' can be passed down the Female line.

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      Izriana marshea 

      2 weeks ago

      Blessed be

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      Bev G 

      2 weeks ago from Wales, UK

      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 :)

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      Izriana marshea 

      2 weeks ago

      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.

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      Izriana marshea 

      2 weeks ago

      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.

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      Bev G 

      2 weeks ago from Wales, UK

      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.

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      Sahara 

      2 weeks ago

      I think I might be a witch but I can't do spells I am only 14 so what's wrong with me

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 

      4 weeks ago from London England

      Merrie we meet.

      Many blessings to all kindred spirits.

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      Bev G 

      5 weeks ago from Wales, UK

      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...

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      Martha 

      5 weeks ago

      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?

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      Bev G 

      6 weeks ago from Wales, UK

      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

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      Bunga Rin 

      6 weeks ago

      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

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      BlackRaven111 

      7 weeks ago

      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?

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      Bev G 

      2 months ago from Wales, UK

      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.

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      Jing Sun 

      2 months ago

      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?

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      Bev G 

      2 months ago from Wales, UK

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

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      Linda Howard 

      2 months ago

      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

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      Bev G 

      2 months ago from Wales, UK

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

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      Wifi Student 

      2 months ago from New Delhi

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

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      Bev G 

      2 months ago from Wales, UK

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

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      Alice 

      2 months ago

      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....

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      Millie 

      2 months ago

      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!

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      Chip 

      3 months ago

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

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      Bev G 

      3 months ago from Wales, UK

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

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      Jennifer 

      3 months ago

      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.

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      Bev G 

      4 months ago from Wales, UK

      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.

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      MagicalEyes 

      4 months ago

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

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      Bev G 

      4 months ago from Wales, UK

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

      Witchcraft isn't bad; only people are bad.

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      Karlapoleth 

      4 months ago

      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!

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      EMSS 

      4 months ago

      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

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      Bev G 

      4 months ago from Wales, UK

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

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      EMSS 

      4 months ago

      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

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      Bev G 

      4 months ago from Wales, UK

      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.

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      EMSS 

      4 months ago

      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

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      Bev G 

      5 months ago from Wales, UK

      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 :)

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      Nemo 

      5 months ago

      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

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      Bev G 

      5 months ago from Wales, UK

      Fallen_knight, your dreams aren't connected to witchcraft.

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

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      Fallen_knight 

      5 months ago

      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.

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      Silent Nathan 

      6 months ago

      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...

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      Bev G 

      6 months ago from Wales, UK

      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/

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      Cathy 

      6 months ago

      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!

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      Bev G 

      7 months ago from Wales, UK

      You are welcome, Bee :)

      Have fun and fascination on your journey.

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      bee 

      7 months ago

      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:

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      Bev G 

      7 months ago from Wales, UK

      Hi Trista Jean,

      What you are describing are psychic gifts, not witchcraft. Do some research on clairsentience and premonitions.

      I have one or two articles that might help.

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

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

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      Trista Jean 

      7 months ago

      Hey. All the women in my family has inherited where we can sense when something good/bad is going to happen, but my mother knows that I am stronger than everyone else in the family and I know it too. I can tell when someone in specific is going to get hurt and I can kinda see through other people’s eyes idk how I can do this but I want to learn how to control it and I want to learn more about me. Do you have any articles to maybe help me? Also I am only 13 years old.

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      Bev G 

      7 months ago from Wales, UK

      Nothing is wrong with you, Nitesh8d. You simply have the gift of precognition. You are also able to manipulate energy, which is something all humans were able to do before it was trained out of us.

      None of this means you are a witch. Witchcraft is a chosen path.

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      Nitesh8d 

      7 months ago

      Hi Bev

      Lets see, my love for the dark came at 13, I know whats in it, I din't fear it, I've seen what lurks. This is the beginning... I had 5 dreams starting in my thirteenth year and ending just before my 21st, they entailed snakes, a pale woman with long red spiral hair, a demon horse and bats. I developed a few abilities such as, being able to see parts of your past, lay your future out up to 6 months ahead, place my hands 2 inches above and below another persons and draw a circle with my finger and they could feel it on their skin. Place my hands in rain and if I lifted my hands it would rain softer, if I lowered them it rained harder, knew where ligjtning would strike by pointing before it struck, see fark figures and hear whispering in the darkness. I predicted my ex gilfriends miscarriage 2 weeks prior down to the hour and minute, that was when I was 22, which was when I gave it all up. I revel in a good ligjtning storm, I feel alive and charged, animals, well dogs and specially cats are drawn to me. I still love the dark and feel whats in it and it still calls to me to this day. I am now 45. Whats wrong with me? Should I be worried. I still can sense things to come.

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      Bev G 

      8 months ago from Wales, UK

      Hi JWR2337 Not sure what to say, really. I would tell you to be cautious around people who make outrageous claims.

      It sounds as though you are receiving signs and confirmation that you have found your spiritual path, so that's good.

      Keep exploring :)

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      JWR2337 

      8 months ago

      HI Bev.

      So I randomly found my self in some chat app the other night. I ended up in a live session, and the young woman was a witch. She was in her early 20's but said she was 567 years old. She had a small following that were all spiritual believers, and anyone who disrespect her or didn't act accordingly she would dismiss. I was interested, and kind. She welcomed me very easily, and enjoyed my comments. Her friends in the chat seemed to respect and like me too. She was constantly rubbing blood between her eyes. I never felt uncomfortable, but only more comfortable.

      She began to speak to me, and tell me to open my eyes young soul, and only learn from failure do not worry about it. Be very careful as I learn my potential, and skills. I had a moment where my body was full of energy and it was very exhilarating. That chat continued throughout the night, and I enjoyed their company and discussions.

      I am 32, and always felt different. I have felt like I've lived or seen this before. My grandmother always joked of being a witch when I was a kid (she was a cool old English women that I loved). I share many feelings as you described in the article above. I really wish I can live in the woods, but obligations, work, and life have kept me out for now. Since 3 I have had chronic illness (crohn's disease) and other pain that I have learned to accept easily for as long as I could remember.

      I always felt like I had powers beyond human conditions, and can read emotions, situations, and environments well. I have a small social life I am happy with, but to most I would appear as a loner. I am very good at being sociable, I just choose not to. Unless the crowd is unique. I have never read or looked into such, but after that evening chat my interests have become more priority. Curious to your thoughts.

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      Tiffany (Luna) 

      8 months ago

      omg i always had a feeling that i could possibly be a witch but now reading all this i now know that i am 100% a witch everything that i read is completely true and i am so happy to find out that my feeling of being a witch is true and i cant wait to dig further in what i am and what my abilities could possibly be, i am so excited

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      Bev G 

      8 months ago from Wales, UK

      You are welcome, Victoria. Enjoy the journey.

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      Victoria Arguelles 

      8 months ago

      Thank you for wealth of information I look forward to my studies.

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      Bev G 

      8 months ago from Wales, UK

      I think it's perfect that you are literally just following your nose, Susan. It's working for you, so stop worrying that you have to figure it out.

      If you want to browse all the different traditions and types of witch, have a look at this article, but, again, tread your own path; it's always better than someone else's.

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

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      Susan 

      8 months ago

      I have always been thinking I was a witch, but the people around me always thought I was crazy. But Im not to sure because I hang out with large crowds and just don´t get anxious. But at the same time Im convinced I am because I feel energy around me when its good or negative, and I´ve always been attracted to weird paranormal stuff, so I´ve been researching but I still have no clue. And most of these things Im similar to I like meditation because it calms my mind and tea with a dash of honey and a hint of rosemary also I like the smell of herbs the scent so strong it burns. And I was always fascinated by crystals and astrology but I need a little help trying to figure it out. So can you please help me figure this out? Thank you for the article help and lots of blessings.

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      Bev G 

      8 months ago from Wales, UK

      And thanks to you also, Angel. Your words are inspiring.

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      Angel 

      8 months ago

      As a kid I just thoght I was a reincarnated hippie. Then seemed to develope more “oddities” if you will. Seeing, feeling and hearing things. An attraction to EVERYTHING you’ve listed. Found out as a teenager that my mother was the same somewhat. My adopted mother however, a completely different story. She made me aware of and taught me so much about who I am today. She was the most beautiful witch I have ever known. I miss her and my Journey is a bit lonely without her. I know she is still with me by presence but I wish she were still here physically. Thank you for sharing. I will follow. Thank you again and blessed be.

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      Bev G 

      9 months ago from Wales, UK

      Sorry, never heard of it.

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      CLG 

      9 months ago

      I was told I have a Witch's Crown! What does that mean and who is capable of seeing it? Only other witches?

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      Deborah Demander 

      9 months ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

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

      Namaste

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      Bev G 

      9 months ago from Wales, UK

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

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

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

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      A Bit Concerned 

      9 months ago

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

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      Bev G 

      9 months ago from Wales, UK

      Hi Era,

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

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      Era 

      9 months ago

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

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      EMSS 

      9 months ago

      Hi Bev G

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

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      Bev G 

      9 months ago from Wales, UK

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

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      EMSS 

      9 months ago

      Hi Bev G

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

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      Bev G 

      9 months ago from Wales, UK

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

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      EMSS 

      9 months ago

      Hi Bev G

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

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

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      Bev G 

      10 months ago from Wales, UK

      Thank you, DW :)

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      DW Davis 

      10 months ago from Eastern NC

      Pardon the pun, but I found this Hub spellbinding.

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      Mary 

      10 months ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet.

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

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      Rosy 

      10 months ago

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

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      Bev G 

      10 months ago from Wales, UK

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

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

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

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      Rosy 

      10 months ago

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

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      Bev G 

      10 months ago from Wales, UK

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      Haylie 

      10 months ago

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

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      annie1 

      10 months ago

      Who on earth hates the moon?

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      Bev G 

      10 months ago from Wales, UK

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

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

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      irreverence 

      10 months ago

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

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      Bev G 

      10 months ago from Wales, UK

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

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      EMSS 

      10 months ago

      Hi Bev G

      I would like to wish you a happy new year

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      Bev G 

      10 months ago from Wales, UK

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

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

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

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

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      Islay 

      10 months ago

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

      Also, morticia Addams is my inspiration.

      -islay, 13

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      Bev G 

      10 months ago from Wales, UK

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

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

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      Aliz 

      10 months ago

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

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      Bev G 

      10 months ago from Wales, UK

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

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      Tim Truzy 

      10 months ago from U.S.A.

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

      May your break be restorative as well.

      Sincerely,

      Tim

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