Are You a Witch? Signs and Characteristics of a Witch

Updated on July 13, 2017
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Born in deepest Cornwall and now living in wild Wales, theraggededge has known for many years she is a witch with magickal powers.

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

What Is a Witch?

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

Signs You Might Be a Witch

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

  • You dislike crowds. The energy of all those people seems to swirl and eddy around you. You often get a headache, or feel grumpy, or slightly ill if you have been stuck in the middle of a large crowd.
  • You have always been able to rely on your intuition. Whenever you needed to make a snap judgment, your intuition has kicked in to guide you. If you’ve been unsure about someone’s motives, your intuition got you right out of that situation. If you’ve anguished over a decision and in the end decided to go with your gut, you were following your intuition and I expect it was spot on.
  • Death and what happens to us when we die has always fascinated you. You often feel as though people who have passed haven’t gone anywhere at all. They are just behind a thin veil and have their quirks and characters just like the living. At the same time, you know we are all part of one whole.

How About These Witch Characteristics?

  • You are a sponge for knowledge. You love to read and discover new things constantly. You love to be awed by the simplicity and complexities of the Universe.
  • You feel energy. Whether it is in your hands, or flowing through you, or swirling around you, you know it is a real thing. Just because we can’t see it, doesn’t mean it’s not there.
  • You’ve always been attracted to the ‘Dark Arts’. Perhaps tarot, astrology, spell work, or healing. You believe there is so much about us, and the world, that we don’t understand, but the more you learn about witchcraft, the more you want to learn.
  • You are easily able to ascertain the energy of any place you visit. You can read the emotions that have been impressed on a building in the past. Sometimes you just have to leave if it becomes too overwhelming. Other times, you feel you can exert a calming influence. Occasionally it seems as though you have visited a place before even though you are sure you haven’t
  • When you are in nature, walking in the woods, on the heath or in a beautiful park, you feel as if that’s where you belong. It restores your very being to reconnect with grass and trees, ocean and rocks.

More Witchy Indicators

  • You like quirky, interesting, unusual people. You are bored by many, but when introduced to someone who seems just like you, you make an instant connection.
  • You like to wear black. Seriously, witches can wear anything and the black clothes thing? Well that’s just an affectation. These days modern witches wear what they like. However, black and red stripy tights are a must. Just kidding. Says the woman with two pairs in her hosiery drawer.
  • You prefer silver to gold. Witches like silver because it is the color of the moon. Silver is soft and gleamy whereas gold is brash and loud. Silver whispers; gold shouts.
  • You’re always collecting things. Weird things. Unusual pebbles, shells, strange twisted sticks, bird feathers, bones, coins, old stuff, things other people wouldn’t give a second glance to. And cats.
  • You can keep a secret. Forever, if necessary.

Even More Clues You Could Be a Witch

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

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

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

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

For now, though, I recommend you take it quietly. Read all you can, find out where your interests lie and what makes your heart sing. Above all, enjoy the knowledge that you are a witch.


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© 2017 Bev

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      Bev 15 hours ago from Wales

      Thank you, Laura. I'd better get a move on. I have it outlined already. And you just gave me another idea. xx

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      Laura 16 hours ago

      Magic ! Everything I have just read through totally resonate with. Wow thank you... I’m always Drawn to Norse and the Nordic mythology, never been quite sure as to why. I can’t wait to see the article for next steps :) More often then not been pointed to be a healer and learn the arts but never know where to begin .

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      Bev 37 hours ago from Wales

      You are welcome, son (though not my son, of course). Best witches, from Mrs Bev

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      son 39 hours ago

      hello mrs bev I love your articles about witch, and definitely im a literally witch nah when I saw all of this signs 90% of me thank you very much its a big help to us especially for me.

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      Bev 2 days ago from Wales

      I'll have to write another article on the next steps, Rashi. Give me a few days :)

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      rashi 2 days ago

      all the points match with me, and for some reason, I know I have a strong intuition but I don't know what to do further.

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      Bev 2 days ago from Wales

      It isn't what I think that matters, ninad, it's how you feel and think :) If you aren't sure, then just explore around the subject a bit more. Journal your thoughts and keep notes of what you are drawn toward. You'll know when you are ready to take it further.

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      Bev 3 days ago from Wales

      Brandon, you just read and learn and explore. If you are only drawn to the idea of spellwork for gain, you are not a witch. If you feel drawn to certain things like nature and helping people, then follow those paths.

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      Bev 4 days ago from Wales

      Not really, Nour. Read the article to see if any of it speaks to you.

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      Nour 4 days ago

      Can anyone become a witch ?, How to know if you are a witch?

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      Bev 4 days ago from Wales

      H Jordan, I can't judge what is good or bad in your experience. How do you feel about it?

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      Jordan Thon 5 days ago

      I sometimes have visions, and when I do, they usually come true...mid this good or bad?

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      Bev 5 days ago from Wales

      What do you want to do, Nettie? I would suggest you read up on the various traditions and types of witchcraft.

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      Nettie 5 days ago

      What do I do now.

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      Bev 7 days ago from Wales

      Le tien trung, this is your unique and personal journey of self-discovery. You don't need anyone else :)

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      le tien trung 7 days ago from Viet Nam

      I read your post, And I see as you are talking about myself. Very close to every detail. So can you help me to go the way I like and pursue it?

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      James 8 days ago

      My GMA had visions that came true as well as my mother. My passed brother had the gift and as a teenager I saw spirits and healed by transferring energy from me to them. I was a combat medic and a chef. But now at 47, the innocent is gone. So hard to reach the milestones I set as a kid.

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      Bev 8 days ago from Wales

      You may or may not be a witch, Ale. What you definitely are is an 'empath'.

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      Ale 9 days ago

      I still am confused to if I could be one or not but when I am around people that are angry or sad I begin to feel drained and soon I act like they do.

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      May Macdonald 9 days ago

      I am a witch

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      Bev 12 days ago from Wales

      Not till I was really, really old. About 32. I always knew there had to be something more and I was always reading stuff about witchcraft from about 11.

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      Nae Nae 12 days ago

      Thank you, how old were you when you realized that you’re a witch

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      Bev 12 days ago from Wales

      You don't have to visibly do anything different, Nae, Nae. Just be yourself. Meanwhile, there's nothing to stop you reading and researching :)

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      Nae Nae 12 days ago

      Yes but I'm scared of what might happen and what my parents would say if I embraced it

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      13 days ago

      Lol....I would never wish harm upon anyone.

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      Bev 13 days ago from Wales

      Do you feel like a witch, Nae Nae?

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      Nae Nae 13 days ago

      I used to think that there was just something wrong with me but lately it’s like something inside woke up if that makes any sense and I have all of the clues does it mean that I’m a witch? please reply

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      Bev 2 weeks ago from Wales

      Disconcerting, to say the least. I will never argue with you :D

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      2 weeks ago

      I hope it is just coincidence, but it was shortly after the altercation that these people met untimely tragic death; at least 3 that I’m sure of.

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      Bev 2 weeks ago from Wales

      Hi T, it means your mother was born with a caul, a membrane covering her face. There's a lot of superstition connected with it, but it's a fairly normal, if rare occurrence.

      As far as people dying or getting hurt who have angered you, well I don't know. Do you think it might be coincidental? I know several people too who treated me badly and who are now dead... but that might because they were old.

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      uyi 2 weeks ago

      i legit have all of these characteristics,,

      i was BORN to be a witch!

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      2 weeks ago

      Is it just coincidence that people that have really angered me have gotten badly hurt or even died (not by my hand)? They say my mother was born with a “veil” upon her face and that anyone that made her very angry would come across “bad luck” as well.

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      Bev 2 weeks ago from Wales

      Tew, you can protect yourself while you explore your potential. Find out how to place a strong, protective shield around yourself. Be who you are meant to be.

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      TEW 2 weeks ago

      A, I've had a few experiences like you, but I think I tried stopping them and myself. I've been living like I never felt whatever this is, but now, I know I miss it. But, I think I hid from something dark. And the man with the black eyes,... I need to understand now. I've kept myself hidden for so long I'm not even sure if it's still within. What can I do to open the door I shut years ago? And if I do, and he finds me, will it be bad? I don't want to cause harm to others. I remember feeling everything sometimes while enraged. I mean everything, air, dust in the air, the way the air moved around me, I just can't remember what happened after. I know I wouldn't hurt others but, I think the thought was close by. What should I do? Forget all of this? I miss the confidence I felt. The knowledge I felt this power that I thought I could do anything with. I miss walking in the country and talking to the animals. I miss my cats. They were better friends than humans are. I want to learn more about if this is real or just a figment of my imagination. But I know I have controlled the weakerminded. There's no way all of the times was a coincidence, plus the surge of energy that I could feel, I miss it.

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      Bev 2 weeks ago from Wales

      Tam, it is not your burden to be responsible for your family. It sounds to me as if you might have a long-term depression. This nothing to do with witchcraft or demons or darkness. Get some professional advice, talk to someone who you can share your fears with. It's important.

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      Tam 2 weeks ago

      I'm scared. I know that as young kid, ...i remember that I should be ashamed. When I felt enraged I knew the power within could do anything I thought. I closed that door, though, and can't remember why. Didn't know anything about chants or think I was a witch. But now, I know the darkness surrounding my family and I is my burden somehow. I think I need to remember and learn how to control what's within, before whatever I'm to prevent or become can cause harm.

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      Marina jasmine 3 weeks ago

      I had just woken from a dream one hour ago, seems to be I meet my conscious self , but it wasn't me, it was a beautiful woman around 30 tall with a dress on, her own style,told me how the world works with such short time bout spirits death an coming back as someone else. Thus woman was a witch she would no what I was thinking and change the answers I thought I knew. I feel better in reality just from this dream..

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      Verlie Burroughs 4 weeks ago from Canada

      Interesting. I don't know anything about witchcraft, but a hedge witch (had to look it up) yes, thank you :)

      I wish I could cast a spell on the thimble berry that is taking over the back yard.

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      Bev 4 weeks ago from Wales

      Hey Verlie, yes, a heightened sense of scent would fit in well with 'witchhood'. However, a witch's other senses would kick in depending on the circumstances: hearing while walking in a dark wood (cos we all go walking in the woods in the dark), or sight, particularly peripheral vision (got to keep a look out for those small creatures scuttling off into corners). You would probably make an excellent hedge witch :)

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      Verlie Burroughs 4 weeks ago from Canada

      Hello Bev, Yes to all of the above. I would choose scent as the most sensitive sense, especially with herbs. I seem to be most keenly aware, and most content in a garden. What a lovely write from Wales.

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      Bev 4 weeks ago from Wales

      Not really, Artist/Witch. I'm not Wiccan. You could try Witchvox, maybe?

      Sorry to hear about your teacher.

      Hope your journey is a good one :)

      BB

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      Artist/Witch? 4 weeks ago

      hello,

      I used to have a Wicca teacher, but he died last summer and i was not able to further my training. I was wondering if you could help me find a teacher or something?

      -Blessed be

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      Mikaela 4 weeks ago

      When i was around the age of 5 i saw everything white and there was this man next to me, but strange thing is that i couldnt see him or myself. He showed me a church while talking to me and before i knew i was drawing with my brother. Years passed by and when i was around 10 i wished my leg broken from curiosity i assume and next day my leg slammed to the ground from itself and apparently there was water in my knee. Everyone thought i did it myself while it wasn't like that and once i saw this energy drink from where they thought it was from my bigger sis and i wanted so badly and out nowhere they gave it to me while my nephew is older and wanted it. I also love nature a lot anf

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      Bev 4 weeks ago from Wales

      "Knowing the nature of any beast is half the battle."

      Including ourselves, Frankie :) Love my big dogs too, but there's nothing ferocious about them - Golden Doodle and two Labs. Love my three little ones too... and my three cats. I know, too many critters. x

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      Frankie Stone 4 weeks ago

      Wonderful article. I just wish this was around a long time ago. (The things I have always done now make sense. ) I caught the whirlwind earlier this year. With that said, at least I am no longer on the outside looking in. (all of my life, when what I said would happen, does.. The looks I got would chill my blood.) I like all animals. (tamed a few feral cats in my time.) but much rather have very large dogs. (the ones that "look scary" but really aren't. ) Knowing the nature of any beast is half the battle.

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      Bev 5 weeks ago from Wales

      @Autumn. I replied to you, but no idea why it hasn't shown up. Same applies to you as Eliisa. Spend time exploring before attempting to manipulate energy which cause cause psychological damage to you and others. Messing around with spellwork before you understand what you are doing is the same as trying to drive a car with no instruction.

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      Bev 5 weeks ago from Wales

      A, it sounds to me that you are looking for a label or a category. You don't need either. You are who you are, with your completely unique perspective and abilities. Stop looking and just enjoy being yourself. You have to write the book of you.

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      A. 5 weeks ago

      When I was young i had several instances that seemed odd to me.

      I had lucid dreams constantly.

      Things around me would move.

      I couldn't walk into my parents basement without feeling I was stepping into a pool of deep water.

      I would always turn and see cloaked figures out of the corner of my eye, constantly following me. I didn't have many friends because I talked to animals. I got panic attacks in groups of people for a long time. I can hear when they think, or can tell their thinking loudly even if I can't hear exactly. It's a heavy foggy feeling.

      I used to tell people things when I was drunk or high, that they didn't think I could know.

      I was sexually abused as a child and experienced PTSD, out of body, experiences,night terrors. I used to have horrific nightmares but once I was about ten I realised they were symbolic.

      I rode horses that were barely trained and they would be a baby for me, but known to kick other people. One horse would always know what I wanted without me moving. My dad used to call me a horse whisperer.

      I always drew a lot and would draw places as a child I later ended up moving to as an adult.

      I always had de ja Vu.

      I accidentally sent a flame completely downwards.

      I dabbled in meditation and creating energy balls. I changed the color of an agate Crystal I held while meditating. It changed from light blue to a deep purple. I used to sleep on my parents tiny porch to watch the stars or meteor showers because it made me feel big again if that makes sense. Sometimes I feel very small and the room looks large and other times I feel incredibly large and suddenly the space is tiny.

      I get jumbled a lot though. I know I am an empath but I don't know what else I am or what I am in general. I know I'm born a human but people don't make sense to me and yet I completely understand... I'm constantly contradicting myself.

      I feel at home when fog blankets the forest.

      I have two cats now that I willed into my life. The first was my boss'gf , i told her when I met her cat that she would be mine. Not even 6months later she was.i guess what I'm looking for is more of an explaination of what I am or how to find out if I'm crazy or if this is real.

      I swear I've talked to beings but I can't explain who they are. I've always loved nature and collecting things. I collect everything.

      Sometimes when I pick something up I feel like I can 'see' where it's been and who has also picked it up or what it's experienced. I collect bones and have an alter... sort of set up but never meant to actually make an alter? So many other things have happened to me or I've experienced that I can't fit it all here.

      My mother is extremely conservative Christian and raised me in the church but I always felt it wasn't for me. That it wasn't true. It always seemed like this theatrical farce. However, my mother has the strongest intuition I've ever seen and I feel that she's in denial of her self also.

      Where can I find help to really figure out what I am? I've done research. Unfortunately 85% of what I find is fueled by pop colture fiction quizes and tests.

      I would greatly appreciate any help.

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      Bev 5 weeks ago from Wales

      Autumn, please see my reply to Eliisa. The same applies to you :) Spellcasting is not to be taken lightly and you must know what you are doing before you attempt to work with energy.

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      Bev 5 weeks ago from Wales

      Elilisa, any good witch will tell you that you are far too young to be casting spells, let alone love spells. You can cause everlasting damage to yourself and others if you don't understand the possible consequences. Instead, consider yourself to be a witch-in-training, a young apprentice. Learn all you can, but forget about spellcasting for love until you are older. Learn about the various traditions, the directions, the elements, the cycle of the year, how to work with energy, study herbalism, and so on. Sensible witches understand that spellcasting is just a tiny part of being a witch and must be used carefully. Okay?

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      autumn 5 weeks ago

      I am 14years old. Thank you so much for this, it has made me learn new things. I have a lot of things to say,and I have related to a lot of things that you and other authors have published. However , there is one question that has been standing out. Lets say I try to cast a spell... where and how do I find one. How do I find a true spell book ?

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      Eliisa 5 weeks ago

      i just turned 11 and i found out i was a elemental witch just a couple weeks ago. do you know any herbs or ingredients i can use for a love spell?

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      Bev 5 weeks ago from Wales

      Hi there, Brianna, you are very lucky to have discovered your path so young. Most of us don't find our way 'home' until much later. All you have to do is keep an open mind and read as much as you can. Look for forums with like-minded people. http://www.teenwitch.com/

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      Brianna 6 weeks ago

      I'm 17, just recently. I really wanna know all about me because I got this exciting feeling and I know this is what I've been looking for. All my life I've been wanting something more to life, I don't like what other people like, but everything on here seriously is just like me!!!!! I need help because I wanna know even more! I don't know how to, I really really think this is my calling, and I really want to understand it!!!!!!!!

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      Bev 6 weeks ago from Wales

      Sounds to me, you're doing fine, McKenzie. Let the good times roll :)

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      McKenzie 6 weeks ago

      Thank you for this so much. I've been researching for months and am still a little lost on where to start, but this made me feel at ease. I have a tendency to want things and will them to a point where they eventually happen exactly how i said they would. My dreams have a habit of saving me and putting me at ease. I just need a lithe direction. Most of the time I feel like, at least I'm finding my way and the more I learn... the more at home I feel.

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      Bev 7 weeks ago from Wales

      That's it, Shally, you feel as if you are an essential part of all-that-is. That you are nature and nature (in the broadest, universal sense) is you. Blessings.

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      Bev 7 weeks ago from Wales

      Hey Hannah, back when I was first drawn to this path, internet resources were very scarce, not to mention very, very slow :D Everything is out there now. Take your time and go on a witch-surf. You'll find everything you need to know. Plus, the amount of books available is incredible. Don't forget to keep connecting with nature. xx

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      Shally 7 weeks ago

      Thanks for this article. Till my teenage I was not ready to accept that I am different from others later I realised that accepting this will help me and others as well. I have few powers by birth ( all you discribed in artical and few more ) , I realised that my touch is heeling people, nature follow my words and I can see and sometimes control the unseen.. that makde me uncomfortable ... My mother never let me talk about it untill I was teenager . I use to feel that I am a wierdo and I should check with doctor may be. Then my mother told me that I am a gifted child and I hv these qualities by birth , she hide it because people might hurt me . She asked me to follow my heart and help people without telling them what I am . I accepted what I am and now I am 32year old and I am more capable of doing things. Being a witch is not at all bad thing it's like I am nature :)

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      Hannah 7 weeks ago

      Hello there! After reading your article and many others, I am definitely considering the fact that I am a witch. I was wondering if you would have any tips for beginners that you wish you had known when you started your journey?

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      Bev 7 weeks ago from Wales

      I don't think that alone would indicate that you're a witch. It depends if some of the other things apply. Having said that, you are exactly describing the connection to the 'All'. Maybe you'll discover your true path is witch-ward due course :)

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      Corrina 7 weeks ago

      Hi, often at night if I'm outside and there's a full moon - or just if the moon is visible, I feel there's just this rush of energy inside me, and I am much more alert and feel kind of 'connected' to the world, if that makes sense. I was just wondering, do you think that this could mean that I'm a witch? Much appreciated article by the way.

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      Bev 7 weeks ago from Wales

      Well, it definitely seems that you are an empath and probably have a range of psychic abilities. If you feel like a witch, then you are one. Welcome :)

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      katrina 7 weeks ago

      I believe that this is who I am

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      Jacqueline 7 weeks ago

      It feels like I'm mad for even half-way considering it... I feel insane, like maybe it's just a lame attempt to make myself feel different or special but... It feels so right.

      I met my best friend when I was ten, and before then I would have these vivid flashes of emotion and stuff that ended up being anxiety, but I always felt it had to be something more. When I met her, We clicked right away, the second we met we were soul sisters... right after, Every time we were around each other, We saw things that weren't there, felt things... We had no idea what was going on, and as we got older we just dismissed it as our imaginations.. we got older again and it lingered over us. Is it possible it was all true but we were too young to accept it? Were we both scared of what it could mean?

      I went to an art school downtown, old building, lots of people bustling around and I started to have daily panic attacks... ended up having to drop out. I decided maybe something was going on, and my aunt confessed that I was probably an empath. Now, I have vivid dreams every night... and I have flashes of things before they happen. When I was 11, I was walking home for school when suddenly I just saw WATER everywhere, i could feel it sloshing at my knees. When I got home, the news was on. Tsunami in Japan. I dismissed so many things like this... 16, had a dream for months that I was having a baby and all I could crave was red meat for months and come to find out, My older sister is pregnant, craving red meat... I knew she was having a boy right away and... Is it crazy to think I could be a witch?? It feels like a child thought, but it makes so much sense... Holy shit...

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      Lucy 7 weeks ago

      Omg this article help me understand so many things all this time asking myself question I love the dark the moon nature

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      Bev 8 weeks ago from Wales

      Hi Lis, isn't it a huge relief when you realise that the path you are called to is a good one? You could bookmark my profile, https://hubpages.com/@theraggededge but I write about many different topics. Good luck on your journey.

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      Lis 8 weeks ago

      I have many of the characteristics mentioned in this article. I have always been connected with nature. But for so long I denied it, wondering if witchcraft was in some way evil. Fast forward to mid life and I am no longer denying what is me! And have realized my error in thinking it was evil. It's the opposite to me. Thanks for your article. How can I receive your future articles? If there are some...anyways thanks so much!

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      Bev 2 months ago from Wales

      It's a real thing, Grace. Welcome to the family. xx

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      Grayce 2 months ago

      I’m all of that to a tee... feels good to read that ♥️ I’ve felt it my whole life.

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      Bev 2 months ago from Wales

      Hello Katie, you weird witch :D Good to meet you. Hope your mom can explain stuff to you. If you have any questions, you are welcome to ask them here.

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      Katie 2 months ago

      i have been feeling weird and i know i am but i have pretty much all the time and i have always been into this stuff when i was a little girl and i also found out 2 days ago that i was because i did some weird things 2 days ago and my mom finally said i was a witch and it runs in the family

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      Raevyn 2 months ago

      I always felt different, reading this made me feel I am not alone, thank you...

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      Bev 2 months ago from Wales

      You are welcome, Lauren. Good luck!

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      Lauren 2 months ago from Ohio

      Thank you for another useful article. I found out that I might be a Clairaudient and it is NOT a mental illness! Thank Goodness! Thank you so much and I am looking forward to more articles! :)

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      Bev 2 months ago from Wales

      Hi Lauren, my pleasure. I wrote an article on clairaudient abilities on another site: https://psychicelements.com/blog/hearing-voices-in...

      Maybe there is some info there that could help?

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      Lauren 2 months ago from Ohio

      Thank you so much! What about the voices I hear in my head? Haha, that part scares me. I am truly and genuinely thankful for all your articles and you helping me!

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      Bev 2 months ago from Wales

      Lauren, being a Christian and being a witch are not mutually exclusive. 'Witch' is simply a term for someone who feels the way you do. It is not unChristian to feel connected to the earth, or to have psychic abilities.

      The problem is with the negative connotations with the term 'witchcraft'. Personally, I like it, but of course, many people are terrified of the idea :D

      Go Google Christian witch. I came up with this link that might help you: http://www.newagehipster.co/blog/wtf-is-a-christia...

      Good luck, and remember, you don't have to accept any label - you are an individual on a unique path of your own.

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      Lauren 2 months ago from Ohio

      Hello my name is Lauren and I find myself in a bit of a crisis as well as the other teens who commented on your article. I am a very shy introvert and I am always on the hunt looking for an answer. I am torn between two worlds. I believe in God and I am truly grateful for what he has done for me but I am also intrigued and mesmerized by the beauties and mystical wonders of the magick and the energies in this world. I've tried everything. I looked more into witchcraft, I looked more into my own religion, I've tried to talk to my loved ones about this. My family strongly dislikes witchcraft and they are very strong followers of God and Christianity. I am so confused the only person I have is myself. I too feel like an outcast and I appreciate the beauty of balance between good and evil & light and dark. I feel like everything you mentioned is me and I am trying to find a way to accept that and pursue this but I find myself questioning this. I too like Kylie feel like someone is watching me and I hear voices in my ear and my head. I talk to myself out loud and I know it's not me because some of the stuff I hear is not what I would say. I have a strong and passionate connection with the wind and earth because I feel very powerful and every time I sing to the wind it listens and follows my command. Is this a gift from God or is this a gift I was born with? I feel different than other kids. They ask for clothes and the newest phone and I ask for books and journals to write in. I've always loved nature especially the beautiful colors that fall displays like a beautiful sunset. I love and animals and they too listen to me. Please help me. I know you are probably busy but please! Help me on my path, I know you can't really help in this type of situation but please give me advice.

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      Bev 2 months ago from Wales

      Never see yourself as an outcast, Kylie. You're just a little different from other teens. You're aware, tuned in and capable of using energy. You don't have to figure anything out, it'll all fall into place as you get older. meanwhile, keep an open mind and read as much as you can. x

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      Kylie 2 months ago

      I feel all of these relate to me in some way and ever since I could remember, I have always felt a tingling sensation in my body and feel like someone is watching or looking at me and I have dreams about something then a couple days later, I see it come true. My mom also told me that she has noticed things about me since I was little and even more now being a teenager. She told me whenever I would get mad, she would see the lights flickering, that I've always been an outcast, and that she could see that I was different than my siblings and other kids my age. I've seen things also, like things nobody else sees. But I don't know what to do or make of this, can anybody help me figure this out

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      Shiro 2 months ago

      "Mom, I know why I like the dark so much, now!" Is what I wanted to say, but decided to keep my witchyness a secret. After all, it could mean the difference between life and death if one doesn't know I can use magic.

      Next step, Learning magic! Somehow. Secretly.

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      Bev 2 months ago from Wales

      Hi Jo, you might enjoy 'The Book of Shadows' by Phyllis Curott. It's out of print, but you can still get copies on Amazon. She was a lawyer in New York and somehow found herself on a witchy path. I remember a line from the book that always stuck with me, an elderly woman says to Phyllis, "I've always been a grateful person." Give it a go.

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      Jo 2 months ago

      As an adult, while I still have a belief in God, I have also become very aware of Wicca & Witchcraft and that it is good or bad depending on how it’s used, just like organized religion. I don’t believe you have to have one & exclude the other. Your list definitely confirms my witchiness and I would like to explore it more. What reading do you recommend? Something simple, I’m older (58) starting out, introvert, love nature, watch the moon, can feel “something or someone” watching me at times, (no, I’m not crazy, I’ve felt that for years. I’ve read it was a guardian Angel), even have a black cat (a rescue)!

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      Bev 2 months ago from Wales

      Kelticfairy, you'll know when you find it. Remember that it might not be any external path, but more of an inner, spiritual one.

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      Kelticfairy 2 months ago

      I have all of these qualities and more. Recently I have gone through a lot of physical and emotional crisis and have come back to being more in touch with these thoughts and feelings. Especially since my dejavu s had gone almost entirely away but now come almost daily again. Sometimes numerous times a day. I am reading and researching to figure out what fits me best as far as any sort of craft. I feeel I’m not the cusp. A crossroads. MAybe it’s just midlife crisis. But maybe it isn’t.

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      Bev 2 months ago from Wales

      It's good when you 'come home' to who you really are, Mandy :)

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      Mandy 2 months ago

      Stumbling across to this article has been a blessing in itself.

      This for me personally is just what I needed. Thank you

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      Bev 2 months ago from Wales

      You are very welcome, Jess :)

      You are referring to 'empathy'. It's the basis of several healing techniques, such as Reiki and Ho'oponopono.

      Continue with your joy-full journey!

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      JessHawk 2 months ago

      Now I am joyful! Things that I do, how I do them over many years make so much sense.

      So much has escalated in the past few weeks that I have been afraid, shocked even, but I am sharing tears of happiness reading this. It just makes sense!

      What is it called when you take on someone else's feelings as if they were yours, to help them, even if you barely know them and they are miles away? ( and they don't know you did it?)

      Also, I was called to find a wooded area. I placed my hand on Tree (!), and instantly I felt so heavy that a giant couldn't have lifted me. This sensation grew infinitely when I touched Rock. I knew I was in a holy place.

      I am grateful, many thanks!

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      Bev 2 months ago from Wales

      You don't have to do anything. Just be yourself and hug your witchness like a secret.

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      Melissa Jones 2 months ago

      I think I could be, especially after reading this...I just don't know what to do about it

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      eleanora 2 months ago

      I want to Thank You for the Passage I've just Read, I found it very Empowering and Describes Totally to Me in how I'm how Feel, the way I Think. When I Started Researching, Collecting of Book's of the Craft. As I was Began Reading about it. Thinking how can I know about already without even begin on a Pagan Path. I grew up in a Family that was very Spiritual, I seemed Different from the Others, they Treated me Differently as well & at Certain Times I would Catch One or Two of them Watching me. Like if Something was Going to Happen or I Say Something. I might add There was a Few Times Something Weird would Happen. Speak'n Hear'n & See'n People that Past on. Someone or Thing Watching over Me as I Slept after Falling Out of a Move'n Car doing about 60 to 70 mph at the age of Three & didn't have any Mark's on me. After my Great Grandma Past Thing's Changed. Like the Belief's we Once Practiced Stopped & Never Mentioned around me. A Family Secret that I Found Out on My Own. That I'm The Gifted One. If I see Something I like, It Comes to Me with in Days.

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      Bev 3 months ago from Wales

      Well, you've found one right here :) There are lots of witchy and pagan sites, try doing a Google search for witch community and see what comes up.

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      Sidney Miles Hendricks 3 months ago

      I have determined that I am a witch. How can I find more like me. When will I.

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      Bev 3 months ago from Wales

      Glad you made your connection, Simona :)

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      Archer White 3 months ago

      Thank you for creating this! It helped me link together with my powers. I have felt these all for a very long time, and this just showed me that all of that might be because I'm a witch. Thanks for opening my eyes, Simona!

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      Mohamed Shalimar 3 months ago from Cape Comorin

      Simona, I have published the article again. Title is "Oman and Islam".

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      Simona 3 months ago

      I would like to read your article, Mohamed.

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      Elena 3 months ago

      Thanks for this instructive note. If it is possible to comment on some spells and ominous things?

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