Can a Young Teen Be a Witch?

Updated on November 6, 2018
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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.

I get many questions from young people, some only 10 or 11 years old, asking how they can become a witch. They’ve watched a TV show or a movie, and the idea of being a witch is cool and glamorous. They believe all they have to do is unleash some magickal power within and that’s it, they are a witch who can do anything they want.

The truth is, that’s not how it works. Becoming a witch can be fun and exciting, but it is also difficult. Firstly, it’s rarely possible that someone of such a young age can be sure that witchcraft is their true calling. Secondly, all that CGI stuff in movies is not real. Not one bit of it is rooted in reality.

Nope, it doesn't work like this.
Nope, it doesn't work like this.

What Real Witches Do

They…

  • Don’t talk much to non-witches about their path.
  • Offer help where it’s needed.
  • Develop empathy for other people.
  • Are kind and considerate.
  • Never bully or intimidate.
  • Don’t seek revenge except in extreme situations.
  • Understand the principle of Threefold Return and live their life accordingly.
  • Are never cruel or mean.
  • Respect nature.
  • Don’t manipulate people for their own gain.

Should You Tell Your Parents You Want to Be a Witch?

Well, only you know that. If my teenage daughter decided to become a witch, I’d hope she would tell me. It also depends whether you are just thinking about it, or actually trying to practice. If you are merely mulling over the idea of becoming a witch, you are entitled to your private thoughts. However, if you are practicing, or attempting to practice witchcraft, as a responsible parent, I’d want to know about it.

If you know that your parents would be utterly against you following this path, then you must respect the fact that they are your parents and set aside your magickal ambitions for the time being. When you are old enough to make your own decisions and perhaps have your own place, you can do as you please.

You can put the waiting time to good use and learn all you can about, nature, moon cycles, herbs, flowers, animals, crystals, dreams, colors and all the other myriad things that witches are drawn to.

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Your Psychic Powers

People often confuse the fact that they have a psychic gift or power with witchcraft. Having a psychic gift does not automatically make you a witch. Many people have dreams that foretell the future. Many receive ‘messages’ or knowledge about things they wouldn’t normally know. You can be psychic without being a witch. And you can be a witch without being psychic. It’s your choice if you decide to combine the two.

So How Do I Know if I am a Witch?

People who are born into witchcraft are rare. The path of a witch is a choice. You might feel extremely drawn to it, or you might stumble upon it almost accidentally. If you are meant to be a witch you will know it.

Dedicate Yourself to the Study of Witchcraft

If you truly want to be a witch, then you can undertake to be a neophyte (student). Know that your witchy education continues all your life. However, if you want to perform a short ritual you can dedicate yourself to study for a year and a day.

Before you do so, think carefully, if this is what you want to do. It’s a big commitment that will involve a lot of time reading, studying and thinking. Will you have the time on top of your school work? Would you rather wait until you know for sure that this is something you want to do?

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Self-Dedication to Learning Witchcraft

Gather the following:

  • A leaf to represent the element of Air
  • A pebble to represent the element of Earth
  • A tiny cup of water to represent the element of Water
  • A photo of a fire or electronic candle to represent the element of Fire (no real flames, please).
  • Find a photo of a pentagram and copy it onto a large piece of paper. There's one above.

Now sit quietly with your elements and your drawn pentagram in front of you. Place each item on one of the lower points of the pentagram as shown in the diagram above. Breathe deeply in and out three times.

Now place your left index (pointy) finger on the topmost point of the pentagram (Spirit) and say:

Goddess of Grace I sit before you in gratitude and humility
I hereby dedicate myself to the study of witchcraft for a year and a day
I promise to learn all I can.
I promise to do no harm.
I promise to use my knowledge wisely and for good.
As I say these words, so must it be.

Repeat the dedication three times. Remove your finger, sit back and breathe out with a big sigh. Congratulations, you just completed your first ritual. Tear up the pentagram, put the other materials aside/away and go about your day as usual.

To Begin Your Studies

You need a blank notebook or journal.

Copy out the dedication above onto the inside front page. You can change the word ‘say’ to the word ‘write’.

It doesn’t matter in what order you do these things, be flexible.

  • Find out the names of five different trees in your locality and research their magickal properties. Google is your friend here. Write the details in your book.
  • Learn the moon phases and determine where the moon is in her cycle right now. Write it down, using little illustrations.
  • Find out the names and dates of the witches’ celebratory days. We call them ‘sabbats’ and ‘esbats’. Describe what each one is for.

That will do for a start. As you learn more, and be aware, one interesting thing will usually lead to another. And more congratulations are due; you just started your first Book of Shadows. There will be many more.

The Study of Witchcraft — History

It’s true, if you are to call yourself ‘witch’ then you must know the history of witchcraft, or at least have some rudimentary knowledge of those who walked the path before you. It goes back thousands of years. Witchcraft spread and changed. It developed into various traditions, varying from country to country, town to town and even from village to village.

The witchcraft that attracts you has its roots in Europe, not in the USA (unless you are following a Native American, South American, or African tradition). So you need to know at least a little bit about those traditions. Without a basic grounding in witch history, you cannot hope to be an authentic witch.

Find out:

  • How the wise woman was perceived back in medieval times.
  • What she did. What was her contribution to her community?
  • Why did she become an object of hatred?
  • What happened to people, men and women, who were accused of witchcraft?
  • How, when, and where did the modern practice of Wicca begin?

Natural Cycles

As mentioned, you need to know the moon cycles and why witches respect them when working magick. It’s also a good idea to pay attention to the seasons and link them to the sabbats. This is called ‘The Wheel of the Year. Become aware of the changes in the air, temperature, leaves on the trees, formation of ice, new growth, etc. Become an expert in nature’s cycles.

Cooking and Gardening

This is not absolutely necessary, but most witches are attracted to hearth and home. It’s where they grow their herbs, make their potions, and work their magick. Witches know the power of food; its restorative and comforting qualities. So many witches follow the paths of kitchen-witch or hedgewitch.

Healing

Some witches are attracted to the practice of healing. They learn about crystals, hands-on healing, Reiki, etc.

Divination

The art of telling the future or delving into underlying energies. Commonly by using tarot cards or other such tools.

Volunteering

Witches are community-minded and will volunteer to help out whenever they can. Look for opportunities to volunteer your services.

Reading

Witches love to collect witchy and witch-related books. They tend to amass quite a reference library. You might not be able to do this yet, but there’s nothing preventing you exploring the metaphysical section of your local library and bookstore.

Why Haven’t I Mentioned Spells and Magick?

The reason why many young people are attracted to witchcraft is because they think that it’s all about casting spells and getting what they want. The fact is that magick is never a fast and wizzy process. It’s usually slow to unfold. It also involves a deep understanding of the forces at work. Another consideration is that spells can backfire—big time.

So I am always wary when young teens ask me about working spells. You are not mature enough to be able to raise the emotional energy necessary, nor to make sure you are protected against psychic and magickal repercussions.

However, if you are really dedicated to the study of witchcraft. If you are prepared to make an ongoing commitment, then sure enough, within a few years you will be ready to work with energy and magick. So be responsible; you don’t want to unleash power you cannot control or neutralize, before you understand what it all involves.

Do you still think you are a witch?

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Traditions

There are many varied witchcraft traditions. You can read about some of them here: What Kind of Witch Are You? 60 Witchcraft Traditions

Further Study

I have another page here: Teenwitch: How to Learn Witchcraft which offers more ideas how to begin studying the craft.

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

Questions & Answers

  • If you do the self-dedication to witchcraft spell what are the consequences if you stop learning witchcraft?

    There aren't any consequences. You can walk away at any time. However, it would be wise to ask yourself why you would dedicate yourself to a path that you think you might give up.

    So, my suggestion would be to learn as much as you can before even considering a dedication. A dedication is a promise to yourself and giving up can feel like a failure. Witchcraft is not something to play with; it's a serious commitment. So, learn a little, explore a lot, and wait a while before you make up your mind.

  • I want to be dedicated to witchcraft, but being an anxious and nervous human being, I’m scared that it’s gonna harm me in some kind of way. But will it?

    If you have doubts, then wait until you know for sure. It won't harm you; it's basically self-education.

  • What would you say is an appropriate age to start practicing witchcraft and spell casting? I’m sixteen, and I have a little collection of things from nature hikes as well as other connections to nature, but I might be too young/ turbulent to influence the Universe.

    There is no definitive age to start witchcraft. However, the whole premise of witchcraft is that it is 'wise'. For wise, read experienced. So there's nothing preventing you studying and reading about it and then gradually introducing small daily witchy practices into your life.

    This article may be helpful: https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/50-Ways-To-...

  • If I want to go deeper into witchcraft where can I get the resources to learn more about it?

    There are several suggestions and links provided in the article above.

  • Can witchcraft cause harm?

    Yes. If you attempt to manipulate anyone, it could go horribly wrong. And the worst thing is that it usually rebounds on you. So be cautious.

© 2018 Bev G

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    • theraggededge profile imageAUTHOR

      Bev G 

      3 days ago from Wales, UK

      H Alicia, healing witches can (or might try to) heal whatever needs healing. Though, someone who is a gardener would most likely heal plants if it's possible to do so.

      So, yes, living things can be healed by a healing witch. However, that doesn't mean a witch can be successful at healing everyone and everything. Sometimes, pain and illness is part of a person's life experience, and sometimes death is the natural way forward.

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      Alicia 

      3 days ago

      Sorry for asking so many questions but do healing witches heal plants

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      Bev G 

      4 days ago from Wales, UK

      Yes, Alicia. But witches also understand when it is time for an animal... or a person... to let go, that is the best path for them. Witches don't avoid the subject of death.

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      Alicia 

      4 days ago

      Can they help animals as well?

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      Bev G 

      5 days ago from Wales, UK

      Hi Alicia, a healing witch heals people. She may practice Reiki, reflexology, energy healing, spellwork, counseling, be an expert herbalist, or even be a doctor of medicine. Anything that helps people feel better, whether it be mentally or physically.

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      Alicia 

      5 days ago

      What exactly does a healing witch do?

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      Bev G 

      6 days ago from Wales, UK

      Okay, well I don't know of any 'testing' spell that would indicate your level of ability. Why don't you take a look of my new article about mind magic and see if that works for you?

      https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/How-to-Cast...

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      Izzy 

      6 days ago

      I am 17.

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      Bev G 

      7 days ago from Wales, UK

      How old are you, Izzy?

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      Izzy 

      7 days ago

      I feel I am ready for harder and stronger spells is there a spell or spells to practise to tell if I am ready?

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      Bev G 

      8 days ago from Wales, UK

      I agree, Ella. The moon is in the perfect place to maintain our tides so that they are not so strong that they overwhelm the land, or be so weak as to cause the oceans to stagnate. I also think the moon, along with planets like Jupiter, act as protectors of the Earth.

      Here's a list of different types of witchcraft traditions: https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/What-Kind-o...

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      Bev G 

      8 days ago from Wales, UK

      Eclectic, Alicia. But my main interest has always been divination - tarot reading.

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      paris 

      8 days ago

      hi so me and my friendi was woudering if their was spelles to help memories are studies for school ?

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      Ella c 

      8 days ago

      Hi I’m 18 and I have been studying witch craft since I was 17 I was wondering how many tripe’s of witches are there or if I were a with what time of witch would I be, but I like moon spells especially I passion the moon every night on my birthday I would stare at the fool moon and wonder “ how does it do it do it’s job so well and never fail” I personally think it’s fascinating.

      Ella

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      Alicia 

      8 days ago

      What type of witch are you?

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      Bev G 

      8 days ago from Wales, UK

      Hi Alicia, yes a sea witch would naturally work with moon cycles because the moon determines the tides. And the weather also affects sea and lake conditions.

      I don't there is any assessment system that would show us what a sea witch would be 'best' at. It depends what the individual prefers to focus on.

      You have to remember that there are no cut and dried standards in witchcraft. Mostly it's all down to personal choice.

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      Alicia 

      8 days ago

      On other websites it says that a Sea witch works with not only to sea but also moon cycles and the weather is this true? If so what would a sea witch be best at moon cycles, weather or the sea?

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      Bev G 

      8 days ago from Wales, UK

      Hi Evie,

      I'm not sure what to say really. Witches do what they do. There is no such specific tradition or path called a 'charm witch'.

      Maybe this article will help: https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/What-Kind-o...

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      Evie 

      8 days ago

      What I mean is, is there a specific witch type who does charms.

      Because my friend thinks she could be a charm witch because she is great at luck, healing and future charms.

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      Bev G 

      8 days ago from Wales, UK

      Hi Evie, I've never heard of the specific term 'charmer witch'. When you describe someone as a 'charmer', it is a derogatory term, as in "That guy's a right charmer'. Meaning that they are, in fact, charmless and ignorant.

      A charm is another name for a spell, so all working, practicing witches use charms in one form or another.

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      Evie 

      8 days ago

      Is there such thing as a Charmer witch?And If so what do they do?

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      Bev G 

      2 weeks ago from Wales, UK

      Hi again, Love, I don't use spells with ingredients, other than pen, paper and candles. There are tons on the internet.

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

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      Bev G 

      2 weeks ago from Wales, UK

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      love 

      2 weeks ago

      My friend was wondering if love spells will help her find love and she would like to see if you have any spells that dont need ingredients too. Thank you.

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      love 

      2 weeks ago

      Thanks and I also so was wanting to know if you happen to know any spells that i could try that do have to have ingredients if so would you please let me know. Thank you.

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      Bev G 

      2 weeks ago from Wales, UK

      Well, most witches have jobs and careers, so your witchcraft would just be part of your life. There's no 'emergency services witch' as such, but feel free to use that description. However, when you are on the job, please put thoughts of witchcraft out of your mind and focus on what you are doing. And thank you xxx

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      love 

      2 weeks ago

      what kind of witch would like to help save peoples lives because im a firefighter and an EMT

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      Bev G 

      3 weeks ago from Wales, UK

      There's no need for a circle because you are not working magick. However, you can do, if you like :)

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      beginnerwitch 

      3 weeks ago

      me again! :)

      I just wanted to ask whether, for the self dedication, should I cast a circle, before doing it? or is it not needed?

      thanks!

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      Bev G 

      4 weeks ago from Wales, UK

      You aren't bothering me, Krysta, I'm happy to answer questions.

      There aren't any rules; use whatever works for you. Four pebbles would be fine, or you could use items in the following colors: Brown - north/earth, Green - east/air. Orange/red/yellow - south/fire, Blue - west/water. x

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      Krysta 

      4 weeks ago

      Hi, I'm 14 currently, and I'd like to try the ritual. Would a drawing of fire work or does it have to be an electric candle or a picture? Apologies for bothering you.

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      Bev G 

      4 weeks ago from Wales, UK

      Hi Gianna, maybe wait until you are 18. Witchcraft isn't bad, although, like most of humankind, there are bad witches as well as good ones.

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      gianna 

      4 weeks ago

      hi, what age do u think I should start witchcraft. Is witchcraft evil or bad because most sites I looked at are saying it is bad and I don't want to do it if it is bad.

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      Bev G 

      8 weeks ago from Wales, UK

      No, sorry, Laura. What is it you are trying to do?

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      Laura B 

      8 weeks ago

      Well do you know anyone who can help me?

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      Bev G 

      8 weeks ago from Wales, UK

      Laura, I'm sorry but my kind of witchcraft does not involve talking to spirits.

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      Laura B 

      8 weeks ago

      I am a 17 year old witch and I have studied witchcraft for 6 years now I am ready I want to talk to the spirits it’s important and will not interfere with nature’s spirits how do I talk to them please give me a spell like I said it’s important and urgent

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      Bev G 

      8 weeks ago from Wales, UK

      At 12, Rose, you are too young to be casting spells of any kind.

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      Rose 

      8 weeks ago

      What is the best spell for a 12 year old witch on a full moon

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      Bev G 

      8 weeks ago from Wales, UK

      Wait until you are older, Lily. The material for learning witchcraft is not written for children. It's complicated and difficult to understand.

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      Lily 

      8 weeks ago

      Claudia is my friend at school.

      We can study together what study’s are the best for me. Maybe Give me an article moon studies any thing else maybe some thing you suggest. Claudia is the same age as me. 8 please reply soon from lily

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      Bev G 

      2 months ago from Wales, UK

      Hi Claudia, I have lots of other articles here:

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

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      claudia 

      2 months ago

      hi

      my name is claudia and i have been studing witchcraft can you help me know more about witchcraft? claudia

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      Bev G 

      2 months ago from Wales, UK

      Hi Lily, you should forget about spells for now. Being a witch isn't just about casting spells.

      This article will explain it in more detail: https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/What-I-Need...

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      Lily 

      2 months ago

      Hi,

      I was wondering what spells should I study on not saying that I should actually do it. its pretty advanced even for my sister thanks from lily

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      Bev G 

      2 months ago from Wales, UK

      Hi Parva, keep doing what you are doing. Wait until you are older before messing around with energy manipulation (magic).

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      Parva avis ~ 

      2 months ago

      Hi Bev G! I've sort of been studying witchcraft for about a year now, but not properly in the ways you have suggested. I've been doing lots of meditation and small things with crystals and chants; now I'm almost 12. What's my next step with magick?

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      Bev G 

      2 months ago from Wales, UK

      Hi Rose,

      I don't know of a particular site. You can get moon phase apps. so that you can follow the moon phases.

      The best 'magical properties of trees' site is https://tesswhitehurst.com/the-magical-and-metaphy...

      Learning about nature is something that witches love to do. Witchcraft is an earth-based path, so anything to do with the natural world is a good thing for a with.

      I'm old enough ;)

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      Rose 

      2 months ago

      What site would you recommend for learning about moon phases? Also what are the easiest trees to learn about seeing as I’m only 12?

      And what will learning about these 3 subjects do to help us and also just curious how old are you?

      From

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      Bev G 

      2 months ago from Wales, UK

      Hi again Lily :)

      Yes, I do spells, but they are very low-key these days. Usually written ones. They do take a bit of practice to get right.

      The most important thing is that you must, must know what you are doing. It's very easy to make mistakes that could have an effect for years and years. That's why I recommend people don't begin practicing witchcraft until they are grown up. It's not like the movies.

      The most common witches are probably Wiccans and 'eclectics' - people who take little bits of different traditions and follow their own unique path.

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      Bev G 

      2 months ago from Wales, UK

      Hi Lily, by all means do lots of witchy reading, but you need to know that most material on witchcraft is meant for older people. You might like Lisa Chamberlain's books - they are readily available on Amazon.

      And yes, I am a witch :)

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

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      Lily 

      2 months ago

      Hello its lily again. I was wondering about all the spells and I thought I might ask you that do you practice spells or does the talent come straight away. I am very great full for you telling me this info.

      From lily p.s. what is the most common witches.

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      Lily 

      2 months ago

      Hi my sister is Rose. I do not feel quite as ready as my sister, however I am going to use this time to learn. Would this be good for me a nine year old or would you know a easier site for me to follow. Are you a witch? And are there different types of witches if so how do you find out what type of witch you are?

      From lily thank you

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      Bev G 

      2 months ago from Wales, UK

      Hi Cafe Ellis, no casting spells is not satanic, it's simply working with the energy that permeates the universe. Prayers are the same thing.

      At 13, you are too young to practice witchcraft, but you can learn about it until you are ready.

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

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      Cafe Ellis 

      2 months ago

      Is casting spells satanic ? Why do people view witchcraft as being satanic ? I think witchcraft spells can be used for good, or for evil . Witchcraft is not that bad . I am 13 years old an intrested in witchcraft and magic

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      Bev G 

      2 months ago from Wales, UK

      Hi Rose, I don't know of any witchcraft 'schools'. You can join a training group in your area (you'd find it on Facebook or Instagram). However, they won't take anyone under the age of 18.

      Meanwhile, this article might help you: https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/What-Kind-o...

      And there a lot more here: https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/How-to-be-a...

      Good luck.

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      Rose 

      2 months ago

      Is there a way to know what type of witch you are?

      could there a school of witchcraft you can go to ( where i live Australia

      NSW) or are there any school online.

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      Bev G 

      2 months ago from Wales, UK

      Hi Rose,

      My favourite tree site belongs to Tess Whitehurst: https://tesswhitehurst.com/the-magical-and-metaphy... She has a book as well.

      I don't make potions so can't help you there. You'll have to search for something on the web. The only 'potion' I use is by holding my hands around a glass of water and visualising energy going into it. That's called 'charging'.

      Good luck on your journey.

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      Rose 

      2 months ago

      You might remember me from the witch marks websites I called myself marie ( thats my middle name) I just started researching the trees on this website for magical properties. However every website has something different about the Jacaranda tree the first one I’m studying do you know a particular website that is very trustworthy. Also while I am doing this studying is there any cooking herbs but I could do for a simple beginners potion.

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      Bev G 

      2 months ago from Wales, UK

      Of course, Kai. You could draw all four of the elements if you want to. They are just representations, that's all. In your mind's eye, you can see them as the real thing.

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      Kai 

      2 months ago

      Hi for gathering things that represent the elements would it be possible to draw the fire instead of printing it?

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      Bev G 

      4 months ago from Wales, UK

      Hi Jen, that's called 'deja vu'. Most people experience it at one time or another.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Déjà_v...

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      Jen 

      4 months ago

      Hey so I've been having these dreams where I dream of a moment, but it happens in the future (My most time span is about 1 year.) But I don't remember 'till it happens. What is this and what does it mean?

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      Bev G 

      4 months ago from Wales, UK

      Hi Zak, I'm not great at meditating either and you don't have to do it to be a witch. So just put it to one side for now.

      Instead of full-on meditation, sit quietly and feel at peace. Do it out of doors whenever you can. Allow yourself to gently merge with your surroundings and reach for the feeling of oneness. Aim for feeling rather than thinking. Breathe and relax back into 'reality'. And that will do.

      I have to warn you against working magic if you are not fully aware of what you are doing. You could cause irreparable damage to your well-being. Don't attempt anything unless you know why you are doing it. It can be fun to experiment, but remember that 'witch' means a wise person, so aim for life experience before witchcraft.

      Good luck.

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      Zak martin 

      4 months ago

      Ive been into magic[k] for quite some time now, however im only 16 and dont fully understand things (to an extent). I wish to become a witch, but it apperently requires meditation. While i like meditating, ive got a few problems. Whenever i meditate for a certain amount of time (time getting shorter each time i do so) i begin to feel as if i was numb. In this state i can barely move, and feel, how should i put this... warm and cold (for lack of a better term). Another problem is im autistic and dont always (if at all) understand complex things, ive evsn tried making a psi ball. Im a great visualiser and can meditate, but i run into these problems a lot. May i have a little advice for how to raise my energy level and subconscious mindset

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      Bev G 

      5 months ago from Wales, UK

      Hi Kitty,

      Have a look at this article: https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/Are-You-a-W...

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      Kitty 

      5 months ago

      I was just wondering if there are signs and or symptoms that show you if you are a witch or not?

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      Bev G 

      5 months ago from Wales, UK

      That sounds like a good plan, Zach. Real witchcraft is quite dull and there aren't any magic tricks.

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      Zach 

      5 months ago

      I really dont know if I should practice and study witchcraft my mom looks at witchcraft as being evil magic . I dont kniw why people look at witchcraft as being evil magic . Maybe I should not practice witchcraft and start practicing magic tricks .

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      Bev G 

      6 months ago from Wales, UK

      Hi Heather,

      My advice is to spend the next couple of years learning as much as you can. The whole point of witchcraft is that it is a craft practiced by the wise, so I think you should get a few more years' life experience under your belt before you begin working with energy. Good luck.

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      Heather 

      6 months ago

      Hey! I'm 15, and I have been interested in witchcraft well over a year now. I have friends but I never really felt connected with them but when I learn about witchcraft I feel as if I fit in 100%. I have been trying my best to learn about witchcraft. My family is strict Christians, but they already think I'm a satanist (I'm not). So do you think I should start doing rituals? Ever since I stumbled onto this stuff, I have been interested. If you do advice me to start practicing rituals or oaths, where should I start?

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      Bev G 

      7 months ago from Wales, UK

      Okay, Katie, I'll approve your message. Hurry up and get some more content and make sure the images you use are Creative Commons. Try Pixabay.com for free images :)

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      Katie Par 

      7 months ago

      Hi! I know self-promo is lame, but this is to help people here too. I just made a blog that will take you along with me on my journey as a 13-year-old witch! I am sharing this in hopes that this can help you! https://lovebubby8.wixsite.com/mysite

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      Bev G 

      8 months ago from Wales, UK

      Hello Amie, that's a much better idea than printing out a piece of paper. You don't need to take a board, just place your stones out in the rough shape of a pentacle. As you go on learning, eventually, you'll simply trace the shape in the air (it corresponds to North/Earth). xx

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      Amie 

      8 months ago

      Hello, I dont have a printer where I live. I was wondering if i could make a pentagram at the creek (Its rocky but i could bring a board down).

      Much love, Amie

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      Bev G 

      9 months ago from Wales, UK

      It doesn't matter whether you believe in them or not. They exist. Witches are people who have chosen to practice witchcraft. The fact that you connect them to devil worship shows that you don't have any idea what witchcraft is.

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      mary john 

      9 months ago

      I don't believe in witches because they are deviles agents

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      Bev G 

      9 months ago from Wales, UK

      Hi Ashley, a lot of people feel the way you do when they come to witchcraft. There is a sense of finding your place, or 'coming home'. It's lovely.

      I tend to advise teens to wait a while, not because they couldn't practice magick, but because they need to live a little first. A witch means to be wise, so we need to have those positive and negative life experiences to draw on. Witches need to be discreet, know when to act and when not to. When to speak and when to shut up.

      So there's no right age to start, but there definitely is a right level of maturity. Only you can know when you are ready or whether you want to try something else.

      Good luck.

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      Ashley 

      9 months ago

      Hey I'm 15 and i was just wondering if im "old enough" i ran into magick by accident over instagrams explore page, for the past month i had been learning about youre third eye, then i stumbled upon a post called how to do candle magick i was very intruiged, ever since i was 7 i had a feeling i was supposed to be in some way or another connected to something supernatural and i believe i have found what i believe is my place as a witch, i have not practiced any magick i have not done anything until i am sure, i have however been studying i have already aqquired some books about herbs and crytals and psychic stuff i have been writing what i learned down i have learned about 3 of the trees in my yard, and 2 that are in my friends yard, i am very drawn to magick and want to practice but i would just like youre opinion/advice on what i should do and whether i should continue on this path of magick or if i should try something else

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      Bev G 

      9 months ago from Wales, UK

      No, you don't have to. As it says in the article, "If you want to do a short ritual..." It's just a practice run and to introduce people into the idea of working a ritual.

      Study as long and as often as you wish. Obviously the more effort you put into it, the better in the long run.

      Good luck on your witchcraft journey.

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      Bonbon 

      9 months ago

      I’m 11 so I just wanna study for a few years, do I have to take the oath thing? And if I do, how often do I have to study, does it have to be everyday?

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      Bev G 

      9 months ago from Wales, UK

      Hi Ro, I would suggest you tackle both issues by bringing in tiny practices that fit into your life easily. Feeling connected to the earth and the universe can give you a necessary sense of being grounded.

      Try a few of these: https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/50-Ways-To-...

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      Ro 

      9 months ago

      I've always felt different and wanted a more exciting life and be able to use magic...I've never really made friends or was interested cause i never felt like i was one of them...it's like I'm not human..i don't feel like a human being and i do not want to be an ordinary human..i am obsessed with power and I'm also a perfectionist and I've always been really into supernatural stuff...I'd love to practice but it takes focus and my head is really negative (despite that i can say that I'm strong enough to somehow shut off my emotions ) like other people i can choose to not care about anything...it takes about a day to do that and that kinda makes me feel even more different...I'm also pretty creative (i guess) and i have great imagination i think? But when it comes to trying to train my mind into all thoes stuff idk what to do..no i don't want to give up on my passion for witchcraft but my head is so messed up by depression and i would love for you to give me some advice

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      Bev G 

      10 months ago from Wales, UK

      Hi Mak, you are confusing witchcraft with psychic gifts. This article may help explain:

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

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      Mak 

      10 months ago

      Hello, actally i am searching out this for quite a lot time now. People actally don't belive me when i tell them i have dreams that tell me if something bad or good is going to happen. That also includes deaths. I feel a "connection" to the moon. ( i don't know if i am choosing the right word for how i feel). I just feel

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      Bev G 

      10 months ago from Wales, UK

      Hi Libby, I think you are too young to be practicing any form of witchcraft. I

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      Libby 

      10 months ago

      Hello, I’m thirteen now and I think I’m a witch. One of my family members have practiced Wicca before, so is it possible I got it from her? I feel as if I’m drawn to this, I read an article on signs that you are a witch, and I relate to almost all of them. I’ve been studying Trinitarian Wicca for about a week and a half, and I did one spell for my friend, who was really depressed and after I did so, I asked him if he felt any better and he said yes. I’m not sure if this is a coincidence or not. Do you think I’d be able to keep going into Trinitarian Wicca?

      Thanks, Libby x

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      Bev G 

      11 months ago from Wales, UK

      Hi Zoe, if you spend the next few years learning and immersing yourself in study of witchcraft, you will know when you are ready to become a fully fledged witch. It will sort of happen gradually.

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      Zoe 

      11 months ago

      Hi, I really think I am a witch and I love learning about the witch's world. There is even a girl at my school who is a green witch (SHe told me that she worked with plants and stuff) But how will I know when I'm old enough? ( I would like to keep my age a secret)

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      Bev G 

      12 months ago from Wales, UK

      Hi Mandy, casting a spell is a deliberate action. If you find yourself wishing for something and it happens, then that means you are very powerful.

      In which case, I advise using great caution and holding back until you are much older.

      Learn all you can. There are tons of resources available, including right here: https://exemplore.com/

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      Bev G 

      12 months ago from Wales, UK

      Hi Jessilynn, while you are under your parents' care and living in their home, you have to abide by their wishes. That doesn't prevent you learning more about your chosen path, if you are able to do so.

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      Jessilynn Carter 

      12 months ago

      Hi, I'm a new witch and I'm quite young to be one but I've always known deep down this is what I want to do with my life. What do I do if my parents don't like or support my decision?

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      Bev G 

      12 months ago from Wales, UK

      Hi Athena, well obviously he is too young to understand that being a witch involves a lot of responsibility. And he probably has completely the wrong idea what spell casting is actually about.

      How about you persuade your parents to let him learn to do 'magic tricks', i.e. conjuring. There are lots of YouTube videos that can help.

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      Athena Rose Schreck 

      12 months ago

      Hi! I am a new witch (I have been practicing for about a year) and my little brother wants me to teach him about Magick. He is only 9 years old and isn’t listening to me while I talk and “Wants to do the spells already!” What should I do!?

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      Bev G 

      13 months ago from Wales, UK

      Witchcraft doesn't have to involve religion. Some witches live it as such, but many are atheists.

      For me, it's all about energy...

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

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      Beck 

      13 months ago

      I have a question: I'm almost 17 and I'm an atheist, can I become a witch anyway?

      because as an atheist I don't believe in the existence of any gods, so it'll be difficult to pray to a god I don't think even exists

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      Bev G 

      13 months ago from Wales, UK

      Hi Emma, you are right to hesitate. You are too young to be messing around with witchcraft. Read, research and study for a few years. Get some life experience and then reassess your options.

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      Emma 

      13 months ago

      I want to become a witch but I'm not so sure to become one because I don't think I'm ready yet... I'm a bit psychic though and I'm really connected to nature is that all it takes to become a witch? I really want advice about this and I'm still not sure enough if I'm old enough to become one because I'm almost thirteen.

      Thanks, Emma

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      Bev G 

      14 months ago from Wales, UK

      Hi Sophie, I used the 'Goddess of grace' as a general expression to mean 'spirit'. Take it as you will. It is not a recognised deity. Witchcraft can be faith-based, or not. Mine is not.

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