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How to Be a Witch: Beginner’s Guide to Finding Your Path

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

Do you find yourself wondering if you might be a witch? Perhaps you have experienced some psychic visions or dreams? Maybe your grandmother had a certain way with home remedies? Or, maybe you just feel that there must be more to this life?

If you are sure you are a witch, perhaps you are worried about what kind of witch you are. The trouble is, many don’t seem to fit into any neat category. This beginner’s guide to becoming a witch will help you take the first steps to finding your path.

First, let’s clear up some misunderstandings.

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You Are a Witch If You Practice Witchcraft

That’s right. You are not a witch just because you kind of feel like one, or because you have weird and disturbing dreams. Witches do witchcraft. That means they study it and live a witchy life. You may be a fledgling psychic, but that doesn’t mean you are a witch.

If you’ve been told that witches have always been in your family, that’s great. But that still doesn’t mean you are an actual witch.

I can tell you, though, that if you are a bit psychic, if it runs in the family, if you have visions, and you have certain traits and characteristics, then you have a head start on becoming a witch.

How Do I Become a Witch?

You start by studying. Real witches have an encyclopedic knowledge of all, or some, of the following:

  • The magickal elements
  • Moon cycles
  • The seasons
  • Common plants and trees
  • How to raise energy
  • How to protect themselves and others
  • Healing
  • Divination
  • Spirituality
  • Meditation

Witches usually have an affinity for:

  • The Moon (or sometimes, the Sun)
  • Animals
  • Nature
  • Water
  • Silver
  • Darkness
  • Spirits and ancestors

Witches are:

  • Kindly
  • Sensible
  • Thoughtful
  • Helpful
  • Charitable
  • Cautious
  • Curious
  • Patient
  • Open-minded and willing to change their perspective
  • Excellent researchers

Witches never:

  • Set out to do harm or wish ill upon another person (except under very rare circumstances)
  • Cast inappropriate love spells
  • Cast any spell without considering the consequences
  • Lie, cheat, or steal
  • Bring the practice of witchcraft into disrepute
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Photo by Todd Quackenbush on Unsplash

The Benefits of a Witchcraft Lifestyle

There are many benefits and advantages to being a witch. Most witches tend to have robust mental health. They see where they fit into the world. That they are part of the whole. They know death is part of life. They generally have a good sense of humor and understand that all challenges and obstacles will improve with time, or can be dealt with positively. Witches know their own limitations and are able to work around them.

Witches thrive in their connection to the earth, nature and the cycles of the universe. They are grounded and pragmatic. They can gently and humanely remove spiders from the bath.

Magick is just one of the ways that witches interact with the world around them. They use it to make positive changes in their lives. These positive changes radiate outwards to improve the lives of others.

Witches are keen observers. They are interested in stuff. They like to see how situations play out. Nothing gets past them - they file these experiences away for future reference, especially if they practice divination.

Home for witches is usually quirky, fun and maybe a little untidy. Books, magical 'equipment', candles are all around. And a lovely smell of herbs, incense and chocolate cookies permeates the house. There are usually muddy paw prints near the entrance too. Okay... not all witch's homes are like this and mine only smells of chocolate cookies when I can persuade my daughter to make them. The paw prints are definitely a thing though.

Where Do I Start?

You can begin from right where you are. Look at the lists above and determine to incorporate those qualities into yourself and your life. Don’t expect to turn into the ‘Good Witch’ overnight. It will take a lifetime and many slips, and even then, no-one is perfect.

Remember that only you can tread this path. It’s unique to you, and you get to choose. If you are very young, I recommend you read these two articles:

I also recommend you begin to build up a library of reference books. Start with these:

  • The Modern Guide to Witchcraft: Your Complete Guide to Witches, Covens, and Spells by Skye Alexander
  • A Year and a Day of Everyday Witchcraft: 366 Ways to Witchify Your Life by Deborah Blake

These are really good basic sources of information. I also recommend Lisa Chamberlain’s books to all fledgling witches and Wiccans. She writes in a straightforward, easy-to-understand way.

"The ethos of Witchcraft is one of working with the natural forces of the world, rather than commanding them."

Later you can move on to subjects like the history of witchcraft and specific topics, such as divination or herbalism. Most witches have extensive collections of books and enjoy reading, and expanding their knowledge and expertize.

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Photo by Jessica Furtney on Unsplash

So, How Do I Know What Kind of Witch I Am?

To start with, you don’t have to be any kind. Keep it general. Learn about all the different traditions and see if one or two catch your attention. You don’t have to fit into any neat category or give yourself a label. And be prepared to change paths as you get older. As you mature, your interests will change. You might not have the slightest interest in growing herbs now, but when you get your own place to live, you might suddenly decide that a herb garden would be the best thing ever. Or maybe you’ll spot a deck of tarot cards in a witchy emporium. Or you might choose to look into astrology or crystal gazing.

Can I Combine Traditions?

Yes, absolutely. Most witches do that anyway. Wicca, for example, is a modern reinterpretation and amalgamation of many traditions. A lot of people will describe themselves as an ‘Eclectic Witch.’ This is someone who doesn’t restrict themselves to any one tradition. They pick ‘n mix from all the others. For example, someone might be keen on Celtic history, magick and deities, but they also enjoy dabbling in astrology, tarot and growing herbs. S/he would be an ecclectic witch.

Can I Go Niche?

Again, yes. If one particular aspect of witchcraft grabs your attention, pick up that thread and follow it. Sometimes, you’ll find it leads you out of witchcraft altogether, as in herbs leading to a passion for gardening. Or the cards taking you towards being a professional tarot reader. And that’s OK. No one is going to care if you leave your witch-hood behind you. It’s whatever works for you.

I’m Still Not Sure. What Do You Recommend?

That’s fine. You are right to think it through. What you could do, is to begin incorporating some tiny witchy practices into your daily life. Doing them doesn’t mean you are automatically a witch, but they can make you feel a little witch-ier. They’ll also connect you to the energy that swirls around and through us all. Have a look at 50 Ways to be Witchy Every Day. Just pick one or two to begin with.

"To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter; to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring — these are some of the rewards of the simple life."

— John Burroughs

What About Conservation and Ecology?

All witches care about the planet. Some will be activists, fighting for their beliefs; others will do it in their own way by picking up litter while out on a walk. They seek to reduce their own impact on the planet as much as possible. Good witches aren’t into material gratification. They love their books and witchy things, it’s true. And many of us couldn’t manage without our tech. But we do try to minimize buying stuff just for the sake of it. Recycling is very important to witches.

In a similar way, a lot of witches are vegetarian or vegan. I think everyone needs to follow their conscience in these matters. In the UK, we are lucky enough that our home-bred cattle, sheep, and pigs are grass-fed for a large part of the year. We have strict animal welfare laws, so we know that if the meat is British, it means the animal will have been cared for properly. It’s different in other countries, so you must decide for yourself.

From 'The Discovery Of Witches', Matthew Hopkins (1647)

From 'The Discovery Of Witches', Matthew Hopkins (1647)

Do I Need a Familiar?

Familiars were supposedly fantastical creatures or imps that did the witches’ bidding. They would spy or lay traps and get into places that the witch couldn’t. In return the witch kept them fed by allowing them to suckle on ‘witch teats’ on her body. All this was made up by the witch-hunters of centuries gone by.

However, many witches like to think of their pets as their familiars, and a lot of witches have a cat or two around the place. They don’t do much to help, even when we ask them nicely, unfortunately.

Did This Article Help?

I hope I have set your mind at rest. You don’t have to be any kind of witch if you are just starting out. Let the path reveal its wonders and secrets to you as you travel. If you have any questions, ask below. I’m happy to help.

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

Questions & Answers

Question: Can I become a witch even though I worship God?

Answer: Yes, witchcraft doesn't have to have a religious aspect. You can't be a Wiccan, because Wicca is a religion, but you can, for example, combine Christianity and witchcraft. There are many Christian witches.

Question: Are witches real?

Answer: Of course. They aren't fairies, pixies, or goblins. They are human beings the same as you.

Question: I tend to know things about people without them telling me, and occasionally know what's about to happen. Do you have a suggestion on the path I should take?

Answer: You have premonitions. They don't mean that witchcraft is the right path for you. You could start by researching psychic gifts such as clairvoyance, clairsentience, etc. Witchcraft is a practice, a way of life.

I wrote this article to help people to decide: https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/I-Have-Psyc...

Question: I don't think I'm very smart, but I am spiritual. Can I become a witch?

Answer: Anyone can become a witch. There is quite a lot of learning, but you can make it as simple or as complex as you want to. I have an article that shows 50 easy ways to incorporate witchcraft into your life. They are like mini spiritual practices, so might suit you perfectly.

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

Question: Do I need to do some kind of dedication to be a witch?

Answer: It's a personal preference. If you join a Wiccan group or community, you'll probably be expected to do so. If you are solitary, then you can decide to perform a self-dedication, or not. I haven't.

Question: Can I become a witch even I'm not one?

Answer: Yes.

Question: I need to know how to charge my altar pieces with the full moon coming up. How do I lay them out and for how long and where? What if it's cloudy, will they still be charged?

Answer: I would simply line them up on a windowsill that will catch the light of the full moon. The period of the full moon lasts for three days, so if you leave the items there for the three days, they should be charged sufficiently whatever the weather.

An alternative method, if the item is waterproof, is to hold it under running water for a few minutes. If you can find a clear stream nearby, even better.

Question: How can I find a witch community to support me on my journey?

Answer: If you are 18 or over, you can find a community of like-minded people via social media. You can look for a local coven or training group, or you can join a supportive on-line group.

Question: How do I know if I am a witch?

Answer: Witches do witchcraft. You aren't a witch unless you practice witchcraft. There are certain traits and characteristics that are helpful, plus a willingness to learn and study.

https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/Are-You-a-W...

Question: Do I need to be psychic to be a witch?

Answer: No, not at all. It's true that some witches are psychic and some psychics are witches, but it doesn't matter. Witches practice witchcraft. It's a choice they make. So anyone can be a witch if they want to be.

Question: Can I be non-religious and still be a witch? I believe in energies, just not the religion part.

Answer: Of course. Not all witchcraft has a religious basis. Wicca does, so you can't be Wiccan and not embrace the faith aspect. A witch who doesn't practice a religion is called a 'secular witch'.

Question: I can sense people's emotions and they reflect off me. What is that called?

Answer: You are an 'empathic'. Someone who picks up emotions almost like a radio tuner. The only way you avoid it is to physically move away. It will help if you develop and practice techniques to protect yourself, and then later to learn how to shrug off the feelings because they are not your own.

This article may help: https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/Psychic-Pro...

Question: So if witches really do exist does that mean mythical creatures like dragons and unicorns exist, also do demons come for witches?

Answer: Witches are human beings, so yes they exist. Dragons and unicorns are mythical creatures; they don't exist. Demons are also mythical and can't come after humans.

Question: Animals always seem to be drawn to me especially when I'm in forests. I have an ability to sense when an animal is near me. Witchcraft has always interested me and the strange occurrences I've witnessed when I'm around nature has always made me wonder if I could possibly be a witch. Any suggestions on what path to take?

Answer: To be a witch you have to practice witchcraft - it's not an innate characteristic. You get to choose what path or tradition to take. Witches are keen to make the world a better place so I'd suggest that you put your animal talents to good use and do some volunteering at an animal shelter or similar.

To find out more about the various traditions of witchcraft, have a look at this list and see if any appeal to you. https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/What-Kind-o...

I also have a list of witchy articles that might be helpful. Each one has a Q&A section where you can ask anything that you need to know.

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

Question: What kind of witch studies flotation?

Answer: Flotation is the ability to float in water. I know of no tradition that encompasses that. You may be thinking of levitation, which is the phenomena of people or objects lifting into the air without visible means of support. In which case, you might find more information in the realm of stage magic or psychic gifts. Witches tend not to bother with stuff like that and focus on more down-to-earth (excuse the pun) issues.

Question: I would really like to get involved with spirits and communicating with them. But I would also like to have a lot of knowledge of crystals, spells and rituals. So I’m still not completely sure what type of witch I am. Do I start the same as other people?

Answer: Yes, you start the same. Those are the things that fascinate and interest most beginner witches. Follow the advice given. You'll also find a lot more information here: https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/How-to-be-a...

Question: Can I become a witch simply by casting spells, growing herbs, and being interested in religious and or non religious facts?

Answer: You can become a witch simply by practicing witchcraft, as you describe. There is no governing body, no one to say you are doing it wrong. You can design your own witchy life.

Question: I want to be able to work with Hades, but I don't know how to research him, do you know of any books about him or his wife?

Answer: You could find out about Hades in any Greek mythology book. Also, you can look up his Roman equivalent, Plouton. There are also overlaps with the Christian Devil/Satan/Lucifer.

There are a ton of references on his Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hades There's also a lot of information there about Persephone.

Question: Can a man be a witch?

Answer: Yes, anyone can be a witch. It's a spiritual path and a lifestyle choice that is not determined by gender. Back in the old days, male witches in Britain were called 'cunning men' who would sell spells and potions to country folk. Today, men who practice 'high magick' or ritual magic, often refer to themselves as 'magicians', but most are witches.

Question: What is a Book of Shadows and how can I have one?

Answer: A Book of Shadows is a record of your magical work and personal journey through witchcraft. You can make one using any journal, notebook, or even digitally.

More about witches' journals: https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/A-Witchs-Jo...

Question: I can sometimes tell what a chosen card or number is without looking at them, what kind of witch would that make me?

Answer: What you describe is the psychic gift of claircognizance - clear knowing. To be a witch you have to practice witchcraft.

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

Question: I've always had some kind of pull towards witchcraft. I've been told many a time that since I'm male this cannot be. Should I listen to the masses or should I chase a dream?

Answer: Men can be witches too. I don't know who you've been talking to but they clearly have no understanding of witchcraft (the craft of the wise). There are many covens that include mixed sexes all over the world. And some of the most prominent writers on the subject are men. Have a look at Scott Cunningham's work, and also that of Christopher Penczak.

Question: I belong to a Hindu family. Can a Hindu become a witch? What type of witchcraft and spells should I practice?

Answer: You have to ascertain whether your religion and culture allow you to study witchcraft. It's not for me to say. However, in some countries, it is too dangerous to practice witchcraft. If you believe it's okay, decide what kind of witch you want to be and get yourself a good book and go from there. You won't be casting spells until you know what you are doing.

More beginner articles here: https://hubpages.com/@theraggededge

Question: I am very good at art and I'm interested in tarot cards, does that mean I fit into the category of an "art witch"?

Answer: It's not a case of you fitting into a category; it's more what you choose to incorporate into your witchcraft practice. So if you work tarot spells and divination (reading), or if you create works of art that include some kind of magical meaning, then you can call yourself an 'art witch' if you'd like to. With regards to art and witchcraft, many art witches write or include symbols as 'under-painting', or even in plain view. It's always personal to you.

Many people think that it's a passive thing, that who they are and what they do determines their path. But it's not like that at all - you always get to choose... and you can choose anew every day if you want, or you can find your 'witch niche' and stay on that path forever. It's an adventure.

Question: I have these dreams about a possible future and a few days later they happen. Is there a witch tradition for this?

Answer: No, because what you describe is precognitive dreaming or premonitions. I have an article here that may help explain: https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/I-Have-Psyc...

Question: My family is Christian, and I don’t know if they will accept my using witchcraft. What do I do?

Answer: If you are living at home with your family, then it's not a good idea to openly practice witchcraft. There are ways to do it discreetly without upsetting anyone.

There are some idea that might be useful here: https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/50-Ways-To-...

Question: I feel things, and by things, I mean ghosts and demons. I see them in my mind and feel them all the time. Could I become a witch to protect myself or help them?

Answer: Witchcraft involves a lot of other things and is maybe not what you are looking for. What you describe is clairvoyance or claircognizance so some research on those things maybe helpful to you. Also find a community to share your experience with would help you. More here: https://psychicelements.com/blog/psychic-experienc...

Question: Is there a word for witches that only work with stones?

Answer: Not that I know of. The closest is a Crystal Witch who would focus on using crystals in their magickal and healing work. Labels don't mean anything though. They tend to box people in, so just be yourself, doing your own thing.

For 60 witchcraft traditions, see: https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/What-Kind-o...

Question: I am going to create my first spell jar, I understand cleansing the jar, which I’m doing with saltwater. Do I need to cleanse the ingredients? I’m using dried herbs so don’t see how I can soak them in saltwater?

Answer: No, you don't need to cleanse the ingredients. And things like jars can be placed in a microwave for one minute. Witches make full use of whatever is available.

Question: I feel like I born to be a witch, I feel at home when I practice witchcraft. But, I don’t believe in any religion and my spiritual beliefs are weak even if I feel the energy around things. Can I still call myself a witch?

Answer: Of course. Witchcraft does not have to be a religion. There are religious paths within witchcraft, such as Wicca, but it's a personal choice. Most witches are spiritual, not religious. Their spirituality is defined by the raw power and beauty of nature.

Question: How do I start witchcraft if I don't know where to begin or how to do it?

Answer: That's what a lot of my articles are about, including this one. There are many suggestions on where and how to begin. Pick one, such as a book recommendation or area of study, and start right where you are.

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

Question: I've been researching witchcraft a little, but I'm already very overwhelmed. I went down a rabbit hole about sigils and have made one, but I'm unsure where to go now. Any tips?

Answer: How about you get yourself a good beginner's book? There is a huge number available so spend some time reading through reviews on Amazon. You want something that clear and down-to-earth. Avoid all the fluffy-bunny stuff. Alternatively, I have a whole collection of articles you can browse. I strongly advise that you don't do any actual spell casting until you are confident.

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

Question: How old do you have to be to become a witch?

Answer: It's not really about age, it's about maturity and life experience. By definition, witches are wise people, if you haven't reached the stage in your life where you could describe yourself as such, then it's best to wait until you are older. Most witch/pagan groups won't accept anyone under 18, so that's a good guideline.

Question: I really don't know where to start in becoming a witch, even after reading this. Any other suggestions?

Answer: There are several ideas, links, and book suggestions in the article. I recommend you follow up some of them. Witchcraft requires an element of self-reliance, motivation, and problem solving. You have to take the first steps.

I have a lot more articles for beginner witches here: https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/How-to-be-a...

Question: How would I find a suitable mentor to guide me on my journey?

Answer: Social media is the best place to start looking for a group. It sounds unlikely that you'll find someone in person where you live, but there are plenty of virtual training covens on the web.

If you are happy to work alone, then there is a free course here: https://www.quareia.com/#course

Question: Is an astrology witch a thing? Because if it is, I'm totally an astrology witch.

Answer: It's one of those 'not all witches are astrologists and not all astrologists are witches', yet often the two converge nicely, so yes, you can be an astrology witch.

I've included it as a category in this article: https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/What-Kind-o...

Question: Can a Therian be a witch?

Answer: If they want to. Anyone can be a witch unless their faith or culture expressly forbids it. I would hazard a guess that many witches are therian at heart.

Question: Can I combine three witchcraft traditions and practice them all?

Answer: You can do it any way you like. It's called 'eclectism' and you would be an eclectic witch. An eclectic take bits of what s/he likes and combines them into one unique tradition. And it's fine if it changes over time.

Question: What animals count as familiars? All of them or just specific ones?

Answer: There aren't any such things as familiars. The term was used for strange creatures such as imps and weird-looking animals back in the time of the witch hunts. The accused witches were said to have nourished these creatures from their own bodies in return for magical favors. Nowadays witches use the word for their pets.

https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/What-is-a-W...

Question: I have a spiritual connection to witchcraft but I don’t think I want to be one. I’m curious if there's anything else on the spiritual side?

Answer: There are many spiritual practices to try: meditation, Reiki, yoga, Kabbalah, or simply connecting with nature. I have another article that lists very simple daily practices, some of which may appeal to you: https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/50-Ways-To-...

© 2018 Bev G

Comments

Bev G (author) from Wales, UK on June 10, 2020:

Hi friend, you could only create a tradition with the help of a lot of like-minded people. A tradition in witchcraft is a specified collection of shared practices.

However, it is quite easy to forge your own individual practice, although it would be a stretch to call it a tradition. You would be an 'eclectic witch'.

friend on June 10, 2020:

Can you create traditions?

Bev G (author) from Wales, UK on May 15, 2020:

Hi Olivia, glad to help.

I have more articles for the beginner: https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/How-to-be-a...

Olivia on May 14, 2020:

This article has helped me so much! I've always felt a little different than most. I've never had a set religion, but I have always felt a strong connection to nature, plants, herbs, and the elements. My family is Cuban American, and we do have many legends that I find myself believing (for example: Mal de ojo, the evil eye taking away something you boast of). I am also a musician and artist, and I work at a florist. Recently, I have put more effort into my spiritual beliefs, and I found that I resonate so much with the witchcraft that I am exposed to. Where do you recommend starting? Should I expand my knowledge of herbs? Or take a look at symbols and talisman? Or music or art? Or the elements? I found that your article really eased some of my confusion. Thank you for sharing!

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

Hi Melany, sounds like you've made a great start. It's perfectly fine to be a witch in the city - it's called Urban Witchcraft and a few authors have written about how witches can practice within the confines of a built up area.

I have some more suggestions to add to your daily practices here:

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

Good luck on your path.

Melany on April 22, 2020:

Hi Bev G,

I loved reading this article, it really helped me to get a better understanding how to be a witch, etc Recently I've been interested in it. I have done a few research too. Like you mentioned in the article, I have to practice witchcraft in order to become one. I have a few questions though. I live in a major city in USA and I want to know if i do decide to practice witchcraft, is it safe? I've heard most witches live nearby nature and away from crowded cities to help with their lifestyle. Maybe I'm wrong. Also, the most i've done is crystal/stones/plants. Not actually practicing witchcraft, but I am a huge believer of good energy and cleaning the soul, meditating, making herbs for my tea, etc. Is that a good start towards witchcraft?

Bev G (author) from Wales, UK on April 04, 2020:

Hi Anonymiss, no. You can work with magic in general, but you would have difficulty reconciling Christianity (only one God) with another faith system.

Anonymiss on April 04, 2020:

Can Christian witches worship/work with a deity?

Bev G (author) from Wales, UK on March 31, 2020:

Hi Aaron, I would go back to where you initially got the information from and see if you can find answers there.

Aaron on March 30, 2020:

I figured out how tofeel/pull energy recently. Took too much and began to feel dizzy so i pushed it outward and left tired a bit. Got carried away when i was on the metro lol How do i do this properly? I i figure that if i focused on the feel and where i want it to go, iwouldnhave any issues. Should i add in sound and color?

awna on January 01, 2020:

I think witchcraft and witches are awsome I like to study and work hard to be something or someone. this is so intresting and i never know you could just be a witch i thought you had to be born with is and if you were not then you were not a witch and could never be one.

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

Cool. Good luck with that.

IYKE on October 12, 2019:

I WANT TO BECOME A WHITE WITCH MEMBER FOR POWER & MONEY

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

Hi Tayza, if witchcraft is seen as a bad thing in your country, then you should not become a witch. It might be dangerous.

Tayza on September 04, 2019:

My english is bad.In my country ,witches are trouble maker.they make illness,and sick to people.what is this which? But i want to become Good Witch.Can you help me?

Bev G (author) from Wales, UK on June 25, 2019:

Hi Francesca, there is nothing bad about witchcraft. It's common belief (though not proven) that the word 'witch' means 'wise'. Witchcraft of old was mainly about healing, although, of course there were some who used it for ill-doing.

Just keep reading and exploring until you are sure. Meanwhile, I have an article that might have some suggestions for you:

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

Francesca on June 25, 2019:

I’m 21 and thinking of becoming a witch, my parents are both very spiritual beings which I have always admired and have practiced in the past. However something is pulling me towards witchcraft. As I read your article of signs you could be a witch I had chills. I’m not one to be very interested in many things passionately, however I cannot stop reading into witchcraft. It really captures me. I’m just worried that I’m going to get into something and bad will come. My intentions are not bad whwhatsoever, and have been told by spiritual guides I have a higher energy. I’ve always felt it. It it a good idea to get into witchcraft? Kind regards

Bev G (author) from Wales, UK on June 23, 2019:

Bella Cassie, I have a whole lot of articles here that can help you get started. I'm afraid I can't do personal mentoring.

Scroll down this page: https://hubpages.com/@theraggededge

Bella cassie on June 23, 2019:

I know i have it in me, i yern for it....i want to be a witch but i dont have anyone to teach or direct me pls could u help me

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

Glad you found it useful, castiel.

castiel on June 12, 2019:

this has actually really helped with the research ive been doing for my grimoire

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

This might help:

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

True on May 11, 2019:

I dont know what kind of witch i am and it puzzles me.

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

Hi Sara, what do you think a witch is? He, or she, is a person who practices witchcraft. I promise you, there are plenty of us around :)

Sara on May 03, 2019:

Hi Bev .i liked ur article but,do witches really exist?i mean really? its 2019.

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

Thank you, Mohan :)

Mohan Babu from Chennai, India on March 21, 2019:

Hi Theraggedge. This is a totally new perspective about witches and witchcraft. A very interesting read.

Tina on January 30, 2019:

I read the signs and characteristic of a witch and almost all of them applied to me. Ever since i was a kid i always had dreams of the future, sensing others moods or intentions.seeing places ive never been only to go to those places years later. Nature comforts me and restores my energy and mood. I love pink but i feel comfort in black if that makes sense hehe . I feel like nature is alive. And am always picking up crow feathers or pretty rocks. Am just a little afraid of magik or more likely how powerful i maybe if i started practicing.

Bev G (author) from Wales, UK on November 06, 2018:

Glad it is useful, EMSS :)

EMSS on November 06, 2018:

Hi Bev G

Thank you for this article it help explain to a witch starting out a lot of Information different areas of Witchcraft. You help out some one who is new to witchcraft , and know how to help, and explain the different path they could take.and answer their questions when they need help.

Zara Rasul from Mumbai, India on November 05, 2018:

I always knew I was a Witch! Now I know I am an Eclectic Witch! Great article!

Bev G (author) from Wales, UK on November 03, 2018:

Thank you, Victoria. Yes, you can just feel your way through. Have fun with it all, and remember nothing is set in stone. Good luck on your witchy journey.

Blessings.

Victoria from Kent, England on November 03, 2018:

What a positive and uplifting article! I am new to witchcraft and am reading EVERYTHING I can get my hands on. I am so pleased to have found this site, and people like you, Bev, that are making my first tentative steps feel more stable and secure. Thank you and Blessed be!