Wicca for Beginners: How to Find Your Wiccan God and Goddess

Updated on August 10, 2017
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A Wiccan of 25 years, Sage likes to put her background as a writer and teacher to use by helping people learn about this NeoPagan path.

Finding your God and Goddess in Wicca

Your Wiccan God and Goddess are really what it’s all about. That’s what the rituals are for. That’s why we celebrate the Wheel of the Year. That’s why we pray and meditate.

Anyone of any religion can love nature. Anyone of any religion can cast spells. Anyone of any religion can work with tarot cards or crystals and such. None of these things particularly make anyone Wiccan—in fact, plenty of people who do these things are not at all Wiccan. People have been doing these things long before Wicca existed.

However, fostering a relationship with the Gods as a Wiccan, connecting through Wiccan ritual, honoring them through the cycles of the seasons and by the way you live your life—this is what truly makes one Wiccan.

Finding your Goddess and God

Wiccan Gods and Goddesses.
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Patron God and Matron Goddess

Wicca is traditionally polytheistic, and many Wiccans will speak of their ‘patrons’… that is, a patron God, and a matron Goddess. Patrons and matrons (or just ‘patrons’ when referring to both) are the specific God(s) or Goddesses(s) a Wiccan honors and works with.

There’s no rule about patrons. I’ve known people to have as few as one, and as many as four or five. They are usually of the same pantheon (not always, though mixing pantheons is always tricky and never should be taken lightly).

The benefit of being in a relationship with patrons is that it gets fully developed. In your ongoing worship and serving your patron Gods, you get to know them intimately. In taking you under their wing like that, a God or Goddess will teach you a great deal over time and you can learn many lessons from them.

Sometimes you can be with the same patrons for life—other times, you’ll be with them for a time (usually a few years) before you reach the ‘end of the road’ with them. This is not a terrible thing, when a God or Goddess ‘cuts you loose’; it’s not because you did anything wrong, but because you’re ready to move on. This is when you've benefited from the relationship all you can, and they realize that you are ready for a new patron—a new teacher, who can bring you yet to the next level of lessons that need to be learned.

Having a patron does not mean you need to exclude all other Gods. In Wicca, we don’t believe the Gods are jealous or have the ‘have no other Gods before me’ policies as found in other religions you may be more familiar with. It’s okay to go to a ritual that worships another God, or to hold a ritual to a different Goddess if you wish for specific purpose.

It’s just that our patrons will be a special, ongoing relationship.

Being Called by the Gods

A lot of Wiccans will tell you they did not choose their Gods, but that their Gods chose them.

Like many religions describe it, it feels like ‘a calling’, and as such it’s hard to explain. Many Wiccans feel they get signs of some sort. This may be an image or animal associated with a certain God or Goddess popping up a lot unexpectedly, dreams or visions. Often these are accompanied by those gut feelings, or an inner voice.

In my own personal experience, I had a vision— I’d already been meditating for years for health and stress-reduction purposes. I had also spend the last year as a religious seeker, learning about different religions and wasn’t sure about which path to take. When I was doing my normal meditation one night, I went particularly deep and my Goddess came to me, told me who she was, introduced me to my God and they welcomed me on the Wiccan path.

Where is this calling coming from? Is it truly a divine being who has chosen you and is communicating with you? Is it an internal, a simple ‘knowing’ in your own brain of what you need? I have my own ideas, but the truth is—no one knows.

Once you become Wiccan, though, it’s something you should look out for.

Signs May Be Subtle

A friend was finding peacock feathers for months. When she ignored the feathers, she came home to find a peacock on her roof (they're not even common where she lives). She found out it was the 'calling card' of a Goddess who was reaching out to her.
A friend was finding peacock feathers for months. When she ignored the feathers, she came home to find a peacock on her roof (they're not even common where she lives). She found out it was the 'calling card' of a Goddess who was reaching out to her.

Not Getting a Calling?

If you don’t feel the calling, you certainly should not feel bad. For one thing, maybe you’re just too new to Wicca and not ready to work with a personal deity yet. For another thing, perhaps you are just missing the signs. Don’t get discouraged—the deities aren't rejecting you.

You may need to simply employ a little initiative. Start seeking deities, and approach them to see which ones will have you (or have been waiting for you to come to them in your own time).

In other words, you don’t have to sit around and wait until you feel they've come to you—you can meet them half-way.

Guided Meditation to Attune with the Goddess:

Finding your Wiccan God and/or Goddess

Whether you feel the calling or not, there are things you should do to find patrons and foster that newly-growing relationship.

Do your research. Read, read and read some more to learn all you can about your Gods and/or Goddesses you think might be calling you. If you think you're getting a sign, look them up to see who they might be coming from. If you don’t feel a calling, this could be a good way to start figuring out the best road for you to take—starting with whichever pantheons catch your attention most is probably a good place to begin. Then see which Gods and Goddesses jump out at you.

You want to really acquaint yourself with God/desses initially. Be careful of Neo-Pagan books that try to fit all Gods into one mold and all Goddesses into one mold. You’re better off reading ancient mythology books that deliberately remain vague so not to be too specific.

Also beware of modern books that re-write myths to ‘white wash’ them to make people feel more comfortable (this happens often with ‘rape myths’ or other myths that are particularly violent and sad). Some Pagan authors prefer feel-good versions of the old myths, but they’re missing the point. Sometimes they have tough lessons for us, or they convey them harshly through myths—to change the myths is to change (and often lose) the less. Gods are not meant to be human ideals for us to live up to, they are meant for us to learn something. Remember that the myths are symbolism and allegory; your Gods are not actually raping and killing. If a myth makes you uncomfortable, don’t try to avoid it—it only means there is a lesson there that you probably need to explore further.


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Connecting with Deities in Wicca

Study pantheons and cultures. This requires more reading and studying, of course, but it’s necessary. Wicca is a modern religion, and despite what some shoddy scholarship will tell you, all Pagan religions are not based on that particular modern model.

Your Gods and Goddesses are used to being treated a certain way by the ancient cultures that revered them. You’ll want to uphold that expectation, just as if you were inviting a king or queen of another country into your home you wouldn’t want to offend them. You’d want to be the perfect host. Likewise, you want to be the perfect host if you are seeking a God/dess to come into your life.

You don’t want to make an offering of the harvest dinner that includes meat to a vegetarian Goddess. You don’t want to place something your God might find offensive on the altar. If your God is a warrior God, then embracing a life of pacifism and speaking out against war and violence is probably not a good idea. Every time you call war ‘evil’ it’s like a slap in the face to that deity. Not that you have to become violent in your own life or that you have to be eager for wars—but if you can’t appreciate that war might sometimes be a necessary action, perhaps a warrior God isn’t for you. If you truly believe in pacifism, you should probably find a God that advocates pacifism instead of trying to twist a warrior God to fit your mold.

Talk to the deities. If you feel called, begin praying to that deity. If you feel you wish to be called by a certain deity, pray to him or her. Pray for signs, or more specific signs. Pray for answers to come to you. Invite them into your lives, and into your heart.

Meditate—they say if praying is talking to a God, meditation is listening. Try to hear through that ‘inner voice’ what it is they are saying to you.


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Begin Honoring Your Deities

A relationship takes time to build, and this is no different with Gods. If you feel you’ve found the right Gods, or your patrons, you should begin honoring those Gods.

The best way to start this is by building a small shrine and going to it daily. It doesn’t have to be elaborate: something to represent your God and/or Goddess (a statue, a candle, a stone, image, etc.), some candles and/or incense to burn during worship, and a cup or bowl for libations and offerings.

Go to your altar—daily is best, even if only for 5 minutes. Say a short prayer, hold a moment of silence, make a simple offering (some milk, honey, a flower, dried herbs, a portion of your breakfast or dinner, etc.).

You might want to find out if your God or Goddess is associated with any sabbat, or has a special annual festival from the culture in which he or she originates. Celebrate it—do something special. Again, it doesn’t have to be elaborate, but perhaps you could hold a ritual, go on a nature walk, have a feast, make a special offering (such as donating food in the name of a harvest Goddess).

Keep it up—books will tell you a lot about your Gods and Goddesses, but the only way to really get to know them is by making them a part of your life.

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      Credy Dee 6 days ago

      Help me I need a Goddess to worship with the deepest of my heart.I don't know anything about it.

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      Cait 10 days ago

      Like many others here i'm very new the the Wicca religion. I'm only in highschool and my family has fallen on hard times and we really have no money to spare. At my age it is very hard to get a job and i want to start getting some tools and materials to really start practicing. What are some things you would recommend to start off with that i would possibly be able to get?

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      liv 2 weeks ago

      Do you have to have both a god and a goddess patron? Atm i feel like gaia might be one goddess i want to learn from. But i'm unsure about any god. Does this matter?

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      Elizabeth 4 weeks ago

      I need help. So I am very new, but I am confused about the signs. I may have found a sign and I tried researching about it, but I had no luck. When I was 9, my father gave me a book that looks very similar to what a Book of Shadows would look like. At the time I had no knowledge to the Wicca and their beliefs, nor did my father. It has this almost fairy like person sitting on a crescent moon facing the west when looking at it. By any chance can you help me figure out what this is and if this is a sign? Again, like I said I am very new to this, though I am eager to learn more about Wiccan Gods and Goddesses. I reread your article multiple times (Props for the amazing article); however, I am still having some difficulty understanding how to find signs and such. Please, if you get the chance help me.

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      Scarlet Rose180 4 weeks ago

      I am confused and was hoping you could help. I looked at the other comments and some said they found their goddess but not god, so does that mean we are chosen by not just one god/dess but two? Is it really any god/dess from past mythology and religions? All of them? And some just know what their god is by past connections. But my past connections is like a riddle. I’ve spiritually been connected to many things and now I’m just looking for a sign, anything that could help me in my journey. I’m very new at this and still in high school. Im praying to whoever is listening and meditating. It’s hard since when i look up how to pray properly and how to do anything really they’re all books that my parents refuse to get me or allow me to have. Growing up in the Christian faith i knew it wasn’t right for me. But this is and i am looking for guidance.

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      forestfire 5 weeks ago

      My entire life I have been drawn to fire and yet also felt so comfortable with ice and the cold, I was always feeling the urge to be spontaneous and always have been a bit of a prankster. I also never fell into any gender-roles and now that i'm older have come to identify as genderfluid. After reading this article it occurred to me that I closely resemble the norse god Loki, who was the god of fire, yet the son of a jotun. He was a trickster god and changed between forms constantly! I feel so incredibly drawn to him now that I've found him. Am I being weird? Or am I onto something?

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      Daniela 5 weeks ago

      WIND. weather, i can feel a connection sometimes. There was once a time i was at school and the blue sky really made me sad oh how i wished it'll cloud up just so i could see the beauty of the grey clouds. hours later wind picked up and clouds were covering the sky slowly in the middle of summer. Another time i declared out loud infront of my friend one afternoon jokingly "I wish it would snow already!!" and the next day it was lightly snowing/raining.

      It all started when there was this horrible thing that happened to me. I broke my families hearts and the pain was unbelievable, i felt like i couldn't breath. It was chilly and the wind was blowing hard and cold on me and i welcomed it.

      I felt like i could breath and my skin was warmed even thought he wind was so cold it was painful...it was early autum and the sky was dark.

      Now when i step out sometimes the wind picks up and sometimes i just play with my hand and feel the wind run through my fingers. It makes me smile and my heart warms up. I never really though much of it.

      I am 17 and in high-school, with the mentality that i cant even understand. i started readying stuff like this because my relationship with religion is sour. i was born a Jehovah witness, grew up being taught so many things that i understand but simply cannot digest. I hate it, i was curious because i strongly wish, hope there is more than this. just want to talk to someone because i dont, cant even begin to understand on my own...

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      Gabby D. 5 weeks ago

      Hi. I've been interested in Wicca for a while now. I'm interested in the goddess Hecate cause I feel hecate best represents my views and beliefs... but I haven't found a calling. What should I Do? I haven't found a god that best matches Hecate, but for right now, I feel more inclined to follow one deity right now...

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      Beth 6 weeks ago

      Hello.

      I am new to Wicca and have done alot of reading recently. I have not yet chosen or been chosen by a good or goddess

      But during meditation i saw a snake I believe it to be a cobra, which Im sure has connections to the sun god Ra. Could this be a sign? Can anyone help. Thankyou in advance.

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      Bby123 6 weeks ago

      I’m new to this and I was wondering when I set a shrine and make an offering, how long should I leave the offering and how often should I do this? Also, if I were to make an offering to Aphrodite, what would be an appropriate offering for her?

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 7 weeks ago

      Hi Anonymous; anything can be a sign. It is so hard to interpret signs for other people because the only reason things are a sign is because of the personal meaning they might have. There are so many God/desses related to stars, light, etc. it's hard to imagine. I'd say if you think you got a sign, meditate on it and research it, and also be ready to wait it out and see. There may be more to come, or it may just be one piece of a puzzle.

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      Anonymous2018 7 weeks ago

      I’ve been looking for a sign to try to find my god/goddess and I stepped outside for a few minutes this morning and I saw 10+ stars blinking (not all of them) and I was wondering if maybe this could be a sign? I’ve never seen that before and it was very captivating for some reason. Could it be Asteria?

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      Anonymous2018 7 weeks ago

      I’ve been looking for a sign to try to find my god/goddess and I stepped outside for a few minutes this morning and I saw 10+ stars blinking (not all of them) and I was wondering if maybe this could be a sign? And if so, from who?

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      Cassandra 7 weeks ago

      If I've had a love for a certain god and goddess my whole life and always flock to them and am just learning about Wicca now, does that mean that was my calling? Or am I still waiting for a calling?

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 8 weeks ago

      Hi Andrea; I think I pretty much said it in the article. Did you read it?

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      andria 2 months ago

      how do you find your god or goddess

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 2 months ago

      I don't think there are any 'supposed to's Abigail; you might, you might not, you might have missed one, you might need to keep seeking, it might take time, your Goddess might help lead you to Him, etc... it's just one of those things you have to wait and see how it unfolds.

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      Abigail 2 months ago

      I had a sign about my goddess but am I supposed to get a sign about my god?

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 2 months ago

      Hi Shayla; welcome to the path. I would say if you fixate on a specific God or Goddess who seem to be expressing that they don't think you're a good fit with them, you should probably listen to them and seek elsewhere.

      I wouldn't take it as rejection; only as a sign that they realize they're not the best 'mentors' for you on your path, and where you need to go in life is not where then need their 'protege' to go.

      GL :o)

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      Shayla Quinlan 2 months ago

      Im new to this and I dont know how to find a god or goddess. What happens when they dont want you?

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      Tabetha Rose-steinberg 2 months ago

      No puns on the name. I have been able to call the winds since I was in 6th grade. Only when I was emotional. I thought I was strange and crazy, but at the time I was in my own zone and felt so strong. I'm 45 now and just tried it again out in my backyard. I had the same warm feeling and I called for them... the winds. They came and I asked for stronger and they blew harder like they did when I was young. I know I sound like a crazy person, but I have been able to do this since I was young. Help???!!!

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      Brittaney 2 months ago

      I am confused as to who my patron gods are. I have this feeling that I cant really explain that there is a deity presence in my life which i am perceiving as feminine and that i associate with the east and with motherhood and growth but I do not have a name for her? When I tried to look up different goddesses that may match this feeling I find a large number of them, How will I know for sure when I have found my goddess? It feels so vague, I have tried to speak with her I want so badly to understand the feeling and to know the name of who it is that I keep talking to but I don't know how to do that.

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      Mari 2 months ago

      Hello does anyone know if it’s okay to not use diety and light your god and goddess candles to the sun and moon ?

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 3 months ago

      We don't need anything specific to practice magic, Greeshma; but it can help to keep focus and to lend energy to your spells so many Witches prefer to use them. But really you don't need anything special-- leaves you find on trees, items you find in your house, can all be used in magic.

      It's the mind that's the important tool and has to be well-trained.

      No, we can't fly-- not physically. Magic doesn't break the laws of physics, it just works with them in funny ways.

      Hope this helps :o)

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 3 months ago

      Hi Amanda; I would say just keep learning about the religion, pray & practice meditation. These are things that any new Wiccan needs to become adept at. The foundation, basically.

      Hope that helps :o)

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      Greeshma 3 months ago

      Plz can u say me that

      Can we use the magic without any ingrideants?

      If yes say those tricks too.

      Can we fly by using the magic?

      If yes say those tricks too.

      Every magic can we drop without any ingrideants?

      If yes explain these everything briefly.

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      Amandarae 3 months ago

      Hi there, I've been slowly drawn to Wicca for the past few years, but this last year more heavily than ever...I've joined online groups and have begun to accept that for some reason I'm being reminded or shown things that make me wonder... For example the full moon..I was born under a full moon, I cycle with it, and when it's out I'm staring at it and taking pictures of it like a freak..my zodiac is Pisces and I'm always obsessed with water or rain, and recently 6 months ago I've been seeing 333 everywhere, or things happen in 3's. Can you give me any insight to what I should do next?? Thanks _ Amanda

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      Alexa 3 months ago

      I wake up everyday feeling compelled to go outside and look at the beauty of nature and see a sparkly white light on everything since I was 7 years old. I ask my friends if they see this light. It's not a Christian God because I was never close to him. I feel magick power all round me but I didn't know how to attain it. I don't know if I am imaging things or what .

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      Rachel 3 months ago

      Hi, I'm new to Wicca and I feel it's the right religion for me, but it's so hard to do proper research since I'm still school, do sports, and have Club responsibilities. My family is really Christian and wouldn't accept me, and I live in a studio with some of them as well. I really want to start an altar, meditate, and do my research, but it's pretty much impossible. Not only that, but I have depression. Would that hinder my meditation or praying any way?

      On a side note, though, I'm really wondering if my patron is the moon goddess. My parents always tell me that whenever they took me outside at night, I would point at it and say, "Look Mom/Dad! The moon! The moon!"

      There's probably been other signs that I just haven't recognized, but that's all I can think of.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 3 months ago

      Hi Changu; you can check out my website at wicclit.com and subscribe. Thanks!

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 3 months ago

      Hi hon; so sorry for your hard time ((hugs)) and I wish there were easy answers; but there aren't. These are all complex issues that may or may not be related. A good spiritual counselor, reading or even some thorough pathworking if you're up to it are the kinds of things you might consider to figure it out.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 3 months ago

      Hi Cody; dream interpretation is pretty tough because a lot of it depends on what things mean to you-- like you might be the kind of person that left and right have something to do with politics (left wing/right wing), or it could mean something to do with actual things in directions from your house when you were a child.

      Left often refers to the subconscious, though, to emotions and creativity, while right usually refers to the conscious mind, the rational things. Your dream sounds like whatever left & right represent to you, you might be better off taking the middle road, finding a happy medium in things.

      As for the dandelions, since you're the only one seeing them, it might be a sign. Signs you have to consider who is sending it, as well as what it means in relation to you. There's no easy answers for that, it's something you need to meditate on and try to dig into yourself for answers, the answers are there-- inside you.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 3 months ago

      Hi Seren; you sound like a human psychopomp, also related is soul midwifery-- someone with a unique talent to help the dying cross over.

      I am not well versed on the topic but you might try here: http://www.soulmidwives.co.uk and try looking up Shamanism or Hedge Witchcraft (which, contrary to popular beliefs, has nothing to do with herbs and everything to do with 'riding the hedge', or the separation between the world of the living/world of the dead).

      Hope those leads help you find what you're seeking.

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      telluyandry 3 months ago

      like yeah!!!!!!!!!!!! we know this

      wiccon boss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Tonya H14 3 months ago

      OK I don't know how to ask about this so I'm just going to put it out there....I've always had a crazy spooky gift, or sixth sense if you will, on "knowing" things. It can sometimes be "seeing" the truth of another's lie that's already in the past or I can "see" what's to come in the future. To put it bluntly, the first time it happend I was 10 yrs old and saw my stepfathers death. He died 10 days later EXACTLY as I saw. This last year it's gotten much more frequent then the couple of times a month as the last 30 years that I've dealt with this so called gift. And yes, I know it's a gift as much as my being able to get almost any plant to grow even when most think said plant is dead. But "seeing" when and how a loved one dies or meeting someone for the first time and knowing that they will have a choice that will lead either lead to their destruction or salvation is taking a toll. I've just started looking for help and reading all I can about this but most Ive found i already knew. I know life is cause and effect. I know others can't and shouldn't know when it's their time or to even try to stop someone from making the wrong choice that will cost them their life. Yes, I do try to help those to understand that a choice is coming and warn of the dangers. It still hurts when they choose to overlook my words. I know I can't stop or change fate nor would I ever want to. I know to never wish harm on another no matter how evil they are because it will and DOES come back 3 times stronger. Karma is very very real and it's karma I've seen attack for better word those who have tried to hurt me. It has been karma that warns me within days if someone means me harm. But my 42 birthday last January not only saw my gift become much much stronger but something truly evil is happening. Every friend I've had and the family i love has betrayed me in the worst way possible this last year. Why does it seem like the year that saw my gift get so much stronger something evil also set it's sight on me? I know for a fact it's nothing I've done. I truly am a gentle soul and couldn't wish harm on ANY ONE no matter WHAT they may do or DID do to me! I'm hoping someone could help me understand what the hell is going on....please

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      Cody Kingsbury 4 months ago

      I recently moved but before I moved to a different house, the house I used to live in once didn't have any dandelions growing at all but then out of nowhere on April 4 of last year our yard was covered in dandelions but the strange thing is everyone i was telling looked at our yard and called me crazy saying there was no dandelions in our yard also I've had dreams where I walked along a path and once I reached where the path broke into three more paths a voice called out to me and told me this "Left leads to pain and misery, right leads to wealth and lonliness and middle leads to love and happiness and approval." Then i chose the middle and i woke up. what could this mean?

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      Shelly P 4 months ago

      I had a dream and actually remembered it, which is odd in itself. The dream was of four animals interacting and one giving birth to a baby that seemed more human. I'm trying to research Gods/Goddesses that are connected to all four... Wolf, Stag/Buck, Sheep, Dog. Does anyone know which God this might be?

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      Seren Elizabeth 4 months ago

      MSW-

      I have believe I know my 'calling card', so to speak, but am having a lot of difficulty finding information about it.

      All my life, I have been approached by animals very near death. For a long time, I thought it was troubling, then a friend told me they probably could sense they could find solace in their final moments with me. After that, I didn't give it much more thought.

      Just this morning I had a funeral for an opossum, actually.

      When i do any research on this topic though, all I'm finding are articles like, "can your dog really sense death" and "finding god in your final days".

      I'm not sure if you have any knowledge on the subject, or could point me in the right direction, but anything is appreciated. (Sorry for writing a small book for you haha.)

      Well wishes.

      Seren Elizabeth

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      Charlie Anne 4 months ago

      Personally I have a God and Goddess from the Greek Pantheon, but because of my family (they're completely Christian and against Wicca) I can only meditate, yet I really wish to make some burnt offerings. Any advice?

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 5 months ago

      Hi Averill; kind of what I said in the article-- pretty much works for whatever pantheon you're interested in. Good luck!

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      Averill O'Neil 5 months ago

      I have an interest in Norse(Odin and Frigga),Celitc(Brigid and Mabon) and the Greek Pantheon can you help me?

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 5 months ago

      Hi Navy; you don't even need candles. Just meditate. Work on learning to go into a light trance. Or ask them to contact you through dreams. No special tools are needed to talk to our guides. Sorry about your family giving you a hard time about your faith.

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      Navy80 5 months ago

      I need help. I have been out of touch with my spirit guides got over 20 years because of my wife's family. They look at the Wiccan Religion as Satanism or terminology. Lately I have been getting some very strong urges to contact them. But I am having a hard time doing so. I cannot leave anything set up and I have a very small window of opportunity to do anything. I MUST rely on strictly candle magik. Please lend me some guidance on this, thank you.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 5 months ago

      Hi; as I said in the article, only you can know, and it may take time. Gods are ancient; we are impatient. Unfortunately they move on their own timeline. Just do the suggestions in the article and time will tell. GL :o)

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      Calcifer 5 months ago

      I'm very new to the religion Wicca and I want to study more but don't know what path to take exactly I have had no callings and am trying to get closer to one of the goddesses and can feel it deep down inside of me but I don't know if the goddess is calling or not

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 5 months ago

      Hi Cherry; there is no age limit, and you don't *need* candles... Just pray-- that's all it takes to start attuning to your deities. You might also get some of those little LED light candles, those work just fine for atmosphere. Read up, take some nature walks, start observing the cycles of the season-- you don't really need anyone but you, your Gods & your spirituality ;o)

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      CherryHY 6 months ago

      Well,first of all i dunno how to start.and i dont have candles,and stuff because im not allowed.And is there a limit age to have spells like this?

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      Shawna from Longview, WA 6 months ago

      I appreciate this HUB and the info about finding your gods/goddesses. So interesting. I will be doing some meditating on the topic. Thanks again.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 6 months ago

      They say when the student is ready, the teacher will come. Have patience, pray, keep learning & studying, you'll get there!

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      Akiel 6 months ago

      I need someone to show me the way!

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 6 months ago

      Hi there; I don't think anyone can tell you you have a calling except you and whomever/whatever is calling you, lol. ;o)

      Who knows? There are some things I feel very drawn to, a magnetic fascination... is it a calling? or just a need being fulfilled? I don't know if it's always that easy to say so that requires personal exploration, but I say as long as it's not something unhealthy then don't fight the feeling and go with it.

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      Amber Mintea 6 months ago

      Thank you so much for writing this article out! It's very helpful!

      I think perhaps this is the way I'm supposed to go, all my life I felt like the moon has been calling me. I used to look at it every night with a sense of longing when I was very young, but when I moved I stopped moon gazing because the area was unsafe at night.

      Now when the moon filters into my room at night during the summer I feel I'm being watched by it and it's either upset or disappointed. I always get a little creeped out but when I gather the courage to look out my window it feels like I'm being pulled closer. It honestly scares me a little because it feels so intense in the wee hours of the morning.

      I was wondering, do you think this is 'a calling'?

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      adam spillman 7 months ago

      Ok I will try thank you very much for your help :-)

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 7 months ago

      Ah, okay; they we're more on the same page here. I do believe there are all kinds of spiritual beings, human and non-human, and they range from the good to the bad to the ugly. If you feel you have negative entities clinging to you and interfering with you, you might want to work on chakra cleansing meditations, and a couple of cleansing baths wouldn't hurt. Might have to do a few sessions over a few weeks, but see if that helps get rid of the problem.

      If things start getting worse, stop and consider doing an uncrossing or seeking help from someone local with more experience.

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      adam spillman 7 months ago

      Thanks for the reply,I don't believe demons are fallen angels lol my mind set is all things and energy's are connected when it boils down to it,every tiny molecule is made of the same energy,and we don't understand enough to see,also just to put it out their I've seen spirits,also my mum sees them a lot I told her she could be a sensitive.cheers :-)

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      Deego Benwick 7 months ago

      Well done and Thanks for the infos

      All Hail Lord Poseidon!!

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      7 months ago

      That Goddess meditation started out great, but what if I were completely gay. I'm bisexual and would want to be sexy to other women, too. I'm not into chip n dales, elvis, or the beatles. I started laughing when I heard that and had to shut the rest off. Goddess Bless ;)

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 7 months ago

      Hi Samantha, no problem. Glad you reached out, too. Anytime ;o)

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      Samantha 7 months ago

      Thank you so much for your reply~

      I feel a weight has been lifted! I'm so glad I reached out and asked a question which has been troubling me, and I'm so grateful for your helpful words.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 7 months ago

      Hi Samantha; it's actually normal for a new practitioner to go for a while without worrying about specific deities. And some go for years, for a lifetime, without specifically named deities. Just approach them as you see them for now and ask them to reveal themselves as they feel you would best understand them... then give it time to build a relationship.

      Not having specific Gods from Pagan cultures like Isis or Odin does not necessarily mean the Gods aren't connecting to you. Think about it this way-- the Gods are beyond our understanding, they are beyond any human name or image or story we've given to them. Sometimes they will reach out to us through one of those pre-established names/faces/stories because they feel they can relate to us through it. Sometimes they know that won't do, so they just reach out to us in perhaps a form we are unfamiliar with. They might even reveal themselves in different ways over time, as we grow and our needs change.

      But no, if to you the Goddess is simply 'the Goddess', for example, then there is a Goddess you're connecting to... you just have to get to know her better. Maybe someday she'll lead you to a familiar name/story from mythology, maybe not, but that's going to depend on you and your needs. Go with your gut on this one.

      Hope that helps!

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      Samantha 7 months ago

      I've only recently started to explore Wicca, but feel a genuine connection. One thing I have been struggling with however is defining my god and goddess.

      Is it appropriate for a new practitioner to go some time without giving a specific name to their deities?

      I clearly haven't yet felt called to by anyone in particular, and fear that without that direct connection trying to delve further will be fruitless. But equally I don't want to stunt my exploration into the craft simply because I cannot yet put a name to my goddess and god.

      Any advice would be appreciated.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 7 months ago

      Hi Adam; that's a tough question for me, as I don't really believe in demons being a Wiccan (I believe there are benevolent and malevolent entities, and everything in between, but I don't believe like in the Judeo-Christian sense of fallen angels who are the epitome of evil trying to stop us from connecting to the Gods).

      Without knowing your whole story and details about your situation, I'm hesitant to give any advice about meditation. I don't believe any force in the universe can really stop us from connecting to the divine if we don't want to, but if you feel you have things working against you and mental health issues, it could take some work.

      You probably have a completely different world view than I do if you believe demons are mocking you and stopping you from connecting to your Gods; you might want to find someone who shares that world view to help you in a way that makes sense to you.

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      adam spillman 7 months ago

      I can feel that some force is trying to show itself to me but I'm blinded by my depression I find meditation hard as the demons mock me to stop me connecting how can I hear clearly ?

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 8 months ago

      Hi Tas; I wish I could validate that for you, but it's ultimately something only you and Diana can know... I'd say ask her. Make a small shrine to her, start praying there and leaving small offerings daily. Ask her if she's called you, why, etc. She will answer your questions, most likely by sending signs or dreams.

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      Tas 8 months ago

      Thank you. I needed validation that Diana/Artemis was calling me to her.

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      Jen 9 months ago

      I've been studying and reading about Wiccan for a few years now but never knew exactly where to go past most of the "Wicca 101" type stuff, but this was exactly what I was looking for, a road map of sorts, outlining how to find your own path. Thank you so much for writing this. I look forward to reading more of your posts! Blessed Be

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      Steven Hassen 10 months ago

      Thank you for this useful information

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      Aluna Starr 10 months ago

      Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and wisdom on Wicca. I have read many of your posts and found them to be of great value to me. They have helped direct me to areas I need to give more thought to, aided me in further areas of study, and guided me in developing my own set of beliefa and ideals.

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      Angel 10 months ago

      Thank you hunny that was informative

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      Toni Salee 11 months ago

      What are some places to look to find out more about all the Gods and Goddesses? I want to look into them all to get a basic idea of them all but don't know what to look up or read about. Also I love that you have done thins. It helps a lot. Thank you.

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      Micheal 11 months ago

      I am setting out on my Wiccan journey I want a god who loves me for me and gives me strength to help others and to explore the more complex things in my life ....any advice?

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      AMB 11 months ago

      I have felt connected to Shiva - partly because I was emotionally connected to a Pagan years ago. Not sure if it is from that or a genuine connection. I saw a art piece of this deity (or Krishna) from an encyclopedia when I was very young, so I believe that was a legitimate instance.

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      Valerie 12 months ago

      Thank you.. I needed this.. I've learned so much..

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 13 months ago

      Not sure what you think doesn't 'work'... my religion 'works' fine for me, if you can apply the word 'work' to a religion. Thanks for commenting!

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 13 months ago

      Thanks Dark! Glad I could help.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 13 months ago

      Hi Aaron; yep, I am a firm believer in following your own personal gnosis when it comes to the deities. It's always nice to find someone else who has shared the same revelations. Thanks for your comments!

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      Aaron B. 13 months ago

      Thank you for writing about this!

      I was another person who wasn't sure if it was okay that I felt drawn to or work with more than just two god/desses.I already have two patrons, but I've always felt drawn to trying to also work with and/or try to potentially start a relationship with another goddess from my first pantheon, along with a goddess from different pantheon as well. It's nice to actually see someone else confirm that it's okay to follow more than two god/desses in Wicca.

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      AMF 14 months ago

      Thanks, I can now see I have had a calling, recently.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 14 months ago

      Hi Dark! There is no 'normal' actually, so it's not bad at all. There are people who worship multiple deities and people who worship one (or none). I don't think it's good or bad; it is what it is... do you feel you benefit from having a relationship with 5 God/desses? If not, then it's up to you to decide what to do. If it works for you, then it's fine. :o)

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      Xavier DAH 14 months ago from Utah

      Dear Wiccansage.

      i finally found out who my wiccan gods/goddesses are but is it good to have more or less gods/goddesses because i have 5 i hope thats normal

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      Xavier DAH 14 months ago from Utah

      you are helpfull as always wiccansage

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 17 months ago

      Hi Kayla; what exactly is it you're looking for? If you prefer I just opened my website and I'll be posting a monthly 'mailbag' for Q&A... you can submit questions at wicclit.com there is an email form, or you can email me direct at MackenzieSageWright@wicclit.com. Please let me know what specific topics you need help with and I'll do my best.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 17 months ago

      Depends; does it have a special meaning to you? Do you live where there is a migration pattern? If you do believe they are signs of some sort, it's more important you get to the bottom of what they represent to you.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 17 months ago

      Hi Rhianna; I'm sorry I'm getting to this so late. As a Wiccan, I don't believe in the evil/vs/good type of universe, but I do believe we can occasionally have something negative, be it a being or more often energy, clinging to us. Cleansing rituals such as uncrossing rituals or purification baths or smudging and meditations to clear away negativity can help, there are many ways to go about it.

      I would not suggest you consider Wicca unless you truly are interested in the religion. Anything you can do to cleanse/purify yourself can be done as a Wiccan or a non-Wiccan; we don't have any special advantages.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 17 months ago

      Thanks Cam, I appreciate it.

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      kayla 18 months ago

      I need help, I am new to the practice. could you help?

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      Erika H. 18 months ago

      When I was a little kid, I used to talk to a wind god I believe. I told my mom his name, she looked it up and it was the name of an uncommonly known wind god. I believe that is how she found wicca (and is now a devout practitioner) and I'm hoping to be able to find a god or goddess very soon that I'm able to honor and learn from, this was so helpful thank you.

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      leisa 19 months ago

      The day I announced I was a electric witch when I dreamed that night I had several witches come to me the gave me their names said they were glad to meet me an said they were there to help an guide me im New to this but have come to see I have always been a witch an im glad I know where I belong

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      Kaela 20 months ago

      Do you know what raven or crow feathers could symbolize, if anything? I've been finding them all over and was wondering if it means anything

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      rhianna 23 months ago

      Im good friends with someone who has practiced wicca for many years,she senses someone evil is attached to me and suggests I start practicing and learning about wicca myself, is there anything else I should know to get started?

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      I really appreciate your site. Your website helps others regarding the subject. I have only listened to a little, but realized it was wonderful.

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      Soluna 2 years ago

      I feel a sudden warmth when thinking of a certain goddess. Could that be a sign that she's my matron?

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      Chris Mills 2 years ago from Missoula, Montana at least until March 2018

      I just found this article on another site. I wanted to let you know about it. the URL for your article there is http://encyclopedial.com/2015/12/08/wicca-for-begi...

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      sageofhope 2 years ago

      Thank You for making this website available to us. I am new in the path, and I love reading the material that is in this pages.

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      Star 3 years ago

      This was very helpful. I'm glad I found this. I am starting my journey to find if wicca is the religion for me.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 3 years ago

      Hi Nigel; you don't need candles, or stuff. They're just tools for focus. Great atmosphere.

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      Nigel Morris9 3 years ago

      I really don't have all material like candles and stuff. And I'm not allowed So I won't make a very good wiccan

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 3 years ago

      Thanks misterhollywood, I appreciate your comments.

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      John Hollywood 3 years ago from Hollywood, CA

      What a great beginners guide - thank you for making this available to us all!

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 3 years ago

      Thank you myconsumerboard, I'm glad you could learn something here. I appreciate your comments!

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