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

Updated on September 26, 2019
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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 Wiccan at all. People have been doing these things since long before Wicca existed.

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

Wiccan Gods and Goddesses
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What Are Patron Gods in Wicca?

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 Goddess(es) 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 should never be taken lightly).

Why Is It Important to Have a Patron God?

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. Sometimes you’ll only be with them for a short time (usually a few years) before you reach the ‘end of the road’ with them. It 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 to the next level of lessons that need to be learned.

You Can Have a Patron and Still Include Other Gods

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 ‘no other Gods before me’ policies 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 a specific purpose. The relationship that we have with our patrons will be a special, ongoing one.

Your God or Goddess may send you subtle signs.
Your God or Goddess may send you subtle signs.

How to Find Your Patron God or Goddess

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

Being Called by the Gods

Many religions describe it as ‘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 in dreams or visions. Often these are accompanied by gut feelings or an inner voice.

Be on the Lookout for Signs

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 spent the last year as a religious seeker, learning about different religions, and wasn’t sure which path to take. When I was doing my normal meditation one night, I went particularly deep, and my Goddess came to me. She told me who she was and introduced me to my God, and together they welcomed me on the Wiccan path.

Where does this calling come from? Is it truly a divine being who has chosen you and is communicating with you? Is it 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, these signs are 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.

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. Or perhaps you are just missing the signs. Don’t get discouraged—the deities aren't rejecting you.

You may simply need to 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 your deities have come to you—you can meet them halfway.

Guided Meditation to Attune With the Goddess:

How to Connect With Your Wiccan Deity

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

Do Your Research

Read, read, and read some more to learn all you can about the Gods and/or Goddesses you think might be calling you. If you think you're getting a sign, look it up to see who it 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.

Avoid Oversimplified Neo-Pagan Books

You want to really acquaint yourself with Gods and Goddesses 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 as not to pigeonhole any deities.

Avoid "Feel-Good" Versions of Myths

Also, beware of modern books that re-write myths to ‘whitewash’ them to make people feel more comfortable (this often happens 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 the Gods have tough lessons for us that they convey harshly through myths—to change the myths is to change (and often lose) the lesson.

Gods are not meant to be human ideals for us to live up to; they are meant to help us 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.

Study Various 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; if you were inviting a king or queen 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 or Goddess to come into your life.

Learn How to Revere Your Deity

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.

To a warrior God, every time you call war ‘evil’ it’s like a slap in the face. 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 (and Listen) to the Deities

If you feel called, begin praying to that deity. If you feel you wish to be called by a particular deity, pray to him or her. Pray for signs or more specific signs. Pray for answers to come to you. Invite them into your life 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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How to Begin Honoring Your Deities

A relationship takes time to build; this is no different with Gods than it is with people. If you feel you’ve found the right Gods and/or patrons, you should begin honoring them.

Set Up a Shrine

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 often—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.).

Celebrate Your Deity

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, or make a special offering (such as donating food in the name of a harvest Goddess).

Be Patient and Practice Consistently

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.

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.

© 2014 Mackenzie Sage Wright

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      Cara 

      11 days ago

      I have a question, i was reading this and wondering about who my God and Goddess might be, and all of a sudden i had a tingling sensation on the left side of my head right above and behind my ear. Could this be a sign? I'm still really new. I am just curious.

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      Silas777 

      3 weeks ago

      Not all Wiccans have to worship a god and goddess. Some, called Angelic Wiccans, worship angels instead.

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      Solar837 

      3 weeks ago

      I was wondering if you could ask your pendulum who your God or goddess is like would it work if I asked for example is my deity Dionysus and it would either say yes or no?

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      Vani10476 

      5 weeks ago

      I was meditating last night and mind it, it was my first time meditating. I did it for 30 mins . But in between i was in deep sleep and i saw myself meditating while visualizing a white prism.... I visualized it for about.. I don't know... 5 seconds and then i opened my eyes... I think it was a sign of vodou goddess AYIDA cause if light is passed through a white prism a spectrum or rainbow is formed and SHE IS THE GODDESS OF RAINBOW AND WHITE IS HER COLOUR... So I'll search more about her and I've decided to follow Wiccan path and will read books about it.... So do you guys think it was a sign....? And now i also need to find my patron god..

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      maousama 

      6 weeks ago

      So I remember that when I since I was kid I can somehow hear voices coming from trees and I once had a dream with fire in that dream there was a female figure (i couldn't see her but it seemed a female) and she said something to me I could not fully understand since I was a kid I always had a thing for magic and witches (just 'cause I was born in Halloween LOL) so I thought it was someone I met on my past life. When I was about my fifteen (I'm now seventeen) I saw another dream with what it seemed to be the same female figure but this time I could hear her voice although when I woke up I don't remember what kind of voice it was I still remember clearly what "it" (?) said "can you fulfill your mission dream hunter?" and for three days I always dreamt with the same figure over and over again she always said different things but in the end she always called me "dream hunter" so I started recording all my dreams for almost a month and she never appeared again. is this something near to a "calling"? Or is this just my imagination?

      I don't even know her name

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      Silas777 

      8 weeks ago

      Can someone be Wiccan and Christian at the same time,or do you have to be strictly pagan?

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      midnightshade 

      2 months ago

      I read in one book that in Wicca are 200 gods and goddesses that can be followed. How can I learn about them? Is that true?

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      CJ 

      2 months ago

      please help me, how do i know if i'm being called? i probably have been but couldn't recognize it well enough

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      Greg Cipollone 

      2 months ago

      so super new to this and going to read more into it, I told a friend who also recently started I would try meditating to see if i got an answer because I too was searching for a path myself , I've always been a spiritual person, just felt lost for a while now. So comes the night Im gonna try to meditate, its on Friday the 13th with a full moon, i was like nows gotta be the best time right!... nothing, wasnt sure if i was too tired, or just plain did it wrong, but i got nothing, wasnt disappointed, figured i'd try again another time. While lying down last night, i figured i'd try to clear my mind again because i was already in a rested state, and within a minute a minute an image started to form, My first thought was a butterfly, but i also thought it might be an angel or faerie, it had a center body with 4 wings, but my first thought is butterfly. As i read into it this morning with my friend cause i wanted to see what it represented(Butterfly),it hits everything that has been going on in my life recently. Transformation: I've lost weight and put on muscle from eating better and my job is a work out, but also have been going to mental changes for the better too!. Liberation: For the first time in my life in 35 years, I am completely self sufficient and in my own place. And Creative Inspiration: I have been recently writing poems again to help people understand what i've been going through and also getting better, and i haven't written in over 15 years that i can remember. This has all happened with the last few weeks. Checked into it further, Its in relation to the earth and air element. Im a Taurus... Earth Element. sooooooo yea... Looks like im going to be doing more studying cause i don't know how many more answers i needed XD

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      Malina 

      2 months ago from Rockaway, NJ

      When i first became Wiccan and began to practice green witchcraft about 4 yrs ago i didnt really have a calling from any God/Goddess, but felt drawn towards Gaia( Mother Earth) so i worshipped her. This past year though ive been noticing frogs everywhere i am specially in my "witches garden" mainly under my peppermint amd lemon balm plants, also in my pumpkin patch, hiking in the woods with my dogs, and just playing outside with my daughters. I just figured they must be my spirit animal, which i thought is awesome cause ive always loved frogs and toads. Then after reading this article i thought maybe this is a calling of a god/goddess i should be worshipping. I did some research and found out the god/goddess that os represented by the frog is Heqet Egyptian Goddess of fertility and Egyptian God Khnum god of the source of the Nile and creator of human children bodies. Heqet's name is also sought to be the origin for the name Hecate the Greek Goddess of witchcraft. The more i read about these God and Goddess the more everything just clicked, everything they represent is how i feel my life, and witchcraft is represented too, and i knew this is who my deities should be. Thank you for this article it explained deities in a way i found easier to understand then the way a lot of my traditional Wiccan books try to explain deities, how to choose, and worshipping them.

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      Emmy1618 

      3 months ago

      So lately I have been feeling a little more confident in myself and developing more self love. Where I live (near some woods) we have wild deer pretty often, but depends on the time of year I think. Twice, I have felt like a deer has appeared out of nowhere because I did not see it before it ran and I was looking in areas that I should have seen it before it ran (this happened twice a few weeks apart). We also have rabbits on our property (we've had them for years) and I see lizards every now and then. Then this morning when I was meditating, I felt cold chills almost the entire time. I have a fan on in my room, but it doesn't blow on me or in my direction when I meditate and I have never experienced these chills before when I meditated. I use four stones in like a circle formation when I meditate and one is rose quartz and one is amethyst, I do not remember the other two. Idk if any of these are possible signs of a god or goddess calling me. I am new to Wicca and trying to learn all I can. I can't openly practice because of my family but I do what I can. Anyone have any ideas?

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      Kat 

      3 months ago

      What kinds of books should I be reading to do more research.

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      rando 

      3 months ago

      is it possible to be claimed by two opposing gods such as ares and athena

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      Rhonda corner 

      3 months ago

      I think that I might have to be Ares because I get really angry,rage,wraith, vengeance. I get so mad I make my body hurts and sore for days trying to hold back from hurting people who hurt me. My nickname is Ares or when I get some inraged I say I'm headed now. Is this a sign that I'm them?

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      NoobWitch 

      3 months ago

      I’ve been wanting to do Wicca for a while now, just needed a little push. I want to be “claimed” by a god/goddess...however I think I’m missing most of my signs. However I’ve noticed that the names “Loki, Athena, and Hades” keep appearing. From random conversations, adds, tv shows, books, etc. Is this some sort of sign??

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      Amara 

      3 months ago

      For several years now.. I have dabbled in Divinity ever since almost all of my dreams have been preminitions. I have yet to find my patrons but ... Ever since I started my wiccan path.. I have been drawn to wolves and arrows.. Are these my callings? If so which god and goddess do they go to.. I am kin to the Vikings so maybe a norse thing?

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      Isabelle Vlach 

      4 months ago

      A wild deer just let me pet it. It walked up to me. Is Artemis sending me a message?

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      Claire 

      4 months ago

      Okay so basically a deer came up to me and let me pet it.. I’m pretty sure Artemis is calling out to me

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      kae 

      4 months ago

      i dont know if this is a sign but ive seen 5 deers in two days. what god/ goddess could be calling me

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      R3dH3dGrl 

      4 months ago from South Florida

      Thank you for this article.

      It has been very helpful in identifying with my Goddess, Nehalennia.

      - Lisa

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      Shay 

      4 months ago

      I've recently gotten into the practices of magic but have only dabbled in it, unsure of what i was doing. Last night i had a sort of prophetic dream that my friend and I have interpreted as a calling from an unknown goddess. Unfortunately, I received no name and am struggling to research possible deities. Do you have any tips?

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      Cecilia 

      5 months ago

      Hi, I've been reading a bunch of articles on wicca, including many of yours, and I keep seeing people refer to or mention "the goddess", as in saying that they prayed to "the goddess" or "the goddess and god". Is this a wicca specific deity? I thought it might be the triple goddess, but i'm not sure, and if it is the triple goddess i'm not sure if you refer to her in the plural or singular, so i'm hoping you could help clear things up a bit for me. :)

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      Austin Garrett 

      6 months ago

      When I was 13 my parents were beating on me very badly and i ended up running out into the woods in the middle of a blizzard and stayed out there in a tee shirt for hours, i spent a very long time wandering the woods not once feeling cold but instead feeling warm and protected. Im not sure what divine presence was comforting me but it was there. I was a christian for a long time and recently i started my journey into wicca and when ready of some peoples experiences this came to mind. I ended up getting lost in the woods. But once i closed my eyes and took a few deep breaths it was like i knew exactly where to go and walked straight home from there

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      Alexus 

      6 months ago

      I know this might sound crazy but when I was younger I was playing in the dark with my sister and saw yellow butterflies flying in a circle in front of me. Years later I was in my pool out back and a blue butterfly landed on my finger and stayed there for about ten minutes then it flew to the edge of the pool and sat for a good 15 minutes. Two days ago I went to a store and saw a random painting of a butterfly and on my way out of the store a white butter fly flew so close to my face it almost hit me. NOW as I type this I was wondering what my spirit guide was and at that exact moment a butterfly commercial came on. This is so crazy and not just a coincidence. Do any one know what books to read to find a butterfly god/goddess?

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      Rory Haase 

      6 months ago

      I’ve been seeing many seagulls lately, and I feel quite drawn to them. I’ve also been seeing a blonde haired lady in my recent meditations, any thoughts on what this could mean?

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      Annette 

      6 months ago

      I have been reading up on Artemis I've been in the Army I am loving animals and the Earth I'm not afraid to fight for what I think is right. I am getting a strange change in myself. I am more confident and more sexual people have noticed the change could Artemis be my goddess

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      Cas 

      6 months ago

      Hi there, I'm a relatively new wiccan. I've been doing this since about September of last year, and I haven't really received much of a sign, except for this one time I was doing a cleansing ritual for myself. It might sound strange, but during my ritual I became incredibly aroused, and felt a strong sense of confidence and self love that is rare for me to feel. I also felt the presence of a powerful masculine energy. Could that have maybe been a sign of a god reaching out to me?

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      Carla 

      7 months ago

      Hi I was wondering if you have any recommendations on books to learn about the different gods and goddesses

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      Emma Houghton 

      7 months ago from Somewhere

      Nice article, it's

      funny though that i keep reading this :)

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      Emma Houghton 

      7 months ago from Somewhere

      Sage worships Hecate and Hermes

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      Clara 

      7 months ago

      Who do you worship?

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      Emma 

      7 months ago

      Hey, sorry to bother you again but the last couple of days there have been birds flying into my window and going near my window wherever I go and these kind of birds are a type of dove. I'm wondering if a goddess is calling after the strange experiences happening in the past few weeks like red feather sighted during sport, a red chick in my dream, bells heard while in my sleep and a red chocolate egg handed to me the other week. I wonder what this is and who is calling me. Please help sage. Thanks, Emma.

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      Emma Houghton 

      7 months ago from Somewhere

      If u think a God or Goddess is calling u look for more signs than u will find out who it is who has interest in u.

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      Feather 

      7 months ago

      I always feel a natural connection to plants and animals, especially plants. Does anyone remember which god(ess) that is?

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      Emma 

      7 months ago

      Its been a year and now I'm not so sure if she still wants to talk to me, right now I've been getting weird messages like I heard bells in my sleep which could mean a Goddess is calling me, I saw a red feather during sport, I saw a red chick in my dreams once and I was gifted with a red chocolate egg last week. What does this mean?

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      Emma Houghton 

      7 months ago from Somewhere

      Maybe you never can know until the God or Goddess starts to try and get your attention...

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      Madilynn 

      7 months ago

      So I’m almost a teen and even since I was little I would talk and see dark spirits and I’m able to talk to animals but it’s odd I can be really dark then someone brings out the good side in me which god or Goddess would be good for me?

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      DawsonSistrunk 

      8 months ago

      I live in Mississippi and I know I live in the middle of the woods so I know I will see animals a lot but I have been seeing a lot of black butterflies even thought the main butterfly around me is the monarch so I wish to know if this is a god/goddess reaching for me or no because i have not been studying wicca for to long and don't know the signs.

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      Katie 

      8 months ago

      I am constantly open. Have been since a kid. The last two years I began seeing Anubis, Ishtar, sekhmet, Horus and Nisrock. Most often whyilw scything I see istar and Anubis. I am Half Assyrian and these visions have actually brought me awareness of my culture. Constantly seeking more. Today I saw a bison, horse, snake, spider , goat , eagle , owl and falcon. More than I have seen in one session. However the most awesome part of today was seeing Anubis face to face. The mirror laying down and clear as day he rose from the mirror and was face to face with me. I did not feel fear but rather love, security and a feeling of seeing an old friend I haven’t seen in a long time. Followed by that vision was a vision of one pyramid. The. Seven and the sphinx. One as if I were looking down and another as if I was looking at it from ground view. This was immediately following seeing Anubis who presented several more times. All happened within 20 minutes. I have always had abilities. Since I was a child. Over the last three years I have finally embraced them but I still have no idea what the meaning is of seeing him so vividly and face to face. Any thoughts?

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 

      8 months ago

      Sounds like Hera might be calling.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 

      8 months ago

      Hi Kaitlyn; anyone reaching out to any God/dess should start with some research and simple prayers to them. In time if you feel you are developing a relationship with the deity you might feel compelled to build a small shrine, go to it for more formal prayers and meditations, leave offerings, etc.

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      Emma Houghton 

      8 months ago from Somewhere

      I read this article and i wonder if you could give me ideas on how to find out who my goddess or god is...

      thanks and i hope you answer this XD

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      Emma 

      8 months ago

      Last year while i was studying wicca i dreamt of being in a temple of gold with peacoks strutting around and a gold face of an woman stood out the most in the temple.

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      Kaitlyn 

      8 months ago

      I have some friends who do this sort of thing and it's made me curious about it too. I'd like to try it out if I can.

      One of my friends suggested I try connecting with Achelois, who is a Greek moon goddess I had not known about. She mentioned this before I brought up that I've always had a strange fascination with the moon. With that information in mind, is this possibly a goddess I should look into contacting? And how would I go about doing so?

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      Kate 

      8 months ago

      I believe I have been cursed by someone who doesn't understand witchcraft properly. I lent her some books on gem stones and their meanings and unfortunately I may have had a notebook with my own personal spells written left in the bag, Now, I'm out of my job and I'm believing this person has used my personal spells to do this. Please help me to reverse this.

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      Kat 

      8 months ago

      I am from a long line of witches - possible Welsh druids as well - Have always had an affinity with witchcraft, My daughter is powerful, more than I am but she deflects from this. I've seen her take down power from a supermarket with a simple comment

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      August Sullivan 

      8 months ago

      I am new to Wicca and have been researching. The article said you can have patron gods and goddesses from different pantheons, but it is not something to be taken lightly. What did that mean? How does that work? If anyone can help me learn about mixing patrons' pantheons please let me know.

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      Taylor 

      9 months ago

      im not sure who the gods/godesses are. Im not sure i can connect with them if i dont know who they are. In Wicca ive read that you have to connect but i dont know who to connect to.

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      CarolineCharney 

      9 months ago

      Hi I’m just getting into Wicca.

      I’m 12 and religiously exploring though I’ve found Wicca to be the one I connect with the most am I too young?

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      Logan 

      9 months ago

      Well I did have a strong calling to a God, but it’s a God of death, terror, and the underworld and I don’t really know what to do?

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      broimafrikengirl 

      9 months ago

      while i was watching the video i felt like blue in my heart and i became very shaky in my legs anyone have any idea?

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      AliciaLindberg 

      10 months ago

      Hi I have a question, so I’m swedish and I’m thinking about looking into the Norse gods and goddesses and see if anything calls to me but I have a separate question, when doing spell work I have sometimes spoken in English and sometimes in Swedish. Since I’m pretty much fluent in both languages I often find myself switching between the two and it just ends up confusing. I’m guessing it doesn’t matter a lot to the gods but I just wanted to make sure. It might be more personal if I chant and such in Swedish but I don’t know a lot of the terminology and it feels more like a ritual in English. I also know that it’s up to each and his own to decide, but I would be grateful for some guidance!

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      Thornepride294 

      11 months ago

      Recently I had a goddess visit my dreams. I wasn't that involved in the craft so this came to a surprise to me. I don't remember what she looked like but, in my dream I was talking to her. I don't remember any of the questions I asked expect me asking if there was any other gods or goddesses. She said yes and she ruled them all. I also remember her mentioning that she was the goddess of death. Before I woke up she said that something important was going to happen but she couldn't tell me what. Do you think you help me figure out who she is

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      Kenneth 

      11 months ago

      Recently I felt lead to find my animal spirit guide. This is what happened . All comments are welcome . I turned on my music and began to meditate with the purpose of finding my animal spirit guide. Very shortly I was in a very rich green jungle like area. The foliage was thick and rich green color . It was if I were looking thru the eyes of my spirit guide. I began to fly effortlessly back and forth amongst the leaves. This lasted several minutes . From there it took me thru a dark area seemingly light nighttime. There was nothing but moonlight very dim by reason of the dense foliage but thru the leaves I could see bright eyes of every shape and size looking , watching and flew slowly looking back with wonder and amazement what they were. From there we came to a small cleared path which lead upward and opened up to a beautiful waterfall falling into a beautiful calm pool of water. On the far side of the pool was a person walking along the pools edge and stopping occasionally to dip their hand into the pools water. The person never saw or acknowledged me that I know of. From there we flew back into the dense foliage but not going backwards always going forward. We were on this part of the journey until darkness began to fall again . In the distance I could hear voices and drumming . I came to a clearing where natives we dancing around a bonfire and effortlessly I joined with those dancing and flew around the fire dancing with them all. From there I found myself laying flat on the ground. My whole body head to toe became numb and began to tingle. After just a few seconds I felt like I was being lifted into the air . There were no hands or anything I could feel physically touching me. This lasted several minutes. I was let down , the tingling stopped and shortly back to reality.

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      Enna 

      11 months ago

      I have found my goddess, Morigahn! Thank you for your help! I dobt think ill find a god, hope i will though!

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      AzuriteOcean 

      12 months ago

      Oh, another thing. Ι noticed you said that mixing pantheons is tricky and should not be taken lightly. Can you expand on this?

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      AzuriteOcean 

      12 months ago

      I've only recently been exploring Wicca and am happy to say that your articles have really helped me. A while back I had a dream and I don't remember anything that happened in the dream other then the fact that I was sitting on the steps or a Greek building with someone in front of me. I get the feeling they were Athena. I'm not sure if this is a sign or not and don't want to jump to conclusions, so I'm not sure what to do now or how I should try to contact Athena.

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      Sophia Manganaro 

      12 months ago

      I am very new to this faith and am so happy I found this blog while researching, but I am a bit confused. While I watched the video, I decided to close my eyes for a bit. I kept seeing an abundance of different flowers including my favorite flower, a rose, in my head. It was an almost mystical feeling that I have never experienced, and I don't know what to do with these pictures I see in my head. I feel like I should stay on the lookout for more signs, but in the meantime, how do I interpret this? Honesty, I don't know if I am just imagining things. I am like that sometimes.

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      Aliyha 

      12 months ago

      wile i was watching the video, I felt the color green in my heart and a name like asareth popped into my head? does that mean anything?

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      Goku Black for the true one 

      13 months ago

      How can I find symbols to worship the "original one" (the one true original creator before all)? Also, what should i optimally say? Is their an universal chant for it?

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      Alyssa 

      13 months ago

      I’m new to Wicca, and I have no idea where to start. Can anyone help me?

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      Turuu 

      13 months ago

      Can i demon be a patron ?

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      Pattymac abides 

      13 months ago

      Can someone help me understand my recent dreams? They have been more vibrant and strange than any I've ever had. It's getting to the point that i really do want to fall asleep. I'm asking everywhere that i can; i really need feedback.

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      Oliver 

      13 months ago

      I don't care about myself. I'd use magic for the benefit of others. I'd sacrifice my soul for that very end.

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      Anna67 

      14 months ago

      Hi Mackenzie,

      I'm so glad I found your blog and will continue to read your posts. My journey has been one of years since childhood with what I describe as a pulling towards the Craft bcs no one else in my family (that I'm aware of) has ever been involved. I've never expressed these feelings outwardly to anyone since my family is devout Catholic and shuns witchcraft but, I get the feeling that someone else may have these same 'pullings' and have simply chosen to surpress them out of fear. Over the years I have had dream visitations from souls who have passed wishing to deliver messages (not many but, at least 4 that I'm aware) and 'hear' voices; not in the sense of auditory hallucinations (I went straight away to to get checked by the Dr the first time it happened) but, every time it's a positive message with a premonition of danger; a warning, so to speak. If I attempt to ignore them, they become desperate and pester me like a child until I pay them mind. They're always helpful and kind spirits. I've dabbled in a few protection spells to keep harm from my family and tested my 'powers' on a few simple candle spells. Everywhere I go, cats follow me, and seem to stick around (in groups) going so far as to seek me out and want to crawl all over me; they often connect eyes with me as if they can communicate with me...it gets creepy to be honest. My kids will say, "Your friends are here again." The rub is that I'm seriously allergic to them. MacKenzie-I guess the point of this is...I'm wondering what all this means. It scares me a little to think I might be a witch bcs I was raised Christian but, it feels so natural when I'm working with herbs and candles. What do you think? Can you help me make any sense of all this?

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      Meg91 

      14 months ago

      So I've been a Wiccan for about 10 years now. My God and Goddess chose me and they treated me better than I could have hoped. This may sound silly but when I would meditate I always wound up in a forest walking. I would eventually come to a temple where I would kneel and speak to my Gods, or they would walk alongside me giving advice and helping me hone my ability to heal. Not physically heal, but spiritually and emotionally. As of late I've gone through life changing events and I feel I have lost my connection with them as I feel I have also lost my amazing ability. Any advice on how to reconnect would be amazing. I've as of late tried meditation to call out to them but I haven't gotten an answer.

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      Ruby 70 

      14 months ago

      I’m just starting out as a new witch and I was wondering what books I should start out with

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      Steven 

      15 months ago

      Hey lately I've had something bump my bed everytime im about to nod off at night is this any kind of sign ?

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      Angela 

      15 months ago

      The goddesses may choose us eventually. One morning I woke and clearly heard my wind chimes and a female voice that was light and feminine say Angelina. I now study the goddesses and feel I make contact often. This is after 15 years of study of Wicca.

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      Steven 

      15 months ago

      I have just started thinking about being wicca but dont know how to choice my deities is there a calling ritual i could use?

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      Rowan 

      15 months ago

      Akiro, crows and ravens are often associated with death. And the roadkill could possibly back that up. Look up Gods and Goddesses of death and see if you have any connection.

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      Akiro 

      15 months ago

      I used to always see crows/ravens around me. Like when walking to school and I'd be nervous, I'd see a crow fly off into the air off my road. Years later, right now, every place i drive i keep seeing squirrels. Sometimes other road kill, but mostly squirrels. Like BOOM. I'll see six or SEVEN a DAY. In a place where there used to only be like one animal A MONTH. I've tried looking it up and seeing what diety it could be?? Is that a calling?? A bunch of dead squirrels ahen i drive????

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      sarah burk 

      15 months ago

      blessed be *

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      Felicity decker 

      15 months ago

      I need help,i know ive been called to be apart of the Wiccan religion but i dont know where to start. I want to figure out where to start. Can you help please?

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      Cameron Letell 

      15 months ago

      I keep having this vision of a room full of God's for long time it wasnt clear but lately it's been clear. I keep getting called by this man that looks almost dead, really skinny he's curled up by this broken throne. All the other God's just look at me like what am I looking at. This God I can't find his name any where and when I ask him his name all he says is Jack I'm clueless can someone help me out.

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      Angel Fernwall 

      15 months ago

      Hi, I doubt you'll get around to reading this, but its worth a shot.

      I've been trying to contact my god/dess for a while now, and I believe I have but I'm not sure. She has spoken to me, but refuses to show or tell who she is until I complete a certain task. Is this common? Have I truly met my goddess, or is it just all in my head?

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      ellie 

      16 months ago

      i'm not sure if this is a calling exactly so ig i'm looking for a second opinion. i've been doing some thinking as to which diety to pray to, before i even knew what wicca was, and for some reason i think it might be Hestia. idk how to explain it but i feel almost drawn to her even though i don't know too too much about her (just the general stuff really). I'm for sure going to do some more research but like i said i wanna be sure i'm not mistaking this. thank you sm for your time

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      Kayla 

      16 months ago

      Can you help me? I don't even know where to get started in becoming a Wiccan, much less finding my diety

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      Lisa 

      16 months ago

      I got chosen by Apollo and Ares. Apollo wishes for me to practice white magic which is what I want. Ares is bein veru pushy for me to practice red magic. Im not sure what path to choose. I decided i will do more research into each. But i feel as if white magic is my path. I am a kind soul who wishes to help and make peace. I am a pacifist i dont like war but I believe it is sometimes needed and we must appreciate the soldiers for protecting our country. I do wish to banish evil even if war is needed becausesometimes it is. But i rather go the peaceful route. My friends and I aren't sure as to why he chose me. Since im really opposite of him. Yet he shows care towards me. I guess you could say I am an orcal? Since i speak to Apollo and Ares and I had once had Daphne Apollos nymph give me a warning. I never heard of her yet Apollo said "Daphne wishes to speak to you." She said, "Death and danger approaches." When i told my Wiccan friend she looks at me and says "How did you find out about daphne." I hadnt been told about her yet till that day.

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      TANE Lynette Trujillo 

      16 months ago

      Im intrested in seeing if im of wican decent and if not i sure have felt a strong pull or urge to lean that way,As well as unitarian,I feel i believe in good as well as bad,Although it dosnt mean i condone evil thoughts or acts.I know that u have to have a ying and yang for anything.Is how i feel life works and the beauty of spirit nature mind body soul mother earth father sky and universe til i die are my beliefs.But yet still dont know directly who to pray to

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      Lauren 

      16 months ago

      Hi, I’m begging to become Pagan and I’m setting up my altar and I was told I need a diety to be Pagan. I’m just wondering if I could fofill a path without a diety. This may sound stupid but it’s hard to find actual advice and such easily.

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      Matthew 

      17 months ago

      Hello I been studying the Greek gods and goddesses for about 2 days today I just prayed to them for the first time after I prayed to them I had that gut feeling like u said in the Article do u know what that means

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      alyssa 

      17 months ago

      sorry i meant to say she is cancer not leo

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      alyssa 

      17 months ago

      im seeking advice because i belive i have gotten a calling. I have prayed to my godess, or to whom i belive is my godess (Artemis) like you suggested but i was also hoping if you could maybe help me clarify if it is at all. I was looking at my stars signs and im on the cus of leo and cancer and its said artemis is leo and apollo is cancer. I have been draw to artemmis since and she even got me intrested into wiccan and now its leading me back to her. could this be a sign? also is it true she is a leo? i just want to make sure.

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      Willow 

      17 months ago

      I have been reading about Wiccan deities, and I stumbled across a page about the goddess Isis. I immediately felt drawn towards this goddess, just as a sort of gut feeling. I'm not sure if this counts as a calling though. Any advice?

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      justawitch 

      17 months ago

      i think i might of got a calling.

      lately i saw the same butterfly for a straight week. Same giant wings with small rows with spike-like ends and black stripes.

      also, since three year ago, before i even knew what wicca was, i was sort of able to control wind by moving my hand or thinking of a song.

      what do you think?

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      unknown 

      18 months ago

      i want to become a wicca to stop harm and hate and love the foundation and earth more. i just am afraid if i worship as you say to do i might cause harm or be haunted by evil. do you have another religion? religion really confuses me and i honestly don’t know what is real. thank you!!

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      Anon 

      18 months ago

      Who are the Gods and Goddesses?

      Where can I find a true and reliable source to learn more about them?

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      Fernando MP 

      19 months ago

      Hello there, I am a new wiccan and have some questions. In my altar, if I do offerings like you mentioned, perhaps some food. What do I do with it after a while? Do I place the offering (food) for a day or two and then throw it away? or do I leave it there?

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 

      19 months ago

      Hi Nyctasia; that's what I try to do, with my articles, videos, website, workshops, etc... as the article here suggests, it's not something to rush, you'll know it when it comes. Have you set up a shrine yet, started reaching out to deities on a regular basis? That can be a good start.

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      Nyctasia 

      19 months ago

      I have been studying the ways of wicca for nearly a year and I'm not sure if I had a calling. I'm always called out to nature and such when I feel sad or aggravated with life it's self. Either that I have strong connections with cats and some spirits. I wish to learn more. Can you help me?

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 

      19 months ago

      Hi Tiffany;

      I think there's more to mother Goddesses than just literal childbirth/parenting. It's all about creation-- not just of babies, but of art, of businesses, of building your life and making it what you want it to be. It's not just the wombs that can be fertilized, but the mind. It's not just about taking your place in the family, but in society, becoming a contributor, taking on various roles to pitch in. If the Maiden forms of Goddess are about independence, the mother forms are about community, be it immediate family or extended community.

      So I wouldn't rule Mother Goddess forms out just yet, there are things in the 3 archetypes to which we can all relate... though I think your plan of just opening yourself and letting them guide you at this point is a good one. Much luck & many blessings.

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      Tiffany 

      19 months ago

      I am having the hardest time finding a god or goddess I fit with. I think its time for me to sit back and let them come to me. Hopefully though a dream, since mine are always so vivid and every night. When I was very young, around 9, bastet was my goddess until perhaps around 15. Then I felt like perhaps I was becoming an atheist. Now after a while, I am nearly 22 and trying again. I will never be a mother by personal choice, so I always felt like that leaves out many mother like goddesses. Gods make me nervous, as most men do, but I would not mind being paired with a god if it does happen. I notice many women prefer goddesses. I suppose it's because we are able to feel closer to them. I am not really a Wiccan, and I would call myself closer to....an agnostic pagan? But thanks so much for the info!

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 

      19 months ago

      Thanks for sharing Zoe; sounds like a beautiful experience.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 

      19 months ago

      Hi Ash; I'm of the opinion that the God(s) you worship are between you and your Gods. I know a lot of Wiccans who do honor Hindu deities, so it's an option. But I believe you should worship the Gods you feel drawn to or that you feel calling you. Not everyone feels they were called by the Gods of their ancestors or family.

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      Zoe 

      19 months ago

      I have always felt compelled to silver, white, the moon, night, snakes, and doves. All symbols of Artemis. I can understand my cat quite well, and my Wiccan name is Nokomis (daughter of the moon). This night, I had the uncontrollable urge to go out and see the moon. so I went outside and gazed at it. All of a sudden, I was filled with powerful energy, saw myself glow slightly, and felt as though wings sprouted from my back. I'm pretty sure I just got my calling from Artemis.

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      Ash 

      19 months ago

      Im Hindu and i wanted to know if my God and goddess shouldve Hindu god(dess) as Well since my mom and stepdad are against witchcraft but are pretty spiritual.

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      Cameron 

      20 months ago

      God and the goddess should be only from own ethnicity?

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      Carson 

      20 months ago

      Hello, i was just wonder what is an average number of gods/goddesses i should have, i'm thinking about just 4 because there are so many!!

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 

      20 months ago

      Yes Lady, I totally understand. Feel free to reach out to me if you like through HP or through my website wicclit.com, I'm behind on emails but plan to spend a day catching up soon.

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