beginner witches

TAROT tips for Beginners 🌙

⭐︎ Cleanse your deck after you buy it!! This is so so important, because you want to start working with a new clean energy.

⭐︎ There are thousands of ways to cleanse your deck. Cleansing can be something super simple, as just knocking on your deck 3 times or placing a crystal on top of the deck! Just do what feels right.

⭐︎ Interview your deck! After you buy new cards, talk to them, ask them questions and figure out the decks personality. There are a lot of fun spreads for this.

⭐︎ Sleep with your deck. Another good way to bond with your deck is sleeping with it near you. Just put it under your pillow or somewhere close to you over night!

⭐︎ You don’t have to read reversals. It’s up to you if you decide to turn the card back around. Again, do what feels right!

⭐︎ Reversals don’t always equal opposites. If you decide to read reversals, remember that it can have completely different meaning then just being opposite of the upright position.

⭐︎ Start simple. Start out with something simple like past/present/future spread. It’s super easy and gives you clarity on any situation.

⭐︎ Spend time looking at the picture. When you pull a card, really spend time observing at all the different colors and symbols before you look up the meaning. 

⭐︎ Jumping cards usually have something important to tell you. If you’re shuffling your deck and a card jumps out, look up what it means and what message it has for you!

⭐︎ Pull a daily card each morning. This is super fun and easy. You definitely don’t need to do this everyday, but it’s a good way to memorize the cards and their meanings.

and finally, practice, practice and practice! It’s going to take a while until you remember all the meanings, but just have fun and enjoy the process!🦋

Beginner Witch Series:

As requested, it begins.

Starting Down the Path

You’ve heard of witchcraft or witches and magick and you want to start doing it. There are a couple things you should consider before you proceed.

First: what is magick?

It’s not like Hocus Pocus. You’re not going to start chanting a spell right before you’re about to be hanged for eating children’s souls and then come back to life years later.

We don’t do “magic.” Sleight of hand is not what we’re here for. Neither do we conjure roses out of cigarette cases nor cut pretty women in half for large audiences nor bring forth the fires of Hell into our hands.

Personally, I’ve come to view magick as being about channelling your intuition and will, by using the tools and materials that call to you and your innate power to guide/manipulate the flow and direction of the energies and vibrations around you, in order to send your message and will out to the universe, or the powers that be, as a tangible force.

It’s about taking control of the going-ons in your life and taking purposeful action to re-align certain situations in the direction you want them to be going.

So, from my perspective, spells and rituals will only be as effective as you let them be. If you doubt yourself and your process, you are adding that element to your workings.

Second: do you know how to protect yourself and your energy?

You’re not the only person in this world, and just as there are people out to hurt others in the physical realm, the same is true of the spiritual.

Witchcraft is not all fluffy cats and steamy chai tea with half-and-half cream and sugar.

Did you know you can get hurt in the astral realm?

Did you know spirits can get attached to you or your surroundings?

And just like how external forces can hurt you, so can you yourself. Did you know that spellwork and divination can drain your energy? Do you know what burn out is? Do you know how to combat these things or undo them?

I’m not trying to scare people off of witchcraft. These things are manageable if you start off your practice with a good foundation. It’s just that as a witch, you’re putting out a lot of strong, focused energy, something that the people around you might not know how or actively do.

I tell my witchy babies to think of it like a beacon when you first start out.

You’re really excited. You just learned about witchcraft. You want Alex to leave you alone, and you have found just the spell. You are pumped.

But what you might not know is that other entities are out there and they tend to follow around and seek out people like you, people doing magick and exploring their craft.

So before you jump into witchcraft, take some time to protect yourself and learn the basics. And while you do so ask yourself: what does magick mean to me? Why witchcraft in the first place? The answers to these questions can tell you a lot about where your path is headed and what topics you should look into for developing it.

|☆| Note: If you have any specific topics you’d like to see or constructive feedback to leave, hit up my ask box, comment section, or DMs. |☆|

Things to Research as a Beginner Witch

• The history of witchcraft
• Famous witches, if you’d like
• Types of witches
• Types of magick (white magick, chaos magick, etc)
• Types of spells (curses, hexes, etc)
• Types of divination (tarot, scrying, etc)
• Talismans vs Sigils (and what each are)
• Seals
• Maybe some alphabets if that’s your thing
• Some witchy symbols
• Deities (For pagan witches)
• Let it spread from there!

anonymous asked:

So I know that hexes, curses and love spells have repercussions, but what kind? I was always told not to do this kind of magic, but idk why

Hi! I answered a similar question here that talks about things like love spells and curses and might give you some insight. It is possible to do them safely, or use alternatives in some cases.

anonymous asked:

ok, you said to learn the basics first... but how do we do that? where can i learn the basics? i’ve been searching forever and i’m still so, so confused

So this is actually a very common question, and the fact that it’s common really depresses me, but I understand your struggle, my dude.

Here are some tips and tricks I recommend.

First and foremost, I always suggest looking for books.

Whether you’re a Wiccan or not, look for the books that say things like “Intro to” or “Guide to” that are out there.

|☆| Note: The reason I say “whether you’re a Wiccan” is because there are a lot more books like this aimed towards Wiccans than just for witchcraft, so I want to really specify that you can still use those books for your craft. |☆|

These will have a decent overview of the basics of witchcraft – i.e. tools, sabbats, energy work, grounding, cleansing, warding, circle casting, chakras, meditation, etc – and will give you the beginning understanding of what you know vs what you don’t, which can help you going forward to focus your studies.

If you don’t have the money for books, or you’re closeted and can’t have stacks of witchcraft books lying about, try some free pdfs or books on Kindle or Amazon. You can typically read them through Google’s apps or a PDF reader already installed on your phone. The free books may not be “complete” in the information they give you, but if you keep track of what resonates with you through note-taking, you’ll find they can be used collectively to help you along.

Stepping away from books, there’s the Internet.

Google, for one.

Googling is a skill when it comes to getting to the really good information.

If you’re looking for something in particular, put it towards the front of the search bar, Google favors the first 3 or so words you input. You can put a question mark in your search at the end without any “how is the” or “what kind of” precursor phrases at the beginning getting in the way of your search. If there’s a word you want Google to focus on, format it with quotes around it.

Utilizing these kinds of methods, as well as a bunch of others, you can really make Google’s algorithims work for you and pull up the information you want to see.

Believe it or not, YouTube is a treasure trove.

You can search “beginner witch” or “foundations of witchcraft” and sooo many videos will pop up that are full of information specifically for helping new or developing witches find good information.

If you’re a more visual learner, this is a really good tool to utilize, and I feel like it’s not talked about enough and given to witches as a viable resource.

The only thing I must, must point out is that you shouldn’t take everything you hear or see at face value. Take what you like and what you agree with or think is cool, and write it down. Everything else you can disregard. And please don’t think that one witch’s way is the way. Even if you’re very far along into your craft, I always think it’s a good idea to take the time to stop and listen to what others have to say and be open to new things.

Also, there’s Tumblr.

If you’re confused and you can’t find information on say warding or grounding, then hit up your online witch.

Chances are, if you ask the witch community on Tumblr, you’ll get a lot of different answers regarding how something is done, but that’s a good thing when you’re learning. Diversity is the name of the game, honey. So find an answer that works for you and that you genuinely feel will give you the desired results you want and go for it.

This can be particularly easy if you have a witch you follow who you really resonate with or you feel has similar views/opinions as you. Send them a message or ask and see if they have any knowledge they’d like to share or some light they can shed on the topic.

Myself, I am forever down to create posts for you guys and give you my thoughts. Coincidentally enough, I’m actually teaching/helping two people get into witchcraft at this time, so if y'all want some questions answered or some posts made, I’m already in the “how can I grow my babies” mindset.

Anyways!

Thank you for the ask. I know this is a mega million dollar question that a hecking bunch of witches have, and it can be hard finding the resources and information you’re looking for.

I wish you the best on your journey and an end to your confusion.

Reminder for young witches that...

Simply cleaning your home or room is enough to allow good energy into your home! (it’s also good with witches who deal with mental illness like depression or anxiety! it’s trouble starting but doing it slowly is great!)

Open a window and grab a duster and dust out the negative energy!

maybe light a good smelling candle (yellow is good for this)

play some music to help you through and fill your home with good vibes!

Charge some sigils in sunlight as you clean!

vacuum the carpet! (i saw a cool post where adding baking soda and essential oil to the carpet makes it extra clean and smell nice!)

Charge your phone, and organize apps!
make to-do lists!

organize your grimoire/bos or any note book you keep notes in!

charge your crystals and tools if you wish!

make some coffee or tea (or chocolate milk!!!) and sit on your bed or chair for rest!

clean your clothes and be neat!

reorganize your altar!

refresh your offerings or plants!!

clean your computer screen and keyboard!

refresh batteries in anything!

charge your tarot cards!

chat with your deity or spirit companion or familiar!

clean out anything old!

take dishes out of your room!

take out your trash!

cleanse your room if ya want!

A Beginner’s Guide to Candle Magic

The very first spell that most folks cast happens on our birthdays. Someone lovingly purchases or bakes a cake for us and candles, representing our age, are placed on top. Those candles are lit and as we close our eyes, we are told to make a silent wish and blow them out.

Many believe that this tradition dates back to ancient pagan rituals. Our birthdays were considered to be important since they marked our entry into this world. The candles on the cake held great force and power and, once blown out, the wish was carried by the smoke and sent to the gods. The gods, in turn, would receive the message and grant the wish.

Candles are integral to spell-casting and are arguably the best and most inexpensive way to get started. Most of us have a supply of candles or tealights in our homes, and some light them at night while having dinner, reading a book or writing. However, candles symbolize elements - earth, air, water and fire and, if you have a desire in mind, all you need is fire and the intent to make it happen.

Candle colours and their correspondences

One of the most important aspects of candle magic is to use the right colour candle. Some spells are rigid and need a precise colour or shade of a colour while others are more open-ended. If you are unsure of which candle to use, always use a white candle - it’s a neutral and pure colour that can be used for anything. Here are the main candle colours and their correspondences:

White

  • Cleansing homes
  • Purifying spaces
  • Creating harmony
  • Invoking spirits
  • Improving communication with others
  • Summoning guides and angels
  • For use in every situation

Blue

  • Promoting restful sleep
  • Finding the truth
  • Gaining wisdom and knowledge
  • Invoking psychic visions
  • Calming emotions
  • Suppressing anger
  • Aiding meditation
  • Moving your house
  • Becoming more patient with others
  • Curing a fever
  • Having a better understanding
  • Protection

Red

  • Promoting strength and vigor
  • Rejuvenating energy and stamina
  • Conjuring willpower
  • Summoning courage
  • Inciting passion and sexual love
  • Sparking enthusiasm
  • Prompting quick results
  • Warding off enemies
  • Becoming more attractive to others

Pink

  • Healing emotions
  • Attracting romance
  • Becoming more caring
  • Inviting peace and tranquility
  • Healing rifts
  • Banishing selfish emotions
  • Protecting family and friendships
  • Invoking spiritual healing
  • Being more compassionate

Green

  • Accumulating money and wealth
  • Promoting prosperity and abundance
  • Accomplishing goals
  • Growing plants
  • Attracting luck
  • Negotiating employment matters and finding new jobs
  • Hastening conception and solving fertility issues
  • Casting out greed and resentment

Yellow

  • Increasing activity
  • Resolving health matters
  • Nurturing creativity and imagination
  • Passing exams and learning
  • Aiding concentration
  • Controlling mood swings
  • Protecting yourself when travelling
  • Persuading others
  • Healing problems associated with the head

Orange

  • Increasing energy and stamina
  • Improving the mind and memory
  • Promoting success and luck
  • Developing business and career
  • Helping those with new jobs
  • Clarifying legal matters and justice
  • Selling goods or houses
  • Capturing a thief or recovering lost property
  • Removing fear

Purple

  • Summoning spirit help
  • Bringing peace and tranquility and harmony
  • Improving psychic ability
  • Aiding astral projection
  • Healing
  • Easing sadness
  • Improving male energy
  • Summoning spiritual protection

Brown

  • Attuning with the trees and earth
  • Promoting concentration
  • Helping with decisiveness
  • Protecting animals
  • Amplifying assertiveness
  • Aiding Friendships
  • Bringing material gain
  • Gaining mental stability
  • Connecting with Mother Nature
  • Studying and learning

Silver

  • Summoning the Mother Goddess
  • Drawing down the moon
  • Connecting with lunar animals
  • Purifying female energy
  • Improving all psychic abilities
  • Aiding clairvoyance and the unconscious mind
  • Ridding negativity
  • Developing intuition
  • Interpreting messages in dreams
  • Banishing bad habits

Gold

  • Healing and enhancing well-being
  • Rejuvenating yourself
  • Improving intelligence
  • Bringing financial gain and wealth
  • Winning competitions
  • Attracting love and happiness
  • Maintaining peace in families
  • Cosmic ordering

Black

  • Protection
  • Strength
  • Banishing
  • Reversal
  • Hex-breaking

Choosing and cleansing your candles

It’s important to magically disinfect your candles before use - most are mass-produced across the world, often in less-than-ideal conditions and, because wax is a vessel for energy, every person that has come into contact with your candle has effectively deposited some of their energy into the wax.

There are many ways to cleanse candles before a spell and most folks have a ritual that works for them. Some people enjoy a prolonged ceremony of candle cleansing while others leave them in the garden to soak up moonlight. Below is a method of cleansing referred to as “anointing” and involves water and oils to prepare the candle before the ritual begins.

Step 1: Wipe Clean

Wipe the wax with a paper towel, removing all traces of debris and dust.

Step 2: Prepare a solution

Mix salt and water into a saucepan on medium heat. Once the salt dissolves, let cool.

Step 3: Intent

Standing in front of the sink, hold the candle in your left hand. Pour a small amount of the saline solution over the candle, being careful not to wet the wick. Take a fresh paper towel and dry thoroughly while saying:

“This magickal water cleanses thee,

With good intent and purity.”

Step 4: Inscribing

With a small paring knife or needle, scratch your full name and your goal into the wax. It doesn’t matter where you inscribe the words, and it’s not important that they’re particularly legible. Once the candle is lit, these words will burn away and give the spell more clout.

Step 5: Anointing

Pour some vegetable oil into a small bowl. You can feel free to mix in herbs that are associated with your spell’s intent. Hold the candle in your left hand again. Dip the first finger of your right hand into the oil and run it down the candle from top to bottom in a line. Say this invocation:

“This magickal oil anoints thee, with all things good, magickally.”

Step 6: Rhyming and Repetition

One of the ways we can add more power to a spell is by repeating the incantation over and over. Often, prewritten spells, both ancient and modern, will rhyme with some kind of poetic fluidity. Repetition will help enforce the message.

Step 7: Ending the spell

After repeating your spell the desired number of times, you will need to close the ritual. Choose one of the phrases below to say before looking upward and saying thank you.

“And so it is.”

“The spell is cast.”

“So mote it be.”

Sources other than my grimoire:

Robbins, Shawn, and Charity Bedell. The good witchs guide: a modern-day wiccapedia of magickal ingredients and spells. New York: Sterling Ethos, 2017.

What Every Beginner Wiccan Witch Should Have
  • The Athame: a knife with a black handle, which is used to cast a circle. Represents masculine energy and the element of fire. Should not be used for cutting or to cause physical harm to others!!
  • The Chalice: these can come in goblet styles, or simply any mug or cup. This is used  to hold water or wine, which is to be drank after a ritual. The chalice represents water.
  • The Wand: your wand can be made out of anything you feel connected to: bone, wood, metal, etc. A witch’s wand is very personal, which means you can fashion your wand to your own personal style. The wand is used to direct energies during a ritual, and represents the element of air
  • The Pentacle: This is a very powerful and protective symbol in Wicca. On an altar, your pentacle can come in the form of a pendant or a platen. You can also use a pentacle necklace on your altar. This represents earth, and used to cleanse yourself, your surroundings, and all items on your altar. 
  • Candles: Different colored candles can represent different uses for the candles. The candles clearly represents the element of fire. A pair of candles represents a Goddess and a God
  • The Cauldron: Like the chalice, the cauldron represents water. The cauldron is used to hold things such as water, incense, herbs, and candles. This is very useful when it comes to rituals and burning small fires. Cast iron is the best material for your cauldron but isn’t mandatory. 
  • Bells: Bells are often used to mark passages in a ritual. Many spells ask for you to ring the bell once or twice and the bells can mark the beginning and then end of a ritual.
  • Incense: Incense is used to clear energy, cleanse, and call in energies. Most incense will work with whatever you’re doing.
  • The Bowls: The bowls on your altar represents earth. It is important to have a bowl of sea salt because the sea salt can cleanse your other magick tools on your altar. Smudging bowls are very important in magick.
  • Crystals: There are many different crystals that hold different energies. Keeping a variety of crystals on your altar can help with various different rituals. These crystals cane enhance the power of your spells.
  • The Broom: The broom is very symbolic of sweeping energy and keeping negativity away 

Before using these tools, you should clear and cleanse it. The more you grow in your witchcraft, the more tools you can add to help yourself thrive in your magick 🌳✨

These are just things I’ve found that helped me when I began witchcraft. Most of these things are not a necessity, but can help. Please do not give me hate for this. This is a Wiccan blog, hence the name. 

🌟 Simple / “Beginner” Spells 🌟

though i do not myself believe in the concept of a “beginner” spell, a lot of new witches often ask me what i recommend for them to start with. here’s some of the simpler lot, that should be easier to perform.


🌟 simple glamours:

🌟 simple relationship spells:

🌟 simple self care spells:

🌟 simple curses / hexes:

🌟 simple miscellaneous spells:

The Elements and their correspondences


E A R T H


Earth represents strength, grounding, prosperity, the material, wealth, success, foundations, death and rebirth. Focus on this element if the goal of your spell is about fertility, prosperity, business or stability. Earth spells may take longer to work, but they’re also more firm and are good if you’re looking for long-term solutions.

GENDER: Feminine
SEASON: Winter
DIRECTION: North
HOUR: Night

COLOURS: Green, Brown, Black
ANIMALS: Bears, Deers, Wolves, Badgers
HERBS/PLANTS: Ivy, Ash, Vetiver, Wheats, Oats
INSTRUMENTS: Drums (Percussion instruments)

STAR SIGNS: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
STONES/GEMS: Jade, Onyx, Emerald, Salt
RITUAL TOOLS: Stones, Dirt, Bones, Pentacle, Salt, Crystals 
RITUAL FORMS: Burying, Planting, Imprinting to soil or sand
TAROT SUIT: Pentacles


A I R


Air represents intellect and the mind, wisdom, knowledge; logic as well as abstract thought, intuition and higher consciousness. If you’re seeking freedom, travels, or to enhance your memory and focus - focus on Air spells! Air is whimsical and amiable, personally I haven’t found it useful for more serious spells, but it does wonders for my studies. 

GENDER: Masculine
SEASON: Spring
DIRECTION: East
HOUR: Dawn

COLOURS: Yellow, White, Sky Blue, Pastels
ANIMALS: Birds, Spiders, Butterflies
HERBS/PLANTS: Lavender, Birch, Vervain, Dill, Aspen
INSTRUMENTS: Flute (Wind instruments)

STAR SIGNS: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
STONES/GEMS: Amethyst, Opal, Alexandrite, Beryl
RITUAL TOOLS: Incense, Wand
RITUAL FORMS: Fanning, Tossing into air, Suspending in a high place 
TAROT SUIT: Swords


F I R E


Fire represents energy, passion, purification, love, inspiration, desire, will, courage, power, leadership, sexuality. In spellcraft, focusing on Fire is good for purification, healing and love spells; it’s the best element for quick, strong spells. Although, Fire is fierce in essence, and Fire spells are susceptible - they should be well thought out.

GENDER: Masculine
SEASON: Summer
DIRECTION: South
HOUR: Noon

COLOURS: Red, Orange, Gold
ANIMALS: Snakes, Lions, Horses
HERBS/PLANTS: Cacti, Cinnamon, Pepper, Basil
INSTRUMENTS: Guitar (Stringed instruments)

STAR SIGNS: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
STONES/GEMS: Amber, Citrine, Ruby, Tiger’s Eye
RITUAL TOOLS: Athame, Candles
RITUAL FORMS: Burning, Smouldering, Heating
TAROT SUIT: Wands


W A T E R


Water represents purification as well; though it’s focused more on the soul and the subconscious rather than the physical, material world. Water stands for emotion, intuition, wisdom, eternal movement, reflection, lunar energy. Focusing on the Water element is good for psychic abilities, getting in tune with your inner self, mysteries, friendships, love, dreams and sleep.

GENDER: Feminine
SEASON: Autumn
DIRECTION: West
HOUR: Dusk

COLOURS: Blue, Indigo, Silver
ANIMALS: Otters, Fish, Sea Mammals, Frogs
HERBS/PLANTS: Lotus, Water Lilies, Aloe, Gardenia
INSTRUMENTS: Cymbal, Bell (Resonant instruments)

STAR SIGNS: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
STONES/GEMS: Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl
RITUAL TOOLS: Cauldrons, Chalices, Seashells
RITUAL FORMS: Diluting, Placing into water, washing away, bathing
TAROT SUIT: Cups

Herbs Masterpost

Valuable information on individual herbs down below! 🌿 

Posted: May 7th, 2018.

Updated: June 12th, 2018.


A

Acacia: Masculine. Deities; Astarte, Diana, Ishtar, Osiris, and Ra. Element; Air. Planet; Sun. Powers; Psychic Protection and Powers. 

Agrimony: Masculine. Element; Air. Planet; Jupiter. Powers; Protection, banishes negative energy and spirits. Once used to detect the presence of witches.

Alfalfa: Feminine. Element; Earth. Planet; Venus. Powers; Prosperity and Fortune.

Allspice: Masculine. Element; Fire. Planet; Mars. Powers; Fortune, Luck, and Healing.

Almond: Masculine. Deities; Attis, Hermes, Mercury, and Thoth. Element; Air. Planet; Mercury. Powers; Fortune, Prosperity, and Wisdom.

Aloe: Feminine. Element; Water. Planet; Moon. Powers; Protection and Luck.

Althea: Feminine. Element; Water. Powers; Protection and Psychic Powers.

Amaranth: Feminine. Deity; Artemis. Element; Fire. Planet; Saturn. Powers; Healing, Calling the Dead, and Protection. 

Anemone: Masculine. Deities; Adonis, Venus. Element; Fire. Planet; Mars. Powers; Health, Healing, and Protection.

Angelica: Masculine. Element; Fire. Planet; Sun. Powers; Exorcism, Healing, Protection, Visions.

Anise: Masculine. Element; Air. Planet; Jupiter. Powers; Purification and Youth.

Apple: Feminine. Deities; Aphrodite, Apollo, Athena, Diana, Dionysus, Iduna, Hera, Olwen, Zeus. Element; Water. Planet; Venus. Powers; Love, Healing, Immortality.

Avocado: Feminine. Element; Water. Planet; Venus. Powers; Love, Lust, Beauty.

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Easy offering for the Fae

If you’ve tended to a thriving garden or taken the time to smell the wild lilacs, there’s a good chance that you’ve encountered some form of Fae. In my experience, these devious little angels hide out in floral escapes and foliage. If you’d like to pay tribute to these babes or attract them to your own garden, here’s a sweet rosy treat to lure them in.

Ingredients

3 tbsp rose petals (dried or fresh, food grade)

1 tbsp rosehips

1 tbsp chamomile flowers*

1 vanilla bean

2 cups sugar of choice

*If you’re allergic to chamomile or ragweed, feel free to substitute with lavender.

Method

1. Grind the rose petals, rosehips and chamomile flowers with a mortar and pestle. Think about the reasons you wish to draw the Fae to your humble abode and infuse those feelings of comfort, safety and kindness into your herbs. 

If you don’t have a mortar and pestle, or if this type of action isn’t something you’re able to do, feel free to use a food processor. Your intent will come through just the same. :)

2.  Slice the vanilla bean down the middle and place it within your jar.

3. Pour the sugar and ground herbs into the jar. Shake the jar and charge it with your own energy. 

4. Leave the jar on the window sill, either during the day for solar energy, overnight for lunar/cosmic energy, or both if you’re so inclined. I like to surround my jar with crystals and herbs, as well.

5. Pour out some of the mixture into a dish and leave it outdoors for the Fae to snack on. If you’d like, you can also use this in place of sweetener in tea and share it with them - just be sure to strain out the herbs!


Recipe from my personal grimoire.

Beginner Witchery

Disclaimer: Witchcraft is NOT a religion! It is a practice, or skill. Anyone of ANY religion can be a witch!

There are a few steps to becoming a witch, and the first is taking an interest, which you obviously have and its led you to my post. Many things lead people to magic! Maybe you’ve always felt a strong connection with Mother Earth and her lovely inhabitants, or maybe your friend is a witch and recently has been open about it with you. The second step is exploring the craft, Reading witchy books and blogs, and gathering information. The final steps are to start calling yourself a witch and start practicing witchcraft. Those steps are interchangeable, it doesn’t matter what comes first.


When it comes to learning more about witchcraft, a lot of baby witches ask me the million dollar question… “What do I study first?”

Theres no exact order you need to follow. I’d advise you to be respectful to magick, to the elements and to mother earth. Start being more aware of all she gives us, if you aren’t already.

Here are some things you can do/look into to get yourself started:

  1. Witchblr. DON’T UNDERESTIMATE WITCHBLR. There is so much information on witchblr, its really amazing. 
  2. History of witchcraft. Studying the roots of the craft is so interesting to do! Its really cool to hear the origins of everything we do.
  3. Crystals. Crystals are my FAVORITE, my collection is always growing and i pick specific ones to carry based on what i need the day of.
  4. Divination Methods. There are several ways to divine, and its really nice to get some insight from your spirit guide/the universe. Studying the origins of these methods is also really interesting.
  5. Herbs. Herbs are awesome and you can use them for everything, be it magick or mundane. They are great for using in spell jars, teas, baths and etc.
  6. Dreams. Study what they mean, why they’re important and how you can benefit from listening in to the deeper messages they hold.
  7. Keep a dream journal! Start recording everything you can remember as soon as you wake up.
  8. Grounding. I think everyone should ground themselves at least once a day, it makes you feel so balanced.
  9. Celestial Bodies. Each planet has a different energy, and you can use these energies potentially.
  10. THE MOON. The moon has so much energy its so powerful and i love feeling it shine on my skin. Its phases have significant effects on us and on our spellwork.
  11. The elements. Each element brings a different energy, and when you cast circles you typically call on each element. its nice to know about these energies and find which ones you click with the most.
  12. Altar Tools. 
  13. Deities. Study the different pantheons, see if one appeals to you. if not, its ok, not everyone works with them.
  14. Meditate. Get in tune with yourself. Thats the best thing you can do while on this spiritual journey.
  15. Sigils.
  16. Talismans.
  17. Different Alphabets
  18. Types of spells
  19. Types of magick
  20. Famous witches.

A few more tips from me:

  • Keep journals. yes. plural. one for dreams, one for your general day to day feelings and to record your growth spiritually, one for the crystals and herbs you collect (or one for each), one for your studies. You CANNOT record too much! Take notes on everything.
  • never do anything you don’t feel comfortable with.
  • Never rush ahead of yourself. Take your time with learning about the craft, you will thank yourself in the future.
  • Use what you have! You don’t need supplies to be a witch or have a successful spell. Its all mental and about your flow of energy. you just need YOU.
  • your craft is your own, do not feel pressured to be more like witches you admire, do whatever feels right to you.
  • unless you follow a specific tradition, there are no rules in witchcraft. There is a lot more freedom in witchcraft than you may realize.
  • DOn’t ever shame other witches. Best example: Some witches curse, some don’t. 
  • i know i said this earlier, but be respectful. always remember to thank mother earth for everything she supplies us with.
  • Always say goodbye to any entities you call into your circle.
  • NEVER be scared of spirits. they are all around us, all the time, they only make themselves known sometimes. fear can feed them and help them grow in strength.
  • don’t worry about a title, you don’t need to scramble to find our what kind of witch you are. you will just know eventually based on what you do most in your practice, it will take some time.

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Blessed be!