New Witch FAQ
Hello Lovelies, 💜
We’ve been getting questions from some people who are interested in Witchcraft. So, here are our answers!
⭐ Hope this helps you in your journey! ⭐
Please don’t feel embarrassed because, honestly, we are all learning.
◻️ Am I doing this (Witchcraft) right ?
Yes, yes, and yes. To be completely honest, sometimes I’m unsure if I’m doing things right too. I’m not sure if I invoked the right kind of attention, or reaction, but I trust that my intentions were seen for what they were. Then you carry on from there.
The whole point of witchcraft, is to learn from experience and from your research and study. There is no one, definite way to do anything. It is entirely your choice. Literally everything from how to cast a circle, to deciding when you’re ready to make spells; It’s all you.
◼️ What should I study first ?
What interests you? Make up? Fragrances? Food? DIY? Stars? Plants? The Ocean? Sweetheart, the world is yours to research. If you’re interested in anything, study it to the point you basically earned your doctorates in that subject.
And, Yes, it’s alright to study something then ditch it to study something else, you are never required to finish any one study before continuing on to another.
◻️ Do I have to have a Book of Shadows/ Grimoire ?
No, You don’t have to have a book at all.
You can literally have dozens of random pages stuffed in a binder, or hundreds of sticky notes on your old Cat in the hat book from your childhood.
Although many people do have one to keep track of their knowledge, if you feel better just keeping your information in a small notebook, along with your to-do list. It’s perfectly fine.
◼️ I want to start a Book of Shadows/ Grimoire but I don’t wanna mess up, what should i do ?
S W E E T H E A R T, You are preaching to the choir here.
We totally understand that feeling, and you’re not alone. Kinara literally kept restarting her book for a week, because of how badly simple mistakes bothered her.
Honestly, just combat this by not getting an expensive book in the first place. Try using a sketch book, imagine that as your draft book of shadows until you get comfortable/ confident enough to start writing in your actual book.
You can totally still buy that expensive dream-book of yours, just remember that your book is meant to symbolize your growth, confidence in your craft, and journey through this whole process.
Also, ALWAYS, write in pencil first before inking anything, and if you happen to be a perfectionist; get a ruler. ( Trust me, it makes things way easier )
◻️ Do I need to have a dazzling altar ?
Honey, as much as you see these beautiful altars on tumblr/instagram…the reality is that most of us are broke. ( and some have extra cash to burn)
We’ve had times where we’d had to decide whether to buy food that day or fork up the money to be responsible adults.(Growing up was a trap, Peter Pan was right)
Kinara’s altar literally consists of a diffuser, and two opalite heart stones that she got on a vacation 2 years ago. You can honestly even debate on whether that counts or not, but that’s the gospel truth, babes.
◼️ What kind of witch am I?
Anything you want. Honestly you can be literally any kind of witch you please, because it’s so diverse that you can either find a clique that interests you OR just go with your own flow and call it a day.
Kinara: I love the ocean, I was born on an island and grew up adoring the forest. So i feel that in my heart, I was born a Sea witch who fell in love with the forest. I still am unsure how to classify myself other than Eclectic. ( which basically means diverse )
◻️ Do I have to worship/ work with a God / Goddess?
Nope! You choose your path, and you go with what makes you comfortable.
Kinara: I personally don’t work with any gods/goddesses. Only because I feel that these Gods/Goddesses came to be, because people wanted a shorter way to encourage/invoke specific traits that these gods/goddesses represent.
Of course, I don’t mean to lessen their worth or value, I just feel that what they represent is something I feel more comfortable following.
◼️ Can I have an Altar if I don’t worship/ work with Gods/Goddesses?
Yes! You can use your altar to honor the Sabbaths. Or if you want a sacred space to practice your craft, it’s perfect for that also.
Witchcraft is very easy going, very ‘go-with-the-flow’ and super forgiving since we’re constantly learning what it means to us as individuals.
As a whole, we can agree that it’s a great way of life, and a way to really get your mind going. Everything is connected, and we are just a part of this giant design with marvelous purpose!
💥 Well those are the main ones, Please feel free to message us with any questions! 💥