So you’re a new witch and wondering where to start, after all it is a massive topic, with many associated religions, paths, practices, where do you begin?
🌙 Read and research: pdf’s, library books, Amazon, there are now thousands of books at your disposal, have a browse and see what you can find that interests you.
🌙 Learn basics skills: generally there are some skills used regularly by practitioners: meditation, visualization, centering, grounding, energy manipulation, it is good to at least have some knowledge on each topic.
🌙 Look for correspondence lists: You can find them online for herbs, crystals, teas, candles, candle colours and more, and they are a great place to start.
🌙 Wait before you cast: I know of many new witches who gave up because their first few spells didn’t work. In many cases for a spell to work, it takes knowledge and if you haven’t learned enough yet, your spells may not work, you will know when you are ready and you may have amazing results if you take the time to build a foundation of knowledge.
🌙 Find a community: Whether it is a group of online friends on Tumblr or a real life group of witches, there are many safe websites to help you share knowledge, bounce ideas and grow as a beginner witch. (Real life covens are not recommended for beginners, some are questionable and many require long-term practitioners).
🌙 Don’t buy everything: To be a practicing witch you don’t need anything, only yourself, tools and other items can be bought gradually as you want them, you don’t need to buy everything all at once.
🌙 Relax: You don’t need to be casting a spell every day to be a witch, you don’t need a witchy aesthetic, or to drink herbal teas, wear black, have a cat, be a woman, etc. Some witch’s cast only when necessary, others love carrying crystals constantly as their only form of witchcraft. Everyone’s practice is different, so don’t worry about fitting into a category.
🌙 Have Fun: If you hate what you are doing, don’t do it, learn something different, try another path, witchcraft shouldn’t be a chore, it should be something you enjoy.