cupcake184  asked:

Hello do you have any tips or advice for someone who is just starting out their journey? I'm leaning heavily towards being a green/nature witch as I love plants/gardening/nature/herbs etc. Any must-read links or blogs I should follow? :) my witchy blog is lessbitchingmorewitching x

Hello lol :)

Best advice I can offer for a beginner is to read and research. Keep notes (whether or not they later appear in your book of Shadows or whatever you prefer to call it), and write down your thoughts on them. And research more than the typical green witch stuff. Read about different types, different ideas, different deities, ect. Reading never hurt anyone lol.

Also, I’d suggest learning basic protection works, like circle casting and wards and such. Also things like grounding and centering your energy and such. All very important stuff :)

I’d also suggest more than just Internet resources, I get alot of cool things from tumblr and stuff, but books are great for some of that more basic and consistent information- IE i can trust a book over some random website. Again, it all depends on the book you get- so just keep reading and go with your intuition

As for some good blogs to follow, these are ones I personally follow and post alot of good resource posts, both general and more green witch themed


Those are just a few I particularly like and that appeared on my dash this morning lol :) hope that helps you! ❤

Psi Ball Exercise

This is a very simple exercise to practice visualization and energy manipulation.

Begin by sitting up in a relaxed, comfortable position. Close your eyes, and visualize a pool of energy deep in the center of your chest. A center of heat and light gathered in the center of your being. Try to see it and feel it as powerfully as you can. 

Now, visualize this light flowing up and out through your arms into your hands. Gather it in the palms of your hands until they feel warm and tingling. Raise them up in front your chest, a few inches apart. Push the energy out into the space between your hands, gathering it into a ball of psychic energy.

This energy may be shaped and used for any number of purposes, but for right now let it be absorbed back into your hands and returned to your body.

The term psi ball, for psionic energy, comes from the psionic school of thought, which employs pure force of will and the energy of the body to effect change.

New Witches

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.

Simple methods in order to help you opening your third eye

The third eye also referred to as the  brow chakra, or ajna is a very important energy center that is used to perceive the spiritual world around you, but in order to use it it must first be opened. To do this you can use many different types of methods, techniques, and exercises in order to strengthen your ability to use your third eye.You can experience, and perceive many different things when your third eye is opened wider than it usually is. You can see such things as spiritual entities, auras, energies, and even see into different planes, and dimensions. The third eye is greatly connected to your 6th sense, and is the main way that you perceive the other spiritual realms. When you have your third eye open you have more of a tendency to be drawn to mindfulness, focus, critical thinking, and intuition. All these skills, and benefits can help you in your life in order to progress growth, and experience along your path. Once you open your third eye you can always close it again by just imagining it closing, or allowing it to close on its own. It will never close completely, but it will be less widened in order for you not to continue to perceive the sixth sense fully. It is never good to keep any of your chakras completely open all the time, especially your third eye this is due to the fact that you will be letting in certain influences that you are not expecting, and may even become overwhelming if left unchecked. It is always important to remember to keep your body in balance even in your energy centers, but with proper control in understanding everything will go smoothly, and you will gain the benefits that you desire.

Here are some simple methods in order to help you opening your third eye:

Method 1 for opening your third eye is to get into a meditative state, and to focus upon the spot in between your eyebrows, this is where the third eye energy center is located. You will want to focus on that spot, and push energy to it in order to open your third eye. while you are doing this you also want to envision your third eye opening. This should charge, and empower your third eye allowing it to open.

Method 2 for opening your third eye is to take your pointer, and index finger while they are the only fingers extended on your hand, and trace a circle around on your forehead, while focusing on that spot. This will help to activate the energy center, and sort of awaken your third eye. For this one too you might want to also imagine an eye opening on your forehead.

Method 3 for opening your third eye is to meditate, and use your visualization skills, so that the third eye sort of opens by itself. It doesn’t matter which way that you meditate, or what type of meditate you do my friends, The point of this method is to allow you to awaken your third eye by charging it with the energy that you get from meditating through visualization of different things, or even just sitting quietly. It is a way of provoking your third eye to open, because in this state you allow yourself to be more open.

There are a lot of other methods that you can you open your third eye, but these are a couple that are simple, and help get you started.

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Basic Witchy Terms

Originally posted by kitschykatvintage

*Note: these are my definitions and may vary witch-to-witch!

Cauldron - A heat safe bowl or plate to mix/brew magical items, such as herbs, oils, and plants.

Charging - Giving an item energy. The energy can come from yourself, the sun, fire, water, etc!

Cleansing - Cleaning and wiping away any negativity or other energies. You can cleanse with salt, smoke, herbs, etc.

Grounding - Pulling things into reality (ie pulling a spell’s effect from the astral into reality). I do this by eating bread, but you can ground by visualizing roots attaching to your feet/becoming one with the earth, dancing, shaking it out, clapping, etc.

Centering - Gathering energy and placing the energy in an item or spell with a specific intent.

Wand - An item used to direct energy.

Coven - A group of witches, usually with a hierarchy, who practice magic together or meet for religious or social purposes.

Amulet - An item worn/carried on a person to attract a certain energy. 

Besom - A ceremonial broom that can sweep away unwanted energies.

Channel - An item or person in which energy flows.

Elixir - A magical potion, usually one of healing.

Potion - A magical drink that is able to be digested. It can be tea, juice, or another liquid enchanted for a specific purpose.

Intent - The purpose that you want. It could be wealth, prosperity, beauty, love, or another purpose or goal that your magic works towards.

Mortar and pestle - A tool used for crushing ingredients, such as herbs or egg shells. It’s usually composed of a bowl and tool that can crush ingredients. 

Poppet - A representation of a person. It can be a doll or it can be made from paper, dough, fabric, or other items.

Uncrossing - The removal of a curse or other spell with negative effects.

Talisman - An item worn or carried by a person to protect themselves from negative energies.