Lavenderwhisp’s Witch Types Master Post (Jan 2016)
Witch: magical practitioner
Elemental Witch: Witches who work around the 5 elements: Water, Earth, Air,
Fire, and Spirit.
Earth Witch: Witches who specifically work with their magic around the
element of Earth, through grounding exercises, rock/soil collecting, crystal
magic, and Green Witchery. Earth zodiac signs: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
Types of Earth Witches:
Green Witch: use
plants/herbs/flowers in herbal and natural magic, such as using them in spells
and creating remedies with them.
Garden Witch: A version of
a Green Witch, they enjoy working with the earth through gardening and using
their herbs and plants to help and care for their families and loved ones.
Flora Witch: Similar to
the above witches, they work with flowers in their practice. Their Book of
Shadows would likely be full of Green Witchery, such as than herbs and herbal
recipes, and flower classifications and associations.
Marijuana Witch: A type of
Green Witch, Marijuana has been used for spiritual and medicinal purposes
throughout history. These witches use marijuana for magical purposes and use
herbal recipes with marijuana.
Rock Witch: Witches who
work with all rocks, including stones and crystals. They enjoy geology and
their Book of Shadows is full of geology and crystal healing. They are most
likely involved in a scientific field, such as geography or archaeology where
they can be close to the Earth.
Crystal Witch: Witches who
work with stones and crystals, such as through crystal healing. Their Book of
Shadows will most likely have information about the stones, chakra balance, and
Forest Witch: A witch who
enjoys the company of trees and live amongst them. The seclusion is perfect for
cottage magic and tree magic. They also enjoy the company of fey and woodland
animals, and use local plants.
Swamp Witch: Witches who
live within the swamps, use swamp plants, and enjoy the company of swamp
Desert Witch: A witch who
lives in the desert, enjoys the natural desert scenery, uses desert plants,
bones, sand in their practice, collects desert rocks, and befriend desert
animals such as snakes, lizards, and scorpions. They also tend to use the
elements of Wind and Fire as well as Earth in their practice. They normally
worship desert deities and study desert lore in their area.
Sand Witch: Sand witches
live where a lot of sand is in the local earth, such as the desert or the
beach. Their home is filled with different types of sand and rocks.
Fantastic Wizards and Where to Find Them: A Field Guide
Close persons and friends may appreciate a list of all things Newt Scamander-related, to help them understand how to care for this unique creature. Here is a composed list, which shall be ongoing. Fantastic Wizards and Where to Find Them: A Field Guide - pg 1.
Brief notes and Findings:
When very deep in thought, Newt will usually put something to or in his mouth. Fingers pressed to lips, wand between teeth, or, in unfortunate circumstances, tie being chewed on. These are the signs of a happy, productive Newt, and should not be bothered. Make note to check back in several hours, as this Newt is likely to forget to eat.
An angered, protective Newt is a very dangerous Newt. He is very easily recognizable by sharp, command-like instructions, nonverbal spells cast at your assailant(s), and a need to stand in front of you. Note: This Newt is not harmful to you, and once all external dangers are removed, should be gently and cautiously talked down, both with quiet words and soft touches. Some outside assistance may be required; i.e. a light calming draught or a fluffy, non-violent creature.
When frustrated, Newt can become exceedingly waspish and sarcastic. Do not take these attacks to heart, and give him space. Your Newt will come to you with a proper apology eventually, and you can help him work through his most recent problem then.
Even at the best of times, a happy and content Newt will forget about basic necessities, such as eating and sleeping. It is important to make sure that he is getting enough of both, and has regular contact with those outside of his case, regardless of current research. Note: Exceptions must be made for creature hatchings, births, or injuries. Newt will not respond to any outside force during these times.
While very shy, Newt is an extremely tactile creature himself. If it’s noted that he has spent too much time sequestered away with his creatures, attempt small, forward gestures and light hair pettings. A Newt who is comfortable with you may offer cautious touches or hugs in return. Be sure to accept these, and reward all interpersonal behaviour with smiles, affectionate words, and treats. Note: Chocolate and marzipan are always accepted.
Walk the perimeter of your property to check that everything is in good order. Bring trash bags and do a general clean up of anything that is not where it should be.
Make a miniature maypole for your altar if you can not make a full size version
Get a new mirror, or use one you have already, and decorate it with ribbons and flowers for your bedroom
Fill a cauldron or a large bowl with fresh flowers (wildflowers are best)
Braid bracelets out of white ribbons and give them as gifts to friends or family
Make a dish of fruits, berries, nuts and leave in the wood for the animals and fae folk to enjoy
Cut branches of fresh green from budding trees, or make garlands of flowers to decorate the home for this celebration. Hang them on the doors and windows early, so the may sunrise finds them there!
Create a special wreath for the top of the May Pole
Make “May Day” baskets of flowers and leave on friends and family’s doorsteps as a surprise gift. Maybe they’ll think a faerie did it!
Create hair pieces and garlands for decorating your head or around your neck from flowers that are in bloom
Tie ribbons to trees to celebrate the coming of spring. Make a wish each time you tie a ribbon as it’s good luck to wish for things on this day!
Bathe your face in the morning dew to retain youth. The fair maid who, the first of May Goes to the fields at break of day And washes in dew from the hawthorn tree Will ever after handsome be. Other sources suggest using the dew found under oaks or on ivy leaves. Make a special wish as you wash your face in it or as you drink from a well before sunrise.
Dance the May Pole
During the Maypole dance, think about what you wish to weave into, or out of, your spirit. The Maypole is an ancient symbol of the male aspect of the Divine, while the ribbons are strands of life. Have small baskets of goodies around the room to symbolize the coming abundance and to enjoy after the Circle. Magic is hungry work. (from Trish Telesco’s Victorian Grimoire)