what is this witch craft!

Dealing with plant spirits:

So I’m a spirit worker, and though I’ve only been practicing a little bit over a year, I’ve worked with many different spirits with most of them being plants.  This just comes from my own personal experience, so you don’t have to take this as law.  

General:

Different kinds of plants have different personalities (obviously).  And as each plant has their own unique personality, generally they tend to be similar to other plants of the same type: cacti, succulents, vines, herbs, flowers, even going down to specific types such as lavender, pine trees, orchids, etc.  And then, how they react to communication depends on what stage they are in: seedling, middle, adult, etc.  

Communication:

In general, plants tend to be fairly slow with communication.  And they generally don’t use words. The plants i have worked with preferred sending general feelings and images of what they were trying to communicate.  So be patient with yourself while working towards that communication.  Whenever you try communication, start by giving a small offering.  It can be elaborate, it can be watering it, spreading fertilizer (eggshells are good, a bit of sugar, stuff like that) around it, weeding around the roots, and small stuff like that.  Introduce yourself, and just start talking.  Explain what your day was like and what you did.  You can sing to the plant, they tend to love that.  Seedlings are more likely to talk very quickly to you, while old plants tend to take longer.  The time frame can be from a couple of hours to a couple weeks depending on the spirit.  If you want to create a relationship with the spirit, you’re going to have to communicate with the spirit regularly.  This process will take a while as it would trying to improve any friendship.

Now what?:

After you’ve introduced yourself to the spirit, it’s time to create a friendship!  Giving them small gifts/offerings is a great step.  Spending time with them will also help with that.  It doesn’t all have to be communication, you can read books aloud to them, watch movies with them, or anything else of that sort.  Find out their name!  Each spirit will have their own name, much like we do.  Some of them are really hard to spell and/or pronounce so I won’t be giving any examples here.  After building that friendship, you can do most anything you want!  You can have them assist you with spells, amplify your energy, and other such things.  Keep in mind that the amount of energy that the spirit will have depends on their vessel, the plant.  The larger the life force, the larger the amount of energy that you can borrow is.

Dealing with death:

Now, most of the plants I have worked with have been seedlings, and because I’m not perfect in the slightest many of them have died.  For me, dealing with the dead plant is a ritual to honor the spirit as it passes into a place where I haven’t been able to communicate with it yet.  I give it back to the earth (bury it if I can, or just leave it in a place where it can give back to the earth.  It gets a small funeral service, stating what they did for me, what I loved about them, that they will be missed, etc.  Before you leave them there give them a small offering to help it’s passage, water, fertilizer, eggshell, etc.  This isn’t necessary, but it is respectful and a good way for the spirit not to be mad.  

Offerings

  • pebbles
  • water
  • fresh mulch
  • cleaning up forests
  • making bee feeders
  • songs
  • talking to them
  • meditating with them
  • storytelling
  • sugar
  • biodegradable food
  • weeding around them
  • eggshell powder
  • cold tea

Now, treat your plants well and get to know them!

little witch tip to incorporate into your self care regimen:

while applying lotion, say a little chant for your skin to absorb positive energy around you as it absorbs the vitamins of the lotion!! i usually put the lotion in my hand and draw counter clockwise circles while doing so and charge it with my body heat in my hands to make it into a little spell (maybe it counts as a glamour? idk i’m still a baby witch)

✨Tell Us What Your Craft Looks Like! 🔮

Witchcraft is versatile. It doesn’t have a strict, set image. What does your witchcraft look like?

My craft looks like globs of paint and gluing in random things in my grimoire that are never meant to be stuck on a page. It’s unplanned drawings, my awful handwriting, printed pictures and a million different aesthetics that don’t go together but exist side by side anyway.

My craft looks like me playing my miniature half inch harmonica necklace at my crystals because I can’t afford a sound bowl to cleanse them.

My craft looks like me shuffling my dirty clothes out of my ritual space with a feather in one hand, yarn in the other and 80’s death rock playing on my phone. It’s me facing out the window because it’s always too cold to go outside when you live in New York.

My craft looks like sigils written on my arm with liquid eyeliner because I don’t know if my acrylic paint is skin safe. It looks like me crocheting a scarf while playing an hour long YouTube video of a cat purring to keep the energies calm and relaxing.

My craft looks like me hauling my sixty pound tortoise outside in the summer and drawing in my sketchbook while I wait for the deer to come and check out my tortoise. It’s me looking up at the full moon and saying “ooo gurl, you’re lookin real good tonight. Nice job as always.”

What does your craft look like? I would love to hear about it!

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I made myself a wand out of a cool stick I found! 💜💜💜

It’s about 18 inches long, the citrine stone and nickel chain are attached, and the origin of the actual wood is a mystery to be solved~

It was a lot of fun to make and I’m really happy with how it came out and now I kinda wanna make more but I don’t need…multiple…wands….

Best Advice I Ever Received

So most of you know I went through a bit of a confusing time the last half of 2016 in regards to my craft. I was feeling very disconnected and truly chaotic. To try and regain some control and inspiration I began doing more research and watching videos of my fellow witches on YouTube. That was when I got the best advice I ever received:

Don’t label yourself too quickly

This simple sentence came from one of my all time favorite YouTubers, Kelly Ann Maddox in her video all about giving advice to beginner witches. The moment I heard that it was like a light bulb went off and everything made sense. I wasn’t necessarily a new witch, but the reason I was so disconnected to my craft was that I was so quick to get to a certain place i didn’t take the time to develop the foundation. What did I believe in? Why do I practice witch craft? What rules do I follow, if any? How do I see myself in connection to nature? There were so many basic things I didn’t construct before I dived head first into a label. Not to mention, theres sooo many different types of witches and different areas of magic to explore, labeling yourself too early just seems like a limitation. So it was with that advice I decided to dismantle my whole practice and start from the beginning. The VERY beginning. And I’m taking my time with rebuilding it without any labels. 

So thats my advice to all baby witches and even to the more experienced witches who may feel bored or disconnected from their craft. Do A LOT of research. Explore all that interests you. Do it freely without limiting yourself with a label. Your magic doesn’t need to be defined in order for it to be magical. 

RFA Reactions to Witchy MC

Disclaimer: They might all be a little OCC, theres some spoilers, some of them get fluffy and smutty. Mainly Sevens. Also don’t think anything I typed is the sole accurate representation of Witch craft. Pls, it’s just what I occasionally practice and I’m by no means the most informed.

If you like it pls let me kno am desperate for deh reveews uwuwuwuwwu and if you do let me know if you want the minor trio.

Lmao ok I’ll stop being garbage I’m sorry.

Yoosung

  • He didn’t know cause you never told him. You weren’t really scared of telling him, but there never seemed to be a time to mention it
  • He never noticed how many different pendants and gemstones you had, and if he did he just thought they were an ~*aesthetic*~ choice
  • You didn’t pay much mind to him not paying mind, and you didn’t try to avoid doing witchy things around him, you just tended to do them more when alone
  • So one day while Yoosung was at class you were feeling the ~vibes~ and decided to do some sachets of assorted herbs and stones for any number of purposes. You were planning a luck one, a happy feeling one, maybe even a love one for the bedroom.
  • You lost track of time and Yoosung came home to find you sitting at the kitchen table with a bunch of plant leaves, rocks, and tiny felt bags.
  • You just looked up and “Oh, uh, hey Babe”
  • Yoosung didn’t really know what he was looking at and just “Hey Babe……”
  • …….
  • “Whatchya doin?”
  • So you told him. You make sachets and charms and occasionally meditate and try to open your third eye and you believe in any number of things that are considered supernatural and-
  • Yoosung loves it immediately.
  • “Oh my god my babes a witch! You’re like, a real life mage! Oh my god so you cast spells and stuff???”
  • You chuckle “Well sometimes yeah but I’m not vanquishing monsters I’m usually just like, trying to make myself feel more creative”
  • He still loves it. He wants to learn things. Teach him the things.
  • He ends up sitting at the table with you and you tell him what all the different plants and stones are for. He gets super into it.
  • He joins you for witchy activities once a week now.
  • Whenever he cooks he gives you the leftovers and you put it out as an offering for any deity of your choosing.
  • You make him a jar stuffed with assorted things that are supposed to bring success and victory. He keeps it next to his computer and everytime he wins a tough battle he yells a thank you to you and kisses the jar.
  • Does not stop bragging to his online friends “My sweetheart is basically a mage. How cool??”

Jaehee

  • You knew Jaehee was sorta religious and you were scared to bring up the whole “Hey I participate in witchcraft thing”
  • You constantly ran the conversation over in your head “Hey Baehee, I uh, I’m a witch. Now contrary to popular belief, Witchcraft isn’t a religion! It’s just a practice…like…yoga. Kind of…So…cool?”
  • No not cool You couldn’t convince yourself to talk to her about it.
  • She’s really level headed…but you were so scared to ruin things with her.
  • So you just resolve to bottle it up and handle it another day and keep all your witchy shit packed up until you figure out what to do.
  • But one day you come home from shopping and find Jaehee holding a box of Tarot cards
  • Yours
  • Shit shit shit shit shit
  • She looks up and sees you ghosting in the doorway
  • “MC!”
  • “Please don’t break up with me” It just kinda fell out of your mouth
  • “What” She looks confused for a second “If anything I should ask you not to break up with me. I didn’t mean to go through your stuff, I was trying to clean the shelf and I was too short and I reached for a box and all your stuff fell out, and, I’m sorry it all just looked so interesting…”
  • Does she know? Baehee do you know? Speak to me.
  • You just stare at her for a second
  • “Are you mad?” She asks
  • “No…..are you?”
  • “What? Why would I be mad?”
  • “That I do, like, witch stuff?”
  • “Oh what? Not at all, I think it’s very interesting. I was at a coffee shop once and ended up meeting a wiccan actually. She and I talked for a bit. Are wiccan and witch the same thing?”
  • “Oh actually-” And the two of you fell into conversation, you explaining the ins and outs of everything, what’s this and what’s that, how to do this and how to do that. Baehee is fascinated. Fill her thirst for knowledge MC. Fill it.
  • From then on whenever she sees you doing stuff it’s a one sided game of 20 questions, but you don’t mind at all.
  • You start brewing her coffee every morning, stirring clockwise and pouring positive intentions and love into it.
  • Jaehee wants to know the science of witchcraft because she swears she can taste the love.

Zen

  • Zen found out rather quickly
  • He was running late to a rehearsal and he was going to take his bike, which you thought was wicked cool, but it also scared the shit out of you because this boy
  • Oiiiii
  • This boy sometimes forgets his helmet he’s in such a rush. And he fkn speeds. 
  • You just got really nervous and called for him to wait.
  • “What is it MC? I’m sorry to leave so soon but the Director just called and they need me-”
  • “No I know just-” you were fishing around in the bag you usually carry around with you. “I just want to give you something”
  • “Is it a goodbye kiss?” He smirked and sauntered over to you, he took your shoulder in his hand and went to spin you around and kiss you, but as he spun you, you put a little bag in front of his face. He just stared at it for a second.
  • “MC…is this…pot? You want to smoke with me befo-”
  • You blushed so hard “No! It’s sage, and lavender, and theres a charm fo-” You shook your head as if to physically clear your thoughts. “It’s just…a little ‘Safe Travels’ bag. I know it seems silly but I’d feel better if you took it cause I kno-”
  • He cut you off with a really strong kiss and took the sachet out of your hand. When he pulled away he had a big smile on his face and he looked so happy. “I’ll always keep it with me then. Thank you, Love.” And he put it in his jacket pocket and zipped it up, gave it a pat, grabbed his helmet, and headed out the door. But not before winking at you. And blowing you a kiss. And telling you all men are beasts. And asking if you ate. And-
  • When he got home from practice that night you guys ended up talking about your whole witchery thing
  • You told him you like to do a lot of divination. Palm reading, tarot reading, tea leaf reading. Sometimes when you have someone to do it with Ouiji board
  • MC THAT IS TOO SCARY FOR YOU DON’T TALK TO DEAD PEOPLE THEY MIGHT BE BEASTS
  • Zen they’re dead pls
  • He really likes you reading his palm. Even though you say the same thing most of the time. You realize later he just likes you holding his hand. Goddammit Zen.
  • But he’s really supportive, it doesn’t hurt his ego feeds off of your readings telling him he’s going to do well.
  • “Do the tarot cards say I’m hot?” “Zen that’s not really-” “They think I’m ugly???” “…Oh look uh….Nine of Wands. That means uh…ur so hot. Yeah. You got it.”
  • “You know what card I think is better?” He smirks. “What card?” You ask
  • Like a fucking magician, without even looking he pulls a card out of the deck and says “The Lovers” AND IT’S THE FUCKING LOVERS CARD
  • HOW DID HE
  • WHAT
  • ZEN
  • ARE YOU?
  • Kiss.

Jumin

  • You know Jumin grew up going to church. You know he’s not suuuuper devout. But Catholic enough that you reallllly don’t want to tell him. You only wear subtle things, bracelets and stuff that could pass off as just decorative and not really “Hey I’m a Witch”y
  • All your stuff is in storage. The cards, the stones, the jars. Almost everything aside from a few pieces of jewelry and ‘decor’ pieces.
  • You’ve actually been feeling pretty down about it. Your energy is at an all time low if you’re not with Jumin because in your free time this is what you’d do. But you love Jumin so much you can’t risk losing him.
  • You resolve to meditate still. You don’t have to be a witch to meditate.
  • So you get into the habit of meditating quite often. While you feel happy you can focus on searching your soul and strengthening your mind, you still miss everything else.
  • But you don’t have time to miss everything when there comes a week where everything is just going wrong for Jumin. Work his hard, his Dad continues to stress him out with a new girlfriend, and V is being realllly elusive again to Jumin’s dismay.
  • Whenever he’s home he’s in his office or pacing around the room trying to find something to distract himself. When he snuggles with you, you can feeeeel the stress radiating off of him. Even Elizabeth isn’t calming him.
  • So you decide it’s time to do what you do best
  • Spiritual healing
  • One day while Jumin’s at work you go out and get a bunch of candles. Like a ton. Like you just made a small business owner a very happy person. You got mostly lavender and jasmine. Both are supposed to help promote feelings of caaaalmness.
  • You set them all around the bedroom because it was the place most closed off from technology, people, distractions in general. You also made some tea, set it with intentions to calm, and put it on the bedside table just as Jumin was walking in the door.
  • “Honey your home!” You walked into the living room. Jumin kissed you on the cheek “Hello Kitten, how was your day?” You totally ignored his question and just “I have something for you. I noticed you’ve been stressed lately.” “MC you shouldn’t ha-” “Shush and just come on” You took his hand and led him to the bedroom.
  • Once you were in there he just looked around in amazement. The room was completely dark except for the light of the candles flickering off the walls. The smell seemed to cradle the both of you in a really nice feeling.
  • You looked at Jumin and realized his suit was not going to be comfortable. Without saying a word you undid the top few buttons of his shirt and started untying his tie.
  • “Well Kitten, I have to say you certainly wanted to surprise me” He had the voice. Why does he have the voice?
  • He grabbed your waist and pulled you close, his sultry fucking voice in your ear “All these candles, we’re going to have fun tonight huh?”
  • WHAT? DADDY JUMIN NO. THIS IS NOT WHAT THE CANDLES ARE FOR.
  • Well I mean the idea certainly seemed to put him in a better mood so maybe you could just do that inste-
  • No MC! We are sticking to the plan but maybe later
  • You put your hands on your chest and slowly push him back “N-No Jumin that’s not why I did this”
  • What? Jumin Han does not compute. What are candles used for in the bedroom aside from really kinky-
  • You took a seat on the bed cross legged and gestured for him to sit across from you, which he did (even though he seemed a little confused and disappointed)
  • You handed him one of the tea cups as you took a long sip from yours. He copied your actions but kept his eyes on you. You put your cup down and so did he.
  • “I want us to meditate together” You said. He just kind of stared at you. “You’ve been really stressed out lately and I think this could be really good for you!”
  • He let out a long breath. You could tell instantly he was not feeling it. “MC I appreciate it but I don’t think sitting in the quiet is going to help me right now.”
  • No but pouring hot wax on me would?
  • “Please Jumin. I know it seems really silly to you know, but you’d be surprised how good you can feel after.” He pursed his lips. Time to pull out the big guns “Please? For me?”
  • He held his breath for a moment and sighed. Hook line and sinker.
  • “Alright. What do I do?”
  • Your face lit up and you let out a little squeal and clapped. You turned on some white noise that sounded like ocean, straightened your back, closed your eyes, and let out a deep breath.
  • “So first, your breathing-” And you began walking Jumin through the meditation process. You used your instructor voice, calm, slow, relaxing. You’d occasionally open your eyes to peek at Jumin and make sure he was actually doing what you were saying and not just pretending. To your pleasant surprise, he was. And he genuinely seemed to be doing better than before. His whole aura felt lighter, more organized.
  • After about an hour of sitting together, at least 20 mins of it were just silence, you start to bring him back to the real world.
  • “And open your eyes when you feel grounded”
  • He took a minute and opened them
  • You could see a hint of amazement in them
  • “Well…I actually do feel very….relaxed.” You clap, ecstatic. “MC, this is…strange. I’ve sat in the quiet before but it’s never felt so good…How did you do that?”
  • Meditation became a common thing for the two of you. So common Jumin renovated a room to be your personal meditation place. He said being in the bedroom with you and candles could be verrrry distracting sometimes. He had the room set up with very comfortable mats, a little table that would sit between the two of you with tea and whatever post meditation snack you chose, surround sound for your white noise or music, and basically anything you could ask for.
  • More and more you incorporated your craft into your own personal meditation, never wanting to force it onto Jumin, but when he’d question the gems surrounding you you didn’t hesitate to tell him. You felt meditation had brought you two even closer and you knew you could trust him. So you told him all about your witchy shenanigans.
  • “Kitten, you thought I wouldn’t accept it?”
  • “I was scared. So scared of losing you, just over some personal beliefs…”
  • “Kitten, even if I was to disagree, I could never leave you just because our spiritual beliefs don’t line up. I would respect that you have your practice and I have mine, simply because that seems like the adult thing to do, but also because I…I love you.”
  • You may have teared up a bit. Maybe. I dont know I’m a bitch with a kink for understanding and accepting partners ok leave me alone

Baeyoung/707/Luciel/Love of my Life

  • I feel like Seven would figure it out quick and wouldn’t even be phased
  • “Boy MC you sure like mason jars”
  • “Uh” O shit that was fast
  • “And gems, and plants, and pentagrams, and- oh. I get it. You’re a witch?!”
  • “Yeah…” Is…Is he cool with it
  • “Neat!!!”
  • 707 witch fanboy confirmed
  • He starts talking about all the metaphysical health benefits of all your stuff
  • Seven I know it’s my stuff
  • Yeah but get this- Then he drops mad knowledge on you that you didn’t know.
  • “How did-” “Witchcraft always struck me as really cool, so I researched it in my free time a lot when I was younger….MC do you know what this means?” What does it mean Seven “We’re getting a cat” Seven I don’t need a ca- “No you need to have black cat to be a real witch” Seven I think you just wan- “And if our cat is all black it’ll look extra cute when she plays with Elly~” I don’t think Jumi-
  • You guys got the cat. His name is Yin. Jumin is really confused as to why Seven starts calling Elly ‘Yang’ but that’s for another time.
  • You never really address Seven’s feelings on witchcraft vs his upbringing. If he’s happy you’re happy.
  • He’s very happy. He loves watching you do witchy things. He usually sits there with a dopey smile on his face. He swears he’s so in love with you and everything you do and ugh, you’re his little Witchy Babe <3
  • He has at least 3 charms on him at any point in time that you made for him.
  • During hugs he loves taking long whiffs because you always smell good
  • You guys go stargazing a lot and look at constellations. He liked doing that even before he knew you were a witch but now that he knows you guys talk about the gods and myths they align with and astrological meaning and what not.
  • Seven keeps joking about how cool it’ll be when you guys get married on the moon because you’re gonna be a Space Witch.
  • Seven programs a little digital alter on the computers in the house. They’re so cute and thoughtful and interactive it’s so neat.
  • He also makes you the coolest witch blog the internet ever did see.
  • You always get random spells forwarded to you by him
  • Suddenly he goes on a ‘Bath Magic’ kick. Literally all day “Yule time bath” “Self love bath spell” “Protection from bad energy bath”.  You’re at work so you just text him back “Whats your obsession with these lol?”

  • “I was hoping we could do them together ;)”
  • Ohgodohgodohgod don’t blush at work.
  • You get home that day and you hear running water upstairs. You know immediately. You go upstairs to find Seven waiting for you at the door of the bathroom, wearing nothing but a towel around his waist and a couple necklaces you had made for him, his glasses slightly fogged up from the steam of the bath he just drew
  • “My Love?”
  • Insta melted heart oh mah gawwwwwww
  • Red candles light the room and it smells amazing. What is that? Seven what did you mix holy shit. And then, of course, rose petals floating in the tub and littering the floor.
  • You two slide into the bath after Seven takes his sweet time stripping you down, kissing you here and there
  • The second you hit the water you feel relaxed. Hot baths are nice. Hot baths with a hot boy are double nice. Hot baths with a hot boy catering to your Witch vibes? Fkn fire.
  • “Saeyoung,” he knows you’re feeling good when you use his real name. “What is this for? I mean, roses? Red candles? I already love you, you goof ball.”
  • “I know. It’s…It’s a few things I guess. It started as a self love thing.” What. “I know you hate it when I’m hard on myself, so I try not to be but sometimes I just…can’t help it. So I looked up some self love charms and what not and I found a bath spell and figured it was worth a shot…” Your heart broke a little. You couldn’t take your eyes off the water. You thought he had been feeling better since saving his brother. You never noticed…oh god you felt so awful you could cry. You felt like you failed him.
  • You turned your head to him “Seven, I’m so sorr-”
  • “I’m not finished.” You looked at his face finally and a small smile played on his lips. “And I kept looking at bath stuff and there were couples ones too and I realized that whenever I’m sad. Whenever I feel unworthy…you’re there for me. You always make me feel loved and make me feel worthy. And that as long as you’re by my side…everything will be ok. So when I found a couples bath and realized it had a lot of the same ingredients as the lonely one I figured…why not do both?”
  • He pulled you close, mouth so close his breaths kept grazing your ear and sending a shiver down your spine. “And let’s face it… bathing together with rose petals and candles is pretty fucking hot”
  • fuCKIN CHILLS
  • “And I put sugar in the water” he ran his tongue across the back of your shoulder “It makes you taste pretty fkn good”
  • M e l t e d
  • Ok I’m done being a garbage can bye
Different types of Witches

(Requested)


Gardnerian (Wiccan) - Started in England by Gerald Gardner in the 1950s in order to preserve the “old ways”

Hereditary Witch- Someone who is born into a witch family and brought up learning about witchcraft, or folk magic.

Eclectic Witch- Someone who picks and chooses from many different traditions and creates their own Practice. They use what works best for them.

Kitchen Witch - Use magic mostly involving cooking, baking, or crafts with herbs, oils, crystals. ect. Think Neighborhood Mama Witch

Solitary Witch - Works alone and does not join a group or coven. Solitaries Witches have their own individual  beliefs, orders, and guide lines.

Green Witch: Someone who focuses on the use of natural items and places to achieve magic through Mother Earth.

Sea Witch- Usually healers who work with different Gods and Goddesses of the moon, or Water to heal, and work magic. 


(Disclaimer)

These are not by any means the only types of Witches out there in the World today, But these are the most popular “categories” of the Craft that Witches name their practice.

7 Misconceptions about Wiccans/Witchcraft

Oh good Lord, so pretty much I keep seeing people say all this stuff about wiccans that they have gathered from Hollywood movies over the years. Let’s clear it up.

1. Wiccan/Witches do not worship Satan. Satan is a Christian idea, and not even Satanists worship Satan. FFS.

2. Pentagrams are an evil symbol. Oh, ffs, again? Actually, it symbolised the five elements; air, water, earth, fire, and spirit. It was even once used as a Christian symbol before Hollywood changed it.

3. Witches Curse People/Witches are evil. Some, SOME witches curse people. Personally, I’m not one to tell a witch what and what not to do, each witch practises the craft their own way; but I personally will and would only cast a curse in an extreme situation. Curses are strong, but most witches honestly use magic to heal themselves, situations, and just get a better outlook on life.

4. Witches have a black magic spellbook. We have spellbooks, yes, but not black magic. My own personal Book of Shadows is filled with 99% white magic (or good magic), and only contained a little black magic and it is mostly what black magic is and how to counter-act it.

5. Wiccan/Paganism isn’t a real religion. In that case, neither is Christianity.

6. Witches kill and sacrifice animals and even other people. Where do you people live if people are killing animals and other people? Those aren’t witches, they’re murderers. Even Satanist’s don’t kill animals anymore.

7. Witches are like gypsies, hippies, and don’t have real jobs. I have a very real job, I work hard as a waitress and I’m currently studying and university degree; in my free time I practise my craft. That’s how it is. From looking at me you wouldn’t think witch because that is a stupid stereotype.

Modern Witches Daily - Potion Crafting.

Here is a new page ! (at last)  It’s about potion crafting witches and what I could read about their funny habits ~ And sometimes I relate myself to this sooo much ! I hope you’ll like it ! 🌿🍂

Red Witch(craft)

I’m frequently asked what a red witch is, and in hopes of saving myself some time in the future, I figured I’d do a write-up! To preface, this is my interpretation of red witchcraft, others may vary, but I can only expand on my own views, so here goes:

Simply, a red witch is someone who uses passion and desire as a energetic source for his/her craft. Things like love, lust, anger and sadness are the driving forces, and as such, there can be some overlap with what has been come to be called “black magic.” The difference is the heavy leaning toward love and lust work, and the craft often surrounds a “red goddess” – a love goddess who often also has a warrior or volatile temperament. Crowley’s Babalon is a good example, though my craft does not center around a goddess, but instead a spirit.

In this regard, I would call red witchcraft a sort of methodology more than I would say that it was its own faith, which can be said for many types of witchcraft. Because that’s what it is, a type of witchcraft and as we all know: witchcraft is not synonymous with faith or religion, but it is a practice. Red witchcraft, then, is a type of practice – utilizing raw (or what some might consider carnal, though anger is a secondary) emotion to power the work. Which isn’t as easy as it sounds.

It requires the ability to control your emotions, and use them productively. When you use your emotions to illicit change, you can’t just go flying off the handle anytime there’s a small problem. It can be disastrous, not to mention a waste of energy that could have been more pointedly used. It also provides the opportunity to master them, to know how to produce and transform emotion into something specific and something productive. Which also gives the witch an opportunity to explore themselves, and an outlet to blow off anything you’ve kept bottled up.

The biggest obstacle, I think, is selfishness. Given that desire is the foundation, it’s important to dig deep and find out what one truly desires. That isn’t to say the objective is to be completely selfless, as that’s damn near impossible, but to be conservatively selfish.

Finally, I want to add that when using red witchcraft for other people, a connection is very important. You have to care. You have to care about who you’re working with, you have to care about the result as though it were going to affect you. You must empathize, and that’s hard for some. I’m a bit of a bleeding heart, so I’ve never found an issue… when it’s something that they truly need. Conversely, my emotions greatly differ when they ask me to chase a whim for them. Moral of the story: don’t ask a red witch for help if you don’t know exactly what and why you want something.

anonymous asked:

Are there witches more powerful than others ? What makes a spell more effective when it is cast by a young witch rather than an experienced witch ?

Witchcraft is what the name says. A craft. Like any other. Like being an artist, or an electrician. Both, because it is both practical and creative.

As such, there are some who begin with more talent, more aptitude than others. But there is also no substitute for experience.

A young witch with enough talent may beat out an old witch with skill. An older witch who’s fought hard for every scrap of knowledge and every iota of power may beat out great talent.

But an old witch with skill and experience will always (in theory) be better than themselves as a younger witch.

As for why a specific spell succeeds or fails; beyond the skill or talent of the witch, there are numerous external factors. Without looking at a specific case it would be hard to generalize. Environmental energies, relative degrees of desire for the outcome, comfort with the style of magic, even who has more sleep.

I cast better on lower pain days. I’m better with protection than money spells. I do better with blood magic than candle magic. I do better at night than during the day. I don’t do much sigil magic.

There’s no short answer. No, no one witch is inherently “better” than another at a core level. One may have more ability than another right now, but that is not a measure of their worth as a witch.

A former student of mine who is a good friend now, I would measure to be altogether my equal. He is far better than me with herbal magic, and runes and sigils. In spite of the fact that I once taught him herbal magics. I’m still better at other things.

tinyforestfairy  asked:

Hi there! I hope your sleepover is going well! Do you have any fun witchy events planned for the evening? Also, curious as to what drew you each to the craft and what your favorite parts of being a witch are. 😊

We’re talking witchy we aren’t doing witchy lol. We both had pretty long days.

What drew you to the craft?

Izzie: It was something I felt drawn to since I was a child. It’s something I’ve always felt was inside of me, so it sort of was just inherently part of my life… if that makes any sense.

Torque: Ahh to make a long story short I had an experience that really changed my perspective about spirituality and energy. After two years of avoiding anything related to a spiritual path, I felt a sudden desire to research Wicca, which brought me to where I am right now.

Favorite parts of being a witch?

Izzie: I’m not really sure how to interpret this. I guess my favorite part would be the sense of power I feel. I almost always feel in control of my life, and if I don’t, I know I can bring control back to it through a ritual or intent. Witchcraft is extremely empowering for me.

Torque: I can be a hoarder and the community won’t judge me for it.

For real though, my favorite part is the satisfaction with life that I’ve gained from it. I have been able to overcome pain and personal issues on a higher level - meaning it feels real and tangible, over anything else I have tried to use for self-improvement and “finding peace.” With my upbringing, I always felt that my goals were not mine - but God’s. I didn’t have any sort of motivation to improve. I felt I need to lie and hide in order to look the part. I control my destiny now, and it’s easier to move forward without all that guilt of trying to be someone I am not.

Tips for High School Witches; Pt. 2

So this one isn’t necessarily for high school witches only, but I do think they are very important for younger/beginner witches. These tips apply less to the practice of witchcraft itself and more about the learning and the process.

1. Take everything with a grain of salt:
You will see a lot of spells, rituals, correspondences, and “ancient magical secrets” online, and even in books, that are completely false. If you Ingrain yourself in the community you will absolutely find witches who will take advantage of you for money, for self reassurance, or just for shits and giggles. Learn to decide for yourself what seems logical and reasonable to your craft and what doesn’t. You will also see many witches who are incredibly skeptical or opinionated to certain aspects of magic. Form your beliefs and opinions off of what you feel and think, not what other witches do.

2. Respect:
I am very open about my craft, and I’m willing to divulge just about any information I can to help others. However, some witches are very secretive about their practice, and view it as a deeply personal part of their lives. Whenever asking for help, questions, tips, or advice, always do so in a very polite way. If someone does not want to answer a question, do not cross that line.
This also applies to certain parts of another witch’s craft that you do not agree with, such as cursing and hexing. If you must share your opinion, do it respectfully

3. Research research RESEARCH:
do not just go read one website that uses the terms Wicca and witchcraft interchangeably and assume you know it all. Gather as much knowledge as you possibly can, and form your own beliefs based off of that compiled research. You can never know too much about your craft.

4. Don’t be scared of the big boys and girls:
As I am a young witch myself, I’ve run into a lot of self-engrandizing asshole witches who think they know everything and that their craft is the only way because they’ve been practicing longer than I have. You’ll run into these guys too, and you know what? Brush em’ off bby. You’re young, you’re cute, you’re learning, figure it out on your own. Take advice when it’s given, but don’t let some old prick tell you how to use your magic if you don’t agree with them.

5. Common sense:
If your parents don’t approve of witchcraft, obviously don’t practice when they’re gonna walk in on you. If you live in a conservative area, maybe don’t parade around town with pentacles flying and broomsticks up. If you find a spell that seems like it’s dangerous, or that you aren’t ready for yet, don’t do it. If you’re allergic to a spell component, don’t use it. I’ve gotten by this long by using my magic creatively, and learning how to adapt to my environment as well as using magic to make it more comfortable. Don’t tho that your invincible just because you call yourself a witch.

As usual, love to all of you, I hope this helps. Message me anytime!

Witches, Wiccans, and Magick: What’s the Difference?

Lots of Wiccans are Witches, not all Witches are Wiccan, and not all Wiccans use Magick: That seems like a contradiction, but it’s true! What exactly IS the definition of “Witch”, “Wiccan”, “Magic”, and “Magick”? It took me a year into my study (I know… I know) to understand the difference, so, to save you my pain and for your easy reference:

Witch: A Witch is someone who practices Witchcraft. Witchcraft is probably what you traditionally think of as practicing the Craft or practicing Wicca: A Witch respects the earth and follows the Turning of the Wheel (celebrating the movemenets of the Sun (Sabbats), turning of the Moon (Esbats), and possibly eclipses and other feast days), and uses branches of the Witch’s art, such as herbalism, or divination. A Witch can be Wiccan, or they can be a shaman, Buddhist, atheist, Christian, or anything they identify with. A key to differentiating the Craft and Wicca is that the Craft is just that - a craft, or a way of living - and Wicca is a spiritual tradition.

Wicca: A Wiccan is someone who follows the spiritual (or religious, to each Witch their own!) ways of Wicca. The main tenets of Wicca are the Rede (which some expand to include the famous four-step rule of “To Will, To Know, To Dare, and to Be Silent” - which, funnily enough, is definitely a core tenet of the Wiccan way but doesn’t appear in the original Rede!), The Threefold Law (which you may know as the law of returns - what you do will return three-fold), and, the most important one, and the only one some Wiccans choose to ascribe to, is “An Ye Harm None, Do What Ye Will.” Many Witches have adapted this into their core practice as well. Wiccans also worship the God/Goddess duality, a form of ritual definition wherein there are two deities representing feminine and masculine. I’m queer, and the way some older Wiccan authors treat this squicks me out, but remember: The point is, the God and Goddess is in everyone. It’s not meant to be a gender binary - I prefer to think of it as aspects of different deities that are in everyone. If it makes you uncomfortable, treat the duality as different opposite deities (like “god of wisdom/god of war” or “water/fire”) instead of gender.

Magic: This is spellcasting, circle casting, imbuement, and charging, and all activities related to the movement of energy to achieve a specific result. Different Witches have different ways they like to describe their magic - whether it be emotionally charging or cleansing a crystal, or altering the vibrations of an object or situation, or ceremonially performing a candle spell to mirror your desired result, magic is when the magic-user uses personal power and the power around them to affect change using Witchcraft, mteaphysical, or druidic (et al) techniques.

Magick (with a K): This usually refers to ceremonial magick, or High Magick. Whereas performing a candle ritual of charging outdoors is Magic, magic performed according to the rules of ceremony of High Magick is denoted as Magick. You may already be using some of these practices in your witchly routine: The Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram is of High Magick, and many Esbat traditions come from High Magick, such as formal circle casting with a wand. Many Witches, me included, take variations and cues from all types of magic, including High Magick, to use in their own personal tradition.


I hope that clears things up! If you’re interested in magic, there’s no better place to start than Ellen Dugan’s Natural Magic. For High Magick, I’d highly suggest starting with Donald Michael Kraig’s Modern Magick. If you’re just starting out with Witchcraft, I’d recommend Ellen Dugan’s Book of Witchery, for Wicca, Scott Cunningham’s Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner, and for Neo-Wicca, Titania Hardie’s Enchanted.


Ash