This subject is one of the most asked questions I get asked, how do I know I'm a witch? Are you a witch? Witchcraft is very real, so are witches. No, we don't have green skin, flying monkeys or sacrifice living creatures or humans. No, we don't believe in Satan or worship him (Satan is a Christian concept). We are priestesses and priests of The Goddess. We are natures caretakers and we can create magic, heal and manipulate energy.
The word witch is often associated with images of an old woman with warts and a large nose who’s in to evil or scaring children.
The same goes for magic and witchcraft. These skills can always be taught, but some are born with more natural ability than others. Yes, I'm a natural born witch... I have been one all my life, I’ve always been different than the crowd and couldn't put my finger on why when i was very young. My mum recognised me as being a witch and encouraged me from a young age.
I didn't come out of the broom closet until i was 21 years old. In the U.K. Halloween (Samhain)was not a very popular holiday or celebration. I loved it, I could be the witch with my black bin bag over my body with silver moons and stars stuck on made with tin foil. See... I told you my mum was pretty cool.
So, where do you start?
Surf as many reputable sites as possible. I spent literally years studying before I fully started practicing. Don't rush into being a witch in haste.
So how do you know you are a witch?? Here is a list of traits...
From a young age many witches are naturally drawn to the spiritual and paranormal - frequently having encounters with ghosts, ancestral spirits and entities from other realms.
A deep love and understanding of nature is the main calling of the Witch.
If you are the kind of person to whom animals naturally gravitate, they might be picking up on the magic inside. Many witches have animal companions who help them in their spells.
If you walk into a room and feel the energy, you might be an empath. It basically just means that any feeling, any shift in the energy in the space, is something you feel. You can still be a empath and not a witch.
You are someone to whom strangers tell their life story, you might be someone with extra powers.
You remember past lives, whether through dreams or visions
You are psychic
The moon draws you like a moth to a flame
You dislike crowds and prefer to keep your own circle small.
You have amazing intuition
You are attracted to tarot, spell casting and healing.
You feel connected to the elements earth, air, fire and water
The list goes on and on.
A Witch (a gender neutral term – if you prefer enchanter/enchantress) is someone who uses his/her will in order to bend reality.
I hope that this article has helped you recognise some of the traits us witches have. Remember if you choose this path or it chooses you, be the best witch you can be, have honour and wear the label with pride.
Witchcraft is not a game, it’s not entertainment...
It’s our lives!!