Do you have what it takes to become a witch?
Find out in this short 5 min. video.
To become a witch takes time, perseverance, effort, and commitment. It isn’t something that we can simply do a spell to become. Yes, spells may help us on our journey as we walk the path of witchcraft but there is more to it than that. No matter which path you choose, it takes work to change. Becoming a witch is a journey of transformation. taking the title of Witch doesn’t really make you one. It isn’t based on how you look, if you’re thin or fat, pretty or ugly, it isn’t how you dress or any other feature. Being a witch isn’t what you believe, it is what you do. Your actions define you.
Here are some key points of what it takes to become a witch.
- Attitude about the world, life and problems
- personal commitment
- to think for yourself and growth
- Live, learn, and contribute
These points are some of the keys that help define how to become a Witch. Even if you have some natural gifts, it takes the time to shape them and develop them. If you are an experienced Witch, You know how difficult some of the lessons can be.
If you are a new Witch, it may become clear to you as you grow in the craft. I use the word grow because as we gain information and knowledge, as we put that knowledge into practice we become more, we become different. As we practice we continue to learn and as we learn we transform. Sometimes, this may be apparent on the outside after a time but essentially the transformation I am referring to is the inner you.
As we grow, our understandings, beliefs and actions change along the way. We may even choose a different path as we go along in our different periods of growth.
I have found that for me, growth is a cycle and there have been many different cycles of change in my life. I am still learning my lessons and continue to transform.
Such is the cycle of becoming a Witch. It is a personal experience, and because it is personal no one journey is exactly the same. There are similar experiences and like-minded folks.
If you have been drawn to the path of Witchcraft, I hope you find what you are seeking. One of the lessons I learned from Wicca is that if what you seek you do not find within, you will never find it without.
I loved your article Summer. This is a tough time of year for me. I think I favor the cooler months of the year. The weather here can get very hot and humid and that can make me quite uncomfortable. I do appreciate all the new life, the beautiful green leaves on trees, the happy birds, the long sunsets. Just wish I could handle the heat better. I will try the summer night thing tonight by the river. Good way to relax and take in the beauty of a warm summer night. Blessed be …
I am a beginning witch, and there are very few witches in my area. Sadly, the one witch I was able to connect with has decided to discontinue our friendship because she was causing great deals of stress for me and felt bad for it. I feel very lost. I need guidance to understand what it means to be a witch.
I have anxiety and I overthink everything. I used to switch religions often because nothing felt right until I discovered the Goddess. Even so, I am lost. I don’t know what to do, or when. Actually, I know when, but not how or with who or what. Does that make sense? I lost my mentor, so now I’m just kind of blindly making my way through this.
What should I do? And where can I find information on all this? Everywhere I look I just find condescending Christian opinions and “Using magic to make Justin Bieber love you” stuff. I don’t know where to start.
Sorry, I asked too many questions I think.
I can point you to a good book that I like and that is books by Scott Cunningham, Raymond Buckland, Patricia Telesco, Silver Ravenwolf, Raven Grimassi, D J Conway, Christopher Penczac to name just a few to get you started. There are many books you can get from amazon.com. Some are electronic and some are printed. I suggest before you really dig in you read a few books on Wicca, Witchcraft, Druidism and Shamanism or whatever subject you like. On Youtube do a search for Gerald Gardener, Doreen Valiente and Alexander Sanders. There are many informative videos on Witchcraft although they may be a bit scewed by the media who produced it. If you search Wicca on Youtube, there are so many different people who talk about their practice in Wicca and Witchcraft. Once you have read a few books and watched a few videos, you will have enough information to search through the vast information on the internet and even find a teacher either online or in person. One bit of advice, is always use your best judgement. I have met people who have had bad experiences with not so nice people. Also, Our Witch Digest app for android might be helpful when you learn a bit about Witchcraft. Hope that helps.
I realy have a problem. Its about a cat and i think its gonna become my familliar. When my mom was cooking i saw a cat in the garden i pat him all the time and he liked me. When i wanted to make myself ready to go to sleep that same day , that cat was at that window. I know my family Hates it when i keep animals in secret or just give em a little food. When i told him “go fast and poo or pee outside , then i van take you in my room to sleep if you want” and the cat whent outside to poo.then that cat came in my parents’ room under their bed just then my onder Brother snapped me. He asked me what i was doing. I fastly van upstairs and avoiding what my Brother is questioning me. I was zitting there almoste 20 minuten waiting for the cat to come in my room. And now i am zitting here… I didnt know what to do: help the cat and risk it–or stay in my room until tomorrow comes.so i whent to your website and ask for tips. Just to say: i am a VERY,VERY young witch.i starten knowing witchcraft les then a month ago so dont have any expirience! I realy need help.
Before you bring animals in your home always get your parent’s Permission. Always be nice to animals but be aware that not all cats/dogs/animals are safe and friendly. Strays often have health issues. If the cat belongs to someone else in your neighborhood it wouldn’t be very nice to adopt it. I suggest talking to your parents about your desire to have a pet and discuss this particular cat or maybe discuss getting one from the animal shelter. Remember animals are a living creature and are a lot of responsibility and can cost a lot of money at times. It’s more than just food, water and poop. There is vetrinary care and more. They also require attention from you all the time. Cats have about a 20 year life span and dogs have from 10 to 15 years. There is no hurry to get a pet and not all witches have animals for familiars. 🙂