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How To Become a Witch?

March 2023 | Steve Travels

Learning to be a witch can be confusing, you may not know where to start or what to focus your attention on, perhaps you've been wanting to learn witchcraft for a while but you haven't found the right mentor, or maybe you haven't found the right witchcraft books to study? Fear not, the good news is that anybody can become a witch.

Here are 12 steps you can take to truly start practicing witchcraft and magic:

1. Upon waking up, acknowledge the new day, breathe deeply, let in the light, and silently express gratitude. By taking a moment to breathe and reflect, we can become more present in the moment and cultivate a sense of calm and inner peace.

2. Charge a glass of water by holding it in both hands, imagining love flowing into the glass, and then drinking it. The idea behind charging water is that we can infuse it with positive energy and intention, which can then be absorbed by our bodies as we drink it.

3. Infuse your food and meals with loving energy. This practice is based on the belief that the energy we put into our food can affect its taste and the way it nourishes our bodies.

4. Take time to meditate for at least 10 minutes when you can. Meditation is a mindfulness practice that involves focusing your attention on the present moment, to practice meditation, find a quiet and comfortable space where you won't be disturbed and focus your attention on the breath, inhaling and exhaling deeply and slowly.

5. Keep track of the moon phase. The moon has been regarded as a powerful symbol in many cultures, and its phases are believed to influence our emotions, energy levels, and spiritual growth. To learn more, read about How to Manifest With New Moon and Full Moon Rituals.

6. Recognize and honor the Moon when you see it. Acknowledging her is a simple but powerful way to connect with her energy and symbolism. When you see the moon, take a moment to gaze at it and appreciate its beauty.

7. Go for a walk and observe the plants, wildlife, and trees, even if you live in a city with green spaces. Nature-walking or nature-witchcraft is a way to connect with the natural world and gain a deeper understanding of ourselves.

8. Whenever you walk outside for the first time of the day, briefly look up at the sky and down at the ground, and give thanks for the air you breathe and the earth you walk on. It's important to always show gratitude and remain present.

9. Create and maintain a seasonal altar, and add small objects from your walks. read about How to Set Up an Altar for Beginners.

10. Draw a daily tarot card and contemplate how it relates to your day. Before you draw your tarot card, take a moment to create a sacred space. This can be as simple as lighting a candle, smudging with sage or palo santo, or setting an intention for your reading.

11. Write in your journal or Book of Shadows every day. This can be in the morning, before bed, or during a quiet moment in your day. By setting aside a dedicated time, you can create a consistent practice and make it a regular part of your routine.

If you're a young witch who thinks that witchcraft is only about casting spells, I'm here to tell you that it's not the whole truth. Spellwork is just a small piece of what real witches do. Being a witch is a part of your identity, and it's not something you can turn on and off. You may be tempted to cast a spell once a week and call it a day, but understand that this alone does not make you a witch.

It's important to remember that witchcraft is like a lens in which you view the world. You'll start to notice and observe more, and become more tolerant, patient, and wise. However, it's not always going to be at the forefront of your mind. Your witchiness has its own natural cycle. Sometimes you'll be fully immersed in it, while other times it may be more subtle. Don't be too hard on yourself if you find yourself letting it go occasionally.

My hope is that this article has been helpful to you. Choose one or two witchy practices to incorporate into your life and start living your magickal, witchy existence. Make sure to enjoy them and have fun along the way.