How to Get Started in Witchcraft

If you've made your way to this post chances are you're curious about witchcraft but don't know where to begin. There is so much information out there that it can be a little overwhelming trying to figure out how to get started in witchcraft. There are terms you aren't familiar with, different types of witchcraft, everyone seems to teach things differently. How do you know where to start?? This is a little guide for what I personally think is a good way to begin, as well as a few things to avoid. Get in touch with your energy Witchcraft is…

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Days of the Week Correspondences

There are many things you can consider when planning to do spell work. Colors, candles, herbs, crystals and also days of the week! Each day of the week is ruled by a planet which gives it a unique energy. You can tap into these energies when you want an extra boost to the energy of your spell. Along with the planets come elements, colors, deities, and other correspondences. By knowing the energy of the days of the week you can also pair spell components with similar qualities to add even more of a boost - things like herbs, crystals, and…

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2019 Wrap-up and Favorites

2019 was one hell of a year. So many of us experienced so much growth, discovery, hardship, and frustration. It was rough, but I know we're all better because of it. This post is a little wrap-up of sorts - an overview of what I experienced in life and business, some of my favorite resources, and top posts that I encourage you to go take a look at. Let's get to it! 2019 for me and a pagan Mess This blog is just over a year old now, I started it in December of 2018 so the majority of it's…

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Altars in Witchcraft and Paganism

Altars can be seen throughout history and faith systems. An altar can be seen as many different things and used for many different purposes, today we're going to explore how they can be used by witches and pagans. What is an Altar? In short, an altar is a sacred space dedicated to your practice. Altars can be temporary or permanent, inside or outside, large or small spaces. The important thing is the intent behind them. An altar can be used for many different purposes. Many people use them as a space dedicated to honoring and praying to deities or ancestors.…

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The Elements in Witchcraft

The elements are a part of many witchcraft and pagan practices. At first believed to be the base of all matter in existence, the classical/Western elements have become a representation of the different energies in our world. Tapping into the energies of the elements can help us find both exploration and balance in our lives. We tend to have a dominant energy and tapping into the others can help us grow! The elements can also be a way to connect with the energies of nature, especially when we live in areas that aren't surrounded by nature itself. Today I'm sharing…

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Tarot Basics and How to Get Started

If you've been in the witchcraft community for more than a day, chances are you've heard of tarot. For many people it is their first step into this world of witchcraft and magic. For me personally, I avoided it for a while but have grown to love it! Let's talk a bit about what tarot is, some common misconceptions, and how to get started! What is Tarot? Tarot is a form of cartomancy, which is divination using cards. It is one of the most well known forms of divination and many people's entry point into witchcraft and the occult. The…

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Intuition – What it is and how to listen

Intuition seems to be one of those things we're just expected to know in the witchy world. You see it referenced everywhere with phrases like "do what feels right to you," "follow your gut," or "pick what you feel drawn to." But how do we do that? And what are we doing when we tap into those feelings? This is our intuition, our guiding force that is here to lead us to our best lives! I believe connecting to our intuition is one of the most important things to do as not only witches, but just as humans in general.…

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Spells and Rituals – What’s the difference?

If you've spent any time at all learning about witchcraft practices you've heard about spells and rituals. I mean come on, in what world does casting a spell not sound bad ass? The words spell and ritual get thrown around a lot, sometimes they are seemingly interchangeable. I realized recently I wasn't completely clear on their differences but I knew there had to be some. So here we are, let's take a look at spells and rituals, how they're different, how they're similar, and how they work together! Spells Spells are essentially a way to direct energy for a purpose.…

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The 12 Universal Laws

This is my first post after my seemingly forever long hiatus from this blog and I have so many juicy things to share with you, starting out with the 12 Universal Laws. I've been spending a lot of time in the "non-magical" spiritual circles where everyone talks about manifestation, carries crystals, uses sage, meditates, performs rituals, reads tarot cards... Witches. They're all witches by my definition and most of them probably don't even know it! If you ask me, a witch is someone who intentionally uses magic, which is simply conciously manipulating energy for a desired outcome. This is exactly…

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Familiars in Witchcraft and Paganism

Familiars are an often talked about and highly debated topic in the witchy world. As with most things, I don't personally believe there is a "right" or "wrong" way to think about them, but there are definitely many options. I'll share a few of them and let you know what I believe! Familiars throughout history Familiars have made appearances for a variety of purposes and in a variety of ways throughout time. Some perspectives view them as demons that inhabit the bodies of small animals like cats, dogs, rats, birds, and toads. They are there to help a witch with…

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