Hello, dear readers!
Queenie here once again to clear up a bit of that new-witch confusion. To all you witches who are just starting your path and discovering yourself, here is a post dedicated solely to making sure we clear up a bit of that confusion by answering common questions asked by new witches.
Without further ado, let us begin.
- Who can be a witch?
The answer is very simple, my dear reader—anyone! That’s right; Anyone can be a witch. No matter what pronouns you go by or what body parts you have, what you look like or how much you know, anyone can be a witch.
- Don’t I have to be a girl?
Nope! The term “witch” is completely gender neutral. You needn’t refer to yourself as a “wizard” or “warlock” (unless you’d prefer to, of course).
- Do you have to be Wiccan to be a witch?
Absolutely not! Perhaps one of the most convenient parts of witchcraft is that you do not need to follow any path except your own. There are Hellenic witches, Kemetic witches, Satanic witches, even Christian witches and witches who are atheist.
- I don’t know where to start!
My dear reader, starting as a witch can truly be a puzzling time. There just seems to be so many terms, practices, divisions…! It can be overwhelming. Don’t stress too much, however. If you are confused by something, it never hurts to ask for help! Do some research, google a term if you don’t understand it, and do whatever you can to make it easier on yourself. Don’t overwhelm yourself by taking on too much all at once!
- What materials will I need?
Witchcraft can be as simple or as difficult as you want to make it. Sometimes a simple recipe with three to five ingredients can do the trick, rather than an advanced recipe that requires twenty items or so. Some of the basic things to have on-hand include: rocks or crystals, kitchen herbs, salt, water, candles, and some scented oil, if you can get it. If any of those things are inaccessible, fret not! There are many alternatives, many of which I will be discussing on this blog in the near future.
- What can I expect?
This is a difficult question to answer simply due to the fact that everyone’s craft and experiences are entirely unique to that person. Someone may excel at divination (tarot cards, runes, pendulum) while they struggle at astral traveling or vise versa. Nobody can truly be good at everything, after all! Witchcraft can be a rather unpredictable path full of twists and turns, but as long as you keep an open mind, you will be successful.
- How do I do _______ ?
Practice, practice, practice! Study, study, study! Can’t see spirits? Can’t astral travel? Can’t for the life of you remember what rose quartz is good for? Practice and study relentlessly. Nobody can learn to perfectly do something overnight. Even if your first attempt is a complete failure, just remember that you’re one step closer to success than you were five minutes ago!
- So will I be able to shoot fireballs from my wand?
As cool as that would be, I’m afraid witchcraft isn’t always what pop culture portrays it to be. There are still plenty of options available to suit your desires, but I wouldn’t get your heart set on growing a pair of dragon wings anytime soon. Keep in mind that witchcraft isn’t so much levitating a glass of water as it is stuffing a bunch of things into a jar and lighting lots of candles and hoping it works. However, if you’re still bent on those wings, well… Let me know how that goes for you.
This covers most of the common questions people have regarding the beginning of their adventure as a witch. I will update this more as time goes on and I receive more questions.
Until then, make some tea and greet a spirit!
.. Queenie ..