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Witchcraft 101: How to Get to Know Yourself and Your Goals

Maggie Haseman

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On your path to becoming a witch, you may be eager to jump right into spell work and crystals and tarot cards, but let’s take a moment and put everything into perspective. Before you start with all the more mystical part of witchcraft I want you to take a minute to learn more about yourself.

Gnothi Seuton means, “know thyself.” This is what the ancient Greeks carved on the temple at Delphi. It is an ideal that human beings have struggled toward for thousands of years.

The journey of learning is never ending, in that there are unlimited resources available to you and your capacity to learn is unending. This includes learning about yourself.

Meditate on your Strengths and Weaknesses

There are many ways to get to know yourself. One way is to meditate on what gift you have and also what your shortcoming are. Be honest with yourself; it’s counter productive to lie. But also be careful not to be too hard on yourself. Just stick to the facts. Write down what you learned about yourself during your meditation (Sign up below to get access to the FREE members only section of Mumbles & Things where you can find a worksheet to help you organize your thoughts). During your self-analysis be sure to cover mental, physical, emotional and spiritual gifts and shortcomings. You want to be very thorough.


All of these can help you think about how you would act in certain situations and guide you to a place of self-knowledge.

Meditate on Your Goals

Once you’ve spent time looking at your strengths and weaknesses and have a good idea about who you are, it’s time to explore where you want to go. Visualize how you’d like your life to be. Daydream and follow every whim. Think about both personal and professional goals and how long it will reasonably take to complete them: one to six months, one to five years, or ten to twenty years.

Long term goals tend to take a longer time to achieve or require more skill while short term goals are things you could conceivably begin accomplishing today (or tomorrow) with medium term goals falling somewhere in the middle. (Psst... there's a worksheet for that too... and it's free! Sign up below to get started and get organized)

Make a Connection

Think about what you learned during these meditations. If you wrote down notes compare them side by side. Match up which of your gifts can help you achieve your goals and how your shortcomings may interfere. Scroll down to get your access code to the members only club and your worksheet so you can start making a concrete plan with discerning actions to support your goals.

 Alice meets the Cheshire Cat during her adventures in  Wonderland , in the 1865 novel written by Lewis Carroll.

Alice meets the Cheshire Cat during her adventures in Wonderland, in the 1865 novel written by Lewis Carroll.

Why do I care?

Why do you need to know where you’re going in life? Well, you don’t. In Alice and Wonderland when Alice asks the Cheshire Cat, “Would you tell me please, which way I ought to go from here?” The cat answers, “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.” To which Alice says, “I don’t much care where—” The Cheshire Cat says, “Then it doesn’t matter which way you go.” This just means that if you don’t have a plan for your life, you can still lead a perfectly happy life. You may even get exactly what you want without any consideration on your part. But, I’m willing to bet that you stumbled upon this post because you want to learn to be a witch. And one of the main reasons people are drawn to witchcraft is because they want to take control over their lives. Why do you want to become a witch?

By doing all this legwork, you are reprogramming your mind. In order for your innate magic to work, you need to have the outcome in your head. You need to know where you’re going and what you want.

Ready to get started? Use the form below to gain access to the FREE members only section of Mumbles & Things. There you can download worksheets so you can start on your self discovery! (PS, when you finish your worksheet, make sure you learn what a witch is and what kind you'd like to be.) Save your notes and read them through to remind yourself of the path. Add to them and alter them periodically, as your goals in life will inevitably change.

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