13 Signs You are a Witch
Most witches actually decide to be a witch. In fact, it’s not really something you are born with or that is indicated by signs as the title of this post suggests.
Really, there is only ONE sign that indicates you are a witch: you practice witchcraft.
Witchcraft is a science, an art, and a spiritual practice. It’s the use of magick to create change in your environment, or the practice of exerting your will to get what you want out of life.
That’s a pretty simple and general definition. This is because there are countless ways to express your witchy-ness but, when we get down to the very essence, that’s what we’re doing. We are becoming aware of our power to create, and we are using that power to plan and design the life we want to lead.
With the knowledge that you are a witch if you practice witchcraft in mind, here are 13 signs that you might be a witch or that witchcraft is the right path for you.
A witch is of the earth. If you find the answers to life through the patterns of Mother Nature, you might be a witch. If you, your life, and your body, are aligned with the seasonal shifts of the earth, you might be a witch.
A witch is of the Moon, too. The Moon is important in a spiritual way. If her beauty takes your breath away, you might be a witch.
If you always notice when the moon is full and your heart lifts when you see the crescent moon peeking through scudding clouds, you might be a witch.
If you are drawn, pulled, and moved by the moon’s energy, you might be a witch. If you have gazed at her, spoken to her, been flooded by her light, you might be a witch. If you, your life and your body, are aligned with her phases, you might be a witch.
A witch is a sponge for knowledge. If you love to read and discover new things constantly, you might be a witch. If you love to be awed by the simplicity and complexities of the Universe, you might be a witch.
When you find yourself bubbling from within, like a cauldron of ancient natural healing wisdom, you might be a witch. If you find that people are drawn to you and long to discuss life and all its fury, pain, love and wonder, you might be a witch.
Nature feels…well… natural to the witch. When you are in nature (walking in a garden, the woods, on the heath, or in a park), if you feel like that’s where you belong, you might be a witch. If nature restores you through connecting with grass, trees, oceans, and rocks, you might be a witch.
If you live by or in the woods, or by a body of water, or if you long to, you might be a witch. If you do rituals by bodies of water or in the woods, you might be a witch. Witches, being intricately intertwined with the Earth, embody the powers of nature, and long to be close to the natural beauty and power.
Witches are drawn to animals, and they are drawn to witches. If you have a natural rapport with creatures, you might be a witch. And it’s not just domestic animals, but wild ones, too.
If animals naturally come to you, and if you love them as well, you might be a witch. If you cry empathetically with the creatures of this planet, you might be a witch. If you naturally know their symbolism, and find wisdom and insight in their visits/appearances in your life, then you might be a witch.
Witches and animals are so aligned with nature that they speak a similar energetic language and often recognize each other.
Witches feel energy. If you can feel it in your hands, flowing through you, or swirling around you, you might be a witch.
If you know that your wishes come true — good or bad, then you might be a witch. Because of this you might be a little cautious and in awe of your own power
Witches are as old as time; your eyes — the windows to your soul — hold ancient stories and secrets, myths and mysteries, answers and possibilities. If you’ve been called an old soul, you might be a witch.
Witches are the healers of this world. If you are drawn to the healing arts, you might be a witch. If you tend to seek natural or energetic remedies for yourself, and you offer them to others as well, you might be a witch. People might also heal just by being around you. Witches, being so attuned to the earth, are natural healers.
If you frequently send people away with hope in their hearts, and perhaps a tincture, a potion, an herbal remedy (you are familiar with the properties of plants), or even a ritual or two, you might be a witch.
Witches are on the fringes of normal society. If you dislike crowds, you might be a witch. If the energy of other people swirl and eddy around you, you might be a witch. If you get a headache or feel grumpy or slightly ill when you find yourself in the middle of a large crowd, you might be a witch. If you need a lot of time to think, dream, recharge, and commune with Source — Nature/The Universe/The Goddess, you might be a witch.
If you feel like an outsider, with your nose pressed against the glass of life on earth, you might be a witch. If you know inside that you are actually an insider of a magical tribe, with insider wisdom, you might be a witch.
While witches hardly fit in the norm, they know there is something sacred, secret, and special about themselves. A witch is someone who has become aware of their power.
9. Your Collections
Witches love collecting things. Unusual pebbles, shells, strange twisted sticks, bird feathers, bones, coins, scraps of fabric or paper, old stuff, things other people wouldn’t give a second glance to. And cats or other animals.
If you accumulate objects, you might be a witch. If the books on your bookshelf, contents of your cupboards, animals that surround you, and other random objects and curios you collect all hint at your inner truth and reveal your witchiness, you might be a witch.
If you are drawn to beautiful rocks — pieces of earth energy — and you have kept stones like clear quartz, turquoise, rose quartz around you for as long as you can remember, even if you did not know their properties at the time, you might be a witch
Witches know the properties of the earth’s stones and charge them with — among other things — healing, love, abundance and protective benefits, and are often wearing their special stones in jewelry.
If you love to keep candles around and lit, you might be a witch. Candles are invitations to spirits and angels, and create a more magical, divine vibe.
If you like a good, energy-clearing sage or incense, you might be a witch.
Witches believe in magic, without doubt or fear. If you’ve always been attracted to the ‘Dark Arts,’ perhaps tarot, astrology, spell work, or healing, you might be a witch.
If you believe there is so much about us — and the world — that we don’t understand, you might be a witch. If the more you learn about witchcraft, the more you want to learn, you might be a witch.
If you believed in magic as a child, and saw magic in the air and in life, then you might be a witch. If you drawn to magical things, creatures, fables, stories, you might be a witch. If, even as you grew older, despite everyone telling you, “there’s no such thing.”, and despite the rest of the world not believing, you save some room in your heart for tales of magic, love, and the mystical and mysterious, anyway, then you might be a witch.
If you are drawn to movies and books about witches, magic, the spooky, the mystical, the unknowable, the you might be a witch.
If you believe there is no such thing as a coincidence, that we are not really alone, and this is not all there was, then you might be a witch. If you believe that no thing means nothing — in other words, everything means something — then you might be a witch.
Witches are observant. If you take notice, are always using all your senses — you hear, you see, smell, taste, and touch— then you might be a witch.
If you can’t pass by an interesting tree without touching it, if you can’t ignore a herb garden without getting your hands right in there, with your nose following close behind, if you hear birds and insects and you acknowledge their existence and are grateful for their presence on the planet, then you might be a witch.
If you have always been able to rely on your intuition, you might be a witch. If, whenever you needed to make a snap judgment, your intuition has kicked in to guide you, you might be a witch.
If you’ve been unsure about someone’s motives, your intuition got you right out of that situation, you might be a witch. If you’ve anguished over a decision and in the end decided to go with your gut, which was spot-on, you might be a witch.
If you respect boundaries, know instinctively when a person needs a hug or when they’d prefer not to be close, know when to shut up and when to offer advice, then you might be a witch.
Witches can read the signs and symbols from the divine. If you get premonitions, as if you have an internal crystal ball, then you might be a witch. If you see or feel outcomes — flash-forwards — so far ahead that you find it frustrating when others have not caught up with you, you might be a witch.
If, w you are talking about what you think will happen, people tend to perk up and listen, you might be a witch.
If you have dreams and visions, of past lives and the future, you might be a witch. If you can read other people and their energy and intentions fairly well, you might be a witch. If you often feel as if you have a Sixth Sense, you might be a witch.
If you are drawn to Tarot, Runes, or other mist-parting divinations, you might be a witch.
Witches have a fascination with death and what happens after we die. If you often feel as though people who have passed haven’t gone anywhere at all, you might be a witch. If you believe they are just behind a thin veil, and you can even communicate with them, then you might be a witch. If you have communicated with them and found the spirits have their quirks and characters just like the living, then you might be a witch.
And if, at the same time, you know we are all part of one whole, then you might be a witch.
Do You Call Yourself a Witch?
Truthfully, there are countless signs that you might be a witch and if none of these call to you, fear not! The only sign that you’re a witch that really matters is that you want to be one.
Now, I’ve created a worksheet with a couple of discussion questions surrounding your tipping point that pushed you into the world of witchcraft. This post details some of mine, but yours may be different and now’s is the time for you to explore them.
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Now it’s your turn!
Was there a tipping point that convinced you witchcraft was worth practicing? When did you know you were a witch? How did you know? What influenced your desire to learn more and why are you learning about it? Do you plan to be open about witchcraft to people you know? Why or why not?