The Witches Gossip Corner

In Wicca, they define Witches as any individual drawn towards the Craft. Even you as readers and those drawn to the benefits of Spellwork are Witches. However, those who are new to the Craft will fall under specific types of practitioners.

In this series, you will uncover the 7 main types of witches, continue reading to find out where you belong.

Traditional Witch

As the name denotes, the Traditional Witch is one who is very oriented towards the study of historical practices. Due to their great value for history and the ways of the Ancient, the Traditional Witch is the most studious and dedicated to a life-long practice for the Craft. They will create their own Grimoires and staunchly follow the ways of the Wiccan Rede. They will also certainly be a part of a Coven of like-minded practitioners and will be strongly rooted in the Magickal community.

To be a Traditional Witch is an active choice, you chose to commit to the task of the Craft. To succeed as a Traditional Witch you must be highly organized, methodical, studious and never shy away from hard work. You have always been drawn to a higher calling and you are committed to the task of maintaining the teachings of the old ways to help humanity.

Hereditary Witch

As its namesake suggests, this type of Witch draws much of their energy from their heritage and familial connections. Many popular traditions and customs have been passed on through generations, and the same can be said with Witchcraft. Hereditary Witches are noted to have Grimoires full of Rituals passed down from their family. This is the essence of being a Hereditary Witch, as the family unit is the Coven.

You know you are a Hereditary Witch if you gained many of your current beliefs and affiliations from your family. As a Hereditary Witch, you can recharge your powers by continuing to nurture your relationships and prioritizing your ancestry. Secure your connection with your heritage and you will grow to your full potential as a confident, self-assured, honest practitioner who maintains the standards of your elders.

Eclectic Witch

The Eclectic Witch can often be referred to as the Rebel of the Craft. This type of Witch is known for truly going their own way as they like to dabble in a little of everything; all to create their own personal form of Witchcraft. They are sometimes seen as outsiders as they do not follow any rules. You will never meet two of the same Eclectic Witches.

You know you are an Eclectic Witch when you have a fierce sense of independence and are not afraid of being a Solitary Practitioner. You consider yourself a free-thinker, highly adaptable, strongly intuitive, open-minded and non-conforming. To grow as an Eclectic Witch you must follow continue to learn from others but only follow what works best for you.

There are much more types of Witches around the world; however, we could be here for eons if we explored them all. I wanted to share with you the most common types of Witches who have crossed my path at one time or another.

Kitchen Witch

There is great power in the nurturing capabilities of food made lovingly in the kitchen. The Kitchen Witch knows this and has dedicated themselves to the Craft of cooking, baking and tending to the nutritional needs of their loved ones.They hold great knowledge on the different effects of spices, food groups and the art of balancing tastes. To understand the Magick of the Kitchen Witch, picture the scent of wholesome goodness filling the air or the sound of gurgling coming from the stove. The Kitchen Witch brings a bit of Magick into normal everyday life as the home is their sanctuary.

You know you are a Kitchen Witch when your first thought is to bake a hearty casserole for a friend in need. If the thought of getting new kitchen tools and finding the perfect vegetable for a recipe makes you grin, then you are certainly a Kitchen Witch.You can grow your powers as a Kitchen Witch by continuing to practice your Craft through reading new recipe books and taking new cooking classes.

Hedge Witch

The Hedge Witch is often the rarest type of all. A Hedge Witch is known for their ability to walk the line between all worlds. This is why the word Hedge is important, as a hedge often separates the boundaries of two worlds. The Hedge Witch studies a mix of Shamanism, Herbalism, Nature, and Healing. They do not master one skill over another; they would rather be well skilled in all areas. Yet, they are also known for their strong sensitivity to Spirits and their abilities to communicate with the dead.

You know you are a Hedge Witch if you are often described as an “old soul” and are wise, respected, protective and helpful yet feared. Another sign you are a Hedge Witch is if you prefer to rest along city-country borders to share in both worlds, allowing you time to be alone or socialize with a group. You may grow your talents as a Hedge Witch by remaining strongly connected to your Ancestors and your loved ones who have passed to the other side.

Green Witch

The Green Witch equates being one with nature. Green Witches are aware of how the energy of nature flows through every aspect of life. They work with natural objects like the elements, herbs, gems, and stones. Fae and Animals are also incorporated into their belief systems. It is the practice of Witchcraft in its natural form. Drawing natural energies from the Earth for medicinal and Magickal properties. Green Witches each have an innate green thumb.

You know you are a Green Witch when you have always been drawn to the study of botany and prefer to live close to the forest. You tend to a garden and are very likely to allow weeds to grow freely. You may also greatly enjoy eating vegetables and are eager to gain nature’s minerals. As a Green Witch, you can recharge your powers by spending as much time as possible in nature and tending to the earth.

Sea Witch

The Sea Witch is known for their strong affinity and often proximity to the element of Water. Like water, a Sea Witch’s nature can be soothing, serene and calm. However, their moods can quickly change just as the tides. Since water can find itself in the most unpredictable places you will find that the Sea Witch will do the same. Yet, at the same time, the Sea With can be like a mirror, mimicking your actions. If you treat a Sea Witch with kindness, they will do the same. The flexibility of beliefs is a major factor to a Sea Witch’s Craft; as no obstacle is too great to pass through – they see every ripple before it is even made.

You know you are a Sea Witch if you have always been drawn to creeks, rain, oceans, even fountains. You thrive in water based activities, like swimming, fishing, and sailing. Another sign is if you have always planned your vacations around heading to the beach, just so your toes can be submerged in the cool freshness of water. You can grow your powers as a Sea Witch by dedicating yourself to helping others while keeping your mind open to all sides of a story before forming an opinion.

Find where your strengths and weakness lie, as long as you are willing to harm none and help humanity, your Magick will always be at its most powerful.

Can I change what type of Witch I am?

In short, yes. You do not have to conform to fit into a specific category. New Witches are similar to teenagers as in they have an idea of who they want to be but explore many options trying to become that person. Keep exploring until you find what fits for you. There is no right or wrong, the practice of the Craft is a very personal journey. It is to you, what you make of your own powers.

important-dates

Monday, Oct 17th
Moon Phase: Third Quarter and WaningIncense – Clary sage, Color – Silver

Tuesday, Oct 18th
Moon Phase: Third Quarter and WaningIncense – Cedar, Color – Maroon

Wednesday, Oct 19th
Moon Phase: Third Quarter and WaningIncense – Lavender, Color – Brown

Thursday, Oct 20th
Moon Phase: Third Quarter and WaningIncense – Balsam, Color – Turquoise

Friday, Oct 21st
Moon Phase: Third Quarter and WaningIncense – Yarrow, Color – Rose

Saturday, Oct 22nd
Moon Phase: Fourth Quarter and WaningIncense – Patchouli, Color – Indigo

Sunday, Oct 23rd
Moon Phase: Fourth Quarter and WaningIncense – Marigold, Color – Yellow

Magickal Plants:

comfrey-true-deep-purple-flowers-002-400Comfrey

Worn or carried, comfrey protects and ensures safety during travel. Also, tuck some into your suitcase so they will be safe. The root is also used in money spells.
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