Tips for Witchy Beginners

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We get all sorts of witches visiting our shop. Those who are new to witchcraft, those who have been practicing for a long time, and everyone in-between. Wherever you are on your journey, but especially those at the early stages of their pagan path, we hope that the following tips will help you on your way to becoming the best witch that you can be.

Tips for those just getting started in witchcraft

Read everything you can about your craft

Read everything you can get your hands on about witchcraft and its related topics. There is so much to learn and there are many different places and people to learn from. Consuming lots of information from trusted sources is going to be a really great way to help you figure out how to be the most powerful spiritual practitioner you can be. Try not to become overwhelmed by the mass amounts that there are to read out there, just take it one step at a time, and know that there is no such thing as completing your journey, so you might as well take it easy and enjoy yourself along the way.

Manage your expectations

We cannot expect the world, before we can truly understand it. This is a practice, a craft to be perfected over time. So, try not to become disheartened by roadblocks you might face on your journey.

Continuously check in with yourself

Self reflection is one of the most valuable tools in witchcraft. It allows us to analyze what we want from the craft, who we want to become, and what we want out of life. Knowing these things ensure that we build our craft upon sturdy pillars, strengthening the intensions of our practice.

Observe what works for you

There’s an awful lot of information out there, so how are we always supposed to know what is truly helpful and what is codswallop? Our advice is always to practice magic based on what works for you. Observe the happenings whilst you carry out your rituals, figure out which elements of the craft you feel most powerful with and trust in your intuition. In the same respect, if something doesn’t work, it doesn’t work, leave it behind and move on.

Explore spell ingredients

Spend time working with a wide range of different kinds of spell ingredients. Go on the hunt on our online shop and have a look for things that catch your eye, research them and spend your time slowly working through spell ingredients to develop an understanding of how different elements work as catalysts within spell work. After all, intention is so important within witchcraft, but it isn’t all you have to work with, there are many fabulous ingredients at hand to enhance your work.

Get crafty

Don’t be afraid to create your own versions of tools, books, ingredients, spells, potions, lotions, oils. The more that comes innately from you, the less that it has been tampered with before you work with it. Whatever you create, if it works, it works.

Connect with nature

This is a practice which is rooted in the power and energy of the natural world. For you to be able to harness this power, you should be endeavoring to connect with nature on a regular basis. It is invaluable not only for the spell-work side of things, but also for the meditative and wellbeing aspect of witchcraft.