✨What is a witch?✨
A friend of mine asked me, “what does it mean when you call yourself a witch?” It seems this is a common question, but rarely does anyone actually ask me. I wonder if you think I’ll be offended? Because “witch” is a dirty word? It’s not. Not to me. To me it’s the one word that describes me the best, it’s the one word that encompasses who I am and what I do. I am as proud to be a witch as I am to be a woman, a Pisces and a mother. A witch is someone who owns their power, who has a deep connection and respect for nature. Someone who owns their sexuality. A witch is a healer, someone who makes you feel whole, heard and seen. A witch has deep knowing, strong intuition, and knows their connection to all things. As a witch myself, I am deeply connected to the moon, I bleed during a specific moon phase, and this changes as parts of my life change, my body is so connected it’s like… magick… not all witches practice the same, but many of us feel connected to crystals, and use them regularly, whether it be citrine in our wallet to bring cash flow, a rose quartz necklace to speak with love, and be open to love, or obsidian in our pocket to repel negativity. Some of us place bowls of salt in our homes to absorb negativity, and place a broom near our door to repel unwanted guests. Some witches place a bowl of water under the full moon. Some witches read Tarot or Oracle cards, meditate, or follow astrology. All of which are tools to help us find our truest deepest selves. Being a witch may mean you love to garden and have potted plants all over your home, surrounding yourself with beauty and nature. You may see, hear or feel spirits. You may have prophetic dreams. You may pour all of your love into cooking or baking for your family, bringing comfort, healing and nurturing to your loved ones. There are many types of witches, just like there are many types of writers, athletes, chefs, and students. One size does not fit all. I am a witch, and I’m taking the word back. You’ve been brainwashed for centuries to believe that witches eat children, are green and warty, curse princesses, and live deep in the woods. Ask yourself WHY you’re taught that story.