Witchcraft in ways nobody spoke about on Tumblr, but I wish they had.
You DO NOT need to believe in astrology in order to consider yourself a witch.
You DO NOT need to believe in any deities to consider yourself a witch.
You DO NOT need to do things like summoning demons & angels, using ouija boards, practicing divination and using tarot cards to consider yourself a witch.
You DO NOT need to label yourself as green witch, kitchen witch, etc. You might just call yourself a witch and there you are.
You DO NOT need to follow every single spell you find like a recipe, because a lot of things are basically symbology. Some people use red candles for love while others use pink. Some people use green for money, and other for peace because they find peace in green. Some people choose mint over chamomile simply because a lot of things can be subjective. And I’m saying this because what most counts is the meaning about the things you’re using in your craft, because IT’S YOURS. It MUST make sense TO YOU.
In fact, some witches do not cast spells at all. Spell casting is a way to materialize what’s been on your mind, and the only difference between using candles, herbs and stuff vs. using affirmations and visualization is the amount of energy put into it. However, casting spells IS NOT something you MUST do. It’s ALL ABOUT INTENTION.
How are you supposed to cast a spell wrongly if it’s ALL ABOUT INTENTION?
I miss this type of communication here, because I believe every single person that’s learning about witchcraft will believe that they need to follow literally everything people say in order to consider themselves witches, and then they end up doing things that don’t make any sense to them at all, and this is not the point of the whole thing.
People should feel free to be themselves and do what makes sense to them.
The first books I read about paganism and witchcraft talked A LOT about these things I’m saying here, and I miss this type of communication here, so there you are.
There are no rules to follow, especially when you’ve read enough about things and is convinced that certain things do not make any sense to you.
You do you.
And for those asking themselves: then what the heck should I do in order to consider myself a witch? The answer is quite simple: believe in magic.
And for those who don’t agree with me at all, OK.
“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” — Henry Ford.