So, you’re interested in learning more about witchcraft; specifically, what it takes to become a witch. Maybe you’ve always felt drawn to this particular type of spirituality, or you might have stumbled upon another witch online or in your day-to-day life and felt that lightbulb go off in your mind.
Regardless of what led you down this path, you know that you have a desire to learn how to become a baby witch, then progress further in your craft over time. Well, outlined below is a guide to help you do just that.
In this article, we’ll give you all the information you need to take your first steps in the craft today. Let’s get started!
Decide to Become a Witch
The first step in becoming a witch is to decide that you’re going to become a witch. It truly is that simple! Now, there are certain paths or covens that require initiation or have their own set of rules around membership, but this isn’t a necessary part of the process.
All you have to do is dedicate yourself to the craft and you’re on your way. If you prefer to take a more traditional route, you can choose to study for a year and a day before officially dedicating yourself.
However, chances are, you’re going to find yourself identifying as a witch well before this 366 days is up. After all, we’re talking about immersing yourself in witchcraft books and learning everything you can for months on end. If witchcraft is the right path for you, it’s going to become part of your identity quicker than you think.
Choose Your Learning Material With Caution
Because witchcraft is both popular and, for most, shrouded in mystery, there’s a great deal of misinformation online, as well as cultural appropriation. Over time, you’ll gain a natural sense of what’s useful and what isn’t, but when you’re first starting out, you need to be careful.
One option is to join an official witchcraft school, such as Wicca Academy. This will ensure that you don’t fall prey to incorrect teachings.
If you prefer to study completely on your own, it’s best to research books and authors before making your purchase or trusting their words. Reviews from other, more experienced witches will tell you if the text or video you’re considering is worth studying.
You should also keep in mind that even the most experienced witches are going to have certain beliefs that you disagree with, and that’s okay!
Every witch has their own beliefs and way of doing things, so take the information that’s helpful to you and disregard the rest. As a witch, it’s important that you feel comfortable with making your own rules and forging your own path.
Start Small and Build Over Time
As you’re researching witchcraft, you’re going to find witches with massive collections of herbs and other spell and ritual materials. Some will have stunning altars and countless books on both their path and others.
And while there’s nothing wrong with allowing yourself to feel inspired, don’t feel that you need to invest a fortune in your craft at the beginning. Remember that these witches have been practicing the craft and building their collections for years, even decades.
You don’t need a perfectly decorated altar or a collection of every herb imaginable to be a witch. You can cast an effective spell with nothing but the moon, a candle, and your own magick.
Over time, you can invest in your craft and build up a collection of crystals, candles, tarot cards, and all the other materials used by experienced witches.
Connect With Fellow Witches
As a baby witch, it’s inadvisable to join a coven. You should wait until you’re sure of your path and method of practice before taking this step, and some witches never join a coven at all. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t connect with fellow witches.
Having a support group to learn from is incredibly beneficial to a beginner witch. You’ll no doubt have tons of questions, and thanks to the internet, you can access a wide variety of witchcraft communities from the comfort of your own home.
Use social media to your advantage. Every platform has multiple communities of witches. Find and follow others in the craft and you’ll learn and grow even faster.
Write Everything Down
Aside from a candle or two, the first thing you should buy for your craft is a grimoire or Book of Shadows. This is a book in which you write down everything that you learn along the way in an organized manner so that you can refer to it in the future.
Because your grimoire should be neat and organized, it’s a good idea to have a spiritual journal as well. This book can be chaotic, as it’s simply meant to scribble down any thoughts, meditations, or struggles that you encounter throughout the day.
Keeping a journal of your journey with the craft is not only therapeutic but will help you grow and progress as a witch.
Learn How to Become a Baby Witch and Begin Your Journey With the Craft
Though there are countless routes to take within witchcraft, there’s no secret or complex process involved with learning how to become a baby witch. Once you decide that you’re a witch, you are.
That said, this is only the first step. From your decision to become a witch, you’ll need to immerse yourself in your craft. Learn everything you can, whether that be through books or witchcraft courses online.
Before you know it, you’ll have graduated from a baby to a full-blown practicing witch with their own traditions, spells, and rituals.
Interested in learning more about enriching your life through spiritual means? Take a look at our blog!