Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I’m a new witch! Do you have any advice?
A: Traditionally, you’re supposed to study for a year and a day before you can call yourself a witch, or be initiated into a coven. If you intend on being permanently solitary, that choice is up to you.
Start with a Book of Shadows. If you don’t know what that is, it’s a personal book that you put your spells, ideas, personal thoughts, or anything else mystic/pagan-minded you want, and you don’t show anyone. Buy/grow herbs, if you want to be into the herbal craft. Most if not all spells you find will involve herbs. You will definitely need candles.
I highly advise you get an account on WitchVox.com . It’s a handy-dandy website for you to connect with other pagans in your area, locate shops and clergy in your area, and find articles to inform you. Meditate until you think your brain muscles are hurting. Reflect in on yourself. Draw out your magickal ability, converse with the gods to find one whose footsteps you wish to follow. Find out what suits you.
And research. Traditionally, you cannot be officially a Wiccan, or a Witch, until you have studied for a year and a day (366 days). Whether or not you wish to uphold that tradition is your choice, but I know that several covens/circles will require that you have studied a year and a day. Or, you can remain solitary.Read anything and everything you can lay your eyes on. Experiment. Teach yourself, and let the wisdom of your closest deity (whichever you feel the strongest bond with) flow through you. They will help you.
Q: Do you worship Satan or any other devil?
Q: What is a “pagan” exactly?
A: The umbrella term “pagan” pretty much means anyone who doesn’t worship the Judeo-Christian god.
Q: Can you do a tarot-reading, palm reading, or psychic reading for me?
A: No. I’m not a 100% credible psychic. I can only do any sort of reading with a person if I am with them in person, and even then I charge a small fee of ten dollars per reading. I do not claim to be any sort of expert, but my readings are more often correct than not. I suggest finding a certified psychic. Just be careful you don’t get ripped off. California Psychics is a scam, as are most business psychics or telephone psychics. Find your neighborhood witch, have a chat, and see what she can do.
Q: What does “so mote it be” mean?
A: SMIB is pretty much the equivalent to “amen”. It signifies the end of an incantation and seals the deal.
Q: How do you pronounce “samhain”?
Q: Do Wiccans have laws?
A: Yup. Harm none, Ask Receive Believe, and the Three-fold Law (whatever energy you put out into this world will come back to you three times as extreme).
Q: I have a bodily defect, can you heal me?
A: You can heal yourself. If I knew you and could sense your energy, I probably could, but we’re perfect strangers.
Q: What religion are you exactly?
A: Me, personally? Eclectic Wiccan.
And this is my response to anything regarding ouija boards:
I have never used a ouija board, and I probably never will. They’re dangerous tools that open doors that allow any spirit, benevolent or malevolent, into our realm. Even with proper protection and extreme precautions, it’s still an extremely risky practice. Maybe I’m being silly, maybe I’m paranoid, but I’ve been haunted before and I’d hate for it to happen again.
That being said, I don’t know much about ouija and wouldn’t really be able to give advice on it, other than you will be doing so at your own risk, don’t forget to sage the crap out of yourself, the board, and the room you will be in. Black candles everywhere, protective circle, prayers to the god/goddess (whichever you prefer) to keep you safe.
Q: My parents are Christian/disapprove of paganism/witchcraft. What should I do?
A: Seriously think over your priorities. Is it worth betraying your parents? If so, refer to my answer about getting started, but take precautions. Hide things, keep secrets, do rituals late at night or when you’re home alone, etc.
ALSO! Keep in mind that there is not and can not be a spell for everything. There are some things in this world that you need to do yourself. You can’t just throw some herbs together, say the magick words and expect your life to go exactly how you want it. If you want something done, you need to do it yourself. Spells are for when you absolutely need help, or if something is outside of your ability.
Blessed be. )O(