Are YOU a modern witch? Witches are all the rage these days but you might be wondering: what do I have to do to call myself a witch? The truth is the word “witch” leaves a LOT of room for creativity! So I thought I’d make this fun little guide to help you see if you’re a modern witch too!
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Are you a modern witch? In case you haven’t noticed the title witch has become a super trendy lately. But this word of course has been around for a really long time. And today I thought I would do a very fun video for you guys about six signs that might reveal that you are a modern witch! So if you are wondering if you are a witch or not then be sure to keep watching.
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Witchcraft is super trendy recently as you might have noticed and maybe you’ve even found me because you picked up my book of The Mindful Witch. If you are, welcome aboard!
But today I wanted to do a little bit of a witch video for you guys because I
haven’t really done many of those to be honest. And if you watched my book announcement video maybe that video explains a little bit why. But just to recap a little bit here, witch is something that I have been literally called my entire life. And as a word that
I kind of loved and also kind of I’m a little bit of afraid of still of identifying too much was to be honest.
That’s a whole story in itself but I definitely…if you look at the witch blogs, you look at the things people are doing. I mean I’m definitely witchy! Like I have my crystals. I have my tarot cards. I have all the things. I always know where the moon is. I always know all of this stuff but the way that I approach witchcraft of course is very different than like the traditional styles and I think it’s really cool that there is so much room for people these days to express themselves in this way, in the way that they want to.
Today I wanted to make a little fun video for you guys to share the six signs that maybe you are a modern witch. Because I think we can still use a few more witches in this world! So let’s get started.
Sign number one is you know things. And every good witch or every witch is pretty in touch with his or her intuition. Whether that comes to you in one way or another, it doesn’t really matter. But I really believe being in your intuition is such a sign that you are a powerful creature and that you are in your power.
There are actually many ways that you can receive intuition. Some of us receive pictures and some of us hear voices. Some of us, you know, we have we can touch things and feel energy that way. For me personally, I will just have something pop into my brain, like out of the blue, out of nowhere. It’s like just a knowing. Like I’ll see something wrong. I’ll just know something suddenly. That’s how it works for me.
But everyone’s intuition is different. But a witch will understand that that is important and we won’t talk him or herself out of it. And we’ll really start to embrace that knowledge and understand that it’s real and it is really helpful. And this is something, by the way if you’re feeling like this is a sign that you can’t be a witch, this is something that you can work on. This is something we all have access to and you can do all kinds of things to help grow your intuition. I can do a whole separate video about that another time. But really intuition, learning to listen to your intuition and taking pointers from it is so important.
So that is my first tip for you guys.
The second sign that you are a modern witch is that you make things happen. You know you can make things happen and you actually go out and make things happen.
In the olden-days-witch way of being, it would be through spell work, through rituals, through that kind of Thing. For me, I’m really into manifestation because to me is the same thing just without the extras right? Like it’s about taking your intention and bringing into the real world. But it’s in my opinion all about creating self-belief. About, you know, understanding that you are a person of power and that you can do this. And just understanding that alone will give you so much power.
I like this because I don’t like having to be tied to rituals. But I mean, of course, if you were into that, then that’s totally cool as well. I think anybody who just exercises his or her power, anybody who you know decides on what they want and goes after it. Like I think that’s a really necessary element for a witch and it sounds like maybe that would be like super basic right? But trust me there are so many people in this world that just accept life the way it is, that don’t make goals for themselves, that don’t you know try new things, that don’t push themselves, that don’t even listen to their desires much less go out and make them happen. So just being a person who is into listening to their desires and goes into the world to make these things happen, that already is pretty ballsy. You are creating your reality as you go and nothing can be more magical than that.
If this resonates with you, you might already be a modern witch.
The third sign that I wanted to talk about today is just being in tune with nature. And, of course, traditional witches are very much like hippie-dippie out in the woods kind of vibe people. So maybe you live in a city like me. Maybe you don’t even PI for us. But you can still bring in this element into your life. And you know I like to go for walks. Especially in the summertime, I go for a walk almost every day. In the winter, I find it a little harder to do that but I really like to look around at nature, at where we’re at and kind of reflect on it.
I am also kind of a nature magpie and I will bring in things. Like I have a huge pinecone in my room that I picked up somewhere. You know I will bring these things into my room and I just like to have them around but yeah like I’ve definitely picked like branches up off the ground and bring them in as decor stuff. Like that it’s just nature is a thing that I not only like to be in but also bring with me and like to honor it.
I have all kinds of little weird nature things in my room actually. I have a little piece of cedar from the last time I went on a hike in Vancouver. Like things like that like and I like to hold on to them and they make me feel more anchored and secure and reminds me of the natural world and the power in the natural world. So if you are a nature magpie, like me, or if you just like to be out and about in nature, that is definitely a sign that you are a modern witch.
Sign number four or sign at number four that you might be a modern witch, is that you are not overly caught up in tradition.
This is one of the big things that I think I felt maybe I shouldn’t be talking about witchcraft and witch stuff online because I definitely don’t follow any traditions. I definitely, you know, I read all the books when I was like a teenager. I read the Scott Cunningham books like you know I did all that stuff when I was younger and these days I really don’t have a lot of patience for trying to make things like you know perfect in the way they’re supposed to be right?
If I do want to do something like ritualistic on a full moon or something like that, I will do something. But I will rely on what I want to do and be inspired by what I’m feeling. And be inspired by the elements I already have in my room or whatever, to make that ritual happen, instead of being like “okay I need to go out and do this and do this on this date and bla bla bla bla bla”
I think having this modern attitude is really liberating. And I really aim you know I think spirituality should be like that it shouldn’t be about you trying to do something perfectly and trying to check the boxes because this is the way it is done. But it should be about, you know, you and your soul and expressing yourself and doing that whatever way you want to. So for me the sign of a modern witch. Is this sort of a reference towards the traditional rules and also the ability to bring in things from wherever you want. Like bringing your energy reading. Bring in your feng shui. Bring in your whatever it is, any other interests that you have. You can totally incorporate them in. Just because it’s not traditional doesn’t mean it isn’t important!
Again rely on yourself and rely on your interests and rely on your inspiration to lead you along and I think that is really a sign of a modern witch.
Sign number five that you might be a modern witch is that you use modern technology. I’m showing you my ancient iPhone as an example of modern technology but you get the point. But in you know traditional spheres, of course, we didn’t have computers. We didn’t have phones. We didn’t have these things around. But now that we do why not use them as part of your magical routine? Of course like you’re a modern witch. Like, use the tools you have. You have a lot more modern tools so maybe that is creating a notes text on your computer and like putting it spells or intentions into that. Maybe is doing it in the notes function on your phone. There are all kinds of different ways you can use your modern technology to help you be a better witch and to help bring things to you and to create the kind of life that you want to have.
Maybe you put a vision board on your background on your desktop computer or on your phone or on something like that. You could put even a sigil or something like that in your devices. There’s actually one buried on my website somewhere. You won’t want to go have a look for it but there are different fun ways that you can use like the traditional kind of witchy magic technology on your modern devices and on your websites and on whatever it else it is you have.
I would really think that that is a sign of witch being in the modern age is to actually use the stuff in the modern age for their witchy purposes.
If that’s what you’re doing you are definitely a modern witch!
Okay, the last sign that I have today, sign number six, that you might be a modern witch is that you don’t follow the rules. And so this kind of goes back to not following the rules according to traditional Wiccan practices or whatever. But I also mean this in a broader sense. And basically and you don’t follow the rules for life.
Welcome to the club my friends! I actually read this somewhere recently that’s actually women without children are kind of consider automatically witches. Because lo and behold we are you know in charge of our life and in charge of our time and in charge of what we are doing with ourselves and that I guess to some people traditionally is a scary thing.
I want you to just look at your life right now and realize that whatever part doesn’t fit into the norm. Whatever part, you know, maybe you’re coloring outside of the lines a little bit, That is a sign you are already listening into your own desires and following them. And that is really witchy.
For me, I, you know, had this life in Vancouver and I decided I wanted to travel. I didn’t actually go traveling. I ended up just moving but that was unbeknownst to me at the time. But I basically gave up this secure life that I had to come and live in Europe and to start a business and to do all of this stuff. So that to some people is absolutely terrifying and really you outside of the box right and the same thing with being like a person without children like this, these are things that traditionally some people still find intimidating in a way right? Because you are taking your life into your own hands. You are designing your life your way. You are living life on your terms. But you might even feel like a little bit like a freak for doing these things sometimes. There may be people in your family have given you push back for this stuff but I just want to give you a round of applause for being beautifully wonderful you and to remind you guys that there are many many many ways for us to be happy powerful creatures on this planet.
And the fact that so many of us try to smush ourselves down into one way of being is a sign that something is very very wrong, right? So the fact that you are listening to yourself, the fact that you are brave enough to do something different, the fact that you are you know gonna live your life on your terms and design your life your way, 100% a sign my friend that you are a modern witch.
So congratulations and welcome to the club!
That’s it for today’s video. What did you guys think about this? Which one was your favorite tip? And at the end of listening to all of these, do you think of yourself now as a modern witch or not?
Completely okay if you don’t! Again I’m not one for you no definitions like really rigid definitions. So if you’re like me, kind of ambivalent sometimes about the word witch that’s completely okay as well.
But what I really just want you to know is that you are a powerful creature. You can do life on your own terms. You can make life be whatever you want and you can make things happen.
Dive in, use your inner strength, use your inner tools that you already have and go out there and make your life be exactly what you want it to be. And that is really the sign of a modern witch.
Okay, so thank you guys so much for watching! I hope you enjoyed. If you like this video give it a like. If you know another modern witch out there that needs to hear this send this along to them.
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