There are many different types of witches and there is no one size fits all category. Here are most of the different types of witches that I have come across. Most people choose the type of magick that resonates the most with them. This post will be broken down into two categories:
I want to touch on witchcraft as a spiritual practice and go over some of the types of witchcraft that you might hear about. Some witches have a spiritual (almost religious) type witchcraft practice. This includes the influence of diety on their practice and including them in their rituals.
This is the fun part.. This is where you get to look at all of the different types of witchcraft and see where your practice fits on. This is what people refer to when they talk about the type of witch they are. Most people find they have a slight preference towards a specific type of magick, others will choose a little bit from each of the different types of witches (eclectic).
These types of witches are not related to the types of magick that you practice, but more about your practice as a whole. Each of these types of witches are diferent in how they practice.
These are the types of magick that witches practice. Each types includes a short description of the type of witch and some of the preferences of each type of witch. As you read through this list, think about which type of witchcraft you feel drawn to.
You love them all! You should narrow it down to a handful that you can easily grow them or forage them
Howlite- it is associated with new ideas, communication and past lives
Deep mediation and Runes
Creating concoctions from herbs or simply nature based spells, like dancing in the forest to attract fairies
They’re all your favorite. Try to find your favorites- herbs, spices, flowers, trees, etc.
Citrine is associated with abundance and prosperity, both things that you want in your garden
Dowsing with branches or scrying into a bowl of water
Infusing plants with your power and intentions
Cottage (Hearth) Witch
Oats are associated with abundance and grounding
Green calcite is associated with softness and self-care
Tarot and oracle cards
Charm bags filled with plants, crystals and other tid bits
Succulents as they are associated with healing, strength and lunar magick
All of them. You may have a disorganized collection or you may have them organized by color and habitat
Crystal Ball Scrying
Bladderwrack (aka kelp) is associated with protection
Fluorite because it is ruled by Pisces and Neptune which are water signs/planets. Fluorite is associated with meditation, higher awareness, mysticism and clearing trauma
Anything that you can use the beach in- seawater elixirs, sigils on shells, or writing a spell in the sand, only to have the ocean wash it away
Dandelions which are associated with wishes and wanderlust
Sodalite which is associated with intuition, knowledge and transformation. All of which are highly relevant to the forest witch.
Runes- preferably handmade. Runes can be made from stones, wood or even bone pieces. What material feels best for you? Also, they can be transported easily and can be cast anywhere (like during a hike).
Charm bags and spell jars made from foraged materials.
Hawthorn is considered one of the most magickal trees. Those who fall asleep under them are said to risk being lost in faerie land
Rose Quartz which is associated with love, romance, and friendship
Working with the Fae. You can ask their guidance on something with an offering and gauge their reaction to it
Anything that involves the Fae. Most times it will also involve an offering
Sage as it is a great culinary herbs as well as a cleansing herb
Clear Quartz is associated with cleansing spaces and directing energy
Tasseography (tea leaf reading) may work well for the kitchen witch
All foods are spells for the kitchen witch if they infused it with their intentions
Jasmine as it is ruled by the moon and associated with love, dreams, and spirituality
Selenite is also ruled by the moon and is associated with peace, intuition and dissolving negative energy
Dream magick and trusting the guidance that you receive while you sleep
Moon phase spells hold the most power for these witches because they know how to harness the power of the moon and use it in their spells
Mugwort is associated with divination and clairvoyance
All of them. You sometimes just know which divination system wants to ‘talk’
Astronomy or Cosmic Witch
Lavender to calm you down to allow an otherworldy connection
Spells specific to placements of the planets
Alder is associated with winds and can be used to bring winds, which eventually will bring a storm.
Magical songs, and the use of bells
Calea Zacatechichi (Mexican Dream Herb), Mugwort, or any other herb to help you sleep and enhance your dreams
Ouija Board for spirit communication
Banishing spells or binding spells
Essential oils. Although this isn’t quite an herb per say, the oils from the herbs used in diffusers are great for music witches.
Singing or playing music to connect, almost in a trance like fashion
Dragon’s Blood as it is associated with the lord of fire, the Dragon
Candle Scrying or wax interpretation
Protection and Purification Spells
Predominantly uses technology to complete spells and rituals. They are witches of the 21st century. They love to use witchy apps on their phones or computer to create spells, keep their Book of Shadows and may even use divination tool apps. The connectedness that technology provides allows them to feel connected to their craft and they couldn’t imagine “going old fashioned” and writing everything down.
Essential oils. Although this isn’t quite an herb per say, the oils from the herbs used in diffusers are great for techno witches.
Aura quartz is associated with purification, healing, communication and the ability to recognize beauty in all things. These crystals are partially manmade by bonding clear quartz with platinum and silver
Digital Tarot Apps
Any digital spell that was written or stored on your computer
Now that you have seen a lot of different types of witches and magick, tell me.. What type of witch do you feel you are? What type of magick resonate the most with you?