๐Ÿ”ฎThese are the many different kinds of witches, and witchcraft. If you don't feel like reading about the types of witches, simply skip through to find out about the types of witchcraft!
Enjoy! XoXo ~ L๐Ÿ”ฎ

Eclectic Witch

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An eclectic witch does exactly as their name says. He or she will choose specific beliefs and traditions that he or she feels most drawn by and then mixes them together to form their own personalized craft. Its an individualโ€™s practice that has bits and pieces pulled from different magickal and/or spiritual practices, respectfully. Most of these witches are not in a coven, and like to create their own spells.

Green Witch

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A Green Witch communicates with Mother Earth and works with Her energies. They often use natural items and places (such as sacred oak tree groves or lakes) in her rites and rituals. They do this, so that they can be closer to the Divine spirit that she can sense most strongly in nature. A Green Witch usually makes her own materials for practice like flowers and herbs, and are very very connected and rooted to nature.

Hedge Witch

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The Hedge Witch has the ability to venture into the Otherworld and communicate with the spirit realm; such as the astral plane and so on. They are recognized as powerful healers. They specialize in deliverance of spiritual messages into our physical reality and vice versa. Itโ€™s a very much Earth-based practice of spirituality. In the past, a โ€˜hedgeโ€™ represents the boundary between our physical reality and the spirit world.

Kitchen Witch

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Kitchen witches focus primarily on magic in general rather than an actual religion. The magic of a kitchen witch centers around the home and practical, everyday life. Kitchen witches use spells that require potions through cooking or herbs as well as the creation of crafts to control magic. They focus on magic that can be used for the benefit of regular humans and their regular problems.

Elemental Witch

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A witch who practices by honoring/acknowledging the 4 or all 5 elements: Water, Earth, Air, Fire, and Spirit. Commonly an Elementalist will dedicate different areas of their altars to each element, call upon them during spells and rituals, and use symbols to represent each.

Hereditary Witch

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Someone who is referred to as a hereditary witch can actually follow any form of witchcraft. The main concept of a hereditary witch is someone who has been trained and taught the Old Religion by family members. This type of witch is separated from other traditions in that he or she is following a family craft instead of stumbling into the craft later in life.

Celtic Witch

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Celtic Wicca focuses on the gods and goddesses worshiped by ancient Celts. Their rituals and spells heavily emphasize nature and their connection to it. These witches also like to work with other magical spirits of the realm such as fairies and gnomes when performing their magic. Also, there is a heavy foundation in elemental spirits and the manipulation of them to perform an individual's magic.

Dianic Witch

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Dianic witches are thought of as the โ€œfeminists of the magic realm.โ€ While their particular craft can be incorporated into just about any religion, it focuses heavily on a divine goddess with little mention of a male deity if he is mentioned at all. It includes many types of magic though with this main feminine foundation to have their own collection of spells and ceremonies.

Sea Witch

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Sea witches are believed to be able to control many aspects of nature relating to water, most commonly an ocean or sea. They specialize in water based magic and worship Sea Gods & Goddesses. In more modern times, sea witches can also practice witchcraft on or near any source of water: lakes, rivers, bathtubs, or even simply a bowl of salt water. Sea witches use witchcraft related to the moon, tides, and the weather.

Solitay Witch

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One who practices alone, without a family or group and without following any particular tradition. Sometimes they are among that class of natural witches whose skills have been developed in previous lifetimes. There is a legend among witches that when an individual soul has practiced "the Craft" over a period of several lifetimes, the knowledge is reawakened upon reaching puberty.


- Utilizing greenery/plants/herbs/flowers in herbal and natural magick, such as creating blends of different plants or using primarily herbs in spellwork

- Also known as an astral title, a type of magick that is oriented around more spiritual work; astral travel/projection, lucid dreaming, spirit-work, healing, and out-of-body experiences are all practices included in this magick

- A type of magick derived from materials and abstract ideas involving the ocean and oceanic world. Sea/Ocean magick can be worked using seashells, sea weed, beach sand, ocean water, etc. and a sea witch might draw their energy from that of the sea!

- Magick that is worked by combining oneโ€™s energy with the energy of the weather, and most commonly rain. Weather witches will do things like collect rain/snow water, absorb the energy of a lightning storm, โ€œwhistle upโ€ or manipulate wind, predict the weather, etc.

- Magick that is worked specifically through โ€œkitchen craftโ€ such as herbal mixtures, brewing, baking, and cooking, and honors many aspects of the natural world: including herbs, crystals, fey, and the elements

- Magick that is worked by honoring/acknowledging the 4 or all 5 elements: Water, Earth, Air, Fire, and Spirit. Commonly an Elementalist will dedicate different areas of their altars to each element, call upon them during spells and rituals, and use symbols to represent each

- Specifically centered on the element of Water; water scrying, collecting sea/storm/snow/river/spring water, swimming/bath spells and other water-related actives, creating and using symbols associated with water

- Specifically centered on the element of Earth; grounding exercises, rock/soil collecting, strong appreciation of the natural world, creating and using symbols associated with earth

- Specifically centered on the element of Air; working with wind, using air-related tools (such as the wand), creating and using symbols associated with air

- Specifically centered on the element of Fire; Using anything fire-related (bonfires, candles, burning objects) in most spellwork, creating and using symbols associated with fire

- Much like a Green or Garden witch, those who work majorily with floral materials and flowers in their practice and in their spellwork! Their grimoire may be heavily associated with flowers rather than herbs, and likewise, one might use flower properties in spell or craft work.

- Magick that is worked with music, musical chimes, or rhythm! Humming/singing, clapping, singing chants during spells, playing instruments (even simple ones, like the triangle or bells), or even just simply playing music during spellwork, magick, or during energy exercises are a few common things a music witch might fancy

- (A variant of Green) Magick that is strongly tied to the animal kingdom, which includes a deep appreciation for all animals, and most often: usage of animal materials in spellwork. An animal witch will most likely be one who loves animals, a person who animals are immediently โ€œdrawnโ€ to, and those who appreciate the natural world. Some animal witches might also use bones, wings, feathers, fur, skin, scales, (etc). from deceased animals in their magick, if they choose to do so.

- One who works magick with / honors the moon and itโ€™s energy and phases. This type of witch is also one to favor casting magick during the night hours rather than during the day

- (A wider variant of lunar) Those who practice magick and correlate their beliefs in conjunction with the planets and stars! These witches may focus their magick with the properties of each planet, regularly read a horoscope or study astrology, and have a love of the stars and the night.

- Those who prefer to do magick through energy exercises and manipulation rather than with many physical tools or materials; using the enhanced power of the mind and the bodyโ€™s natural energies to bring about a magickal result or feeling. (Also may include aura work)

- Magick that is worked commonly with stones and crystals, such as during spellwork or for crystal healing techniques. This may also include chakra balance, crystal meditationโ€ฆ anything that uses crystals, really! A crystal witch may also have an extensive knowledge of stones, including how to identify them and using their properties.

๐Ÿ”ฎOkay, well, this has definitely been one hell of an article... and a long one too! If you have any questions or inquiries, please feel free to dm me!

๐Ÿ”ฎStay tuned for my next article about many more witchcraft/wiccan related things! XoXo ~ L