Witchcraft is ever-evolving, while still embracing and celebrating old traditions. Modern witchcraft and traditional witchcraft go hand in hand with each other.
As witches, we still use a lot of traditional magic, but we can be more open about it with the mundane.
Today, you can normally find a modern witch sitting underneath twisty trees, absorbing the earth and nature, snapping photos and rocking a black outfit... Well, maybe I'm just describing myself!
The amazing thing about witchcraft is that it's personal and individual to each person.
You don't have to wear black, have a candle addiction and a black cat to be a witch - but it might make your ex a little terrified that you'll put a curse on them! Win win, right?
Centuries ago, witchcraft was most commonly made up of wise-women. A wise-woman was a person who practised herbal healing in their community; they also always conveniently got the blame when something went wrong.
Today, being a witch is incredible because we aren't being burned or drowned, and because we can meet like-minded people on social media. Being a witch on Instagram is just fantastic; you can showcase your own individuality and share your magic with other witches. TikTok has also been a great platform for witches to interact with other witches, showing short clips of how to make a spell bottle and tips for a baby witch.
Social media has been the perfect tool for me, especially for getting through the pandemic.
Here’s a challenge for you lovely witches; gather some witchy items you hold dear, it could be a crystal or a tarot deck, or a spell jar, literally anything, and take a photo of it and in the description of the photo tell us the story behind the image. Where did you get the item, who did it belong to previously, did you find it somewhere?
Tag me @luna_wytches and Ellen, @witchesmagazine in the photo. We can't wait to find out more about your craft!