Maybe you’re here because you’re wondering “am I a witch?” If these thoughts are going through your head, there’s a good chance you are already one. The first step is to proclaim it. But keep this in mind – being a witch is a lifelong journey of learning and self-growth. It’s not a quick fix to life’s problems. It’s not easy and it IS work. But if you’re a witch, you’re a witch. And the work involved in learning witchcraft will be fun and fulfilling. Without further adieu, here’s our 35 signs you’re a witch!
If you’re truly a witch at heart and in your soul, you’ll most likely tick off more than one of these signs. More than likely, you’ll tick off nearly every one of them! But never fear. Even if you feel these signs you’re a witch don’t fit you, witchcraft can still be learned. It just takes dedication. Refer to the links at the end of this article for steps to start learning the craft.
Almost every witch will tell you they feel an undeniable urge to be in nature. They feel most comfortable when they’re outside. Whether at the beach, in a forest, or in their own garden, witches are drawn to nature like nature is drawn to them. Maybe as a child, your favorite place was the woods. Or a hidden creek. Maybe the local cemetery with its old, twisted trees and quiet breeze drew you to be outside. This is probably the strongest sign you’re a witch.
Speaking of nature, are you a natural animal person? Do dogs and cats and other domestic pets seem to love you more than others? Maybe you’ve even felt you could communicate with animals or feel their pain. This is another BIG sign you’re a witch. In years past, I’ve even had the ability to telepathically “call” wild animals to me. I would think, “I really want to see a moose when I go to Colorado”. And then BOOM, the first day I step foot in Colorado, I see a moose. The same thing happened when I wanted to see a snowy fox. Perhaps it even seems you have an affinity for sick or injured animals. Do animals seem to come to you for help?
On another end of the spectrum, if you’re wondering “am I a witch?” ask yourself instead “are people drawn to me?” Do you have random strangers tell you their personal problems? Are lost children wont to come to you for help in finding their parents? It’s typical that a witch attracts people who need healing and need help in other ways. Why? Because witches feel deeply for those in need. We feel a deep compassion and that compassion radiates vibes to others. Sometimes we might even be like a flame to moths…attracting toxic people with whom we must eventually cut the cords.
Another big sign of being a witch is being drawn to the paranormal. This means you had or have a desire to learn about or experience ghosts, aliens, cryptids, demons, and other paranormal beings. Maybe as a child you found ghost stories thrilling. Maybe as an adult you’re part of a paranormal investigations team or are addicted to the ghost hunter shows on TV. Witches are drawn to the paranormal because we have a foot in this world and a foot in the spirit world. So, naturally, we want to learn more and know more about spirits of all kinds.
The “occult” means things that are hidden. Topics that are out of the realm of society’s “norms”. As a child or teenager, you might have tried out the Ouija board. Maybe now you want to learn how to read tarot cards or how to heal with crystals. You attend psychic fairs and find yourself enthusiastic about the occult in general. If this is you, you might be a witch.
Adding onto a witch’s interest in the paranormal, a witch also typically has at least a dozen supernatural experiences in his or her life. These experiences begin as a child and continue into adulthood, especially if the witch believes and is connected to the spirit realm. Supernatural experiences are anything from seeing or hearing ghosts to “time travel” (losing hours of time with no explanation), seeing auras around people or things, encounters with extraterrestrials, and being visited by the deceased or angels.
Most witches I’ve known are avid dreamers. Either they have vivid dreams dating back to their childhood or they are lucid dreamers. This means you are conscious in some of your dreams. Often witches are natural lucid dreamers and sometimes even astral projectors. If you’ve had lots of flying dreams since childhood OR if you “dreamwalk” into other peoples’ dreams, this is one of the signs you’re a witch.
You didn’t “fit in” in school. You were the oddball or even an outcast. Maybe you were bullied for being weird. You’re probably still weird. Don’t fight it! This is another big sign you’re a witch. Witches have long been the quirky “odd” people in the crowd. They don’t care to fit in, though. Witches care more about learning, experiencing, healing and growing than they do about fitting into society’s “norms”. So embrace your weirdness!
People that are followers, that go along with what society tells them, aren’t typically witches. I’ve found that the wisest people on this planet are questioners. They question everything. Since the time I was a child, I was always asking “why”? Why did God make mosquitos? Why did God make the Devil if he is all powerful and all knowing? I often got in trouble for my many questions mainly because I stumped adults. As an adult, I still ask questions. I want to know the why behind everything. It helps me understand and learn. And it’s a quality of a witch.
Has anyone ever told you you are an “old soul”? Maybe you’ve always been wise beyond your years. Yet, even in feeling like you’ve been on earth many times, you still feel young at heart. This is a common sign you’re a witch. You make wise decisions and “know” things. But you’ll also go play in a puddle with the kiddos, make mud pies, or skip through a field of flowers. Witches are old in soul but young at heart.
Since I was little, I was drawn to the time periods of the past. The Victorian era and the Wild West, the 1930s, 1950s, and 1970s. I loved the home interior designs, the clothing, the music, and everything about these past decades. Witches are drawn to the past because most of us have lived many lives. We remember those lives in our souls and are therefore attracted to things from those lives. Are you a fan of vintage clothing? Old movies? Old houses? You might be a witch…
Part of the reason you’ve been considered “odd” is your attraction to taboo subjects. Witches love learning about the things that are “off-limits” to the rest of society, because these things are usually important for us to understand. Maybe you’ve always been curious about death including going to cemeteries, enjoying a good horror movie, or even true crime films. Or perhaps you’re attracted to the “naughty” things in life that others shy away from. Taboo subjects only became taboo when the Church rose to power and sought to control the population…keeping them away from their true primal selves.
You believe in natural healing methods like herbs, exercise, nutrition, acupuncture, etc. Now, this doesn’t mean you’re against western medicine (necessarily), but just that you believe in the healing power of Mother Earth. Witches have been healing with natural methods since time immemorial…healing means identifying the cause of an issue and fixing it. Not just treating the symptoms and masking it.
Have you ever felt homesick but don’t know why? There’s a longing in your soul to “go home”, but you’re not quite sure where that is? This is a big sign of being a witch because witches feel pulled to the Otherworld. OR to a place where they lived in a past life. Some even feel pulled to go home to the stars…a sign that you’re also a starseed. Read more about starseed signs here.
Sometimes our bodies will give us signs of being a witch. These signs include marks on our palms, eyes that people say look “wise”, birthmarks in symbolic shapes and more! Read more about the physical characteristics of a witch here. Read about classical witch marks here. Some of our past life marks follow us into each incarnation. And most witches have lived multiple lives…so….
Ever had a random image or scene play in your mind? And at the time it happened you had no idea what it meant? Or maybe you did. But either way, you have visions of things that have either happened in the past or will happen in the future. This is a sign you’re a witch and have claircognizant and/or clairvoyant abilities. I believe everyone is born with abilities, it’s just that disbelief makes us forget. Witches don’t forget and are often in-tune with the earth and energies around them.
To elaborate on being a dreamer, you might have had prophetic dreams. Or have them often. These are dreams that foretell the future. Sometimes they’re not so fun. Sometimes they’re good. Either way, you’re tapping into the spirit world and being shown events to come during your dream time.
You were told as a child “you’re too sensitive”. And as an adult, it seems you can actually feel other peoples’ emotions. Sometimes you feel their pain, physically or emotionally. This goes beyond sympathy and compassion, it goes into the realm of empathy. You may be clairsentient (clear-feeling) and/or an empath. Many witches are empaths and clairsentients.
You hear voices. Sometimes they’re inaudible, sometimes they are clear as a bell. But they are not side effects of a psychological illness…they are manifestations of your clairaudient abilities (clear-hearing). This means you hear spirits, angels, elementals, and you might even hear people’s thoughts. (Side note: if you are hearing voices and they are menacing and you’ve never been evaluated by a psychologist, please do so.)
Along the same lines as clairvoyance, clairsentience, and clairaudience, if you get whiffs of “phantom” scents, you might be a witch. A phantom scent is an aroma that seems to come out of nowhere. And it can’t be explained by logical reasoning. For example, when my mother and I visited Savannah, GA, we walked by an old historic part and smelled a horse stable. We both said it at the same time and looked around. There were no horses, no farms, no hay, nothing. We literally smelled the past! Horses were once kept in that area hundreds of years ago.
Another aspect of dreaming for witches is being visited by people in our dreams. Sometimes people who are still alive visit us, or we visit them. OR we have visits from ancestors or passed loved ones. Yet more proof witches are connected with the spirit world and astral plane.
Have you ever felt like you were paralyzed in bed? You woke up and might’ve seen spirits, monsters, etc. around you or holding you down? This is called sleep paralysis and is experienced by people who are connected to the spirit realm AND are natural astral travellers. If you’re still wondering, “am I a Witch” and you experience this plus other signs, you probably are, my friend!
I grew up in a small town with evangelical Christians all around me, so I didn’t have a lot of exposure to the occult. HOWEVER, whenever there were horoscopes in the paper, I’d eat them up! I also remember giong to a local Chinese restaurant to eat and they had the Chinese Zodiac animals on the placemats. Something about astrology really pulled me in. Witches have been gazing at the sky, stars, and constellations since ancient times and still do!
While there are witches in every religion, a sign of being a witch is being curious of other religions outside of your own. Particularly esoteric or ancient religions like Hinduism, Buddhism, paganism, etc. If you took World Religions in school, you might have felt a strong interest in religions outside of the Abrahamic umbrella (Islam, Christianity, and Judaism). Witches have a curiosity about older religions because many of the older religions were once more accepting of wise men and women than the newer religions (i.e. the Church and the Witch Trials in the Dark Ages.) In addition, older religions are more prone to acknowledging the sacred feminine and (sometimes) being less dogmatic.
Have you ever been somewhere for the first time but felt you’d been there before? Or maybe you’ve had a conversation with someone and swore you’d had that same conversation before. Deja vu is common among witches and falls under the realm of precognition or potentially past or parallel lives.
That gut feeling that tells you not to get in the car and then the car crashes that night. That’s your intuition talking. Always listen to it. It WON’T fail you. A sign you’re a witch is having that strong intuition that has saved you or others in multiple situations. This is beyond claircognizance and clairvoyance, this is our connection to our primal instincts.
You look up into the sky on a daily basis. You marvel at the beauty of swaying trees or tiny budding flowers. Yet everyone around you stares blankly at the road in front of them. They seem to be on a hamster wheel of life, while you’re over here smelling the roses. Witches see the beauty in places, things, and in people when everyone else around them doesn’t. It’s because we know the earth is magical. And WE are magical.
Many witches have the ability to shift consciousness at will…and sometimes without realizing. Achieving an alpha state (or relaxed shifted state) is sometimes easier for witches because we have one foot in this world and one foot in the spirit world. We are naturally able to cross that line or “lift the veil”, which comes along with altered states of consciousness. Ever found yourself in a heavy relaxed state while everyone around you was hyper or attentive? You might be a witch if you can enter a deep relaxation or altered state of consciousness easier than others. Kind of like a cat. 😉
I know many witches who worship the moon. They do their magick by moon phases and really resonate with all things lunar. For me, I’m a solar witch. I NEED the sun to make me feel energized, whole and happy. If you feel connected to the moon, sun, and the stars you might be a witch.
Some witches notice they are more severely affected by toxins than others. I believe this is because as we vibrate at higher frequencies, connect to the divine and to the earth, the negative things that are of lower vibrations no longer “jive” with our bodies. This means eating processed foods filled with chemicals, smoking cigarettes or vape pens, drinking alcohol, recreational drugs, etc. might all feel WAY worse to you than they used to. Or worse to you than other people around you. This means it’s time to give it up and vibe higher!
Since the pandemic, I have noticed anytime I go out in public, I get lightheaded or dizzy. It seems like I’m being overstimulated or having an overload of sensory input. But then, after I leave, I get a headache almost immediately. The energy of certain places and coming from certain people is just too much for me anymore. I’m going to have to re-train myself how to effectively shield and not absorb energy from others. If this is you too, you might be a witch.
I have an insatiable appetite for history, archaeology, and all things from the ancient to Medieval past. I’ve always had a love for history, even as a child. History was my favorite class (next to English, because, well…I’m a writer.) If you enjoy reading history books about the Witch Trials, pagan cultures of the past, Greek mythology, etc. etc. this is a sign you’re a witch. In addition, if you’ve gotten your degree in history, archaeology or anthropology, you might be a witch. One of my besties, who is also a witch, has her degree in anthropology. Shout out to you, girl!
One of the first ways I knew I wanted to be a witch was because I loved witch and fantasy movies so much as a child. My favorites were Hocus Pocus, The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe, The Lord of the Rings, The Craft and Practical Magic. I couldn’t get enough of fantasy, especially when it involved or featured witches as the main characters. If you found yourself wanting to be Winifred Sanderson or Sally Owens, you’re one of many witches.
Continuing our fantasy and mythical themes, if you’re a witch you might have always been interested in mythical creatures. Dragons, mermaids, unicorns and fairies are just a few. Maybe you had dragon figurines in your room or you loved playing a fairy board game as a child. Maybe as an adult you’re obsessed with mermaids. This is a common witch trait! Witches work in the magic realms…and often these “mythical” creatures are very real in other spiritual realms.
Did anyone ever tell you your head was in the clouds? Or that you day dream too much? Again another sign of being a witch because you have the ability to enter other states of consciousness. Having a vivid imagination is a great trait to have – it means you can visualize things easier and then they manifest easier! The mind is a powerful thing.
Remember that time you really needed money to pay your bills but you didn’t know where it was going to come from? Then you remembered your old friend owed you a couple hundred bucks but hadn’t paid you back? A week later, you find a check from your old friend in the mail. Whoa! How did you do that? Witches think and manifest.
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