Could I Be a Witch? 16 Telltale PHYSICAL Signs of Being a Witch
You’re wondering “could I be a witch?” While people say there are no physical signs of being a witch, I beg to differ. Our physical DNA carries memories of our past lives, whether passed down through ancestral bloodline or personal karmic memory. Keep in mind, witches come in all genders, shapes, sizes, cultures, and more! Witches don’t always look like the Owens Sisters from Practical Magic or Sanderson Sisters from Hocus Pocus. You may have one or all of these traits and be a magical, otherworldly person. More than one trait doesn’t mean you’re more magical than the next person. BUT just for fun, here are the most common witch birthmarks today.
Physical Characteristics of Witches Today
1. Old Soul Eyes and/or Large Eyes
The eyes are the windows to the soul, so the old saying goes. Every witch will have one of two types of eyes (if not both): deep “old soul” eyes and/or large, penetrating eyes. Witches reincarnate often, which means most witches are “old souls” dating back centuries (sometimes thousands of years). Look a witch in the eyes and you will get sucked in. You can literally see their wisdom by looking into their eyes.
Many witches also have large, penetrating eyes that are almost alien-like. This is because many modern-day witches are indigo and crystal children. Others are even starseeds – souls that have incarnated here from other dimensions and star systems. The deep or large eyes are the most popular of the physical signs of being a witch. Every witch will have one or the other eye characteristics (if not both).
2. Special Witch Birthmarks and Moles
During the Witch Trials in Europe and Colonial America, accused witches were searched for “witch marks” which were birthmarks or extra nipples. These witch marks were where the witches suckled their familiar spirits, according to the witch hunters. HOWEVER, actual witch marks are birthmarks or moles of unusual shapes that tell a story of a witch’s past life. Take a look at that red or blue birthmark and divine a symbol or pattern. This mark from a past life was given to you as part of initiation or potentially in torture after being accused or executed as a witch. Witch birthmarks also show shapes of countries, sigils, and ancient alphabets.
3. Palm Signs
Your hands tell your life’s story. Have you ever looked at the lines on your palms and finger-pads? There are telltale physical signs of being a witch on your palms, so look at them carefully! Three or more vertical lines just under the pinky fingers on the palm of the hand are known as the Samaritan sign (a.k.a. the healer sign). Witches have the ability to heal, and so many witches carry this palm sign. A cross in the middle of the index finger (called the Mystic’s Cross) is indicative of clairvoyance (the ability to “see” clearly), which is a psychic ability that many witches possess. A small circle on your palm underneath the ring and middle fingers indicates strong intuition. A circle on the bottom palm, opposite your thumb, also indicates clairvoyance. ALL are indicative of a natural witch.
YES, this may seem “cliche” but hear me out. Tattoos have ancient origins. In ancient Celtic culture, tattoos were marks of royalty, lineage, occupation, and map to the otherworld. Two five-thousand-year-old ancient Egyptian mummies were unearthed and found with tattoos on their skin. The woman’s tattoos are thought to signify her magical knowledge and abilities. Yet another Egyptian female mummy named Amunet has tattoos that signified her status as a high priestess. The point is, if you have tattoos with deep meanings you are emulating a past life tradition that was once widespread over the ancient world. Tattoos are amulets and talismans to a witch. They are our ticket to the Otherworld and signify devotion to particular deities.
While not a clear physical sign of being a witch, clumsiness fall in the realm of magical characteristics. Why? First, because witches spend half their time with one foot in this world and one in the next, making them more likely to be “flighty” or have their “head in the clouds” in this life. This leads to clumsiness. Trip over your own feet a lot? Drop things constantly? Is this because your head and soul are elsewhere from your body? A sure sign of being a witch! Not everyone is as graceful as a ballerina, and in this case, that’s a good thing! It could also be because witches are often high in their head chakras, connected to the spirit world. Grounding techniques help re-root us to the Mother Earth and relieve some of our clumsy tendencies.
6. “Praying” Knees
Again, something that perhaps carried over from a past life, “praying knees” are an abnormality in the bone structure or skin over your knees. Do you knees always looked bruised or beat up with no known reason? You were a priest, priestess, or religious devotee in a past life. Witches lived many past lives in religious and spiritual positions. They can’t help but seek out the other realms and divinity in each incarnation in one way or another. OR if you have bruised, busted knees now because of gardening or kneeling for ritual, then this should go without explaining!
7. Body Temperature
Often, a witch’s body temperature may be different from the layperson. Either an abnormally low body temperature or the witch has the ability to increase his or her body temperature. This physical characteristic doesn’t happen because of an illness (if you’re unsure, please see a health care provider!) but is due to otherworldly reasons. Consistently low body temperature in witches is may be attributed to starseed origins. A starseed is a person who’s soul has incarnated on other planets before this life. Funny enough, many starseeds are drawn to magick and witchcraft.
In Tom Cowan’s Book Fire in the Head, he states shamans have had the ability to increase their body temperature for centuries. There’s documentation of this amazing gift. Have you ever had someone say you’re a furnace? This is because you have divine energy naturally running through you. Reiki practitioners also have the ability to project warmth from their hands and feet.
8. It’s In Your Veins
The veins in your hands often tell a story. Have you ever looked at your veins and noticed they form symbols or patterns? My veins in my left hand clearly resemble the rune Algiz, and when I’m really hydrated, they look like the Mother Goddess with her arms raised to the sky. Other witches I’ve met also have symbols in the patterns of their veins. Sort of like your veins are a physical manifestation of what’s in your soul. (You know, DNA and all).
9. You Look Younger Than Your Age
Have you had people mistake you for being younger than your actual age? Are you in your thirties or forties and still get carded for alcohol? Because of the vitality running through our chakras and bodies, witches often look youthful. So when someone asks you how do you have such healthy skin and look so young? You tell them you bathe in the blood of your enemies (just kidding). It’s because true beauty comes from the inside and radiates outward.
10. Wild, Untamed Hair
In ancient times, many of our ancestors’ tribes believed having long hair was a source of power. Both men and women in certain cultures kept their hair long as it was linked to having clairvoyance, being connected to the spirit world, and also linked to strength. The story of Samson and Delilah in the bible reflect this belief. I’ve known many witches who have naturally leaned to keeping their hair long and untamed. I believe this is an inherent custom they’ve carried over from past lives. So if you always preferred keeping your hair long, wild or untamed, this is another physical characteristic of being a witch. (Does every witch have long hair? No, but this is a common trait.)
11. Born With a Caul
Babies born with a caul have long been considered to have special abilities and natural born witches. The “caul” is a portion of the amniotic sac that’s still around the baby’s head upon birth. It is rather rare. In some European communities, being born with a caul actually meant the opposite of witchcraft – it meant the baby would have the abilities to ward off witches. And ensured fertility over the land which meant the village people were prosperous. Interestingly, and conversely, a baby born with a caul in Romania was thought likely to become a type of vampire.
12. Born With a Tail
Being born with a tail is another physical characteristic of a witch. While this isn’t typical, it does happen and in the old days people believed these babies were from the Otherworld. These babies with tails were considered changelings – fairy babies exchanged for human babies. In modern times, if you’re born with a tail, the witchcraft community believes you are of elemental origin. Which isn’t a bad thing at all. And links you inextricably to the Earth, the Otherworld, and witchcraft. In India, children born with tails are sometimes believed to be an incarnation of a monkey god.
13. Red Hair
In Scotland and Ireland, especially in centuries past, it was believed if you had red hair you were a witch or one of the sidhe (fairy folk). We aren’t quite sure why they believed this, but it looks like other cultures may have found red haired individuals alarming or suspicious too. Perhaps it’s because red hair is a rarity or because it reminded folks of fire. And fire, to early Christians, meant Hell and association with the Devil. To me, red hair is beautiful and a trait to be celebrated.
14. Extra Digit or Nipple
In some cultures, particularly during the Witch Trials in Europe, if someone was accused of witchcraft and they were found to have an extra digit (finger or toe) OR an extra “nipple”, they could very well be a witch. I believe that anything or anyone who was different, or anyone who had a deformity of any kind, was looked down upon and folks lumped them into the “worst” of society. Which at that time was the witch. Again, there is NOTHING WRONG with having an extra finger, toe, or nipple (or any other physical deformity for that matter). But if you do have one, you have the PROUD claim of the witch’s mark!
Witches tend to have hypersensitivities to certain things. That might manifest in the form of allergies…maybe you’re allergic to things most people aren’t allergic to. Typically the allergies are towards things that are manmade or contain chemicals: alcohol, latex, cigarette smoke, tampons/pads, certain fabrics, etc.
In addition, you may be ultra-sensitive to sounds, lights, tastes and textures of foods, aromas, and even sensations on your skin like fabric, shoes, etc. NOW, keep in mind, there is something called sensory processing disorder which is a symptom and/or diagnosis that goes along with neurodivergent conditions. BUT I’ve found that many witches also either have this diagnosis or are sensitive anyway.
16. Hag Hands
If you’re asking yourself, could I be a witch and you have also been told you have witch hands your entire life, the answer could very well be YES you are. Witch hands, or what I like to call hag hands, are a particular shape of hands and fingers. If you have hag hands, your palm and back of your hand will be long and thin, and your fingers will also be long and thin. You will see the bones in the back of your hand and your fingers will also look bony. The skin will be tight and wrinkly, as well. They say eyes are the window to one’s soul, and palms tell the person’s fate. But guess what? Palm readers actually analyze and intuit the individual’s hand and finger shape too!
Now you’re really wondering, could I be a witch based on these physical characteristics?
The easy answer is, absolutely! But typically there are mental and spiritual signs to back up the physical ones. For example, you have an undying love for nature, seek out alternative healing methods, are drawn to metaphysics (crystals, herbs, angels, etc), astral project naturally, are empathic, see or sense spirits, rebel against the “norms” of society, etc. Read our 35+ signs you’re a witch in your heart and soul to find out more signs!
Some witches claim it is their religion, while others say it is simply a magical practice. Fortunately for those with physical signs of being a witch, there aren’t as many witch hunters around tracking you down! Even if there were, they wouldn’t be looking at REAL witch birthmarks, they’d be looking for ridiculous notions like red hair, extra fingers, and physical abnormalities.