10 FREE Witchcraft Practices For Those on a Budget
Whether you are struggling financially or just want to save some money, there are ways to practice witchcraft for FREE. People come to the craft and think they should buy all these sparkly tools and supplies, but that’s absolutely not true. I grew up in the craft as a teen using only items from nature and things I could already find in my house. And you can too! Here’s our 20 ways to practice witchcraft for FREE.
Ways to Practice FREE Witchcraft
There are so many ways to practice your craft that don’t require you to spend your last earned dollar. I’m sure you’ll be able to come up with a few on your own, but here’s some recommendations:
1. Foraging for Magical Supplies
Feel like a total ancient bad-ass forager and find your magical herbs, tools, and supplies outside! Learn what native plants are in your area. Harvest only what you need. But common natural items like acorns, pinecones, branches, stones, and seed pods are all FREE witchcraft tools!
2. Divination With Nature
Instead of buying an expensive collection of tarot cards, divination can be done outside for free. Learn and practice reading the clouds’ patterns, patterns in sand or rock, or even omens and signs brought by wildlife. Bird augury is one of my favorites and costs literally nothing!
3. Earthing and Grounding
Two easy and essential witchcraft practices that are also FREE are earthing and grounding. Earthing is simply walking outside barefoot and allowing your energy to meld with Mother Earth’s. Grounding is a simple meditation in which you visualize your root chakra flowing down into the earth and connecting with the earth in a beautiful, balancing way. Learn more about these practices here.
4. Connect With Land Spirits
One way to connect with the land where you live is to make a genius loci profile. This is where you mark off a page in your grimoire specifically to note the wildlife in your area, including animals, insects, plants, trees, and bodies of water. Once you are able to identify your genius loci, you’ll find yourself connected to the spirits of the land. FOR FREE.
5. Pray and Invoke
Praying to the Universe, your ancestors, or your gods costs literally nothing and can be done anywhere at any time. Invoking, as well. Plus it builds a relationship with our deities and makes us feel better!
6. Makeshift Altars and Biodegradable Offerings
This is a free witchcraft practice that’s also helpful for those who can’t have an altar at home – makeshift natural altars. Have a nearby forest you can escape to? Or even a large yard? Make an altar for your gods or familiars using the top of a stump, large rock, etc. Add biodegradable tools and offerings made of sticks, stones, leaves, feathers, flowers, and more! The thought and effort you put into this is just as appreciated by the gods as a fancy offering bought from a store!
7. Free Books
You don’t have to spend a ton of money on witchy and magical books. Borrow from the library or from a friend. If your library doesn’t have witchcraft books, check out other books that will be helpful to your craft including books on: mythology, folklore, gardening, herbalism, crystals, alternative healing modalities, etc. Also check out sacredtexts.org, where you can view hundreds of occult books for free!
Meditation is helpful for everyone to learn to relax, release, and re-connect. It’s also FREE. You can listen to guided meditations for free on YouTube or Spotify. Or simply go outside and watch the trees blowing in the wind. That’s meditation enough, trust me.
9. Magical Household Tools
Use what you have on-hand. Don’t buy a ton of magical tools if you don’t have the budget. The items you have in your house are free to you now, so use them! For example, your tea kettle makes magical tea. The tea itself has herbs and plant material, all of which have magical properties. Need something to use as an offering bowl? A bowl from your kitchen!
10. Dream Journaling
Our dreams aren’t just jumbled up thoughts and pictures from the day. They are a mirror of our souls, a portal to other worlds and a channel of communication between us and the gods/ancestors. Dreams are free! Record them in a plain notebook or journal (whatever you have). Review and analyze them to gain insight.