8 Simple Ways to Make NEW Witch Friends Without Joining a Coven
The majority of witches in modern times are what we call solitary witches. This means we practice our craft alone. And most of us like it that way. No dogma. No rules. And there’s no one to tell us how to live our lives or how to practice our craft. BUT just because we prefer to practice alone doesn’t mean we don’t want to be alone all of the time. In fact, many of us look for kindred spirits – witch friends who share a love for magick and spirituality just like us. So without further adieu, here are 7 simple ways to make new witch friends!
What is a Witch Friend?
I think this question is pretty easy to answer. What is a witch friend, exactly? I consider a witch friend as a person of whom you befriend and develop a strong bond with who also happens to be a witch, pagan, healer, or some other kind of magical practitioner. They don’t have to call themselves a “witch” to still be a close friend to the witch. For example, I have a best friend who isn’t a witch but who is interested in spirituality and the supernatural. She might not cast spells and talk to gods, but she goes on ghost hunts with me, sacred trips to pagan sites, and is always there for me. As long as your friends are open to who you are as a person, that’s what matters in the long run.
But if you’re hoping to make friends who also call themselves witches or magic practitioners, here are a few ways to do that:
Ways to Make Witch Friends and Being Safe
A word to the wise: just because someone calls themselves a witch and even though you might meet them in an unassuming place, doesn’t mean they have your best interest at heart. I hate to say it, but there are bad people out there. And some hide under the guise of different religions in order to prey on the vulnerable or compassionate. Please, under no circumstances, allow your guard to be let down completely if you are seeing red flags…even with someone who claims to be a “witch friend”. If your intuition and your guides are telling you this person isn’t good, listen! That being said, I truly believe most people are good at heart and looking for friends.
1. Metaphysical Workshops
I’m not going to tell you to start searching for a coven to make new witch friends. You don’t need to join a coven to find witches of like mind. One great way to connect with magical witchy folks is to frequent local metaphysical shops – particularly, go to a metaphysical workshop or class. Most metaphysical shops offer classes on Reiki, crystals, meditation, tarot, and even things like candle magic, etc. Other shops that offer classes are hispanic botanicas, witch shops, and hoodoo shops. Google what’s closest to you and check it out!
2. Drum Circles
In most urban and suburban areas, people put on what’s called a drum circle. Seems like a super hippie-dippie thing to do, but hey, guess what? Lots of hippies are into magick and spirituality, and I know quite a few witches who go to drum circles on the regular. If you don’t meet new witch friends, you’ll at least get outside and have a groovy time! Google it or search for an event on FaceBook in your local area. Be aware there are some strange individuals who hang at drum circles…it just depends on your kind of strange!
3. Online Witch Friends
I know. I know. We are always warned against meeting people online. It’s dangerous. It’s weird, we hear. BUT I have to be honest, a couple of my closest witchy friends (of 10 years+) were met online. Obviously be careful when meeting someone from the internet. Don’t meet them in a private place. Always meet in public and it’s best to take another friend with you to weed out the weirdos. But the great thing about online witchy groups is that you find people who already share your interest in the craft and may be willing to make new witch friends, too!
4. Put Yourself Out There
The thing about making new witch friends is that you have to step out of your comfort zone. You have to put yourself out there, if just a little bit. If you never leave your house, how do you expect to make a new witch friend? If you never talk about magick or spirituality with anyone you meet, how will you ever know they are into the same things as you? I’m not saying to go screaming from the rooftops that you’re a witch looking for a bestie, but if someone’s talking about astrology, and they seem to have your vibe, why not engage them?
5. Events with Common Witchy Interests
Think about events that other witches might attend and go to them. Some examples include: concerts/music festivals, art conventions and fairs, psychic fairs, Celtic and Renaissance festivals, Yoga classes, herb walks, tree and plant fairs, etc. Again, you have to put yourself out there to meet new witches – just like with meeting anyone new.
6. New Witch Friend Spells
If you want to give your intention a little push in the right direction, in addition to trying the above, cast a new witch friend spell. The most effective new witch spells (in my opinion) involve candle magick and spell bags. Candle magick is powerful and puts your intent out into the universe quickly. BUT spell bags are helpful because you can carry them with you while attending events to draw a new friend to you. Be clear with your intention that you’re looking for a new witch friend who’s in it for the long haul, who will be a true and authentic friend, etc.
7. Ask Other Friends if They Have Witch Friends!
If all else fails, ask your friends if they know anyone who has similar interests to you. You’ll be surprised who they already know. And this way, your new witch friend will be someone your current friends already know, so you’ll have to do less creeper-screening. Usually. And hey, if you can’t find any new witchy friends, you always have us!
8. Friendship Spells
I’m not against casting spells to draw more friends to yourself. This is close to casting a love spell that “draws” people to you. Just make sure when you cast this friendship spell that you’re very specific what kind of witch friend you’d like to have in your life. If you don’t specify, you may draw the wrong kinds of people into your life and then have a hard time un-doing the spell. We are looking for new witch friends, not crazy clingers, right? So specify in your spell what kind of friend you’d like and that it be for the best of all involved.
Lois LuckovichOctober 7, 2022 at 6:22 pm
I found my closest witch friend at a pagan gathering and I’ve known her 8 years now
BeccaFebruary 12, 2021 at 10:19 am
I would love ‘witch’ friends, if you have experience to share and are ‘loyal’…..trustworthy, than I would so very much love to hear from you. email@example.com
Brenda Ann SinclairMarch 21, 2021 at 12:00 am
Hi Becca, I just found this article on line about witchy friends and id love to connect with u………I’m just looking for witchy friends to chat with and get to know…….I’m 61 but I’m not over the hill yet……lol…….if your interested in friends let me know if it would be ok to email u.
MelissaJune 9, 2021 at 8:11 pm
Hi Brenda Ann, I’m 50 and would love to chat a bit, to see if we might have any common ground.
CarlaJuly 3, 2021 at 8:24 pm
Hi Brenda I also would like to connect with other witches like me and hey I just turned 65 and also not over the hill lolc
DebbySeptember 1, 2021 at 6:02 pm
I just came across this article and saw your post. Can I ask did you connect with others on this format? I also would like to get to know others and am curious if you have found friends in this way. I am in my 50s and feel I am just starting to be who I am meant to be.
ReginaJanuary 16, 2022 at 1:26 am
Hey Brenda! I’m Regina and a stay at home mom of a 5 yr old. I am about to be 43 and so looking for some witchy friends! Just found this and so excited that I know now that, I’m not alone.
MelissaJune 9, 2021 at 8:29 pm
Hi there, Becca, I’m Melissa. I’ve been a solitary for a very long time and just recently became interested in having witch friends. I’ll email you this evening and see if maybe we have any common ground. Thanks. : )
LisaApril 8, 2022 at 6:57 pm
I’m from Massachusetts & new to the witchy world. If you live locally, I’d love to correspond possibly with you! I’m 57 & looking for witchy/Pagan friends.
AmberriaJanuary 24, 2021 at 5:44 am
Looking for witch friends over 35 where are they!!!
KatFebruary 7, 2021 at 4:17 pm
I’m one! 50-year-old witch looking for older witchy friends… if you or anyone else are still looking 🧙🏼♀️
Brenda Ann SinclairMarch 21, 2021 at 12:03 am
I’m older and looking for witchy friends if your still interested
MelissaJune 9, 2021 at 8:15 pm
Hi Kat! I’m 50 and interested in the possibility of making some witch friends too!
DebbySeptember 1, 2021 at 6:47 pm
Hi Kat, I am in my 50s and looking to connect with other like-minded friends.
MelissaJune 9, 2021 at 8:14 pm
Hi Amberria, I’m 50 and am interested in finding a few nice female witch friends too.
KirstyJuly 5, 2021 at 3:25 pm
👋hey I’m a 35 yr old eclectic witch I’d be happy to chat and make new witch friends
LauraJuly 2, 2020 at 12:59 pm
I am a new witch in my 30s looking to make friends. I’m drawn to green witchcraft but I expect I may sway towards eclectic witchcraft. Message me if you would like to chat: firstname.lastname@example.org
MelissaJune 9, 2021 at 8:33 pm
Hi there, Laura, I’m Melissa. I’ve been a solitary for a long time and just recently became interested in finally making a few witch friends. I will email you this evening and we can see if we have any common ground.
Thanks! : )
Illusium WitchMarch 26, 2020 at 10:05 am
Long shot, since it’s 2020, but if someone is up for chating with this witch (18 years old), here is my email: email@example.com
MeganMay 23, 2020 at 11:01 am
hi, do you still want someone to chat to? i’m a beginner witch so i’m trying to make friends 🙂
Althea SeleneJune 1, 2020 at 11:28 am
Hey, me too. I’d love to talk with another beginner.
Could we talk in instagram????
ViiunJune 4, 2020 at 7:26 am
Im a beginner too, looking for friends! 🙂
DeekshaJuly 16, 2020 at 2:44 pm
hey i beginner too plz connect me are you using FB/insta ?
JoanJanuary 2, 2020 at 2:12 pm
Hello. I am a woman in my thirties. When I was younger I was very in tune with the energies around me and I believe my mother was a practitioner. She died when I was young and I was forced into a strict Christian household where I was told I was evil and my mothers possessions trashed. I hid myself and am now finally trying to come out of my shell. I am blessed with a spouse who supports me as well as three beautiful children, but I would love a friend who doesn’t judge and possibly help guide me.
adminJanuary 3, 2020 at 2:19 pm
Look our group up on FaceBook, the otherworldly oracle group. We have lots of lovely witches and magical people there!
DaleApril 3, 2020 at 8:18 pm
Hello Joan, have you found the guidance you are looking for?
Ashely SparksAugust 14, 2020 at 10:36 pm
Hi, I was looking online for people to connect with. I found an article and saw your comment. This feels odd but I’m currently solo practicing. I’m seeking people to talk to that wont look at me like I’ve grown horns.
I’m 30, 31 in October. I don’t necessarily classify as wiccan or pagan. I call it spiritual. I am new, but have been drawn to things for years. My first tarot deck my foster mom found and threw away in 2006. It’s been years since I tried again. But I feel like I’m in a good spot in life to do me and what I want. I like candle magic, incense, essential oils, chants (affirmations), divination (runes and tarot) and I’m sure more the longer I explore.
I’m married, have 3 children and 2 cats. Sacrificing animals is a no go for me. I’m the type to prick my finger but I’m not about to cut myself for anyone or anything.
I know very, very little but I am learning.
I chose Theia and Odin as my guides. But during a snack round at 3am lilith skittered across my snack filled brain. Considering I wasnt reading or researching I saw that as a sign she wants to work with me.
I’d love to chat with people even if we don’t do the same things. Not even Christian’s are a like I’m their worship so I feel the same can be said for the craft on a spiritual journey.
AnonymousJanuary 4, 2021 at 2:52 pm
Hi. I’m in S.africa. where sr you. Yes. Started on my path many yrs ago
ReginaJanuary 16, 2022 at 1:33 am
Hey Joan, I can relate a lot to your story. My name is Regina and I would love to email/chat and see what other things, we might have in common. Also, if anyone else would like to connect, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Marissa TorresNovember 5, 2019 at 2:20 am
Hello, my name is Marissa. I currently am not a witch, but would love to learn about it more and how to start. I’ve always felt a connection. If anyone can help me out I would love to talk! email@example.com
ElvisJune 5, 2019 at 12:07 am
Dear readers, I am not a witch yet, but i really want to surround myself witches of male and female, will like us to commune and create a very powerful spell or ritual that will unlock and pave the way for ambitious and stand up men and women. that lucky charm straight for a green future. be free to write me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Eboni MorrisMay 28, 2019 at 9:01 pm
I want to make witch friends, but I am not a witch myself; at least I am not at this moment. I feel magical but haven’t practiced magic directly, but recently learned that much of what I was naturally doing could fall under witchcraft. But I also learned last year after spirit walking without trying that I had shamanic abilities to travels to realms with the guidance of helping spirits that I have had by my side for most my life (or came in during certain events and circumstances). I am still trying to understand the spiritual calling that I am being drawn to, the calling to heal myself, community, world and realms through a strong spiritual connection I am still trying to understand. I think like minded friends and community would help as I have been scared off at times by the strength of my meditations, accepting new senses and sensory experiences or in fear that I may not be grounded for deep trance work (I don’t intend of deep trances or some of my journeying it just happens during meditation). I have even unintentionally merged with some of my spirit animals and as much as I loved it and their messages I am beginning to feel that I need appropriate tethering and maybe some guidance.
NeiraOctober 23, 2019 at 10:53 pm
I myself am not a witch, I am 22 years old but ever since I was a young girl I was always seemed interested. I would love to learn how all of this works.
TiffanyMay 13, 2019 at 9:53 pm
I have been seeking a community of friendship forever. Just like-minded people who share faith. In my area, my faith and practices are frowned upon and I feel myself growing stagnant. I just recently lost someone I thought was a close friend, but she wore me down and became quite vicious. I am looking for people to chat with. I would like friends who share my beliefs. People who want to teach and learn, share knowledge, and just be 100% authentically yourself!
JanaeMay 24, 2019 at 6:11 pm
I would love to be friends, I just grew an interest in this faith and would love to talk to someone who knows some things about it already!
niyyaSeptember 9, 2019 at 11:32 pm
sure warning i’m a newbie but i have myself figured out and my spirituality and my religion not that it really applies to you just pls give me a chance if you’re willing to do most of the teaching. email@example.com<<<that is my email hmu pls
Anne CameronMay 8, 2019 at 11:17 pm
Any brother or sister needing to talk,chat or just vibe. I am a married, lone Wiccan practitioner or the craft for over 20 yrs and also looking for like minded people to talk with ONLY as friends. I can be reached at:– A_spirit_within@outlook.com.
Chat about anything from magic to besoms to herbs or gardening.
ChristinaMay 2, 2019 at 5:37 pm
I have always been a solo practitioner but it
Dose get lonely sometimes you crave that relationship with other like minded people but it is hard mo matter how popular the craft has become if you admit that you are a part of it you are locked at like a monster or whatever it’s hard if anyone is looking for friends I’m hear for my witchy sister’s
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
And we can chitchat marry meet marry part Blessed Be!
CamilleApril 20, 2019 at 9:17 pm
Being in a really good coven, one that has been around for over 40 years is truly a blessing. These people are like family. You really shouldn’t miss out on finding a coven of good like minded people who will teach, train and support you.
VictoireMay 5, 2019 at 8:20 pm
Hi Camille … It would be wonderful to hear from your sometime. You’re very fortunate to be surrounded by those who share your innermost beliefs. At this point I’m a solitary practitioner. I’ve tried to feel out my place .. hedge, green, kitchen, white … But I’m not feeling the fit in the box vibe. I simply follow my heart … revel in nature, be appreciative that I can see past the obvious into what’s really “there”, be kind and choose happiness.
LuisaApril 19, 2019 at 8:00 pm
Iam a witch that do spell and uses candles for all off my spell nice too meet u
ElvisJune 4, 2019 at 11:55 pm
hi Luisa, please can you permit me to contact you and to share some experience with you?
Anne HarbronApril 19, 2019 at 5:41 pm
Nice to meet you all. I am also a witch wanting to meet others like me x
Leisa Pinki Li MericleApril 19, 2019 at 7:06 am
I am interested in finding friends in witchcraft! I love to be learning from, I am an older woman, who had a grandmother who was a witch and who was also taught by Cherokee shaman. But I was not taught all the necessities before she died. I might as well be starting from a tray h !! Anyway!!! Seeking. Friend ship!!!!!
Kathy PeeysApril 19, 2019 at 1:32 pm
I am a witch that deals in candle magic. Nice to meet you.
EstherApril 18, 2019 at 10:21 pm
I have been trying to reach other Wiccans in my area it’s hard, years ago I was shamed and called evil for my beliefs and practices, I was outcast by my husband’s family and the people he worked with, to this day I don’t know how they found out, I have always practiced alone and in private I am not an atheist.
Eboni MorrisMay 28, 2019 at 8:38 pm
Esther, I am sorry that that was your experience.
Karen ClarkJune 5, 2019 at 7:56 pm
Hi Esther. I consider myself Christian, as I worship the Christian God. I have also been shamed and told that as a Christian I should not befriend Pagans nor participate in Pagan beliefs, which I think is nonsense. My Pagan friends have opened my eyes to so much more this world has to offer, and beyond. There are so many possibilities. Who’s to say who’s right or wrong? We’re all beautifully and perfectly created to be exactly who we are. I live in the South (part of the Bible Belt), and encounter MANY closed-minded folks, including family. Keep your heart pure, and send out love to those who have lost the ability to love others unconditionally. Happiness and blessings to you <3