7 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!
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.
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 7 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!