Over the years, I have seen countless tests for newcomers to the craft that are generated to see if the individual has any natural traits that would indicate to them that they are a witch by nature. For most of us, there is just something magical about that round ball of light in the night sky. I can remember even as a child feeling such sensation to walk out into the darkness and feel the light of the full moon wash over me. Back then I would have never connected it with witchcraft, as growing up in the church, along with the image portrayed in books and television about the evils of witchery.
We as witches realize the powerful energies exerted on us by the moon. Science recognizes the same though in a purely explainable nature.
Anyway, for any of you who are new to the craft and are intrigued with some of the "witch tests" online or in books, here is one
that will give you something to consider.
What does the moon do for you?? What feelings go through you when you stand in her presence on a starry night??
In witchcraft, we have a practice, called "drawing down the Moon." For myself, it is absolutely the most powerful moment of
of the month. It is in that moment as I begin to speak:
"Heavenly Lady with bright starry gown, I stand in your presence, your light all around, pull on my heart my mind and my soul
as you pull on the seas, make my life whole. infuse now my magic at this midnight hour, Hail oh fair Lady of darkness and power
Come now to my circle I call unto thee, drawing thy life force now inside of me.."
And then with raised hands I stand silent and envision her filling me up. What an awesome experience. Some folks cry and dance and shout during this ritual.
For some, It's a time of great celebration , for some a quiet time of contemplation. For others, it may go by without notice, but one thing is certain: over the years I notice for the most part, there is something that connects the witches heart to that sphere in the sky, and that, my friend, is another article.
So think on these things my friend as you ponder, Am I a witch? What does the moon say about it?Read More