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Your Guide to Practicing Solitary Witchcraft While Staying Home

by Shawn Engel
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With the cautionary measures taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19, introverts and solitary witches alike are rejoicing in a surge of popularity in some of their practices. Staying at home has never been more talked about and there are a myriad of ways to practice magick while in your pajamas. First off, for those concerned, witchcraft is simply a form of spirituality that places intention at the utmost importance, so that everything the practitioner does is held with a magickal meaning. And a solitary witch is a practitioner who chooses to work their magick alone. Do like the witches do and follow some of these tips to put some mysticism in your WFH days.

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Grounding Techniques + Meditation

There’s no denying that anxiety is running high with the media frenzy, and one of the most imperative practices within witchcraft helps to combat this. Grounding is an essential 101 technique that places the practitioner in the present moment, taking you out of your head and into your body. By doing this, you are more likely to be successful in carrying out your intention, because you will be doing so from a focused place. One of the simplest ways to do this is to, from a standing position, begin to breathe deeply in and out, focusing on your breath. As you continue to sink into a meditative state, imagine roots growing from the soles of your feet and into the ground, twisting, turning, and anchoring your body into the center of the earth. Feel how you are physically connected with the ground, and then scan your body, working your way up from your toes all the way to the top of your head, passing over every part of your muscles. Practice this meditation whenever you feel anxious to bring you back down to earth.

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Find Your Deity

Another way to be a WFH witch is to practice honoring a deity of your choosing. {Or who chooses you!} It is said that within witchcraft, your guides, spirits, or deities will help to keep you safe from harm, guiding you divinely. If you are in tune with your intuition, you will be able to keep up with these tips and will forever be supported. To begin this journey, all you need is a willingness to do some research. There are a variety of pantheons to choose from, but the most popular are the Greek and Norse variety. Take some time at home to do a deep dive into the different energies of various gods and goddesses and see who fits your purpose. For example, if you love glamour and luxury, Venus is an excellent goddess to worship. For those with a darker inclination, Lillith or Hecate are powerful figures as well. Once you find your deity, spend time making them an altar and ask them for guidance in this trying time.

Work With the Elements

The elements in witchcraft are both natural and metaphysical. Being earth, air, water, fire, and spirit, these elements bring life into our surroundings. When we’re stuck inside our apartments, however, it’s not likely that we’ll be bathing in a spring or creating a bonfire anytime soon. However, there are many ways you can bring some of the elements into your home. Lighting a candle with intention or cooking a hot soup will invoke some passionate fire into your abode. Connecting with crystals or buying yourself some flowers will help bring in the grounding element of earth. Sparking up some incense, or even just opening up a window can bring in the mentally stimulating air element. And taking a meditative shower, bath, or washing your hands can embrace the cleansing element of water.

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Take a Healing Bath

Taking elemental work to the next level can certainly ease your anxiety. By running a bath and adding some intentional ingredients, you can be the center of your own magickal potion and really feel the rejuvenating calm that is solitary witchcraft. To your preferred temperature bath, add some Epsom salt not only for muscle relaxation but also for cleansing and purity. You can add in some lemons sliced in rounds for the same energetic properties. Sprigs of lavender will create a calm and relaxing vibration, and sprigs of rosemary will promote healing and optimism. Stay in your bath for as long as you like, making sure you practice deep breaths and meditation so your troubles will be washed away down the drain. Toss any remnants of your bath in the trash when you are done so as not to create a clog.

These are the simplest ways to infuse some magick into your life. Most of all, make sure you are practicing self-care amidst the panic!

What are some of your magickal tips? Share them with us in the comments!


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