20 Signs That You Are A Real Witch! + Real Examples

20 Signs That You Are A Real Witch! + Real Examples

This is by no way meant to be a witch checklist. If there are things on this list that you don’t resonate with or feel I’ve missed, that doesn’t mean you aren’t a witch. There are different types of witches with different interests and skills.
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A common question I get asked is whether or not someone qualifies as a “real” witch. It can be a very hard question to answer as everyone’s journey is different. Some people come to the craft for a lifetime and some for a season.

Some of the things I share are true in my experience, others come from witches I have known over the years. I talk a lot more in the video about each point including some of my own experiences growing up so watch the video when you have a chance.

This is by no way meant to be a witch checklist. If there are things on this list that you don’t resonate with or feel I’ve missed, that doesn’t mean you aren’t a witch. There are different types of witches with different interests and skills. A lot of witches, for example, have a green thumb. While I somehow manage to kill succulents. I just can’t keep plants alive well.

However, the art of divination is something I’m very strong in and some other witches don’t feel drawn to that practice at all. We’re all different, and that’s ok.

One last thing before we get started. Sometimes when we were children, our natural inclinations shone through but as we developed into adulthood they dropped away. Some of the things on this list may feel familiar even if you aren’t practicing them now. That’s ok. Trust whatever you feel drawn to.

So let’s jump In!

20 Signs That You Are A Real Witch!

1. Energetic and Emotional Sensitivity

You identify as a sensitive person. You feel the environment you’re in, get a sixth sense about people and generally feel all the feelings. This is a superpower (even though sometimes it might not feel like it!)

2. Nature Treasure Hunter

You love to collect rocks, shells, feathers, leaves, and other natural treasures. You like to keep them in a special place or on your altar. If you did this as a child, you might not have known you were creating magical nature magic altar, but now you can see it for what it was.

3. Talk to the animals

You have a deep connection to nature. You love watching the seasons change. You prefer that flowers stay alive in the ground than in a vase. You adore animals and see the magic in every natural space. You might talk to animals and even the moon.

4. Early magical tendencies

You made potions and spells as a child. You used sand, rocks, twigs, leaves, flower petals, or anything you could find to make magical potions. The world around you was (and still is) full of magic. You pretended that you were magical and a witch (my gateway witch was Glinda from the Wizard of Oz.) Anytime you got a chance, you would play someone with magical powers. You’re still mourning that you didn’t get a letter to Hogwarts.

5. Fantastical beings

Anything with magic in it is immediately the best. You want to be a fairy (I do!), mermaid, and/or unicorn. You collect stories, trinkets, movies, and media that that includes magical beings – you need it all in your life.

6. Living thermostat

You’re able to change the mood and energy in a room by just being in it. If not kept in check, an off mood affects others around you in a negative way. Likewise, when you’re in a good mood, you lift everyone in the room with you. You can also feel other people’s energy levels and emotions.

7. Emotion whisperer

You know what other people are feeling without them saying anything. You know when someone needs a hug or if someone needs space and often intuitively act and respond without a single word.

8. Sweet dreams and beautiful nightmares

You dream a lot and tend to remember large portions of them. Your dreams (or parts of them) literally come true. The good, the bad and the ugly. You might dream of someone you haven’t thought about in ages and then they contact you the next day. You might even have a premonition about a pregnancy, death, or opportunity.



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9. Ancient Mystic

Mythology and ancient history have always fascinated you. You love learning about the gods and goddesses of ancient times.

10. Ritual lover

You create little rituals throughout your life. You have lucky days, numbers, pieces of clothing, or jewelry that you wear at all times or for specific reasons.

11. The Craft feels like home

When you started to read about paganism and witchcraft you felt like you had come home. Things began to click and you may have been doing a lot of the practices of a witch without the label.

12. The moon must be full

You knew it was a full moon without looking out your window or without tracking it because you were unable to sleep.

13. What the future holds

Divination arts fascinate you. You may have even read your friend’s palms or tea leaves as a kid. You might have created your own divination system. You see patterns in the clouds and in nature. Tarot cards, pendulums, and other oracles are must haves.


14. You’ve already seen

You remember the details of a past life. You experience déjà vu when you go somewhere new or with people that you meet for the first time.

15. This Is Halloween

Halloween decorations are all year round home decor (not just seasonal items). You get excited every year for Halloween collections. This was hard for me as a kid in Australia as we don’t celebrate Halloween like in North America but I’m making up for it now! The Nightmare Before Christmas is still one of my favorite movies of all time.

16. You’re a rebel, baby

You may not have felt like you ever fit in with any large organization or institution. You walked your own path and to the beat of your own drum.

17. Consulting with the Internet Oracle

You have Googled ‘Am I a witch?’ (which is a bit of a giveaway lol.) You’ve been looking for themes and wanting to see if they fit with how you’re feeling.

18. The call is coming from inside the house

You think of someone and they call or email you. You may even know who’s on the other line of a call before you pick up.

19. Love the shadow

Your shadow side has never been something that you ran away from. You may even have had an understanding and interest in death, darkness, and a lot of things others find morbid.

20. My Body, My Pleasure

You have a healthy understanding of sexuality and are free to be yourself in your skin. You never understood what is wrong with consensual sexual expression.

I hope this is something that you have found helpful or at least entertaining.

I would love to hear from you if any of this was also something you found to be true, or if you can think of any signs I have missed.

Stay magical.

Until Next week...

  • Jill Scoggins
    Posted at 10:32h, 31 March Reply

    Love it!!! I thing nearly all resonate with me. I didn’t just collect rocks and feathers and leaves as a kid. I also collected spiders and reptiles. My mom said the when she did my laundry she had a stick that she’d use to poke my pockets inside out as there could be something living there. Once she found 2 baby copperheads alive in the shorts I’d been wearing. More than once my co-workers have come in while I was having a conversation (my back turned to him) with Sherlock (my service dog for those that don’t know me). I’m only aware that they’ve entered the room because I hear the giggles. We had a ritual in my home to leave milk or bread with butter and sugar for the brownies in the home. I also collected dragons and fairies. Yeah. Magic has always been a part of my life.

  • Sue Finn
    Posted at 09:26h, 01 April Reply

    You had me at collecting rocks and feathers!, Moods in the room.. Dreams then seeing that person and event. Eek. It’s not a surprise anymore. I love masquerades and collect masks. And the sensuality awareness. Ohhlala!,

    • Ethony
      Posted at 12:09h, 06 April Reply

      I know! Just finding all the wonderful things nature has to offer. Thank you for sharing the things that resonated with you.

  • Sheia
    Posted at 17:15h, 01 April Reply

    Yes on all of them, including the feeling of being a few seconds ahead in a group of people at strange times! A couple more things that gave it away for me were people always wanting to tell me their life stories, even strangers, and even when I was a kid! And bugs and animals being abnormally drawn to me, and insects showing up to die near me. Kids and elderly, too, have always had a special connection with me and I with them. And of course, spirits and energetic beings showing up, and hearing music in specific places that no one else heard, which I later learned was the song of the land.

    I love your “You consulted the internet Oracle! If you googled ‘Am I a Witch, that’s pretty much a dead giveaway!” Haha

    And WORD on The Nightmare Before Christmas and all things Halloween!

  • Aedyn Brooks
    Posted at 17:41h, 01 April Reply

    Great video, Ethony!

    I’m new to understanding the witchy way, but it feels more like home than any other ritualistic organization/establishment. I know I have a lot to learn, and am very appreciative of The Awaken Soul Coven..

    I’ve always been an empath, and like you, can change the barometer of a room. I remember sitting in the sea of chairs at the DMV and the teenager sitting next to me bounced his knee like a jackhammer. It’s the first time I projected calm and it worked.

    I also love collecting things in nature and never cut flowers and bring them inside. The lovely family who owned the house before me were truly gifted. My yard blooms pretty much year round and every spring when the cycle begins I look forward to pulling into the driveway and seeing what decided to bloom that day.

    I’d love to understand the shadow more. I’ve always had a fascination with the afterlife and past lives. I died once and when I came back, it totally changed my point of view of westernized religion and caused riffs in my life with many of my “friends”. They keep telling me I’ll burn in hell—and I quote the Wicked Witch of the West, “Just you wait and see, my pretty.”

    As always, thank you for sharing your journey and Lulu-Hermoine-ness.

  • Kylie Videon
    Posted at 03:08h, 02 April Reply

    I am all of these as a xhild i was fascinted with all things magickal even though i didnt know they were. I always followed the moon, talked about death to my nanna. Read jy horoscopes. Knew who rang us and why, and dads home id often say 5 mins before he arrived

    • Ethony
      Posted at 11:41h, 06 April Reply

      I am glad you enjoyed this list. That is great you were so in touch, even as a child!

  • Chrystal
    Posted at 20:53h, 04 April Reply

    Almost every single point resonated me. I talk to animals and when I do I see them perk up. Like, “Did she just talk to me?” look. Most of my dreams and intuitions have been right, especially when I know something wasn’t right. I’ve seen things move while everyone I knew didn’t. When I walk into a any shop that has the witchy vibe or going to a psychic fair, I light up. I feel at home. I’ve experience a lot of dèjà vu with my past life and even something that could happen a day ago. I always played a witch, because deep down I know I’ve always been one. I know this is from what you experience, I trust your intuition. Thank you.

    • Ethony
      Posted at 11:48h, 06 April Reply

      I am happy to hear so much resonated with you! It is such a great feeling when you find those stores or places where you feel home and can just be yourself.

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