Following the Craft encompasses many different skills and each witch chooses to follow her craft in a slightly different way. If you think back to your school days, very few people came out with the coveted A* in every subject. They had different strengths and weaknesses, people excelled in one thing and often failed spectacularly in another. Its the same with Witchcraft. One witch may have in depth herbal knowledge and everything she plants may flourish in abundance but she might not know one end of a wand from another. She also may not be all that interested in any part of the craft that doesn't involve her greenhouse. Just because you are a witch doesn't mean that you have to be involved in anything and everything that falls under the very broad umbrella of witchcraft. Some things appeal to some witches, some don't.
But there are a few very general types or specialisations that we can apply to witches and I will go through a few here. But be aware that most witches will be a blend of different skills and elements. There is no such thing as a typical witch.
The herbal or green witch will have herbs and plants as her main focus. She will have an extensive knowledge of herbs and an ability to grow difficult plants. A Wiccan witch will adhere to the Wiccan rede and seek to harm none in her workings. She will also likely believe in the threefold law that her magic will return to her three times strengthened. A solitary witch will often follow an eclectic path and not be constrained by a single tradition. She will practise alone rather than belong to a coven. A kitchen witch will often reject the formal use of specific tools set aside for magic and use whatever is at hand in her hearth. A hedge witch will be concerned with nature and will use what she can find in woods or meadows to bring magic to her work. A traditional witch will broadly follow the path of her ancestors, traditional witchcraft works with a balance of light and dark and is likely as comfortable with hexing as she is with healing. A psychic witch will be interested in divination and use tarot the runes and different scrying methods to help her gain a perspectibe on the future. A religious witch will invoke the Gods (either multiple from a specific or blend of pantheons) or simply invite the God and Goddess to oversee her rituals. A non religious witch may invoke the elements of air, earth, water and fire or call upon her deceased ancestors for assistance. Most witches will involve themselves in magic to some degree or other.
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