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Article: A beginners guide to Witchcraft

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A beginners guide to Witchcraft


Let's Look at Beginner's Witchcraft


Embarking on the journey into witchcraft can be an enriching and transformative experience. At our Metaphysical shop in Oceanside, California, we believe in empowering individuals to explore the realms of magic, energy work, and spirituality.

In this comprehensive guide, we'll delve into various fundamental aspects of witchcraft, providing you with a solid foundation to start your magical journey. The Wheel of the Year is a fundamental concept in modern witchcraft, reflecting the cyclical nature of life, death, and rebirth. It consists of eight Sabbats, marking the solstices, equinoxes, and the points in between.

Understanding these celebrations allows practitioners to align their energies with the natural cycles of the Earth. Astrology Astrology is an ancient system that examines the positions and movements of celestial bodies to gain insight into personal traits, tendencies, and life events. By studying your natal chart, you can uncover your strengths, weaknesses, and potential areas for growth. Additionally, astrology provides valuable guidance for timing spells and rituals to harness celestial energies effectively. Days of the Week Each day of the week is associated with specific planetary and energetic influences. For example, Tuesday is linked to Mars, a planet associated with courage and assertiveness. Incorporating this knowledge into your practice allows for more precise spellcasting and energy work. For instance, performing protection spells on a Tuesday may enhance their potency.

The Wheel of the Year is an annual cycle of  seasonal festivals that follow the ebb and flow of darkness and light over the course of a year. It is observed by a range of  modern pagans, marking the year's chief solar events (solstices and equinoxes) and the midpoints between them.

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Moon Phases


The Moon's phases have a profound impact on energy levels and magical workings. Understanding the Waxing, Full, Waning, and New Moon phases enables practitioners to align their intentions with the natural ebb and flow of energy. For instance, the Full Moon is an ideal time for manifestation and amplification of desires, while the Waning Moon is conducive to banishing and releasing.

Each phase of the moon have their own approximate duration for how long they stay in that phase. These can vary slightly from one lunar cycle to the next. 

  • The New Moon: about 3 days, during this phase, the moon is not visible from Earth.
  • The Waxing Crescent Moon: about 3 to 6 days.
  • The First Quarter Moon: about 7 days
  • The Waxing Gibbous Moon: about 7 to 10 days.
  • The Full Moon: about 3 days.
  • The Waning Gibbous: about 7 to 10 days
  • The Last Quarter Moon: about 7 days
  • Waning Crescent Moon: about 3 to 6 days


Herbalism is a cornerstone of magical practice, involving the use of plants for healing, ritual, and spellwork. Each herb possesses unique properties and correspondences, making them powerful tools in crafting potions, incenses, and spell blends. 

Practitioners utilize the medicinal properties of different parts of plants: including leaves, flowers, stems, roots, and seeds. These plant materials are often prepared as teas, tinctures, extracts, or poultices, and are used to promote healing. Understanding your herbs with spellwork is fundamental.

At our spiritual shop, we curate a wide range of high-quality herbs to support your magical endeavors into beginner's witchcraft.



In beginner's witchcraft, an important part of your journey will be getting to know your crystals. What they mean and how you use them.What Mother Earth offers holds a ton of energy. 

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Crystals are revered for their vibrational frequencies and metaphysical properties. They can be used to enhance energy work, meditation, and spellcraft. For example, amethyst is renowned for its calming and protective energies, while citrine is associated with abundance and prosperity. Integrating crystals into your practice amplifies your magical intentions. Working with Spirits, Guides, & Deities Connecting with spirits, guides, and deities is a deeply personal and spiritually enriching aspect of witchcraft. Whether through meditation, divination, or ritual, establishing relationships with these entities can provide guidance, protection, and wisdom. 

Set Your Intentions: Before working with crystals, it's helpful to set your intentions or goals. Crystals can be used for various purposes like healing, protection, manifestation, clarity, and more. Determine what you hope to achieve through your crystal practice, as this will guide you in choosing the right crystals for your needs. 

It's essential to approach this practice with respect and a sincere intention to learn and grow. 


Embarking on a path of witchcraft opens a world of possibilities for self-discovery, personal growth, and spiritual connection. At our Oceanside-based spiritual shop, we're dedicated to providing the tools and knowledge to support your magical journey. Remember, witchcraft is a dynamic and evolving practice, so trust your intuition and allow your path to unfold organically. Embrace the mysteries of the craft and let them illuminate your spiritual journey.

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