Is the practice of nature-based and earth oriented witchcraft, drawing on the folklore, folk religion and folk magic of ancient cultures as they connected to the forest; such as the tree worship of Druids, the kitchen craft of Italian witches or the keeping of sacred groves as presented in Gallic paganism.
Green witches usually practice a traditional form of witchcraft in which the earth, trees, herbs, plants and flowers are consulted for their medicinal and magical value. They will grow their own herbs or Wildcraft them, and are very good at making herbal remedies.
Belief in deities depends on the individual witch, though many Green witches acknowledge and earth mother or series of nature spirits as their deity. Usually, the spirits of nature, the dead (that of humans and animals) or the Fey have a large part in Green traditions
The Green Witch has a deep respect for the living of beings. They think about the animal tested cream, about the animal suffering for human’s food resource or transportation. Many of the Green Witch are vegan or vegetarian, or at least very thoughtful of what living beings are sacrificed so they can keep on living.
𝔚𝔦𝔱𝔠𝔥𝔢𝔰 𝔅𝔞𝔰𝔦𝔠𝔰: 𝔓𝔩𝔞𝔫𝔱𝔰
𝔏𝔞𝔳𝔢𝔫𝔡𝔢𝔯 – Peace, Purification Cleansing, Love, Clairvoyance
𝔗𝔥𝔶𝔪𝔢 – Affection, Clarity, Courage, Fidelity, Healing, Purification, Psychic Power
ℜ𝔬𝔰𝔢𝔪𝔞𝔯𝔶 – Banishing, Cleansing, Honesty, Memory, Protection, Purification, Fidelity, Happiness
𝔅𝔞𝔰𝔦𝔩 – Confidence, Love, Luck, Money, Protection, Warding, Purification, Prosperity
𝔙𝔢𝔯𝔳𝔞𝔦𝔫 – Dreams, Healing, Peace, Protection, Sleep, Wish
𝔐𝔦𝔫𝔱 – Healing, Love, Energy, Psychic Powers, Protection
𝔖𝔞𝔤𝔢 – Cleansing, Divination, Knowledge, Healing, Peace, Wisdom, Purification
𝔅𝔞𝔶 𝔏𝔢𝔞𝔣 – Beauty, Cleansing, Divination, Energy, Love, Luck, Purification
ℭ𝔥𝔞𝔪𝔬𝔪𝔦𝔩𝔢 – Anti-Stress, Happiness, Healing, Love, Money, Peace, Success
𝔏𝔢𝔪𝔬𝔫 𝔅𝔞𝔩𝔪 – Calm, Family, Healing, Relaxation, Success
The genius loci are the spirits of the land on the planet. This includes the spirits of the local trees, bushes, flowers, rivers, soil, stones, oceans, and wildlife.
A Green Witch’s practice revolves around plants and trees, create a green altar to honor the local land spirits, fairies, and elements. This can be a small shelf on a wall of the top of a large credenza. Choose objects that represent the elements: the cup of water for water element, a bowl of salt or stones for earth, candles for fire, and incense or feathers for air.
Add greenery from your favorite local trees and plants, for example, pine needles, acorns, evergreen boughs, flowers etc. Allow them to dry on the altar or replace it when you feel like it. You could also add photos or figurines of fairies and the Green Man.
One of the vital steps in learning how to become a green witch is learning how to work with Herbs. Start small with the herbs you decided to grow. Learn everything about those herbs that you can and then being using those herbs in your cooking and teas, and also in your magic. Then move on to learning the medicinal properties of herbs.
𝔗𝔥𝔢 𝔊𝔯𝔢𝔢𝔫 𝔐𝔞𝔫 & 𝔗𝔥𝔢 𝔖𝔦𝔡𝔥𝔢
Green Witches practice their craft outside and in nature, so its only natural to forge a connection with the Green Man and The Sidhe. The Green Man is the protector of the Forest. He is ancient and can be found in nearly every forest all over the world.
Give natural offerings to the Green Man on your forest walks and have a healthy respect for the wildness of the Green Man and the forest itself. Your connection with the earth and the genius loci will make it easy for you to connect with the fae, also known as the Sidhe.