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Love yourself, warts and all.

Discover the charm and good fortune of black cats. Or any cats. Or any animal companions. Find your familiar and treat him or her like gold.

Create your own rituals based on what you personally find meaningful.

Go barefoot as often as you can in summer, crunch in the leaves in autumn,wear socks inscribed with secret sigils inside your boots in winter, and tuck small blooms of clover into your shoes in spring.

Wear all black. Or all purple. Or all green. Become known as someone who shamelessly celebrates what makes you happy, without giving a hoot about what others think.

Celebrate seasonal holidays: Samhain, Yule, Imbolc, Ostara, Beltane, Midsummer, Lammas, Mabon.

Choose your specialty based on what you love. Cooking? Kitchen Witch. Gardening? Green Witch. A little of everything? Eclectic Witch.

But also don’t be afraid to learn new skills. Study foraging until you can pick berries on your woodland walk and eat them without a moment of hesitation. Learn what herbs can soothe bad dreams and which help a cough.

Celebrate the spells of everyday mornings. Everything from putting on your makeup to slipping a meaningful ring on each finger can be infused with intention and magic if you want it to be.

Adopt the habit of paying attention to when the moon is full, waxing, waning. See how it affects you and the way your magic works.

Read a witchy book. The aesthetic is enticing, sure, but the satisfaction that comes with learning the history and craft is far more satisfying.

Wear your finest dress to dinner with a friend. Use your best china. Life doesn’t have enough rituals, so a smart witch knows to make a ritual out of life.


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Grace Nuth is a writer, artist, and model living in central Ohio with her husband, black cat, and a garden full of fairies. She also co-wrote The Faerie Handbook, out in November 2017 from Harper Design. To follow her projects, please visit gracenuth.com.