Photo of a woman (a witch) sitting in the forest with many books swirling around her, indicating that she has many choices about what she can learn about Witchcraft.

19 Types of Witchcraft: ‘Which Witch’ Are You?

  1. Joseph Honea says:

    Definitely Energy Witch, Elemental Witch is there but not developed, Same with the Nature Witch. Nice to know I now have a few names.

    • Fiona Duncan says:

      Hi Joe,

      I think that is why Eclectic Witchcraft calls to you. In this path you are free to pull in any parts of any practices and paths that resonate with you. There are no limitations or biases in the Eclectic path. What is it about Elemental and Nature Witchcraft that interests you? You’ll be learning about the Elements and Natural Witchcraft in Lesson 4 of your Way of the Witch program which will help you to better understand these energies and how to work with them in your own way. 🙂

    • seer seekin says:

      I am a solo witch that has a hereditary and traditional background. But I’m a earth bound nature loving witch who has no set paths or flavors.


      • Fiona Duncan says:

        And that’s a beautiful way to be! You are free and roll with whatever calls you. Practicing totally intuitively is a truly authentic way to practice your craft–no labels required! 🙂

  2. Jean Louis says:

    Hi Fiona

    I am drawn to Secular, Cosmic, and Energy with Elemental and Crystal close behind.
    I am not interested in Deities, angels, spirit guides, etc.

    Thank you

    • Fiona Duncan says:

      Hi Jean,

      Cosmic and energy are both my main practices as well. The beauty of the Eclectic Path is every Witch is free to choose their own paths and practices, which makes it the most authentic of all the wc paths. This authenticy is what makes it so powerful to the individual Witch.

      I see you started following us on Instagram a few days ago. Thank you! I checked out your page and started following you as well. Your artwork is beautiful!

  3. Realm says:

    Traditional solitary with no set traits. Read and research different types of witches and if I like that type,I will use it in my own way or path

    • Fiona Duncan says:

      Hi Realm, although you identify as a traditional witch, your way of practicing is very eclectic in nature, meaning you aren’t adhering to ways of doing things or ‘rules’ just because they are there. I think it’s really important to practice in a way that truly resonates with you, and to only do what makes sense to you and what motivates you regardless of which type of practitioner one may identify as. I think practicing intuitively in this way is really powerful. And, it is afterall, your own solitary practice, so of course you should practice in the ways that truly speak to you. 🙂

  4. Berlin says:

    I identify as an eclectic, fire, storm/weather, and cottage witch! lots of my active spellwork is bound to fire in some way and I love making my home tasks magical. I also have always been very closely linked to thunder and rain storms and use them for powerful cleansing/releasing/intention work. Other weather has different power to me, as do the different times of the day.

    • Fiona Duncan says:

      Hi Berlin! I see you are very connected to elemental energies, so I’d say ‘Elemental Witch’ is definitely something you could consider yourself. The Elements are up front and center in my own practice, and I am working on balancing these energies within myself. I’m a Taurus with 5 planets in Taurus, so of course, I’m really heavy with Earth energy. But I am beginning to harness Air (wind) in ways I never have before, which I have to say is quite remarkable. Unlike yourself, I still struggle a bit with water. Everytime the moon is in a water sign, a tidal wave of emotions well up and inevitably some shadow work must be done. I’m ok with fire as Leo is my rising sign. I am sure you understand my experiences with the Elements given your own. Thanks for writing, Berlin!

  5. Jen says:

    I am brand new to this world. I immediately identified with sea witch, though Id love to explore Cosmic witch as well.

    • Fiona Duncan says:

      Hi Jen, I totally align with the ‘sea witch’, too. Every year I travel to the Atlantic Ocean along the New York and New England coastline to spend time in and near the water. And as a planetary magician, I am definitely a cosmic witch. You can read more about working with the energies of our solar system here It’s the page for the STELLAR course, but it also explains how these energies work in our magickal practice which is very useful. Thanks for writing! ~Fiona

  6. Melissa says:

    I feel like I am an Eclectic Witch. I just recently realized that I am a witch. I grew up in the mountains of Colorado and have been making concoctions with the things I found in my surroundings since I was a child. I am drawn to nature, specifically the earth. I have been using essential oils, involved in bio-dynamic farming practices, and using crystals for quite a while. I am drawn to the moon and stars and love astrology but don’t know much about it. I am a vivid dreamer and I have had precognitive dreams on many occasions. I am fascinated by fairies and other natural spirits. I believe in the power of intentions and meditation and recently became yoga teacher. I always thought I was just a hippy. After reading about Hedge Riders I really want to learn more!

    • Fiona Duncan says:

      Hi Melissa, thanks for posting. Sounds to me like you are a natural born witch, following your intuition to explore the natural energies that we work with in our Craft, your whole life. All the things you practice and are interested in are all elements of Eclectic Witchcraft. In fact, so is yoga. Being an Eclectic means that you bring into your practice any spiritual, magickal and energetic aspects of any religious, magickal and spiritual practices that speak to your soul. You’ve been an ‘Eclectic’ for a long time now, whether you were aware of it or not! 🙂 If you have any other questions or thoughts, email me through the email/contact link at the bottom of the page.

  7. Leo says:

    I am kinda new to all this so how to I figure out what type of witch I am or what my strengths are. I think I know what I want to explore, but that does not mean that is my strengths you know?

    • Fiona Duncan says:

      Hi Leo,

      Thanks for posting. To figure out the type of witch you are is easy… What interests you most? That’s the simple answer.

      Whatever ‘speaks’ to you is what you are meant to explore, and if it’s truly for you, you will master it. Your inherent strengths, intuition, and higher self will guide you.

      So, all you need to do is follow the call of what interests you most and dive in. Explore with an open heart and an open mind and see where it takes you.

      As time passes, you will know ‘who’ you are and what your strengths are. Just follow what calls you, be patient with yourself, and do it!

  8. Finn says:

    I feel like I am a hedge rider witch because I feel connected to spirits as well as animals but I do not completely cross over/shift to the spirit realm but I rather communicate with spirits in the this realm(non-spiritual realm) so I have been questioning myself a lot recently as to what type of witch I am so I would like to know your personally opinion Fiona D.

    • Fiona Duncan says:

      Hi Finn, I think that we all cross over into different witchcraft practices all the time, but I also think that we are each more heavily one or two things based on our natural abilities and what we are intuitively drawn to. In this case I’d say you are tapping into psychic mediumship when you are communicating with spirits, and you most certainly are an earth witch in your connection to animals.

    • Fiona Duncan says:

      What spirits are you communicating with? Ancestors or other deceased people? If so, that is mediumship. If you are communicating with other spiritual beings such as elemental, angels or spirit guides, you are are using a psychic ability. Note that mediumship is a psychic ability, but not all psychics are mediums. What if you simply identify as ‘psychic witch’? How does that feel?

  9. To be honest, reading through this list I identify in several categories, which I suppose makes me eclectic. When I was young (through childhood and into early adulthood) I was a hedge witch as I was very in tune with the spiritual world, astral projection etc. (and at times felt like a medium).I had no control over what I was channeling and I broke away from that path after some really terrifying experience that I did not know how to handle but am now trying to reconnect with the spiritual world.

    • Fiona Duncan says:

      Oh I hear you! The same happened to me when I was young and caused me to shut that part of myself right down. Now, many years later, I, too, am working on opening it back up with the maturity and knowledge I know possess. Keep at it. In time, your gifts will reopen to you. And yes, most people do identify as several types of witch, and we only do so not so much as to label any particular practice, but to describe them, and therefore, how we practice our craft.

  10. Brandy says:

    I seem to be a kitchen/hearth witch the most by innate ability and by most practice; lunar, as described, could probably encapsulate us all because of the immense impact the moon has on us all in various capacies but I still feel a deeper connection to that practice than a general one. I would love to get into more energy work, personally.

    • Fiona Duncan says:

      Hi Brandy, you are right in wanting to get more into energy work. Energy is everything. A grossly oversimplified statement, I know, but it’s the best way to describe it. If you’d like to learn more about how I teach energy work as part of a witchcraft and altar work practice in my 101 program, let me know. Just shoot me an email through the link below. Oh, and I identify as a kitchen and hearth witch, too. I feel so blessed to be able to work from home, inside my sacred space, and close to the things I love.

  11. mo says:

    hihihi eclectic chaos witch here!
    energy, cosmic, dream, and elemental practice has claimed me. chaos magic runs in my family and has driven women crazy bc they refused to work with it. i’ve seen it first hand, especially with my mom. i’m the first female in my modern family that i know of that embraces the practice. i use crystals, wards, herbs, intent driven spells, tea work, and yoga for energy practice. i transmute healing energy to others through shared space, physical touch, and dreams, have disney princess connections with animals (the stories i could tell you!), and i am able to ascend to a higher plane when reading tarot in a way that creeps everyone out with crazy accuracy. i have potential for hedge riding but i’m very cautious to explore as my chaos magic is so potent and takes a lot of control to keep within bounds that don’t harm others.

  12. Shelby says:

    Just starting to get back into the craft, and I’d say I’m closest to Energy and Fire Witch with my own practice, but now I’m thinking I may need to look into Dream witchcraft. I’ve had these precognitive dreams for as long as I can remember growing up, usually just brief glimpses I’d forget about until they actually happened and I’d immediately recognize “oh, I’ve been here before.” Maybe I can try and get some explanation or understanding of it. Thank you so much for this list in any case!

    • Fiona Duncan says:

      Hi Shelby, you are so welcome! I am so happy this post helped you, and yes, if your dreams are beginning to speak to you, listen! Sometimes they are messages from spirit, our spirit guides or ancestors, other times our dreams are the only way our higher self can get through to our busy minds.

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