The figure of the witch is seeing a surge in popular culture. From ‘Witch don’t kill my vibe’ t-shirts to contemporary astrology and the Harry Potter fandom, the once-feared figure is fast becoming a totem for feminism and female independence. Gone are the days when healers and outspoken women could be dragged to the stake. The witch is being reclaimed and celebrated as a sassy, empowered pop-culture figure. With today’s busy lifestyle, though, modern witchery doesn’t mean stirring cauldron’s and mumbling spells by moonlight at all. Here is our guide to everything you need to know about empowering your inner witch in the modern world.

Treat yourself to a touch of clairvoyance

You may be at a loss as to where to begin your journey to find your inner witch. If that’s the case, a clairvoyant reading is a great way to get you in touch with your own spirituality and help gain a deeper understanding of yourself and the world around you. Clairvoyants are people who have the ability to see pictures and images through the use of their mind’s eye, or third eye. Confused about something in your life? Worried about a pressing project or imminent change? A clairvoyant reading could give you the clarification you need. Gaining a better understanding of your own energy through this ancient practice is a great way of getting in touch with your inner witch while helping to unpick the stresses and strains of everyday life.

It’s written in the stars

Astrology and star signs are also a great way of developing your relationship with the magical. We have been connecting to and reading the stars for so long that constellations have multiple names and different meanings in almost every culture. Even as far back as the 18th Century BC, the time when Ancient Mesopotamia flourished and from there to Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome (not forgetting the Chinese, and Maya) people believed formations of the stars and planets could be used to predict the future. But although bright city lights may mean we don’t often have the opportunity to kick back and admire the night sky, there are still ways you can engage with the stars. From astrology and stargazing apps to reading up on the star signs and the zodiac, there are easy ways of becoming a modern master of the stars. 

Get the look

There are also more aesthetic ways of getting witchy. Fashion outlets are bursting with black velvets, net skirts and star-covered leggings. Getting your witch on has never been easy or more of the moment. A splash of dark lipstick here (currently very much in fashion), a bit of dark lace there, plus a witchy pun somewhere about your person and you’ll be right on point with the latest look. But taking on the modern witch aesthetic is about more than fashion; it is about female empowerment, a demonstration of humour, irony and intellect, it is a reminder to the world that women are not second-class citizens. Wearing the garb of a witch is a political act as well as a fashion statement. 

From the Wicked Witch of the West to Hermione Granger, t-shirts to tarot, the witch is back by popular demand.