It comes as no surprise just how powerful water is. From cleansing, protection and good health to luck, power and transformation and beyond, water has the ability to aid us in every pursuit in our practice. To niche down this element into a complete path of its own is easy enough to do as there are so many different kinds of water and ways to use them.
In this post we will explore what it means to be a well witch and to work with well dieities. We will discuss four signs that point to you possibly being a well witch yourself. Let’s dive in, shall we?
- YOU COMMUNE WITH THE FAE FOLK
Water wells themselves are considered to be portals to the Otherworld where the Fae reside. So it only makes sense that if you commune and work with the Fae Folk, you could possibly being doing so at a well. Beyond this, you understand and respect the power that wells hold. You could also be using water from the well in your practice. You’re naturally drawn to staring down into the depths and can feels its pull and energy alongside your work with the Fae.
- YOU’VE USED WELL WATER FOR HEALING
Well water in particular is tremendously effective in healing work. Beliefs regarding the healing properties of well water go back further than the 16th century. There are many stories telling of the lame and terminally ill regaining their full health after drinking from or bathing in well water. It is very easy to see then how the continued practice of using well water for healing purposes has carried on over centuries. If you have participated in this practice, it could point to you being a well witch.
- YOU REGULARLY PRACTICE WISHING MAGICK
One of the easiest forms of magick out there is wishing. That’s right. Simply speaking aloud what you want and wishing it into existence in tandem with a well is one of your favorite ways to practice magick. You could do this with or without the offering of coins.
This practice comes from a couple of different notions. One is the idea that water houses and protects deities. The other is that the water was placed there as a gift from the gods. Regardless of its origin, actively participating in this custom falls in line with that of a well witch.
- YOU WORK WITH WELL DEITIES
Fontus the God of Wells and Springs, Juturna, the Goddess of Fountains, Wells, and Springs, and Brigid, a water goddess holding dominion over rivers and wells are all deities associated with this path of witchcraft. Working with any or all of these deities points in the direction of being a well witch.
While walking the path of a well witch is pretty niche, it doesn’t mean well witches don’t exist. Do any of these signs speak to you and your practice? Let me know in the comments!