Are you a HEDGE Witch
The term “hedge witch” is symbolic but the symbolism came from somewhere, right?
Back in the day, witches were thought to tend an actual plant-hedge that separated her space from the world outside. So to be a hedge witch means to be able to cross the hedge between the physical and spiritual, but it also means you have an intimate knowledge of plants and gardening. Learning to grow your own herbs in pots or a full-blown garden is beneficial to your practice, even if you can only afford to grow a few herbs.
Hedge witches are often solitary witches with a deep love and reverence for their environment. This means they get outside, they work with the plants and trees in their local area, and they get to know the wildlife on a personal, soul-level. Connecting with the genus loci (spirits of place) is an essential part of learning how to become a hedge witch. So get to know your local spirits – the trees, plants, rivers, oceans, mountains, hills, animals, and insects.
What’s the Purpose of a Hedge Witch?
Now that you’ve learned how to become a hedge witch or hedge rider, maybe you’re wondering what’s the point to it. Hedge witches are the modern version of the village healer, wise woman, or shaman from the old days. They learn how to travel into the other realms to gain spiritual knowledge for others and for themselves. They also learn how to use this knowledge and their knowledge of herbs to heal, protect, and advise others in need. A hedge witch acts as a mediator between the human world and the spirit world. Not everyone has the ability to cross the hedge and speak to the spirits and gods, do they? This is the purpose of the hedge witch.