Solitary witches are practitioners of witchcraft who choose to work alone, rather than belonging to a coven or group. They value their independence and freedom in crafting their own unique magical path.
Solitary witches are diverse in their beliefs and practices, drawing from various traditions and cultural influences. They may blend elements of Wicca, folk magic, herbalism, divination, and more into their craft.
One of the primary motivations for choosing a solitary path is the desire for privacy and secrecy in their magical workings.
Why Would a Witch Pick this Path?
A witch may be forced to work alone due to geography or physical disability may hinder their ability to meet with other witches, thus necessitating their solitary practice.
Or a witch may decide to practice alone because they find their magick is more satisfying, practical, or effective worked alone.
Negative preconceptions or unpleasant past contacts with other witches may also contribute to a witch’s choice to work alone.
There are degrees of solitary. Solitary witches may or may not choose to meet with other witches for special occasions or social gatherings.
The term solitary witch is occasionally shortened to “solitary” or “solitaire”.