Growing up, I was raised catholic. I was never forced to go to church though I was baptized. I also made my first communion and my confirmation. After that, I never went to church again, except for weddings or funerals. I have always had issues with hypocrisy within organized religion and just felt it wasn’t for me. Saying that, I have no problems with anyone that is religious and stands by whatever faith they choose.
I have always loved nature and felt a solid connection to the earth. In 2023 I experienced some significant losses in my life, and one thing that helped with this was being outside in the fresh air, listening to wildlife during the day, or looking at stars at night. When I did this, I felt at peace.
Though I have always been interested in witchcraft as a subject, I previously had not considered it an actual possible religion, a spirituality that was nature based. As I started to read about Wicca and Paganism, I quickly became fascinated with both, and for the first time in my life, I felt that there was a religion I could be a part of. Next, I had to figure out what my next step was. Am I more Wiccan or Pagan?
The biggest thing I had to start with was researching the varieties of Wiccan and Paganism. Aspects of both Wiccan and Paganism overlap, and when reading about Wicca, I seemed most like an eclectic witch. While reading about Paganism, there were many aspects of that as well that I felt connected to. I guess that would make my interest eclectic Pagan.
As I am sure everyone knows, countless books exist on both subjects. I picked up the standard tomes, but one book stood out as one to start with. It was “Gemini Witch” by Ivo Dominguez, Jr. and Laura Tempest Zakroff. It was a logical place to start since I am a Gemini. From page one, this book sucked me in.
Both authors’ writing style is fun and easy to read. Instead of this book sounding like an educational manual, you feel like you are in a room with friends talking. I connected to this book and learned much more about myself than I thought possible. Though I chose this title randomly, it was apparent this was the perfect place to start.
One of my favorite chapters in the book is “The Sway of Your Moon Sign” regarding my birth chart. The accuracy here made me realize I was in the right place. This chapter also helped me feel more excited about what the future holds.
I know “Gemini Witch” is specific for Geminis, but it benefits others who want to learn more about Geminis and how they relate to you. All astrological signs are covered in their own books, and if they are as good as “Gemini Witch,” they are highly recommended.
“Gemini Witch” is a great book to get you started if you want to become a witch or learn about yourself. It doesn’t heavily rely on spells and rituals, but that is ok; so many other books can help. I am glad I found this book and used it as the first step on my new spiritual journey.