Heeding the Call: Honouring Deities in Modern Witchcraft

Deities dot the unseen just like stars dot the sky. Connecting with them is an empowering journey that bridges the gap between the ethereal and the earthly. As you practise witchcraft, you’ll realise that deity worship isn’t just about respecting ancient gods and goddesses; it’s about forging connections that breathe life into your craft and guide you on your unique path. 

Deities don’t just linger in tales of old; they play modern roles as guides, patrons, and wellsprings of power in your spiritual journey. By inviting these divine beings into your practice, you infuse your craft with depth and connection, as if you’re drawing from the very essence of the universe. Your connection with them isn’t static; it’s a living, breathing exchange that thrives on your nurturing attention and the magic of offerings. 

Choosing a deity to work with is a combination of intuition, research and resonance. Listen to your inner self, explore the stories of gods and goddesses, and heed the signs that the divine is calling you. Build your connection by embodying the deity you resonate with, even if it’s just a little at first, and kindle the relationship like a flame. 

Deities bring with them symbols, animals, and elements that are like keys to unlocking their essence. From the keys of Hecate to the serpent of Isis, each attribute illuminates a path toward understanding their nature.

Here’s some goddesses and their corresponding attributes:

Lakshmi: lotus blossom, peridot, a rose bush, star anise

Athena: owls, swords, bow and arrow, patchouli

Freya: primrose, black tourmaline, cats, clover

Hecate: keys, crossroads, torches, dandelions, labradorite

Brigid: daffodils, carnelian, cows, marigolds

Isis: ankh, sistrum, serpents, hawks, blue lotus

You can use these attributes to help you identify who may be trying to get your attention, or to deepen your connection with your chosen deity by using the correspondences in your spellwork when you call on them.

The journey of deity worship has evolved from the chants of ancient temples to the incantations of modern altars. From daily devotions and embodying the goddess to moonlit gatherings, we honour deities in ways that bridge ancient wisdom with modern perspectives. By blending the old and the new, we continue a timeless dialogue with the divine.

Deities are not distant figures, but rather guides that walk with you. Their stories carry the wisdom of past civilizations into the present. As you begin your journey with your guides, remember you are not just seeking their favour, but engaging in a transformative relationship of empowerment and connection. 

Nurture this relationship – with every offering, every spell and every invocation you are also weaving yourself into their world.

Leela is the founder of High Priestess, a third-generation psychic, and a life-long student of goddesses and female divinity.