I love this question b/c it keeps getting changed by people who know absolutely nothing about witchcraft or any other nature religion.
Here, again, as people keep changing my answer to ones of ignorance, are some ways you can tell if you are a witch. Truly, the way one finds their religious path is different for each person so this may not be the case for you.
This is just a small list. Go to your library or local bookstore and there you'll find books that can help you. Even if you are not a witch. That's okay. There is nothing wrong about learning respect and tolerance about the world's religions.
Remember, There are no bad religions, just bad people who say they are religious. If a priest molests a boy - does that makes ALL priests molesters? Of course not. You must learn what is difficult in this day and age - knowledge is power.
There are those who would seek to suppress knowledge and keep it to themselves, driving fear and ignorance amongst the masses to keep them in line. Look beyond this, read, learn, ask, discover.
Even in this forum, where people ask honest questions and are expecting answer from experienced people - I have to re-edit this question a couple times a week simply because someone who doesn't care or is ignorant posts an incorrect answer. Maybe they think it's cute or funny. Maybe they are scared and afraid to say so. Many people scared of something are too scared to learn the truth, and choose lies to scare others instead of opening their minds and hearts. No matter what - keep searching.
Check out the website at the related link below, which is a great website that speaks out for religious tolerance of all religions.
Just for the record:
Having one or more of the above attributes does not mean you are a witch.
- Many people who love the out of doors, and are environmentally conscious and/or active have nothing what so ever to do with witchcraft.
- All theology students (formal and informal on all spiritual paths) have the curiosity and drive to learn about their own (and sometimes others') spiritual path.
- Most true Pagans (many but not all of them calling or considering themselves witches) do not proselytize or work magic of any form without the express knowledge and permission of the one they are "working" for.
- The ability to communicate directly with our gods (not needing an intermediary - priest, etc); create our own sacred space (not needing a formal place of worship - church, temple, etc); and take responsibility for our own actions is a central belief of most forms of Paganism, but is not exclusive to Paganism.
- The concept that all living things have souls is not exclusive to Paganism either. Many Eastern religions hold this to be true.
The word "Witch" has so many interpretations, that many practitioners of the Craft, do not call or consider themselves witches.
If by "being a witch" you mean any of hundreds of personal spiritual paths, the only way to know for certain is to study (books and websites) and talk to others you trust, preferably those who are ethically practicing some form of Paganism. If you find enough similarities between, what they believe, espouse and practice, and what you feel your own ethical belief system/spiritual path is, then there is a strong likelihood you may well be a "witch".
To be a witch or not be a witch is up to you. Anybody can become a witch, no one is born a witch. If you have learnt and practice Witchcraft, then you are a witch.
The witch of the south. We don't know if she was a good witch or a bad witch.
The word witch is not gender specific.
No one is a witch, so there isn't a way you can tell.
It is most certainly possible to become a witch, I know thousands.
A Witch is someone (male/female) who practices Witchcraft. Nobody is born a witch. Anyone can become a witch. One has to learn witchcraft and become a witch. If you have learnt witchcraft, then you can practice and then you are a witch, if not, so.
Don't worry; you aren't.
I don't know exactally the date, but people were accuesd of and killed for being a witch
we do not know