Need a little dose of magic in your life? These #WitchesOfInstagram will inspire you daily with their art, occult wisdom, and mystical minds. C’mon, join the coven.
Kelly-Ann Maddox is a tarot expert, spiritual counselor, entrepreneur, and all-around badass lady. Her Insta is full of witchy vibes, pics of her altar, and funky style photos. Check out her YouTube channel for informative tarot tutorials, as well as thoughts on pantheism, paganism, and the dark goddess Hel.
Spanish artist Medusa Dollmaker features her illustrations and woodcuts of witchy goddesses and crescent moons (all interspersed with pics of her adorable black kitty). Her images are utterly enchanting; check out her Etsy store if you want to order one of these otherworldly prints.
The Hoodwitch is a mecca of “everyday magic for the modern mystic.” On both her Insta and her website, Bri of The Hoodwitch delivers a veritable wealth of magical knowledge and inspiration. From tarot and astrology to beauty and sexual health, if you want to infuse magic into any area of your life, The Hoodwitch’s got you covered. Her message is one of healing, and of honoring the wise women who have come before. You’ll get lost for hours in all The Hoodwitch has to offer.
The Witchy Kitchen showcases their luscious-looking “raw super natural chocolate,” casually sprinkled with dried flowers and strewn about with crystals and tarot imagery. Equally mouthwatering are the color-saturated nature shots and close-ups of melting chocolate. YUM.
Check out Sabat Magazine just in time for their first-ever issue, released in print on March 21 (and sold in New York bookstore McNally Jackson as well as online)! Their account is a spooky mix of black-and-white art and photography, feminism, and witchy vintage ladies from history. If the magazine is anything like their awesome Instagram, I’m going to be crazy-obsessed.
If you’ve got spiritual queries, Mystic Mamma’s got answers. Along with the jaw-dropping ethereal art that fills their Instagram, they’ve got incredibly spot-on astrological readings for each month. Mystic Mamma reveres the Divine Feminine and probes the convoluted layers of consciousness. Follow Mystic Mamma to get in tune with yourself, the earth, and your celestial guides.
Makeup artist Leigh Freda captures nature scenes so creepily beautiful that you just know the world is haunted. Her expert filtering (thanks, VSCO cam) brings out the ghoulish and the eerie in graveyards, forests, bare tree limbs, and grey-blue ponds. When you need to remember that magic really is everywhere, that wicked and wild spirits might be lurking, this is the account to follow.
Sirens and Heaven, a sacred space for Witches of Color, features diagrams of the Chakra system and celebrations of witchy sisterhood. With its gemstones, inspiring messages, moon phases and gorgeous illustrations, this account is an affirmation of your own unique magic, worth, and mystic beauty.
Hasnaa of Vibrational Medicine is all about getting you in touch with your soul. She’s a glorious fountain of heart-opening affirmations and reminders to follow your own highest path. This is a storehouse of wisdom, delivered straight to your Instagram feed. It may just remind you to turn off your phone for five seconds and get in touch with the light-filled vibrations of the universe instead.
Artist Amanda Rochelle Martin of The Weirding Way displays her incredible pen drawings: sassy girls reading books, witchy sisters casting spells, grrl punk bands and naked sorceresses calmly beheading the patriarchy. Yup. This is everything. Oh, and don’t worry, you can get her illustrations on a phone case.
Isabel DuneWitch provides sharp, no-nonsense, truth-telling wisdom bombs through tarot readings and charm castings. Her photos are full of magical artifacts, vintage card decks, and beautiful, haunted-looking trees. Follow her for an alluring peek into the life of a real working witch who knows her way around a pack of cards.
Artist Vanja Vukelic features her gorgeous “minimal surrealist” illustrations, intricate with imagery of eyeballs, crescent moons, flowers, mushrooms, and other psychedelia. Her art honors the feminine and mother earth, and trust me, it will make you want to frolic naked through fields of wildflowers. Judging from the many women who’ve gotten her drawings as tattoos, I’m not the only one completely obsessed with her work.
The wicked, wild art of illustrator Dana Glover will have you falling in love with your dark side. Her gorgeously intricate pen drawings show a mastery of skill and a darkly magical vision. Her illustrations are so lushly detailed you’ll stare at them for whole minutes, making walking-while-checking-Instagram a definite safety hazard. This is eye candy for the dark witch. Feel a deep and sudden need to wear her art? Yeah, me too. Check out her Etsy store for original patches and more.
If you need to spruce up your space and bring magic into your home, look no further. HausWitch Home + Healing in historical Salem, Massachusetts gives you easy and holistic ways to do just that. Think of it as the personal interior designer for your inner witch. The Insta is perfectly curated and wildly inspiring. Spring cleaning this year may have to involve some re-decorating; what I wouldn’t give for their genius “We Are The Weirdos” banner (#TheCraft).
Want to join a coven of sisters? Feel a deep curiosity about the Divine Feminine? Need a little Goddess worship in your life? Goddess Rising is the place for you. Honor your yin energy, your feminine magic and the mystic sisterhood you come from. Also, stay tuned to this account for details about Goddess Rising’s Mystic Moon Retreat and online gatherings for like-minded ladies. No matter where you are in the world, you can log on and feel the ancient connection.
If you’re a New York-based tarot enthusiast, and you’re not already following Tarot Society, get your head in the game. This Brooklyn gallery and performance venue for all things tarot and divination is a uniquely wild and wonderful space. Follow their Insta for all their events, classes, and tons of tarot inspiration. Plus, meet like-minded folk at their workshops and performances. Not based in New York? That’s what Instagram’s for, honey! Join the online community of mystics. Trust me, you’re not alone.
The wildly colorful, psychedelic art of Martina of Enchanted Forest will blow your mind. Her feed showcases her captivating paintings and incredible crystal collection. I find myself drawn to a lot of black-and-white in witchy imagery, but Enchanted Forest shocked me right into a world of technicolor. It’s endless good vibes here, folks. This is the documenting of a truly enchanted-looking life, and the joy is contagious. Now excuse me while I go cover my hands in mermaid-inspired body paint.
Images via Instagram
Originally published March 18, 2016; updated May 30, 2018
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