People have been so fascinated with anything supernatural -- vampires, werewolves, angels, and demons. Witches are also among that list. Stories about fearless, powerful, and unapologetic women are what it’s usually about. It's 2019 and there have been new TV shows about witches that are gracing our televisions like Netflix's trending dark twist on Sabrina. But if you didn't know, there have been countless TV shows about witches over the years! So many to choose from actually, whether you want something spooky, fantasy, dramatic, and/or comedic there are plenty! You have stories revolving around a newbie witch, a supreme witch trying to hide her true powers, and a story about sisterhood
There's also quite a selection of movie about witches we love but if you have watched all of them and are looking for a new witchy TV show to binge watch, check out our top 13 all time faves!
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!
Charmed is one of the most iconic TV shows about witches. The story follows the journey of Halliwell sisters. Each sister has their own abilities and strengths; Prue: Telekinesis and astral projection, Piper: Molecular Immobilization, Molecular Combustion, and Molecular Acceleration, Phoebe: Premonition, Levitation, Empathy, and Psychic Reflection. The story progress as they learn more about their true powers while fighting off demons (literally!).
Who could ever forget the iconic 'witch twitch' that Samantha did whenever she casts a spell? Samantha and Darrin's relationship made for a cute and fun glimpse of what it would be like if a magickal witch gets married and settle down in the suburbs set in the 1960s. The story revolves around Samantha, one of the most powerful witches in society, try to live a mundane life not using her powers as per her husband’s request.
Before Netflix’s chilling adventures of Sabrina, this was the first TV show about her. A much lighter and quirky bunch. The story follows Sabrina as she turned 16 and discovering her magical powers! Living with her wacky aunts and a talking black cat Salem, Sabrina ventures out the world as a teenage witch!
This fantasy TV show’s plot may not fully revolve around witches, but they sure had one cute yet powerful Willow! Buffy’s bestie, Willow (Alyson Hannigan), a shy, nerdy teenager gifted with superhuman abilities. She has inherent magical abilities and studies witchcraft. She goes on defeating vampires, demons, and other evil in the fictional town of Sunnydale.
In 2008, before Game of Thrones, HBO had True Blood! The story follows a small-town Louisiana waitress, Sookie Stackhouse. The setting was where vampires and humans coexist. Vampires were the main focus of the series, although, in Season 4, they talked a lot about magical possession, witchcraft, and being burned at stake. Marnie is the leader of a Wiccan coven at the Moon Goddess Emporium.
The series followed the Beauchamp family; Joanna, her daughters Ingrid and Freya. The Beauchamp faces a problem that puts their family in danger. Joanna's power, unlike the other Beauchamp women, is at full strength. She is able to cast magick and spells without having to consult the grimoire.
Secret circle follows Cassie Blake as she is initiated into a "Circle" of eleven other teenage witches. Cassie is proved to be the most powerful witch in her circle. She may not have formal magical training she sure does have immense raw power!
Powerful and unapologetic witches of Miss Robichaux's Academy. A season dedicated to witches! Set in the beautiful New Orleans, the story revolves around the witches descendants of those escaped Salem. The story also featured the history of the Seven Wonders of Witchcraft! Aside from that, there’s a lot of Stevie Nicks. A must see!
The vampire diaries isn't only about vampires! In the fictional town of Mystic Falls where supernatural beings stay hidden -- vampires, werewolves, hybrids, witches and warlocks. The role of witches in the show is to bring a balance between human and supernatural beings.
Another TV show that features the beauty of NOLA! The Originals is The Vampire Diaries spin-off series. The show revolves around the Niklaus Mikaelson and the rest of the Original Family. Throughout the first season, Davina became the center of the power struggle between vampires and witches. Davina, a member of the French Quarter Coven, is a very powerful witch. She is gifted in understanding complex spell work and was able to remove an original's compulsion, killed witches with great telekinetic accuracy, among other things!
Under R’hllor, the Lord of Light, Melisandre is the Red Priestess and she's also known as the red woman. She is one of the most magical characters. Melisandre was the one who helped resurrected Jon Snow and orchestrated his meeting with Danaerys Targaryen. The red woman has an impressive range of magickal abilities, making her a very powerful and formidable sorceress.
If you are looking for something new witchy show to watch, BBC One's Merlin should be on your list. Morgana is so power has developed so greatly she became the high priestess of the old religion. She is not only able to conjure magickal spells and practice necromancy, but Morgana also has incredible swordsmanship.
Once Upon A Time is a TV show about your favorite magickal stories mashed up into one amazing show. They incorporated Wizard of Oz and the wicked witch of the west was just as powerful and mean. Zelena in the show is a vengeful and envious sister of the evil queen Regina. Unlike the original movie, the wicked witch of the west in the TV show has a rich backstory. Wicked always wins! ;)
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As the lockdown eases around the world, and we are slowly allowed to get outside more, it has been precious to see the sunshine making an appearance this month. Litha 2020 is promising to be a little more flexible than Beltane, and, while we can’t necessarily do all the things we might like to do to celebrate this Sabbat, we do have the freedom to breathe in the air of Mother Nature and observe the growth and abundance that the Earth provides in the Summer.
There is some difference in precisely when Litha is celebrated, according to different traditions. Astrologically, Litha occurs at the time when the sun is at its highest point, which, in 2020, occurs on the 24th June. However, Litha is traditionally celebrated in many traditions at the midpoint of the Summer (Midsummer), which occurs on June 20th or 21st. As with all things spiritual, there are no hard and fast rules about how you conduct your own practice, so go with what feels right for you.