What is Witchcore AKA The Witch Aesthetic?

Witchcore is a style that is associated with witchcraft. Credit: Pexels

If you were a kid who grew up desperately wishing magic was real, then you might be into the witch aesthetic. So…What is witchcore?

Witchcore is the aesthetic and subculture of everything related to witches. This can be associated with clothing, but it can also be transitioned into your home decor. This could mean spiritually cleansing your home using crystals, burning sage, reading tarot cards, and literally practicing wicca and magick. 

Is Witch Aesthetic Seasonal, or All Year Round?

Obviously, Halloween is a time when a lot of people choose to embrace the vibe. This can mean having potion bottles around the house, spell books, skulls, or a crystal ball. And if you have a black cat as a pet, even better! Plenty of people have “witchcore” decor in their house in October.

However, for those who fully embrace the witch aesthetic, it goes well beyond Halloween, especially for practitioners of Wicca. According to studies, an interest in astrology and Wicca is on the rise throughout the world. Sometimes, witches incorporate this vibe into their home decor, because they believe it helps with manifestation. For example, they believe that the colors gold and green can manifest more money coming into your life. This aligns with ancient practices of Feng Shui.

Tarot card readings are often associated with witchcore. Credit: Pexels

What Are Some Examples of Witchcore?

Personally, when I think of the perfect Witchcore house, I think about the home in Practical Magic. These sisters live in an old Victorian mansion somewhere on the coast of New England. Their kitchen is huge, complete with a wood burning fireplace. Off of the kitchen is a massive Victorian greenhouse filled with plants and herbs. (If I was able to afford to build a house from scratch, it would be that one.) Other people might associate the aesthetic with decks of tarot cards, crystals, and other more obviously witchy decor.

Some other movies that will get you right into that witchcore spirit are Kiki’s Delivery Service, Hocus Pocus, Harry Potter, Mary and the Witch’s Flower, and so much more.

If you enjoyed reading this, check out our definition of Cottagecore and Dark Academia. 

What Are Some Witch Aesthetic YouTube Channels?

Mia Magik is a Wiccan life coach who talks about using magic and manifestation in everyday life. She also offers an online course called Witch School.

Harmony Nice goes in depth with Wicca. She basically has a video explaining everything you would ever need to know about the witch aesthetic.

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