There are many ways for you to figure out how to find your familiar. If you are seeking out your magic animal guide, you can do a variety of things to manifest them into your life. Here is a step by step guide to help you spot your new companion and open up a path towards discovery.
The magickal connection one has with their familiar is like no other. Remember, this is not just an ordinary pet.
A Little Magical Familiar History
Traditionally, naysayers believed that a familiar was a small demon given to a witch by the devil. How utterly ridiculous. Black cats were the most frequently used depiction of this historically inaccurate misrepresentation. That’s why – during the Halloween season – black cats are the symbols most used to represent something magical. Throughout the year, a black cat is unlucky. This is where the symbolism dates back to.
Some even believe that if you burned a witch’s pet, that it would destroy all of their powers. How absolutely horrid! Hundreds of animals suffered unnecessary deaths because the miseducated felt helpless.
Because of this belief, many animals were killed during the 1600s and early 1700s – specifically during the Salem Witch Trials. Knowledge is power and we have all moved past such ignorance. But it’s always important to learn from our mistakes of the past so that we may never repeat them again.
How Do I Know If This Pet Is My Familiar?
Not every animal is technically a familiar. You can’t just head to a pet store, pick up a cute, little kitten, and claim that he is your magickal friend. There are certain criteria that must be met in order to satisfy the bond.
- When you are around your pet, do you feel like you have a boost of energy? Do you also find that they tend to come around when you need them the most – without calling them?
- When working on spells – especially when using fire – does your pet not run away? In fact, are they drawn in when you are practicing?
- Do you just FEEL like there is something innately unique about this particular animal?
- Does this pet respond to you like it knows exactly what you are thinking and saying?
If you can answer yes to these questions, then you are on the right path towards connecting with a proper familiar.
Magic Animal Guide Choose You
To truly have a spiritual connection with the animal world, you must first recognize that it doesn’t begin with you. Your magic animal will choose you – not the other way around.
In order to open yourself up to a familiar, you must let your spirit guides know that you are ready for this new addition.
- Light a 7-day candle – somewhere safe in your house – at the beginning of the process and ask for your specific intention
- Find an open space out in nature. A calm and quiet setting where you can relax and meditate.
- Leave an offering out to your spirit guide. Meditate and be in the moment. Open yourself up to the magic world and let it be known that you are ready for a companion in your life.
- Repeat this process – several days in a row.
- Walk throughout your day with intention! Claim your belief and your desire and the universe will provide.
Before you know it, you will notice your moment. Two paths will cross. Will it be a bird that follows you home? Will it be shelter that you’ve never noticed before? A neighbor who is moving and needs to get rid of their dog?
Every Relationship Is Different
Remember, your spiritual relationship with your animal will be unique. Should you try to relate it to a friend’s personal relationship with their familiar, it might not sound the same. Do not despair! Everyone has their own personal experience and that is perfectly fine.
Once your familiar decides to unite with you, they will come into your life for a specific reason. One does not bond for life, unfortunately. A familiar could appear for a fleeting moment or remain by your side for years. You will just have to wait and see.
Will they act as a messenger or a teacher moving forward? Time will tell. For now, consider them a companion and see where your journey takes you.
What Forms Can My Magical Companion Take?
A familiar is a spirit that takes the form of an animal. What form they decide to land on is entirely up to them. Be open to whatever they choose.
As a reminder, their form might not be what you’re expecting. Perhaps you’ve always wanted a black cat. Well, you just might end up with a toad!
Are you ready to reach out to your magic animal guide?