Merry Meet from Houston, TX, USA

Hello! I am a baby solitary practitioner and have a long introduction ahead! I have been actively practicing since the beginning of 2021 but have been exposed since I was a teenager as my mother is an eclectic Wiccan after converting from Roman Catholicism.

I have always been fascinated with pagan beliefs and the Greek mythology but I didn’t follow my path as I didn’t want to be like my mom (teenagers right??). I knew Christianity wasn’t right for me and for a long time I believed I was atheist. The last year though, I had some major life changes and I knew deep down that there was something larger “in charge”.

After research, I came full circle back to the pagan beliefs I was drawn to as a child. I am currently blending Wiccan and Hellenistic Paganism to create my own path. I have several Greek deities I work with, my patrons being Selene and Apollo. I follow mostly green witch magick but am open to learning anything that calls to me.

Also, my mother and I have both had readings done that have told us that we come from a long line of witches and that I (in her case she was told her eldest daughter) have great power in me if I just listen to my intuition/spirt guides. My mother is adopted so we don’t know our heritage though. I can say though that once I have stopped and began listening, the flood gates opened!

I am excited to be part of this community to continue to learn as I have always had a passions to continue to learn. If you read this far, Blessed be!!

Jessica (AKA, nerdy_dirty_inked_and_curvy)

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Welcome Jessica! We’re glad to have you here!

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Hi @jessica55! I’m Amethyst from Southern West Virginia. Welcome to the coven! :infinite_roots:

Did you see today’s Merry Meet Monday- Forum News post? It’s a great way to catch up on what activities are going on and what’s going on with people in the coven. I’m happy to have met you, I hope to get to know you better soon!

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Hi Jessica,
It is so nice to know that your family Came for my heritage of witches! Either way if you don’t know your other side You can always explore. I know that you were atheist and believing in something is important. Sounds like you have came along way from different perspectives! I am glad you found your adopted family here on infinite Roots
Jeannie

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@MeganB: Thank you! I’m excited to learn.

@Amethyst: Thank you, I am reading it now!

@Jeannie1: We have both done Ancestry DNA tests but they are not really leading anywhere. We keep getting connections for 4+ cousins but not any direct connections. We keep researching though! My dad’s side is pretty well traced thanks to my Grandmother Clay’s work. I need to research some of those names further though. I know I am Irish (66%) and Scottish (24%) with a dash of Portuguese and Welsh (which was settled by the Celtic so makes since). I was honestly expecting Celtic deities to reach out based on my heritage and was busy researching them but the Greeks decided I was theirs.

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Welcome to the Coven :infinite_roots: So glad to have you here :heart: I usually post a link to the courses on the spells8 website on introduction posts if someone hasn’t already because they have helped me so much since I joined this Coven :heart: but I can’t get to my PC just now and I’m not tech savvy enough to do it on my phone :joy: I’m Liisa an eclectic Witch and Norse pagan from Scotland :grin: I look forward to learning with you and if you need anything at all just ask :heart: Blessed Be :heart:

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Great introduction, Jessica! Congratulations on embracing with pride your place in a line of witches! That’s really neat! :woman_mage:

I’m sure you will be a powerful and helpful witch once you discover your personal skill and exact place in the Craft. Keep moving forward! :sparkles:

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Merry meet Jessica @jessica55 :heart:

Welcome to the Infinite Roots Coven! :infinite_roots: Thank you for the lovely introduction- how exciting that you are pursuing your calling and natural talents with the magick arts :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

I’m covering @Liisa- here is the link to the Complete Courses! She is right, they are a really great place to explore aspects of magick that call to you, or dive into a new subject you’d like to learn more about :books:

And if you have any witchy wisdom you’d like to share or find yourself with questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out! You have a friendly coven happy to help whenever we can :heart:

Looking forward to talking with you more soon! Blessed be :sparkles:

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Welcome to the forum!!! I’m Christina and I’m from New York. Glad to have you here!!
Blessed be :pray:

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Welcome @jessica55

Your sign off made me giggle as I have a t-shirt with that on :rofl:

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Hi, Jessica, and welcome to the Coven!

Can’t wait to learn more about you as you continue to discover your path. :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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Merry meet @jessica55, it’s a pleasure to have you here, welcome to the coven :hugs:

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Jessica 55,
I wanted to let you now that I have also purchased Ancertry DNA test! They told me so much about who I am.

Ethnicity Estimate

After defeating the Celts of Gaul (modern-day France and surrounding areas), the Romans invaded the British Isles in 43 A.D. Most of southern Britain was conquered and occupied over the course of a few decades and became the Roman province of Britannia. Hadrian’s Wall, in the north of England, marked the approximate extent of Roman control. The Roman presence largely wiped out most traces of earlier cultures in England—even replacing the language with Latin.
I got this information from DNA. How cool thank you for sharing!
Jeannie

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Thank you all for the warm welcomes!! Being raised in the conservative south it is great to be in a place that is so welcoming.

@TheTravelWitch: thank you for helping Liisa and sharing the link to the courses. I’ll be sure to check them out.

@IrisW: My tagline started with a tank top that my sister bought me very similar to the t-shirt you shared! It has now morphed into my identity across social media platforms, lol.

@Jeannie1: isn’t it cool?? I worked for 4 years at a genetics laboratory that did genetic disease testing so genetics fascinates me.

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Jessica it’s very cool, I just remember when I found out that I was also an origin of the Celts and I was super excited to know that!
Jeannie

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