I see a lot of newer people entering into the craft and because we are a society that feels the need to label every blessed thing, some new terms have been created.
They call themselves 'baby witch' or 'witchling' and I have even seen people call themselves ...get ready.... 'fetus witch'. Yes...that last one made me cringe. 😒
Think of it like this, a Master Blacksmith has an apprentice. He doesn't go around introducing his brand, new apprentice like this: "Hey, this is Dave, my baby blacksmith."
I mean honestly...it's your practice and your label (if you feel you need a label) call yourself 'chicken soup' if you want. Haha- yes, you can actually call yourself whatever you want. It's no one's business but your own.
My inner crone is strong, and if you want to be taken seriously in the craft, I am going to give you a suggested list, that in my humble opinion, sounds better than FETUS witch! 🤦♀️OY!
YOU are a strong and powerful being, you should have a title that reflects that. Witchcraft isn't a game, it's a spiritual practice. Treat it with dignity and the utmost respect.
Novice: 0-6 months
Apprentice: 1-2 years
Adept: 2-5 years
Acolyte: 6-20 years
Elder: 20+ years
At the end of the day we are all witches and practice to the best of our abilities and most witches practice with the best intentions. The most important thing is to be safe in your practice, be respectful to Mother Earth, others, and all living beings, and be willing to have soft ears to hear, and an open heart and mind to learn.
Even as an Elder, we still will always be learning.
Blessed be my witches!