|I'm Tara. I'm 24. I consider myself a Solitary Eclectic Pagan Witch and Universal Spiritualist, as well as an Empath. I have studied witchcraft since the age of 12, but did not actually begin practicing until a year later at age 13.
I'm NOT a Wiccan, however, I did used to consider myself Wiccan during my first couple of years starting out only to find that I was in fact, not a Wiccan. I do however, still incorporate a lot of the ritualistic and ceremonial structure of Wicca into my practice, but I still do not consider myself Wiccan. If someone hurts my family, friends, animals, or myself, then I will strike back, and will strike them down. That reason right there, is the only reason why I do not consider myself Wiccan, because Wiccans believe in "harming none", and believe that Karma will "take care" of everything for them "Three Fold" (The Power of 3 X's 3).
I do however, respect anyone who does considers themselves Wiccan. If I were to "label" myself, Spiritually, I would have to call myself a "Universal Spiritualist". I mostly study, believe, and practice Paganism as a religion, and Witchcraft as a practice. However, I also study, as well as practice, beliefs from Celtic and Native American paths, Hoodoo and Appalachian Root Work/Conjure Work, Alchemy, Herbalism/Herbology, Astrology, Divination, the Occult, and anything dealing with Spiritualism in general.
I'm huge into using Crystals, Herbs, and Candles in my practice. I believe in & worship The Earth/Nature, The Cosmos, My Ancestors, The Elements, and the Goddess (Feminine energy) and God (Masculine Energy). I don't really worship specific "deities", however, I do feel that I have a strong connection to the Greek Goddess Hecate.
I see all female deities as every aspect of the Goddess, and all male deities as every aspect of the God. I believe that there cannot be one without the other because that would be unbalanced. You need both Male and Female, Light and Dark, Positive and Negative, Yin and Yang for the Universe to work in a successful balance.
Just Ask. :)