There are witches all around us. You can find them anywhere…
The Witch on Wheels has been documenting her findings.
Meet Cheyenne Falls
I met Cheyenne and her fiancé as they began building their skoolie at the homestead in Georgia I visit twice a year. We got to talking about our paths. One of the things I liked is that she, too, worked with death, and was not squeamish about bones and such. I also enjoyed the meals we shared, typically with her doing the cooking. Working in the lodge kitchen, the range was her altar, a wooden spoon her wand, pots and pans her cauldron, food her magic. But she’s not just a kitchen witch. I found her exploring the many different paths of the Craft. It won’t be long before she opens an online “school” for witches … “witch” I found fitting since she was living in a skoolie. It was a joy getting to know her. Reading her answers, you’ll get to know Cheyenne a bit, too.
1. Do you have a magical name you’re willing to share?
I do and it is Sunshine.
2. In what state do you reside?
3. How do you make your living?
I do tarot and pendulum readings. I also do mediumships.
4. Are you out of the closet? / Have you felt threatened?
I sure have. I slowly left at 16 and was fully out by 19.
5. When did you first know you were a witch? How long have you been practicing?
I think I’ve always known. Since childhood, I was always wanting to make potions and spells, but as I got older and met a friend I became more intrigued. Her mother even told me I was a witch and came from a long line of them. When I finally came out to my mom, who always knew due to the random herbs and altar I set up in my closet, that’s when she informed me I was not the first witch, and while most family members where also, they didn’t say anything to anyone, not even each other.
6. How do you define your practice? Do you follow a specific tradition?
I guess you would say I’m eclectic. I do not follow any said tradition.
7. What one object must be on your altar for it to be an altar?
My altar is the kitchen, so I guess I’d have to say a stove.
8. Do you have a daily practice?
No, I do not.
9. How do you respond when someone asks, “Are you a good witch or a bad witch?”
I usually say I’m a bad witch.
10. Do you have a familiar?
No, I do not.
11. What was your most magical experience?
There are so many for so many different reasons.
12. What gifts, skills, or powers do you share?
I am an empath and very intuitive. It’s definitely a blessing and a curse at times. Crowds can be draining.
13. What is your favorite:
Sabbat: Samhain, I love being able to honor the dead, and it’s the perfect time!
Element: I guess air, I don’t necessarily work with elements in the way some do.
Goddess: Santa Muerte
Animal or other totem: Owls
Tool: My intention
Tarot deck or card: “The Zombie Tarot” by P. Kepple and Stacey Graham
Book: My Book of Shadows
Ritual garb: I don’t have any.
Fictional witch: The Sanderson sisters
Music/Performer: Stevie Nicks
Spell or Ritual: I don’t have one
Piece of wisdom: Life is what you make it.
About the Author:
All my life I have known magic was real. As a child, I played with the fae, established relationships with trees and “just knew things.” In my maiden years I discovered witchcraft and dabbled in the black-candles-and-cemeteries-at-midnight-on-a-fullmoon magick just enough to realize I did not understand its power. I went on to explore many practices including Zen, astrology, color therapy, native traditions, tarot, herbs, candle magic, gems, and, as I moved into my mother years, Buddhism, the Kabbalah and Reiki. The first man I dated after my divorce was a witch who reintroduced me to the Craft, this time by way of the Goddess. For 11 years I was in a coven, but with retirement, I have returned to an eclectic solitary practice. When accepting the mantle of crone, I pledged to serve and teach. This is what I do from my skoolie – a 30-year-old school bus converted into a tiny house on wheels that I am driving around the country, following 72-degree weather, emerging myself into nature, and sharing magic with those I meet. Find me at thewitchonwheels.com, Facebook and Instagram.