First off, welcome to new comers.
These are just suggestions to get a new comer started. No one can tell you how
to "witch". Folks here will help, but to be authentic, we all have the privilege to figure this out for ourselves. It's your own path.
Take a good look around the forum, specifically in the WITCHCRAFT & WICCA 101 Table of Contents for starters.
Get a notebook and pen. Jotting things down will help you to organize your thoughts, & sort out interests and questions. Establish a daily reading, writing and reflecting routine. Read and take notes. What follows here is very basic, and generic and could fit into any future path that calls to you.
Nine possible practices to start with are given below, broken down into three sets. The 1st triad is on personal energy.
Just practice grounding, centering & shielding every day. Yes, every day, for a couple months or more, and whenever you need it. Just about everything you do as a witch will depend on how true to yourself you are in doing these three things.
Grounding your energy
Once you have established a routine and can comfortably and reliably ground, center and shield, add on the next three-some relating to sacred space
, might be done weekly:
Creating sacred space
Meanwhile, in your "spare time",
get an idea on what your current understanding is about your spiritual beliefs. Write down your beliefs on deity...what do you believe right now? What is it? Does it communicate? Do you know how to create a relationship with it?
And consider what it is you want
from a spiritual practice. Do you want to engage in a form of worship? Or are you seeking an understanding of the Universe? If you know what you are seeking, you can better direct your interests.
What attracts you to Wicca/paganism? Can you fit it into your life, or are changes needed? What changes?
What do you think magic is? What does it have to do with your spirituality? List 10 things to do with spells, or as many as you can think of.
There are no right or wrong responses. You just want to know what you think. If you have questions as you go, ask. We'll help. Ann Moura's "Green Magic" is a good primer in how to design spells and what to do. Many of us cut our teeth on Scott Cunningham's "Solitary Wicca" as an introduction. There are many inexpensive, used copies of these books around in thrift shops and on-line. Check the media section for book suggestions.
And by all means, get a calendar that has moon phases noted on it, or print one. Start noticing the Moon's effects on your body, mind and energy.
After getting the three personal energy steps of grounding, centering and shielding and adding on the spacial steps of cleansing space, raising energy and creating sacred space, a logical next step is directing energy. The first two triads gave you a teasing taste of it. You know how energy feels by now. (If not, back up & review.)
So add on the next set on moving energy:
Directing energy with intent
Psychically charging items
Now is a good time to start up an altar if you want one. You don't need
an altar, and many witches don't use them. If it appeals to you, you might want to look at the forum's altar photos. The energy movement triad can make use of a wand, which is a basic tool. Make it your mission to find a proper piece of wood, trim it, sand it, seal it with a few dabs of olive oil or bees wax rubbed in. (Olive oil and bees wax are living substances. Your wand will direct life force.) As you whittle, sand & rub, put your personal energy into the wood. Or you can leave it as natural as you like. It's your wand.
In your note book write about why you think Wicca includes a god and goddess, and what you believe about them. Again, no right or wrong responses. Just get to know yourself. Do you want to work with a deity personality, or does something more abstract appeal to you? or neither?
Do different cultures interest you? Who are their gods? What are they like?
Get acquainted with the 8 Days of Power and full Moon's. Cast Circle often. Know the Four Powers: to know, to will, to dare, and to be silent. (note that there are 4-powers, 4-tools, 4-compass directions, 4-elements. 4 is an earthy number, depicting balance.). Spirit is also an element that binds the rest together.
You can choose to invite the God/Goddess with their titles or as forces to witness
your circle casting. Don't worry about specific names yet. It takes time to know them. (If you don't believe in deities, treat the concept as energy forces. And know why.)
And some tips:
MAKE DAILY PRACTICE ACCESSIBLE. Practice grounding, centering and shielding standing in line at the grocery store or when you shower. Touch trees, greet the Sun and Moon. Practice breathing.
KNOW YOUR LOCALE. Know about your location, it's history, and the lay of the land and your neighborhood. Get out and feel Nature. Feel the Earth's energies at dawn, noon, dusk, & midnight.
WHEN EVER YOU'VE RAISED ENERGY, EITHER RELEASE IT TO IT'S GOAL OR GROUND IT WHEN DONE. Don't just walk away. That's sloppy and might leave you disoriented.
CLOSE WHAT YOU OPEN. Whether it's a gateway, an invitation to spirits or Deity, a spell or circle, finish what you start. Thank and release what you summon or invite. Every. Single. Time.
CLEAN UP AFTER YOURSELF. Respect the Earth. She is your Mother.
NEVER SUMMON WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW HOW TO DISMISS OR BANISH. You aren't fooling around here. That includes deity, elemental forces, spirits, energies.
KEEP YOUR PERSONAL ENERGY BALANCED. This means be aware of your ups 'n downs, highs and lows, and the elemental forces within your body. If your mouth is dry, you need Water. If you're too warm, you have too much Fire. When you giggle too much or are Air/light-headed and hungry, you need Earthing and food. And when you're down and sluggish, a breath of Air and deep breathing will restore you.