Getting back to the topic at hand- I understand that there are elements of the craft, what interests me is when one element sort of rules for a person. Say you are more of a Seer than a Necromancer, for example. It seems reasonable to me that for some people their practice is going to revolve over one aspect. For example, Sarah Lawless revolves around Necromancy (as far as I can tell).
I'm curious as to how others feel about this in their own practice. Do you have one aspect your practice revolves around? Do you still attempt to incorporate other aspects or do you not see the need? Do you feel newbs should focus on what suits them or seek a "well rounded" education in the craft by touching on different aspects, whatever those may be?
Just speaking for myself, my goal is to be as well rounded as possible-but I have to work hard at a lot of things. For example, the subject of herbs and plants has been the hardest for me, and the most elusive, because I have, for the longest time, had an incredibly hard time keeping plants alive and connecting with them. I actually killed a cactus once that my mother had bought me. LOL!
I think because my mother is such a natural with plants & we always had them around growing up, I couldn't understand why I had such a black thumb. Finally, after years of trying, I think I figured out where the disconnect was <through a lot of reading and a bit of trial and error> and now I am growing my own successfully. Being someone who more or less has a natural inclination to "spiritual" things, it dawned on me one day, that I wasn't connecting to the spirit of the plant. Once I started on this road, it seemed I learned how to grow them. So, thinking about it, I guess I took an aspect of the craft I was already inclined toward, and used it to connect to another aspect of the craft that I was having trouble with, to find success.