I am a witch, storyteller, queer dyke, artist + mama. My spirituality is multi-traditional, and my magic eclectic. Descended from Celts, Vikings and god-fearing German peasants who lived in Russia, and, most recently discovered, Jewish Eastern Europeans, my spirituality embraces Norse, Germanic, Celtic, and Eastern European mythology. My witchcraft embodies these mythologies and their neo-traditional counterparts, as well as many folkloric practices (many from Irish, German + anglo-saxon histories that traveled and shifted as they came through north America). And in that spirit I say incantations to Brigid, invoke Freyja, lay salt down when I sweep the floor, and burn 7-day candles in my kitchen window.
As a tarot + oracle card reader I believe in holding space for vulnerability + gratitude. I believe it is my responsibility as a card reader to show empathy + compassion and offer a helping hand to those who ask by interpreting the cards objectively and offering advice based on those interpretations to the best of my ability. And I am gracious for the opportunity to do so.
I am a member of the Night Flowers Collective Tarot in Seattle, WA. We gather and offer affordable in-person readings the first Wednesday eve of the month. All proceeds are donated.
In addition to offering in-person and distance tarot + oracle deck readings, I also offer folkloric spells + other queer witchy offerings, and specialize in protective magic, self-care, career + business issues, and art as magic. Shop coming early 2018. In the meantime please email me for more info.
A brief history of how I landed here: I studied and pledged myself to neo-celtic practices when I was 15, and individually practiced this path until I was 23. It was at this point I abandoned all religion and embraced atheism. But, when I turned my back on ritualistic witchcraft I retained my belief that magic could be found in gathering as a community, and there was no better way to to gather than over a shared meal. Kitchen witches focus their practice around the kitchen, and without realizing it, I retained my witchcraft by using my knowledge of herb-lore through the acts of cooking and feeding those I loved.
I reclaimed my place as a witch in my early 30’s, when, perhaps ironically, I was working at a catholic university. It is a path I walk every day and a place where I grow every day. It brings me joy, cracks my heart open, allows me to breathe and awakens my authenticity.
I believe in using the magical properties of herbs, stones, candles and our own energy. I believe in the power of stillness and meditation (through more traditional means and through the making of folk arts + crafts). I believe in the energy of the goddesses + gods our collective stories have created and the power they hold. I believe in the power of archetypes + interpretation + intuition + problem solving through divination techniques and love reading tarot for others. I believe in, and love working in, the convergence points of witchcraft + arts crafts. I believe in the power of community + the power of creating in a community. I believe in spells that draw from household items and folklore that connects us to an accessible practice deeply rooted in the tradition of creating sacred and secure space. And I believe magic is a powerful tool of survival, resilience + resistance.
And I love talking about all of it, always, and all the damn time, with anyone that wants to have authentic conversations.
Completed workshops + training, etc:
Silver Member, International Alliance of Holistic Therapists
Alternative Tarot Course, Little Red Tarot
Diploma in Magical Herbalism
I also hold a diploma in tarot and am working on diplomas in Bach’s flower remedies and life-purpose coaching.
I also firmly believe that diplomas in things like tarot and magical herbalism add little in the way of my practice (however, I deeply value the wisdom, insight and learning held in many courses) but I suppose sometimes a piece of paper stating that I studied something and passed some exams holds some value.
Notes on Tarot readings:
Tarot can be a great tool to offer clarity and direction in our lives, and, although intuitive, I do not declare myself to be psychic. I do not engage in third party readings. Please don’t ask if someone loves you, or if someone is cheating on you. This reading is for you. This is entertainment, and I am not responsible for anything you experience or do as a result of your reading. You are a fully independent sentient being, and your actions and intent carry far more weight than my interpretations of a bunch of ink on paper cards. As always, be safe, be smart, and be sensible.
Notes on spell work, charms, oils, etc:
I retain the right to refuse services purchased for any reason, including if they go against my personal beliefs and moral compass, and will refund the purchase cost. I will under no circumstance perform work that is racist, transphobic, or misogynistic. Got it? Great.
Due to the nature of how magic works, results can not be guaranteed. Although there are well documented use of magic in folklore, my products are sold as curios only. I am not responsible for any given outcome or result. My products etc. are not a substitute for professional medical and healthcare (physical and mental) and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any health condition or disease.
Certain oils can irritate the skin. Products are not intended for internal ingestion. Pregnant women should avoid using any products containing essential oils. I shall, under no circumstance, be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages of any kind arising from, or in connection to, the use, misuse, or inability to use the materials and products.
I own all rights to all photographs taken for the purpose of client commissioned work. Photographs will be made public and used as educational tools unless client identifying information is present in said photograph. Client’s information and situations will never be made public.
I own all rights to my products and recipes. My items are handmade and may vary from batch to batch depending on availability of supplies. I reserve the right to change my recipes and formulas at any time.
As always, be safe, be smart, and be sensible.