These cards are from Thea’s Tarot by Ruth West
Witch Heart Mentoring
To me having a witch heart means to know one’s place in the world, to have a relationship with the animals, plants, bodies of water and landscapes that we live with, to be able to tend to grief as well as pleasure, to understand that healing is political, to live cyclically, to make meaning through ritual and to be soft enough to feel enchantment.
This knowing might not always be present, but it’s touchable often enough to ground me into it.
I’ve been blessed with so much mentoring along the way and love to pass it on to others. If you are in a transition, are navigating are heartbreak or loss, want to expand creatively or reclaim something you’ve lost then I would love to support you.
Our work can include some or all of the following:
- Tarot or oracle cards (I have many beautiful decks to choose from)
- Guided visualisations and radical dreaming
- Creative writing, poetry, myth, story telling and zine making
- Plant magic (for example flower essences, herbal balms or special teas)
- Heartfelt altars that can be small and portable or big and glamorous
- Music, dance and movement to explore the many insights our bodies can offer
- Self-massage and trauma informed sensuality
You always get to choose what you want to share and explore and what you’d like to keep to yourself. You can come with an intention or just be open to what shows up when we collaborate.
This is a space to be curious, to tell your story and make sense of things,
to be listened to and to receive inspiration for finding your own magic.
Thank you. Wow. Thank you. Within a few minutes, I was grounded, centered, and felt like we were having tea together. Within 6 minutes, I was teary; 10 I was weeping. It was beautiful. Yarrow, you touched on things with such grace and directness, I can’t believe we haven’t known each other for years. Your magic is real. Thank you.
Dear Yarrow, I wanted to send a quick note of my deepest thanks to you, for creating and putting out into the world your Embodiment course. I’ve been studying tarot now for about 2 1/2 years (not very long, I know), and it has been such a core tool for my own emotional healing. About a year and a half ago everything aligned in a way where I discovered intuitive eating and the fact that there was even a choice in how I saw weight and my worth. Growing up as I did, I didn’t even realize you could opt out of diet culture, struggling against my body type for what feels like my whole life. So, I feel like you are bringing together in such a magical way all these different topics that are so important to me, weaving them together in a way to help me feel at home in my own skin. How could I ever thank you enough for that?
I want my work as a guide to be as accessible, trauma informed and magical as possible. I wont ever prescribe anything to you, predict your future or tell you that if only you tried harder you would get better. I believe you are already beautiful and perfect and that you can co-create your future. To me the ritual is a way for us to learn to trust our own minds and our intuition, which I believe is something that patriarchy often prevents us from. In this sense I think that the magic can be a radical, healing way to nurture our resistance.
You can learn more about my background and story here.
What you get
- My listening ear, confidentiality, compassion and a judgement free zone
- Three 60 min mentoring calls on Zoom to be used within three month
- An audio recorded tarot reading
- Personalised homework between sessions
- A recorded, personalised visualisation
- Lots of inspiration and practices that you can keep forever
The investment is $330
Rituals are a source of grounding, orientation, comfort and joy for me.
We’re living in hectic times and it often feels like our devotion to our phones and work is more important than anything else. More important than stillness, self-care, heart to heart sharing, touch, poetry and intimacy with the world around us.
Rituals are a chance to slow down, drop into stillness and to make space for what is actually present.
In ritual we can acknowledge the whole range of human experiences – joy, pleasure, anger, grief, deep sorrow. We make meaning by speaking the truth about what is happening in our lives and engage with moments of transition in empowering ways.
Many rituals have three parts to them – Separation, Liminality and Integration. When we step into ritual space we separate from ordinary life by putting our phones down, creating a beautiful container and setting an intention. Sometimes the separation is a chosen step, one that feels like it’s been a long time coming, and sometimes it’s one that we were forced to confront, for example through a break up or a loss.
The liminal space of a ritual can be filled with love and joy, plants, tarot cards, dance, candles, music and flower essences to help us open up to the wisdom we can receive from the transition we’re in, but it can also be quiet and gentle to hold space for some tears and grief. It can be witnessed by loved ones or it can be just for yourself.
After a ritual we ground and make space for integration so that we’re returning back to our ordinary lives a little different – maybe a little more inspired, open, calm and clear about what’s next or maybe just with a little less weight on our shoulders.
Rituals are not a replacement for therapy, medical attention or medication that’s needed. They are a beautiful way to support ourselves through transitions in life and give us a sense of agency, meaning and creative expression.