Hi, I’m Serena and I’m a Hearthwitch- a Witch who weaves much of her magickal energies into her home and loved ones, cultivating a sense of grounded nurturance within and without.
The cauldron is a symbol of the hearth, as well as transformation & magick.
I am a devotee of the Goddess in many forms, most especially Cerridwen, Welsh Goddess of Inspiration & Transformation. She is also known as the Keeper of the Cauldron.
Part of my Hearthwitch path is also about holding and co-creating sacred space. This is a skill I have been honing over many years.
My training in mind-body wellness, counselling, social justice, trauma, spiritual healing and sacred space creation give me a strong foundation for helping clients feel safe enough to explore their intuitive, sensitive self. I am not a psychotherapist however and stay within my scope of training and experience. You can learn more about my personal code of ethics here.
As a highly sensitive person, introvert and empath, I value space in which my sensitivities are honored and I strive to create the same for clients in my Tarot readings, healing sessions and circles.
I’ve identified as a witch for over 15 years, reading Tarot for friends, family and clients over 20 years. Astrology has been a lifelong passion and study of mine and I weave this knowledge into my practice.
I was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba and am based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
My Witch path…
My witch path has mostly been quite eclectic over the years. I started out reading and learning the basics from books by Phyllis Curott & Starhawk. I met a few local witches and joined local covens, mingling and exploring what resonated with me and what didn’t. I found I leaned strongly towards Goddess worship and the Divine Feminine, as I felt that was the energy I resonated with most and still do today.
After I had my daughter in 2008, my new life as a mom brought me to Hearthwitchery, where I learned how to weave magick into my more mundane home-based duties, healing and caring for my loved ones. This has continued through the years to the present.
In 2013, I studied shamanic healing with Daniel Leonard of the Medicine Circle, which was a very powerful and transformational journey for me. Alongside this, I took a holistic health practitioner training at Transformational Arts College, where I received a strong foundation in aromatherapy, herbalism, Bach flower remedies, energy healing and much more.
I spent several years focusing on Ancient Egyptian magick, devoting myself to Isis/Iset, goddess of magick, motherhood and healing. My relationship with Isis was a big part of my womb healing experience as I struggled with endometriosis. I still continue my practice with Isis to this day.
I’ve also been exploring the Indigenous traditions and history of Turtle Island (North America), the land I walk on. I continue to learn from Indigenous folks, elders and teachers and have been unpacking my own biases and healing ancestral wounding. I am of French & UK settler and Indigenous ancestry.
In 2018, I obtained a Social Service Worker with Indigenous Perspectives diploma from Fleming College and did my placement at Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto. This experience has influenced my practice today.
More recently, I’ve become focused on learning the Pagan traditions of my Celtic ancestors, especially Welsh witchcraft traditions, answering the call to Cerridwen in the process. My path is ever-evolving as I listen to the call of Spirit as it unfolds and do my best to honor Deities and their traditions with respect and integrity.
Random stuff about me…
I’m an Aquarius sun, with Scorpio moon and rising. As an introvert, empath and highly sensitive person, I love people but need a lot of alone time to recharge. I am an INFJ (often coined ‘The Mystic’ or ‘The Counsellor’) in the Myers Briggs system, and a life path 9 (‘The Humanitarian’) in numerology. My Tarot soul card is The Hermit.
My husband and daughter keep me grounded and are my everything. I have 3 amazing feline familiars and love my garden. My favourite ways to spend my free time are hearthcrafting, communing with nature, reading, gardening, travelling to sacred sites, astrology, tarot, and infusing magick into the mundane.
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As a Witch who makes her home and practice in Tkaronto (Toronto) Ontario, I deeply thank the original stewards of this land: The Mississaugas of the Credit, Mississaugas of Scugog, Alderville, Hiawatha & Curve Lake; The Chippewas of Beausoleil, Rama & Georgina island, the Haudenosaunee and Wendat nations. I acknowledge the resilience of the First Nation, Inuit and Metis people who live and work here in the present, in a system of inequity and oppression. I am working on uncolonising my own practice, amplifying Indigenous voices and supporting Indigenous communities in whatever way I can.