Get in touch with the seasonal cycles and reclaim your intuitive, creative & ancestral wisdom…
Hearthfire Circles are an evolution of my original seasonal circles I’ve held since 2013 in Toronto. They are open to all genders, paths and backgrounds, no experience in anything witchy necessary!
Hearthfire Circles follow the Witches’ Wheel of the Year with celebrations held near the solstices, equinoxes and cross-quarter days, making 8 sabbats per year. You can learn about the Wheel of the Year in my free ebook: The Witches’ Wheel.
The sabbats are celebrations marking the peaks and transitions between the seasons. They invite us to flow with the patterns of light and dark, giving and receiving, yang and yin in our lives. When we embody these energies in a conscious way, we deepen our relationship with ourselves and the world around us. We start to notice that the challenges in our lives serve a purpose, how they are part of a creative cycle of life-death-rebirth.
We use ritual, guided meditation, divination and creative projects to empower ourselves, release what no longer serves our growth and cultivate our inner strength and resilience. We compost and transmute the old into new creative pathways. We nurture a deeper relationship with the land we walk on, the spirit allies that surround us and each other.
Hearthfire circles are grounded in the cycles of light and dark and the seasonal shifts we experience here in the Northern Hemisphere. Because my personal practice is infused by my experience communing with the land I live on and ancestral traditions from the UK and Europe, this is reflected in my circles. However, they are accessible to anyone who is interested in deepening their relationship to themselves spiritually and the seasons, regardless of path, background or beliefs.
We explore four stages of the creation cycle, reflected in the archetypes of Trailblazer/Maiden, Nurturer/Mother, Witch/Mage and Elder/Crone that reside within us. Through guided meditation journeys, art making and ritual, we co-create a space where our creative, intuitive self can come alive.
In-person circles are small and cozy gatherings around my hearth in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
I also offer online versions of some of the circles (in May & October) for greater accessibility. All circles are Pay-What-You-Can, and while I set a suggested amount to cover the costs, if you can’t pay anything, that’s ok, and if you can pay more, I welcome it! If it is your first time coming to a circle, then you can come for free!
* It is important to note that due to the intimacy and depth of the experiences held in these circles, it is imperative that participants enter with the commitment to co-creating safe, sacred and inclusive space with one another. You can read more about what holding safe space means to me here. *
“Serena’s kind and warm nature makes everyone feel welcome and included. She creates a magical environment and has the ability to help you reconnect with the person you truly want to be. She’s very knowledgeable and intuitive. I am very grateful to have met her and for having someone like Serena in my community doing what I believe is important work.”- Nancy L.
The next Hearthfire Circle is:
First Harvest Circle: Gratitude & Abundance
In-Person Circle in Toronto, ON: Friday, August 5th 7pm-10pm EDT.
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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.