About Rebecca

Rebecca M. Farrar, M.A.

   Pronoun: She/Her

Archetypal Astrologer. Writer. Lover.

Astro-priestess. Seer. Revolutionary.  Cosmic Queen. 

Community Collaborator. Wild & Wise Woman.

Rebecca from Hebrew Ribhqeh meaning "connection" 
Marie from Hebrew Miryam meaning "rebellion"

Master's in Philosophy, Cosmology, & Consciousness (PCC)

Member International Society of Astrological Research (ISAR)

Member Association for the Study of Women and Mythology (ASWM)

Member of Depth Psychology Alliance (DPA)

 

My ancestors hail from Poland and Sweden and I am a blend of witchy Jewish/Jewitch grandmothers and fairy folx. Before moving West to San Francisco, or Man Franpsycho as I call it, I spent most of my life in Colorado.  Though also lived several years in a small sheep town in Germany during my childhood and during this time traveled around the world including Egypt, Turkey, and to more than 20 other countries. (Was even kidnapped by a group of Romani children for 5 minutes in Turkey.) 

 

Being a witch to me means I am forever enchanted with Earth and Ether, as a connector between above and below and a lover of darkness and light. The word to me also implies a strong political stance against the macro expression of patriarchy and its value of dominance over collaboration. As well as an acknowledging of an identity of being an outsider and desirer of new systems of power. While I consider myself an intersectional feminist I also realize my whiteness, cisgender and able-bodied privilege is a constant process of uncovering.

 

Before studying archetypal astrology almost a decade ago, I was a huge skeptic of astrology. Though now see it as an incredible tool for enchantment and appreciating complexity. I love working with other healers, witches, and magical souls to uncover desire through aligning the heart and heavens. My offerings include sessions for individuals, couples, and groups. 

 

I also have a Facebook Group called "Witches, Wild Women, & Wolves" as a community focused on the intersection of sex, power, and creativity.

 

In 2013, I completed my M.A. at the California Institute of Integral Studies in the Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness (PCC) program. Read my thesis, titled “Stargazing: Re-enchantment Through Language,” that combines philology, consciousness studies, and enchantment with the stars. (Warning: I will talk your ear off if you ask me about it.)

 

While receiving my Master's in PCC, I studied with archetypal astrologer Rick Tarnas (read more about Archetypal Astrology here), cosmologist Brian Swimme, activist Joanna Macy, and psychotherapist Stan Grof. Other influences include C.G. Jung, Owen Barfield, Bill Plotkin, Marianne Woodman, Thomas Berry, and Clarissa Pinkola Estes.

 

I also studied with astrologer and psychic Jessica Lanyadoo , who first introduced me to the Campanus house system that I use in my astrology readings. Other stuff I want to mention because it makes me feel cool: I was also a founding member of Burning Man's first astrological camp, Cosmicopia; I am featured in the documentary Conscious: Fulfilling Our Higher Evolutionary Potential, and am in the She Wolfe Tarot deck.

 

Pre-astro geek and coming out of the "broom" closet, I worked for more than a decade in PR and marketing and had brief forays as TV reporter, speed dating hostess, spokesmodel, yoga instructor, and world traveler.

 

When not staring at my transits or your chart, I can be found wandering Ocean Beach, which I acknowledge is sacred Ohlone land, curled up with a good book, or "force" cuddling my kitty Freyja.

 

 


 

 

Areas of Expertise: Astrology, Depth Psychology, Mythology, Feminism, Etymology, Witchiness, & Wildness

 

Possible guest lecture, writing, or event topics:

  • Chiron and the Golden Shadow

  • How is archetypal astrology different from other forms of astrology

  • Venus synodic cycles of light and love

  • Soulmates and the natal chart

  • Asteroids, TNOs, and Dwarf planets and what they mean for the evolution of consciousness

  • Muse asteroids and Astraea

  • Desire and Turn on in the natal chart

  • Relationship patterns of astrology

  • Astrology of attachment and emotional attunement

  • Psychological complexes of the chart

  • Archetypal nature of areas of the solar system

  • Soul-care and self-care in the natal chart

  • Witches of the natal chart

  • Lilith archetype - three types in the chart

  • Astrological patterns of place: Astrocartography

  • Evolution of feminine archetypes

  • Astrology and life purpose

  • Nadir and ancestral astrology

  • Enchantment - astrological and linguistic

  • Wildness and virginity

  • Evolution of Consciousness from Gebserian or Barfieldian perspective

  • Evolution of Eros 

  • Erich Neumann and Negative Transformation Figures of Women (Witch)

  • Esther Harding and Eros

  • Toni  Wolff and medial women

  • Evolution of the Hero's Journey

My education, certifications, trainings:

  • M.A. Philosophy and Religion emphasis Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness at California Institute of Integral Studies (studied with Rick Tarnas, Brian Swimme, Stan Grof, Joanna Macy)

  • Studied with Shamanic Astrology Mystery School and Evolutionary Astrology School

  • Reiki I with San Francisco  School of Reiki

  • Studied with Kabbalah University for 2+ years

  • Studied at Jung Institute in San Francisco, CA

  • OneTaste and OM practitioner for 5+ years

  • Yoga Teacher Training 200h from Samadhi Center Yoga in Denver, CO

  • French Culture and Language Certificate at Sorbonne in Paris, France

 

Selected speaker at the following conferences:

  • 2019 American Academy of Religion Annual Conference "(White)head Over Heels: the Erotic Evolution of Process Philosophy

  • 2018 Women Rising! Visions for a Post-Patriarchal World Conference "Eris: Sister Outsider & Shadow Other"

  • 2018 Queer Astrology Conference "Astraea: Cosmic Muse & the Golden Age"

  • 2017 Queer Astrology Conference "Juno: Karmic Partner & Misunderstood Goddess"

  • 2016 Philosophy, Cosmology, Consciousness Forum "Asteroids & (Future) Feminine Archetypes"

  • 2015 Cosmology of Love Conference "Vesta & the Sacred Prostitute"

  • 2015 Philosophy, Cosmology, Consciousness Forum "Re-enchantment Through Language"

  • 2014 Consciousness Studies Conference "Thesis: Re-enchantment Through Language"

  • 2014 Cosmology of Love Conference "Whitehead & the Penetration of Cosmic Being"

 

Memberships:

  • International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR)

  • San Francisco Astrological Society (SFAS)

  • American Academy of Religion (AAR)

  • Association for the Study of Women and Mythology (ASWM)

  • Depth Psychology Alliance (DPA)

 

Academic papers:

 

My words/writing having appeared in or see my writing portfolio here:
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© 2015-2019 by Rebecca M. Farrar ​

Rebecca@wildwitchwest.com

San Francisco, CA

(415) 322-7030