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Hi! I'm Rebecca M. Farrar, M.A.  (she/her/hers)

Archetypal Astrologer

Writer

Seer

Wise Woman

Soulceress

Writer

Community Collaborator

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The business name Wild Witch of the West came to me in the middle of the night more than a decade ago, and I'm still living into the idea and letting it evolve as I go. What I do know is I love working with other healers, witches, and magical souls to uncover desire and life purpose by aligning the heart and heavens. My offerings include astrology sessions for individuals, couples, and groups. Before studying archetypal astrology more than a decade ago, I was a huge skeptic of astrology. Though now see it as an incredible tool for enchantment and appreciating complexity. 

Being a witch to me means:

  • enchanting myself with Earth and Ether, as a connector between above and below, and a lover of darkness and light

  •  a strong political stance against the macro expression of patriarchy and its value of dominance over collaboration

  •  honoring and valuing my intuition as a guide to living my life as art

  • valuing Earth and doing my best to align with how to create right relationship to my favorite planet

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,” which combines linguistics, consciousness studies, and enchantment with the stars. 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.

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 a 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 on a hiking trail, watching silly Tik Tok videos, or "force" cuddling my kitties Freyja and Sophie.
 

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Cool Stuff
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Values & Vision

Enchantment - A cosmological lens of awe toward existence and beauty, a modern medicine for our sense of separation

Earth - Doing my best to live in harmony and have as little harmful impact as I can on our planet through permaculture, herbalism, and delight

Community Care & Collaboration - Together we can be more and accomplish more, reach out below!

Complexity - Valuing and/or paradox rather than binary thinking...same for astrology imagining beyond the chart to evolution

Desire & Evolution- Trusting the soul as a place we can listen for guidance to lead us back to ourselves. The pull towards something that evolves us.

Feminism - Commitment to intersectionality and acknowledging how I benefit from the current structures of oppression. Here is my anti-racism statement 

Adventure - Humans need uncertainty and stability to thrive and novelty makes my soul sing

Wisdom - Lover of learning, and doing my best not to be a know-it-all. My favorite books: Care of the Soul by Thomas Moore, All About Love by bell hooks, Way of all Women by Esther Harding, Emergent Strategy by adrienne marie brown, Women Who Run with Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estés

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Credentials

Education, certifications, trainings:

 

Selected speaker at the following conferences:

  • 2020 Magic from the Margins: Witches, Women, and Emerging Ecologies of Psyche at Pacifica Graduate Institute

  • 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:

 

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