About Rebecca

Rebecca M. Farrar, M.A.

   Pronoun: She/Her/Hers

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"

I work with other healers, witches, and magical souls to uncover desire through aligning the heart and heavens. My offerings include astrology sessions for individuals, couples, and groups. 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. 

 

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. While I consider myself an intersectional feminist I also realize my whiteness, cisgender and able-bodied privilege is a constant process of uncovering. Here is my racial justice and inclusion statement.

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 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.

 

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.
 

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:

  • 2020 

  • 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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© 2015-2020 by Rebecca M. Farrar ​

Rebecca@wildwitchwest.com

Serving San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Mill Valley, Sausalito, Novato, Tiburon, San Rafael, Fairfax, Corte Madera, and Larkspur, CA

(415) 322-7030