Hi, I'm Claire. I have been working with herbs since 2014, training formally as a phytotherapist (aka medical herbalist) from 2015-2019 on unceded Lekwungen land, so-called Victoria, BC, at Pacific Rim College where I graduated in 2019 with my Diploma of Phytotherapy. My love affair with tarot and astrology began in 2016, and I have been using both as tools to live a more meaningful life and create intimate containers for both my personal and professional relationships since. I am otherwise deeply devoted to art, coffee, chocolate, singing in the shower, wandering through the woods, and mining information rabbit holes for psychic gems. I look forward to working with you, and hope our work together will bring you a richer, more meaningful lived experience.
A core part of what I practice is integrating spiritual lessons into the physical body. To me when you embody something which has occurred on a more energetic level, you give the lesson integrity and bring it to life. Herbs have helped me develop that link in my own life and in the lives of my clients.
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Tarot will give you a snapshot of a moment in time. Tarot readings can bring spiritual clarity to specific circumstances around relationship concerns, business ventures, creative endeavors, or any time you find yourself asking “what am I doing with my life?”. I channel messages intuitively with the help of a variety of tarot and oracle systems alongside my natural clairsentience and clairaudience.
The Astrology chart readings I provide are more timeless. A natal chart interpretation should illuminate the ways you have been wired, or the energetic patterns which attended at your birth and underpin your personality. Good for answering the question "how did I get here?".
Herbal medicine is most appropriate when you are experiencing an imbalance in the physical body, or having difficulties with adapting to change. Herbs are amazing for hormonal regulation, digestive concerns, colds and flus, stress, insomnia, depression and anxiety, dermatological concerns, pain management, and harm reduction. My approach is to choose herbs which can work alongside pharmaceutical prescriptions. Herbal medicine’s strength is that plants operate to restore the body’s ability to heal itself.
Physiological vs Astrological or Energetic Herbalism
There are some conditions which are suited to a western medical model of treatment and some which are not. The practice of phytotherapy is taking herbs which demonstrate specific physiological effects in the body and applying them to a western treatment model. Health conditions which are more aggressively harmful in the body benefit from this type of treatment strategy.
Concerns relating to the human condition, however, such as a broken heart, a mind preoccupied by worry, emotional ungroundedness, or even difficulty setting boundaries are perfectly suited to energetic herbal medicine. Each herb has its own personality and way of bringing awareness to the underlying concerns which live in our bodies. There is something inherently spiritual about making a deal with a plant and asking it for help.
Sub Rosa. The expression "under the rose" indicates a space where secrets can be spoken in confidence without fear of disclosure. Any and all services I provide are 100% confidential, as your privacy is important to me.