Who am I? Let me share my story with you ...
My name is Melanie. I am a seeker, healer, intuitive, traveler, wordsmith, weirdo, adventurer, vegan, environmentalist, and experimenter. By trade, I am an intuitive guide + advisor, wellness expert, tarot consultant, and freelance writer. I hold active licenses in therapeutic massage and bodywork, holistics esthetics and certification in yoga instruction. I believe in the Bohemian pillars of Truth, Beauty, Freedom and Love. I believe in the Natural Order. My life does not conform to the status quo, and I quite like it that way.
I am an Aries Sun with Virgo Moon and Virgo Ascendant. This means that I am a bit of a maverick.. But that 'trailblazer' attitude is married with a nicely anal-retentive gift for organization and efficiency. My North Node is in Sagittarius, so I am continually evolving toward more optimism and adventure, taking risks, expanding my mind through deep philosophical inquiry, and embracing the experiences that life has on offer. This means that I have a LOT of life experience. (Seriously, I leave a very varied trail of experiments in my wake.) The influence of my Gemini South Node means that I am a skilled teacher and communicator, so I am well equipped to help others boil complex concepts down to digestible and applicable systems.
I have a Natural gift of intuition.. This gift plays out in a number of ways, but one of the most powerful is my ability to see/hear/know the underlying truths from what people are speaking or otherwise expressing in the world. This means that I often can suss out the deep imprinted stories that are fueling a person's words, deeds, and choices when they can't. Admittedly, this can be uncomfortable information to receive, but for those who are open to it, it can be absolutely life changing magick.
I am a Manifesting Generator with a Sacral authority and a 6/2 (Role Model/Hermit) profile. In true Role Model style, I have amassed an arsenal of wisdom from a lifetime of experiments, failed and successful. And in true Hermit style, I possess a great many natural talents. I feel very fortunate to be able to share the gifts from both sides of my profile with my clients.
I've come a LOOOONG way on my own journey. I spent a great many years of my life being a sad lump of a mess of a human being. I had lost my drive, my direction. My health was questionable, at best, and, at worst, running the
gamut from a Stage 1 cancer threat to severe depression to every manner of digestive disorders. I was moving through life like a zombie. Unconnected, uninspired, and unable to get myself together enough to make a change. Until ...
Eventually I reached a point where I was just over living this life of boredom, poverty, apathy, and mediocrity. I had to make a change. Not the kind of change I habitually talked about, but never acted on ... but a real concrete change.
I began by investing in myself. First, I invested in a health coach who helped me address some pretty serious nutritional deficiencies. Improving my physical state had me feeling good enough to keep moving down this path of empowerment. I signed on with a couple business coaches. It was good. I was feeling progress. I was reconnecting with my own personal power. I was learning more about myself, what I wanted my life to look like, and how I could start manifesting that shiny new life for myself.
The next important thing I did for myself was to get really curious about myself. I started exploring my astrological chart more intimately, learning how the planets sprinkled their energies in my personal makeup. This allowed me to begin to harness those energies to take fuller advantage of my strengths and to help balance and bolster my challenges. I began learning about Human Design. Learning my design has been life-changing in giving me keen
understanding of who I am and why. I feel more confident in how I operate in the world, how I make decisions, and how I react to external stimuli. It's been a truly beautiful experience.
Finally, having, in essence, reawakened myself and establishing some clarity around my goals, dreams and desires, I delved into the darker shadowy aspects of my life. Deep emotional exploration, studies into my Subconscious and rewriting my internal operating systems has been paramount in allowing me to rise from my ashes and into the next, higher version of myself. It became clear to me that i had jumped into the proverbial forge and, through the beautiful alchemy of Shadowcraft and guided light work, I had come out an entirely new version of myself. I was tempered, stronger—yet, also somehow softer. I was the phoenix rising from the ashes and it felt so amazing spreading my wings and taking to the sky knowing that I—and I alone—am the creator of my experience.
This new era of investing in myself and excavating the deepest parts of myself changed my whole life in the most beautiful, blissful way. It set the stage for the reclamation of my own personal power and confidence. These investments allowed me to reconnect with my unique magick, and reminded me that my magick is valuable. I now live my life with purpose. I now love my life. I now know that I am in control of my experience at all times. I am powerful. I understand the gifts of action and surrender, and how to use them to my advantage. And that is blissful. I wish this for you, too.
I want to be clear that this is an ongoing experiment. This is life. It gets messy sometimes. And, thank goodness! It's in the messy bits that we are given the opportunity to learn and grow and practice. But once you start the conscious process of showing up for yourself—truly knowing and understanding yourself—you are much better equipped to navigate those messes with a little grace. (Or, at the very least, they will be resolved sooner than if you hadn't done all that self-engagement.) It starts with one step ... a step toward Self.; a step in the direction of investing in YOU and your brilliant potential. Are you ready to take that step?
I'm here to help you find your own way on your journey to and through the forge. Whether it's through individual alchemy sessions or tarot readings or the wisdom I share on the blog or on social media, I am here for YOU. You have the innate power to live the life that your Soul came here to live. Sometimes it just takes a little help clearing away the well-meaning propaganda that's been shoved down our throats since even before we were born. That's where I come in. I am here to help you recognize those stories that are keeping you small, and to find ways to both change those stories and support the changes that feel good for you. I am here to help you understand yourself better through curious inquiry, conscious creation, stewardship of Self + environment, communion with Life, and magick.
Let's start living the most blissful, confident, fulfilling, abundant, healthy, magickal lives imaginable. And let's do it NOW!
In the words of Joseph Campbell: “Follow your bliss and the Universe will open doors where there were only walls.” I am so excited to walk through those doors together! xoxo