The Empowered Modern Witches Festival Speakers

Self-Care with the Sun, Moon + Stars

Second Annual    •    March 20-22, 2023

March 20-22, 2023
FREE Virtual Event

Awakening is a springtime celebration of witchy self-care and the supportive magick of the cycles of nature, hosted by Tenae Stewart, The Witch of Lupine Hollow.

The all-virtual festival will take place March 20-22, 2023, the week of the spring equinox and the new moon in Aries in the northern hemisphere – the perfect time for gathering, celebrating, and sharing in the wisdom of nature and natural magick.

This festival is all about providing an immersive experience in the diverse ways we each practice witchcraft, spirituality, and self-care. Our community is made up of individuals representing many different social and spiritual identities and the goal of this festival will be to represent and amplify the diverse perspectives of modern witches. We are committed to this being a substantially diverse festival, highlighting the voices and practices of BIPOC and LGBTQIA2 folks.


As an attendee, you’ll be immersed in magickal experiences, rituals, and readings, and learn from experienced witches, authors, and influencers. 


Even better, the live event is completely free to attend!

Tenae Stewart

The Witch of Lupine Hollow
Festival Host + Priestess and Guide of the Starlight Coven

Tenae Stewart is a practicing cottage witch, a certified astrologer, a spiritual coach, and a published author. Her work empowers modern witches to create rituals that fit effortlessly into their real, daily lives so they can have the magickal experiences they desire and deserve – all day, every day.


Tenae is the author of The Modern Witch’s Guide to Magickal Self-Care and The Modern Witch’s Guide to Natural Magick. She is also the founder, priestess, and guide of the Starlight Coven, THE seasonal sacred circle for modern witches who want to practice more consistently and confidently.

Live Presentations with Tenae:

The Goddess in Spring: Venus, Persephone + More, Monday, March 20 at 11:00 am PDT
How to Find the Time + Energy to Practice Magick, Tuesday, March 21 at 11:00 am PDT
Discover Your Ritual Style in Your Astrological Chart, Wednesday, March 22 at 11:00 am PDT

Live Festival Speakers

Mandi Em

Wellness Witch
Author of Happy Witch
Healing for Hot Messes

Presenting On:
Spirit of Spring Sound Activation

In the spirit of spring and rebirth, Mandi will be doing a special “release the bullshit” sound meditation activation with crystal singing bowls.

Mandi Em is a humorist, author, and chaotic wellness witch. She’s the author of Witchcraft Therapy, and she shares funny, approachable self-help guidance on her blog and social channels for Healing for Hot Messes and resources for nonreligious witches over at The Secular Witch.

Pronouns: She/Her

Live Presentation: Monday, March 20, 2023, 3:00 pm PDT

Kir Beaux

Rainbow Mirror (diviner, healer, teacher)
It’s Queer Magic

Presenting On:
Aries Season Collective Tarot Reading

Aries season urges us to embody and experience the full expression of who we are. In the tarot, Aries rules The Emperor, an invitation to take up space, to exist at full breadth and volume. Join Kir Beaux as they share their tips to embody Aries energy and live a fully realized life, and give a special tarot reading to the group! You’ll also leave with a unique tarot spread to find the power in yourself.

Kir Beaux is a rainbow! And also a Trans Non-Binary Queer, psychic witch, and spiritual guide. As a gifted channel, Kir offers spirit channeling, tarot reading, and spiritual support and education via their practice, It’s Queer Magic. Heart-centered, open-minded, and an ever-changing Gemini, Kir is here to root you down and to help you fly. You know, like a rainbow!

Pronouns: They/Them

Live Presentation: Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 3:00 pm PDT

Sarah Corbett

Clinical Herbalist
Rowan + Sage

Presenting On:
Seasonal Astroherbalism: Plants of Spring

In this workshop, participants will be introduced to astroherbalism through a seasonal lens, with a focus on spring. They will also learn about the depths of human relationship with our plant kin and celestial beings throughout history, get to know a few springtime plants and their planetary rulers, and learn practical ways to care for themselves as they navigate the spring season.

Sarah Corbett is a Clinical Herbalist, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, and traditional astrologer who is passionate about helping others come into relationship with the natural world. She is the founder of Rowan + Sage, where she shares handcrafted astrologically-aligned herbal products, works with clients in her clinical practice, and guides others on their plant path through educational programs and mentorship. Sarah’s work weaves together the old ways with the new to create powerful, evidence-based offerings that bring forth ancestral herbal wisdom with a touch of magic and mysticism. 

Pronouns: She/Her

Live Presentation: Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 3:00 pm PDT

Pre-Recorded Video Experiences

Afura Fareed

Artist, Witch, Writer
The Writing Witch

Presenting On:
Creative Rebirth Spell Demonstration

Afura will be guiding you through a creative rebirth spell for the spring season using easter eggs and a writing ritual.

Afura is an artist and cyclical living guide, and the founder of The Writing Witch Shop, Hestia’s Hearth Home Shop and the Alchemy Of Affluence Podcast. She inspires drifting dreamers and magickal mavens to live in tune with the eight seasons on the witch’s calendar and balance all areas of life through the wisdom of the five Elements – So you can experience more magick, optimism and positivity in your everyday life. Afura’s goal is to help you empower yourself to live out your soul’s most authentic expression, rather than cramming yourself into societal norms – Because magick is the power to write your own story, and Afura is putting the pen in your hands.

Pronouns: She/Her

Recorded Video Release: Monday, March 20

Ursula McDaid

Astrologer, Energy Worker & Intuitive Coach
Astrology with Ursula

Presenting On:
Transformative Energy Ritual to Transition from Pisces to Aries

Embrace the energetic shift from Pisces to Aries season with a transformative energy ritual. In this group session, you’ll be guided to release the dreamy, sluggish energy of Pisces and tap into the assertive and pioneering energy of Aries through visualization, intention setting, and guided energy flow. We will be banishing worries, doubts and fears and claiming rejuvenation, hope and gratitude. This transformational ritual is a powerful way to connect with others and to align yourself with the new astrological season.

Ursula is a highly skilled astrologer who specializes in helping individuals achieve personal growth and development. With a deep understanding of the stars and the human experience, Ursula uses astrology as a tool to uncover one’s unique strengths, challenges, and life path. Whether you’re seeking clarity, direction, or simply a deeper understanding of yourself, she is dedicated to supporting you on your journey to becoming the best version of yourself.

Pronouns: She/Her

Recorded Video Release: Monday, March 20

Libby Hoffmann

Holistic Wellness Guide
Moderne Homemaker

Presenting On:
Self-Care for the New Moon in Aries

Libby will offer a collective oracle card reading for the New Moon in Aries. She will also share Aries inspired messages on nourishing self care for each Human Design Type, to help you embrace the power of the season ahead on a more individual level.

Libby is a Holistic Wellness Guide devoted to freedom and fulfillment for women and mothers, specializing in the Human Design System and earth connected self care. She is a mother of two, author of the children’s book We Are All Light, and a Birth and Postpartum Doula.

Pronouns: She/Her

Recorded Video Release: Tuesday, March 21

Aunt Carla

Spiritual Teacher
Red Soulflower, LLC

Presenting On:
Uplifting Musical Performance for Spring

Carla and Keyes will perform a short set of uplifting and empowering tunes for Spring!

Aunt Carla is a teacher, blogger, and spiritual practitioner with over 30 years of magickal experience. She is the Head Witch in Charge of the Red Soulflower Magick Family, which teaches self-actualization through magick, astrology, and psychology. She and her husband Jim are also known as the musical duo Carla and Keyes, who perform concerts and educational programs for schools, spiritual centers, and community events.

Pronouns:  She/Her

Recorded Video Release: Tuesday, March 21

Julie Francis

Astrologer & Writer

Presenting On:
Astrological Guided Meditation

A guided meditation based on current astrology.

Julie Francis is an astrologer, writer, and host of the Ancestral Moon Coven Podcast. She inspires witchy and magical folks to use astrology and tarot for personal and ancestral healing, and empowerment to create a more compassionate, just, and equitable future for all.

Pronouns:  They/She

Recorded Video Release: Wednesday, March 22

Wendy Mata

Bruja Power Botanica

Presenting On:
Moon Water Spell Demonstration

Refresh your energy with a spell demonstration utilizing the power of moon water! Auric clearing and resetting has never been easier. Bring yourself back to equilibrium with this easy ritual.

Wendy Mata, The founder of Bruja Power Botanica, supports magical ones in their journey to the reclamation of their power. She believes that awakened humans are a force of nature and the drivers of the transformations needed in the world. Wendy is a Lunar Priestess who received her Mayan Shamanism initiation in Yucatan, Mexico, and was trained in Curanderismo and Brujeria by her family. She is a Reiki Master Teacher and Advanced Pranic Healer.

Pronouns: She/Her

Recorded Video Release: Wednesday, March 22

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