The Empowered Modern Witches Summit Speakers

Self-Care with the Sun, Moon + Stars

Third Annual    •    September 19-23, 2022

The Empowered Modern Witches Summit is an annual celebration of magickal self-care and empowerment through witchcraft, hosted by The Witch of Lupine Hollow.

This year’s summit will take place September 19-23, 2022, the week of the Autumn Equinox in the northern hemisphere – the perfect time for gathering, sharing wisdom and gratitude, and breaking (virtual) bread together.

Our theme this year is “Self-Care with the Sun, Moon + Stars” and all speakers from our diverse lineup will present their unique perspective and practices related to this overall topic.

This summit is all about highlighting 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 summit will be to represent and amplify the diverse perspectives of modern witches. We are committed to this being a substantially diverse summit, highlighting the voices and practices of BIPOC and LGBTQIA2 folks.

As an attendee, you’ll learn how to practice self-care using the seasons, moon phases, astrology and more from experienced witches, authors, and influencers. 


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

Tenae Stewart

The Witch of Lupine Hollow
Summit 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:

Introduction to the Sun, Moon + Stars in Witchcraft - Monday, September 19, 11:00 am Pacific

Empowerment and Shadow of Black Moon Lilith in Your Chart - Friday, September 23, 11:00 am Pacific

Live Summit Speakers

Wendy Mata

Founder CEO, Bruja Power Botanica & Witch Institute, Master Caster and Weaver of Light at Mujer Luna International Coven

Presenting On:
Spiritual Baths For Women+ of Power

Learn the theory and practical application of spiritual baths, and how to use them as an ally to heal, attract abundance, call upon love, and embrace the magic within.

Who is a woman+ of power? The one awakening to her gifts, showing up for her community, helping with carrying the load of the ones she supports, breaking generational trauma and showing up for her self and her wisdom.

Wendy Mata, the Founder of Bruja Power Botanica and Mujer Luna, an online coven that supports witchy ones in their journey to magic and power, 

Wendy believes that awakened humans are a force of nature and the drivers to the transformations needed in the world.

Pronouns: She/Her

Live Presentation: Monday, September 19, 3:00 pm PDT

Mandi Em

Author and Spiritual Empowerment Mentor
Healing for Hot Messes

Presenting On:
Secular Witchcraft

Mandi Em is a humorist, author, and chaotic wellness witch. She’s the author of Witchcraft Therapy and Happy Witch, 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, September 19, 6:00 pm PDT

Rachael Amber


Presenting On:
Cyclical Mindfulness: Finding Center through Lunar Guidance

Learn how to create or deepen a habit of Cyclical Mindfulness in your life as a ritual of self-care. Explore the phases of holistic cycle-tracking through practice mindful techniques on following the moon as your guide. 

Cycle & habit tracking is for every-body; the moon is our anchor and ally who serves as a reference point & reminder of our true nature.

Rachael Amber is an illustrator, designer and the Founder & Creator of Cycles Journal. Inspired by a deep connection to nature & a desire to find peace and awareness within one’s own cycles, they were intuitively guided to follow the moon and nature’s wisdom to create supportive structures & healing tools for flow, stability & phasic awareness.

Pronouns: They/She

Live Presentation: Tuesday, September 20, 11:00 am PDT

Aunt Carla

Spiritual Teacher
Red Soulflower

Presenting On:
The Lunar Journey: Using the Moon as a Tool of Transformation

This presentation teaches a method of using lunar phases and energies through the year to bring about desired change and growth.

Aunt Carla is a teacher, blogger, and spiritual practitioner with over 30 years of magickal experience. She is the High Priestess of the Red Soulflower Magick Family, which teaches self-actualization through magick, astrology, and psychology. 

Pronouns:  She/Her

Live Presentation: Tuesday, September 20, 6:00 pm PDT

Karrie Myers Taylor


Presenting On:
The UnMothered Moon

For many women, a poor level of attachment to maternal figures has created a painful existence, leading them to use all of their energy for survival rather than intuitive development, joy or success. If you had a neglectful maternal figure, lack of boundaries, people pleasing, self-abandonment and codependency may be deeply entrenched into your programming. Identifying the parts of your astrological chart that point to your Mother Wounds, can give you clear indications of not only where you need to mother yourself back to wholeness, but also clear directions for how to do it. Begin your journey to becoming the mother you always needed.

Karrie Myers Taylor is a Lifestyle Empowerment Astrologer, AstroEducator and Coach, utilizing the ancient tool of Astrology to strategically guide her clients to greater success in Self Care, Career, Relationships, Travel, Executive Team Building and Karmic Healing.

Pronouns: She/Her

Live Presentation: Wednesday, September 21, 3:00 pm Pacific

Karen Gargiso

Accountant & Financial Empowerment Coach
Sacred Money Inc.

Presenting On:
Healing Money Trauma with Your Cosmic Signature

Your energetic or cosmic signature is a key to true money confidence and this will guide and highlight how you are managing money, what your money values are and how to align with them, where your trauma and wounds are around money, and creating your flow of abundance.
Karen Gargiso is an Accountant, Money Coach and Money Witch. She is the CXO of Sacred Money Inc. and Second House Apothecary Inc. She is your abundant money ally who empowers you with energetic, practical, financial and spiritual tools to own your money consciousness, rock your finances, and be the most free and expressed version of yourself – so your business and personal money life can expand while you do too.

Pronouns: She/Her

Live Presentation: Wednesday, September 21, 6:00 pm Pacific

Lorriane Anderson

Spiritual Entrepreneur, Teacher, and Oracle Deck Author
Spirit Element

Presenting On:
Nine Pillars of Self-Care

Fall presents the perfect backdrop to create and deepen a self-care practice but self-care isn’t just about rest and relaxation. Self-care covers everything from bath to paying your bills on time to spending time with your loved ones. Join Lorriane as she explains her 9 pillars of self-care and how you can build a sustainable and nourishing practice of well-being for the mind, body and soul.

Lorriane Anderson is a multidisciplinary spiritual teacher, writer, and soul-based entrepreneur. Her work focuses heavily on intentional and energetic living as well as using esoteric practices as a pathway for profound healing, growth, and transformation. She owns Spirit Element, a spiritual apothecary crafted to bring energetic mindfulness into everyday living, and her published works include the best selling Seasons of the Witch Oracle Deck series along with several other titles.

Pronouns:  She/Her

Live Presentation: Thursday, September 22, 11:00 am PDT

Melissa Bates

Galactic Quantum Healer // Speaker // Mentor

Presenting On:
Activating Your Abundant Money Frequency for Fall

This presentation is for you if you are ready to release your abundance blocks and align to a higher level timeline as you anchor deeper into the fall season of transformation. You are ready to claim your next level and evolve on a mind, body, and soul level.

Melissa Bates is a passionate High Level Galactic Quantum Healer + Channel that is here to recode the world around abundance, money, empower people within their life, and help individuals build their expansive spiritual businesses. She is a sound healer, money alchemist, and spiritual soul expander.

Pronouns: She/Her

Live Presentation: Thursday, September 22, 3:00 pm PDT

Live Panel Discussions

For these live sessions, Tenae will be joined by other witches in the community for an open, organic conversation featuring a multitude of perspectives, paths, and ideas.

Self-Care + Wellness

How witchcraft can be an aspect of your self-care practice and contribute to your overall wellness

Featured Panelists: 


Rachael Amber

Aunt Carla

Mandi Em

Afura Fared

Tenae Stewart

Live Discussion: Tuesday, September 20, 3:00 pm PDT

Living Your Most Magickal Life

How real witches bring magick into their everyday lives

Featured Panelists:


Jade Hincks
Lara Spell-Worsham
Grecia Williamson

Tenae Stewart


Additional panelists to be announced


All panelists are members of the Starlight Coven and will be sharing their own experiences and witchy journeys

Live Discussion: Wednesday, September 21, 11:00 am PDT

Shadow Work

What shadow work is and how it can be a powerful part of your spiritual practice

Featured Panelists: 


Julie Francis

Tenae Stewart

Karrie Myers Taylor

Special Guest, Maia Toll!

Live Discussion: Thursday, September 22, 6:00 pm PDT

Pre-Recorded Video Experiences

Afura Fareed

Witch, Artist, Author, Orator
The Writing Witch

Presenting On:
Harnessing Autumn Themes to Create Sacred Space at Home

Magickal tips and accessible ideas that you can incorporate into your daily lifestyle without necessarily having to carve out tons of extra time or energy. True magick happens in the form of our daily rituals – Magickal OR mundane… So why not make even our “mundane” routines into a magickal practice simply by adding mindfulness?

Afura Fareed is an artist and personal development guide. She’s the founder of The Writing Witch Shop and Alchemy Of Affluence Podcast. She inspires drifting dreamers and magickal mavens to use a unique combination of psychology practices and witchy wisdom to manifest their most fulfilling lifestyle through enchanting guided journaling adventures! 

Pronouns: She/Her

Recorded Video Release: Monday, September 19

Kir Beaux

Queer Witch & Medicine Person
Pink Opal Magic

Presenting On:
Seasonal Ancestral Self-Care

Learn how to discover the best practices for yourself and your people, how to ramp up the care on the altar and with yourself, and how to send care across timelines. This powerful lesson can revitalize your practice and elevate your self-care.

Kir is a Trans Non-Binary Queer, psychic witch, and medicine person. Born on a full moon in Long Beach, Ca they have always been close to the veil and now live their best life as one of its guardians. A gifted channel, Kir offers Spiritual support and education via Pink Opal Magic. Kir is committed to connecting us all back to the source of our happiness, the original parent, our divine mother, the Earth. Heart-centered, open-minded, and an ever-changing Gemini, Kir is here to root you down and to help you fly.

Pronouns: They/Them

Recorded Video Release: Tuesday, September 20

Hara Aramaya RN BSN

Energy Healing Facilitator & Feminine Empowerment Guide

Presenting On:

Hormone Balancing Tapping Self Care Class

Tap your endocrine glans often to stimulate and activate the whole organ system to work together organically for hormone balance. Awaken the endocrine system so that you will feel your body buzzing with energy & feeling more balanced on your day to day basis.

Hara Aramaya RN BSN is an energy healing facilitator & feminine empowerment guide who walks with queers, women and healthcare workers to heal from burn out, reclaim their body, feminine and intuitive intelligence through somatic & energy healing. They walk hand in hand with you as you step into your power to serve your community & loved ones from a place of wholeness. The craft they deliver as a witch is guiding the way to harness the life force energy within ourselves through nurturing our bodies.

Pronouns: She/They/He

Recorded Video Release: Tuesday, September 20

Ursula McDaid

Astrology with Ursula

Presenting On:
Ideal Self-Care Rituals for Your Unique Astrological Blueprint

This presentation includes a deep dive into your chart, uncovering what you truly need in order to feel rested, relaxed, and rejuvenated, as well as what has potentially been blocking you from achieving true bliss. The session will end with a guided meditation, connecting you with your core desires so you can understand how to honor your self-care needs on energetic, spiritual and emotional levels.

Ursula McDaid is a Metaphysical Guide, Healer & Intuitive Coach. She specializes in the energetic healing arts, and is a Reiki Master, EFT practitioner, Certified Life Coach & studied Astrologer. Her mission is to help high-achieving people increase their confidence, success and self-love. She aims to provide information, practical guidance, and easy-to-follow action steps to help you become the best version of your unique self, with ease.

Pronouns:  She/Her

Recorded Video Release: Wednesday, September 21

Rachel Onojafe

Astrology & Human Design Business Coach
Creator of Cosmic Queen

Presenting On:
The Royal Treatment - Self Love and the Rising Sign

Learn about the Rising Sign in astrology and tips for developing more self-love in relation to embracing your full identity.

Learn the theory and practical application of spiritual baths, and how to use them as an ally to heal, attract abundance, call upon love, and embrace the magic within.

Who is a woman+ of power? 

The one awakening to her gifts, showing up for her community, helping with carrying the load of the ones she supports, breaking generational trauma, attaining financial independence, and sharing her wisdom.

Pronouns: She/Her

Recorded Video Release: Wednesday, September 21

Julie Francis

Modern Green Witch, Guide, Teacher & Writer

Presenting On:
A Healing Activation to Reclaim Your Magic

Reclaim your magic with a guided activation that will make you feel empowered, capable, and resilient. 

Julie Francis is a guide, teacher, and writer that helps witches get grounded, know themselves, and feel empowered and in charge of their magic.

Pronouns:  She/Her

Recorded Video Release: Thursday, September 22

Vicky Gourlay

Head witch in charge
The Aphrodisian Witch

Presenting On:
Sex Magic

This mini class will cover the basics of sex magic and erotic energy work, how you can bring sex magic into your self-care practice, and lots of tips and tricks to help you become the sex witch of your (wet) dreams!

Vicky, AKA The Aphrodisian Witch, is a no bullshit magical mentor and astrologer, disabled and chronically ill witch, and a queer Priestess of Aphrodite. Vicky is passionate about supporting witches in crafting more pleasurable, playful, and radically authentic witchcraft practices that disrupt ALL the norms and standards, and allow folks to come home to their inner witch. Vicky has supported over 100 witches craft more liberation focused, pleasurable, collectively minded and gentle spiritual practices.

Pronouns:  They/She

Recorded Video Release: Thursday, September 22

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