A photo of Grace Fern. She has fair skin and curly brown hair. She is reclined on a log in the forest and smiling at the camera.

Hi, I'm Grace Fern

My expertise is in the liminal.

Within my identities, I comfortably sit in the discomfort of in-betweens, on spectrums, and outside of binaries. It's the cornerstone of my work, and is built into who I am (just ask my chart).

I seek to "hold the many truths," as I call it, meaning that contradicting truths often co-exist in the nuances of any given situation ... and it's usually more fun when they do.

When you meet with me, expect a serious scholar, a goofball, a priestess, a tender heart, and a purveyor of the Weird.

So let's get Weird.

What astrological traditions do I follow?

I use a blend of Classical and Modern astrology in my practice, in order to discuss both the client's life arc (Classical) and their personality tendencies (Modern).

I see one's chart as the story of their life, which includes the hallmarks of their personality, sore spots, and areas where they excel. We have agency within that story, so I focus on navigating the path we have laid out for ourselves in this lifetime.

I use the Placidus sign house system as I cast charts. I incorporate all the planetary bodies, both inner and outer, as well as the four angles. I also include relevant asteroids, astronomical bodies, and the Nodes of the Moon.

Another major facet of my practice is my work with ancestral influence, including intergenerational patterns, and how our ancestors influence the casting of our charts.

What about tarot?

I follow the adapted tarot tradition based upon the imagery created by Pamela "Pixie" Colman Smith, illustrator of the Rider-Waite-Smith deck, which itself is based upon much older (though not as well-documented) tarot practices originating in Italy and France.

Within that framework, I incorporate elemental and astrological meanings of each card, to provide a holistic interpretation of their meanings. This is, of course, continuously informed by my astrological, geological, elemental, and folkloric trainings.

Fronds in my cap

I hold a B.A. in Writing from Ithaca College, where I focused on interdisciplinary genre writing, editing, and publishing. This allowed me to access the otherworldly nature of folklore and storytelling, as I learned to recognize the unique spirit that each piece breathes in as it is created, like any other creature in our world.

From 2018 to present, I have been in an intensive one-on-one mentorship with a tarot reader, astrologer, and magic practitioner who has 40+ years of experience in practice.

I am a member of the Association for Astrological Networking (AFAN), the International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR), the Organization for Professional Astrology (OPA), and the Association for Young Astrologers (AYA). I am also involved with the upcoming International Association of Ethics in Astrology (IAEA).

I was awarded the 2022 Chris McRae Astrological Education Scholarship through ISAR to support continuing education for my astrological practice. Thank you, ISAR!

I am currently pursuing a Master's degree and licensure in Counseling, with a focus on trauma-informed care, nervous system repair, and somatic experiencing. I aim to bring this expertise to this practice, to provide more resources to my clients within session.

Let's walk the path together

A photo of the forest with many brilliant green ferns growing on the ground, in front of a row of trees.