About Me

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Photo by Hope Kim

Hi, I’m Mallory! I am the human heart behind hearth & cauldron. I am an intuitive tarot reader, artist, writer, and dungeon mistress (aka, dnd fanatic). I have a master’s degree in social work and spent my early professional years in the domestic violence and child welfare fields where I counseled and advocated for trauma survivors; led community initiatives; trained police officers, case workers, and foster parents; provided clinical case management services; and helped children and adolescents in foster and adoptive care understand and share their life stories using therapeutic tools called Lifebooks. 

I have been working with the tarot for about five years, and my practice is heavily influenced by my professional background, my belief in self-determination, and my lived experience with trauma, abuse, depression, and anxiety. I have lived in South Korea for the past seven years teaching English, working in higher education, putting on plays, and developing my tarot and magical practice. I am a queer artist and performer, writer/editor, and tabletop roleplaying enthusiast.

As an intuitive reader, I blends divination with creative and collaborative exploration of the archetypes and images presented in the tarot. My readings focus on healing and personal transformation (cauldron) and aim to hold space for seekers to explore their inner worlds in a supportive and nurturing environment (hearth). Readings typically come with journal prompts and/or mini-tasks for further exploration beyond sessions.

I am currently studying under several teachers in the fields of herbalism, tarot, astrology, and witchcraft. I dream of holding space for other magical creatures living away from home.