About Mallory

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Photo by Hope Kim

Mallory is the creator of hearth & cauldron, which blends her passions for tarot, herbal medicine, teaching, and storytelling. She has a master’s degree in social work and spent her early professional years in the domestic violence and child welfare fields where she 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. 

Mallory has been working with the tarot for four years, and her practice is heavily influenced by her professional background, her belief in self-determination, and her personal experiences with trauma, abuse, depression, and anxiety. Mallory has lived in South Korea for the past six years teaching English, working in higher education, putting on plays, and developing her tarot and magical practice. She is a queer artist and performer, writer/editor, and tabletop roleplaying enthusiast.

As an intuitive reader, Mallory blends divination with creative and collaborative exploration of the archetypes and images presented in the tarot. Her 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 mini-tasks for further exploration beyond sessions.

Mallory is a celtic hedge witch with dreams of creating a communal magical space for other witches living abroad. She is currently studying under several teachers in the fields of herbalism, tarot, and witchcraft.