To answer your first question, Forest Eden Greenwell is my real name. I was given it at birth, and just happened to grow into a path that perfectly supports it! I often wonder what came first – my energy or the name.
What – The Offerings, The Practice
To get to the nitty gritty of it, I’m a reader. I read the language of the world around me to create poetry. I read the language of the cards to offer you tarot, and I read the akashic records to learn about karmic histories and personal legacies.
I’m a witch, using the elements and divine personal patterns to create spells and enact deep healing for my clients and community. I love working with herbs, crystals, runes, astrology and numerology in this work.
I write books and host workshops and ask big questions and I run my business + shop Fiends Collective in Downtown Dartmouth. I write about the moon every week with my newsletter #MOONMOODS and offer a membership to take you deeper into our collective patterns each month with the Mystic Guidance Club.
Ultimately, I want to help you find and step into your most powerful and authentic self. I believe this is so much more than just an energetic thing, but something we must embrace in our materially lived lives as well. That’s why you’ll see pre-loved power pieces on the shelves of Fiends, and why I offer styling using astrology to help you find what you’re fiending for on the inside and out.
I have been thinking less about what I do in the world as work and more as an offering. Yes, my job is running Fiends. But, my offering is of the spiritual and mystic realm. Through reading tarot, studying symbology + soaking up all the knowledge I can on astrology, meditation, the mind-body connection and all the interesting facets that weave our human experience together I have a profound, unique and ever-growing base of knowledge to hold divine space for you to access your own personal power.
You can book in for a reading (tarot or akashic) either online or in-person here.
How – The Path, The Legacy
How did I get here? Well, even when I was a little girl I was speaking a secret language and spending time meditating by the water. I had fairy friends and was deeply intuitive and empathic. As I grew up and through my challenges, I realized that these “weird” things I did and do were actually a key to my unique gifts and offerings in the world.
I come as a human to my creative and mystic powers. A person in a spiritual pursuit using the modalities of reading, writing, and speaking to build connections with my community and the divine we’re connected to.
Of course, I got lost for a bit. We all do because actively finding ourselves is a kind of initiation. A practice that has been all but lost in todays culture in the west. At the end of my teenager years everything started to make sense again. I found Tarot – on tumblr but for real in a used book store across the country where the deck I still read with today was a gift I gave to myself.
But before I went anywhere with that I spent years as a barista, managing restaurants, serving, hosting events and building community. At heart, I knew I was a curator of some kind so I dove into everything that was available to me, everything I thought I wanted and developed a set of skills that now carries me in my own endeavours.
Amongst this I dove deeper into my yoga practice and took a training to learn about the entirety of the culture, practice, lore, and spiritual beliefs around it.
Somewhere in between there I wrote my first book, a gaze into what it is we hold to be profound and important in our minds and why.
I decided to move to Halifax after spending many creative hours here; exploring, feeling alive, seeing the beauty of slower living. It was a city a few steps down from Toronto, with less chaotic energy – yet still energetically powerful.
After moving here I learned we are on top of large quartz and amethyst deposits and things started to make sense; what I knew of my world and my relationship with the world was simultaneously confirmed and destroyed. I realized there is the context of the world we create to live in, and the truth of the world that we must awaken to.
My first winter on the East Coast I wrote my second book, Under The Callous; Exploring what it really means to be vulnerable again in the face of situations and circumstances that we have protected ourselves from – how to become alive again to the gifts of the world in its ease and challenge.
In less then a year from moving here, I was starting my own business. Something I had thought about for years and had dabbled in with a project called herHABITAT but this felt different. Deeply different.
The conception of what is now known as Fiends came to me in a meditation. Things I had been thinking about for years and skills I had been harbouring and working to unbury for decades congealed into a solid thing that made sense. So I went for it. I had already quit my jobs and realized that the kind of security I needed was more than just financial. It was spiritual, emotional, and deeply personal.
I now read Tarot professionally for a living, with 8 years of learning under my belt. I teach courses like The Language of Tarot where we learn about the language of the world – of your world – so we can decipher the many layered stories the cards and our lives hold. I facilitate circles of witches and mystics to celebrate the Moon cycles and am finishing my third book The Secret Third Space.
Why – The Pattern, The Search
Why any path? I do not feel as though I had a choice, but I will let you know how I came to accept and find the information that currently leads me forward.
Although I have always been told I was “mature” for my age, had strong convictions in my values and have consistently been interested in the same things.
It was only when I read my natal chart did things start to make sense. Ones natal chart is a personal map of where the planets and stars were positioned at ones time of birth. Over our lifetime, the relationship of these planets starts to create a pattern for us. We go through certain circumstances and feelings, see the different tensions that are unique to us and how they show up to challenge and support us.
I’ve started looking at these patterns like our personal mandalas in life. Our own sacred geometry and key to unlocking deeper parts of our path and knowledge. Through astrology is how I learned to accept this path. This “why”.
With Tarot, I learn to navigate the path as it’s happening and with the Akashic Records I learn about karmic patterns, guidance, and the solid ground this is leading me to outside of the assumptions that come with looking at patterns. All of these gifts act as different pieces of one big team of guidance that I also use to help my clients work through their patterns, conditioning and life paths.
I can’t say there is a real rhyme or reason other than I was born at this place and time to discover this work. This path. Just as you were uniquely born for the exact same reason, no matter how we may differ in our duties. As I’ve unfolded these mysteries and secrets for myself I’ve learned how to safely and effectively do the same for my clients and community – which, as you guessed, is a part of my pattern.
Where – The Place, The Landing
Currently, I work out of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. I’ve travelled across the country and have come to call this place home.
But if you don’t live here or near, don’t fret.
I am available online for all of the work I do, and have special practices to specifically connect me to you when you’re not physically in front of me.
I’ve read and taught people in Singapore, NYC, Australia, across Canada, and countless other places of connection. My work and purpose know no bounds of city limits, time zones and borders.
When – The Timing, The Accumulation
I’ve been reading Tarot for over 9 years, practicing yoga for 10 and have thousands of hours that have been dedicated to research, reading, writing, connecting, and building community. I have read for thousands of people, giving me a unique and well-rounded view of how the cards appear and connect.
In accumulation, I’ve spent over a decade diving deep into myself and those around me to gain deeper understandings and insights – formally and informally.
If you feel called to work with me you can book an appointment, reach out to see what service would help you the most or develop something specifically for you and your needs.