Intersectional Herbalism & Magickal Arts
Worts + Cunning Apothecary is a gathering circle of starry-hearted healers and a place to learn skills of discernment to help you call yourself back home. I teach a variety of healing and magickal arts from moon-centered herbalism to the intersections of tarot and healing plants to finding your breath and learning how to work with plant allies to cultivate peace, all rooted in a foundation of creating a more just and more kind world.
My work is centered in the service of helping you to recognize your own inherent sacredness.
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From now until December 3, my patrons get 35% off The Lunar Apothecary and The Tarot Apothecary. My patrons will also receive free enrollment in Solace: Herbs & Essences for Highly Sensitive People when they sign up for either course. Become a patron today and access the sale!
What I Offer
The Lunar Apothecary is for folks who are interested in understanding who they are as a healer and their unique gifts all through the tools of lunar-centered herbalism and magick. My most in-depth course and for folks interested in the intersections of traditional western herbalism, Moon lore and magick, and astroherbalism.
The Tarot Apothecary is all about the intersections of traditional western herbalism and the tarot. For folks interested in the energetics of traditional western herbalism, including astroherbalism, intertwined with the storytelling of the tarot as a tool of healing.
Begin With the Breath is my collection of simple breathwork practices for magickal folk. Great for those interested in somatic healing and understanding breath as remedy.
Solace is my love letter to highly sensitive people, empaths, and those who love them. An exploration of herbs, essences, and healing practices to help sensitive folks thrive in their sensitivity. Solace is a space to experiment with the radical idea that your sensitivity has never been "too much" - but that the space you deserve to flourish and grow into your sensitivity has been too little.
The Plant Ally Library is a collection of all of my plant profiles from across all of my courses, my community blog, and patreon in an easy-to-access and download format. You'll also find correspondence charts to help you organize information.
I also have a secret course that's full of recipes and rituals and is completely free for subscribers of my newsletter.
"Any chance to learn some of Alexis' wisdom should be grabbed at with both hands."
Hiya! I'm Alexis J. Cunningfolk and I'm here to help you radically re-enchant your life.
You're meant to live a magickal life - we all are. And not because you're good enough or have suffered enough or have read your favorite novel on witches a thousand times. You deserve a magickal life because you are magick.
But who am I to say this?
I'm an intersectional herbalist, witch, and weaver of remedies.
My intersectionality, and the reason I do the work that I do arises from my lived experience as a nonbinary lesbian (she/they), a mixed womxn, and a practicing witch. I was lucky enough to have herbalism and magick come into my life at the same time - and I quickly realized the transformative powers of both to help me navigate my world with a steady compass.
After college, I made an attempt to try and fit myself into the non-profit world (long story short: it didn't work). Soon I was frustrated with the bureaucracy that prevented real sustainable change and I started searching for something that would feed my soul. I began my official training as a certified professional herbalist in 2007. Learning from the plants and my ancestors, I've also studied with the likes of Dori Midnight, Julie James, Rosemary Gladstar, Margi Flint, Demetria Clark, Matthew Wood, Judith Hill, and many more.
Fast forward a few years later and in 2010 I officially opened Worts + Cunning Apothecary. Since then I've created and sold popular herbal products, taught at herbal and magickal conferences, created the online course I wish I had as a student, and written for a variety of print publications on herbal and magickal traditions. Through it all, my business and drive to teach have been led by my calling to be of service.
You deserve to be seen as sacred. I call my herbalism intersectional because it is rooted in social justice and inclusivity. And so is my magick. With these tools I believe that you can learn how to re-enchant your life so that you can live with clarity and purpose. When our sacredness is denied by the culture at large or the folks around us it's hard not to believe it after a while - this holds too many folks like you back from thriving as magickal beings. And, friend, during these times of churn and change we all need to know and be living our magick more than ever.
Let's be real.
I'm not here to heal you. You won't find any gimmicks or cure-alls in what I do. I offer something more powerful. I'm here to help you re-member (to literally put back together) your own healing powers and gifts of magick. My promise to you is that I only offer what I feel is useful and inspiring.
I'm grateful that you're here and excited to keep connected on your journey.
Still curious to learn more? Click on any of my course links above for a full syllabus and sample lessons. Want to get a better idea of what my practice looks like and how I engage with herbal and magickal arts? My website is an ongoing resource of free and engaging resources for you to enjoy.
What Students Are Saying
"What can I say? [The Lunar Apothecary] is changing my life. I am more in tune with the moon's cycles, I am learning so much about astrology and herbs. I feel magickal." Devri S.
"The Lunar Apothecary is the most incredibly detailed, thorough resource I could possibly imagine... There is enough material here to keep me happy for years to come! I love losing myself in the pages upon pages of Alexis' lovely words and hand-drawn ornaments. A magical powerhouse." - A
"[The Lunar Apothecary] has an incredible wealth of information! I am enjoying it very much and slowly working my way through. I was blown away by how much valuable information is here. It is clear that it is a labour of love the way it was created and compiled. I highly recommend it! Wonderful course! Beautifully put together!" C.E.
"What can one say about such a remarkable/wonderful/magical thing/course/place/mindset? Thanks a million PLUS ONE for organizing and putting together such a terrific amount of work and study into one glorious whole! We are all so much better for it." S. J.
"The tarot apothecary is a really beautiful, accessible way to re-enchant your tarot and herbal practice and to go much deeper into taking good care of yourself and your communities. It's such a rich guide full of magic and inspiration that will guide through big and small challenges with more ease and grounding." - Yarrow
"I have been a professional tarot reader for years now. I wanted to take tarot to a whole new level. I’m new at herbology , it was wonderful how [The Tarot Apothecary] married the two. I was able to gain a deeper understanding of tarot. I understand much more now when drinking a warm cup of tea. I highly recommend this course to anyone new or seasoned who want to take their tarot reading up a notch. Education is never wasted, be open to what the universe has to offer, and if you’ve crossed paths with Worts + Cunning Apothecary, know that it wasn’t by chance. High Five to Alexis for creating this, I look forward to always learning more. " - Luiza
"[The Tarot Apothecary] is a lovingly put together course, that provides a gentle but insightful journey into the cards and how they may bring healing in your life. " Louise
"I love this [The Tarot Apothecary]. Alexis Cunningfolk's gentle, healing approach led me easily into a deeper understanding of the plant spirits. The card and plant profiles are fantastic. Working with Alexis' spreads, I have found several plant allies to give me insight into how to grow projects I am working on. The idea of Tarot as a healing tool is so beautifully approached in this class and has grounded me in both my Tarot and plant spirit practices. My "busy mind" has quieted down and I can rely on the cards and the plants to show me what I need to know." - Susan
"Wonderful course! [Solace] is phenomenal value for the treasure trove of content included." - Veronica
"I feel like I'm learning how to really breathe for the first time." - SB
"[Begin With the Breath] gives me somewhere to begin... I find your meditations different & refreshing.. Thank you for being different..." - CPM
"The quick snippets and multi modal delivery [made it] so I could read or listen in small snatches of time." - Premye
"[Alexis is] so clear and concise but still magickal! I love how [Alexis] describes the purpose and possible applications of each practice." - Kali Ferguson
"The Plant Ally Library is a wonderful collection of Materia Medica and other herbal resources. An extremely well priced introduction to Alexis' content, or well condensed source for their materia medica for those with access to their other courses. Highly recommended for those starting out in traditional western herbalism, or just those wanting to get their hands on more resources. Highly recommended." ~ Alexis Zephyra
"[The Plant Ally Library] is just the best….expertise and wisdom throughout the course and VERY reasonably priced. This is such a great resource for any learning or practicing herbalist." ~ Donna