536 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610   510-444-WELL
Open Sunday-Friday 12pm-8pm & Saturday 11am-8pm

Classes & Events

At The Sacred Well, we aim to share our wide knowledge of different spiritual traditions and practices by presenting classes and events to our community. Classes commonly offered cover topics such as tarot, astrology, wicca, herbs, crystal healing, candle magic, and rituals to increase abundance or attract love. We also regularly host monthly spiritual services, tea and chanting evenings, Reiki healing shares, art shows, and musical performances.

Current Events

6 Wednesday classes: March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15 7:00- 9:00pm Art of Tarot with Yeshe Rabbit
$35 per class or $200 for all 6 classes

Rabbit brings back one of her most popular classes, specifically designed to help you learn to tune in and trust your own intuition as a reader of tarot.

Sure, you can just look in the book at the traditional meaning of the cards, but in order to truly be a reader you must learn to listen carefully when they whisper their secrets in your mind. This class will get you OFF the book and help you turn ON your own personal intuition.

Rabbit's unique method will have you able to offer accurate readings after your very first class, as long as you are willing to dare to believe yourself and trust your inner voice. Practical exercises and demonstration readings take place in each class, so you have the opportunity to give and receive practice readings, trouble-shoot areas of insecurity, and begin to build your internal reference library of tarot symbolism. This class fills up quickly, and space is limited, so please call to reserve your spot today.

Thursday, April 2 (first Thursday of each month) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Crystal Visions Salon
with Yeshe Rabbit
FREE - donations gratefully accepted

Join Yeshe Rabbit and some of her crystal allies for a monthly gathering in which we explore many different individual types of crystals and their energies; learn new methods of working with stones for healing, magic, restoring harmony, protection, love, abundance, chakra balancing and more; meditate with stones to find which allies could be helpful to us at this time; craft stone oils and elixirs; and journey with these ancient Elders of the planet.

All are welcome ... and please feel free to bring a few of your own stones that might want to come out to play.

Friday, April 3 (1st Fridays) 6:00 - 8:00 pm Wine, Witches, & Song
with Sharon Knight
$10 donations gratefully accepted

In keeping with the Frist Fridays tradition in Oakland, Sharon Knight offers an informal "Meet & Greet" style happy hour. From the hours of 6:00 - 8:00pm come bring and share a glass of wine or tea, as Sharon sings for you. Then join in! this will be part performance, part performance, part improv song jam, part Sonic Alchemy play, and part social gathering. Come sing and play as the spirit moves us.

Sharon Knight is an internationally touring musician during the summer months, traveling the land with her handsome prince, seeking to re-enchant the world with her neofolk romantique style celtic mythic music. She offers these first fridays as a way to reconnect with her home community.

April 14 (second Tuesdays) 6:30 - 8:00 pm Tarot Salon - with Grey
$10 donation gratefully accepted

This month’s cards: The Lovers and The Chariot

Come join this monthly Tarot discussion group for beginners and experienced readers alike. Maybe you have taken a class, perhaps tried to learn to read the Tarot from a book, or are just trying to piece it together on your own. Now you want to know how to really "dive in" to what specific cards are all about.

Bring your favorite Tarot deck with you, and be ready to share, learn (and maybe even teach) some new ideas!

Friday, April 17 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm Bathing in the Fae’s Breath
with Woodland Bard & Claire Roche
$10 donation gratefully accepted

Join poet, storyteller, folk dramatist, writer, composer, woodland activist, tree labyrinth keeper, coach and guide WOODLAND BARD, travelling all the way from Co. Sligo in northwest Ireland to The Sacred Well, inviting you to share Bathing In The Fae’s Breath. Written by Woodland Bard, this is a book that responds to how we long for and desire to ‘escape’ into Nature.

Woodland Bard and The Sacred Well invite you to an evening of Bathing In The Fae’s Breath, an invitation to let the ‘Fae’s Breath’ within the forests dissolve all that obstructs our senses and, by doing so, become Free and Present. Joining Woodland Bard is Claire Roche, an enchanting singer harpist based in Co. Dublin Ireland who has been performing songs accompanied by harps for over 45 years plays at hospices and hospitals around Dublin as a volunteer for Harps for Healing.

Woodland Bard is based in Co. Sligo, north west of Ireland. He has lived a wandering life of passion with forests, woodlands, spring wells and natural water for. He expresses and shares all of this as a poet, storyteller, folk dramatist, writer, composer, woodland activist, tree labyrinth keeper, coach and guide, and has done for almost 60 years.

Thursday, April 23 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm astrobarry's Astrology Salon
Suggested donation $10-20

Join a lively astrology discussion led by astrobarry in this informal interactive group experience. Topics covered in each Astrology Salon will vary, based on who attends and what's going on in the sky.

The Salon is intended to provide burgeoning astrologers with a chance to practice their chart interpretation skills in a safe, fun environment. Attendees should have a good working knowledge of the astrological language.

Please bring 5-10 copies of any astrology chart you'd like us to discuss (free charts available at www.astro.com).

Monthly Spiritual Services at The Sacred Well

Saturday, April 4 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Journeying Moon Ritual
Full Moon Circle Honoring Gender Diversity
$10 donation gratefully accepted
no one turned away for lack of funds

People of any gender or none are welcome to join us for the inaugural rite of our newest moon circle to explore and honor gender diversity in ourselves, our communities, and in deity. For our Spring rite, we will Journey with the Hindu god, Hanuman—who is noted for his ardent devotion and trickster qualities of transformation— to find our healing powers within and dance with joy to celebrate each of our unique gifts. There will be crafty activities to make take­away gifts and a sharing of cakes and ale afterward. You are welcome to bring something to charge on the altar, and images or names of beloved Trancestors, but most importantly— bring your beautiful self!

The Rainbow Moon Circle offers rituals and sacred services which honor and celebrate the full spectrum of gender diversity. We will be gathering once each season. The Rainbow Moon Circle is a safe and sacred space for all to explore the spectrum of gender and identity. We honor the holistic experience of self­-determined identity and its infinite intersections. We celebrate the glittering prism of Divine existence that is powerful, delightful, enthusiastic, playful, transformative, magickal, compassionate, and reverent. We co­create rituals and hold space for supportive, loving community. Live the Spectra!

Sunday, April 5 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Temple of Aphrodite
FREE - donations gratefully accepted

This Month : APRILIS
We invite ourselves to open like flowers to bloom, sharing our beauty with the world and also opening our Hearts to receive Love. We invoke Aphrodite Aprilis, the Goddess of spring, flowers, & opening.

The Temple of Aphrodite in Oakland was founded in 2010 at The Sacred Well, where Priest/esses maintain a monthly liturgy and support space for those who wish to experience the mysteries of the goddess in Her many forms.

Our monthly liturgy is an exploration and celebration of the many ways love, beauty, desire and pleasure shape our decisions, choices, actions, and lives. We research and study historical aspects of Aphrodite, such as praise hymns, epithets, and classical symbolism. We also recognize Aphrodite in the world around us today, in Her contemporary guises with modern sensibilities.

Saturday, April 18 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Hecate, Queen of the Crossroads
with Rustic Philosopher & Susan
FREE - donations gratefully accepted

We gather under the Dark Moon to honor Hecate, Queen of the Crossroads. We explore her magic and mysteries in this circle each month, using the reflective nature of this time of the moon and the cycles of nature to gain new insight in our work and in our lives.

Beginners and seasoned devotees of Hecate are all welcome, as well as those who are on the witchcraft path, but who might not be familiar with Hecate yet.

Jake (Rustic Philosopher) has been on the pagan path for 16 years. Along the way, he has studied Wicca, Hellenic Paganism, and Druidry. He was a part of Kern County Pagan Circle (2009) and one of the founding members of Cottonwood River Grove, ADF (2011) until relocating to Oakland in 2013.

Susan has been practicing within the Reclaiming tradition of Wicca for almost twenty years. She is self-taught in Astrology and Tarot and has been reading charts for more than a decade. She is a lifelong Bay Area native.

Please note there are no longer in person sessions at TSW
Tea & Chanting Sangha: A Coven for Dharma Pagans
Online every Tuesday: 7pm
Online every Sunday
White Conch & Skull Cup Ritual: 10 am
Donations welcome

Now in its 5th year, the Tea & Chanting Sangha is both a local and a national/international group, with members from California to Newfoundland. This sangha, led by Yeshe Rabbit, brings together elements of Tibetan Buddhism and Western Paganism in our weekly online video conference sessions, and at our Online Elemental Retreats. Curious? Join us for any or all of the following special events or regular practice sessions. You can join using a computer, Smartphone, or dial in using a telephone.

Weekly 21 Tara Tuesdays
Tuesdays, 7 pm PST, starting Jan 6
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A series of sessions honoring the Goddess Tara in her 21 different manifestations. Each Tuesday for 21 weeks, we will learn about one of Tara's forms, perform a brief ritual for her, learn and chant her mantra, perform mudra offerings, and welcome the Divine Feminine into our hearts. Tara is said to dispel enemies and obstacles, open us to compassion, rid us of poisons, protect us from harm, and help us manifest health, wealth, and wellness.
Free of charge, donations gratefully accepted.

Weekly White Conch & Skull Cup Ritual
Sundays, 10 am PST, starting Jan 11
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In this weekly session, we gather to practice our original sadhana, including mantra recitation, deity visualizations, and and mudras. This sadhana, or ritual, helps us learn about the Tibetan deities and generate peace, compassion, heart-centeredness, courage, transformation, and love in our everyday lives.
Free of charge, donations gratefully accepted.

Friday, April 24 (4th Fridays) 7:30 - 8:30 pm Goddess of the Month
with Phoenix LeFae and Ella

Donations gratefully accepted

Each month we will learn about and dive into the energy of a different Goddess from around the world. Our hope that is by meeting these different energies you will find one that resonates with your heart and you will walk away with the potential for a greater relationship with a Divine One.