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Sanctuary of Joy- a sacred space to (re)discover who you really are
Sanctuary of Joy- a sacred space to (re)discover who you really are

Sanctuary of Joy Newsletter October 2016

October of Faith and Balance

Thank you so much for being with us!


September has been a very introspective period for many people, also due to the Mercury retrograde phase, which is now over.In September we posted 27 articles on the blog, which you can read from the archive page for september in case you missed something! 


We also published our book, introduced by a fictional long story / short novel which you can read here http://www.sanctuaryofjoy.org/notes/2016/09/15/get-your-life-in-tune-a-tarot-story/ 

More details on the book are further down in this newsletter. 


With October, we are fully into Autumn, and this month the configuration in the stars invites us (not that gently) to work hard and put in practice some of the ideas and theories that September shed light upon, or the insights we have had this past period. 


Mercury is now direct - communication should be enhanced. Let it out! Be creative!

Jupiter recently entered Libra and for the next 12 months our unconscious will be focused on balancing those fires and waters, yin and yang, masculine and feminine. This is true at the individual level, and also at a society level. 

Mars in Capricorn (for all of October) gets a pragmatic way to use its fire and prompts us to do productive work, but Venus in Scorpio (until October 18th) might shake things up. Don't over-do! 


Below in this newsletter you will find the monthly Tarot reading for October - this time we first made a video of the 'live' reading before we wrote it down. Let us know if you like it!


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Get your life in tune with Tarot

“Get your life in tune with Tarot” is the book we have written about using Tarot with our intuitive method for self-analysis and discovery.

Learn how to apply Tarot to your every day life, challenges and choices!


We offer you the options to buy the book and pay for it right away, or to download it for free now (we’ll ask your email) and come back later to donate how much you think it was worth the investment of your time.


Get your life in tune with Tarot
Get your life in tune with Tarot

Our book is not for initiates, occultists or psychologists - this is a simple and down to earth method for whoever wants to discover more about themselves by giving Tarot a try. We keep it extremely simple.


"Much more straightforward and clear than other books on this topic. I had tried some other books on Tarot in the past but I found them confusing and too complicated." - was the comment of one of our readers.


Download our book for FREE now and come back and donate later if you think it was worth your time!

Monthly card reading

At the beginning of every month we pull three Oracle cards or Tarot cards, for a generalized prediction of the month. We hope you enjoy them!

Let us know if these readings resonate with you!

We'd like to hear your stories! Come tell us those on our Facebook page, on the Blog, via the Contact form on our site or replying to this email!


You can also run your own online reading for free on the website - check out our 'Free Gifts' section.

For fully personalized readings performed by Jyothi and Daniele, instead, visit the bookings page. 


This month we used the famous 'Rider-Waite' Tarot deck.


If you don't like to read, we actually first made a video of the reading, and then I wrote down what's written below loosely based on it, but not with the same words.

October card reading
October card reading

For the beginning of the month we pulled the Two of Swords (Air). [Note: we also drew this card in a previous post you can read here ] This card speaks of choice that must be made, to move forward and not being stuck, by digging in one’s subconscious (the sea of emotions behind the woman) and using both ‘weapons’ of intellect and heart - only then the choice will be balanced. With the month starting with a new moon in Libra (while Jupiter is also transiting thru Libra), the theme of a choice between opposite forces and choosing what's right and true for our hearts - not what society or fear tells us - will be a general, ongoing theme. Time for pondering was September, with its Mercury retrograde, but in October Mars in Capricorn will keep the pace quick for the whole month and the mental energy will be strong, so even in-action is going to be interpreted as a choice of sort.  


For the central part of the month we have pulled the card 'Death' (one of the ‘Major Arcana’). This should not be seen as scary - it's not typically about physical death - but more about killing our ego, our wordly attachments and un-necessary desires, and about letting go of what no longer serves us. From closing off chapters and clearing up space (even physically in our environment), we gain space for the new to enter. October 15th will have a Full Moon in Aries: be careful about how you use that fire energy to change things for the better, not to destroy them out of rage. Compassion and patience should be used in relationships, as with the lingering effect of Venus in Scorpio (started September 23rd and until October 18th) things might heat up either way.


The card we drew for the last part of the month is the Seven of Swords (Air). The figure on the card is the smart Loki from the Viking pantheon, running away from a military camp, with some weapons he has stolen. Just like him, you might have been stuck in some situation (this is typically more related to a job or a place you spend lot of time) that has made you grow and taught you something in the past, but you might feel it is not the way you should continue your personal soul journey. You can take with you what you have learned, and venture elsewhere. The month begins with a new moon in Libra, and ends with another new moon in Libra: this is not an invitation to run away from somewhere or something out of fear - but once again, to follow your heart.

Our Services

At the Sanctuary of Joy we believe in a holistic approach to healing: healing the body by healing the mind, nurturing the heart and evolving the spirit. 


We offer and employ a variety of services and techniques, either in person or online, including (but not limited to): 

  • Life and relationship coaching 
  • Tarot and Oracle cards Readings 
  • Reiki Energy Healing 
  • Astrology 
  • Empowering portraits 
  • Music Healing

 ...and more to come... 


Most of our services are also offered online, via email or Skype.

We believe in spreading the light

Our pricing policy is generous.We believe in spreading the Light. To receive full benefit from a reading or a Reiki treatment there should be an exchange of energy, but we know that not everybody has the same resources, and we want to help. On our bookings page you'll find some discount codes that you can use for this purpose.

We are also open for suggestions is ways you can pay it forward by telling us what kind of service or donation you will offer to society. We also offer a 100% money back guarantee if you are not satisfied.

Namaste,

Jyothi & Daniele