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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 May 2017

Thank you so much for being with us!

April went by really fast! At the Sanctuary of Joy we have been pretty busy restructuring the house (in case you have just started following us, we are living in - and restructuring - an old farm house in Italy - read more on ) and in April - helped by good weather - we made a lot of progress! 

First, we have built a proper bathroom, converting an area of the building that used to be a stable for animals and we can now enjoy solar-powered hot water (in our continued effort to be as eco-friendly and as 'off grid' as possible). 

Moreover, we have solidified the area on top of a mysterious old cave, which we happen to have found on our property, and also its entrance, to be able to enter it safely and prevent further damaging caused by humidity; we have mentioned the cave in our mid-April Oracle cards reading - see - and this place is really special to us. This is some unique 'feature' of the Sanctuary that we kept secret for a while but, now that the information is out and the restructuring has happened, you can expect to hear about it later in a dedicated blog post describing the whole thing in details - stay tuned for that! 

Also, as I am writing this, an amount of our belongings that we had initially left in the Netherlands in a storage unit is being driven for us across Europe and, by the time you read this, we should have received them. In May we'll start sorting out a lot of those boxes; our new place is much smaller than our previous house, anyhow, so we will use what we can find a place for but we also plan to donate a lot of things that we know won't fit anywhere.

If you have missed any of our posts for April, check out the archive page

In this edition of the newsletter we feature the monthly Tarot reading and additional information about our offerings.

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With much love,

Daniele and Jyothi

Monthly card reading for May 2017

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’s photo shows the cards laid inside of Jyothi’s shaman drum.

The Tarot deck we used in this setting is the ‘Vision Quest Tarot’ by Gayan Sylvie Winter and Jo Dose’. This deck is inspired by Native American symbolism and wisdom.

May 2017 card reading
May 2017 card reading

For the beginning of the month we pulled the ‘Five of Earth‘ (Pentacles). This card indicates that there is a need for healing, likely deriving from feelings of self-condemnation and/or limiting beliefs. In other words, things might look bad on the surface but it’s likely that you might see them worse than they are, having fallen in a down spiral of negative thoughts; in reality this might be a trick that your ego or mind are playing on you. Just wait. Do not make harsh decision at this time. Let the clouds dissipate. Things will clear up.
Anyhow, some kid of change will be eventually necessary to get un-stuck. The advice is to see past the discomfort of change and embrace the new. The Universe is constantly changing and we, as part of it, have to change too.

For the central part of the month we pulled a Major Arcana: ‘Vision Quest‘ (which corresponds to ‘The Hanged Man’ in more traditional Tarot decks; interestingly enough, we had also pulled the equivalent card – from a different deck – in our April’s reading []).
If you want to embark on the spiritual path and on the quest for who you really are, you must let go of the past and embrace your growth process completely. This means surrender to relaxing your need to control circumstances, events and people and let your inner voice and the Universe show you the way. This process of letting go and trusting the Universe might feel very scary but it will lead you to the truth of your being and what you came to do on this earth.

The card we drew for the last part of the month is another Major Arcana: ‘Life Force‘ (which corresponds to the ‘Strength’ card in more traditional/well known Tarot decks). This life force is the energy of the cosmos, it is the light of creation, it is the love that gives life to all things and beings. It represents the feminine nature of our psyche that allows the energy of the universe to flow through us and give us inspiration. In many ways this is the opposite of rationality and mental control that are so valued in modern society and enforced by social conditioning. It is therefore an invitation to see beyond your perceived limits, love yourself fully for who you are and find your inner strength which comes from the integration of masculine and feminine qualities within you, rediscover the power of divine love which can propel you forward and make you achieve anything you want. Unleashing our true strength and power can feel scary, especially when you have grown up learning to doubt yourself and your abilities. Integrating the intuitive forces within you with the mental approach you have been taught by society can feel like taming a roaring beast that lives within yourself – and yet it is precisely from embracing that creative and passionate part of ourselves that your true strength is evoked. Therefore, ride on the ecstatic dance of life because you have the power and the courage to harness its force to reach great heights!

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.

Sanctuary of Joy’s new home in Italy

Sanctuary of Joy's new home in Italy
Sanctuary of Joy's new home in Italy

At the Sanctuary of Joy we help families and individuals to find their inner wisdom and energy and get their life in tune, in a simple and peaceful way.We moved the Sanctuary of Joy to a physical location where we will host retreats, Reiki courses and other activities; a space where families will come on a healing vacation and work on themselves in peace and quiet, in the middle of nature.

We think simple family and farm life with a spiritual touch is amazingly effective as family therapy.We have just arrived here, and there is still work to do on the country house and property in beautiful central Italy that we bought as our base of operations (don’t worry: this is not close to the area where the recent earthquakes have happened!).

Want to know more? Check our website

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!


Jyothi & Daniele