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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 July 2017

Thank you so much for being with us!

June flew by very rapidly - and very hot here in Italy - at the Sanctuary of Joy. We have been busy with various things, including: an irrigation system to bring water to some parts of our field where plants were thirsty, adding some safety features to the electrical system of the house, adding more solar panels (so we can use the washing machine without burning petrol in the generator), collecting the apples from our tree (some of which turned into cake, some will be turned into jam), doing card readings for various people and we have held a small, private inauguration party just after the Summer solstice with some friends!Jyothi has been also sending out Reiki to our followers and we have been publishing some new posts for you.

If you have missed any of our posts for June - talking of the above and more -, check out the full 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 July 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 was shot inside of Sanctuary of Joy's new workshop which is also the place where Daniele creates 'Plank Guitars': musical instruments made with Love with reclaimed materials (old wooden floors, broken furniture, cookie tins, cigar boxes, etc) and using green electricity from solar panels. The most simple instruments made here, the Canjo's, can be played by absolutely anyone even if they have never approached playing music before - and even if they are scared of it. Guaranteed.Like last summer, later this month, yours truly Jyothi and Daniele (and kids of course) from the Sanctuary of Joy will be heading to the WAO Festival where we'll be selling guitars, reading cards and having fun!

The Tarot deck we used in this setting is the 'Brotherhood of Light Egyptian Tarot Cards', from the 'Church of Light'. This deck was initially designed in 1936. Pretty esoteric, huh? It looks like it was later re-designed (in 2009) and these days they sell a full-colored version of this Tarot deck, but Jyothi has had this old copy for many years. Card descriptions and interpretations are, as usual, our own anyways.

July 2017 card reading
July 2017 card reading

For the beginning of the month we pulled the 'Knight of Wands': full speed ahead, on that horse! The energy of this knight is one full of passion, drive and high values: he's a spiritual example, someone who will not be afraid to take on hard work and push his fire-y energy through difficulties and obstacles, if the cause is right. As with all 'court' cards, this might represent a person that you can look up to as an example, or even yourself, working to identify with this card's values and emulate the knight's behavior. Incidentally, with the Full Moon of July (which falls on July 9th), the Hindus and Buddhists celebrate 'Guru Purnima', which is a festival to express gratitude to our spiritual and academic teachers.

For the central part of the month we pulled the 'Four of Swords'. This is a card that speaks of rest, of taking a pause. Whether you want it or not, there are times when all of your energy is exhausted and you just have to surrender to it and stop pushing yourself: take good care of yourself, sleep plenty, take a summer break. Maybe it's just the summer heat that's bothering you, maybe some other event in your life - whatever it is, it's time to stand still for a while and allow yourself to re-group.July 13th is the feast of our Lady of Fatima in Portugal but also the ancient festival of the Greek goddess Demeter: a day of prayer for healing the Earth. 

The card we drew for the last part of the month is Major Arcana number 20, called 'Judgement' in traditional Tarot decks, 'the Sarcophagus' in this particular deck, but it is also named 'Rebirth' or 'Awakening' in some other, more modern, interpretations. In fact, this card symbolizes renewal and rebirth, a fresh start, a new beginning or a reconciliation. This card also speaks of hope and of waking up from the darkness, the end of a repression or a difficult period. We'll have a New Moon on July 23rd, likely being the climax of this 'new' phase. Awake!

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