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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 August 2017

Thank you so much for being with us!

July went by quick, in between collecting fruit, making jam, taking long afternoon naps to avoid the heat, finishing the installation of the solar panels for the woodworking workshop (and for the washing machine) and finally attending the WAO Festival 2017 with our shop selling guitars, the aforementioned jams and talking to people about the Sanctuary of Joy!

We have also updated our 'main' website with some new pages that talk about how we implement our vision of living in harmony with Nature and describe ways you can come and stay with us. Check them out!

If you have missed any of our posts for July on the blog (or on Facebook), check out the full archive page

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

If you like what we post and what we do, please share the word and invite your friends to our Facebook page and/or to join this Newsletter!

With much love,

Daniele and Jyothi

Monthly card reading for August 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 at the WAO Festival 2017 and shows the cards laid upon a beautiful lavender bush (part of a large field/patch of similar bushes that make the whole area smell nicely), with a background view of the main stage of the festival, built with the Canya Viva method.

The Tarot deck we used in this setting is the Visconti Tarot (which we don't own, but we borrowed from Katia who had been teaching a Tarot workshop at the festival). This is a modern reprint of a very old deck commissioned to varius artists by the Italian Visconti-Sforza family in the fifteenth century. Here is a wikipedia page about its history. The 'modern' deck is sold by Lo Scarabeo.

August 2017 card reading
August 2017 card reading

For the beginning of the month we pulled the 'Knight of Wands (Fire)' (we pulled this card in earlier readings too). This card talks about energy, drive, passion for a cause or an ideal, a search for justice and a commitment to make concrete progress on what we believe. Don't sit on your laurels - it's prime time for action! This energy is very much in alignment with the current Leo season, which reaches its maximum strength on August 8th (August 7th is also the time for an extremely powerful Full Moon!).

For the central part of the month we pulled the 'Ten of Cups (Water)' (this is also a card we have pulled in earlier readings). This card talks of recognizing your abundance and that you having everything you need: things are going wonderfully and your friends and family love you and they are around you to provide help and lift you up when the game gets tough. As families, as individuals and as a society, we need to step into the future holding hands and singing songs, not building walls. The energy of this period might take a slower pose compared to the previous decade of action and drive, yet there is great potential for deepened relationships and personal growth, riding on the quarter moon of the 15th. This is a period when a lot of shooting stars will be visible - happy wishing!

The card we drew for the last part of the month is the 'Six of Coins (Pentacles/Earth)' which talks about giving and sharing your riches with those in need. There is a sense of fairness in this card, where the energy that is given returns back to the giver and both players come out enriched from the experience. It is said that being generous and giving with an open heart ultimately attracts threefold return from the Universe. In the book 'Tarot Therapy - Volume 3', Steve Hounsome wrote about this card: "[...]In these time of materiality, greed, bonuses, million pound wage structures and higher property prices, the idea of actually giving some of your hard-earned loot away can seem to go against the grain. However this is not the grain that the Universe runs by. [...]" and it is very true. 'Giving' (and receiving) might of course refer to material possessions, money, physical help or any other form of payment, favor or benefit. This last period starts on the 21st of August - which is a New Moon and a Solar Eclipse: perfect to begin incorporating new giving rituals in your routine. 

The Sanctuary of Joy

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

Modern life goes too fast? Your life doesn’t seem to make sense anymore?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. 

The Sanctuary of Joy is based in beautiful central Italy, on a quiet hill: a physical location where we host retreats, Reiki courses and other activities; a space where families can 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 also offer some services online. 

Work with us and find your purpose! Reconnect with your emotions! Live an abundant life!

Want to know more? Check our website

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.

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