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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 January 2017

2017 is here - thank you so much for being with us!

2016 was quite a busy year - for many a difficult one, but in general a year of completion and conclusions (numerologically a '9' year) and that is likely why a lot of famous people died. But it was, at the same time, a year of breaking with the past and getting our feet wet into new territory, for all those who were ready to continue their journey and to keep evolving.

2017, starting under an Aquarius moon, is a '1' year: a year of new beginnings and of setting our own magic in motion to manifest what we desire and to create the world we wish to see. Are you ready for the ride?

As usual, this newsletter features the general Tarot reading for this first month of the year, and some other information. 

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If you have missed any of our posts for December, you have still time to catch up and read them on our blog, starting from the December archive page.

Monthly card reading for January 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!

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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 the 'Dragons Tarot' published by "Lo Scarabeo", Italy (this deck was a Christmas gift by our son).

January 2017 card reading
January 2017 card reading

For the beginning of the month we pulled the ‘Ace of Swords‘. This card speaks of intelligence and determination: the sword is a symbol of using reason, mental power and intellect to face our challenges. Nevertheless, the magic sword – like the famous Excalibur – needs to be bathed in water and emotions, plunged into the feminine qualities (symbolized in this deck’s image by a feminine crown) in order to be complete and fully harnessed. The first part of this month (and of the year) will indeed be very magical: from the 1st to the 5th of January (and especially on the nights of the 3rd and 4th) there will be the Quadrantid meteor storm which should be visible in the night’s hours (after midnight UTC should be at its best, after the dreamy and visionary moon – transiting in Pisces – will have set): what is more magical than looking for and counting falling stars? Don’t forget to express your wishes when you see a falling star, focus and believe in your intentions! On January 5th we will have a first quarter moon – in Aries, with its well-known fire-y drive – and after January 8th, Mercury will end is retrograde motion and will turn direct again – favoring intellect and communication, so that those wishes can be really set in motion in the material world.

For the central part of the month we pulled the ‘Page of Swords‘. The suggestion of this card is to keep an open mind and a positive outlook on things: we might receive new and important information in the form of a contract, legal documents, or even just a whisper or gossip. If we didn’t expect it or didn’t see it coming, it’s important to separate the message from the messenger and tap into a fresh, child-like spirit to see the possibilities it brings: regardless of how this information will be delivered and its actual content, this will be useful information if we have faith on our ability and we don’t waver. A full moon in Cancer will occur on January 12th and it will set the stage for doors to be opened for us if we just persist on walking our path without fear. The last quarter moon in Libra on the 19th might feel like an exam to get through this period and onto the next phase, but it will be worth it.

The card we drew for the last part of the month is the ‘King of Pentacles (Coins)’. This king is lord of the fertile land, he’s representing the part of human beings that is more in touch with the environment, mother nature and its rhythms. Like all ‘court’ cards in Tarot, this might indicate someone you’ll meet or it could be an invite to embody the qualities of this King in your life and your actions: this king knows the secret to abundance and he might be showing up in the form of some financial gain, promotion or other ‘good deal’; but his message, more in general, is to get back to basics, to the richness of the ground, to recognizing our connection to nature, to find joy and abundance in the simple things, to go back to our roots and to the wisdom of our ancestors. Learning to need less, committing to care for a better world and detaching ourselves from the illusory cravings advertised by corporations and their commercials might be all that this ‘good deal’ is going to be about. The new moon in Aquarius on January 28th will help us to let go of what doesn’t serve us, to become more conscious in our choices, purchases and investments, to find that we can only be really rich when we give, rather than when we take – an attitude that is often forgotten these days.

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!

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.


Jyothi & Daniele