Shed your old skin and be whole

Shed your old skin and be whole

September 19, 2017

Filed under: Art, Astrology, Photo

Tonight/tomorrow (September 19th or 20th 2017, depending on where you are in the world) we’ll have a New Moon in the sign of Virgo which enables a strong mental connection between your inner awareness and that of other people. This happens as several other planets are also transiting in Virgo, such as Mercury which can […]

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Oracle cards reading for the weekend of September 16th-17th 2017

September 17, 2017

Filed under: Oracle cards, Photo, Tarot

We picked some cards for you! As usual, the interpretations you can read below are our own (not verbatim from the deck’s booklets). Note: The photo was shot at the CircoCentrica 2017 juggling convention in Rome that we visited last weekend – since our kids love juggling. Here are the cards we picked: A) “Krishna […]

No one can be told what the Matrix is

No one can be told what the Matrix is; you have to see it for yourself

September 11, 2017

Filed under: Art, Eco, Photo, Quotes

150 years ago, on September 11th 1867, the first edition of Karl Marx’s book ‘Capital: Critique of Political Economy’ was jush finished printing and went on sale. A century and a half later it is one of the most translated, sold and studied books in human history. Its influence has been huge. But often theory […]

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves

September 6, 2017

Filed under: Art, Quotes

People (especially friends and partners) are mirrors of your own internal world, your un-resolved issues, your past pains, the conditioning you received and the family or society patterns you are affected by (and that you obviously don’t agree with on a soul level). Some people more than other ones can trigger our emotions. Don’t react […]

People will love you. People will hate you. And none of it will have anything to do with you.

People will love you. People will hate you. And none of it will have anything to do with you.

September 3, 2017

Filed under: Art, Photo

In the 13th century in Viterbo lived a girl called Rosa. She wanted to take the vows as a nun in the order of S.Francis but, due to her fragile health, this was not allowed by her family. She lived very shortly, just 18 years. Her faith and vocation was so strong that she kept […]

Monthly Tarot reading for September 2017

Monthly Tarot reading and astrological tips for September 2017

September 1, 2017

Filed under: Monthly Reading, Tarot

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, here as a comment on the […]

Call to Earth

Call to Earth

August 28, 2017

Filed under: Eco, Photo

Summer is reaching its end (although, as we write this, it is still pretty hot) and the first good hazelnuts are starting to be ready and fall from the trees (in the photo a bunch that we tested out). During the September/October/November period we need help with a few different things that need to happen […]

Wild thing you make my heart sing

Wild thing you make my heart sing

August 23, 2017

Filed under: Eco, Photo, Quotes

Moving to live in a place in the middle of Nature is one of the best things we have ever done. There is so much wild life here, like the ‘wasp spider’ in the picture which we spotted a couple of days ago. Initially worried, like every time we see a ‘new’ insect we don’t […]

Tell us when you followed your guts and don't regret it

Tell us when you did something following your own guts

August 21, 2017

Filed under: Art, Photo

Tell us when you did something following your own guts and not what everyone else was telling you to do… …and it made all the difference …and it turned out great …and you definitely don’t regret it Ready? Set… Go! Comment here, and/or follow this same post on our Facebook page.

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Oracle cards reading for the weekend of August 19th-20th 2017

August 20, 2017

Filed under: Eco, Oracle cards, Photo

We picked some cards for you! As usual, the interpretations you can read below are our own (not verbatim from the deck’s booklets). Note: The photo was shot on the top of Monte Cimino (the mountain where we live) which was an almost impenetrable and sacred grove for the ancient Etruscan people, feared by the […]

The grass is greener (if you water it)

The grass is greener (if you water it)

August 14, 2017

Filed under: Art, Eco, Photo

Summers in Italy are pretty hot. Even more so in recent years, due to climate change, summers are drier and drier and we are getting into situations of drought which of course are bad for plants and cultivations. This summer there have been over 100 consecutive days without any rain! In practical terms this means […]

Are you making peace with the ghosts from your past?

Are you making peace with the ghosts from your past?

August 11, 2017

Filed under: Art, Astrology, Photo

A limitation of ‘standard’ psychoanalysis is that it stops analyzing events starting back at one’s childhood. Anyhow, whether you believe in previous lives and reincarnation (or not), past-life regression actually works. It doesn’t even matter if you believe it: whether the memories of stories that come up in a past-life regression are from an actual […]

A transformative Full Moon - What are you asking to become?

A transformative Full Moon – What are you asking to become?

August 7, 2017

Filed under: Art, Eco, Photo

Tonight we have a powerful Full Moon in Aquarius; I am not writing about the astrological details – you can refer to the great post by Henry Seltzer https://www.astrograph.com/horoscopes/configurations/2017/August/07 The bottom line I get about this full moon (like every full moon, actually, but with a stronger intention intensity, this time) is that it is […]

I am lucky because I believe I am

I am lucky because I believe I am

August 4, 2017

Filed under: Art, Photo

Affirmations are a powerful way to state the way you would like to be – or the way you would like anything to be – and, by repeating them, things start to become that way! They are one third prayers, one third intention and one third magic! Here’s some affirmations to start your lucky day: […]

Monthly Tarot reading for August 2017

Monthly Tarot reading for August 2017

August 2, 2017

Filed under: Eco, Monthly Reading, Photo, Tarot

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, as a comment to this post, […]

As an awakened human

8 behaviors of awakened humans

July 26, 2017

Filed under: Art, Eco, Photo

We found that the following are things that, as an awakened human being, you would naturally start doing. We collected them for you in the form of affirmations. What else do you think belongs in the list? What else do you do – or do differently? I support other humans Supporting other human does not […]

You have stepped into your new life

You have stepped into your new life

July 21, 2017

Filed under: Art, Photo

After July 23rd’s New Moon a new chapter of your life will start. It’s already brewing now. Can’t you feel it? The Future is now because it is with our present thoughts and actions that we shape it. PS – Today’s photo of an artist working on her painting was shot yesterday at the Cultural […]

I am not weird; I am a wonder

I am not weird; I am a wonder

July 19, 2017

Filed under: Art, Quotes

You don’t need external approval. People are often quick to judge but they don’t really know your situation, feelings and motives. Just remember that you are worthy; don’t doubt it. You don’t need to fit in anyone’s box. Do what you love but don’t push too hard. Have patience with yourself: this life is not […]

Tell us a Happy Story in 5 words

What’s the happiest story you can write in five words?

July 17, 2017

Filed under: Art

What is the happiest story (or just a happy one) that you can compose in just FIVE words? It can be invented, or something that really happened. Or maybe something you are wishing. It’s up to you. Write your story in the comments. Ready? Set… Go! PS – If you see this post after comments […]

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Oracle cards reading for the weekend of July 15th-16th 2017

July 16, 2017

Filed under: Eco, Oracle cards

We picked some cards for you! As usual, the interpretations you can read below are our own (not verbatim from the deck’s booklets). Note: The photo was shot in our kitchen: behind the cards you can see some containers with 100% organic/bio apples and figs from our trees, which are being turned into jam as […]

To see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion, all in one

To see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion, all in one

July 12, 2017

Filed under: Art, Eco, Photo, Quotes

Some weeks ago I dreamed that we’d wake up one day, and we’d find that the sea had arrived close by our house. What was once a hill (we are living at 600 meters of altitude) was now an island, and all the valley underneath had been covered/flooded. There was sand on the shores, where […]

Thank you for 3000 likes

Thank you for 3000 likes on our Facebook page

July 10, 2017

Filed under: Eco, Photo

Thank you very much for being with us. We just reached 3000 ‘likes’ on our Facebook page this weekend! The photo is some pots of Cherry Jelly and Apple Sauce – 100% organic/bio from our (rather wild) trees at the Sanctuary of Joy. This is a small scale production so we aren’t selling them online, […]

Full Moon in Capricorn July 2017

Full Moon in Capricorn July 2017

July 7, 2017

Filed under: Art, Astrology

With this weekend’s Full Moon, embrace a spirit of gratitude for all the teachers that crossed your path. Are you ready to live by your ideals and embrace your greatness? PS – we mentioned something about this energy earlier in our monthly Tarot reading. We also recommend reading the writeup by AnandaShree Vedic Astrology​ about […]

Love bonds

Love bonds

July 6, 2017

Filed under: Art, Photo

Relationships are no easy stuff. Even the best ones often get broken by the ego’s of one (or both) or the partners involved. For a couple to work well you need to have, first of all, a common/shared vision or plan. We like a quote (that we have used already before) from Antoine de Saint-Exupery: […]

Monthly Tarot reading for July 2017

Monthly Tarot reading for July 2017

July 2, 2017

Filed under: Art, Monthly Reading, Photo, Tarot

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, […]

I seek strength

I seek strength

June 27, 2017

Filed under: Art, Photo, Quotes

What is our biggest struggle as human beings? It comes from within. It is our ego, our un-satiable restlessness: always hungry for something more, for something else; always afraid of the future, of not having enough; often jealous of what we see in others and always pushing us down in our hopes, cynically telling us […]

Purify your imagination

Purify your imagination

June 22, 2017

Filed under: Art, Astrology, Quotes

Welcome Summer! The quote of today’s art is from Rob Brezsny‘s most excellent “Pronoia” book and, with today’s heat and the Cancer month just begun, makes me think of all the un-necessary structures that our mind – aided by society’s conditioning – puts in place to make us always desire something more, something better, something […]

Reiki Healing summer solstice gift

Reiki Healing Summer solstice’s gift

June 20, 2017

Filed under: Art

Jyothi will be sending out REIKI energy distance healing on June 21st as a Summer solstice present for you. Join this Facebook event to be included https://www.facebook.com/events/316718455424037/ Feel free to share the love to reach others who need this.

Oracle cards

Oracle cards reading for the weekend of June 17th-18th 2017

June 18, 2017

Filed under: Oracle cards

We picked some cards for you! As usual, the interpretations you can read below are our own (not verbatim from the deck’s booklets). Note: The photo was shot on a slice of a huge cedar tree. We got this beautiful piece of wood when we were living in America. No, we didn’t cut the tree! […]

Today I treat myself because I deserve it

Today I treat myself because I deserve it

June 13, 2017

Filed under: Art, Photo

How long has it been since the last time you had good fun? We don’t mean the ‘forced’ type of fun that groups of acquaintances pretend to have at company meetings; we mean honest, relaxed, healing fun you shared with people you really care about – when everything was ‘flowing’ and spontaneous, when small, simple […]

Live a life worth remembering

Live a life worth remembering

June 7, 2017

Filed under: Art, Photo

What would you like to be remembered for, after you pass away? Is it for your forgettable work achievement, is it for how spotless your kitchen was? Is it for those sport trophy’s you won? Is it for the obligations you dealt with, letting the days slip by, always postponing the time for you and […]

Monthly Tarot reading for June 2017

Tarot card reading for June 2017

June 2, 2017

Filed under: Monthly Reading, Photo, Tarot

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, as a comment to this post, […]

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Oracle cards reading for weekend May 27th-28th 2017

May 28, 2017

Filed under: Oracle cards, Photo

After an intense new moon, we picked some cards for you! As usual, the interpretations you can read below are our own (not verbatim from the deck’s booklets). Note: The photo was shot in our hen house, which we recently built. We wrote about it earlier in our previous post http://www.sanctuaryofjoy.org/notes/2017/05/22/eggs-box-live/ – but we didn’t […]


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