Burn your demons

Burn your demons (tell your ego to shut up)

September 9, 2016

Filed under: Art, Astrology

Tell your ego to shut up. Burn your demons and your fears. Open your heart and see how the good choices feel good and calm and empowering, deep inside of you. When you let your mind’s projections to take hold on you, instead, you spiral down with them, making them bigger, and often lashing out […]

pretend to relocate

Pretend to relocate

September 8, 2016

Filed under: Art, Photo

Every so many years, pretend to relocate: go thru all your stuff and throw away everything you have not used or needed and that – if you were to relocate – you would not move. (Donate what’s still good but you just don’t use or need; others might need those items.) Making space in your […]

Reiki Principles

Jyothi’s energetic life journey with Reiki

September 7, 2016

Filed under: Repost

Jyothi​ has written an article about her experience with Reiki since she first came across it over 20 years ago and until a few months ago when she became a Reiki Master. My energetic life journey with Reiki so far At the following page, on our main site, you can find more information about her […]

Think about your dreams coming true

Think about your dreams coming true

September 6, 2016

Filed under: Oracle cards

OK, we admit it: both of us sneak way too often in our daughter’s room to pull a card from her ‘Cherub Angel Cards for Children’ deck by Doreen Virtue. I can’t help it, this deck is just too cute. The one we pulled today is really worth sharing at large, as we think many […]

I ask power from my angels

I ask for power from my angels

September 5, 2016

Filed under: Art, Photo

Our guardian angels – and other angels, and the archangels – are all around us and with us at all times. They hear our prayers. They are always ready to help us. Unfortunately, all too often, we despair and try to do it all by ourselves; if we don’t explicitly ask for their intervention and […]

I am the chosen one, just like everyone else

I am the chosen one, just like everyone else

September 4, 2016

Filed under: Art, Photo, Quotes

You have been chosen – or you have chosen – to come to this world. Your ancestors have lived amazing lives – of which you only know small parts of – to get to the point of making you. Genes of generations have been recombined to bring out that unique model of human being that […]

Your heart is the size of an ocean - Rumi

Your heart is the size of an ocean

September 3, 2016

Filed under: Art, Photo, Quotes

I don’t think I could ever live too far from the sea, and – in all our many moves and relocation’s – we always managed to be in places where water was close by (less than half an hour drive). There is something about the sea that always works its magic on me; it always […]

Sanctuary of Joy's Tarot card reading for September 2016

Tarot card reading and astrological tips for September 2016

September 2, 2016

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! This month we used the famous ‘Rider-Waite’ Tarot deck. For the beginning of the […]

New Moon September 1st 2016

New Moon and (partial) solar eclipse in Virgo September 1st 2016

September 1, 2016

Filed under: Art, Astrology

The new moon and (partial) solar eclipse in Virgo on September 1st ends a cycle and begins a new one: this will be about new beginnings regarding work, attention to details, care for our body, healthy regimes, and daily routines. Basically, under Virgo, work and well being will be a major focus. But it’s not […]

Is that shield really worth carrying?

The tortoise who was born naked

August 31, 2016

Filed under: Art, Photo

Once upon a time a set of eggs hatched, and many cute baby tortoises came out. They all looked like miniature versions of their parents – with their shields and all. All, behalf one. There was one of the baby tortoises who was born without a shield! The parents were desperate. How will she do […]

Heaven is only for angels with beautiful spirit like yours

Heaven is only for angels with a beautiful spirit like yours

August 29, 2016

Filed under: Art

This is a drawing, with a sentence, made by one of our kids several years ago. We can’t remember if it was Luca or Joshua, and they are both still asleep as I am writing this; we’ll ask them later who the author was. This drawing recently emerged out of an unsorted document pile that […]

Creativity trumps fear

Creativity trumps fear

August 27, 2016

Filed under: Art, Photo

Expressing yourself creatively is a great way to gently tap into your intuition and your unconscious mind, and be guided by them for a while – in a safe environment – to see where they lead you. Creativity can be expressed in many ways: for some people is writing, for some people is music, art, […]

How wonderful that nobody needs wait a single moment before starting to improve the world

Change yourself to change the world

August 26, 2016

Filed under: Art, Quotes

It is us who decide whether we want to be happy or not; it is always us who make that choice, every single day, in everything we do and how we approach it. Do you live to please the expectations of others? Are you living a life according to someone else’s plan? Are you worrying […]

Love is...

Love is…

August 25, 2016

Filed under: Art, Photo

Real love is facing your fears and your insecurities head-on. Real love does not run away. It does not blame and does not play the victim; that would mean giving in to fear. Real love doesn’t look elsewhere for solutions, but inside. Real love is choice and commitment. Real love is letting go of expectations. […]

Choose your addiction

Choose your addiction

August 24, 2016

Filed under: Art, Photo

One great thing of having being born in Italy is that I had a chance to study latin in high school, which is interesting to understand where some words came from, their original meaning and how this changed over time. ‘Addicted’ derives from Latin ‘addictus’, which roughly means ‘assigned to’ or ‘dedicated to’, or even […]

Oracle Card on the beach

Oracle cards for August 23rd 2016

August 23, 2016

Filed under: Oracle cards, Photo

This morning, inspired by Rob Brezsny’s horoscopes, we decided to take it easy and go to the beach with our rainbow-striped umbrella, therefore not even writing our daily post, as we usually do. After all, the weather was good (which is not the norm) and this is also the last week of summer holiday here […]

Nothing is wrong with sexuality but that is the lowest form of love

Nothing is wrong with sexuality but that is the lowest form of love (Osho)

August 22, 2016

Filed under: Art, Photo, Quotes

Sex is great, but it’s a mean, not an end. Too often this gets confused. It’s not about the shape, the form, the physical act. The focus of love making is on mutually growing yourself and your partner – through states of higher awareness – into more loving beings, and then integrating that awareness in […]

Something magical will happen to you

Always look for something magical

August 21, 2016

Filed under: Astrology, Photo

Magic is everywhere. Small – and big – miracles happen continuously. Unfortunately, a lot of people give them for granted, forget to be grateful, or don’t even see them. Today is the last day of Sun in Leo, before it enters Virgo. The Moon is in Aries, which should continue to provide the drive that […]

Everywhere you go, take the weather with you

Everywhere you go, take the weather with you

August 20, 2016

Filed under: Art, Photo, Quotes

The spiritual path should awaken in us a sense of joy. Its goal is to teach us to shine our own light and carry it with us everywhere. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if each one of us would carry his or her own light and be an embodiment of joy? It is pointless to search […]

Dragons can be tamed

Dragons can be tamed

August 19, 2016

Filed under: Art, Photo, Quotes

Neil Gaiman wrote in ‘Coraline’: “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” I certainly agree with the importance of fairy tales and fantasy stories. After all, I was a Dungeons & Dragons player and master in my teen […]

There's only one way to stop a mad phone

There’s only one way to stop a mad phone

August 17, 2016

Filed under: Art, Photo, Quotes

Something that has always bothered me about smartphones is that they never really want to be turned off. Several models turn themselves on as soon as you plug them into their charger! Yes, you can turn them to ‘flight mode’ to have them off the network, but sometimes you forget. And then there is still […]

Oracle cards for August 16th, 2016 (and life-long learning)

Oracle cards for August 16th, 2016 (and life-long learning)

August 16, 2016

Filed under: Oracle cards

We pulled a few Oracle cards this morning. The first card, Aphrodite, from Doreen Virtue‘s ‘Goddess Guidance’ oracle cards, is an invite to discover our inner goddess. Whether you are a man or a woman, you have a feminine side: the side that cares, that loves, that can be tender, that is in touch with […]

Life is abundant

Life is abundant

August 15, 2016

Filed under: Art, Photo

August 15th is a Holiday in Italy, unknown to many. This tradition dates all the way back to the Romans – August 13th was already a day dedicated to the nature goddess Diana and, later, Emperor Augustus implemented the holiday on the 15th as a festival of harvest and abundance. People were basically allowed to […]

Thy will be done

Thy will be done (Saturn went direct)

August 14, 2016

Filed under: Astrology, Photo, Quotes

As of yesterday (August 13th), Saturn – which has been retrograde since March – went direct. The past few months have been a period of introspection, discoveries and buried memories re-surfacing. Attempts to control things have been frustrating and external things stood still for a while during this intensely emotional period. It is likely that, […]


Balancing shadow and light

August 13, 2016

Filed under: Photo, Tarot

If you ask me, I’d tell that Dante Alighieri was describing his mid-life crisis in his opening words of his ‘Divina Commedia’, where he says that in the mid of his life he found himself in a dark forest. “[…] On the surface, the poem describes Dante’s travels through Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise or Heaven; […]

Eat organic

Eat Organic

August 12, 2016

Filed under: Art

Hi there! We haven’t been able to post for a while – we had little and then no connectivity for a few days while travelling. We have been on a trip around Europe (from Holland to Germany, Czech, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and back) and at the WAO Festival 2016 – where we were officially registered […]

You came here to enjoy

You came here to enjoy

August 5, 2016

Filed under: Art, Photo

We are on a trip around Europe, currently giving in-person card readings to people at the WAO festival in central Italy. We think that being happy is our birth right. We come to this world to be happy and to enjoy. What are you doing this summer that makes you happy? * To fully understand […]

Crowley Tarot on the beach - August 2016

Tarot card reading and astrological tips for August 2016

August 1, 2016

Filed under: Astrology, Monthly Reading, Tarot

This time around we pulled three cards from the Tarot deck that was created by all-famous occultist Aleister Crowley. Crowley died in 1947, and he never saw his deck published. Largely, this was due to his own perfectionism. Nevertheless, it is one of the most known, influential and used tarot decks out there. “[…] The […]

Yes Ganesh Volkswagen camper van

On saying ‘Yes!’, Ganesh and camper van miracles

July 29, 2016

Filed under: Oracle cards, Photo

This is a card from Doreen Virtue‘s Ascended Masters Oracle cards deck, which our son pulled. It felt very appropriate, since we are currently on holiday, travelling around Europe with our camper van, which I incidentally named ‘White Ganesha’. Ganesh is the remover of obstacles. It is the Hindu deity to call to get helped, […]


Summertime is here

July 25, 2016

Filed under: Oracle cards, Photo

We are on holiday, traveling around Europe with our camper van. This photo is shot on the shores of a small lake in (former east) Germany, where we are currently camping, and we pulled the card in the picture from Doreen Virtue’s “Magical Messages from the fairies” oracle cards. There are a few ‘well known’ […]

I realized that God was only a projection of something else

God is Love

July 22, 2016

Filed under: Art, Quotes

We believe that God is Love, and that’s too big to fit into one name and into one religion only. In our view, the basic message of every religion is that God is Love. If you read scriptures from all religions, they all agree that God loves all human beings. In essence, all religions point […]

Oracle card: Spiritual Law of Attraction

Oracle card: Spiritual Law of Attraction

July 21, 2016

Filed under: Oracle cards

The general mood has been a lot easier already yesterday, after the full moon has released its energies, and the moon entered in Aquarius, starting a new cycle of the zodiac. Old weights have been let go of. Insights have been received. Energies have been put in motion, steps have been taken. More than everything, […]

Life is good

Life is good

July 20, 2016

Filed under: Art

Life is good, and it will be getting better and better. Be reassured that all the obstacles you’ll encounter will be handled. Go on with optimism! After the cleansing of yesterday’s full moon, it’s time to enjoy and to celebrate. For example, we are preparing for holidays: we are finalizing the last touches to our […]

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