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Full Blue Moon March 31st 2018

Full Blue Moon March 31st 2018

March 30, 2018

Filed under: Art, Astrology, Photo

Tonight’s Full Moon in Libra will be the last ‘Blue’ Moon for a while – till 2020. Blue moons are those are moons that provide insights into your heart’s desires and allow for conscious growth, transformation and manifestation. In her article about this Full Moon, Anandashree Astrology writes: “[…] All kinds of creative handicrafts (like […]

Monthly Tarot reading for January 2018

Monthly Tarot reading and astrological tips for January 2018

January 2, 2018

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 or here on the Blog! You […]

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 […]

I am kind with myself

I am gentle with myself

March 11, 2017

Filed under: Art, Astrology, Photo

The full moon of tomorrow (March 12th 2017) is in Virgo, opposing the Sun in Pisces. This is a time where you might battle internally (and externally) in between opposites: logic versus emotions, head versus heart, facts and cold data versus what your intuition is telling you. These opposing forces can of course bring up […]

UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nohing is going to get better. It's not.

UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nohing is going to get better. It’s not.

February 25, 2017

Filed under: Art, Astrology, Photo, Quotes

Make a wish on the upcoming Solar Eclipse (unfortunately only visible from parts of the southern hemisphere: South America and Africa) of Sunday 26th, 2017. This is also a powerful New Moon in the sign of Pisces. This is the energy of Pisces: visionary, caring, idealistic and loving. This is march’s energy, the one that […]

Some day you will be old enough to read fairy tales again

Some day you will be old enough to read fairy tales again

February 9, 2017

Filed under: Astrology, Photo, Quotes

Italy is not ranking very high when it comes to English language knowledge and understanding; I want to help improve this. Storytelling is what I do best. I have been reading books – in Italian, English and even Dutch – to all of my three kids almost every night since they were babies – this […]

Dream of a new world under January 28th's New Moon

Dream of a New World (under January 28th’s New Moon)

January 26, 2017

Filed under: Art, Astrology, Photo

On January 28th (at 00:07 UTC – hence during the night starting on the 27th) we will have a New Moon, joining the Sun in the house of Aquarius. This year already started with the moon in the sign of Aquarius, and this will give the same energy that started this year another boost: it […]

What's the fuss about 13 anyway?

What’s the fuss about 13 anyway?

January 13, 2017

Filed under: Art, Astrology, Photo

Yes, it’s Friday 13th. So what? At the Sanctuary of Joy we do like the number 13. You know we post a lot of information about the moon phases, and 13 is the number of moon cycles in a year. In the ancient times, those ‘moons’ were used to track time, and in Latin the […]

Cave canem

January 12th 2017 Full Moon: think twice before barking

January 11, 2017

Filed under: Art, Astrology, Photo

The full moon in January, the first one of the year, is a potent one. Even more so this year, given everything else that is going on in the Astro at the same time. For starter, a full moon is an opposition of the Moon and the Sun, hence opposition of feminine and masculine energies. […]

Darkness and light always go together

Darkness and light always go together (last new moon of 2016)

December 27, 2016

Filed under: Art, Astrology, Photo, Quotes

On December 29th (at 6:53 UTC) we will have the last new moon of this year 2016. This has been, for many, a difficult year; a year of closures and of ending chapters. As the quote of today points out, darkness and light always go together: it is often from our most difficult periods and […]

December 14th's Full Moon: an invite to walk on the unbeated path

December 14th’s Full Moon: an invite to walk on the unbeated path

December 13, 2016

Filed under: Art, Astrology, Photo

The upcoming Full Moon of December 14th, the last full moon of this complex year (2016) is a moon of culmination, of getting out of a difficult period, of looking for new horizons and reaching out for a new beginning. 2016 was a ‘9’ year, numerologically representing the end of a cycle, whereas the upcoming […]

New Moon November 29 2016

New Moon November 29th 2016

November 28, 2016

Filed under: Art, Astrology, Photo

With this New Moon (which starts Tuesday 29th at 12-ish UTC), it’s not time to doubt: it’s time to face your fears head on, walk your talk and stay strong through the apparent separation or what might feel very uneasy. Focus and find strength in what is dear to your heart – that which is […]

The efficacy of one's life is fulfilled only when one is able to give joy to another

The efficacy of one’s life is fulfilled only when one is able to give joy to another

November 21, 2016

Filed under: Art, Photo, Quotes

If you embrace a spirit of self-surrender and you pray humbly, you will practice detachment from your ego’s desires and temptations, and this will bring you true growth: you will find you are part of a whole, you will feel and understand that you are part of a bigger plan, that you are connected with […]

November 14th 2016 Full Moon - what are you letting go of?

November 14th 2016 Full Moon – what are you letting go of?

November 14, 2016

Filed under: Art, Astrology, Photo

This will be the closest that the moon will ever get to earth again until somewhere in 2034. This is an extremely powerful moon to cleanse, detox and celebrate new beginnings. What are you letting go of? This moon will be under the sign of Taurus, which values home, comfort and slowness over the new, […]

What you wish is within your reach

What you wish is within your reach

November 10, 2016

Filed under: Art, Photo

All the good work you did so far is almost bearing fruits. Keep going, have faith, believe in yourself: the universe is working in your favor now, and your manifestation is nearly there. It’s true that you don’t know how exactly it will be like in all the details – we never know – but […]

You are a wonderful person

You are a wonderful person

November 7, 2016

Filed under: Art, Photo

God and the Angels love you the way you are. In fact it cannot be any other way, because God and the angels love us all, unconditionally. Don’t worry for what other people say about you – they have not lived your life and they are not wearing your shoes. A lot of people are […]

Oracle cards

Oracle cards for the new moon weekend 29-30 October

October 28, 2016

Filed under: Oracle cards, Photo

For this new moon weekend, we pulled some Oracle cards from new decks we have recently added to our toolkit. “Listening” from “The Enchanted Map Oracle cards” by Colette Baron-Reid, depicts an Elephant that immediately makes me think of its qualities: big ears for listening, makes me think of Ganesh who removes obstacles, it is […]

Ready to be alive?

Are you ready to be alive?

October 14, 2016

Filed under: Art

We are heading into a weekend of enthusiasm and adventure, of exuberance. Today (Friday 14th), step into your full imaginative power, keep a hand on your heart and visualize the world you want. Dream all that you can be, with the Moon still in the visionary sign of Pisces. Uranus in strong opposition with the […]

Are you ready to follow your destiny?

New Moon September 30th 2016 : are you ready to follow your destiny?

September 30, 2016

Filed under: Art, Astrology, Photo

Every new moon is a fresh start, and this one comes after a September of intense introspection – that was pushed by Mercury retrograde motion, now over. Are we ready to walk in the path of faith to our brighter destination? Can we let go of the paradigms of the past that do not serve […]

Are you willing to receive?

Are you willing to receive?

September 24, 2016

Filed under: Art, Photo

The energy continues to be intense, as it has shifted after Mercury ended its retrograde period and went direct a couple of days ago, and we passed the Equinox. Yesterday Venus moved into Scorpio, raising intensity in relationships. This could have started either way: this fire could strengthen your relationship to new levels or it […]

Full Moon Pisces September 2016

Preparing for the Full Moon eclipse of September 16th, 2016

September 14, 2016

Filed under: Art, Astrology

Under the whimsical and Psychic sign of Pisces, the Full Moon eclipse of next Friday, September 16th will be the last eclipse of the year, and a very powerful one. Yesterday it was a very fire-y day, with Sun in square with Mars. You could feel the heat – inside and outside. Today we can […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

The wound is the place where light enters you

Full Moon in Capricorn, Guru Purnima, Teachers and Masters

July 19, 2016

Filed under: Art, Astrology, Quotes

Today we have a powerful full Moon in Capricorn. We started talking about the effect of the Moon in Capricorn in yesterday’s post. Additionally, the full Moon in July is, in Hindu tradition, the day of Guru Purnima: a festival to pay respect to and celebrate the many teachers in our lives. It is said […]

Help ever hurt never

Help ever. Hurt never.

July 18, 2016

Filed under: Art, Astrology, Photo

The Moon – which is almost full – has entered in Capricorn last night. There could be still ‘jumpy’ energies today. After all, Moon and Sun are opposing each other almost perfectly (that will happen tomorrow – which causes the full moon), and it is interesting to note that the Sun (male, fire) is in […]

Bring out the good

Bring out the good

July 16, 2016

Filed under: Art, Astrology, Photo

What’s the idea of a wolf like, in your mind? Were you more influenced by red riding hood as a kid? Or is it a bloody were-wolf that Hollywood movies imprinted in your brain? Either way, a lot of associations with wolves in today’s ‘mainstream’ culture lean towards the negative. But as you dig deeper, […]

I am safe and blessed

I am safe and blessed

July 13, 2016

Filed under: Art, Photo

When we wake up early, in rainy Holland, we have chances to see rainbows. Just like this morning. I admit it: the rain on the roof was noisy, and it stimulated my system, so I woke up – not very happy – at 5 AM from vivid dreams and I had to run to the […]

You have the freedom to be yourself

You have the freedom to be yourself here and now

July 9, 2016

Filed under: Art, Astrology, Photo, Quotes

There are a lot of interesting connections going on in the Astro today. A lot of trines and sextiles today – these allow the planets involved to support each other and harmonize their energies. We also have a beautiful combination of Sun in Cancer and Moon in Virgo. It would be tedious to go thru […]


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