November 2022: Tarot spread for the full moon in Taurus

Plus some journaling questions, an astro-tarot forecast and an exploration of the the Sabian symbol for the full moon in Taurus

Tarot spread and astro-tarot forecast for the November 2022 full moon and lunar eclipse in Taurus

The November 2022 full moon falls in the sign of Taurus. The Taurus archetype is grounded and steadfast, calm and composed, firm and also somewhat stubborn. This is a sign that is practical and earthy, and is associated with material pleasures, desires, luxuriousness, and abundance.

Spiritually, the Taurus archetype teaches the principle of belonging through presence…our presence as sacred human beings…honouring the body temple…honouring the flow of life. This can be difficult given the society we live in, which praises the hustle over reverence and treats time as money rather than a finite resource that should be used wisely in the pursuit of the things that give us meaning.

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July 2022: Tarot spread for the new moon in Leo

Plus some journaling questions, an astro-tarot forecast and an exploration of the the Sabian symbol for the July 2022 new moon in Leo.

Tarot spread and astro-tarot forecast for the July 2022 new moon in Leo

The July 2022 new moon falls in the sign of Leo. The bold and dynamic Leo archetype infuses us with a passionate zest for living. It is the archetype of the fiery creative who is confident and unafraid to stand in the spotlight. But this infectious dynamic can also succumb to its shadow aspects of overbearing pride, drama and arrogance.

Spiritually, the Leo archetype teaches the principle of creative manifestation. Clarity of thought and focussed energy, which points to the spiritual principle that your beliefs about life tend to shape your life. You can see this spiritual principle at play with a regular gratitude practice. When you cultivate an active gratitude practice, you tend to experience a shift in your life and circumstances. And while your life may not change dramatically, your outlook to life can certainly shift.

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5 tips to cope with crisis fatigue

Psychology-backed tips to help you deal with long-term stress and uncertainty.

5 psychology-backed tips to help you cope with crisis fatigue

It feels like we’ve been in crisis mode since years.

  • At the end of 2019, protests broke out in India over CAA-NRC
  • In the first quarter of 2020, the world went into lockdown due to the pandemic
  • Then came the distress caused by the great migration of laborers, who fled the cities and made the long walk home.
  • Student activists were arrested. Farmer protest broke out.
  • Border skirmishes broke out at the India-China border.
  • As if this wasn’t enough, all hell broke lose with the second wave of the pandemic in India in the first quarter of 2021.

These are just some of the crises that have rocked India since the last couple of years. There have been many more protests and injustices on a global scale.

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You Beneath Your Skin: cover reveal

You Beneath Your Skin by Damyanti Biswas cover reveal

I’m thrilled to reveal the cover for Damyanti Biswas’ debut crime novel, You Beneath Your Skin, which will be published by Simon & Schuster, India, this September. I’ve known Damyanti as part of the blogging world since years, and though we have met only once, it didn’t feel like we were strangers – we knew so much about one another via our blogs and many shared conversations. It’s such a blessing and joy when you meet virtual friends face to face, and realize that your virtual friendships do actually translate into real-world friendships!Continue reading

#MondayMusings: Remembering the soft animal of my body

For someone who has generally enjoyed good health, these last few years haven’t been kind. Ever since I developed a dust and pollen allergy, I’ve fallen sick with almost clockwork regularity.

Every winter, when the Delhi pollution hits new highs, I spend a few days at least battling my allergies. I’m convinced that this also weighs on my immunity, because I’ve been ill more often in the last few years than ever before.Continue reading

If we were having coffee…

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I’m feeling tired and drained. This month has been hard – work has been crazy – so crazy that I’ve been pulling in long hours even though I haven’t been feeling too well. Added to that, I’ve been looking after a sick furbaby {who is now well, thank heavens!}, and I haven’t really felt the spirit of Diwali, which is one of my favorite festivals. Continue reading