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Mars in Pisces November 16 2018 - January 2 2019: Easy does it....

Ambi Sitham

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Well, as always, there is a lot happening in the cosmos all at once…

As well as Mercury stationing retrograde and Venus stationing direct, cosmic mover and shaker Mars decided he wants to get in on the action (lol, trust Mars!) and he moves out of Aquarius and into Pisces where he will be until the New Year (he officially changes signs on January 2nd and moves into Aries).

Mars in Pisces are odd bed fellows…

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Mercury Retrograde in Sagittarius November - December 2018: Clearing the path

Ambi Sitham

 This Mercury retrograde has the ability to create miracles. Yes, really!

This Mercury retrograde has the ability to create miracles. Yes, really!

Hello lovely ones and happy almost weekend!

Friday November 16 2018 sees a lot of activity in the cosmos.

Venus stations direct (no celebrating as yet, when a planet stations either retrograde or direct is often when they are at their most chaotic!) and Mercury stations retrograde!

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Jupiter in Sagittarius November 2018 – December 2019: Time to get lucky

Ambi Sitham

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Hello lovely ones and happy almost weekend!

Much to celebrate in the cosmos as this week, because just after that Scorpio New Moon, planetary benefic and cosmic miracle maker Jupiter moved into Sagittarius where he will be for the next thirteen months!

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High Fives! November 2018's five faves!

Ambi Sitham

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Hello lovely ones and happy slightly belated New Moon!

What a full lunar cycle it has been….soooo many highlights, so much goodness, but at the same time I expended so much energy too.

I took the last week off social media and largely offline and took some much needed time to myself and intend to do lots more of this as I am starting to wind down for the holidays early this year…I am planning almost three weeks ‘off’ and am starting to wind down now rather than in five weeks time when I usually find myself absolutely exhausted and overwhelmed.

I say ‘off’ because when you are self-employed you are never truly off.

With three separate businesses (one of which is Soulstrology which has had the longest gestation period and I hope will be birthed by the Winter Solstice) and new projects brewing for 2019, the truth is that I have a lot on my plate.

It’s all good but full on and I know that the degree to which I can allow myself downtime, rest, recuperation and fun quality time with loved ones is the degree to which I will be able to juggle everything without losing my mind (and yes, I will still be working in some ways, but importantly not ‘on’ and available to all…big difference!)

I feel a podcast episode on this topic of juggling things, taking time out and the importance of rest coming soon….speaking of podcasts… my latest podcast episode is now up!

Another in the Alchemy of Manifesting series and all about the power of privacy as a manifesting tool.

You can listen via Soundcloud, iTunes (search Alchemy with Ambi on the app) or via my website homepage which always has the latest podcast episode up.

Onward to this last lunar cycle and my high fives…


 Magic. Pure magic.

Magic. Pure magic.

  1. Living the process in Laguna and Wellspring desert deliciousness! I was away two weekends in a row for two very different but equally amazing weekends away. The first was for a weekend experience curated by the wonderful Robyn Berkley of Live the Process at the incredible Hotel Joaquin in Laguna Beach. My first time at Laguna Beach and I was utterly spoiled to stay at Hotel Joaquin….the weekend was full of pampering and renewal and connecting with some amazing souls. Chalk Board wrote all about it here and they are probably much more articulate than me at describing the wonders of the weekend. I can’t wait to be back at Hotel Joaquin, and this time with my hubs!

    The second was Wellspring in Palm Springs which was just so off the charts amazing in so many ways. The speakers, the workshops, the amazing conscious companies who took part. Wow. And most of all, the people I got to meet and hug. I had the privilege of sharing my Soulstrology Soundbaths at Wellspring and it was humbling and heartening. If you told me several years ago when I sold my couch so I could squeeze more people onto my lounge floor for soundbaths that one day I would get to hold space and facilitate healing for hundreds of people in one swoop, I would have said, ‘whaaat? naaah!’

    But life is always full of surprises..

    P.s I cried at the end of the last Soundbath of the weekend as I walked around with my chimes sprinkling musical fairy dust on all the attendees and beaming them with reiki. I was so utterly humbled at getting to do this work and so touched by all the love in the room… it was all just a bit too much, in the best possible way.

    This life. This love. This light…I hope the above picture gives you even a teeny taste of the energy….aaahhh.


  2. Breathing easy…

    It’s been almost a year since the devastating fires in SoCal which caused insane air pollution and had this Virgo rising in panic mode cleaning black soot from our blinds on a daily basis. Did you know that according to some studies air pollution is now a bigger threat to our health than tobacco smoke?! In my quest to live a healthier life, last year, prompted by the fires and the crazy smoke, I purchased this air purifier and allergen remover which has changed our lives. With three different settings and a ‘turbo’ ability, you can choose what to target to make sure you are breathing cleaner air. I also got this humidifier which is a must for those of us who live in the desert where things can get, well, a bit dry! I have had nosebleeds before during certain times of the year and that is no bueno. This humidifier and the air purifier changed our home environment, our sleep and dare I say, our lives. Breath is life. So make sure what you breathe is giving you good life!

  3. Get your cuppa on

    I think it’s fair to say that you all know by now that I am English and as a Brit, there is nothing more than I love than having a cuppa! At anytime of the year, regardless of the climate, I love a good cuppa. And I love all tea. A good english breakfast is a morning must, but I also love white tea, green teas, caffeine free teas, loose teas. You name it, if it is tea, I have probably had it and love it and will offer it to you if you come over! Years ago I discovered this kettle which is approved by this Brit tea lover. It is BPA free (important!) and has a number of different settings so whatever type of tea you want, this kettle will make it for you! If you are into tea, you need this kettle! I just had to replace ours after years, so thought it was a good opportunity to tell you all about it in case you want to get your cuppa on, BPA free!

  4. Missing mama and her scent…

    At this time of year I tend to miss my family a lot. It’s my birthday next month and of course Christmas and Boxing Day, which I don’t think is celebrated here in the US but is one of my fave holidays back home. Think eating Christmas leftovers in your pajamas and watching movies and napping. Heavenly. We aren’t returning for Christmas this year as we have just moved home in September and need to settle and be grounded here but we are hoping for a Spring visit to spend some time with my family. In the meantime when I really miss my mum I like to light these incense sticks. They take me back to my childhood and remind me of our prayer altar at our family home. It’s amazing how a smell can transport you back in time or to surpass time, space and motion and help you feel your loved ones. It is far from a hug and hang out in person, but I know that is coming….

  5. Winter skin alchemy

    It’s almost Winter here in LA and I have realized how my blood has thinned because I am sat here freeeezing when it is in the sixties! Honestly, I do not know what has happened to this hardy Brit who spent several years living ‘up North’ in the UK and survived several properly cold Winters. I am an LA lady now! But as the seasons change I do notice my skin understandably changes too. At the moment my hands and lips are just dry….dry, dry, dry. And this was exacerbated when I was away for Wellspring navigating hotel air conditioning and desert dryness. Led to unattractive dark blotches and chapped lips and dryer than dry hands. Yuck. I am slathering on this lip balm and hand cream - which comes in this mini travel version which you can slip in your handbag. Almost two weeks later and my lips are luscious again (my hub’s kisses may have helped..) and I am not embarrassed to shake hands with anyone for fear of them feeling as though I am sand papering them!

So that’s some of my highlights from the last lunar month and products I am using to help me create alchemy in my life.

I hope you enjoy reading, perhaps some of the products I share can help you and perhaps this post may inspire you to check in on your highlights from the previous lunar cycle.

Remember, what we pay attention to, grows, so focus on the good stuff!

Love,

Ambi x

Uranus retrograde in Aries November 7 2018 – March 7 2019

Ambi Sitham

 Sometimes you gotta go back to move forwards

Sometimes you gotta go back to move forwards

Hello lovely ones!

Well, I don’t think I need to tell you all that it is a big week in the cosmos!

So much happening and all bunched within days of each other….

Always the way, huh?!

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Soulstrology Scopes New Moon Scorpio 2018

Ambi Sitham

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Hello lovely ones and happy almost New Moon in Scorpio!

As you will know from reading the Soulstrology New Moon blog this New Moon calls us to forgive and make peace with people (including ourselves) as well as situations.

By doing so we are able to redirect energy which is either stuck in past situations or being projected or used in a negative way.

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New Moon Scorpio November 2018: Forgiveness so you can flourish

Ambi Sitham

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Happy almost New Moon in Scorpio!

This New Moon takes place on Wednesday November 7 2018 at just after 8am PT here in Los Angeles (adjust for your timezone).

It falls at 15 degrees of the watery sign of Scorpio.

Check where Scorpio rules in your chart using the Soulstrology Zodiac guide to this New Moon below and if you are more of a Soulstrology pro then look for exactly where 15 degrees of Scorpio falls and any planets you have between 12 and 18 degrees of Scorpio as they will get triggered by this New Moon.

This Scorpio New Moon falls on a day when there is so much else happening in the cosmos too….

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November 2018: Be still....

Ambi Sitham

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Hello lovely ones and happy November!

For those of you in Los Angeles, I hope you can join me this Friday November 2nd at Wanderlust in Hollywood for a Soulstrology Soundbath.

We will dive deeper into cosmic consciousness followed by a healing and relaxing Soundbath - I hope to see you there!

Onward to November 2018….

This month sees two planets turn direct (Venus and Neptune) whilst Mercury goes retrograde literally as Venus turns direct… can’t say that the cosmos doesn’t have a sense of humor!

November 2018 also sees cosmic benefic and gift giver Jupiter move into Sagittarius (Jupiter rules Sagittarius so he is exalted when he transits Sagittarius -aka he is right at home and best placed to create miracles!) followed by the annual very fortunate Sun/Jupiter conjunction towards the month’s end (with Mercury in retrograde motion joining up with the Sun and Jupiter).

Despite all this exciting activity in the cosmos the Soulstrology theme for November 2018 is to be still.

When planets turn direct and retrograde there is usually some chaos, confusion or muddled energies.

Muddled energies aren’t always ‘bad’ by any means…

I know I have said this before but I will repeat that some of my biggest miracles have taken place during a Mercury retrograde!

Nonetheless there is a cloudy somewhat muddled energy that is present this month and things will not be fully clear until December, towards the end of the year.

Soulstrology advises that this month we should strive to be still.

Within our minds/consciousness and on the physical plane.

By being still (in mind, body and soul) we can let events unfold around us from a grounded and rooted place.

Rather than trying to control the flow of energy and the outcome of events, we can instead respond to events as they take place.

Remembering that we can respond to events from a grounded place, rather than reacting from a place of anxiety and fear.

If we are still we can observe events rather than absorb them.

By observing rather than absorbing we are better equipped mentally, emotionally and physically to deal with what the cosmos throws our way this month.

Our challenge this month will be to stand still and be rooted even when events around us seem to be asking us to react and take immediate action.

Mantra of the month:

I believe in the power of stillness and so I choose to be still

I trust the process of life and choose to believe that all that unfolds this month serves a higher purpose

I choose to observe, rather than absorb

I choose to respond, rather than react

May we each have the strength to be grounded and rooted and stand still and may this serve each of our highest good and the greater good of all.

I am wishing you a peaceful, grounded month ahead.

Love,

Ambi x

NOVEMBER 2018 COSMIC DIARY

November 1: Venus retrograde moves into Libra

November 6: Sun in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces (positive, harmonious, flowing aspect)

November 7: New Moon in Scorpio (will write Soulstrology Members blogs and Soulstrology Scopes)

November 7: Uranus retrograde moves back into Aries (will write Soulstrology Members blog)

November 9: Venus in Libra trine Mars in Aquarius (positive, flowing aspect)

November 9: Jupiter goes into Sagittarius (will write Soulstrology Members blog)

November 11: Sun in Scorpio sextile Pluto in Capricorn (powerful aspect)

November 15: Mars in Aquarius sextile Uranus in Aries (positive aspect)

November 16: Venus retrograde ends as Venus turns direct in Libra

November 16: Mercury goes Retrograde (yes the cosmos has a weird sense of humor and yes will write Soulstrology Members blog!)

November 16: Mars moves into Pisces (will write Soulstrology Members blog)

November 19: Mars in Pisces square Jupiter in Sagittarius (tense aspect, but can be v productive)

November 23: Sagittarius season starts on same day as Full Moon in Gemini (Soulstrology Members blog and Soulstrology Scopes)

November 24: Neptune Direct

November 26: Sun conjunct Jupiter (powerful, positive aspect, one of the luckiest days of the year)

November 26: Mercury in Sagittarius square Mars in Pisces (tense aspect, can be productive but watch out for communications)

November 27: Sun in Sagittarius conjunct Mercury in Sagittarius (powerful, focused aspect, watch out for communications and make sure to be crystal clear)

November 27: Mars in Pisces sextile Saturn in Capricorn (positive aspect)

November 27: Mercury in Sagittarius conjunct Jupiter and Sun in Sagittarius (powerful focused aspect, watch out for communications - not only the content of them but also for the past returning)

November 30: Venus in Libra opposes Uranus in Aries (powerful aspect, expect the unexpected and sudden shifts, perhaps relating to the recent Venus retrograde)

Soulstrology Scopes Full Moon in Taurus

Ambi Sitham

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Well, the Full Moon is almost upon us and I am sure you can all feel it….

I hope you’ve read the Full Moon blog and are reviewing the life areas ruled by Taurus in your unique chart.

With this Full Moon I have done something a little different with the Soulstrology Scopes.

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Full Moon in Taurus October 2018: Expect the unexpected

Ambi Sitham

 As far as Full Moons go, this is an intense one….

As far as Full Moons go, this is an intense one….

Hello lovely ones and happy almost Full Moon in Taurus!

This Full Moon takes place on Wednesday October 24th 2018 at 9.45am PDT (adjust for your timezone).

The Full Moon falls at 1 degrees of the earth sign of Taurus and is conjunct change agent Uranus who sits by the Full Moon at the critical degree of zero degrees of Taurus (Uranus went into Taurus in May this year and turned retrograde in August).

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Soulstrology Scopes New Moon in Libra October 2018

Ambi Sitham

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Happy almost New Moon!

As always with any lunar cycle - New or Full - it’s a great time to engage in a ritual.

This month you may wish to carefully read both the Venus retrograde blog and the Libra New Moon blog before you make your manifesting list for the month ahead…..integrating those themes into your list.

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New Moon in Libra October 2018: Things fall apart so they can come together....

Ambi Sitham

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Hello lovely ones and happy almost New Moon in Libra…

Here we are on the cusp of the dark night of the Moon when the moon is barely visible to the naked eye and the sky is almost a clear canvas, setting us up for the New Moon.

At this time we can feel an emptiness, a void of sorts and some people report that they find the dark moon period more emotionally challenging than a Full Moon because of that feeling of emptiness… so if you are feeling those feels, that’s why!

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High Fives! October 2018's five faves

Ambi Sitham

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Hello lovely ones and happy October!

I am full of beans because it is my favorite season and time of year - Fall, as my lovely Americans call it, or Autumn, as I grew up calling it.

I am getting cosy and doing all things hygge regardless of the fact that the California climate isn’t always co-operative with my Fall feels…

Onward, here are my high fives from the last lunar cycle…..

  1. I’m in the 1%! In Human Design….

    You may have heard about Human Design which is a system which explains how we were built and how best we respond to the world as it’s having quite the moment in the wellness world right now. Five years ago an astrologer friend of mine told me about it and informed me I was in the 1% in Human Design as a ‘Reflector’. I didn’t pay a huge amount of attention to it, I was too busy studying astrology and developing my own cosmic coaching - Soulstrology. However this year I found myself increasingly drawn to understand my Human Design better (it’s not just about being one of the design types, there is a whole lot more to each of our unique charts). By complete cosmic synchronicity at the same time my path crossed with a wonderful soul, Amanda. She recently read my Human Design chart for me and it was eye opening. A lot of what she shared I knew intuitively, but much of it was so helpful in understanding myself better, and specifically how I live day to day and operate my business. After our reading she also took a look at my husband’s chart and oh my goodness, she was SPOT ON about him too! My reading with her has proved to be a real turning point. As a result of it I am now digging deep into my Human Design type because I feel that the more I understand about my Reflector design, the more I can help other fellow Reflectors. More on this soon but in the meantime if you are interested in a reading to understand your Human Design, I cannot recommend Amanda more highly. And p.s I am very choosy about who I will ever open myself up to energetically for any kind of reading, whether it is tarot, psychic, numerology, energy work etc…

    Check her out and let me know what your design is and how you are working with it, I’d love to hear from you!

  2. Phone free bedroom!

    I don’t know about you guys, but unless I enforce strict boundaries with myself, I find myself on my phone way too much. And it just doesn’t make me feel good. Plus, it annoys my loved ones. My husband is much better with his phone than me. In fact, he is actually rubbish with it in some ways as he doesn’t respond to his friends and families messages for days! (luckily for him he was never like that with me, otherwise he wouldn’t get to call me his wife now!)

    One of his few ‘rules’ for our marriage/home was that he wanted a phone free bedroom and I did not adhere to this for the first year of marriage.

    I used the excuse that we used my phone as an alarm clock (which we did, after I threw out his annoying digital alien green eyes light alarm clock).

    When we moved (I am sooooo in love with our new home by the way, I feel like I have fallen in love with LA all over again!) we decided we wanted to start afresh and reset ourselves in so many ways.

    This cutesy little vintage style alarm clock has changed my life. I have started to turn my phone off. Not airplane mode. Not ‘only’ looking at it a few times. But OFF. Out of the bedroom, out of the lounge, in the office, OFF! Most evenings I turn it off between 8 and 9.30pm and it stays off for 10 - 12 hours. I don’t turn it on again in the morning until I have completed my morning ritual (if I am doing it, I don’t do it everyday, I see how I feel and adapt accordingly) or I am ready to look at it (at least 45 minutes after I wake up). I cannot tell you how this has changed my energy levels, focus and general well being. I recommend this clock because even though it’s not super fancy, it is cute, it is very affordable and doesn’t have an annoying tick tock sound or a sleep disturbing light, but it does have a little button you can press if you need to shine a backlight to check the time. Major win. Major shift.

  3. Seasonal shifts - swimming with the seasons

    I have learned (the hard way) that when the seasons change, I need to adapt my beauty regimes, what I eat and how I live to help me best adapt. This is what swimming with the seasons means to me. At this time of year I often find myself getting weird cold/flu like allergies/lurgies. Step in this homeopathic flu medicine which I got prescribed (with a vitamin cocktail injection in my butt, but that’s another tale!) years ago when I was en route to a girls weekend in Vegas and suddenly got struck down with the flu. Not a good combo. But this cold and flu med stopped it in its tracks. As I am not a huge fan of popping pills for ailments, this tends to be all I use to fight the seasons changing lurgies (aside from some home made medicine in the forms of soup, smoothies and tonics). I am also using this healing balm on my cuticles, lips, and my heels and elbows, all of which I have found have got increasingly dry and cracked in the last couple of weeks. Oh and flaky seasons shifting dryness can extend to my scalp…and result in scalp flaking - aka dandruff. Which when you have jet black hair isn’t that easy to disguise (it can be really embarrassing!) Step in this organic neem shampoo and conditioner which are staples in my Fall/Winter beauty regime. I also find myself wanting to smell different scents with the seasons shifting and this woody incense invokes all the Fall feels….if you are lucky enough to have a real fire, you can throw it in there. Otherwise just burn it (safely!) and enjoy the hygge vibes…

  4. A juicy read #fashionvictim

    I love supporting friends and I love that I get to shout out talented friends and their creations. My friend Amina Akhtar wrote this book which is getting all the rave reviews. I bought it and I LOVED it and I cannot recommend it more highly.

    *It’s also going to be made into a TV series too! #proudfriendmoment

    On this note I have to say I take pleasure in spending some of my cash to support others efforts and achievements. Don’t get me wrong, I love freebies (who doesn’t?!) and I am grateful for them and will shout them out if I genuinely love them (and ONLY IF). But when my friends work hard, I have zero expectations or entitlements to freebies and am more than prepared to part with some cash to support their work. Having known Amina for several years I have witnessed some of her journey to get to publishing this book and am so proud of her and cannot wait for the series to come out!

  5. Saying NO and the Universe saying YES

    As this season of life gets fuller I find myself having to say no more these days and for a recovering people pleaser it isn’t easy. But it is oh so necessary. I had to re-listen to my own episode on Boundaries and the magical manifesting power of NO (lol, the irony!) and remind myself of how saying NO meant saying YES to myself, my family and my passions. So I started to say a loving but clear NO. To people and situations. And the Universe responded witha big YES in many other areas! To be discussed further in time to come…until then I did say a big YES to being a guest on Spirit Guides Radio and the Superficial Magic podcast. I got to connect with some new wonderful, wise women and discuss all things boundaries, relationships and empaths. Check em out, they both have a ton of fabulous content which educates and entertains. Win/win right?!

So that’s my high fives for this last lunar month.

As always, I hope you enjoy reading and hope some of my high fives might help you in your life or act as inspiration for you to try and make some shifts for this new season.

Love,

Ambi x

From London to LA with Love: Back to reality and the Laws of Love....

Ambi Sitham

Hello lovely souls who read my posts…. please excuse the slight delay but here is the next installment of my 2012 blog which details the beginning of my love affair with LA in 2011.

It really is a trip to be re-reading this blog….AND for those of you who may be wondering about my book, the Laws of Love, yes I wrote it, but it ended up being a slightly different version of what I originally envisioned (focusing more on the spiritual laws of love than the legal)…

So, yes, I am sat on 70,000 plus words of life lessons about love and relationships, but more on that another time…

Until then, I hope you enjoy the latest installment!

I arrived back in London to grey skies and drizzle fairly typical of March in London but the kind of weather that would normally would send me straight into post holiday blues, yet I was quite happy.

No amount of rain could rain on my parade.

I was so beyond excited by my decision to go to LA for a few months and my mind was buzzing with all the practicalities I had to deal with, oh and of course telling my loved ones.

I was dreading telling my Mum. I knew she would think I had lost the plot. The only phone call with news my Mum wanted was that I had settled with a good guy and she could expect marriage and babies imminently.

This news was the antithesis and I could tell would lurch her into the mother of all lectures as well as a complete panic that I would end up being a spinster/would never provide her with any grandchildren.

I thought I would spare myself by telling my best friend Sal and my older brother first. 

 Sal  (far right) and I on our dear friend Sam's ‘hag’ night (he is in the middle).   Sal is po faced as she was pregnant with her second daughter and had to sit and watch us all get plastered. And then drive me home. Ha!

Sal (far right) and I on our dear friend Sam's ‘hag’ night (he is in the middle).

Sal is po faced as she was pregnant with her second daughter and had to sit and watch us all get plastered. And then drive me home. Ha!

Sal and I have been best buddies since we were 11 years old and are more family than friends. I knew she would be excited for me and her enthusiasm would help me deal with my family or rather, my Mum. I called Sal as soon as I got into my flat. She was excited and ready to hear Oscar news and celeb gossip but was totally unprepared for me to instead go into a million miles an hour speech at how I had been in a rut for the last 18 months and was bored stiff of my life in London and was now going to LA for a three month sabbatical but possibly for longer.

As I finished my speech literally gasping for air, I waited for the congratulations, squealing and excitement and instead there was silence.

And then eventually in a teary, heavy voice she said, "I am happy for you, I think you are doing the right thing following your gut instinct - you have always done it before with big life decisions and it has always paid off - even when we all thought you were crazy....but, well I am gutted for me, I can't bear the thought of you ending up living on the other side of the world".

My heart sank. She was at work and couldn't really talk properly so we decided we would meet up to catch up properly.

More than just a bit perturbed by her reaction I then called my brother.

Thank goodness for my brother.

My clever, witty, kind, generous big brother/part time Dad, permanent piss taker (I think every girl with the potential to be spoiled needs a big brother to take the proverbial and make sure her feet stay on the ground) sometimes my banker (whoops) but always, above everything else, my best friend.

Never judgmental, always practical and as cliched as it sounds the rock in my life without whom I would not be who, or where I am today. 

 My big brother, by my side so I didn't fall as a toddler busy fake  conducting the orchestra to music only I could hear. The rest of the family just had to guess which song by my master conducting. FYI it was Grease, not sure of which track but I was (still am) obsessed with the  movie and entire soundtrack.

My big brother, by my side so I didn't fall as a toddler busy fake conducting the orchestra to music only I could hear. The rest of the family just had to guess which song by my master conducting. FYI it was Grease, not sure of which track but I was (still am) obsessed with the movie and entire soundtrack.

After the predictable questions (and him approving my answers) on practicalities and finances he said the golden words I needed to hear to go forward happily, "Go for it".

I could hear the half smile in his voice even on the telephone and I knew I had his blessing.

Next was Mum.

The phone call went as expected. She was upset and confused. And felt the need to remind me every two minutes that I was not in my twenties and if I ever wanted to have children I had better focus on finding someone and settling down; not gallivanting and taking a sabbatical.

I took it all on the chin but it's never easy to feel like you are upsetting or disappointing a parent.

And as certain as I was of my decision some of the things she said definitely pricked at my LA bubble and let little seeds of doubt seep in. After our call I sat drained, jet lagged and suddenly feeling a bit teary about everything.

My mum's words rang in my ears - what was I going to do in LA? Other than take a sabbatical, have a rest and explore a new city? And then it hit me.

For nearly two years I had been talking about writing a book. After yet another television appearance to talk legalities of the latest celebrity split my good friend Catherine (a best selling author and general cool chick) had said to me, "You should write a book on love and the law". Following her suggestion I had fleshed out the idea and even had a title "The Laws of Love" introduction and contents page, but not much else had happened. There was very little time in the grind of my London life to actually sit down and write. If I did ever have any spare time I was so exhausted and drained I could do little more than sit in front of the television or I would try and fit in a massage or facial. Partly because I worked so hard, partly because I loved to make time for everyone in my life (and there were probably too many people in my life but more on that later).

The end result was that I actually had very little time to myself: let alone time to actually start writing my book. But here was my golden opportunity. Suddenly I began to see that this LA sabbatical was a gift from above. In so many different ways..but more on that later.

Here is the introduction below to the Laws of Love in case you want to know a bit more...

THE LAWS OF LOVE – A USER’S GUIDE FOR WOMEN IN LOVE


INTRODUCTION

Women are romantics. In our quest for true love we often turn a blind eye to any number of character defects. Nearly every woman over the age of 25 has had her heart broken at some point. It’s part of life. But as I, and my friends, got older I recognised that heart-break became the least of the relationship woes. In this age of internet dating and social networking, many of my friends have found that their privacy has been jeopardised by their potential partners. As relationships became more serious we often moved in with our partners — and found ourselves left with responsibility for his bills and a damaged credit rating when the love affair ended. Modern women who are in happy and loving relationships are faced with a host of issues that were unknown in earlier days. For instance, when a woman earns more money than her partner, it can save untold amounts of stress if they settle upfront the division of household labour and its running costs. When a relationship ends, either through a break-up or death of a loved one, the pain can be made worse by ignorance of the law.  I should know. Being the only lawyer in my circle of girlfriends I have been on the receiving end of more than a few teary phone calls.

When I first conceived the idea for this book I was 31 years old, newly single and nursing the very painful fallout post the break-up of a long term relationship. I decided that women need a book that points out the potential pitfalls of relationships — not just the emotional ones but the legal and financial ones.

Reading this book is not going to land you your knight on a charger, it isn’t a book littered with dating tips on how to date like a French woman, or to use ‘The Rules’ to snare your man etc. Whilst those books are entertaining and contain some valuable nuggets on playing the dating game that’s not what the book is about. What this book will provide you with are the Spiritual Laws and the Legal Laws of love for each stage of a relationship, the kind of wise and practical advice I wish an older me had given the younger me back in the day.

The Spiritual Laws are filled with pearls of wisdom I have extracted through my own experiences of life and love and that of friends and family. It includes advice and information handed down from grandmothers, mothers, aunts and elder siblings as well as relationship counsellors, therapists and religious and spiritual mentors. These may not be legal laws enshrined in statute or case law but they are well established laws of love which many of us wish we had access to many years ago. I have combined this advice to provide spiritual laws of the universe that I believe will equip you emotionally and spiritually to avoid the emotional damage that can occur in a relationship. From choosing a partner, to deciding where to live, whether to get married, or whether to stop working, women would be better off if they could keep these spiritual laws in mind.

The Legal Laws are filled with the information I have unfortunately had to give my girlfriends and clients all too frequently when they find themselves in sticky romantic situations. It’s the nitty-gritty about what you need to know to protect your privacy, your money, your health, your reputation and, by extension, your sense of self-worth.

Because some of the best lessons we learn are from each other, each section is filled with case studies. Some of them are cases that made it to court and set legal precedents and some are the true life stories of me and my friends.  I hope they’ll stick in your head and set off warning bells if a similar situation arises in your own life. I want women to go forth in their love life armed with all the information they’ll need to find fun, happiness, financial and emotional security and most of all, love.


Venus Retrograde October 5 - November 16 2018: Valuing yourself so you can be valued

Ambi Sitham

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Hello lovely ones, I hope October is treating you well thus far….

So here we are, on the cusp of Venus Retrograde which begins officially this Friday October 5 2018 at 10 degrees of Scorpio and ends on November 16 2018 at 25 degrees of Libra.

Hopefully you will have all read the Venus in Scorpio - a prelude to the retrograde blog (posted September 10).

The last few weeks may have given you some insight as to what to expect from this particular Venus retrograde.

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October 2018: Be open to what comes next....

Ambi Sitham

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Hello lovely ones and happy October!

Before I dive into the month ahead a quick shout out to anyone in LA or visiting…I have a few exciting Soulstrology Soundbath events ahead….one this coming Friday at Wanderlust and at the end of the month I am super proud to be part of Wellspring where I will be playing two Soulstrology Soundbaths a day.

Wellspring is an incredible, first of its kind conference in Palm Springs with leading teachers, innovators and conscious companies, with speeches (Marianne Williamson and Glennon Doyle to name a couple of the speakers lined up!) workshops, yoga, meditation and more.

I am SO excited to not only be part of the conference but also to attend.

If you decide to come, drop me a line to let me know so we can say hi!

Onwards now to October 2018 which sees Venus turn retrograde and a host of tense astrological aspects.

Retrogrades and the prospect of tense celestial aspects could make you feel uncomfortable.

Perhaps it brings feelings of uncertainty or fear or just makes you feel somewhat discombobulated at the prospect of life becoming a little unsettled.

However, as I have shared before, retrogrades are often times when the past comes knocking in the best possible way.

Retrogrades can be a time when previous wrongs are righted.

When things that have unraveled come back together.

When miracles take place.

Given this Venus retrograde is initially in Scorpio and given that cosmic benefic Jupiter has been transiting Scorpio for the last year, Soulstrology tells us that despite the celestial topsy turvy nature of October 2018, we may well find that what this month brings is ultimately for our best.

Which brings me nicely to the title of this blog and the Soulstrology theme for October 2018:

Being open to what comes next.

Being open this month means not reacting to each twist and turn, but dancing with it.

Being open means not assuming the worst when something seemingly ‘bad’ happens.

Being open means being aware that although you may have a plan of how things are meant to unfold, the universe may have a different plan for you.

And this plan and the path it takes you on not only has a purpose (for your soul growth) but ultimately takes you to where you want to be..

Being open means responding, not reacting.

This can mean deep breaths, time outs and doing the inner work before taking external action.

Being open means having an open heart and mind.

It means allowing life to happen through you, not to you.

It takes courage and doing the self-work but it is well worth the effort.

So, even if just for this month, be open to what comes next…

Mantra of the month: -

I choose to be open

In choosing to be open I approach this month ahead with an open mind and heart

I am open as to whatever comes next, trusting that what comes is what is necessary

I choose to believe that in spite of how things may seem, ultimately they will work out for my highest good

I choose to trust, to have faith, to be optimistic

Wishing you all a month of openness and wonder.

May whatever comes next be exactly what you need and may it help transition you to the next season of life.

And so it is.

Love,

Ambi x

OCTOBER 2018 COSMIC DIARY

October 2nd: Mercury (in Libra) square Pluto (in Capricorn) can be a tense aspect for communications but can also be productive

October 5th: Venus turns retrograde (Soulstrology Members blog)

October 08: New Moon in Libra (Soulstrology Members blog and Soulstrology Scopes)

October 10: Venus (in Scorpio) square Mars (in Aquarius) tense but powerful aspect around love/relationships

October 10/11: Mercury at end Libra moving into early Scorpio) opposes Uranus (in Taurus). Expected the unexpected. Given Venus is retrograde in Scorpio this could be around relationships or finances.

October 11: Mercury moves into Scorpio

October 12: Sun (in Libra) square Pluto (in Capricorn) tense, powerful aspect can be very productive

October 12: Mercury (in Scorpio) sextile Saturn (in Capricorn) positive, harmonious aspect

October 15: Mercury (in Scorpio) conjunct Venus (in Scorpio) powerful aspect, focus on relationships, finances and creativity

October 19: Mercury (in Scorpio) trine Neptune (in Pisces) harmonious aspect, creative and romantic

October 19: Mercury (in Scorpio) square Mars (in Aquarius) tense aspect, can be productive but watch out for conflict

October 22: Mercury (in Scorpio) sextile Pluto (in Capricorn) positive aspect

October 23: Scorpio season starts and Sun (in Scorpio) opposes Uranus (in Taurus) tense powerful aspect to kick off Scorpio season. Expect the unexpected.

October 24: Venus (in Scorpio) sextile Saturn (in Capricorn) flowing harmonious aspect

October 24: Full Moon in Taurus (Soulstrology Members and Soulstrology Scopes)

October 26: Sun (in Scorpio) conjunct Venus (in Scorpio) powerful aspect bringing focus on love, finances and creativity

October 27: Sun (in Scorpio) sextile Saturn (in Capricorn) flowing, harmonious aspect

October 29: Mercury (in Scorpio) conjunct Jupiter (in Scorpio) powerful aspect, can be very lucky, look out for conversations/communications around this time

October 31: Venus (in Scorpio) opposes Uranus (in Taurus) tense aspect, particularly around love and finances. Expect the unexpected.

Pluto direct September 2018: The purpose of power...

Ambi Sitham

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Hello lovely ones!

I hope this finds you all well and having survived that intense Aries Full Moon…

So here we are in the season of Fall with a new month around the corner and power player Pluto turning direct this Sunday September 30th at 18 degrees of Capricorn.

As you all probably know by now, Pluto has been in Capricorn since 2008 and has been wreaking havoc in all things Capricorn related in the wider world and in the Capricorn ruled parts of each of our lives.

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Soulstrology Scopes Full Moon in Aries September 2018

Ambi Sitham

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Happy (almost) Full Moon lovely people!

I hope it is being good to you and you are working with the powerful energies for your highest good…

These Soulstrology Scopes are mantras or affirmations of sorts to help guide you to work with the energies of this Full Moon.

Read for your Sun and Rising sign if you know it.

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Full Moon in Aries September 2018: Facing our fears

Ambi Sitham

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Hello lovely ones and happy almost Full Moon…

Monday’s Full Moon falls at 2 degrees of Aries with the moon opposing the Sun at 2 degrees of Libra and takes place at just before 8pm PT on September 24 (adjust for your timezone).

As always, check where Aries rules in your unique chart and specifically where you have two degrees of Aries and any planets between zero and five degrees of Aries as they too will be triggered by this Full Moon.

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Fall Equinox Soulstrology Soundbath with Earth and Venus

Ambi Sitham

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I hope you are all doing well and enjoying the last few days of Virgo season….

This weekend sees the Fall Equinox and the Sun move into Libra season.

The Fall Equinox marks a day of equal parts light and darkness and is a time to bring more balance to our lives and find harmony with the elements of the natural world.

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