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Venus and you – How to work with Venus for more ease and flow in your life

I’ve been diving into Venus and her significance for us personally over the last couple of days.

My favourite thing to do is to study and teach what I’ve studied so I thought I’d share a couple of thoughts about Venus.

Venus just changed signs from Aquarius into Pisces, her favourite place to be of all the signs.

She will stay there until late February when she will move into Aries.

Venus and you

As she travels through the sky she also moves around your own personal astrological natal chart.

Venus is the Goddess of love and the Lesser Benefic of traditional astrology. Wherever she is in your chart she brings blessings and charm.

Venus in your natal chart stands for love, money and values. What is important to you. How you love and how you want to be loved. How you would love to make money and what is valuable to you.

The Venus Cycle

Venus takes about 1 year to go the whole cycle around the Sun.

She always travels close to the Sun so for the most part she travels through about the same signs at similar times each year. As she does she makes contact with all the planets, houses and angles of your natal chart.

This is your personal Venus cycle.

For example if your sun or moon is in Pisces, Venus will be going over them while she travels through Pisces.

This will activate visibility (when she conjuncts the Sun) or emotionality and needs (as she goes over your moon)

The same applies when Venus goes over all the other planets. She will positively activate the themes of the planets.

Venus through the houses

Another thing to look at is to see what house Venus is travelling through in your natal chart.

This house will be positively affected while Venus travels through it.

The love houses are (mainly) the 4th and 7th

The money houses are (mainly) the 2nd and the 8th.

Venus transits through the houses of your natal chart

As Venus transits through the skies she will be affecting different areas of your personal life as she transits through the houses of your chart.

1st is great for Self-love

2nd is great for money

3rd is great for communication

4th is great for family and home

5th is great for creativity & children

6th is great for service and hard work

7th is great for all relationships

8th is great for s*x, money & diving deep

9th is great for travel & expansion

10th is great for your legacy work

11th is great for friends & community

12th is great for therapy and healing

Tracking your own Venus Cycle

What you can do is to look back to your life and see if there are some yearly patterns for you personally.

Especially when it comes to beginnings of relationships and influx of money. As those are the main themes of Venus.

Do you tend to fall in love in June and September? Have more money in October? Look for thise kinds of patterns and see how they relate to your Venus cycle.

Venus and love

If you are looking for love, the times when Venus moves through your

4th and 7th house are often the best times to start a new serious relationship.

The 5th is great for flirting,

The 9th is great for love while travelling.

The 11th is great for love based in friendship.

Where is Venus affecting you now?

  • Pull up your natal chart. FX use
  • Look for the sign of Pisces and see what house it is in, in your chart.
  • All houses rule a specific area of our life. The area of life that Pisces rules in your natal chart is the area that will be affected by Venus in Pisces.
  • Do you have any planets in Pisces? If so, look up what these planets stand for.

Want to know more about astrology? Get my guide on Mystical Astrology by clicking here

And you are of course always welcome to book a personal astrological reading with me.


Jara Gian Tara


Stjörnuspeki 101

Hér er myndband sem sýnir hvernig þú getur búið til þitt eiguð stjörnukort á sem er frí stjörnuspeki síða sem ég mæli mjög mikið með. Það er hægt að búa til alls konar stjörnukort þarna. Bæði fæðingar stjörnukort, Solar return kort, það er hægt að sjá transit, astro cartography og margt margt fleira.

Þú getur líka búið til kort hér á síðunni hjá mér á mjög einfaldan hátt hér:

Bara að passa upp á að velja réttan tíma AM eða PM. AM þýðir frá 12 á miðnætti til 12 á hádegi og PM frá hádegi að miðnætti.

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The Spiritual Warrior – Full Moon in Aries

October 13th 2019

The energy of this full moon in Aries is very interesting. 

On this full moon we have a choice to make. The intensity is high and things can really go both ways. Into positive expansion or into anger and disruption. 

Do we want to focus on what is wrong and burn up our energy in frustration and anger. Or do we want to expand our vision, see what needs to be done to change our lives for the better and fearlessly head in that direction. 

The choice is ours.

The Spiritual Warrior

The energy of Aries in the positive is the Spiritual Warrior. The willingness to fearlessly fight for justice for all. Aries in the negative is uncontrolled anger. Going around egotistically setting things on fire without thinking of the consequences.

Aries is the first sign of the astrological year. It is the great initiator, the headstrong warrior going fearlessly into battle. Aries is ruled by Mars, the god of war. There is nothing like Aries energy to get things going.

In general the energy of the full moon is focused on culmination and release. The full moon in Aries is different. We have the energy of a new beginning mixed up with the energy of letting go. Therefore it is the perfect opportunity to see what needs to change and start heading in a more positive direction.

On a full moon there is always some underlying tension. The sun is opposite the moon so our sense of self (Sun) and our feeling nature (Moon) are pulling us in two different directions.

There is a sense of inner separation. When we are not consciously aware of this separation the tendency can be to resolve the tension by attacking the people around us. Arguments and fights are more likely on a full moon. Add alcohol to the equation and we get the physical violence.

Chaos, Discord and Expansion

This full moon is conjunct Eris, the goddess of chaos and discord. Her other name is Discordia and she is related to the archetype of Kali, the Hindu goddess of destruction. 

On top of that the moon and sun are both in a hard aspect to Pluto, the ruler of the Underworld and the great spiritual teacher. Pluto teaches us by showing us what needs to go. It’s not a gentle teacher. If we hold on to what needs to go Pluto will take it from us anyway.

Thankfully we also have very positive aspects to Jupiter, the planet of luck, generosity and the great expander. The Moon is trine Jupiter and the Sun is sextile Jupiter. 

Jupiter is the biggest planet in our solar system and a very positive force for good. When we add this Jupiterian energy to the mix, we get the power to direct the hard lessons of Pluto and the disruptive element from Eris into the positive.

The Full Moon Expands Everything

The full moon is an expander. It expands everything it touches. As conscious people our job is to decide what we want to expand. To be aware of the full moon and then make a conscious intentions on what we want the full moon to expand. On an Aries full moon our intentions are extra powerful because of the Aries ability to start new ventures.

How to Best Use this Energy

A great way to use this energy would be to sit down and think what needs to be changed in your life. Where are you out of integrity with the way you want to live? Are there steps you’ve been wanting to take to be more environmentally friendly? Is there a humanitarian project that you’ve been wanting to initiate? 

You are powerful beyond measure. Take that in and then take action to re-dream the world. We need more active dreamers in this world.

Happy full moon!

I have started to write astrology and lunar posts for the Rvk Ritual platform. Check out their work!


Gian Tara

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Radical Love – Bless Everything you see (Including yourself in the Mirror…)

“Teach your eyes to bless everything you see.”

A. Jodorowsky (one of my favourite film makers and crazy, magnificent human).

A few years ago I found this sentence on his twitter or instagram account and wrote this on my bathroom mirror.

So that every time I would look there I would see these words.
So that I would treat myself kindly.
So that I would stop looking at myself and focusing on what’s wrong.
So that I would focus on what’s right. Look at myself with love.

So these words would gently seep into my being.
So that I might eventually live that way. Blessing everything and everyone I see.
It’s so easy to judge and so hard to bless in stead.
But this is one of my favourite practices.

Imagine blessing yourself EVERY SINGLE TIME you look into the mirror.
Imagine looking at your partner and blessing him/her when you look at them, every single time.
Imagine looking at your children when they’re being difficult and blessing them, there and then, in that moment.
Imagine going about your day, using your eyes to bless.

What does it mean to bless?
In the simplest way, it simply means to love.

To choose love over everything else.

And here is a bonus quote from Yogi Bhajan:

“You must look beyond the mirror! You are the spirit, you are the soul, you are the self. You are the honour, you are the source of all sources. You are the redeemer of all redeemers. From you, this creation is born.”

With so much love, Gian Tara

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✨Positive self talk✨

One of the things I have learned is to be very good at editing my self talk. Whenever I catch myself saying anything negative towards myself I automatically change the thought into a positive one.

Basically, I don’t take any shit from myself anymore.

I wouldn’t tolerate any of my friends or family talking badly about themselves so why should I tolerate that for myself?

Also, when you stop taking shit from yourself you automatically stop taking shit from others. People also start to respect you more. Because even if you don’t talk about it they get the vibe from you that you’re not one to be fucked with.

Positive self talk is vitally important. We have to live in this body and in this mind of ours for now and it’s up to us to make this a nice place to live in.

For me it’s been a long process of getting better and better at this. Now it’s usually so fast that it’s automatic.

I see it as picking weeds. Or raising a toddler…

What I do is to talk back to myself. For example if I would think – I am such a failure – I talk back at myself and say – Well, I may fail sometimes but mostly I don’t. And that is good enough. I don’t have to be perfect. And what does being a failure mean anyway?

I also notice any negative generalisations. Anything that comes after – I am always…/I always… – is always a lie. Negative generalisations towards ourselves or others are simply not true. Even the worst of us have their good moments.

When my self talk is extra bad sometimes I just say to myself – STOP! Aloud if needed… I try my best to be gentle with myself but sometimes you just have to draw a clear line.

We can only hold one thought at a time and like attracts like. Negative thoughts attract more negative thoughts. Positive thoughts attract more positive thoughts. So by being vigilant and careful about what thoughts I allow in my head has really changed my life.

Repeat after me: I don’t take shit from myself anymore!

Do you have any tricks to help your self talk to stay positive?

Lots of love, Gian Tara


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The story of how I became a healer

This is the story of how I became a healer. Trust me, it was NEVER my plan.

I’ve always been a sceptical person. I don’t believe things unless I there is solid reasons for me to believe in them. At the same time I have always had an open mind and a firm belief that we as a human kind don’t know it all, or even close.
This belief comes from studying history. At the turn of the twentieth century the common belief was that we had already discovered and invented almost everything that we could…

Anyway, so energy healers were a bunch of people that I had very limited faith in. The whole thing just made no sense to me. I didn’t look down on them, my philosophy has always been live and let live, and I have a lot of friends that have learned Reiki at some point but it was just never my thing.

Waking up as a healer – Literally

Fast forward two one morning in May, two years ago. I was walking as steadfastly as I could down this spiritual path that I am on. A year earlier I had been at a very desperate point in my life, seeking help everywhere I could imagine I could find it and my life was at a huge turning point for the better.

(I must mention that during my dark night of the soul I never once thought of going to see a healer.)

So that strange morning in May 2017 I woke up and the first though that entered my mind was “I know how to heal with energy.” The next thought was probably something more like WTF!

I woke up, got out of bed, sat down on my meditation pillow next to the bed and started to play with the energy coming through my hands. It was so strange. A part of me felt like I had always known how to do this and the other part of me was more like – why! what the f am I supposed to do with this.

About a month or two later I decided to learn Reiki, the scientist in me wanted to compare it to my own experience. During the Reiki course everything I learned was just a confirmation of what I already knew, except for the Reiki symbols, the rest I knew.

Sat Nam Rasayan – 

Later that year a friend of mine Jóga með Gígju told me about a retreat that she went to. It was a Sat Nam Rasayan retreat. She told me that she had the most profound experience of deep meditation of her life. I was sold.

Sat Nam Rasayan just also happens to be another healing modality. I was not really interested in that part, it was the meditation that I was after. And it has been a life changing experience. To experience oneness with everything, completely sober, sitting in meditation is the most transcendental experience of my life.

However the deeper I got into it the more I realised, by experience, that healing actually works. So here I am, a healer, without ever having had any intentions becoming a healer.

Life truly is strange.

If you are looking for a healer – feel free to send me a message. And  if you are very sick and in a bad financial situation because of that, I work for free.

A sceptic? trust me, I understand you completely. The only reason I am a healer is that I have seen and experienced myself what it does. Knowing what I know and seeing all the pain and suffering around me, I just need to do what little I can do to help. So here I am, a healer.


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Meditate! It makes you younger…

Hey! I am in the process of sharing something daily on the things I have learned on my spiritual journey so far.

It’s hard to know where to start. I have changed so much over the last few years. The biggest change is going from lost and unhappy to having a clear purpose and waking up happy pretty much every day.

Waking up happy is the best. Maybe joyful is a better word. I am simply full of joy most of the time. I don’t really need anything to make me joyful or happy, I just am.

The secret is meditation. I meditate every day in the morning and in the evening. More important than that I try to keep myself aware of my mental state as much as I can. I take a deep breath every time I feel tension in me. While walking I bring myself into the present moment by taking a deep breath and telling myself “I am here now.” Every time I realise that I am going mindlessly through my day I take a mental note, take a deep breath in and try my best to realign to being mindful.

All this was hard when I was starting out but it gets easier and easier. The trick is simply to start and then every time that you find that you’re off the wagon, just jump right back on.

It’s normal to start and stop and start and stop when you’re starting to meditate. It usually takes a while to make meditation a daily practice. Don’t be hard on yourself, just keep doing it as much as you can.

If you think you don’t have time to meditate you’re wrong. Meditation is maybe the only thing in the world that actually gives you time because it makes your brain younger. People who meditate live longer and age slower than people who don’t.

I’ll come on the livestream on my facebook page tomorrow at 6 pm to teach a short meditation. Join me if you can, or catch the replay later.

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Self-love is the most unselfish thing you can do!

Hey! Over the next days I am going to be sharing some of the benefits of my inner journey over the last few years.
I’m going to start with the most important change in my life:
I love myself. Unapologetically and completely.
I don’t think I’m perfect, far from it, but that is not required. I just am, doing the best I can, and that is enough.
The strange thing about true self-love is that it makes you more egoless than ego centric. When you’ve got your obsession with yourself out of the way it becomes so much easier to serve. A lot of ego centric behaviour actually comes from a place of low self worth and fear of rejection.
Not loving yourself makes you selfish because you are constantly living with a low grade fear in the background, fear of rejection, fear of abandonment, fear of life. So you react to life, rather than act in a purposeful way.
Loving yourself makes you more unselfish because you are not living in fear anymore. You don’t really care what other people think because your core belief becomes “I am enough.”
From “I am enough” a lot of things open up. When you start living more in love than in fear you slowly start to see the big picture. So from “I am enough” you slowly get to “I am infinite” in the meaning, I am the universe, the universe is within me. As above, so below, as within so without. I am you and you are me, and that lead you to service.
As long as there is one human being in the world that is suffering, we are all suffering. Because we are essentially all one.
You start to see everything as a mirror. It’s very beautiful and very humbling at the same time. Getting angry at others becomes more and more absurd. But fortunately getting angry at yourself also becomes a waste of time. These days I try my best to simply recognise where I’m less than I want to be and do my best to change that.
Getting here was not easy. For a long time one of my core beliefs was that I was unloveable. It was not really at the forefront of my thoughts but it was at the back, directing my decisions without me realising it.
The way I got here was a very windy road. But I now have a full toolbox of tricks that I want to share with everyone that could possible benefit from that.
I use meditation and kundalini yoga all the time. I use mantras a lot. I use mindset practices to correct my thoughts. I use my emotions only (well mostly, let’s be honest) as guidance.
For the most part I don’t let my thoughts or emotions take me wherever they want. I direct them as I would direct naughty children when that is needed.
Do you have any questions? You can ask me anything!
Lots of love, Gian Tara