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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.

To access the Member only blog for the New Moon in Libra Soulstrology Scopes please either log in if you are already a Soulstrology Member or become a Soulstrology Member - you can read about Membership and its benefits here.

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!

To access the Member only blog for the New Moon in Libra please either log in if you are already a Soulstrology Member or become a Soulstrology Member - you can read about Membership and its benefits here.

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. 

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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. 

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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.

To access the Member only blog for Venus Retrograde please either log in if you are already a Soulstrology Member or become a Soulstrology Member - you can read about Membership and its benefits here.

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.

To access the Member only blog for Pluto Direct please either log in if you are already a Soulstrology Member or become a Soulstrology Member - you can read about Membership and its benefits here.

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.

To access the Member only Soulstrology Scopes for the full moon in Aries please either log in if you are already a Soulstrology Member or become a Soulstrology Member - you can read about Membership and its benefits here.

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.

To access the Member only blog for the full moon in Aries please either log in if you are already a Soulstrology Member or become a Soulstrology Member - you can read about Membership and its benefits here.

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.

To access the Member only blog for Fall Equinox and the Soundbath with Earth and Venus please either log in if you are already a Soulstrology Member or become a Soulstrology Member - you can read about Membership and its benefits here.

Goldfaden MD

Ambi Sitham

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Hello lovely ones and happy Sunday!

As many of you will know we are now partnering with some amazing brands on the podcast which is helping facilitate more episodes of the podcast to you lovely listeners.

What an honor it is to be partnering with brands whose values we share and whose products we love!

Step in Goldfaden MD, the first dermatologist developed, naturally inspired skincare brand.

This skincare line was launched by Dr Gary Goldfaden, who has been a dermatologist for over 40 years and has a passion for skincare, wellness and a healthy lifestyle.

His products are plant based, vegetarian and cruelty free and he uses a ton of fabulous ingredients which are truly effective but not harsh on your skin.

As we slowly transition into Fall I tend to find I need to switch up my skincare routine to suit the changing seasons and different climate.

I am particularly loving the detox clarifying facewash (it gives my face and pores a proper deep clean and the lactic and glycolic acids leaving me looking fresh faced), the Doctor’s Scrub (hello ruby crystal exfoliation) and the Skin balancing mask for a pick me up.

I am also obsessed with the fleuressence native botanical cell oil which I use as an overnight treatment mixed with my moisturizer, I have switched this up with the Wake up Call which is another overnight regenerative treatment and its resulted in me waking up with a nice glow (my husband actually commented on it the other morning!)

The bright eyes solution has done wonders for the dark circles which formed around my eyes after the last few weeks of a hectic move and an insane work load which meant less sleep and added stress.

Speaking of stress… don’t even get me started on needle-less which just as the name suggests is a needle free solution for smoothing away frown lines (which I may have formed when moving, because as happy as I am that we moved, moving is sooo stressful) and helped create a smooth, calm visage.

There is something about your face looking less frowny (is that a word?!) and more serene that makes you feel calmer. Sometimes the outside really does help the inside!

I can’t rave about Goldfaden MD products enough and for someone with sensitive, problem and ageing skin I can say that I have seen a marked improvement in the texture and appearance of my skin (and less breakouts) since I have been using their products.

If you want to try out any of their products then you can use the code Ambi20 to get 20% off your order and let me know which of their products you love most!

Enjoy!

Love,

Ambi x

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From London to LA with Love: Oscars weekend in La La land

Ambi Sitham

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

I have purposefully not edited this blog, so certain details or names may make you raise your eyebrows but for authenticity I am keeping them in.

And one day, I am looking forward to sharing so much more of my experiences of a crazy industry….but for now, I hope you enjoy the next installment.

February 2011

January and most of February slipped by in a haze of work, rain, grey skies and the usual grind and before I knew it I was a week or so away from the LA trip and was frantically searching for a suitably glamorous dress for Elton John's Oscar viewing dinner and party that wouldn't break the bank.

Somewhat of an oxymoron given my expensive taste but lack of budget to back it up. Luckily I found the perfect dress on Net a Porter but when it turned up I couldn't even get it over my head.

Confused by the Danish sizing I had inadvertently bought a teeny tiny size 0 equivalent.

This wouldn't have been such a disaster if it wasn't for the fact that it was Tuesday and I was flying to LA on Thursday.

The new, larger size dress arrived on the morning of my flight and I had no time to try it on.

I literally just stuffed it into a dress cover and scarpered to the airport.

Before I knew it we were taking off and I felt small butterflies in the pit of my stomach as though I was going to meet a long distance lover after months of separation (for the record, I wasn't).

Several hours of gassing with friends (no my dear yank buddies we were not passing wind, but talking), three movies, one glass of wine, two meals and several snacks later, we arrived.

And then the madness began. The next couple of days went by in a haze.

Highlights included dinner at Cut (sat at the table next to a very dapper Colin Firth and his equally gorgeous wife) where I met Wolfgang Puck (and several of his sous chefs) who came out personally to serve us our food and say hello (my bigwig friends always get insane seats and service, I just tag along) the Soho House Oscar party, discovering the Soho House photo booth (n.b. advance warning this blog is bound to end up littered with photos from there), lunch at the Polo Lounge in Beverly Hills (where I was so hungover that I spent most of it unashamedly gawping at the plastic fantastic ageing Wasps - seriously if someone lit a match most of the people in that room would have started to melt), nearly choking to death and then laughing so much I almost wet myself at my friend Nick introducing our friend Chrissy to his friend Patrick Cox saying 'Patrick please meet Chrissy Iley, she is a witch' (he then tried to explain Chrissy was a white witch and Chrissy then miaowed hissed - poor Patrick's face was priceless), Kevin Spacey's Oscar bash at the most gorgeous boutique hotel le petit ermitage, the yummiest Italian food at Robert de Niro's restaurant Argo, shopping on Robertson Boulevard (one of my favourite shopping streets in the world) a very special trip to my spiritual home further north on Robertson and of course my old boss Harvey Weinstein's pre Oscar party.

Fun, fun, fun.

But you know how they say you can have too much of a good thing?

But by the time the Oscars day itself arrived, I awoke grumpy.

I was all partied and glammed out and frankly utterly exhausted.

What I really wanted was a day in my PJs generally vegetating.

And then I realised that in the whirl of the last few days I still hadn't tried on my new dress!

So I literally tore off my PJs and put the dress on and was so relieved that it actually fitted perfectly - see below. 

 

 Taken by my crackberry. I am not a crap self portrait taker but rather a fan of headless shots. My friends get annoyed.

Taken by my crackberry. I am not a crap self portrait taker but rather a fan of headless shots. My friends get annoyed.

  

This cheered me up somewhat and I was further cheered up by the fact that we were having an early pizza lunch at Cecconis. Everyone who knows me well knows how over excited I get about pizza and the Cecconis pizza is particularly good.

After stuffing my face with pizza I got ready excitedly and before I knew it I was sipping champagne in the sunshine. And posing as per below.

 Grainy crackberry photo….at EJ’s viewing party

Grainy crackberry photo….at EJ’s viewing party

It was a great evening and I had a fantastic time (I am not going to spill all the beans on the evening, I am saving that for my memoirs!) but come midnight when I was being cajoled into party hopping, I decided to call it a night.

For someone who spent most of her time in Ugg boots and leggings/tracksuit bottoms I was done with being uber glam and my feet were over being in 5 inch heels for 9 hours.

Back at the hotel I replied to a message from my good friend and spiritual mentor back in London. She knew I had been down in the dumps for a while and was excited for me to have a fun weekend away and hoped I would return happier.

I sent her the following,

'Hey Chana, thank you, I have had such a great time but you know I am over LA/Hollywood/that whole scene - I think I have had enough of this town to last a lifetime! Feel like I have been here for weeks! And I am really looking forward to being back in London seeing friends and family including you! Lots of love xx'

 

I went to sleep at around 1am feeling really excited to return to London.

Then I had a dream.

THE dream.

I can't share all of the details right now because I am superstitious and don't want to tempt fate...but all I can tell you is that I woke up and sat bolt upright in bed at around 5am and said, "Shit. I have to move to LA".

It is the hardest thing to explain but it was such a strong gut feeling that I knew with every inch of my being that this was what I had to do.

Thinking back to my message to Chana I felt like a bit of a schizophrenic but this feeling was so strong and I had only ever had it a few times in my life before and it had always served me well.

Whether it was meeting a new friend who I knew was going to become one of my besties for life (and years later still are), buying and selling properties, or when I applied for my job at Schillings (then Schilling and Lom) and knew I would work there (despite the fact that it was one of the best media law firms in the country and competition was fierce, plus I wasn't exactly fighting off offers - I had been rejected from literally hundreds of law firms)or meeting a new guy and just knowing he would become my boyfriend.

All different but important life events, they shared a common thread.

I had that same, incredibly strong, gut feeling that often defied logic, yet was always accompanied by a feeling of absolute certainty.

So on Monday 28th February 2011 I decided I was going to take a three month sabbatical to LA.

I knew there were tons of practicalities that I needed to work out and I didn't have a clue how I would deal with those but I knew with absolute certainty that they would work themselves out and fairly smoothly. I was going to live in LA for a few months and it was going to happen soon.

And I had major butterflies for the first time in 2 years.

Anyone would have thought I had met my soulmate.

And in case you are wondering, no I didn't.

Not that weekend anyway.

Venus in Scorpio September 10 2018 - a prelude to the retrograde

Ambi Sitham

 Yep in 2018 as well as the usual retrogrades we have both Mars (now finished thank goodness!) AND Venus turn retrograde!

Yep in 2018 as well as the usual retrogrades we have both Mars (now finished thank goodness!) AND Venus turn retrograde!

Hello lovely ones and happy Monday!

Hope the New Moon treated you all well and you will use this next lunar cycle to bring successes your way :)

Onwards to today which sees Venus, planet of love, abundance, harmony, creativity, socializing and peace move out of Libra and into Scorpio.

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New Moon in Virgo September 9 2018: Sacrifice and success

Ambi Sitham

 Virgo knows all too well that success requires sacrifice

Virgo knows all too well that success requires sacrifice

Hello lovely ones and happy almost New Moon in Virgo!

This New Moon takes place on Sunday September 9 at 11.01 am PT (adjust for your timezone) and falls at 17 degrees of Virgo.

As always, please check where Virgo rules in your natal chart.

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HIGH FIVES! September 2018's five faves

Ambi Sitham

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Hello lovely ones and happy New Moon!

What a lunar cycle this has been.....I am truly ready for the seasons to change and for a new season of life to begin....

Here are my high fives from the last lunar cycle...

1. New home, new adventure, new memories....

You guessed it, we moved! That was our solar eclipse gift/change that I alluded to last month. And I have to say I couldn't be happier. Our new home is only two miles away from our old place, yet couldn't be more different. It's the upstairs of a quaint 1920's style duplex. It's huge, with tons of character, amazing light and we have our own private patio which is officially our love corner. Insert heart emoji and visualize a cute little french cafe bistro style set up. Lots of sunsets, moon gazing and balmy al fresco dining. We are so happy! Now I say the patio is 'officially' our love corner because I discovered this via the amazing Meghan Wallace James, a modern feng shui expert and all round special soul who shui'd our place before we moved in and boy am I glad I did that! I am sure I will be writing about my feng shui experience with Meghan in detail in time to come, but in the meantime check her out, whether you've moved home or are just in need of an energetic shift in your current home (or office).

2. Cosy caffeine free cuppas

With the seasons changing soon and overcast cloudy mornings and the temperatures slowly dropping (although, let's see if we have that crazy late 'Indian summer' Fall heatwave like last year, I am praying not, but who knows with the insane global weather patterns!) I have been craving cosy drinks. I am obsessed with this delicious cacao reishi which makes for the most yummy hot caffeine free cuppa. Sometimes I like it espresso style, other times with a dash of vanilla hemp milk. It's low in sugar (only 2 grams per serving) and the reishi cacao mix really helps me relax (noticeably more so than just cacao and hot water or hot milk). It's  an alternative, healthy, yet delicious hot choccie. I can't wait for proper Autumn, or Fall as my Americans say. Cosy hot reishi cacao hot choccies, wrapping up in big sweaters and cardis, Halloween and Thanksgiving. Bring it on!

3. Silver linings and sweet memories

Every cloud has its silver lining and as much as packing was my low of the month (I find the packing part and physical move part of a new home sooo stressful) whilst packing and decluttering I came across many sweet memories. One of these was rediscovering an old journal the contents of which inspired a now defunct blog called 'From London to LA with Love' and re-reading and re-living some of the crazy journey I went on which resulted in the life I am now leading here in LA. I am republishing the blog in installments and the first installment 'London - stuck in a rut with you' is now up. So if you want to know how I found myself moving to LA then you can read all about it in weekly installments!

4. Natural white teeth!

When I first moved to LA I was dazzled by everyone's pearly smiles and so I had my teeth professionally whitened and I think they took it a little too far. With my dark complexion I looked like Ross from Friends when he his teeth whitening went somewhat wrong... but even worse. So I have steered clear of teeth whitening since. In the years that have passed my teeth have slowly become stained (my love of strong English breakfast black tea and red wine!) and I have been wanting to whiten them but I have also become a lot more conscious about what products I use/consume. I love this all natural charcoal whitening toothpaste which has really helped shift that tannin tea stain but is also all natural/good for you.

5. Virgo season feels. Turn wonder into worry.

Ah Virgo season. How I love it. If you follow any of my Soulstrology blogs or Instagram posts you will know how much I love to talk about my #virgorising ha! So I am reveling in Virgo season. But the shadow of Virgo is worry and with multiple things happening professionally and personally I will be honest I have been worrying more than usual, wondering how I am going to juggle everything, how things are going to work out and indeed IF they are going to work out. Step in my wise, beautiful friend Amber Rae who I met on a life changing weekend workshop over a year ago (I will be talking about this more in time to come). She wrote this wonderful book about turning wonder into worry and reading it and following her story has really helped me.

So that's my high fives from this last lunar month.

I hope you've enjoyed them and perhaps they can help you in some way.

As always I love to hear your highlights, whether it's trips you've been taking, life changes, or products you've been using- it's all alchemy!

Wishing you all a beautiful month ahead.

Love,

Ambi x

From London to LA with love: London, stuck in a rut with you....

Ambi Sitham

Hello dear souls who find your way to my website and find yourself reading this blog.

Times they are a changing and I am finding myself called to share more about my journey of alchemy and deep transformation which started over a decade ago in January 2008.

In truth I think I am writing and sharing more for myself as a form of self-expression which I have stifled for a long time but I am now unable to ignore.

I hope too that sharing my journey may also help others on their paths of transformation.

As I recently celebrated six years of living in the city of angels I stumbled upon an old blog which I started mid 2012 and documents my move to Los Angeles.

The blog was entitled 'From London to LA with Love' and was inspired by the emails I sent to a select bunch of good friends during my initial three month sabbatical in Los Angeles in the summer of 2011.

And this is the 'bio' of sorts that I wrote to accompany the (now defunct) blog.

A true story in real time. A seemingly sane (yet clearly cuckoo, that's moi!) professional young woman from London who after a random dream, decided to move to LA, uprooting her entire life in the process.

This blog documents the ensuing journey I went on (am still on) emotionally, spiritually, romantically and professionally and the transition from living in London to my new life in La La land.

I felt inspired to share it all with you and wow is reading it again bringing back so many feels...

So here it is...

Part One: London, stuck in a rut with you....

 

January 2011

Life in London was good.

But the truth is that something was missing and it had been for a while.

On the surface I could tick so many of the boxes that people regularly have as their checklist for happiness. I was healthy and financially stable. I had a wonderful flat near to close friends and family whom I saw often. I had a packed and fun social life.

I hadn't yet found that special person but I was having a lot of fun interviewing... and I had total faith that Mr X and that happy ever after ending would come at the right point in my life.

Things were good. Apart from this underlying feeling that something was missing and a restlessness that I couldn't shake off with a fun date or new crush, weekend break or a new course.

And the truth is that I had been feeling slightly off since September 2009 - a mere six months after I had bought my flat.

At a time when I was living the life I had always thought I had wanted I couldn't stop the little voice inside that told me that I wasn't living the life I should be.

I tried to quieten it by looking harder around me for people or things to get passionate about.

But I couldn't find the solution anywhere. So I carried on maintaining the status quo whilst always looking out for whatever it may be that I was missing.

However I couldn't help but feel like a hamster on a wheel and the truth is that deep down inside I was pretty miserable.

And then everything came  to a head in January 2011.

Unlike many people who find January a depressing month I always found the new year an exciting time; the whole year ahead of you, so many adventures and dreams to be discovered - a time to be planting seeds for everything you wanted your year to be.

But this year was different. I felt apathetic and jaded - almost unheard of for me.

As I stood on the tube sweltering in my winter coat I looked at the man in front of me who had taken his coat off and wore a t-shirt on with writing on the back that said, 'Been there, seen it, done it'.

At this exact moment the Stereophonics song 'Stuck in a Rut' came on my ipod. 

 

 Excuse the grainy picture....taken by my then blackberry, or crackberry as I used to like to call it! Remember those?!

Excuse the grainy picture....taken by my then blackberry, or crackberry as I used to like to call it! Remember those?!

As I stared at the words on the man's t-shirt and with the words of the song in my ears I felt my face flush as my eyes pricked with tears and before I knew it I was 'that girl'.

You know that girl you see with tears streaming down her face on the tube with her earphones in and you presume is crying over some guy.

Well that was me.

Apart from the fact that I was crying, and dare I say mourning, for myself.

Here are the lyrics of the Stereophonics song: -

 

You make do with your lot,
You got a choice to make,
You gotta follow your gut,
Your heads in a state,
You're stuck in a rut,
You're wasting days,
Time don't wait so..

Make your choice either go or stay
What you got in your heart is dying every day
You're scared to let go though your mind is made
Just pack your soul and don't stay

You're feeling down and low
You're dreaming of how it should feel,
Staying will set your soul on fire,
You're stuck in a rut and your life is forgotten.

It's only a house don't make it a home
Are you a man or a mouse?
You gotta walk it alone
It's time to let go, get on with the show
The clock is ticking

What you've got is long gone
Draw a line in the sand
Your poker face is shot
I can see through your hand
Stop lying to yourself
Gotta make new plans
Time don't wait for no man

You're feeling down and low
You're dreaming of how it should feel
Staying will set your soul on fire

 

As I got off the tube, trying to hide my face in shame from the sympathetic glances of onlookers, I resolved that somehow I would shake my life up.

My mind raced from all range of possibilities from moving out to the suburbs and getting a bigger place, to going to Thailand for a month's working holiday with a charity, to a yoga retreat in Ibiza.

I was soon home (the joys of living a stone's throw from the tube station) and I sat down with a cup of tea and stared out at the Anthony Gormley statue which stood firmly on top of the building opposite my apartment complex and was my constant companion.

 Gormley’s dark figure is entitled  You  and some commentators have said that he gives the impression to onlookers of being squeezed into a tight urban surrounding, perhaps a comment on London life....

Gormley’s dark figure is entitled You and some commentators have said that he gives the impression to onlookers of being squeezed into a tight urban surrounding, perhaps a comment on London life....

And then my phone buzzed. With a message from a good friend.

Would I like to join him and a bunch of our lovely friends for a fun long weekend in LA for Oscars weekend?

My flights were taken care of and all I needed to bring was my wardrobe of choice and my party mojo...

For the first time in ages I felt quite excited. This trip clearly wasn't the solution to my lost soul but maybe a fun, glamorous weekend away with this gang would give my mojo a much needed boost.

Little did I know what that trip would spark.

But you know what they say about things happening when you least expect it...

Part two is coming next week.....so stay tuned if you'd like :)

Saturn direct September 6 2018: Learning from the past

Ambi Sitham

 Lessons from the cosmic life coach....

Lessons from the cosmic life coach....

Hello lovely ones and happy Thursday!

I hope September is treating you well so far....

Things are going to pick up significantly this month and today, cosmic life coach Saturn turns direct at 2 degrees of Capricorn.

Saturn turned retrograde earlier this year on April 17 and you may recall that the Soulstrology theme for 2018's Saturn retrograde was karmic contracts and responsibilities.

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September 2018: Seasons change and so do we

Ambi Sitham

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Hello lovely ones and happy September!

Here we are in the ninth month of the year preparing to say goodbye to Summer and readying ourselves to embrace the new season of Fall.

September 2018 brings an end to eclipse season.

Whilst the last eclipse of 2018 was on August 11th (a partial solar eclipse in Leo) the lunation (lunar cycle following an eclipse) takes us through to the next New Moon.

Eclipses often take a few weeks to be activated and therefore felt in our lives and sometimes it can take a good month for them to be fully actualized.

September will fully wrap up eclipse season and in doing so should offer a more grounded, stable energy as we prepare to embrace Fall and a new season of life.

The Soulstrology theme for this month is to embrace a new season of ourselves.

Just as the seasons are changing in the physical world, so too there is a season that is shifting within us.

Some of you may be well aware of this.

You may be able to feel it quite viscerally and know that you are embarking not only upon a new season of life, but also a new season of you.

Perhaps for others it is less obvious.

Yes the seasons are changing around you, but perhaps you are unsure of what this means for you.

We must all know that just as the seasons change, so do we.

Our personalities change, our preferences - likes, dislikes, our quirks, our dreams.

Almost everything changes over time and as things change, so do we.

And as we change, we adjust the sails and so our lives change.

Change is the only constant and although it makes people very uncomfortable (including yours truly) if we can embrace impermanence and learn to dance with the winds of change, we will experience fulfillment.

It may not look like what we expected, it may take us way off our 'life plan', but ultimately it will serve the evolution of our soul and what we are supposed to experience in this lifetime.

So this month as the seasons change, let us give ourselves the gift of allowing ourselves to change.

And as we change internally, so too, like a mirror, our lives will begin to shift on the external plane.

Mantra of the month:

I know that change begins with me, and that if I want to change my life, I need to change myself first

I allow myself to change, even if it feels uncomfortable, scary, or raises eyebrows

I accept the emerging next version of myself

I embrace this new season of me, for all that it is and all it will bring me

May we each have the courage to allow ourselves to continually evolve, to accept impermanence and to embrace changing ourselves, to change our lives.

Wishing you all a month of sweet, soulful shifts.

Love,

Ambi x

 

SEPTEMBER 2018 COSMIC DIARY

 

September 3rd: Mercury in Leo sextile Venus in Libra (harmonious flowing aspect)

September 6th: Saturn turns direct (will write Soulstrology Members blog on this)

September 7th: Mercury moves into Virgo

September 7th: Mercury in Virgo trine Uranus in Taurus (harmonious flowing aspect)

September 7th: Mercury in Virgo trine Saturn in Capricorn (harmonious flowing aspect)

September 7th: Sun in Virgo opposes Neptune in Pisces (tense aspect)

September 8th: Venus in Libra square Mars in Capricorn (tense aspect)

September 9th: New Moon in Virgo (will write Soulstrology Members blog on this and Soulstrology Scopes - our version of horoscopes!)

September 10th: Venus moves into Scorpio (will write Soulstrology Members blog on this)

September 11th: Sun in Virgo sextile Jupiter in Scorpio (harmonious flowing aspect)

September 11th: Sun in Virgo trine Pluto in Capricorn (harmonious flowing aspect)

September 12th: Jupiter in Scorpio sextile Pluto in Capricorn (harmonious flowing aspect)

September 12th: Venus in Scorpio opposite Uranus in Taurus (tense aspect but can be very productive)

September 12th: Venus in Scorpio sextile Saturn in Capricorn (harmonious flowing aspect)

September 13th: Mercury in Virgo opposes Neptune in Pisces (tense aspect)

September 15th: Mercury in Virgo trine Pluto in Capricorn (harmonious flowing aspect)

September 16th: Mercury in Virgo sextile Jupiter in Scorpio (harmonious flowing aspect)

September 18th: Mars in Aquarius square Uranus in Taurus (tense aspect)

September 20th: Sun in Virgo conjunct Mercury in Virgo (focused aspect)

September 22nd: Fall Equinox (*new* Soulstrology Soundbath for Soulstrology Members!)

September 23rd: Libra season begins

September 23rd: Mercury moves into Libra

September 23rd: Mercury in Libra square Saturn in Capricorn (tense aspect)

September 23rd: Mercury in Libra trine Mars in Aquarius (harmonious flowing aspect)

September 24th: Full Moon in Aries (will write Soulstrology Members blog on this and Soulstrology Scopes - our version of horoscopes)

September 25th: Sun in Libra square Saturn in Capricorn (tense aspect)

September 27th: Sun in Libra trine Mars in Aquarius (harmonious flowing aspect)

September 30th: Pluto turns direct (will write Soulstrology Members blog on this) 

Mars direct August 27: Action Stations

Ambi Sitham

 Let's go!

Let's go!

Hello lovely ones and happy Monday!

It truly is a happy Monday today, as cosmic manifestor and mover and shaker Mars turns direct after what seems like the longest retrograde ever (it's actually just been two months, but wow, has it felt like a long retrogradey summer!)

Now as you may recall most of Mars retrograde has taken place in the fixed sign of Aquarius but in the last couple of weeks of his retrograde he moved into Capricorn transiting over those critical last degrees of Aquarius from 28-30 degrees.

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