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High Fives! May 2019's five faves

Ambi Sitham

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Hello lovely ones and happy post Full Moon!

Yep, I am writing this late.

It’s been SUCH A BUSY month, as you will see from my High Fives below, but hey ho, better slightly late than never!

Speaking of the Full Moon, if you are still feeling those Full Moon feels then as always feel free to check out the Soulstrology Membership with the latest Full Moon blogs.

This powerful Scorpio Full Moon actually inspired my latest podcast episode, another in the Alchemy of Relationships - the freedom of forgiveness… You can listen here or on iTunes or Spotify (search Alchemy with Ambi).

Onward to my High Fives from the last lunar cycle…

1.Baby Kavanagh joy!

I am ecstatic and oh so grateful to share that my husband and I are expecting our first baby this September! As I shared on this Instagram post this baby didn’t come without a journey and we were literally waiting to start our first round of IVF when we found out we were expecting. We literally had a Christmas oopsy miracle. So, so much more to say on this in time to come. But for now, I will say this, this pregnancy has been the most transformative experience of my life so far. At almost 23 weeks pregnant, I have never felt more empowered, more myself (this new emerging version of myself - more on this another time), more confident or more at peace. I am so excited for all the growth and blessings from creating life, growing a human and bringing them into this world! A privilege and such a journey…

Me at four months pregnant! I need to get more baby bump pics :)

Me at four months pregnant! I need to get more baby bump pics :)

2. Goop!

Yesterday on the day of the Scorpio Full Moon I had the honor of being part of the opening ceremony meditation at Goop’s In Goop LA wellness summit in front of 600 souls and then got to share Soulstrology Soundbaths in smaller groups. So many highs from this day including some comedy moments - me choking on a chia seed whilst explaining Soulstrology (this would only happen to me!) - heartfelt ones - a very sweet GP telling me how cute my baby bump was! (this baby is already getting so much love from the world!) and more baby love and getting to chat Soulstrology and Full Moon feels with the wonderful Elizabeth Gilbert, one of my long time sheroes whose book ‘Eat, Love, Pray’ changed my life back in 2008 when I had my spiritual awakening. Elizabeth is one of the most GENUINE and SWEET souls I have ever had the pleasure of meeting and talking with and in she gave me such good, honest, life and career advice. It felt such full circle to meet her eleven years into my journey when I am embracing a new decade (don’t believe all the bad hype, getting older is amazing, I LOVE my forties!) and when I am on the cusp of so many changes personally and professionally. Being part of this Goop summit was an unbelievable experience from beginning to end and I am looking forward to what is to come. But another ‘high’ for me was that this came from nowhere. Literally, they sent an email through my website to connect with me. I LOVE organic connections in that way and I love when things happen ‘randomly’ as it reminds me that where we are supposed to be, what we are supposed to be doing, will happen, we don’t need to push or hustle or force. We just need to do us, be open and let the universe do its thing…

She’s a Cancer. Which makes so much sense. Because her heart. My goodness. What a heart. Also, most of my favorite people are Cancerians!

She’s a Cancer. Which makes so much sense. Because her heart. My goodness. What a heart. Also, most of my favorite people are Cancerians!

3. Bring your Own Kombucha!

I connected with Erica of Bring your own Kombucha well over a year ago and we have been trying for that long for us to speak and me to get on her podcast. Finally the stars aligned and we enjoyed such a great (and candid) conversation which you can listen to here. It’s so fun to be interviewed and I really love being a guest on other people’s podcasts. I also LOVE Erica as she is a sweet soul who shares the best non toxic life tips with a focus on motherhood and babies.

4. Surrender and letting go of fear

No, I am not fearless. I probably never will be. But I will say this. As a #virgorising I have had my fair share of control and worry wart issues. But being pregnant has forced me to face many of my fears and to learn to surrender. In the first trimester, I felt like I was living on a knife edge. There were so many tests and scans (this is what happens when you are a geriatric mother (seriously that’s what you get called over 35, perhaps there is an even worse name for a 40 plus pregnant woman!) so many scary statistics and SO MUCH UNCERTAINTY. Even as we transitioned into the second trimester and continued to ‘pass’ the tests I found my mind wandering to a dark place…of the worst ‘what ifs’. But here is the thing. I am doing my best everyday for myself and my child and that is all I can do. I decided that one of the best things I could do for myself and my growing child was to surrender to this process and to let go of fear to the best of my ability. Pregnancy for me has been the biggest lesson in mindfulness and being present. I am told by parents that when your child is born is when it really hits you and you feel like your heart is outside of your body. I can’t quite imagine that as yet as the baby is inside of me and always ‘with’ me. But I will cross that bridge when I come to it. For now, surrendering and choosing to let go, choosing to be in the moment and to be joyful and optimistic has done wonders for my sanity and also personal growth.

5. Soulstrology love!

Soulstrology.com is now live! It still isn’t fully finished…as we are yet to transfer the Membership over. This has been one of the longest gestation periods of my life, but I am sure, as with most good things, it will be worth the wait! But for now, you can use the site to check the daily movement of the planets, to enjoy daily free Soulstrology Scopes as well as mini free readings AND full, detailed paid readings which come at a fraction of the price of a private session! Check it out and I hope it helps your soul navigate yourself, life and the cosmos better!

Alright, that’s all from me for now. I am going to enjoy this rainy Sunday…I am wishing you all a beautiful day and hope that these High Fives and/or my latest podcast episode inspire or help you in some way on your journey.

Love,

Ambi x







High Fives! April 2019's five faves

Ambi Sitham

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Hello and happy Full Moon!

I hope this finds you well and riding out these cosmic waves….yep today is the second consecutive Libra Full Moon!

As always, if you want to know more on this Full Moon, please feel free to check out my Soulstrology blogs which have all the details, customized rituals, mantras, channeled messages and of course Soundbaths to enjoy.

I have a new podcast episode up which is an Alchemy of Relationships x Empath diaries episode all about energy vampires….you can listen here or on iTunes or Spotify, just search Alchemy with Ambi.

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

1.Becoming

I admire Michelle Obama so much and have devoured her autobiography which has made me weep, smile, at times cringe/shudder and struck such a chord in my heart. I am sure you have all heard about it and I have to say it lives up to the hype. It is SUCH a good read and has just made me admire, and indeed now adore, this wonderful woman even more. It’s been a true highlight of this last month and I am sad I have finished it as I will miss ‘hearing’ her voice and energy through her words. What a wonderful woman!

2.Being a whole person

My former student/mentor now friend and Soulstrology colleague Lexie Rollet, launched a podcast called Being a whole person and when she asked me to be a guest I readily accepted. My episode is called ‘Living in alignment’ and perhaps because I trust and respect Lexie so much and am so comfortable around her, I was truly myself, more vulnerable and open than perhaps I usually am and it felt really good. She is such a gem, a total old soul, and her astrology is a wonderful mix of practical wisdom and deep spiritual intuitiveness. I am always so happy to see others rise and follow their passion and purpose and proud to in some way play a small part in their process and it was an absolute highlight of my month to be on her and her co-host Rebecca’s podcast. I hope you will check it out!

3.Flowing not forcing…

In my last podcast episode the Alchemy of Authenticity, I talked about how I had stopped strategizing so much with my brand and business. Like most of you, I am ambitious and have many goals which require growth and expansion, but I have intuitively felt that strategizing and pushing wasn’t for me. Trying began to feel like forcing. And given my 2019 mantra was joyful abundant flow I didn’t want to try too hard as that felt like forcing and the opposite of my mantra! So I haven’t. In the meantime, well, let’s just say that it seems people have noticed little ole me plugging away and there are lots of exciting things that have come my way, none of which I have sought out (literally people have come knocking!) which I will share in time to come. This high has translated as me trusting the universe more and feeling validated by my decision not to push so hard! Aligning not hustling. Flowing not forcing. And still diligently working away. It all pays off!

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4.Santa Barbara get away

The hubs and I love to get away for a long weekend every three months. There is something about getting out of the city which just does our souls good. The last time we went away was just after Christmas so it has been almost four months and I was feeling it! #firstworldproblems I know ;) Last weekend we went to Santa Barbara and had the most glorious few days. We stayed in the cutest little hotel with an ocean view room and enjoyed daily long walks on the beach, soaking in that salty sea air and really grounded and celebrated after what has been an eventful few months (more on that in time to come). Good food, fun times with friends and a total reset for us both. Plus we now know that we ought not to let our weekend trips slide to every four months…we are already planning our next mini getaway!

5.Our tree is back!

If you follow me on Instagram you will know I post a bit more of my home/personal life in my stories rather than as posts and that I have been delighted that the gorgeous tree outside our place has blossomed over the last month. The greenery surrounding our place is one of the reasons we moved here last September. I was pretty upset when a month later it was tree trimming time. More like tree butchering time! I was reassured that the tree would blossom again in Spring and so it has. It reminded me (kinda silly I needed the reminder given the work I do with Soulstrology, but ya know, we all need reminders!) of the importance and power of seasons. Of accepting each season for what it is and being in it, trusting that seasons are finite and trees and life blossoms once again. It makes me so happy that this is a ‘high’ from this month as it reminds me that in spite of multiple businesses, big personal shifts and living in this crazy town called La La land, I am still enjoying and indeed thrilled by the simple pleasures in life…in the end the little things end up being the big things..

Anyway, that’s my high fives from the last month!

As always I hope you enjoy them and I hope they inspire you to take note of what your highs are.

The more ‘highs’ we notice, the more ‘highs’ we will get to celebrate!

Wishing you a wonderful Full Moon and weekend.

Love,

Ambi x


High Fives! March 2019's five faves!

Ambi Sitham

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Hello and happy almost Full Moon Equinox!

The energies are intense at the moment as we prepare for a new season and chapter of life.

I don’t know about you but I am certainly feeling all the feels and ready to embrace all to come in this new season…

This last lunar cycle has been a powerful one for me in many areas with lots to celebrate as well as of course my alchemy highs. 

 Here are my March 2019’s high fives…

1. Spiritual Gangster love

Wearing one of my fave SG items, this cosmic oversized hoodie on a hike with one of my fave people

Wearing one of my fave SG items, this cosmic oversized hoodie on a hike with one of my fave people

Around five years ago (after life had turned upside down and hit rock bottom the year before) I was slowly picking up the pieces (and picking myself up off the floor!) when a friend saw a tank with the words SPIRITUAL GANGSTER on the front and sent me a picture saying, “you need this top, you ARE a spiritual gangster”. I wasn’t exactly flush at the time with money to spare on luxuries but they had a great sale and I bought my first tank and it reminded me of my friend’s kind words and that I was indeed a spiritual gangster and that I would rebuild my life and it would be a good one. Five years on and I am grateful to say life is pretty good. It doesn’t look anything like I imagined and yet is so much sweeter than I expected it to be. Over the years I have purchased a few items from Spiritual Gangster and gifted some to friends. I love their clothes and I LOVE that they give back (they donate a meal to Feeding America for every item sold). Last year, completely organically, I connected with some of the team at Spiritual Gangster and they very sweetly gifted me a bunch of goodies and we formed a connection and knew we would work together in some way. Now, I am proud to say that I am collaborating with them on a few different projects, including my podcast – which is all about being a Spiritual Gangster and alchemizing yourself and your life! It feels like a full circle moment and it just serves as a reminder that all along the path the universe is sending us little signs and synchronicities and winks that we sometimes only understand through that beautiful filter of hindsight. More to come on this collaboration but in the meantime if you fancy treating yourself to one of their goodies and at the same time feeding someone in need, then you can grab yourself a nice discount using my code AMBI20

 2. The wisdom of women and our health

A big part of my own journey to wellness has been to take care of my health and my physical body. Over the years I have struggled with many different autoimmune and hormonal issues and I have worked hard to get to where I am now where I find myself healthier (embracing my forties) and more aligned than several years ago. I swear I even look younger now than in my mid thirties when my illness was at its peak! So much of my journey has been external of course, with diet, supplements, herbs, acupuncture, exercise and lifestyle etc, but ultimately my recovery and creating true wellness and alignment has come from within and has been led by my inner voice and intuition. I think we women often forget our own wisdom, our inner knowing and our personal power. If we can reclaim this, we can heal ourselves, and also help lead and heal our world, in our own unique way. I am going to be sharing so much more on my journey in time to come but for now I wanted to share this book on women’s health which changed my entire perspective and taught me so much. I hope it helps  you as much as it has helped me.

 3. Keeping track = staying on track


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It’s fair to say I love pink!

I am such a geek and love order. I put this down to my #virgorising – ha! Every day I have a little daily to do list and I record not only what I do (personally/professionally) but also what I spend (and where it comes from – which account, cash, debit, credit etc). I find this simple practice of using a daily journal SO powerful. It helps when I need to look back or track something, but it also helps me maintain a clear head. I feel a sense of daily satisfaction which comes from ticking off items on my to-do list, knowing what I have spent (even if it does sometimes shock me, -gah!) and knowing what remains outstanding and I still need to deal with. I swear it helps me sleep better as well as run multiple businesses and juggle my personal life. I love using these beautiful, high quality, affordable journals which last for ages. This one is both suitably girly (I will be a pink lover forever) as well as feeling suitably aligned with this new season of Spring. I highly recommend this practice if you feel yourself getting spun out, overwhelmed, forgetting things or feeling disorganized. It takes just a few minutes each day and will make your life run so much more smoothly, plus if you have a beautiful journal to do it in, it makes it all the more enjoyable! 

 4.  Ginger love

 As well as loving hard on my redheaded hubbie, I have also developed a love of ginger in the last couple of months. I decided to reduce my caffeine intake even more and rather than wake up and have a green tea I instead wake up and make a hot ginger water with this organic ginger juice which I am obsessed with. Sooo good for your digestion, a great way to start your day and also tastes amazing when added to La Croix! 

 5. Bath foam fabulousness 

 With all the rain and cold weather which is only just beginning to shift here in LA, I have had bad allergies, the stuffiest (and snottiest!) nose and have been hibernating indoors a lot. Clearly my blood has thinned and I am no longer the hardy Brit who can tolerate 30 degrees and under! As many of you will know, I am a bath lover and I do LOVE good old plain Epsom salts which are usually my choice of bath treats but I also love a good bubble bath now and then (who doesn’t?!). This Epsom salt bath foam with eucalyptus has been a life saver over the last couple of weeks when my sinuses have been blocked and I have had a foggy head. I highly recommend using it if you are a bath lover who like me loves Epsom salts but also loves a few bubbles, and perhaps you too need a bit of a eucalyptus hit to clear your sinuses and head cold! 

So there’s my high fives from the last lunar cycle. 

I hope they might help or inspire you in some way on your alchemy journey or even just make you take a moment to recognize some of your highs from the last month.

 Love,

 Ambi x

 

High Fives! February 2019's five faves!

Ambi Sitham

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Happy almost Full Moon!

I am changing up the publishing of my monthly high fives to align with the Full Moon.

As the Full Moon is the highest point of the lunar cycle with la luna at her biggest and brightest, it is also a point at which we can reflect on the highs of the last lunar cycle since the last Full Moon.

So here are February 2019’s high fives….

1. Proud teacher…tribe vibes

As many of you may know, much of my work has been (and indeed still is, albeit in a different way) that of a teacher/mentor/coach and guide of sorts. As well as life coaching and mentoring, I have had a few reiki and astrology students. It is a humbling and heartening journey to be that of a teacher and one which has given me immense satisfaction over the years and even more so in the last few months. One of my former astrology students Lexie Rollet of Alexandria Astrology has flourished in a way that I always knew she would but is nonetheless delightful to witness. She has really stepped into being a teacher and guide herself, with her astrology offerings and now a podcast which explores what it is to be self-employed. Lexie was in full time employment when our mentorship started and a year later is very much self-employed and embracing the entrepreneurial path. For me, as a teacher, it is pure joy to see former students and mentees flourish and step into their light, their power and their true path. And what is even better in the case of Lexie is that she is contributing to my Soulstrology subscription with insightful posts. As Soulstrology grows I am feeling definite tribe vibes and am now having the vision of some of those I have taught and mentored over the years becoming part of Soulstrology. It’s amazing how life unfolds and I feel a deep sense of gratitude and awe for the burgeoning relationship with Lexie and for the vision of how things may play out with her and other students. A true high in all senses!

2. Non toxic nails

In my ongoing quest to live a cleaner, healthier, non-toxic life, I have been trying to clean up every aspect of life, to what I eat, as well as the products I use on my body. I absolutely love this seven free nail polish which has a lovely subtle sheen (add two coats if you want a deeper pinkish color) and this five free non toxic uber glossy top coat which gives you the look of gel nails, without any of those nasty toxins! Looking good and groomed is great, but not at the cost of putting toxins into your body and thanks to these polishes you can enjoy pretty, healthy, toxin free nails!

3. The life changing magic of not giving a f***

A few years ago whilst recovering from foot surgery I read this book and it CHANGED MY LIFE. It made me realize how much of a people pleaser I was and how poisonous that was to my life - both personal and professional. I recently felt the need to re-read it and it really made me re-think how I spend my time and energy. It made me really stop and take stock before agreeing to do something, or blindly following up on a get together. It stopped me from bending over backwards and contorting myself in the process. It also made me appreciate the people I love the most and redirect my time, my love, my energy towards them. I cannot recommend this book highly enough and if you excuse the continual profanity which I know turns some people off, the message is powerful and indeed life changing. A great one for those of you who like me perhaps have struggled with boundaries and saying NO.

4. Getting my vitamins on…

A lot of the time I have rushed to take supplements with the best intention that they will improve my health without actually looking carefully at what exactly is in them and where they come from. I recently switched out my daily multivitamin to these whole raw food vitamins and have felt a real difference ever since. It just feels cleaner and more ‘right’ that I am getting my vitamins from whole foods without any nasty additives or more in them. With LA experiencing unusually inclement weather (raining cats and dogs as we say in England) and a lack of sunshine, I have also been making sure to get my daily dose of vitamin D through these drops. So many of us are unwittingly deficient in Vitamin D as we cover up and/or avoid the sun (or don’t live in a sunny climate) and so too, many of us simply do not get all the vitamins and minerals we need for optimum health. Getting cleaner with my vitamins and making sure my Vitamin D levels do not drop in winter have proved key to me avoiding getting run down or overly sick (I did have the sniffles for a few days there) which has been an unexpected and pleasant high of this last month.

5. Our one year podcast anniversary and we are on Spotify!

It’s been a year since we started our podcast. I say we, because Jon is an integral part of this podcast and we truly are a team on it and other ventures. One year in I feel as though I have grown so much as a result of this podcast and as well as opening my heart, it has proved such an expander personally and professionally and brought me so many new opportunities which I am excited to explore. It seems fitting that on our one year anniversary we are now hosted on Spotify as well as of course, Soundcloud and iTunes. Hopefully this will make it easier for you to tune into the latest episode!

So these are some of my high fives from the last lunar cycle.

I hope some of my highs can help you to create more highs and alchemy in your own life!

Love,

Ambi x

 

 

 

 

High Fives! January 2019's five faves!

Ambi Sitham

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Hello lovely souls and happy Friday and almost Solar Eclipse!

In case you’re needing some New Year inspo, please check out the latest episode of my podcast which is all about setting up your 2019 for success and happiness.

If you live in LA or are visiting and need some New Year cobweb clearing out, come join me tonight at Wanderlust for my first Soulstrology Soundbath of 2019!

Onward to my five highlights from the last lunar month….

1. Eclipse season changes…

Eclipse season always brings change. And not always the rug pulled underneath from you or big happy yay kind of change. Sometimes the changes are more subtle, more of an internal shift which plants the seeds of change on the physical plane. Whether the changes are internal or external they have usually been bubbling under the surface and eclipse season simply comes and shakes them out of their hiding place.

This happened to me this week, on New Year’s Day in fact…

I have felt at a crossroads professionally. I didn’t have a podcast a year ago and my Soulstrology Membership was still relatively new and Soulstrology.com was a mere seed.

A year ago I had a lot less on my plate work wise, but the truth is that over the last six months or so I have felt like something had to give, that I couldn’t keep things as they were. I knew what it was but didn’t want to face the reality of what needed to happen because I didn’t feel ready to make the necessary changes.

But, as many of you will know, one of my favorite saying is, ‘You can do anything, but not everything’. This week all the feels bubbled into a decision and I decided to phase out the mentoring side of my business this year, freeing up some of my time, still allowing me to provide individual sessions for people, but without the time commitment that my mentorships require. It has been truly bittersweet. Bitter because my Mentees feel like my people. They are my people. Yes it is a professional relationship but it is also a deeply personal one. And although I have no doubt we will be in each others lives, professionally and personally for years to come, I know this marks the end of an era, and endings always make me a little sad. It has also felt uncomfortable in practical, financial terms, as it is willingly turning down tens of thousands of dollars worth of annual income. But sweet because I know in my heart it is the right thing to do, as ultimately it will allow me to help more people in a different way that better serves my lifestyle. My podcast has been a huge expander, Soulstrology.com is almost birthed. And I am ready for a new chapter and to birth newness into my life, both personally and professionally. I am excited and curious. I honestly have no idea how things will play out and life will unfold but this decision felt right in my gut, and I always trust my gut.

PS. If you are reading this and you were interested in being mentored by me, you can still apply by the end of January for my final Mentorship program for the foreseeable future and I am still going to be offering individual sessions in 2019 and beyond so feel free to reach out!

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2. Vegas Baby, celery juice style….

To celebrate eighteen months of marriage and the year anniversary of our church wedding (we eloped six months before that and consider that our true anniversary, but ya know, it’s always nice to have multiple anniversaries to celebrate!) we headed to Vegas, which is where we eloped in June 2017. We ended up staying off the strip in Summerlin and had the most glorious long weekend. It was really fun to do Vegas differently and see the other (amazing) side of the city. Think hiking, horse back riding in the canyons, dining out and generally decompressing. It was an amazing way to end 2018 which was a full on year for us with a new job, move and lots of change (and some challenges). Now, as you guys may recall I jumped on the good ole celery juice bandwagon a month or so ago but I wasn’t having it regularly. But in the last half of December I was more consistent and I have to say, I really noticed a difference. In my energy levels, skin, digestion, you name it. I was a little concerned about going away and missing my celery juice (*insert suitable crying face/cringe emoji here*) and so my hubba of a hubbie suggested I make it differently using this travel friendly blender. And hey presto….I am SO glad he suggested this as I usually struggle with digestive issues when I go away and eat outside of my normal diet. I ate tons of gluten, sugar, some dairy sneaked in and I enjoyed wine every night yet my stomach was fine….I am crediting my daily celery juice with keeping inflammation at bay, but I am also glad to be back and eating normally again. I can guarantee you that travel friendly blender will be accompanying us when we go to Europe over the summer so I can maintain my celery ritual!

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3. Embracing being basic

I read a fascinating article on the origins of the term being basic and I will confess I have been accused of being basic before…For wearing Uggs, leggings and horror of horrors - an Abercrombie sweatshirt - I didn’t realize it was such a fashion faux pas! I get that I wasn’t looking like a glampuss but I just wanted to be comfy and the sweater was eleven bucks on sale!

My style may have changed somewhat in the last few years but my love of Uggs has stayed firm. I tend to wear things until they really are on their last legs and I will admit that my Uggs were a bit scruffy. Both my Mum and my hubs (separately) helpfully said I looked homeless in one of my ‘casual’ outfits with my battered Uggs as my footwear of choice. Anyway… I decided it was time for a change and switched it up to these ‘same same but different’ Uggs which are actually much more in my general color palette and I think will hopefully withstand the wear and tear (and LA grime) to look better for longer. In choosing to purchase Uggs again when I get so much flack from my entire family about this choice of footwear was my way of saying, I am doing ME and I do not care what anyone else says! If I am basic, so be it! As I get older, I am less and less concerned with what others think and more concerned about what makes me happy. And this basic b*tch is very happy with both my lovely new Uggs, and life!

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4. Human Design deeper dive.

Human design has featured before in my High Fives as my reading with the amazing Amanda of Intuitive Galaxy was such an eye opening (and life changing) experience…

I had a ton of questions after our reading and decided to book a follow up session to dive deeper. A little like astrology there is only so much you can download to a person in an hour so the follow up was necessary for my curious mind who wanted to really align further with my design type. All I can say is WOW. Amanda is an incredible channel who is not only deeply intuitive but speaks and deconstructs your unique design in a way which allows you to really understand the gems that will change your life. As we embark on a New Year (with the Human Design New Year around the corner!) we are all looking to create changes in our lives and manifest our desires but some may feel stuck. If you want to get unstuck, gain clarity and understand how much easier life can be once you align with your design, I highly recommend booking a reading with the lovely Amanda.

5. Crazy obsessed Ambi!

I loved Kevin Kwan’s book Crazy Rich Asians and devoured it in days. I dragged the hubs to see the film and we both loved it. But the books, oh my. His writing transports me into a different world and I feel like a gawping fly on the wall who actually knows his characters. The footnote have me snorting with laughter. The Washington Post sums up the second Kevin Kwan book perfectly, ‘As frothy as the egg whites on the sort of cocktail you should drink while reading Kwan’s books….Highly entertaining’.

I don’t know what it is about losing yourself in an albeit frothy, yet very well written book, but it always resets me and opens something up. It’s as though it does something for my own creative portal to be so absorbed in another world (as well as of course, to snort laugh, my favorite type of laughter!)

Anyway, I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about my high fives from this last lunar month!

Wishing you all a happy solar eclipse and a beautiful lunar cycle ahead.

Love,

Ambi x

High Fives! December 2018's five faves!

Ambi Sitham

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Hello lovely ones!

I hope December is treating you all well so far…I can’t believe that we are almost at the of the year…

It’s feeling very festive in my household as our Christmas tree is up and twinkling and that beautiful fir tree scent is infusing our home…..happy days!

Speaking of happy days, here are my high fives from the last lunar cycle…..

  1. Screentime I finally said yes to the updates on my iphone and among all the new icons I noticed something called Screentime. So I decided to see start monitoring how much time I spent a day on my phone, and specifically how that time was spent. I was shocked to find that I spend five to six hours a day on my phone and that much of that is swallowed by random internet browsing and social media. So, I decided to set myself some boundaries as with screentime you can limit the time for certain apps. I limited the time for all social media and decided I wanted to try and aim for my phone screentime to get down to four hours a day (eventually three)….the latter is still a work in progress but the former has been a game changer. Yep, I know I probably sound like an old grandma but I honestly feel as though we human beings are spending way, way too much time on our phones and I don’t think it is healthy. I know I feel sooo much better when I spend less time on my phone and more time being present and this last week or so has just proved that less equals more for me. Plus, now I have a limited time for social media it makes me use it more effectively = less scrolling and more purposeful use. It has brought me back to why I use social media in the first place. To connect and to share. And these new boundaries via my new bestie screentime have helped me to enjoy it more. I highly recommend reviewing your use of your phone and checking in to see if it truly serves you. We are all different and what works for me may not work for you, but it is worth doing a review and checking in with yourself (and screentime!)

  2. Not all news needs to be read Another joyous feature I discovered on my newly updated iphone was that you can control which sites are accessible on your phone. Now I am gonna confess (not spilling all the beans as yet because I am saving the full details for a podcast episode) that there is a particular news website which I (as I suspect like many others) have had a strange fascination/hate relationship with but ultimately have had an addiction to. Whereas others may find their phone issues are with social media, my biggest foe was this website. I would find myself scrolling it far far too often, when in stuck in traffic (my bad, I know), waiting in line, and more. I knew with my rational mind that it was toxic and how I would feel when browsing this site and afterwards was enough of a sign, however addictions are such that they keep you, well - addicted! So, I banned the site from my iPhone and iPad and now I can only look at it when I am on my computer. The result? I look at it at most for ten minutes a day now, if that. I’ve realized that I wasn’t even that interested in it in the first place, I don’t miss it after all and it was just a bad habit that I needed to break. Yes by putting in a seemingly dramatic boundary like banning it from my phone, but hey, it worked! And the result? A much happier, energetically lighter and brighter, higher vibing moi!

  3. Celery juicing and bone broth Yep, I jumped on the celery juice bandwagon and nope, I haven’t been totally consistent with it but I have to say I like how it makes me feel. I am listening to my body much more carefully these days and honoring what it tells me and it told me to try this celery juicing out. And so far, so good. My body has also been craving hot broths and specifically bone broth and whilst I usually buy mine from Erewhon, this month I started making my own. My body is happy. I am happy. And when I eat a Kobe burger (with the most delicious toasted brioche bun, yep, sometimes I do cheat and eat gluten!), sip on a delicious cocktail, or a glass of my favorite red wine, or munch on donuts and homemade banana bread I am also honoring my body. I’m all about eating healthy but I also feel balance is KEY to a truly healthy life (and I am talking mind, body, soul healthy). And for those of you who follow me on Instagram where I post my daily alchemy on my stories, I have heard you - recipes are coming in the New Year!

  4. Supplement shout outs. In my ongoing journey to be healthier I have found that no matter how well I eat I need supplements to maintain certain mineral levels in my body and be in optimum health. I highly recommend these calcium and magnesium tablets which I take at nightime with a cup of steaming reishi cacao. I also take these fish oils (usually late afternoon, I like to give certain supplements time to be digested properly before consuming others). I also love this immune boosting selenium.

  5. Congestion free zone I love oil diffusing and at this time of year when colds and lurgies are a plenty, I am loving this eucalyptus oil which I diffuse every morning and evening using my fave Bamboo oil diffuser. It has certainly helped clear the air and keep me fairly congestion free (along of course with my fave homeopathic cold and flu medicine which is a winter MUST!)

So that’s some of my highlights from this last lunar cycle.

As always, I hope you enjoy reading about my high fives and I hope they help inspire you to check in on your highlights from the last month and keep track of your own alchemy journey.

Love,

Ambi x

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

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. 

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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.

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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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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

July 2017: Courage, dear heart.

Ambi Sitham

Hello lovely ones and welcome to July 2017!

With the Sun in watery emotional Cancer for most of July the cosmos will be encouraging each of us to feel all the feels this month.

Feeling (and I mean truly feeling) all the feels can be challenging.

It's great to feel all the feels when everything is peachy perfect but not so much when life is more full of thorns than roses.

But feeling is healing.

And feeling allows us to truly heal.

When we heal and release that which does not serve us we create space to receive what we both desire and deserve.

Truly feeling is therefore one of the most powerful methods of alchemy.

But it takes courage to truly allow ourselves to feel the full spectrum of our emotions and to process them.

In Cancer season we must be wary of either withdrawing into our shells, drowning in our emotions, or scuttling from side to side and never really facing what we need to.

Instead we need to be courageous and trust that by honouring our feelings we can use them as not only as a catalyst for alchemy but also as a guide or map of sorts.

If you haven't already read the New Moon Cancer blog then I suggest you do so as it gives some tips as to how best to deal with low vibrational and/or
'negative' feelings and to understand the desires which often lie beneath these emotions.

Whatever your emotional status is this month (and for many it may well be fantastic!) listen carefully to your feelings as they echo the whisper of your soul so if you honour them you can be guided to the next stage of your journey.

It takes courage to feel, to listen, and to act.

This month we all must be bold and do all of the above in order to benefit from the cosmos.

The key cosmic dates for your diary are below and as usual I will post detailed blogs for the New and Full Moon.

Members can expect detailed weekly posts on all the other planetary transits.

July 2nd: Mars (in Cancer) opposes Pluto (in Capricorn) tense aspect, can lead to conflict and/or constructive change.

July 4th: Mercury (in Cancer) square Uranus (in Aries) intense for communication, can be productive

July 5th: Sun (in Cancer) trines Neptune (in Pisces) dreamy, romantic aspect.

July 5th: Sun (in Cancer) squares Jupiter (in Libra) powerful aspect for relationships

July 7th: Mercury (in Leo) sextiles Venus (in Gemini) positive for creativity and romance

July 8th: Full moon in Capricorn (will write post a blog on this)

July 10th: Sun (in Cancer) opposes Pluto (in Capricorn) intense aspect, watch out for power struggles, can also be powerfully productive

July 14th: Mercury (in Leo) sextiles Jupiter (in Libra) positive for creativity and romance

July 17th: Venus (in Gemini) squares Neptune (in Pisces) powerful aspect for creativity, contracts and romance

July 17th: Mars (in Cancer) squares Uranus (in Aries) powerful aspect, can lead to sudden change, watch for conflict

July 19-20th: Mercury (in Leo) trines Saturn (in Sagittarius) positive, flowing, harmonious aspect for creativity

July 23rd: New Moon in Leo (will post a blog on this)

July 24th: Venus (in Gemini) opposes Saturn (in Sagittarius) intense aspect for love and finances, can have a productive outcome

July 24th: Mercury retrograde shadow begins!

July 26th: Sun (in Leo) conjuncts Mercury (in Leo) powerful aspect for creativity, communication, self expression and romantic discussions

July 30th: Venus (in Gemini) sextiles Uranus (in Aries) positive aspect can lead to productive change

I am wishing you all a wonderful month of courage, clarity and cosmic rewards.

Love,

Ambi x

June 2017: Go for it!

Ambi Sitham

Hello lovely ones and welcome to June 2017!

This month the cosmos offers us jewels, but in order to retrieve these jewels we need to take action.

As many of you will know the Soulstrology theme for the Gemini New Moon last week was ‘going for gold’ and each of us pursuing our highest ambitions.

The theme continues in June with the cosmos asking each of us to really hone in on what it is that we want and then pursuing it with enthusiasm.

In other words, just going for it!

With both Mercury and Venus finally out of retroshade and with cosmic giant Jupiter going direct this month, we have the support of the zodiac to take action without any muddling retrograde mix ups.

Each of us has unique dreams and ambitions.

As we change, so too will our goals.

But sometimes we keep our most cherished hopes, wishes and dreams stifled within.

We may talk about or reflect upon them from time to time, but we don’t actually take steps to manifest them.

We may feel that they are unrealistic, or even impossible.

As a result these unfulfilled dreams lie dormant inside of us, where they are neither dead nor alive.

The pain of this can burn a hole in our hearts and souls leaving us feeling unfulfilled and a sense of unease and wondering, ‘What if?’

It doesn’t have to be this way.

But dreams don’t come true unless we do something.

Soulstrology says that this month we need to go within and connect once more to our dormant dreams.

And then we need to take action, even a teeny tiny step, to help co-create our dreams with the cosmos.

There are of course no guarantees in life.

The future is promised to no-one.

We don’t always get what we want and not every dream is our destiny.

Nonetheless, we know that fortune favors the bold.

The truth is not every goal or dream will manifest.

But you won’t know until you try.

Get quiet this month.

Use the power of Mercury (the ruler of this next lunation) to think about your deepest dreams.

Journal and get clarity on the steps you need to take to create the opening for the jewels that June can bring.

Go for it!

As usual I will write blogs about the new and full moons.

In the meantime, here are the key cosmic dates for your diary.

June 1: Venus in Aries trines Saturn in Sagittarius - positive, harmonious aspect for love, finances, commitment

June 3: Venus in Aries conjunct Uranus in Aries - positive aspect, focus on love and finances, could involve sudden change

June 3: Sun in Gemini trines Jupiter in Libra - positive harmonious aspect for communication, partnerships of all sorts

June 4: Sun in Gemini squares Neptune in Pisces - tough but ultimately productive aspect, a reality check.

June 5: Mars moves into Cancer

June 9: Full Moon Sagittarius (will write detailed blog on this)

June 9: Jupiter goes direct

June 15: Sun (in Gemini) opposes Saturn in Sagittarius - tense, tough aspect but ultimately productive

June 16: Neptune goes retrograde (annual event)

June 18: Mercury in Gemini opposes Saturn in Sagittarius - tough aspect, be mindful around communication

June 20: Venus in Taurus sextiles Neptune in Pisces - positive aspect, romantic and creative

June 21: Cancer season starts with the Sun moving into Cancer

June 21: Sun in Cancer conjunct Mercury in Cancer - emotional aspect for mind and communication

June 23: New Moon in Cancer

June 24: Venus in Taurus trines Pluto in Capricorn -positive harmonious aspect for love and finances

June 25: Mars in Cancer square Jupiter in Libra - tough aspect but used constructively can be positive

June 26: Mars in Cancer trines Neptune in Pisces -positive aspect for movement in creative endeavors

June 27: Mercury in Cancer squares Jupiter in Libra - strong aspect, used constructively can be powerful for communication around partnerships of all sorts

June 27: Mercury in Cancer trines Neptune in Pisces - positive aspect for creativity and matters of the heart

June 28: Mercury in Cancer conjuncts Mars in Cancer - tense aspect, watch out for emotional conversations and passive aggressive communications which lead to arguments

June 29: Mercury in Cancer opposes Pluto in Capricorn – tense, emotional aspect, watch out for conflict around communication and power struggles.

May we all have the courage to take action upon our deepest desires and may these efforts be rewarded.

I am wishing you all a glorious, jewel filled month.

Love,

Ambi x