Finally we got the magical Jara Gian Tara to inspire us with a little bit of her wisdom for RITUAL TALKS. She is a kundalini teacher, astrologer, a very talented musician, a transformational coach, and co-founder of TUNGLDAGBÓK, our favorite moon planner (you can per-order your copy for 2024 NOW). She is also part of the teacher team at Rvk Ritual & does her astrological readings and coaching in the space aswell as facilitates magical & exclusive events (check out the next one on the new moon). We sat her down and learned more her inspiration and background. Enjoy!
NAME: Jara Gian Tara
CREATIVE OUTLET: Astrology, Human Design, coaching, music, writing and all things mystical and magical. I need to have many different creative outlets to feel happy.
BUSINESS: I’m in the business of being me. At the moment I teach meditation and the mystical arts, see private clients, astrology, human design and coaching and I also write and record music for films and myself. I have published the moon planner – Tungl Dagbók for the past 3 years with my friend Aline Grippi.
SUN, MOON, RISING: Pisces sun, Scorpio moon and Sagittarius rising
HUMAN DESIGN: 6/2 Splenic Projector
FIRST THING YOU DID THIS MORNING & MORNING ROUTINE?
I begin every day by going over all the things I am grateful for, and fill my body up with love and a feeling of being blessed, before I get out of bed. Then I drink some water, light a candle and sit down before my altar to meditate, pray and send protection and love out into the world. I do this every single morning, a short or long version depending on how early I get out of bed and what my day looks like.
WHAT IS YOUR BACKGROUND?
I’m kind of interested in everything so it’s a bit hard to know where to begin…
I studied western philosophy and the University of Iceland for 3 years and musical composition for 2 years at the Iceland Academy of Arts, I quit when I stopped feeling like I was learning anything… I’ve also been studying eastern philosophy, yoga and astrology since I was a teenager, a loooong time ago… I have studied astrology with a couple of amazing teachers, done Human Design for Business training, and Kundalini Yoga training. I am also trained in many healing methods. Done Shamanic training… Basically, I love learning so I am always learning something new.
I’ve also released a couple of albums that you can find on Spotify and have written a lot of music for theater and films that I’ve never gotten around to releasing… I’ve been a mom for most of my life now, been blessed with two amazing children, a 22 year old and a 12 years old. I’m also very interested in plants, old B movies and I read a lot and always have.
WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT WAKE UP CALL OF YOUR LIFE?
When my brother died when I was 21. The same year five people I knew also died, from all the different causes of death, except fortunately no one was murdered, and it made me realize that life is very precious and another day of life is always a gift.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR MISSION?
To bring people back home to themselves. To see their own greatness, and the greatness in their humanity.
With art I simply use art to filter my life experiences through. Translating life into music or words is my favorite thing in the world. Especially music. I do my best to play the piano or guitar and sing every single day. Life is better with music.
WHAT HAS HELPED YOU THE MOST ON YOUR WELLNESS/SELF CARE/SPIRITUAL JOURNEY?
Daily spiritual practice, meditation and a solid self-talk game is THE MAGIC. It has completely transformed my life for the better. I also use awareness of my personal astrology and Human Design to navigate better through being me in this world. The part I need to remind myself about most often is my Scorpio moon, it definitely needs that solid self-talk game that I was talking about…
DO YOU HAVE A PERSONAL SELF PRACTICE OR USE ANY TOOLS TO KEEP YOUR MIND/BODY HEALTHY?
Yes and I have done all of the above. My daily practice is always changing but these days consists of meditation, breathwork and movement, mostly yoga or walking. I also eat a vegetarian, mostly vegan, diet and don’t drink alcohol. I do this to support my nervous system and spiritual practice and to show myself self-love in action through all of those things.
HOW DO YOU RELAX: I read, listen to and play music, meet friends and watch strange movies. And go out into nature, I don’t need a mountain to climb, just to be there is enough.
BEST BEAUTY TIP YOU KNOW OF: Cold Water. Drink it, shower in it, dip your face into it. And face massage, I’m doing this routine I found on tiktok daily and it feels so good. Also meditation and doing what you love makes you happier and happy people are more beautiful in my opinion.
And be kind. Mean people look very bad. It’s an auric thing…
FAVORITE SPOT IN REYKJAVIK: My home
HEALTH PHILOSOPHY: What works for me is to think of doing healthy things as showing myself love and respect. And I’m also very relaxed about it. I know that my thoughts are as powerful as whatever I do or don’t do with my body.
ALWAYS IN YOUR CUPBOARD? Matcha, tahini, chocolate, bread. Yes, I’m really into carbohydrates… And with all the power of my being I decide that it’s very healthy for me, and so it is…
THREE THINGS IN YOUR PURSE ? A library… So not a purse but a heavy bag…
SOMEONE YOU ADMIRE? My daughter, and everyone that is brave enough to be themselves even when it’s not welcomed.
SOMETHING YOU ARE PROUD OF? My children, my art. The transformation of myself into who I am today. I’ve been through such crazy things that I’m actually very proud of being the happy, creative and free human that I have become.
ONE ADVICE FOR ENTREPRENEURS? You will not know where you’re going until you get there. Start before you’re ready – is the only way to make things happen because you’ll probably never be ready.
WHAT IS NEXT FOR YOU ? Who knows? Maybe I’ll become a farmer… Joking, not joking….