Beware the Ides of March

Beware the Ides of March! Haven’t you heard that before? I sure have but had no clue what it was about until my lovely husband Richard told me.

This is the day that fell on the 74th day of the Roman calendar, corresponding to March 15 on our calendar. For the Romans, it was marked by several religious observances and was a deadline for settling debts. I was thinking about settling some debts while driving home yesterday when I heard a loud bang! I thought that I had hit a rock in the road but then I saw a wild boar running off out of the corner of my left eye. My instinct to brake saved the poor thing from the same fate as old Julius Caesar on this fateful day in history. (Julius Caesar, the Roman dictator, was assassinated by a group of about 60 senators on the Ides of March of 44 BC Wikipedia). Ah, the Ides of March is tomorrow, I remembered

Wild boars are often featured in Roman history and my Italian forefathers used them as a symbol in several military legions during the time of the Roman Empire. Little wonder my huge, brown friend came running onto my path as if to say, “Beware the Ides of March, Cara!” My guides sure have some strange ways of communicating with me at times but I am so grateful that they do. 

March 15 is also a very important day on the Mayan calendar. It is the beginning of a new ceremonial cycle when new initiates are welcomed into the circle of spiritual leaders to take up their roles for the next chapter. My favorite blog about all things to do with Mayan astrology www.thefourpillars.net has all the information you need to know about this auspicious time. I plan to mark the date with some quiet meditation and prayer. 

I also found out that Ruth Bader-Ginsberg (May she rest in peace) was born on this day in history in 1933 as well as St Nicholas, who is famous for being nice to children but also happens to be the patron saint for the falsely accused:-) Ruth is one of my heroes for advocating for gender equality. She demonstrated that gender biases impact men as well as women and she even used a tax case to prove this.

Some days just vibrate differently to others huh? The Ides of March is one of them and I just had to share.  

May the Spirits lift you higher, 

Cara 

My AUDIO BOOK is done!

Hi Everyone

I want to pinch myself! Right in the middle of one of my busiest times at work, I have just released the audiobook for Many Gifts. Wow! Words fail me.

I don’t know where the strength came from to go into the recording studio when my Dad was so sick we thought we would lose him or when I lost my voice (literally) but I did! Just like when I was writing my book, I put one foot in front of the other, leaning on my team for support and together we let the universe continue to support this creative project.

I believe that this story is bigger than me. Everything that happened (and continues to happen) with it tells me this.

For those of you who don’t know, my story is set in Carmel Valley, which – with all its charm and wonder – can be a pretty incestuous little place. People love to “other” people and when someone falsely accused us of manufacturing narcotics to sell to school kids, our lives quickly turned into a nightmare. My children suffered the most.

This is the story detailed in my memoir. As the title Many Gifts – Seeing Beyond The Setbacks says, I had to dig deep during this difficult time of my life and redirect my focus in order to survive. I believe that this is something we can all do. Listen to my story and hopefully, you will find the courage to put your story down on paper, too. It’s an incredibly empowering and healing thing to do.

Here is how you can get a copy of Many Gifts on Audible:

https://www.audible.com/pd/Many-Gifts-Audiobook/B09TGDF29K?asin=B09TGDF29K

I also have a few promo codes to give away for FREE. Please reach out to me to claim yours!

Love

Cara – Seeker of Magic, Spreader of Light

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Words Matter-Meditations on Steinbeck

John Ernst Steinbeck Jr. entered the world 120 years ago today. He is probably best known for his Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Grapes of Wrath, but he authored many other books during his lifetime. A total of 33. Steinbeck was born in Salinas, California. Affectionately known as, The Salad Bowl of the Nation, Salinas made its fortune, after the depression, on “green gold” and it remains an agriculture town today.

Salinas is also where I keep my office and I am reminded of Steinbeck on a daily basis. I am blessed to have a fantastic view of the Steinbeck Public Library. The front of the library is flanked by a statue of Mr. Steinbeck and an immense boulder that is inscribed with one of his quotes, a favorite of mine, “Books are the best friends you can have. They inform you and entertain you and they don’t talk back.”

Books do not talk back, but they speak nonetheless. Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for his realistic writings that combined sympathetic humor and keen social perception. He told stories that many in the Salinas Valley would rather not be told. The Grapes of Wrath, his acclaimed and prize winning novel was banned by several local schools. His books were even burned, both in the city of Salinas and other cities throughout the country. They were condemned as obscene.

Today this same community celebrates him with one of the largest literary museums in the United States dedicated to a single author. His birthplace and childhood home is a restored Queen Anne style Victorian that now houses a charming restaurant and gift shop. His name graces not only the library, but also the post office, an elementary school, roads and even part of the highway, not to mention numerous businesses. He is our most famous native son.

It’s hard to imagine a time when his books and his ideas were not only unpopular, but actually outlawed. It inspires me to speak my own truth every day and reminds me that peoples perceptions can change in time and when offered another’s point of view.

But…first we must use our words. We must speak our truth. Our very own, uniquely us TRUTH! No matter how unpopular. That’s what I intend on continuing to do. I invite you to join me.

In love,

Cara

P.S. I have just submitted my Audiobook for its final review before publishing! I expect it to be available early next month.

Angel Numbers 222

Hello Lovers 

Happy Valentines Day to you!  Whether or not you celebrate this day, it is definitely a good time to think about all things love, romance and partnership.  

I don’t know if you noticed (I always do because I think in numbers) but this month of love is full of 2s:

February 2, 2022, 

February 20, 2022

and February 22, 2022 

We won’t see the 222 sequence again for another century, until 2/2/2222!

I was so happy to find out that the number 2 is one of the most significant angel numbers! This definitely resonates with me. Angels have been on my mind a lot and it’s not just the man-of-the-moment – that cute naked Cherub, Cupid.  Guardian Angels are assigned to each human being before birth. Some people have just one, while others have many depending on their soul’s mission and unique destiny in this incarnation. 

Our Guardian Angels know us very well. They understand our unique set of challenges and they want to help us navigate them. They also know our fears, goals, and dreams. They take a sacred oath to stay with us, advocate for us, and assist us throughout life. 

Angels love to leave signs for us to assure us of their presence. Whenever I receive such a sign, I say “thank you” out loud. They love to be acknowledged this way, and it encourages them to send more messages. Try it!

Another way I know my angels are close is through smells. It is usually a waft of a beautiful flowery fragrance that passes through my home/office with no other explanation that assures me I have company of the angelic kind. 

I know the names of my angels but if you have never connected with yours, here are some tips:

  1. Journal/Meditate with a clear intention about connecting with your angels 
  2. Ask for their name/s
  3. Ask for a special sign (feather, music, a unique smell) that will be unique to you
  4. Pay attention to little messages that turn up on your drive to work, in the lyrics of a song and see if those correspond with the qualities of one particular angel 
  5. Keep a dream journal next to your bed. Angels sometimes make an appearance in our dreams and can also come through telepathically during sleep to give us important messages. 

In addition to our Guardian Angels, there are a whole range of others on standby. Take Archangels, for example. Archangels are like generals, helping to oversee all other angels. There is one for every purpose and every problem. Archangels like Michael, Ariel, Uriel and Gabriel are the most popular and they love to be called on when we are facing big challenges. Do yourself a favor and read up on the special qualities of each of these powerful celestial beings. They are the big guns, just waiting for you to connect so that they can come to the rescue! 

I laughed the other day when my friend’s son asked her why the first words that angels in The Bible always say is “Be not afraid”. I guess they know us human beings too well. 

Relationships are a 2-way street. What we put in is what we get out. So invest some time in your relationship with your angels, my friends.

I wish you guidance, friendship, protection, and a sense that you are never alone.

Cara – Seeker of Magic, Spreader of Light

**P.S. If you have any special angel encounter stories to share with me, please reach out. I would love to hear all about it**

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HAPPY YEAR OF THE TIGER 2022 

February 1st is the Chinese New Year also known as Lunar New Year/Spring Festival. 

Over 2 billion people celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year and their collective hopes for good health, love, and prosperity reverberate throughout the planet. There is not a place in this world that can claim not to be impacted by this rich culture. I’ve always loved watching the dragon parades and other special cultural activities.

The date of the Lunar New Year is never the same. This is because of my old friend the moon. It usually falls between January 20 and February 21 depending on the cycles of the moon. 

Each year has a corresponding animal from the Chinese Zodiac and this year is the TIGER’s turn. The Tiger is the third sign of the Chinese Zodiac and is considered ruler of the beasts on earth. I am sure you have noticed that many Chinese kids wear hats or shoes with a tiger image for good luck.

A person born in the year of the TIGER is considered to be courageous, optimistic, tolerant, and generous. They can expect a long life and were born to command, not to obey. Famous people born in the year of the TIGER include Lady Gaga, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Queen Elizabeth II. 

I just love the color of my new journal. It reminds me of the red envelopes traditionally given at this time. What a lovely synchronicity!

So what will the year of the TIGER bring for the collective? Well, it will definitely be better than the hardworking, exhausting year of 2021 which carried the energy of the OX.  The energy of the Tiger is always about:

strength

overcoming darkness

bravery

In the days leading up to Chinese Lunar New Year, people go big on cleaning their homes! I’ve decided to join them. Not that I needed a reason. You do know that I find cleaning very therapeutic!? 

It is customary that windows are scrubbed, bedding changed, doors are left wide open and lights are left on (often overnight). People literally wipe away all the old to make way for the fresh new energy to enter their lives and bring with it all the good luck, prosperity and good fortune for the new year. 

If you are thinking of jumping on the bandwagon and joining this wonderful tradition, I must warn you: like Cinderella 12 midnight is your curfew! You must finish all cleaning by midnight as cleaning on the first day of the new year is strictly forbidden in case you wash away the new good luck.

I found a list of some other things that you should absolutely NOT do on Chinese new year if you want to avoid bad luck. I giggled at some of them: 

https://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/festivals/chinese-new-year-taboos.htm

Have fun, friends! I wish you good fortune and prosperity. I hope you find the courage to channel your inner Tiger in 2022. You are braver than you think.

xoxo

Cara – Seeker of Magic, Spreader of Light

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Thank you Betty White, Martin Luther King Jr & Mrs Full Moon

I was invited to a wonderful event over the weekend in celebration of the great Betty White (RIP).

It would have been a celebration of her 100th birthday had she been spared just a little more time on earth. At the event I learned that Betty had been the first woman to produce a National TV show, the first woman to star in a sitcom, the first producer to hire a woman director AND the first woman to receive an Emmy nomination. How inspiring!

I just love this picture of a young Betty White on Monterey Bay

Then, as I sat on my porch anticipating the full moon on Monday on the holiday that commemorates the birthday of the great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, my sixth sense began to heighten to alert me to the special, high vibes in the air again. So I tuned in.

The energy of both Betty White and Dr. King floated into my awareness. What came through is that they had both served their purpose and that I need to keep pursuing mine. Thank you, Mrs full moon! You always illuminate things for me! Now that my audiobook is complete, I DO HAVE A(NOTHER) DREAM! And yes it does involve the big screen.

As always, you will be the first to know more about that when the time is right. For now, I am just letting the first full moon of 2022 carry this inspired energy out into the Cosmic Consciousness where the blueprints for everything we desire reside!

Before I run off and immerse myself in dreaming-in a few other cool things with the help of some good quality cannabis & fresh air, I also wanted to update you on my audiobook. It will be available for purchase in February. I will keep you posted.

I hope you also find the inspiration to follow your dreams in 2022. If you get stuck, remember the words of the great Martin Luther King Jr when he said, “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” That’s definitely my plan.

Cara

The gift of my VOICE

People always comment on my voice. 

I’ve been told that it is everything from soothing to seductive. Friends encouraged me to use it more. But how? I did not know where to start. 

It wasn’t until after I wrote my book that I received some lovely intuitive guidance. An audiobook! Do an audiobook, Cara! The messages were clear.

I was excited to get moving but something strange happened. I just couldn’t get into gear! It took me a good few weeks to realize that there was a block somewhere. It turns out my Throat Chakra was blocked.

The chakras are the seven wheels of energy in the body, starting from the crown of your head and down the body to the base of your spine. Chakras are commonly thought of as spinning wheels of energy. When they are spinning properly, each chakra allows energy to flow and move freely so that we are moving in harmony and alignment but if one of these wheels becomes blocked our well-being can suffer.

The Throat Chakra is associated with the color bright blue. Blue energy is pure, soothing, calming, and healing and connects a person with the divine. This chakra acts as the body’s communication HQ. Although it is primarily the throat, it also rules the tongue, lips, cheeks, jaw, and ears, as well as the back, neck and shoulders. These were definitely the parts of my body that felt heavy and I was inspired to take action.

So in true manifestation style, I took action as though my Throat Chakra was already unblocked. “I am doing an audiobook,” I told my dear husband Richard. “Yes,” I said, “I am finally going to use my sexy voice!” I laughed. 

And in true manifestation style, the Universe had no choice but to give me what I visualized!

Recording the audio was scary. My insecurities and fears popped up. So did a couple of other detours (dad is ill, I got ill, etc) but I kept to the vision. I sent loving blue light to my throat area, used my crystals, and meditated. I also focused my energy on speaking my truth and letting people know how I felt when they disappointed/hurt me. And hey presto, recording the audio began to flow and now another thing on my vision board is done; I am so proud of myself. 

My work on my Throat Chakra is not yet done. Now I am focused on the listening part. That is the last bit of my “work” and then it is show time babyyyy.

Wish me luck,

Cara – Seeker of Magic, Spreader of Light

P.S. My audiobook will be available for purchase real soon. I will keep you posted.

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Numerology of 2022 – Things are looking up!

Everyone eagerly awaits the new year because it represents a fresh start. Another chance to achieve our goals and pursue new opportunities. 

I am quite interested in numbers, as you know – being a tax accountant and all. So I looked into the Numerology of 2022.  Numerology is a practice based on the idea that numbers 1 to 9 have spiritual and symbolic meaning. Each year has a specific theme/flavor. The way we calculate this number is pretty simple. We simply add up all the digits for the year: 2+0+2+2 = 6. That is how to reach the Universal Number, which is 6 for 2022.  

2021 had a Universal Number of 5 and the energy kept us “off-balance”. For many people, it felt like one step forward, two steps back. If this resonates with you, then you are not alone.

But 6 is a pretty good number for 2022. Even in terms of Mayan astrology, the number 6 is the number of “ultimate stability”.

The repetitions of the number 2 make it quite special as 2’s are recognized as “angel numbers and with three of them in this year’s number, we can count on their help. So, talk to your angels this year. I’ve been having some heart to hearts with my angels over the holidays. They are always on standby to listen and sometimes that’s all we need. 

In Numerology 2 is also known as the number of balance. It is often seen as the symbol of the peacekeeper, signifying all things rooted in unity. So we are encouraged to look at the areas in our life where we lack peace of mind. That’s where our focus and energy should be. It is also symbolic of family, relationships, partnerships, community. So we also need to look at where we are off-balance in this respect and take action. 

I picked a card from my Crystal deck this morning to see if there were any other messages for us as we step into the new year:

My sentiments exactly!

Things are looking up, friends. We are rising from the ashes and with the Universal Number of 6 on our side, I am excited to see what 2022 will bring.

Thank you for all your love during 2021. I’ll be back in the new year with some fresh new sparkle,

Love,

Cara – Seeker of Magic, Spreader of Light

P.S. Now might also be a good time to put those pesky Mercury Retrogrades into your diary. Expect communication breakdowns, travel issues, and technological issues. Be mindful of what is being said (and what you say), to ensure that the right sentiments are being articulated. And, back-up information on computers or electronic devices. We’ve got this! 

January 14th to February 3rd

May 10th to June 3rd

September 9th to October 2nd

December 29th to January 18, 2023

Time to Rest (and Manifest!)

Hi Everyone,

Can you feel the magic in the air? It’s not the usual Christmas cheer but something really different. I feel like there is something huge brewing just beyond the surface of what we can see.

I turned to the stars to see what’s up because I have had my head down so much lately. Boy oh boy lots is happening right now

  • Equinox post shadow
  • Full Moon in Gemini
  • Solstice
  • Venus Retrograde
  • Saturn Square Uranus
  • Jupiter Enters Pisces

BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE!

All sorts of portals are open right now. Magical centers are being activated and there is a notable physical shift in the frequency of all things rooted in the ground. People are feeling it physically. Earth is moving through the photon belt and there is more photonic light pouring onto the earth than ever before, offering us a unique opportunity to change the course of our lives by tuning into higher vibrations on offer. Where there is a vibrational match, surely our destinies will link up with that which is for our highest good and magnetize all things to us? Isn’t that how the Law of Attraction/Manifestation has always worked?

I’m great at manifesting (you should read about how I manifested my dream home just in time for the holidays in my book, Many Gifts). I heard a great analogy about manifestation from Esther Hicks the other day. She said: When you place an order for your meal at your favorite restaurant you give the order to the waiter and trust that what you ordered will come out of the kitchen perfectly. You don’t place the order and then follow the waiter to the kitchen full of doubt, suspiciously look at the ingredients, check the temperature of the oven only to return to your seat full of mixed emotions. No! You just trust that your meal will arrive at the perfect temperature, at the perfect time.

That’s FAITH and I hope that you can remember that at this powerful time on Earth. New dreams are up for grabs for those who can release the low vibration of control. Note to self!

The Solstice Fairy brings the gifts in my house.

I wish you a wonderful Christmas and a Happy Solstice to those of you that celebrate it like my family does. We plan to spend less this year and really take the time to be present with one another. I also plan to dream a little dream for 2022…

To buy a copy of my book, here is the link: https://www.amazon.com/Many-Gifts-Seeing-Beyond-Setbacks/dp/B09FCCR6R3/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=cara+carozza+many+gifts&qid=1639974007&sr=8-1

Wish me luck,

Cara

Mayan Wisdom, Cacao & Venus – Blessings all around

Hi Everyone

As you know I am obsessed with ancient astrological traditions. The Mayan wisdom is my favorite at the moment. I’ve been learning about this with a great Teacher for the past year. His name is Mark Elmy and he has a great website called www.thefourpillars.net

I feel very connected to the knowledge on a deep, personal level.

“Maya” is really an umbrella term for many different indigenous ethnic groupings who may speak different Mayan languages such as Yucatec, K’ichean, Kekchi, or Mopan. The descendants of the Maya are still around today, many of them living in their ancestral homelands, like Guatemala. I’ve never traveled to the ancient sites but when called, I will jump.

As far as astronomy goes, the Mayans were light years ahead of us “civilized” folk. They built observatories that were aligned with the movement of the planets. There is a group of three temples at Uaxactún which aligns perfectly to : *The Sun’s rising at Summer Solstice; *The two equinoxes; *Winter Solstice 

El Caracol (at Chichen Itza, Mexico) is another fascinating site. I love the name because it has CARA in it:-). This ancient monument is also an observatory but this one was strategically aligned to track the path of VENUS throughout the year! Venus was very special to the Maya because they considered this bright planet to be the twin of the Sun. They used the information about where Venus was in the sky to plan their raids and battles. I am totally planning to do the same.  

My Western astrology tells me that Venus will be in retrograde from December 19, 2021 all the way through to January 29, 2022. As you know, Venus is the planet related to all things LOVE and relationships. When a planet is in retrograde we can expect some ups and downs in that area. Venus retrograde is not a good time to meet a new love and old relationships from our past often come back into our fields. Any good astrologer would say: Keep Calm and guard your heart.

I wonder what the Mayans would have said about the time of retrograde? Probably something about staying home and drinking Cacao — their heart elixir of choice.  

I love learning more about these things and hope to share some more with you. As the tag line for my website says: I am indeed a Seeker of Magic and Spreader of Light.

Love & Blessings, 

Cara 

P.S. Here is a great article and some ideas about how to use Cacao to open up your heart. Enjoy: https://medium.com/cacao-ceremonies/morning-cacao-recipes-rituals-a00ab12fbfa9

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