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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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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Powerful Chord Cutting Exercise for Toxic People

Hi All

Sometimes I wish I wasn’t so generous. I’m not really talking about generosity in monetary terms – that I don’t regret at all. The more I have to share the more Source gives me to share. I’m referring to my emotional generosity with people who I need to let go of because they are not good for my mental and/or emotional wellbeing.

I’ve found myself in a couple of situations lately that were sucking my energy. This imbalance caused an environment for opportunistic lower vibration emotions to arise (anger, fear, resentment, disappointment), ultimately manifesting physical pain in my body.

My gut said Cara you need to cut X off! This is toxic, but I defaulted to my childhood response: One more chance. Maybe she has/will change. The problem with that response is that it places the responsibility in the other person’s court. It was time to take my power back!

A friend reminded me that I had all the tools, resources and experience to purge the things (and people) that I did not want in my space. She was right. Sometimes all we need is that little reminder to get back on track. So, I whipped up some AURA-CLEARING magic and cut those toxic chords. Ahhh, the relief was so good!

Now that I am feeling light and generous (in a good way) again, I thought I would share two of my favourite tools with you:

  1. Smudging: Smudging is a great way to energetically cleanse your aura and physical spaces. Traditionally a shell is used to hold the smudge stick made from either white sage/Palo Santo and a feather is used to spread the smoke around. Visualise your space filling up with white light as the old energy lifts away with the clouds of smoke. You should feel relief immediately. I also find it useful to declutter and clear out any physical remnants of the person in the space I am smudging.
  2. Hoʻoponopono: Hoʻoponopono is a Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness. The prayer goes like this: “I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you.” Now I know this may seem counter-intuitive to be saying a prayer of love and thanks to someone who has caused you pain but trust me, it works. When we are able to release the negative emotions that come up every time we think of the person, we free ourselves of any guilt or shame too. That is a powerful exercise! I also find it soothing to say these words out loud. It fills me with so much love. You can be grateful for the lesson and wave goodbye at the same time, right?

Well friends, I hope this helps you. Do remember that as we clear out the negative, we raise our vibration. Things that are drawn to our new vibrational frequency will naturally come into our field and that is when we can manifest with ease.

I wish you peace and high vibes,

Cara

Equinox and DNA Upgrade Loading….

Absorbing positive ions from my favorite tree!

Hey Friends 


On September 22, 2021 (can you see my eyes lighting up with those numbers) is when the sun will be exactly above the Earth’s equator. We know this as an EQUINOX. It is the Fall Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and the Spring Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere.  

Ancients knew that the veil between worlds is super thin at the time of Equinox and they took full advantage. You can do that too. The surge in the earth’s energy makes this a potent time for individual + collective upgrades/ascension/illumination and the portal to higher dimensions is more open. So, if you’ve been dreaming of some deeper meditation, “Astral Travel” and communication with energy forms from different planes, the Equinox is the perfect time! 

Then another thing that I thought I should share with you is that The Schumann Resonance (also called the “earth’s heartbeat”) is currently at record highs. For those of you who are not familiar with this phenomenon, there are lots of resources online, but basically the earth’s electro-magnetic field is affected by lightning strikes to its surface and the Schumann Resonance measures that. Depression, anxiety and PTSD levels are all negatively affected by the high Schumann Resonance numbers and I can definitely see this around me (also Uranus energy). Disruptions to the production of melatonin is thought to be another side effect, so if you are not sleeping, this may be why.

But here’s the good news, we can find the antidote to the negative lightning charges in…wait for it… trees! I kid you not. Again, those ancients were right when they went out into nature barefoot and literally hugged some trees to absorb the positive ions and restore balance.

So there you have it friends. Come next week, Mother Nature will offer us yet another opportunity to reset, recharge and UPGRADE!

I wish you a Happy Equinox people, trees and UFOs alike:-) 

Love,

Cara – Seeker of Magic, Spreader of Light

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ABRACADABRA – I CREATE WHAT I SPEAK

Hey Friends!

Have you ever wished you could just say, “Abracadabra” and have whatever it is you desire magically appear before your eyes? I know I have. Abracadabra is actually an Aramaic phrase meaning I create what I speak.

Speaking our desires out loud is one of the most powerful ways to manifest and doing it with others can multiply what we receive.

Last 4th of July I participated in a money manifestation exercise with a group of other women. We were invited to hold some currency in our hands and to speak our requests for more money out loud.

Nine days later the Divine let me know my request had been heard loud and clear. I pulled up to the first stop sign on my morning commute and was stunned to see that the road was littered with cash.

The sun was still hiding behind the hills and I was completely alone. I turned off my engine, gathered up the cash like a giddy little child and said thank you to the Universe for my gift.

The Maya sacred calendar teaches that certain days are more auspicious to make requests of Spirit than others. It works in cycles. Some are short and some are long. A Trecena is just 13 days while a Baktun is 13,000 years.

The date 13.0.0.0.0. 4 Ajpu 8 Cumku is inscribed throughout the ancient Maya area. This date is said to be the beginning of the creation era we currently live in. Each 4 Ajpu day is considered a powerful day when we can create. Ajpu represents the divinity in our physical world. Combined with the stability of the number 4 it is an ideal creation day.

July 4th begins a No’j Trecena and July 7th is a 4 Ajpu day. The current Baktun began on December 21, 2012 which was also a 4 Ajpu day during a No’j Trecena. A powerful time for co-creating with the Divine and bringing the new into our world.

Set your intentions, make your prayers and say, write or draw them. You may be amazed by what you can create. Last Summer my daughter and her boyfriend were dreaming of moving in together and having a high rise view. She put her vision onto canvas. Just a few short months later she got exactly what she asked for.

HAPPY MANIFESTING!

xoxo

Full Moon Ritual Ideas

Hey Friends 

There is a full moon on Thursday 24 June and I am already dreaming of basking in its beautiful light. (It might also have something to do with the wonderful happy hormones still in my veins from all the Summer Solstice celebrations!)

If you do not already have a full moon ritual, here are a couple of tips to help you make it special:  

  • Set the scene: Go outside, open up the curtains, invite the light in. 
  • Have an intention: The full moon is a great time to let go of burdens and any negative emotions. Sometimes I write my intention. Sometimes I say it out loud. It can be something as simple as “I release everything that is weighing me down.” And so it shall be! 
  • Use water: Our bodies comprise mostly water, the moon regulates the ocean tides and our menstrual cycles, so it makes sense to flow with the good stuff. I like to take a long bath by a window and sip on some warm tea. If you are near the ocean/lake/river, spend some time feeling into that energy. It is a powerful way to release negative energy and reset the nervous system. 
  • Crystals: The energy from the full moon will charge up your crystals and make them super potent again. Lie them out where they will have maximum exposure to the moon’s light and leave the rest up to Mother Nature. 
Beautiful crystal, soaking up all the energy from Mother Nature

! The energy from the full moon usually lasts for about 3 days afterward, and you can feel a little “crazy” or drained. People often call it a hangover. I’ve experienced that many times. If you feel this way, take time to rest. Sip on your favorite tea (or something stronger), journal, and take things slow. 

Before you know it, we will be on to another moon phase and welcoming all things wonderful and new.

With Love, 

Cara – Seeker of Magic, Spreader of Light

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Lunar Eclipse on May 26th 2021 = BIG Changes

Hello Sunshines

We are just hours away from the Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius (May 26, 2021) and we will be able to see the Blood Flower Supermoon in all its glory.

In Western Astrology, Lunar Eclipses are a powerful time. They bring big CHANGE often on a global level. It’s also the first day of a new Trecena within the Mayan count of days. The Trecena of Tijax.

I’m excited. 

The sign of Sagittarius and the nawal of Tijax share a similar energy, that of the Holy Warrior.

If there are some big changes in the air (and boy have I been feeling this for months as far as the planet in general goes), then I say let’s learn to adapt and harness the higher vibrational cosmic energy to support the NEW.

On a more personal level, it’s always a good idea to PIVOT/CHANGE DIRECTION/U-TURN as we grow, evolve and expand our consciousness. This is the time!

It’s an opportunity when we can alter and shift our DESTINY/FATE/LIFE PATH in a major way. Here’s the thing, friends, the change is here. It WILL happen. The question is only how willing you are going to be to flow with that which is aligning to your new vibration?

Will you resist OR will you flow? Will you stay where you are or will go to where you are being directed?

I plan to enjoy some delightful Sativa flower and create an outdoor altar for Lady Luna. I will thank my Guides for their support and flow with the big changes coming my way. My preview looks grand!

Happy Blood Flower Super Moon Gazing,

Cara, Seeker of Magic, Spreader of Light

P.S. Can I make a prediction? Donald Trump’s star is going to keep rising. Do some Googling and find out when he was born. I will give you a hint *you will find the word “eclipse” somewhere in there.