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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*Thanksgiving List 2021* Many Gifts indeed

Dear All 


Although I practice gratitude throughout the year, I really make the effort at Thanksgiving to make a note of my blessings.

I created a Solstice ceremony that has now become a family tradition and it fills me with joy to hear about everyone’s blessings. (You can read more about this tradition in my book, Many Gifts – Seeing beyond the Setbacks).  


The biggest things on my list for this year’s Thanksgiving ceremony include:

1. My family: The kids are all off doing their own things and loving life. My parents are doing okay (with a few health hiccups) and although we lost Richard’s mom this year, they are all at peace. 


2. My book: Sharing my story is one of the bravest and most satisfying things I have ever done. I tapped into my creative side again, released the shame, and found my voice. I plan to use my bold voice (quite literally) to pursue another goal but I will share more about that in a few weeks:-)

3. My writing coach, Lee Mayimele: Lee is more than a writing coach to me. She has become a friend. But, it’s her work process that I am so grateful for. Lee is a dream weaver! She uses her intuitive gifts extensively in her work to get guidance for each project, each client, each moment. As she receives messages, Downloads, and guidance she very gently shares the information to check for resonance. In my case, Lee’s intuitive nudges were always spot on. It’s the best feeling to know that you are being supported energetically. Lee calls it “holding space” and I believe that this is the future of all things corporate. If we can use our hearts more, we all win. (www.leemayimele.com)


4. My home: Man, I love my home! I also love the man in my home. I was watching him teach his boys his trade (flooring) the other day, and I felt a tear roll down my cheek. I love seeing Richard so alive with purpose. The energy in our home is blessed because we are both pursuing the things that light us up and everyone who comes into our space is blessed by the energy.   

Pic: Karianne_Munstedt

Don’t forget that there is a very special lunar eclipse happening this Friday, November 19th and that on the next New Moon—December 4th—we will have the most dramatic kind of eclipse of all, a total solar eclipse! Mark your calendars and prepare for fireworks.  


Let me also take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving. In between the turkey and fun, spend some time counting your blessings. More will certainly show up.

Love,

Cara – Seeker of Magic, Spreader of Light

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“Many Gifts – Seeing Beyond the Setbacks” is out!

Hi Everyone

My book has just gone live on Amazon.com and I wanted to share a little bit more with you.

About the Book

The book is non-fiction in the genre Memoir. It is available in paperback and eBook.

**You can grab a copy here: https://www.amazon.com/Many-Gifts-Seeing-Beyond-Setbacks-ebook/dp/B09DWWWL5S/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=many+gifts+cara+carozza&qid=1630329856&sr=8-3

The image on the cover is a special one. It is the artwork of Cynthia (Cyndi) Arieta. To see more of her spiritual and intuitive art, visit her website www.cynthiaarieta.com

SOS

Please share this info far and wide. My mission is to tell my story to as big an audience as possible. If you know anyone who would like to interview me for tv/radio/print, please let me know. I am also planning to send review copies to relevant interested parties, so shout if you know anyone who would like to do that.

If you would like a SIGNED copy of my book, please get in touch too. It would be my pleasure to arrange that for you.

Lastly and most importantly, THANK YOU! I am so excited.

Love

Cara – Seeker of Magic, Spreader of Light

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I DID IT! + **Cover Reveal**

Hey Guys

I have some great news to share with you. I’ve just signed off the cover for my book.

I’m so excited, I just had to share it with you.

That’s me!

That’s mine!

I did it!!

As you can see, my story is a very personal one. The courage to tell it did not come easy. I had the usual fears that people do whenever they are dealing with opening up but I could not (and did not) let the fear get in the way. I pushed through it because in my heart I know one thing: I have a story that only I can tell – and it deserves to be heard!

The pretty me on the cover did not come easy either. I worked with a wonderful photographer, Karianne Munstedt, as well as hair and makeup people to turn out that way. What a treat.

It’s been a long journey and now that I am finally standing at the finish line…well, the joy is indescribable.

Thank you for listening and letting me share my joy with you. The next time you hear from me, I’ll be telling how you can get yourself a copy of my book.

Until then, I wish you the courage to share your story too. Trust me, the sense of accomplishment is pretty priceless.

Love,

Cara – Seeker of Magic, Spreader of Light

**P.S. The cover was designed by the wonderful South African graphic artist, Chrissy Harvey. I highly recommend her!

Healing Through Writing

Hello my lovely friends and readers


So I may (or may not) have mentioned to you I have written a book. It is going to be published in just a couple of weeks. Sitting down to write my story was mixed-bag of slow, pleasure and pain. I wanted to tell the story as factually accurate as possible — so it was necessary to put in the sweaty emotional work. 

My incredible editor and writing coach helped me so much! She encouraged me not to get caught up in fear, not to censor my feelings and definitely NOT to worry what other people think of me or my story. “It is YOUR story, Cara,” she would say in her voice notes. “If other people don’t like it, tough shit.” 

That was transformative. 


The dwarf planet, Chiron reminds me of the writing process.
This planet is named after a centaur (a creature with the head, arms, and torso of a man and the body and legs of a horse) who in Greek mythology who had incredible healing powers. Sadly he could not heal himself from the wound of a poison arrow and died. Chiron represents deep sources of wounding and healing in our lives. It’s the soft-spot that feels vulnerable, unloved and hurt — a part that we cannot fix ourselves. I believe that writing can help us in this respect. *Dear Chiron, I hope you’re listening…for your next life, wink-wink*

So if you are thinking of writing your story I would suggest you just do it. Don’t wait for the right moment. Don’t worry about what others will think of you. Just go for it! And if you are looking for someone to help you with the process, contact Lee. Her website is www.leemayimele.com

Namaste,

Cara – Seeker of Magic, Spreader of Light

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