Happy Universal Year Number 7!

Hello everyone!

Happy 2023. How is everyone feeling on this wonderful Friday the 13th? 

I bet you are finally feeling like you are ready to kick into gear and get the show on the road after a slow start to January? RIGHT!!!

Don’t worry. It’s not just you. This probably has a lot to do with Mars finally completing its life changing retrograde and going direct (on January 12th). Talk to me again around January 18th/19th when our friend Mercury – ruler of Gemini and all things communication – also goes direct. Then we can finally get this UNIVERSAL YEAR NUMBER 7 going.

According to Numerology, every calendar year is associated with a single digit number known as the Universal Year Number. There are 9 Universal Year Numbers, and each one carries its own vibration and energy. 2023 carries the energy of Number 7. The number seven is considered very lucky in many traditions and is quite a popular number in general. Things that come to mind, include:

  • 7 Days in a week
  • 7 Chakras
  • 7 Continents
  • 7 Natural Wonders of the World 

….even the Harry Potter series makes reference to this magical number.  

But in Numerology, 7 years are all about diving inward. They are about radical personal growth, spiritual development and evolution.  During this year, we will all have a deep personal and collective need to:

Research, Reflect, Re-evaluate

Analyze Data 

Ask questions

Interrogate information 

If we do this properly, when Universal Year Number 8 comes around in 2024 with its focus on money & power we will be ready to rock and roll.

So how do we make the most of this Year Number 7? Well, think of it as a RETREAT, a time to go solo in order to go within.

I am also planning to use my Mayan calendar as a guide this year and to share more with you as promised. It is filled with wonderful guidance. Today for example is 13 TZ’IKIN and the advice for today is that it is a good day to talk to the ancestors and ask for their guidance about how to MANIFEST ABUNDANCE. We can receive very clear “answers” and visions on this day (and are encouraged to buy a lottery ticket or two).

I wish you a wonderful 2023! Enjoy your own company and remember these lovely words from Desiderata, “Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence”.

All is well.

Cara

2 Weeks of Eclipse Energy. Are you ready?

Hi Friends 

I write this as we are about to enter an intense 2 weeks of energy. We have :

  • Partial SOLAR Eclipse Oct 25, 2022 2° Scorpio 00′
  • Total LUNAR Eclipse November 8, 2022 16° Taurus 01′

Eclipses tend to bring sudden changes and shake-ups. This is definitely going to be compounded because the earth’s Geo-magnetics are currently quite volatile. Scientists are recording a record number of solar flares (M Class and even a rare X class flare has been recorded recently).

As the Sun or the Moon falls into the darkness during an Eclipse, our hidden emotions rise and we have to deal with our shadow side more (Scorpio). Soul literally brings out all our old stuff in order for us to face the fear and make big changes. Things can get heavy, especially for empaths as it can be difficult not to be drawn into other people’s stuff.

During this time, the following symptoms are not uncommon:

Dizziness 

Insomnia 

Friction in relationships

Fatigue and body aches 

Out of body sensations 

Radical spiritual awakenings  

This is all part of your evolution, clean-up, upgrade and ascension process.

Healing waters of Carmel River

According to Hindu tradition, taking a bath in a river after the eclipse is considered extremely beneficial. It is believed that taking a bath in a holy river leads to the attainment of Moksha and washing away of sins. If you are not able to take a bath in a river, any old water will do.

There is also some good news! The period between eclipses is known as the Eclipse Doorway (2 weeks this time) and can be a time of radical transformation, instant manifestation and magic. Don’t be surprised if incredible gifts and opportunities drop into your lap at this time.

Please remember that anything that exits your life during an Eclipse, was probably not meant for you. If something new enters your life, it is for your highest good.

Love,

Cara 

P.S. On Saturday, 22 October 2022 (love those 2s!) for the first time in 150 years, the Venus Star Point will enter the sign of Libra offering us a great new chapter of change.  I found a great resource on the Venus Star Point if you’d like to read more : https://sophiavenus.com/venus-star-point/ 

The Divine Feminine in Friendships

Women, women, women!

That’s been a theme in my life for about two years now. Everywhere I turn I’ve been meeting strong, attractive, deep, interesting, creative women.

They have come into my life through the doors of my tax practice, online through the study of plant medicine, metaphysics & astrology and most recently through my book.

She found me through my audiobook and a google search. “And I fell in love with your voice,” the attractive Ukrainian woman standing in front of me in need of my tax services said. She was also a self-published author. I know this is going to sound cliche, but I felt like I had met her before. I also knew that she and I would become friends because we just “clicked” in the special way that I’ve been clicking with other special women.

Elena is one of many women I have met just like this over the last few months. I’ve walked into homes of clients and stayed for dinner, volunteered at the Steinbeck Center as a mentor to two young writers and met a soul sister from another life. Heck, it’s even happened to me with my editor who lives in South Africa. It sometimes feels like we are living in the same house because she and I connect via our daily routines as mothers, sisters, and colleagues and intuitively feel one another’s moods. It’s just incredible.

When my daughter, Caroline was getting ready to go off to college, I found myself sinking into a pit of separation anxiety and it affected me physically. I wrote about this in my book, Many Gifts in detail because I wanted to share this with as many women as possible. The Divine Feminine energy that links us all was in its natural state of flow, presenting with changes to both our menstrual cycles and it scared me! It scared me because no one really talked about it. Once I began to open up and let the light into this area of our world, I think that’s when I was able to hop back on the train that is always riding to its destination: HARMONY. The perfect state where all things divine and feminine blossom.

My old wounds around women all started coming to the surface for air:

  • Sister wounds (I’m a twin) 
  • Friendship wounds (oh, I’ve got lots!)
  • Mother wounds 
  • Ancestral wounds 
My twin sister & I. I’m the one on the right:-)

I kept on diving into my plant medicine, meditation, my work, journaling and making love to keep my vibration as high as possible while I allowed the changes in my life and my body to happen. They were going to happen anyway! 

I think that’s when this tribe of women soldiers started coming into my field. My channel was set to the right dial for them.

The other thing that happened – and I only just realized this while writing this blog – is that the women who were not set to the right channel fell out of my world. There was simply no vibrational match for us anymore. Now if THIS is not the Law of Attraction that all the great books talk about, then I do not know what is.

Women rock. This post is to salute them and to salute me because I could not be at this point if I did not have the common sense to recognize that this LOVE that I have for them is really all about the LOVE that I finally have for ME!

Whitney said it best: I’m every woman. It’s all in me.

Cara – Seeker of Magic, Spreader of Light

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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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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

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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