Wow, that last full moon of the year was HUGE right? Full moons are indeed a time of completion and illumination.
My BIG illumination was that this year, I’ve become much more in tune with our cyclical nature. Just as the moon goes through its phases, so do we. Reminds me of the song by The Byrds, Turn! Turn! Turn!
To everything (turn, turn, turn)
There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
And a time to every purpose, under heaven
A time to be born, a time to die
A time to plant, a time to reap
A time to kill, a time to heal
A time to laugh, a time to weep
The Mayans understood this so well.
They knew when to plant and when to harvest, when to give back and when to openly and unashamedly receive. I have loved learning and studying this knowledge and so many people have been telling me they are interested in knowing more, too. Some of my favorite questions are:
How accurate is the Mayan calendar?
Is Mayan astrology even a thing?
How many days did the Maya calendar have?
What is the 260 day count (Chol Q’ij), the 365 day count (Macewal Q’ij)?
How about the 52 year count and The Long count ?
Did the ancient Maya predict that the world would end on December 21, 2012?
What is the significance of the Number 13 to the Maya? I thought it was an UNLUCKY number (Friday the 13th?)?
What is Ceremonial Cacao? Is it the same as Nestlé Hot Chocolate?
I am happy to share what I know in the coming days. Is there anything else you’d like me to cover? Please let me know.
Very soon it will be Solstice time, and you and I will be dreaming-in magical things for 2023 with a cup of real Cacao in hand. Until then here are some lovely full moon dates for your 2023 diary:
The auric field is the pulsing vibration or energy field around a being. It can extend up to 25 feet in all directions from the body and is described as a combination of all the colors of our chakras with one appearing more prominent depending on what’s going on internally.
Circumstances affect the aura and it is up to us to learn as much about this delicate field as we can in order to gain more control over our lives. The higher our vibration, the less chance we have of letting crap in.
I remember ten years ago when I had a very bad car accident. We had just been camping, and I was furious with some other campers who kept us up all night partying. Deprived of sleep and filled with other frustrations (around my finances and other things), we drove up to the late night revelers campsite while they were still sleeping and blasted our music at full volume! My rage peaked as I felt my body shaking and I found myself actually enjoying the power of being able to disturb them as they had disturbed us. On the drive home just after that incident is when my car was hit by a truck.
Knowing what I do now, I feel sorry for low-Cara; the woman shouting profanities and blasting the revenge music. I can’t help but wonder how different our journey home could have been if my aura did not have all the leaks in it. Did I invite the negative experience into my life because my auric field was porous? Did the campers send bad vibes our way? Did I attract one negative experience after another because of low vibrational energies such as frustration, anger, envy and guilt?
There is no short answer to that.
But it was around that time that I began to seriously focus on keeping my aura strong.
My mantra became: My aura is radiant. I am love, light, peace. I am protected.
I would say this with the biggest smile over and over throughout the day until I started to believe it.
There have also been times when the dips in my auric field have been more serious. These times it felt like negative energy from other people was pulling me down and no matter how much I tried my trusty old mantra + other techniques, the feelings of despair and fear were debilitating. I believe this was as the result of Psychic Attacks.
A psychic attack is simply a negative energy that someone sends with the conscious intention to inflict harm on us. These dark energies infiltrate our psyche and weaken us. These times, we may need the help of professional healers/shamans to transmute these energies. I encourage you to seek help if you are under such an attack. Peace of mind and spirit are your birthright and no one has the right to try and rob you of that.
As I prepare for the Summer Solstice coming up, I am working on letting all things LIGHT into my field. Negative energies thrive in the presence of additional negative energies and that ain’t gonna be happening over here at Cara HQ.
If you are in the Southern Hemisphere, don’t worry about less light coming your way during the Solstice. The veil between worlds is said to be thinnest at this time so you have access to an army of angels, ancestors, guides and helpers just waiting to be called on. Use the darker days to go inward and to access the magic beyond what the eyes can see.
If you need any help with your aura, whether it be cleansing or strengthening certain parts of it, drop me an email. I’d be glad to help.
Wishing you love, light and a beautiful, strong aura today and always,
Cara – Seeker of Magic, Spreader of Light
P.S. Don’t forget to salute the big, beautiful STRAWBERRY SUPERMOON that will burn bright in the sky on June 14, 2022. It’s bringing the magic:-)
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.
The Summer Solstice has always been one of my favorite days of the year. School is out. Time to head to our favorite alpine lake for a family vacation. Time to CELEBRATE and RECONNECT.
The word Solstice derives from sol (Sun) and sistere (standing still). This is because at the Summer Solstice, the sun appears to stand still.
Perhaps this is why it feels like the perfect time to slow down and SAVOR THE SWEETNESS OF LIFE.
Memories of flower crowns and May poles from my childhood inspired me to find a local florist to create bouquets for every room of our vacation rental last Summer Solstice. Such a decadent splurge and the perfect décor for our celebration.
CELEBRATING WAS WHAT I HAD MOST ON MY MIND. My daughter and her boyfriend had both just graduated from University. There had been no ceremony to honor their achievements. The trip to Europe that they had saved and planned for evaporated before their eyes as the world went into lockdown.
Yet, we still had our vacation to look forward to and I was determined to make it MAGICAL.
The magic started happening before we even arrived. The practical mini-van that I had reserved was not available. It would be replaced with the Suburban that I had wanted to rent, but could not afford. I had placed my order and the Universe had delivered.
A few days later, Mother Earth yielded even more MAGIC. While hiking, my husband found several Lemurian crystals. They were literally lying in full view. Right in the middle of the trail! He had the loveliest one mounted and made into a necklace for me. Magical indeed.
MAGIC IS HAPPENING ALL THE TIME. We just need to look for it. The Summer Solstice is a time when the veil between the material and spiritual worlds is said to be much thinner. It’s a great time to light a bonfire or a candle and observe the magic of the season.
Wishing you and yours a MAGICAL SOLSTICE and a SUMMER filled with JOY and LEISURE.