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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Return of PLUTO in US Birthchart

Dear Friends

The world of astrology is abuzz with talk of the Return of PLUTO in the Birth Chart of the USA.

The birth date of the USA is recorded as July 4, 1776 on the day that the Declaration of Independence was signed.

Broadly speaking, this statement was about 3 things: Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Happiness. Pluto was moving slowly (as it always does) and was stationed 27 Degrees of Capricorn in the Second House. On a birth chart, the Second House is related to all things money/wealth/values and Capricorn is linked to all things banking, big business, government and systems. Now, hundreds of years later with its return, we can expect that these areas are the ones that will be activated.

Also known as planet of the underworld, Pluto is associated with:

  • Death (in a metaphorical sense)
  • Financial reforms (debt, deficit, default, taxes etc)
  • Destruction
  • Crisis
  • Transformation
  • Rebirth

On February, 20, 2022 (ping*ping*ping* goes my number-wired brain) is when Pluto will return to 27 Degrees of Capricorn. In Astrology-speak, it will be “exact”. So, is this when it will all come crashing down? Well, I couldn’t answer that for a million bucks (and perhaps a million bucks will not really be worth much once Pluto is done with us) but we are definitely in for something BIG in the areas that will be activated. In fact, this activation is already underway.

Pluto’s return will have a huge impact on the economy of the USA as it comes to break down the old and expose what needs to come to light. The impact of the massive stimulus program undertaken to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic as well as murmuring of increases in taxes (which are no doubt to deal with debt/deficits shrouded in darkness) are two aspects I will be keeping an eye on. Could we see the US Dollar take a tumble resulting in it losing its status as the “default currency” of the world? Again, we can only wait and see, but I’m leaning towards yes.

But it’s not all doom and gloom. Pluto’s transit may be destructive and dramatic but the collapse of the old always presents an opportunity for something new. I am spending time in meditation, visualizing the NEW. Maybe you can join me? Let’s hold that vision and energetically drive the new agenda as we hold on to our seats.

What are your predictions or thoughts about the return of Pluto? Drop me a line. I’d love to hear from you.

Cara – Seeker of Magic, Spreader of Light

P.S. There’s a powerful full blood moon on October 20, 2021 in the sign of ARIES (my sign). If you’re not sure what to do, here’s an old blog I wrote with some full moon tips: https://caracarozza.com/2021/08/20/once-in-a-blue-seekerofmagic-spreaderoflight/