‘Second Chance’ Spagyrics Sale

Image from Mare Maia

Image from Mare Maia

“Because this is what I believe – that second chances are stronger than secrets. You can let secrets go. But a second chance? You don’t let that pass you by.”
~ Daisy Whitney, When You Were Here


A few weeks ago I posted about some powerful natural medicine that has helped me in my journey to overcome lyme disease and regain my health.

To recap here, my friends Paul Hardacre and Marissa Newell create these tinctures for their business Mare Maia in Chiang Mai, Thailand, using organic ingredients and time-old methods. The efficacy and purity of these tinctures is exceptional, as is the care that goes into making them.

Paul explains what makes Spagyric tinctures different to ordinary homeopathic or plant-based remedies:

“Spagyric tinctures are alchemical plant medicines that offer a more energetically complete herb or plant extraction. These concentrated extractions contain the three essentials – that is, the body, soul and spirit – of the herb or plant, purified and recombined in an exalted medicinal form. The spagyric technique is part of the ancient initiatic tradition of alchemy – the Art that lies at the heart of the inner traditions of the West.

Ordinary herbal tinctures only partially utilise the curative powers of the plants from which they are prepared. Spagyric tinctures are made according to unique processes which ‘open’ the plant or herb and liberate stronger curative powers. The spagyric technique of confecting herbal remedies embodies another – more synergistic – way of considering Nature and its powers.”


Paul and Marissa’s is a small family business, that grew from their own experiences of having too many loved ones die with little or no support from conventional medicine. They are involved in every aspect of the creation of each batch of tincture, which are all made with love and by hand.

The tinctures harness the best of a plant’s healing powers, and as an energetically sensitive person I deeply appreciate the strength and clarity of these remedies. They have provided me with much relief from my lyme symptoms, and have been instrumental in reducing inflammation in my body, improving my immune function, circulation, digestive system, liver function and cognitive ability. I’ve also used them to help restore sleep. (You can read more about my personal use of spagyrics here.)

If you visit the Mare Maia Store at Etsy or the Mare Maia Facebook page you can check out the many tinctures they have available. There are all kinds of remedies for supporting digestion, emotional health, hormones, detoxification, immune system, healing, muscular-skeletal system and general well-being.

Paul and Marissa were kind enough to give my readers a generous offer. For a limited time if you bought two tinctures and mentioned Cauldrons and Cupcakes or Nicole Cody as the referrer they’d give you any other tincture free. Naturally, if you were to buy 4 you’d get 2 free. Or buy 6 get 3 free, etc. They ship internationally within 24 hours, and the products are sent registered and trackable.


But some people missed this sale. Or were not able to purchase at that time. Since then we’ve had plenty of enquiries, and so Paul has kindly offered to repeat this sale for my readers for just two days – Friday 31 July and Saturday 1 August.

You can buy the tinctures through the Mare Maia Etsy Shop. And yes, if you’ve already bought some, you are still able to buy more using this new offer. :)

All you need do is buy 2, and once you’ve checked out via Etsy, message Paul and Marissa with your choice of your free third tincture. Or if you purchased 4 tinctures, you could select another 2 at the time of checkout and just let them know which you want. They’ll get them to you with the shortest possible turn-around.

I know you’ll love these powerful remedies. I certainly do, and I can’t recommend them highly enough.

And once again, a big thank you to Paul and Marissa for their generous support of our community, and their desire to care for us with natural products, lovingly crafted.

Love you <3 xoxo

Image from Mare Maia

Image from Mare Maia


Blue Moon 2015 – How To Work With These Energies

“It is always important to know when something has reached its end. Closing circles, shutting doors, finishing chapters, it doesn’t matter what we call it; what matters is to leave in the past those moments in life that are over.”
~ Paulo Coelho, The Zahir

On Friday, July 31, we’ll have our second full moon in one month. This double moon has become known in recent times as a Blue Moon. They aren’t very common. Our next Blue Moons will be in January and March of 2018.

This full moon is particularly significant. It is the Full Moon in Aquarius, opposed by a Leo Sun, and with Venus in retrograde.

Energetically, this Blue Moon shuts the door on the past. Especially the energies pre-2012. It illuminates the truth in our lives. The truth we know in our heart of hearts. The things we need to let go of. The things we need to walk away from.

I know, these last few years since 2012 have been crazy too. Lots of distress for many. False starts. Bad decisions. Problems. Things that seem to have pulled us off our paths or slowed us down. And yet, all of those things were necessary. The pain was necessary.

On Friday night, using the energy of the Blue Moon we can let go of old patterns, old hurts, broken dreams. It is a powerful time for leaving relationships or jobs. We can leave disappointments behind. Sorrow behind. Grief behind.

We get to shut that door, mean it, and then open up a door to what we DO want.

Image from www.bipfa.net

Image from www.bipfa.net

What do you want? I mean, what do you really want? This Blue Moon is also supportive of calling in love relationships, soul mates, life path work, all the big picture stuff.

The thing is, you need to be clear. Conscious. Aware. You need to choose.

Are you ready? Are you brave enough, and bold enough to say YES to what you want, and leave the rest behind?

This Blue Moon will affect you whether you choose to work with it consciously or not. You may feel restless, find sleep difficult, or really be buffeted by your moods. How much more powerful to choose conscious awareness, and the deliberate act of acknowledging this force for change within our lives.

Blue Moon Summonsing Ritual

Here’s a short ritual to help you get that clarity. You’ll need a candle, some paper and a pen, matches and a bowl to burn your paper in, and two small crystals or stones. One crystal needs to buried, to signify the release of what you are giving up or ending. This will be known as your Release Stone. The other stone will be kept as a touchstone and meditation tool. This stone will be known as your Anchoring Stone.

Set aside a minimum of ten minutes for this ritual, although you may take an hour or more if you want to go deep into this energy of shift and release. This can be done at any time after midday on July 31 through to midday on August 1. I prefer to do my ritual at night, when the moon is high in the sky, but it will be effective for this 24 hour window.

These are the stones I’ll be using for my own ritual. The one on the left is a clear quartz point with silver rutile. That’s my Anchoring Stone. The one on the right is a rainforest jasper. That’s my Release Stone. These stones are about 3cm or 1.5 inches in size. Choose what feels right to you. Even a stone from the garden or beach is fine.

blue moon stones

Ritual Instructions:

Sit somewhere quiet with your paper and your stones. Light your candle, and then take the Release Stone in your hands. Close your eyes and offer up a prayer of intention, that you now be shown what is holding you back, and what needs to be let go, no matter how painful. Open your eyes, hold your stone in one hand, and with the other hand write a list of all of the things you now choose to let go, to release, and to finish. This list could be about the past, relationships, memories, actions, behaviours, attitudes, jobs or life circumstances. Start your list with the words I consciously choose to release… and finish your list with the words …and it is so. Then sign your name. Hold the paper in one hand and the stone in the other, close your eyes and offer up a prayer that the energetic burden of the contents of this list be transferred to the stone. Let the stone become heavy in your hand and then put it down on top of the paper.

Now take the Anchoring Stone in your hands. Close your eyes and offer up a prayer of intention, that you are now ready to draw into your life flow, love, health, success or whatever your specific dreams are for a brighter future. Open your eyes, hold your stone in one hand, and with the other hand write a list of all of the things you now choose to invite into your life, the actions you resolve to begin and complete, the things you desire to make manifest in the world. This list could be about designing your future career, a soul mate, improved relationships, health, financial situation, life path, big dreams, actions, behaviours, attitudes, jobs or life circumstances. Start your list with the words I consciously choose to create and to anchor… and finish your list with the words …and it is so. Then sign your name. Hold the paper in one hand and the stone in the other, close your eyes and offer up a prayer that the Anchoring Stone becomes magnetised to drawing these positive energies and opportunities into your life. Let the stone become warm in your hand and then put it down on top of the paper.

Blow out the candle and go outside (if you’re not already there!) with your stones, lists, matches and a burning bowl.

Look up to the sky and acknowledge the moon and her energy. Place both the lists on the ground with the stones on top of them.

Start by picking up the Release Stone and the Release list. Hold the stone, and set fire to the list, allowing it to burn to ash. As you do this say the words I willingly release all that no longer serves me. Then place the Release Stone on the earth.

Now pick up the Anchoring Stone and the Anchoring list. Hold the stone, and set fire to the list, allowing it to burn to ash. As you do this say the words I willingly anchor these new energies and possibilities in my life. Then place the Anchoring Stone on the earth.

Allow both of the stones to rest on the earth for one full day and night.

Then bury the Release Stone in the Earth. You are done with that now.

Take the Anchoring Stone and keep it by your bed, or in your pocket. Use it often in meditation, or simply sit and hold it, allowing your thoughts to connect in to these energies you wish to manifest in your life. Trust that change will happen. Be open to changes in your mood, your actions, your thoughts and feelings.

Honour impulses to create, to action, to start, to end, to do. You may notice radical positive change over the next few months. That’s okay. You invited it!

PS – This ritual will still work even if it is cloudy or raining and the moon is obscured. She will still be casting her energies over us. Can’t get outside? Stand or lie near a window for your burning ritual, and use a potplant to harbour your crystals and then to bury your release stone.

The Psychic and The Shower Encounter

Image from Urban Times

Image from Urban Times

“Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in mind.”
~ David G. Allen


I am not fond of being late. Maybe it’s the Virgo in me. So I was grateful to be running early the other morning. It gave me some extra time to enjoy the warm water of my shower before we headed out on a coffee date to meet a friend.

“Oh, this is glorious,” I said to Ben as I stood beneath the flow.

And then, unexpectedly, this.

An unbidden image of a human bowel came into my mind.

Sexy, huh?

What followed was worse. I was keeled over by a vicious pain in my lower abdomen. At the same time I was flooded with knowing. The teenage daughter of a client was in big trouble. A beautiful girl with an undiagnosed (or discussed) eating disorder and severe anxiety. (A sore point in the reading I’d had with the mother, who hadn’t wanted to hear what I’d needed to say.) I suspected a twisted or obstructed bowel. I could see that the girl had been trying to treat herself for a few days with laxatives and purgatives.

I couldn’t remember her name or her mother’s, although I could see their faces clearly. How could I track them down with no names?

‘Facebook!’ I yelled at I hobbled out of the shower, still hunched over and clutching my belly.

‘Woah!’ said my poor husband as I pushed past him. ‘You okay?’ His face was drawn with concern.

‘Psychic emergency!’

‘Of course,’ he said, shaking his head. ‘Need some help?’

But I was already downstairs.

Sitting at my computer I remembered that the woman had been referred to me by another client. I found that client on facebook and scrolled through her friends until I found the woman in question. I messaged her, and she responded within a minute. Soon we were talking on the phone. I managed to convince her to go into her daughter’s room, and then get her up and take her straight to hospital.

Then, running hugely late by now, I threw on some clothes and we hurried to off to meet our friend. I was preoccupied and had no appetite, wondering if the mother had taken me seriously. Wondering if I should call again to check. I certainly wasn’t the best company.

I received a text message an hour later. The woman’s daughter, Melinda, had been rushed to surgery. Finally I could eat my breakfast, knowing that something was being done.

By the end of the day I learned that surgeons had removed a section of Melinda’s bowel that was obstructed by adhesions, and she had already been referred to a psychologist and from there to an eating disorders clinic. Situation under control.

That’s my life. I can plan, but I never really know from day to day what might arise, or how I may be called to be of service.

I’m so grateful for my husband Ben, and for good friends like the girlfriend we met for coffee, who accept the delays and changes that this crazy life of mine can sometimes impose.

There is nothing glamorous about being a psychic. It’s not like the tv shows. It’s not the way so many people portray it. It’s gritty and real and wonderful and distressing and frustrating and overwhelming and humbling all at once.

Please hold Melinda and her family in your thoughts and prayers. They need a little extra love and support just now.

Thank you <3 xoxo

Image from imgkid.com

Image from imgkid.com


Just a Couple of Places Left for our Intuition Retreat in September!

Image from Walls4Joy.com

Image from Walls4Joy.com

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?”
~ Marianne Williamson


Are you hiding your Light?

Have you forgotten this energy within you? Or maybe you’ve got no idea how to connect to it anymore?

Do you have a dream, but you can’t find a way forward with it?

Have you got no dream at all?

When did you stop trusting yourself?

Intuition is something I use every day. To be honest, I’d struggle without it. It informs almost everything that I do. But I also find it is one of the least understood and utilised energies in the lives of most people.

If we ignore our intuition we disempower ourselves. I’ve seen too many people walk away from what would serve them and bring them flow and joy because they couldn’t hear the whisperings of their heart, or they didn’t trust that guiding voice within them.

When we are tuned into our intuition we quickly know which relationships are working for us, and which ones won’t. We become confident about our career choices, our health choices, and what is most needed for our highest good from moment to moment.

Destructive patterns and self-sabotage fall away. Self-love becomes easy and joyful. We become tuned in to a life path that really works for us. Teachers appear. Answers come. Healing happens. Right relationships and divine synchronicities fall into place for us. We find the strength to pick ourselves up and work through obstacles until we come out the other side. We are kept safe. We thrive. We learn to shine.

Backlit Cherry Blossom by David Patterson

Backlit Cherry Blossom by David Patterson

But how do you tune in when all your life you’ve been taught to ignore this guiding force?

I’ve developed a residential retreat to deeply immerse you in the energy of intuition, so that you can learn how to access this energy for yourself, and to trust this flow of guidance and natural psychic connection within your life. Even better, the astrological energies during and after the retreat will positively enhance your ability to connect with intuition and to cement that connection for the years to come.

This is the most comprehensive course on Intuitive Practice that I have ever created. The retreat is deliberately timed to coincide with a powerful New Moon and a partial solar eclipse. The retreat will run from September 10 to 15, 2015, in Byron Bay, Australia.

During this time the New Moon is in Virgo – the Maiden’s Moon, as this phase is known, is perfect for solitary pursuits, alone time, personal growth and intuitive connection. Still, it gets better. Shortly after the retreat ends we will also have the Spring Equinox on September 23rd, a Supermoon and a total lunar eclipse on September 28, and then a visit from the Comet Catalina on October 1. Imagine how strongly you will be able to connect, transform and grow with all of these forces guiding and strengthening you and your intuitive ability!

Image from buzzquotes.com

Image from buzzquotes.com

What we’ll cover on this Retreat:

  • Spiritual Foundation Habits (also covered pre-course) to help you to open to and amplify your intuitive ability
  • Intuition, how it works, and how to recognise and connect to that inner guidance
  • Discovering your blocks and sabotage around intuition
  • Learning to put yourself into intuitive ‘flow’
  • Connection to your Higher Self
  • Connection to the Akashic Records
  • Connection to a new High Order Guide for these post-2012 energies
  • Techniques for using intuition for your health and wellbeing
  • Techniques for using intuition around money and abundance creation
  • Techniques for using intuition in love and family relationships
  • Techniques for using intuition in business and business relationships
  • How to give an intuitive reading to yourself or another person
  • Methods for obtaining clarity over life direction and important decisions
  • Intuitive Art
  • Intuitive Writing; intuitive, automatic and channeled writing for self, and for future publication

If you are ready to change the flow of your life and to open up to your best self and your brightest possibilities this course is for you.

I won’t be running this retreat again any time soon. It’s designed as a one-of, to make the most of this extraordinary convergence of energies. So if you want to join us this is your one chance, and there are only a couple of places left. It will be a space of nurture, an opportunity to meet like-minded people, a time for you to gain valuable clarity about your life and your next steps from here.

Interested? Contact my wonderful PA, Dana at nicolecodyinfo@gmail.com for more information.

We hope to see you there, and support you through this next part of your journey! Much love, Nicole <3 xx

Image from buzzquotes.com

Image from buzzquotes.com

We’re nearly at magical 2 Million!

“Sometimes the most scenic roads in life are the detours you didn’t mean to take.”
~ Angela N. Blount, Once Upon an Ever After


When I first started blogging, on December 11, 2011, I didn’t expect that anyone would read what I might post.

Cauldrons and Cupcakes was an experiment. An online journal in the true sense of the phrase ‘web log’. I’ve kept a journal since I was a small girl, and it seemed a natural extension to then create one using technology rather than a book and pencil.

Every day that I write a new entry, I sit in meditation for a moment, and then in prayer, and then I hold my community in my heart and ask ‘What do my readers most need to know right now? How can I best support them?’ Those simple questions have led to all manner of posts, some of which have taken me by surprise as much it might you.

My blog has evolved into this crazy kind of living memoir. My farm and my doggy family and my cows and my psychicness (LOL – awesome english, Nic!), my philosophy, the inside of my head and all those heapingly tender vulnerabilities, a snippet of my metaphysical and self-development teachings, simple recipes and my journey with lyme disease.

It’s a strange combination, I know. But it’s how I roll. My life is made up of the very ordinary, the ordinary made magical through love and gratitude, and the other kind of ordinary – the things that are commonplace for me as a psychic and channel.

As we edge towards the magical two million views mark, my sister has been constantly asking me if I’m going to have a party to celebrate (I love you, Simone!). And I think I will. A proper one, with cupcakes and gumboot dancing and pots of tea in the garden.

Of course there will also be presents. I’ve decided to put together a little gift pack that represents the themes of my blog. Won’t that be a crazy, joyful combo! And then, of course, I shall give that gift pack away to someone here in my beautiful community, to say Thank You for your love and support. More details on that in the next few days. :)

In the meantime, I’d love your feedback. Is there anything you’d like me to write about? Anything you’d like more of? Anything you’re just dying to know?

Because I’m here for you.

Thank you for being part of my life. Thank you for supporting me and my funny little blog.

Nicole <3 xoxo

My first ever selfie, taken in the garden.  Later that day I learned to look at my arm as I snapped the shot. LOL!

My first ever selfie, taken in the garden. Later that day I learned to look up at my arm at the phone as I snapped the shot. LOL. My biggest secret? Under that glam coat I am wearing my pyjamas!

A New Journal Challenge For You!

Image from artleo.com

Image from artleo.com

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”
~ Rumi


Writing a journal is something I’ve done since I was a child. I don’t mean a simple diary, where you record the events of the day. You know what I mean… I ate this. I did this. Someone said that. No. I mean a place where I could explore ideas, talk with myself, and find my own answers.

Over the last few years I’ve created several journal challenges here on my blog, and I’ve just made a new one for you, to take advantage of the fabulous energies August and September bring for truly going deep within, in order to know and understand ourselves better.

Would you like to join me?

We’ll be starting next Sunday, August 2nd, so that you have adequate time to gather your resources together. Each Sunday for September and August I will have a new journal activity for you to complete during the week. You’ll need a minimum of ten minutes to set aside each week for writing, and an additional five minutes per day for five out of seven days for energy work. (If you can do more, great. If you can only find ten minutes then we’ll flow with that too.) There will also be an optional guided meditation each week.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • A new journal. Choose one that feels right for you. Make sure there are enough pages to get you through 9 activities.
  • Some pens and pencils.
  • A small stone to use as a gratitude rock.
  • A larger rock or crystal to use as a guidance stone.
  • A deck of oracle cards.
  • A sense of adventure and a readiness to explore your inner world.

NB: A note on choosing oracle cards – choose cards whose pictures and messages are meaningful to you. Avoid cards such as tarot decks that show only coins or cups etc. Instead choose a deck whose imagery really speaks to you. It’s the pictures that matter. Don’t worry if you don’t know how to use them. I’ll be showing you.

That’s my own journal, cards and stones in the picture below. I’ll be right beside you doing each week’s activities too. My gratitude rock is a small citrine, and my guidance stone is a labradorite. The oracle cards I’ll be using are Colette Baron-Reid’s Enchanted Map cards

Who’s in? Pop your name in the comments or let us know over on facebook. If you post a pic on the facebook page during this challenge, you’ll be in the running to win a cool prize! Stay tuned for directions.

Much love, Nicole <3 xx

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The Benefits of Body Earthing

“Man takes root at his feet, and at best he is no more than a potted plant in his house or carriage till he has established communication with the soil by the loving and magnetic touch of his soles to it.”
~ John Burroughs


Most of us live in environments that are positive-charge rich. Some of the greatest contributors of microscopic positively-charged particles are electrical items, computers, wi-fi, cell phones and hand-held devices.  We literally live in a ‘soup’ of positive ions and protons.

And that’s an issue.

Why? Positively-charged particles generate free radicals and create oxidization and inflammation within the body. Inflammation is in turn responsible for many chronic illnesses, body pain and inability to heal, and has also been linked to depression and mood disorders.

This situation is further exacerbated by our busy lifestyles. Poor diet, lack of exercise, dehydration, stress, illness and lack of sleep add to our cumulative inflammation.

Fortunately, there is something simple that can help us all.

The earth’s surface maintains a negative electrical charge, via the sun’s continual donation of negatively charged electrons, and through lightning strikes.

Image from imgkid.com

Image from imgkid.com

When we stand barefoot upon the ground the earth donates negative electrons to our bodies and our electrical fields. This returns our bodies and cells to a negative charge, earthing us and reducing our inflammation. The earth becomes a powerful, natural anti-oxidant treatment.

Negative electrons boost our immune function. They help regulate our sleep and hormones, reduce inflammation, uplift our mood, and normalise our body’s response to stress.

Standing barefoot upon the earth was once something that all of us did. These days though, when we live in houses, drive cars, wear shoes with synthetic soles and spend little time outdoors, we’ve lost this natural boost to our wellbeing.

Yesterday, after a week in bed, and still feeling frazzled and in pain, I went and lay down on the grass out in the paddock. I was stiff and sore. It took a while to get myself down onto the ground. Once there, I turned my fingers down into the earth. I rested my head and spine against the ground. My bare feet anchored themselves.

Image from Do'i Thu'a at Flickr

Image from Do’i Thu’a at Flickr

Minute by minute, things changed. I felt myself deeply relax. My breathing slowed. All tension drained away. After twenty minutes I stretched and stood up. My body was pain-free. My heart was calm. I felt peaceful and restored.

I enjoy living in this modern world. But I was made from the components of nature, not technology, and the earth is what restores me.

Earthing ourselves supports our body’s best function. It’s easy to do, and it’s free.

How long is it since you’ve been outside and actually connected with the earth? Maybe it’s time!

“There is a road in the hearts of all of us, hidden and seldom traveled, which leads to an unknown, secret place. The old people came literally to love the soil, and they sat or reclined on the ground with a feeling of being close to a mothering power. Their teepees were built upon the earth and their altars were made of earth. The soul was soothing, strengthening, cleansing, and healing. That is why the old Indian still sits upon the earth instead of propping himself up and away from its life giving forces. For him, to sit or lie upon the ground is to be able to think more deeply and to feel more keenly. He can see more clearly into the mysteries of life and come closer in kinship to other lives about him.”
~ Luther Standing Bear

Image from asteria.ru

Image from asteria.ru