When Venus turns retrograde you may be presented with lessons relating to your relationships, social life, expenditures, and all things beauty, design, harmony, and ease.
How Venus Retrograde Affects Us All
Venus Retrograde can moreover be a time when social engagements or group gatherings can have an “awkward tinge”. A good example of this, of course, would be when Venus was retrograde as the world was first coming out of quarantine. Gatherings required masks and social distance, and people were encouraged to be leery of normal Venusian acts such as hugging, handshakes, and embracing. There was already a sense of social “backwardness” – you can only imagine Venus, the Goddess herself, “reeling” as the world learned to navigate these new societal norms. Venus in retrograde can indeed impact your psychology – how you feel about yourself – your confidence, empowerment, and overall self worth. All this means its a great time to reach for Shanti Kai™ Venus™ Essence, and work on some positive affirmations. Formulated to inspire confidence and feelings of self love and beauty, working with Venus™ can help balance all things related to Venus retrograde.
Venus Retrograde, Finances, Contentment and Change
As Venus governs society and the arts, and the financial ties that are inherently interwoven, during Venus retrograde you may find yourself becoming more aware of changes needed in your relationships, social status and/or outreach (i.e. social media, community activity, charities and the like) and other aspects relating to how you appear to the outside world. Venus retrograde may furthermore be a great time to analyze what really is necessary to your longevity and sustained happiness versus that which is synonymous with greed and/or a fleeting sense of pleasure. If there is restriction with regard to your finances, the positive here is that Venus Retrograde can bring reprieve from the need to have, giving you a chance to evaluate your needs and cleansing your desires of unnecessary excess. In fact you may find that Venus retrograde inspires you to let go of unnecessary attachments and creature comforts, instead elevating your Venusian qualities towards unconditional love and acceptance of self AND others.
Revisiting Past Lessons
Venus Retrograde is also a time where you may revisit past lessons and even past loves. Whether physically, or in your thoughts and dreams – to haunt you or be healed – either way, it may be a time when it’s necessary to reflect, and bring a little healing to anything unresolved. And, should your existing relationships seemingly be moving backwards, or past conflicts resurfacing, you’re encouraged to remember its all par for the course with Venus retrograde, and be inspired toward unconditional love and self- acceptance. Working with our Venus™ Essence while doing whatever you can to boost your self esteem and strengthen your sense of purpose can help you make the most of these times, smoothing your stride as you forge ahead. You may even want to check out our Hypnotherapy, HMR, and other transformational Shanti Kai™ Services, to learn more about how you can work with our Essences to consciously accelerate healing and change.
Beauty, Transformation and Venus™
During Venus Retrograde you may find yourself more sensitive to, or affected by, out of place things in your environment. Then again, you may also find yourself more likely to contribute to the disharmony that surrounds you. Venus retrograde also brings heightened awareness to your sense of beauty, and you may find yourself suddenly awakening to the need to transform yourself, your image, and/or that of your surroundings. From your outer image – i.e. your hair, clothes, skincare, makeup, fitness or weight – to that of your environment – you may feel the urge to redesign your office, organize your closet, to clean out your house and the like. On paper, and online as well, you may decide to revamp your professional image, redesign your website, enhance your portfolio, and/or otherwise rebrand. Venus™ Master Essence can also help you tap into – and exude – the right energy as you revamp your personal or professional image, invoking the confidence needed to hit the right note in areas like social networking and outreach.
Get Retrograde Ready for Love
When it comes to love, you may definitely find your energy shifting, and Venus retrograde can be a great time to redo your online dating portfolio, update your photos, recheck your verbiage, and otherwise ensure you’re attracting the right people. Our Venus™ Master Essence can help you tap into the confidence needed to do just that. It encourages you to align you with all things positive that Venus represents: romance, love, relationships, society and the arts, finances, social charm/grace, harmony, creature comforts and material beauty are all governed by the Goddess Venus.
You may want to try the following exercise with our Venus™ Essence, whenever it feels helpful, to invoke a greater sense of balance and harmony.
~ If you have some time to sit quietly for a few moments, close your eyes and bring to mind an issue or difficulty related to anything Venus (or in the above discussion) that you would like to bring healing to.
~ Apply Venus™ Essence spray (shaking vigorously to activate it) focusing on the third eye, base of the skull, the crown, and the lower chakras, or wherever you like.
~See, feel, or imagine that you’re moving into a greater sense of harmony, balance and ease, feeling more confident in your love life, partnerships and social affairs.
~ See the good you want in your life as if it has already manifested, and offer gratitude accordingly.
~You can repeat this exercise daily, or anytime the issue you are working with surfaces.
Venus™ Essence is 25% off this Venus retrograde period which started on July 22nd, 2023 and lasts through September 3rd, 2023. Learn more about other Essences on sale to help you through this period by visiting our Specials Page.
At Shanti Kai™️, one of our more popular purchase options are our Companion Essence duos. Companion Essences refer to using two Essence blends in tandem – pulling from the energies of both blends for enhanced focus. You can find lots on our website about Companion Essence sets, but simply put, working with our individual pairings can enhance the vibrational energies in each blend – yielding a boosted, yet refined effect.
Below are some of our frequently asked questions on working with Companion Essence Blends.
How do Shanti Kai Companion Essences work?
When you spray them one at a time, even when applied one after the other without delay, there is an instantaneous interaction – and integration – within your energy. This means you still experience the beneficial effects of each individual Essence within your energy, but, as they combine within your energy, the vibrational synergy is enhanced.
This is certainly not true for how all botanical sprays or aromatherapy products interact. Remember, Shanti Kai™️ Essences are not fragrances or aromatherapies – there is a yoga to the blending. Much like in vedic science, where the making of certain herbal formulas requires combining ingredients in key stages, our Essence Blends are sealed to lock in key synergies.
How should I apply Companion Essences?
We recommend waiting up to 15 minutes, minimum, in between essence applications, if you have the luxury of waiting this long. If you are a healing practitioner and integrating essences into your client work, you may wish to use one at the onset of the session, and a second one midway through (or after waiting several minutes). However, waiting is not always convenient and it’s perfectly okay to apply our Essence sprays one after the other, and/or if you’re taking as drops, to do so without waiting in between.
Since Companion Essences are applied together, is it OK if I combine them (or other Essence combinations) into a single bottle (i.e. or pour the remainder of one into the other) so I only have to carry and spray one?
No! Companion Essences are indeed okay applied one after the other and layering them in this way. There is a succinct yoga to the way Shanti Kai™️ Essences are blended, stored, and energetically sealed. When you purchase them, this yoga is locked in, and in general, remains unaltered as long as you do not compromise the integrity of the Essence (see Essence care guidelines in our FAQ or General Blog category section).
If you combine Essences into a single container, the synergy of each Essence can be compromised. Although it may still have benefits, the way the Essences interact within your energy field is different and may or may not be as originally intended (i.e. when paired). In such a case, the core formulations can become altered as the ingredients in the individual blends integrate – in some cases competing or clashing with one another; more robust ingredients can diminish the effectiveness of softer more subtle ones, causing the Essence pairings to overall fall out of balance with respect to one another.
Thus, when you layer Essence on top of Essence, as in a Companion Essence application, the effect is very different than if you were to combine them first in a single bottle or container and then apply. In the former, you are still getting the full spectrum and value of each individual Essence Blend, but with an enhanced, compounded and slightly more focused effect.
What if I do not have 15 minutes to wait in between applying Essences? Are they still effective?
Yes! Waiting a few minutes to apply a different Essence is recommended to allow an Essence to set (i.e. to integrate into your energy field), however, in most cases there is an almost instantaneous response as the Essences interact within your energy – even if applied one right after the other.
Companion Essences can be layered one on top of the other without pause in between – doing so will not diminish their efficacy or affect the blends’ integrity. Highly sensitive individuals, however, may wish to apply one at a time, waiting a minimum of 15-20 minutes in between each Essence, simply to allow time for integration of each one.
Do I have to apply to Essences to the right spot in order for them to work?
Don’t worry too much about how to use the Essences right; as long as they are applied to your energy field, if they’re what you need, you can trust that they will get to where they need to go. You needn’t understand how they work – they simply do. This is because Shanti Kai™️ Essences contain nature intelligence – the life-force, or mana, of the plant or mineral. They are vibrational, and innately go where they’re needed most – to areas of imbalance and/or weakness first.
However, you may experience the subtle but powerful action of Essences more readily (and consciously) if you apply them over an area that is more sensitive and/or receptive to them, as well as if you apply them over an area experiencing a high level of need – such as over areas of tension or discomfort.
Are there any exceptions to applying Essences in tandem, or applying several at once?
Yes! There are some cases where we would not recommend doing this. Highly sensitive individuals, for example. are more apt to experience energy overload or overwhelm when they attempt to apply Essences too quickly. Thus, depending on your level of sensitivity, it may be preferable to wait longer amounts of time in between applications*.
*If you do not know what it means to be a highly sensitive individual, then chances are, you’re not. (Note this term does not refer to a “highly allergic individual”… please see section on “Are Essences safe?” for more information).
Transforming your Troubles and Elevating Your Emotions
Shanti Kai™️ Transformation™️ Essence can help you persevere through times of challenge, stress, tension and turmoil. It can also be beneficial when you’re trying to summon your inner strength to create positive change in your life, as well as in the lives of those around you. Applied in your home or workplace, it may help you work with energy you might otherwise find unfavorable, channeling it into something higher and more positive. It can also be helpful when feeling at a loss or low point -such as after hearing or receiving bad news, experiencing conflict or pain, and/or simply when having a bad day.
That’s because Transformation™️ is synergized to help you stay afloat, navigating with ease through even the roughest emotional waters. It works in your energy helping to elevate and uplift your spirit, transforming lower frequency emotions into higher ones. Whether your emotions be cinematic or less dramatic, when you’re down and out even the little things can feel traumatic. When overwhelm kicks in and nerves are wound tight, it might just be a little balancing is all you need. Transformation™️ is formulated with vibrational infusions of flowers and minerals from nature, blended together to create a powerful but soft synergy sure to help you uplift, transmute and transcend the negativity within and around you. It works at the level of your energy and is designed to get underneath the layers, so you can heal at the source, transforming from the inside out.
How to Work with Shanti Kai Transformation Essence
We recommend you start by attuning to your breath and allowing yourself to experience whatever it is your feeling – leaning into your emotions rather than repressing, ignoring or avoiding what you feel;
Tune in to where in your body you experience these emotions and then, working with Transformation™️, apply the Essence over this area- front and back (when possible);
Additionally, you may also want to spray the more sensitive areas which include the:
Base of the skull,
Along the spine,
Anywhere else you may feel symptoms of stress, tension, or emotional discord arising.
If you have a process such as journaling, meditation, or a guided visualization technique, a mantra or affirmation process- or something of the like that you would like to use, it would be advisable at this point. Specifically, you may wish to visualize whatever feeling or emotion you are having being transformed into one that is at a higher frequency level than you were originally at. You may wish to follow up with an Essence such as Shanti Kai™️ Frequencies of White Light™️, Violet White™️, Amethyst Light™️, Harmony™️, or even simply repeat with a second application of Transformation™️ followed by several deep breaths.
Please note, however, if you are in a hurry and do not have time, simply allowing a moment for the Essences to process while you stay with your breath, allows them to go in and shift the energy that is coming up.
Examples of Working with Transformation for Emotional Transmutation:
Transformation for Shame, Blame and Guilt
Shame is the lowest vibrating emotion. Shame is a form of unworthiness. If you are carrying shame, it is like wearing a pair of leaded boots. So what you want to do is visualize, sense or imagine the shame being transformed into a higher frequency emotion. In this case it is easy, because everything else that you possibly could feel is higher than the vibrational frequency of shame (and unworthiness) so even if you get angry, its a sign that the energy is moving up and into a higher state.
When experiencing feelings of unworthiness, guilt, blame or shame, identify where it is in your body that you were experiencing it, and apply front and back over this area, along with the aforementioned sensitive points. Breathe into it and allow yourself to feel, see, or sense the emotional energy moving up and out. If it transforms into another negative emotion, such as anger or frustration, you may want to reapply to the essence and continue working with it, following the steps above until you are in a more comfortable place.
Transformation for Anger, Fear and Frustration
Shanti Kai™️ Transformation™️ Essence can also be used to help allay feelings of anger, including frustration, confusion, resentment and other emotions within this range. And in fact, it’s entirely possible that even if you start with another emotion, such as sadness. shame or fear, you may encounter feelings of frustration or anger as you breathe into it and allow it to come up. In this case, you might actually want to put an intention behind it, such as to transform the experience of anger into understanding and compassion. In order to get there, you may need to apply this a few times, breathing into it, and allowing it to come up and out, before you’re able to make space for an alternate perspective to set in. It may be helpful to remember that when you allow yourself to stay angry, that whatever you are angry at has your power. By the same token, not acknowledging your anger can allow it to remain stuck in your body, resulting in caged rage and other problems- including those of a more physical nature. So it’s important to give it an outlet, to be with it, and to allow it to be transformed.
Transformation for Sadness and Disappointment
If, on the other hand, you are experiencing sadness or disappointment, feeling angry is still a vibrational improvement. What’s more, it may in fact be a phase the energy needs to pass through before it can clear. As you process the sadness, the anger might come up because of whatever you are mad at that made you sad. As you continue to work with this, eventually you will begin to feel the joy on the other side. Have patience, however, because depending on how much inner work you have previously done, it might not happen right away; you may need to do some other conscious form of healing work or therapy in order to arrive at this point.
It’s not always necessary or plausible to make giant leaps toward healing- indeed sometimes baby steps are the best you can do. Think What About Bob, the movie with Bill Murray, where he went to therapy and learned baby steps- giving himself a vacation from his problems, While we don’t recommend you crash someone else’s vacation (an ode to the movie), processing what you’re feeling, should at the very least help you begin to climb up the “emotional ladder” creating space from the problems that previously bothered you. (If only Bob had our Transformation™️ Essence, things could’ve turned out so different for him). Sometimes baby steps are truly the best you can do, and we recommend that you simply keep with it. Repeat this exercise as often as you need, and continue to work through the layers, applying Transformation™️ Essence and empowering yourself to work through, move through and rise above what ails you.
The upcoming solar eclipse, which is set to occur on April 20, 2023, falls in the sign of Aries and in the Ashwini Nakshatra. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon moves between the Earth and the Sun, casting a shadow on the Earth. In Vedic astrology, eclipses are considered to be powerful astrological events that bring about significant changes in your life. To navigate the energies of this eclipse and support your self-care practices, you may want to consider using the Shanti Kai™️ Elestial Quartz Master Essence.
The Shanti Kai™️ Elestial Quartz Master Essence is a synergy of vibrational infusions made from rose, smoky, clear, black, and amethyst Elestial Quartz. Elestial Quartz is a powerful crystal known for its ability to connect you with your higher self, and in Shanti Kai™️ Essence form it can help your energy shift and adapt, enabling you to better navigate challenging times. It is also beneficial in helping you access inner strength and clarity and release emotional blocks, all the while promoting overall well-being.
Since solar eclipses are powerful astrological events that can bring about unexpected changes and challenges, it is also a good time for doing healing work and meditation to seek out guidance on how to better navigate the energies at hand (see our services section for more info – link). As the sun is temporarily obscured by Rahu – symbolizing the absence of light from the earth – it is advisable to practice caution and make decisions carefully during this time, all the while focusing on self-care and self-improvement … which, by the way, makes it an ideal time for working with Shanti Kai™️ Hawaiian Essences!
What’s more? Because this particular eclipse is in Aries and Ashwini Nakshatra, it may bring about a renewed sense of energy and determination, inspiring you to take action towards your goals – start new projects, set intentions, and make plans for the future. Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, ruled by action-oriented Mars, and is associated with new beginnings, energy, and enthusiasm. Ashwini Nakshatra is the first Nakshatra in the Vedic astrology system and is ruled by Ketu, associated with healing, medicine, and independence – and is often thought of as a higher octave – or accelerated version – of Mars, indicating it may bring about positive changes, particularly related to your health and well-being.
Clearing your aura of unwanted or negative energy is an important part of maintaining well-being. There’s a lot that you can do to stay healthy and take care of yourself, such as exercising, eating well, getting enough rest, and maintaining a positive mindset. However, even if you are doing everything right, you may find that you are still experiencing low energy or unexplained mood changes, and this can often be due to an energetic component out of your conscious sight.
Whether it’s energy from past trauma or stress creating a blockage in your system, or energies that you’ve picked up from your environment and the people you interact with, negative energy can accumulate in your system and impact how you feel. Clearing your aura on a regular basis helps to release these energies so that they can no longer affect you and can help improve your overall well-being.
The Shanti Kai™ Have It All Kit for Clearing and Manifestation
The Have It All Kit from Shanti Kai™ provides a gentle but powerful means for clearing negative or unwanted energies from your aura while bringing in frequencies to help you feel grounded, peaceful, and uplifted. Designed to help you clear your aura, protect your energy, AND manifest your desires, our Have It All Kit helps you create a positive and thriving environment, bringing peace, positivity and harmony into your daily routine and life.
Release It™ works deep below the surface to release internal blockages that may have resulted from past trauma or stress. It brings deep internal blockages to the surface, which may cause old feelings such as sadness, fear, or other lower emotions to surface as well. This essence is the first step in the Aura Clearing Kit process.
Clear My Space™
Clear My Space™ helps to clear away the energy that has worked its way to the surface, clearing it out of your aura. It clears negative, non-beneficial energies that you may pick up from your environment and interactions with others on a daily basis. It also deposits frequencies of light and peace in your aura.
Earth Chakra™ helps to replenish your aura after the releasing and clearing steps. It brings in grounding and nourishing Earth energies and supports you by helping you to stay flexible and adaptable, no matter what may come your way.
Lighten Up™ helps to bring a sense of lightness and upliftment by clearing lower emotional energies. These energies tend to reside in the outer layers of the aura and need to be cleared so that they do not continue to affect you. This blend may help to improve overall feelings of well-being by bringing in frequencies of unconditional love and wisdom.
Violet-White™ is used in the final step of the Aura Clearing Kit. It helps to raise your vibration to a higher state where lower energies cannot affect you. This essence acts like a vibrational elevator, taking you up several floors past the lower frequencies into a space of light, peace, and total energetic protection.
Once you have finished clearing your aura, it’s important to add some protection so that you can keep any future negative energies out of your field.
Using Guardian Angel™ is like giving your aura a protective shield that keeps out what you don’t want to let in while still allowing beneficial energies in. Not only that, but this essence helps to promote feelings of safety and the release of fear.
Now that you have cleared and put some protection around your aura, it becomes much easier to attract what it is that you would like more of in life!
Attract™ helps you manifest, create, and draw in that which you desire or need- you may find it helpful to pair it with one of the following Essences to help focus its results! For instance, you may try pairing it with one of these other Essences:
Prosperity™ – Finance Goals
Prosperity™ is specially formulated to help you align with the energies of expansion, success and opportunity and to encourage optimism and creativity. This blend contains powerful ingredients that help to open the upper chakras and encourage greater overall synchronicity in your life, and help to promote prosperity of all kinds.
Venus™ – Romantic/Relationship Goals
Venus™ Essence is named for the Goddess of Love, and this blend is designed to encourage romance, as well as encourage harmony in your relationships. Key flower and mineral synergies help to enhance your confidence, inner beauty, creativity and grace.
Healer Within™ – Healing Goals
Healer Within™ helps to calm in and soothe of stress, and is designed to promote energies of healing on deep inner levels. It can help you repair breaks in the aura that result from all kinds of stress and trauma, strengthening your electrical field and enhancing your body’s innate ability to heal.
Suggestions for Working with the Shanti Kai Have It All Kit
To clear, protect, and manifest using this kit, it is recommended that you use each essence one after the other in the order they are listed, following the spray instructions on the bottle or applying throughout your aura as desired. You can apply to your aura spraying approximately two feet away from your body, on all sides, as well as above your head. This kit is great to use on a daily basis for regular energy maintenance or whenever you feel that you need it.
You may also use the kit as prescribed, as a complete system, or use just the clearing steps 1-5 depending on what resonates most with you. If you know how to apply kinesiology or muscle testing, or to otherwise energetically dowse for products that you need most, you may do that as well.
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