On Monday, April 26th, a full supermoon in Scorpio, and this year’s Pink Moon, will light the sky. While the color “pink” brings to mind love and kindness… and everything sweet, Scorpio and its ruler (Pluto), are anything but gentle! Whats more? Pluto turns retrograde in Capricorn the very next day! That’s right, on April 27th (and lasting through October 6th) Pluto will be in reverse, bringing to the surface some of the “darker” energies of the “underworld”… energies you might just consider “undesirable”.
What’s that you say? Already feeling it? Well you’ve been in it’s shadow for a little while now…
So what does this mean for you? It’s a great time to pull out your Shanti Kai™ Transformation™ Essence….and get busy spraying! Pluto, aka “The Destroyer”, represents the process of transformation (i.e. death and rebirth)- and much like dying, there can be some pain in the overall experience, but it’s necessary in order to experience the “rebirth”. Much like the Phoenix rises from the ashes, so too does the new emerge from the old. Work with this Essence to transform the undesirable and hidden… to let go of unhealthy beliefs lying below the surface, to clean out your subconscious- and, painful as it may seem (at least, at times) to clean out old wounds that you may have let fester too long- or have not wanted to look at.
Shanti Kai™ Transformation™ Essence is formulated specially to balance these types of “Plutonian Energies”, and to work WITH your energy to create something new and positive. No matter what pain may lie in the past, our Transformation™ gives you a tool for moving forward. Think of this Essence like a wise guide lighting a path ahead… It requires you choose to take it, but it’s there to lead you, and to help transform the “scary monsters” into something softer. Transformation™ Essence may be just the motivational kick you need to invoke your desire (and ability) to transform the energy in and around you, and to drive you to do and be better. Use this essence to delve into the heart of whatever comes up during this Full Moon and Pluto in Retrograde period. Use as desired – we suggest spraying over your forehead, temples, neck area, and in general, over any areas of stress.
Pair with our Guardian Angel™ to increase feelings of safety and protection.
Pair with Healer Within™ as a tool for working through stress and trauma.
Pair with Venus™ for “female issues” that may come up and exacerbate any tension.
Pair with Empower™ to invoke strength and transform fear into empowerment.
Happy Fathers Day!!!… and big (BIG) shout-out to all the cat dads out there! ??? With quarantines still in place in so many areas it’s hard not being able to see our loved ones, but that’s also when we learn that true connection is within. We are honoring the Men in our Lives this month by unveiling our “Essences for Men” category… check it out and SAVE BIG through June!
On the note of distance not truly mattering… we just had our first Group Remote Healing Session using Shanti Kai™ Vibrational Essence Therapies, and it was sooo good to connect with so many of you from around the globe face to face and yet all in one place. I am always in awe that the essences can work like that … that’s nature at work on a truly mystical level..?? (more on that below).
On the topic of “nature’s awe”, today’s solar eclipse with new moon in cancer, and Annular “ring of Fire” phenomena, the second of 3 eclipses is currently underway…so hang on tight as we’ve got a couple more wild weeks before the cosmic energy calms down! Checkout our latest blog (Below) for more!Not only that, but we are starting a Monthly Shanti Kai™ Moon Meditation and Essence Healing Circle Meet up,…a test drive of what our deeper Group remote healing sessions are all about. More on that below!
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This weekend the Sun moved into the sign of Cancer, and yesterday marked the summer solstice, followed by today’s “Ring of Fire” New Moon Annular Solar eclipse, also in the sign of Cancer. While we will not see this eclipse in North America, some parts of the world will be able to see the moon not quite cover the whole diameter of the sun, creating a ring of light or “fire”. All of this Cancerian energy points to a lot of emotions coming to the surface and perhaps issues related to self-nurturing and taking care of others in need. And how well you manage your temperament (Fire energy) and emotions (water energy) may come up, forcing certain truths, and bringing situations and feelings to the forefront that may need resolution. As is true for all eclipses, this time is best spent taking some time to be still and go within, rather than taking action.
We are recommending our Transformation™ and Removing Obstacles™ Essence Blends for the next two weeks (leading up to another eclipse!) to help you more easily turn within during this period and access higher levels of transformation, helping you clear out inner obstacles, that would rob your peace of mind and helping you with elevating lower emotions, and feelings into higher ones. While this is easy enough to say… we are all too aware, from countless other eclipse experiences, that when emotions do come to the surface it can seem more like a sh!tstorm, than a beautiful transformation. Spiritual awakening is rarely pretty to watch, let alone experience, and in the moments just before the clouds part and the light breaks through it may seem more like your sewer lines broke at the exact moment a tornado tore through town, upheaving the sewer line content into your midst in a violently fast whirling motion, instead of that that golden aura and beautiful white light you thought you’d be seeing instead.
We thus suggest when working with our June Solar Eclipse Companion Essences: Removing Obstacles™ and Transformation™, that you practice “baby steps”, (kind of like Bill Murray did in “What About Bob”). You may not make the “radical jump” transforming hate into love, so instead go for moving from hate into dislike, and then maybe neutrality, to semi tolerant, and eventually you’ll arrive at “all out” transcendent love.
Before we give an exercise on working with these essences, here is a note about what to expect with any eclipse and why.
According to the ancient Indian science of Ayurveda, a Surya Grahan, or solar eclipse, is something mystical and beyond the realm of science, having far reaching impacts that effect everyone.
To understand why an eclipse has such deep cosmic meaning, you must understand it’s legend which (oversimplified) involves the moons of Saturn, Rahu and Ketu. (Rahu and Ketu are points of intersection between the moon and sun and are respectively referred to as the north and south lunar nodes). Rahu represents greed and lust… selfish desires and indulgence, while Ketu is the great liberator, who in legend frees the sun and moon from Rahu who selfishly engulfed them.
Often on Facebook and Instagram, leading up to eclipse, you’ll see a plethora of posts from well-intended astrologers, life coaches or spiritually aligned therapists, advising we all plant new seeds during eclipses; but eclipses have long since been known as inauspicious (since the beginning of time in fact). As mentioned above, an eclipse is Rahu’s revenge on the sun and moon, a time when he steals their light, robbing us humans of the light quotient our brain receptors are accustomed to, causing confusion in our subtle bodies. In fact, the truth is eclipse are a terrible time to start new endeavors, as new endeavors are blessed with “light”. Our White Light™ Essence for instance, is our essence for new beginnings… but during an eclipse Rahu has selfishly gobbled up the light, casting a shadow of doubt on any new endeavors started during this time.
Eclipses can be a good time for meditation or other spiritual and contemplative practices, in fact yogic traditions find eclipses are a powerful time where deep transformation can occur. But unlike our tendency in the west, to want to be outside witnessing this cosmic act, Vedic science would not encourage it. Turning inward can not only help protect you from harmful effects but can help replenish energetic reserves, that might otherwise get depleted.
Moreover the periods of time in between eclipses can be a bit like navigating in a half state, or inter dimensional space… things just don’t quite line up like they normally would or should, and in this case, we are in a sequence of 3 eclipses… with the final being on July 4th through the 5th. Thus, consider using the recommended Essences until we are out of the shadow period of the last eclipse, in mid July.And now, as promised, here’s our Exercise on Working with our June Solar Eclipse Companion Essences: Removing Obstacles™ and Transformation™:
(l.) Tune into where you feel the “inner blockages”…where do you feel your emotions? If you are angry, is it in your chest? If you are worried or anxious, in your stomach (or chest)? If its confusion, is it in your mind…if it’s overwhelm, your back or shoulders? Is it a pain in your neck or in your bleep?
Because knowing where you somaticize (or hold onto) the emotion in your physical body, is the first step.
(2.) Shake your bottle of Removing Obstacles™ and apply over your: 3rd eye area, forehead/ temples, neck (front & back) AND wherever you feel your emotions surging (or even just creeping to the surface).
(3.) Take a few deep breaths in and out, as if the area where you feel the block has a nose and is breathing in and out from this region. If it is your chest breathe in through the front of your chest center, exhale out the back side of your chest center, cleansing this area with breath and the essence energetically “downloads”.
(4.) Simply observe any sensations as if you are merely witnessing yourself doing this exercise in the third person. Stay in body and grounded, but merely witness your emotions and feelings, and any physical sensations as they rise and fall… ebb and flow.
Step out of judgment and into the space of neutrality. Nothing is good or bad. It is all just waves, peaks and valleys. One will surely come after another, joy and pain, conflict and peace… but just be the witness for now in this moment.
(5.) “Shake Shake Shake” your bottle of Transformation™ and then apply over same areas. This time using the same breath. If emotions or feelings intensify, just observe.
(6.) Sit with it a few moments, simply observing. You may wish to repeat step 5 again after a few moments.
(7.) If you have not felt your vibration lift significantly, repeat the entire sequence again, checking first to see if the feeling. or blockage, is still in the same area, or if it has moved.
(8.) After completion, you may add a layer of our Violet White™, Lighten Up™, White Light™, or Prosperity™ Essence to help elevate your vibrational state. Again, shake the bottle to activate, and then spray over same areas, and any new areas where you experience emotion or tension.
With Mercury just having turned retrograde we thought it a great time to feature some of our single ingredient essences for communication! Yes, we’ve got our beloved MercurEase™️… our most robust essence for issues with communication and technology (and if your missed our most recent blog, check it out here) … But did you know we also have a plethora of individual flower and mineral essences that help support balanced communication, an area that can often experience challenges during this cosmic transit? Use these flower and gemstone essences throughout this period to help promote harmony in your relations with it others. You can also work with them to support clear, effective communication and to release blockages in your throat chakra region. We’re going to go into a bit more depth on how Mercury retrograde can affect you, and how our Essences can help!
Three or four times a year the planet Mercury turns retrograde for about three weeks at a time. When Mercury is in retrograde it appears as though it is moving backwards in relation to Earth. While this is just an optical illusion, retrogrades have the effect of causing you to look inwards, and sometimes look to the past, to process how Mercury energy operates in your life. Mercury rules over areas that include communication, intelligent thinking, buying and selling, contracts, travel, and the mail. When Mercury is in retrograde its energy is slowed down, and these areas that it rules may not function as well. During this time it’s easy to misinterpret what is said by others, and for others to misinterpret what is said by you. Decision making can become more difficult, and plans that have been in motion may slow down temporarily. Electronics, which also relate significantly to communication, can break down or give you problems as well.
Because of this challenging energy that Mercury retrograde creates, it’s generally not considered the best time for making major decisions or starting major ventures, and instead is time better spent going within and reflecting, re-organizing, re-considering and re-working plans. Things can feel the most out of sorts on the days that Mercury stations, or appears to stop moving in the sky and change direction; the day that it stations and turns retrograde and the day that it stations and turns direct again.
The following Shanti Kai™️ Flower and Mineral Essences may be especially beneficial for smooth communication and harmonious relationships during Mercury retrograde (or anytime!):
Allamanda – Allamanda Essences increases your ability to receive information from higher sources by clearing energy in the back of the neck, where trauma and energy blocks tend to accumulate. It brings light into the physical body, inspiring you to appreciate beauty all around you.
Morning Glory – This essence stimulates motivation and inspiration and is helpful for releasing non-beneficial habits and managing cravings. Morning Glory Master Essence may be beneficial for encouraging group harmony and positive change. It may help you uplift and inspire others around you, bringing the kind of inspiration you feel at sports games, cheering on a team, at a prayer rally or singing as part of a choir.
Pentas – Pentas Master Essence promotes the release of blockages between your heart and throat chakras that could block your self-expression with others. It encourages harmony and cooperation within groups, and helps you to release negative thoughts that would cause you to stay isolated from others.
Afghanite – Afghanite Essence helps others to hear what you are really saying, encouraging different levels of hearing, and helping to create greater clarity in communications. It is a great essence to use if you are a public speaker or if you are experiencing writer’s block. It helps protect your throat chakra and third eye and may help protect against psychic attack.
Lavender – Lavender Master Essence helps relieve nervous tension and alleviate mental fog; energies that would hinder clear communication and mental/emotional understanding with others. It helps with clearing out old energies in relationships, and is especially potent for cleansing karmic ties (that are no longer beneficial); if you have old relationship energies that keep resurfacing or holding you back, this essence may help you disconnect for good, clearing “body armor” and allowing you to move forward.
Blue Quartz – Blue Quartz Essence balances the throat chakra and may help you to be more eloquent in your expression. It also benefits clarity of mind and is a great essence to use to promote stability during times of transition.
Plumbago – Plumbago Essence opens the throat chakra and promotes greater self-expression by helping you to release feelings of guilt and shame which can create blockages in this energy center. It encourages you to move into a place of greater success and to experience your own worthiness and align with your Divine expression.
Lantana – Lantana Essence can help with integrating a large amount of information and problem solving, and may help with mental coordination if you are struggling with words, math, or numbers. It may help facilitate cooperation and harmony within groups with complex dynamics and may also benefit spiritual communities.
Smithsonite – Smithsonite Essence helps with relationship balance and may also ease any fears surrounding interpersonal relationships and interactions with others. This essence further helps balance creative and rational sides of the brain and strengthens leadership ability.
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