With the winter solstice just behind us, and a new year AND new decade just around the corner, a new moon Solar Eclipse in Capricorn occurring on Christmas Day (depending on where you are) offers yet another opportunity for new beginnings.  Think of it as another major hint from the cosmos that real change is underway!   Instead of resisting, we recommend aligning with the energy of change and allowing it to happen, all the while influencing it with your highest intention toward creating the type of change that you would like to see.

For this, we recommend our Holiday Eclipse Companion Essences, Removing Obstacles™ and Prosperity™, to help you work through blockages that would hold you back, whilst aligning your energy with expansive frequencies that encourage opportunity and success, whatever that means to you!

According to the ancient Indian science of Ayurveda, an eclipse can be an especially powerful time for meditation or other contemplative practices, but unlike our tendency in the west, to want to be outside witnessing this cosmic act, Vedic science forbids against it.  (There is a science behind why they recommend you not witness an eclipse, in fact they say you should draw your blinds and turn inward in meditation, prayer, and contemplation, as a means of protecting your brain and nervous system, and all your major energy centers, from harmful effects).  Turning inward can not only help protect you from harmful effects, but can help align you with the powerful energies the eclipse brings forth, and help replenish energetic reserves that might otherwise get depleted.

Removing Obstacles™, our planetary blend for softening Saturns influence*, is formulated to help you clear internal blockages, especially those found in the root or Muladhara Chakra, enabling you to sit for longer periods in meditation. This in turn allows replenishment of your prana and enables your creative, life force energy to move more freely up the spine and nurture other important energy centers. It can be a helpful Essence to use in goal setting and in empowering yourself toward change, as well as in working through challenges and frustrations that are certain to arise whenever you aspire to new heights!

Prosperity™ is designed to encourage positivity, well-being, expansion, prosperity, and opportunity. This is our blend for aligning with Jupiter, the planet of expansion, higher learning and fortune*. Furthermore, this essence may help you to develop a greater sense of purpose and to discover what it is that brings you greater joy and happiness. Shanti Kai™ Prosperity™ is formulated to encourage wisdom and may help to enhance higher learning, making it an excellent tool for students of all types, those going to school, learning a new skill, or just looking to expand the powers of your brain.  It also works on balancing the Manipura Chakra, which in turn has a stabilizing effect on the mind. Learn more by visiting the products below.

*In Vedic astrology, which portends to the science of the Vedas (ancient yogic philosophy) and to health, Ayurveda, Rahu and Ketu are points of intersection between the moon and sun, and are respectively referred to as the north and south lunar nodes. They encircle six major planets during this eclipse, including Saturn and Jupiter, and the fact that they can block the light of the Sun and Moon in and of itself can signify endings and new beginnings. During the eclipse, the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn are all afflicted by Ketu in the sign of Sagittarius, the house of Jupiter. While that’s much more than you need know about to benefit from our Essences, we are highlighting this information to explain our selection of Essences (Removing Obstacles™ our Saturn Essence, and Prosperity™,  our Jupiter Essence).  If you have our MercurEase™,  Intuition™ (Moon), Golden Aura™ (Sun)), or Earth Chakra™ Essences, you may also benefit from these in the days leading up to and following eclipse.