For this 108 Mala I used 6mm Snowflake Obsidian, Matte Black onyx, one 8mm Lava Bead and a black metal Crescent Moon amulet. The mala has been hand knotted on an extra strong, nylon cord with one knot between each gemstone bead. It not only looks great, it also makes it easy to use it as a tool in your meditation practice.
Mala length: 33" (84cm). Amulet width: 1" (27mm).
Snowflake Obsidian is a volcanic stone of purity, that brings balance to the body, mind and spirit. It is a very grounding and protective stone. It is used as a great cleanser of negative energies, helping to remove not only negativity experienced in the environment, but also that of one’s own emotions, such as anger, jealousy, greed and resentment. It is connected to the Root Chakra (connection to earth, survival instincts, self-preservation).
Black Onyx absorbs and transforms negative energy and helps to prevent the drain of personal energy. It can give you emotional and physical strength and stamina, especially when you need it the most, during times of stress, confusion or grief. This is also a stone that helps you with wise decision-making and make you the master of your own future. Black Onyx is connected to the Root Chakra (connection to earth, survival instincts, self-preservation).
Lava stands for primal power, healing and grounding and is connected to the Root Chakra (connection to earth, survival instincts, self-preservation) and the Crown Chakra (connection, life force, higher power). It is a porous stone, and it can be used in Aromatherapy. You simply put a few drops of an essential oil of your choice on the stone to infuse them with the scent, rub it in, and it will hold on the aroma for several days.
Crescent Moon. The word crescent means to bring forth, to create, grow and thrive. It stands for Transformation, Fertility, Illumination, Change, Shadows, Balance, Emotions, Intuition, Inner Knowledge, Femininity.
The Waning Crescent (right before a New Moon) is a time to anchor into your new intention. This is a great time to get rid of negative energy in your life, of things you don’t need or things, or letting go of people or habits which are harming you. The Waxing Crescent (right after a New Moon) is the final phase of the entire moon cycle and it’s a great opportunity to look back and reflect. It is also a great time to start something new and invite new things into your life. It symbolizes growth and creativity.
Read more about gemstones and their healing qualities here. Gemstones are natural materials and each gemstone is unique color may vary within a single stone. The gemstone colors in the mala may vary slightly from the photos.