For this 108 Mala I used 6mm Gold Sheen Obsidian, 6mm Snowflake Obsidian, 6mm and 8mm Selenite and brass spacer beads. The tassel is vegan faux silk. 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: 44" (111cm). Tassel length: 3 1/2" long (90mm).
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. Snowflake Obsidian is often used for healing and releasing energy blockages, and it can help to keep you centered and focused when any type of chaotic situation presents itself. It heals old karmic patterns, helps in examining harmful thought patterns, and promotes a sense of calm and inner centering which readies one for a deep meditative state. It is connected to the Root Chakra (connection to earth, survival instincts, self-preservation). Zodiac sign: Obsidian: Scorpio. Gold Sheen Obsidian: Sagittarius.
Selenite works like a shield, it protects you from negative energy and stabilizes your emotions. It can help quiet your mind and to give you mental clarity. Selenite calms and soothes, bringing a deep peace and sense of tranquility. Use Selenite in your home to create a safe and peaceful space. It is a great meditation stone or to connect with your spirit guides, and it can help you to bring mental clarity, clearing confusion and revealing the bigger picture behind any problem. It also stands for luck and protection. Selenite can be used to cleanse and purify your mala, or other gemstones. It also amplifies the energies of your other stones. Note: Selenite is a soft mineral and should be kept dry. Selenite is connected to The Crown Chakra (connection, life force, higher power) and The Third Eye Chakra (intuition, knowledge, divine wisdom). Zodiac sign: Taurus.
The Tassel represents enlightenment. As the strands combine together into one, it represents our connection to the Divine and to each other. It also symbolizes our prana and consciousness.
Read more about gemstones and their healing qualities in my Healing Gemstone Guide. Gemstones are natural materials and each gemstone is unique and the color may vary within a single stone. The gemstone colors in the mala may vary slightly from the photos.