For this 108 Mala I used 6mm Grey Agate, 7mm hexagon cut Labradorite, brass spacer beads and a 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: 36" (91.4cm). Amulet length: 1 1/8" (30mm).
has properties that will help you balancing yin/yang energy, courage, protection, healing, and calming. It soothes and calms, healing inner anger or tension and creates a sense of security and safety. Agate is a stone of strength, it gives courage, emotional strength and self-confidence, and dispels fears. It is connected to and can remove blockage from any chakra (depending on color). Garnet
is a stone of commitment, honesty, hope and faith. It is a protective energy stone, especially known for protection from evil, during travel, nightmares and from wounds. Garnet can be used to release bad karma, overcome crisis and trauma. It is great for spiritual healing, to enhance intuition and inner strength. It is said to be stabilizing and it can bring order to internal or external chaos. Garnet is excellent for manifestation, to ground dreams in reality, bringing abundance and prosperity. It can also make clear what is one’s life purpose. Garnet is the stone to celebrate the second year of marriage! The color varies from red to very dark, almost black, red. It is connected to the Root Chakra (connection to earth, survival instincts, self-preservation) and Heart Chakra (love, acceptance, forgiveness).
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.