A symphony in aquatic blues, this is the perfect mala for anyone devoted to one of the sea deities (such as Njord, Poseidon, Mannanan, Yemaya, Aphrodite, or Freyja as Mardoll), or for anyone who feels a close spiritual bond with the ocean and/or defines themselves as a sea priest/ess or sea witch. It has not been consecrated to anyone specifically.
The beads are individually hand-knotted on strong periwinkle blue silk beading cord. Hand-knotting adds visual interest and durability, and makes the beads feel wonderful in your hands during meditation.
There are 108 beads total (8mm clear quartz, 8mm deep sea blue apatite, 8mm white moonstone, 8mm amazonite, and 8mm aquamarine rounds) arranged in repetitions of nine (with the pattern changing to repetitions of three towards the back). Metallic navy iris Toho seed bead spacers frame every ninth bead. (If you use your beads to recite mantras, the placement of the seed beads will help you keep count of your repetitions, even with your eyes shut.)
The mala finishes with a breathtaking kyanite cabochon (measuring about 1 1/4″ x 1″), with swirling, luminscent shades of white, silver, sea green and deep sea blue that remind me of the wind and the surf.
Kyanite boosts psychic ability, past life recall, telepathy, and empathy. Blue apatite clears and stimulates the third eye chakra, boosting inner vision and psychic ability and helping one connect with spiritual guidance. Aquamarine enhances intuition and brings courage and clarity to inner knowledge.White moonstone represents the energy of the full moon and enhances psychic perception and dream work. Amazonite assists in discernment and the communication of one’s personal truth. Clear quartz is a powerful agent for cleansing, clearing, healing, amplifying psychic abilities, and achieving clarity on all levels.
You can wear your mala as a full-length necklace for a boho look (it measures about 40″ in diameter, and will come down to the solar plexus area on an average woman), or doubled around your neck as a gorgeous two-stranded statement necklace.
Your new mala comes to you cleansed, charged, and wrapped, ready for gift-giving (or as a wonderful present for yourself). I make all of my malas and prayer beads with intent, positive energy, and loving attention to detail; this particular one is $75.