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Mala Bracelets-Gemstone meanings

The Mala Bracelets are Glass Garden Beads's latest addition. What's cool is that you can get the pieces and make it yourself  OR you can order it already made! 

I wanted to fill you in with the meaning of each gemstone. I always find the meanings to be fascinating, and  I believe there must be at least a hint of truth to them if their lore has sustained the passages of the ages.
It may make your choice easier. One may just call to you, or maybe more than one. I know I have my sights set on a couple. They are great layered or individually. As usual, let your imagination run wild.....

 

Snowflake Obsidian 

Snowflake obsidian has the property of bringing things to the surface. The things brought to the surface could be positive or negative, love, anger, secrets; but with snowflake obsidian, these things are brought to the surface more gently that they might be otherwise. Snowflake obsidian can provide balance during times of change. It aids in seeing patterns in life and recreating them in a more beneficial way. It is a stone of serenity and purity, and can shield against negativity. It is associated with the root chakra and is said to be beneficial for the veins, skeleton, and smooth skin.  Snowflake obsidian is used for protection from physical and emotional harm.

 

Yellow Jade

In China, yellow jade symbolizes wealth, good fortune, friendship and loyalty. Some believe that jade can help a range of ailments including problems with the kidney, heart, larynx, liver, parathyroid, spleen, thymus, thyroid, bladder, and even eyes. It is considered to promote emotional stability, balance, loving relationships, luck, wisdom, protection, and a long life. Wearing yellow jade is believed to improve circulation, support metabolic health, reach and prevent disease, dispel fatigue, and  improve immunity.

 

Matte White Howlite

Howlite is an "Attunement Stone" (A stone that links the user to a higher spiritual consciousness) One of Howlite's main uses is to reduce anxiety, tension, and stress. Howlite can be used to facilitate awareness, encourage emotional expression and assist in the elimination of pain, stress, and/or rage. Howlite will calm and soothe emotions, slow the overactive mind, and help to achieve a deep and restful sleep. It absorbs anger and negative energy. Howlite also strengthens positive character traits, removing selfishness, rude behavior, and greed. Physically, Howlite can help with the absorption of calcium into the bones and teeth. It also assists in relaxing and releasing muscular tension.

 

Amethyst

Amethyst is a meditative and calming stone which works in the emotional, spiritual, and physical planes to promote calm, balance, and peace. It is also used to eliminate impatience. Emotionally, amethyst is used to help heal personal losses and grief. Amethyst has a gentle sedative energy that can promote peacefulness, happiness, and contentment. It also is said to bring emotional stability and inner strength, enhancing one's flexibility and cooperation.  Amethyst can also aid in getting rid of addictions as well as other destructive, compulsive behaviors.  

 

African Turquoise

The "Stone of Evolution", brings encouragement for growth, development and positive change within life itself. African turquoise opens the mind to new ideas, new possibilities and new existence. It is a stone that brings structure, balance and prosperity where it is due. African Turquoise can help to tame the “wild” soul. It helps one to find and determine a suitable path for the present time until a clear path reveals itself. This stone aids healing from depression, assisting a person in digging themselves out of a rut and allowing space for thought on new steps to take in order to develop a better, more positive outlook on life. This is a stone to help ease mood swings, encourage acceptance and soothe feelings of emotional aggravation. It  also helps to  lessen the affects of joint discomfort and improves overall flexibility. African Turquoise is also beneficial to kidney function and aids digestion. Lastly, this stone is especially good around babies and the young to encourage healthy growth and development overall. 

 

Until next time....Happy Holidays!

-Erin

 

 



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