A malais a set of beads commonly used by Hindus and Buddhists for keeping count while reciting, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra or the name or names of a deity. Full malas are made with 108 beads and a guru bead. The number 108 has spiritual significance as it is believed that we have 108 lines of energy in our bodies which converge to form theanahata,or the heart chakra. A quarter mala has 27 stones, allowing the user to move over the stones 4 times to complete their Japa meditation.
This mala is made with 6mm Picture Jasper and Moss Agate beads and a Picture Jasper guru stone carved to look like a leaf. The mini cotton tassel is forest green and the piece is strung on forest green C-lon thread, hand knotted between each stone.
Picture Jasper gives us the chance to see the bigger picture and move forward with courage and confidence, such as to begin a new business venture without the fear of failure. A stone of creative visualization, Picture Jasper can be an aide in bringing your goals and dreams into reality. It supports the Root and Third Eye chakras as well as Leo and Capricorn zodiac signs.
Moss Agate is strongly connected with nature. It refreshes your soul and enables you to see the beauty around you. It is a stone of wealth and attracts abundance, promotes self-expression and communication. It has been used by midwives to lessen labor pains and ease delivery. It supports the Heart chakra and Virgo zodiac sign.