This mala's metaphysical properties include:
- Inspires imagination
- Protects from negativity
- Helps relieve aggression
- Conjures patience
- Promotes perseverance
- $45 (6mm smooth)
- $55 (8mm smooth)
- $55 (6mm faceted)
- $65 (8mm faceted)
- $65 (6mm smooth)
- $75 (7mm smooth)
- $75 (5mm faceted)
- $85 (7mm faceted)
Mujaji is a rain Goddess of the Lovedu people in South Africa. She sent drought to Her people’s enemies but caused rain to fall on Her people. The Goddess Mujaji seldom appeared to human beings. She is said to reside in the Drakensberg Mountains. In times past, She was propitiated with sacrifices of cattle. She also ruled over purification and cleansed Her worshippers in preparation for ritual, and the people danced as an offering to Her. A rain doctor assists by seeking the cause of any droughts and performing rituals to remove obstacles that block rainmaking powers.
This 27 Bead Pocket mala is part of our Water Collection. This pocket mala is a quarter the size of a traditional 108 Bead Tibetan mala, it contains 27 beads plus 2 marker beads (not to be counted in meditation), and a guru bead and silk tassel. This particular mala is comprised of Labradorite, with Ornate Balinese Silver marker and guru beads. (Please note: I use high quality silver beads handcrafted by artisans in Bali. Due to supplier availability, exact design of guru bead may vary. If you'd like a sample of my current bead stock, please message me and I'll be happy to send you a photo with different available options). The tassel is 100% spun silk in variegated shades of gray and white. This pocket mala has been hand-knotted with silver color Nylon thread for its strength and durability, especially important when working with natural stones, as their hard edges can sometimes rub against and weaken other threads such as cotton or silk. All of our malas are hand-knotted between each bead, which protects your beads should the mala ever break. It also helps alleviate potential damage caused by beads rubbing against each other. If you are interested in seeing this pocket mala in a more affordable option with Grade A Labradorite, please see the link below!
This design features a scaled version of the same pattern used in our traditional tibetan full size malas, but is broken into three sections of 9 instead of 4 sections of 27. It is also available in a beautiful Triratna pattern emphasizing groupings of three (Please note that the Triratna pattern has marker beads between each set of 3, to be counted in meditation, and therefore does not feature extra uncounted marker beads). In addition to the sacred symbolism of the number 108 (and therefore the number 27), the number 3 is sacred in Buddhism as well. In Buddhism, the number 3 can be seen to represent the Three Jewels (the Triratna) that make up Buddhism. These are: The Buddha, The Dharma (The body of teachings that describe Buddhist doctrine and belief), and The Sangha (The group of people who follow the Buddha and his teachings).
If you are looking for a matching bracelet to wear without a tassel, please see the link below for our Intention Bracelets!
Note: This Pocket Mala is available with either 6mm or 8mm Smooth or Faceted beads. Some people choose to use them as travel size meditation malas at a compact quarter size of a full 108 beads, while other people prefer to wear them on their wrist to benefit from the metaphysical properties alone. Please keep in mind that because the thread is not elastic, this mala is not adjustable. Therefore, it may or may not fit over your fist to slide onto your wrist. Sizes are as follows:
6mm - 6.25" (inside diameter) - 7.5" (full length including tassel)
8mm - 9" (inside diameter) - 10.25" (full length including tassel)
Please note that due to the unique, hand-knotted nature of our jewelry, sizes may vary slightly from one piece to another. Please specify bead size, finish, and pattern preference (Standard or Triratna) during checkout.
Lore of the Inuit peoples claim Labradorite fell from the frozen fire of the Aurora Borealis, an ordinary stone that transforms to the extraordinary, shimmering in a mystical light that separates the waking world from unseen realms. Labradorite is also the most powerful protector of the mineral kingdom, creating a shielding force throughout the aura and strengthening natural energies from within. It protects against the negativity and misfortunes of this world, and provides safe exploration into alternate levels of consciousness and in facilitating visionary experiences from the past or the future. Labradorite is a member of the Feldspar family and is treasured for its remarkable play of color, known as labradorescence. The stone, usually gray-green, dark gray, black or grayish-white, is composed in aggregate layers that refract light as iridescent flashes of peacock blue, gold, pale green, or coppery red. The predominant blue varies within the light, displaying hues from deepest blue to various shades of pale, almost blue-green. Labradorite tempers the negative side of our personality, the traits and actions that rob our energy and may produce depression or shame. Labradorite calms an overactive mind and energizes the imagination, bringing in new ideas. It is a wonderful tool for returning joy and spontaneity back to one's life. It helps eliminate the emotional drain of daily routine or being weighed down by responsibility, and awakens a sense of adventure and change. Eskimo legend is that in a fit of passion over lost love a great warrior threw his sword into a stone wall which casued the stone to shatter. This released the Northern Lights and the stone turned into Labradorite.
Every natural substance has a unique vibration that creates an energy field, and metal is no exception. Throughout the world Silver is identified with the lunar manifestations of the Great Mother, the eternal goddess. Like the moon and water, Silver acts as a "mirror to the soul", allowing one to see deep within the self without judgment, bringing people calm and balance. Silver is used to 'draw down the moon' during lunar ceremonies, giving the wearer use of the moons energy and protecting them from negativity. Silver's connection to the spiritual life is seen in many traditional cultures where people live in union and carry deep respect for the earth. It is believed that wearing it brings one more harmony with the vibrations and flow of the universe. Silver's properties are strongest during the new and full moon. As Silver relates to the moon, so does it relate to the yin or feminine energies, and can help those who are too aggressive to bring peace into their awareness. As such, Silver also helps one to get in touch with their own emotions and intuition, by allowing the acknowledgment of one's inner voice instead of repressing it. It is used to conjure patience and perseverance to the wearer, and it is used extensively with gemstones due to the fact that the metal attracts and retains the qualities emitted by the stones. The metal is reflective, and as the moon reflects the light of the sun, so does silver reflect the energy of its wearer.In Norse mythology, the name Ægir translates to "ocean." Ægir and his wife Ran are seen as the animating powers of the ocean and it's various qualities. Ægir is often portrayed as a gracious host to the gods, and personifies the more benevolent aspects of the sea, while Ran seems to correspond to its more sinister aspects, usually mentioned in the context of growing unfortunate seafarers and dragging them down to the depths of the sea. Together the couple has nine daughters, often interpreted as being spirits of the waves.