Twin Malas, Celebrating All That Is Female
I rarely make two malas the same or quite the same as these two were, and I had some romantic notion as to why that would come about, my mind thinking “there must be twins out there needing this, or a mother/daughter relationship, or soul mates, something, but it seems that I was making it more complicated than it was.
It was simply that there were two women out there that needed this mala though I did not know this at the time, I love how the Universe directs me.
As I made this mala, or should I say the mala directed me, I had the immense feeling of celebration for the Divine Feminine, the power of our sacred womb, the very essence of our womanhood, the red knots between each bead like the flow of blood through our veins until we come to the chalice, our womb. This beautiful piece of veined agate when held up to the light looks very flesh like in a beautiful way, to me symbolizing the womb.
Why The Word Chalice?
Vessels are classic symbols of feminine matter. Of the many vessels symbolizing feminine containment, one that is particularly dear to Christians is the chalice or grail, the highest level of spiritual development and heavenly and earthly happiness. The female body is a vessel which receives sperm and produces eggs. A womb is a vessel within a vessel, the cradle of life that receives, holds, nurtures, and protects a growing embryo. A breast is a vessel which creates and dispenses milk. A skull is a vessel containing the brain, itself a vessel teeming with creative potential. In Christianity, Mary is a vessel for new spiritual life.
Wicca and Neopaganism And The Word Chalice
The chalice, cauldron or cup is a symbol of the Goddess, the womb and the female reproductive organs. It also represents water which is a female element and the feminine qualities of intuition, subconscious, psychic ability and gestation.
As this mala formed, it became like an Egyptian Goddess, full of riches, the riches of femininity, graceful, mysterious yet holding a power within.
The crystals that came about this in this piece are Agate and Pink Fossil Coral, the healing properties of which are:
Historically, Agate has been discovered with the artefacts of Neolithic people and was used as healing amulets and ornamentation dating back to Babylon. Its medicinal uses continued through the ancient Greek and Egyptian civilizations and spread throughout Africa and the Middle East into Russia.
Agate promotes inner stability, composure, and maturity. Its warm, protective properties encourage security and self-confidence. It is a great crystal to use during pregnancy. Agate also helps new mothers avoid the “baby blues” sometimes experienced after giving birth, and an Agate jewel worn between the breasts encourages lactation.
Agate stops the burning desires for things we do not need and assists those juggling commitments or multiple jobs. It helps writers express ideas in marketable form, and helps young children learn to walk and not fall as they get older. [Eason, 305] Agate also promotes marital fidelity.[Meloldy, 82]
Agate is useful as a protection amulet when travelling, and is especially effective against traffic accidents. [Megemont, 16]
Pink Fossil Coral
Fossil Coral is said to be a gift from the stars that are used to enhance telepathic communication with other realms and dimensions. The Quartz qualities in fossils make them perfect tools for working on past life memories. Quartz is known as a recorder of time and events.
Coral Fossil is also helpful for promoting inner peace and quieting disruptive thoughts. It can be used for opening the gateway for communications with dead relatives and for receiving insights into some of the infinite Universal knowledge.
The word Coral is derived from the ancient Greek word “korallion”. Historically, this word was used to describe the precious red coral from the Mediterranean.
The Coral is a branching skeleton-like structure built by polyp-bearing marine animals that live in colonies and are found throughout the world in the seas and oceans from freezing polar regions to equatorial reefs and at all depths. The branches are generally 20-40 cm in height and up to 6 cm thick.
Coral is a traditional gift for the expectant mother or newborn as a protective amulet. Coral comes from the sea and is associated with emotional healing because of its watery home. It is also considered a bolster remedy for physical disorders involving blood and bones, nourishing blood cells and strengthening the skeleton.
The other interesting thing is that I was the International Women’s Day had evaded my radar, however, these malas happened to be birthed on this day and within 12hrs of this had been snapped up by two beautiful women, one of whom is very happy to show herself adorned with her mala below. Thank you, you are a total Goddess!
To quote Eliott when she got back home with her mala (and she doesn’t mind me doing this), she said:
“I had a glorious day thank you. I was admiring my mala and thinking how good it looked. It’s beautiful. The veins in the light shine in front of my throat. My son just walked in and said ‘wow mum that’s so beautiful and it so suits you!!’ I feel like an Egyptian Queen seriously! LOVE IT!! “
This for me is what I adore about making these malas, these pieces that find their Spirit Owners and how they feel when they wear them, just total bliss and I feel ever so grateful every moment that I get to do this.
Crystal blessings to you all, Justine xxx
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