Mala dedicated to the Goddess Cerridwen

Part of the Triple Goddess malas:
Eostre - Maiden
Gaia - Mother
Cerridwen - Crone

To the Welsh, Cerridwen is a triple Goddess - Maid, Mother and Crone - whose totem animal is the great white sow. She is associated with the moon, inspiration, poetry, prophecy, shape-shifting, and life and death. Cerridwen had two boys. One was beautiful and one was ugly. Because she wanted the ugly one to have something of his own, she made him a magical brew. The brew took a year and a day to complete and would make him inspired and brilliant. She set Gwion, her assistant, to watch the brew and bade him not to drink it. Accidentally, some drops of the brew splashed onto his hand and he put his hand in his mouth. Instantly he knew everything, including the fact that Cerridwen would seek his death. He ran away and she ran after him. After many shape-shiftings, he was swallowed by Cerridwen who gave birth to him nine months later.

Cerridwen's appearance in your life heralds a time of death and rebirth. Something is dying and needs to be let go of, so something new can be reborn. We know the earth's dance of death and rebirth as the seasons. Matter cannot be created or destroyed, but undergoes transformation. So do we. To live fully and in wholeness, we need to accept life in all that it is, which includes death and rebirth. Let go of what does not serve you and your wholeness.

(Taken from the Goddess Oracle)

Made with 6mm rudraksha seeds, Rhyolite, Labradorite, Prehnite, Serpentine, Clear Quartz, Moonstone, Rose Quartz and Lavender Amethyst.

The pendant is made from Rhyolite. This stone ignites the potential and creativity of the soul. It facilitates change without enforcing it, assists in fulfilling quests and facilitates knowing from a soul level. Strengthening soul, body, and mind, Rhyolite is immensely helpful when exploring the full extent of the self. It aids a deep state of meditation in which inner and outer journeys may be made. It is an excellent stone to keep you anchored in the present rather than harkening back to the past. Finally, Rhyolite enhances self-esteem, imparting strength to deal calmly with challenging life circumstances and brings awareness of one's own strength to balance and allow emotional release where appropriate.

Labradorite (above the pendant): Labradorite calms an overactive mind and energises 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. Labradorite is a powerful protector of the aura, preventing energy leakage, and others from tapping into and draining your personal energy.

Above this are the Prehnite beads. Prehnite is a serene stone of unconditional love. It enhances deep meditation and inner knowing, as well as prophecy and the ability to see the way forward for your spiritual growth.

These beads are interspersed with deep green Serpentine. Serpentine is an earthing stone that is meditation and spiritual exploration. Clearing the chakras and stimulating the crown chakra, it opens psychic abilities and helps you to understand the spiritual basis of life. This stone opens new pathways for kundalini energy to rise. Psychologically, it helps you to feel more in control of your life, correcting mental and emotional imbalances to assist conscious direction of healing energy toward problem areas.

Clear Quartz: Clear Quartz is the most powerful healing and energy amplifier. It absorbs, stores, releases, and regulates energy and is excellent for unblocking it. This stone works at a vibrational level, attuning itself to the specific energy requirements of the person needing healing. It takes the energy to the most perfect state possible, cleansing and enhancing the organs and subtle bodies to act as a deep soul cleanser.

Moonstone: The markers beads on either side are made from Rainbow Moonstone. Moonstone is a stone of 'new beginnings'. It is strongly connected to the moon and intuition and, like the moon, is reflective, reminding us that, as the moon waxes and wanes, so everything part of a cycle of change. It is powerful in it ability to calm the emotions. It makes the unconscious conscious, promoting intuition and empathy. The Rainbow Moonstone used in this piece intensifies your feminine 'Goddess' energy, holding within it the deep seated nature of feminine energy, which will help to balance the masculine-feminine vibrations within your body, and nurture your spirit. It activates the Kundalini energy in women and balances emotions in men.

Lavender Amethyst: This variety has a particularly high vibration. It stimulates and then calms the throat and heart chakras.

Rose Quartz: Rose Quartz aligns the heart chakra and encourages unconditional love of yourself, empathy and compassion for others and harnessing your creativity to live a life you love.

All beads are hand-knotted on a vibrant green cord.