Mala dedicated to the Goddess Asherah of Israel
Part of the 6mm 'mini mala' collection.

'Asherah, a Caananite goddess of moral strength, offers to lend support and insight when we are faced with inequality or overwhelming odds. In art, she is often depicted simply as an upright post supporting the temple. This is a fitting representation, since her name means 'straight'. Traditionally, Asherah is a mother figure often invoked at planting time, embodying a kind of benevolent, fertile energy that can reinforce just efforts and good intentions. Beyond this she is also an oracular goddess, specifically for predicting the future.' (P. Telesco, Goddess 365)

Pink Opal: Pink Peruvian Opal is a stone of love and gentleness. It brings energies of gentle love and kindness to both romantic relationships and relationships of other kinds. As with other opals, it also brings inspiration, imagination and creativity. It can help release inhibitions and brings happy dreams. It also eases the process of change.

Garnet: Garnet energises and regenerates to balance energy, bringing serenity and passion by inspiring love and devotion. It soothes the root chakra and represents the fertile lands given to us by Gaia.

Amazonite: Amazonite relates to the heart chakra and empowers one to search the self and discover one’s own truths and integrity, and to move beyond fear of judgment or confrontation with others to live in alignment with those beliefs and values. It provides the freedom to express one’s thoughts and feelings, and to set strong and clear boundaries, both internally as self-discipline, and externally on what one is willing to experience or in defining personal space.

Amethyst: Amethyst is known to protect against ‘poisons’. It is known to help insomnia as well as guard against guilty and fearful feelings. Meditating upon Amethyst increases positive spiritual feelings. Amethyst balances and connects the physical, mental and emotional bodies, linking them to the spiritual. It cleanses the aura and transmutes negative energy, and stimulates the throat and crown chakras. The lavender Amethyst used in this piece has a particularly high vibration. It stimulates and then calms the throat and heart chakras.

Kyanite: Kyanite is excellent for attunement and meditation. It is tranquillising and a powerful transmitter and amplifier of high frequency energies, stimulating psychic abilities and the intuition. Kyanite instantly aligns the chakras and subtle bodies, clearing the pathways and meridians. As this stone does not hold negativity, it never requires cleaning. It unblocks one's truth, removing fears and blockages. Opening the throat chakra, this stone encourages self-expression and communication. It cuts through ignorance and opens to spiritual and psychological truth.

Prehnite: This stone is excellent for enhancing visualisation and inner knowledge, inducing a meditative state state when needed and increasing your sense of serenity, restoring your trust in nature. It is also highly protective, strengthening the life force and stimulating energy whilst calming the wearer in order to prevent over-stimulation.