Mala dedicated to the Goddess EostreChant Malas
Part of the Triple Goddess malas:
Eostre - Maiden
Gaia - Mother
Cerridwen - Crone
'The Germanic Goddess of fertility, agriculture and spring, Eostre, or Eastre, was celebrated with the ritual lighting of dawn fires as a protection for the crops. She symbolises springtime, new growth, and rebirth. Once, when the Goddess was late in coming, a little girl found a bird close to death from the cold and turned to Eostre for help. A rainbow bridge appeared and Eostre came, clothed in her red robe <represented by Garnet in this piece> of warm, vibrant sunlight which melted the snows. Spring arrived. Because the little bird was wounded beyond repair, Eostre changed it into a snow hare <represented by the white Howlite) who then brought rainbow eggs. As a sign of spring, Eostre instructed the little girl to watch for the snow hare to come to the woods.' (Amy Sophia Marashinsky, The Goddess Oracle)
PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE NATURAL ELEMENTS OF THIS PIECE THE APPEARANCE OF THE PENDANT WILL DIFFER TO THAT IN THE IMAGE. THANKS! :-)
Rhyolite: 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.
Moss Agate: Moss Agate is a stabilising stone strongly connected with nature, Moss Agate is said to refresh the soul and enable you to see the beauty in all you behold. It is a stone of new beginnings and release from blockages or spiritual fetters. Moss Agate can act with a dual purpose. It helps intellectual people access their intuitive feelings and, conversely, assists intuitive people in channeling their energy in practical ways. It is also excellent for promoting self-expression and communication.
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.
Rudraksha Seeds: The bead of Rudraksha has Ayurvedic qualities and its bark leaves and outer shell of the beads all are used to cure various ailments like mental disorders, headache, fever, skin diseases, and also to heal the wounds. Wearing and worshipping Rudraksha is beneficial to the nervous system, it controls blood pressure, paves towards mental stability, removal of stress and helps one to retain a healthy body.
Howlite: Howlite is an extremely calming stone, linking to spiritual dimensions, opening attunement and preparing the mind to receive wisdom and insights. Howlite formulates ambitions, both spiritual and material, and aids in achieving them, teaching patience and the helping to eliminate rage and uncontrolled anger.
Serpentine: This is an earthing stone that aids meditation and spiritual exploration. It opens new pathways for the kundalini energy to rise and assists the retrieval of wisdom, raining memory of past lives. Serpentine helps you to feel more in control of your life, correcting mental and emotional imbalances and assisting conscious direction of helping energy towards problem areas.
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.
All of these are strung on spring green cord with soothing, fragrant Sandalwood beads.