This mala is made mostly with black onyx and black agate and shell accent beads.
Black Onyx is Self control, decision-making, intuition and protection. It helps to release mental stress, promote emotional well-being and protect you, as it absorbs negative energy of people. Black Onyx is associated with the planet Saturn, which will bring a positive vibe for those born in the shadow of the planet Saturn. In the Indian tradition it is said to help people to forget about their past relationships and bring people in tune with the present. Black onyx symbolize purity. According to ancient legend, the dark color of the stone is due to absorb much negative energy. Black onyx protects the wearer from draining of their personal energy. It is associated with the Root chakra and helps to ground and eliminate the unwanted energies.
For the guru bead I chose an artistically made hamsa. Hamsa is an ancient Middle Eastern amulet symbolizing the Hand of God. In all faiths it is a protective sign. It brings it’s owner happiness, luck, health, and good fortune.
The beads are 10mm in diameter. The full length of this mala, including guru bead is 29 inches.