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She is The Autumn Woman, the Harvest Queen. Before The Crone and after The Mother, we have The Maga.
A modern interpretation of the seasonal cycles of womanhood now includes the Maga vision. An understanding of the privilege of living beyond motherhood, but still a significant way from becoming The Crone, the woman in her stage of menopause - the autumn of her womanhood - is the Maga.
To learn more about the Maga you must read this excellent blog by Jane Hardwicke Collings... "As I sit here perched on this transformational ‘Altar of Womanhood,’ somewhere in the midst of becoming the next version of me, I feel I can now speak to Her as an initiate… ".
The intention of this mala is to celebrate the harvest period of a woman's life, while supporting her physically and emotionally through the transition of menopause.
Citrine*: Stone of the Solar Plexus – the self centre, manifesting abundance, good health and bringing sunshine into your sense of self. Citrine is a celebration of nature and the stone of joy, uplifting one’s aspects to all the goodness in the world and the self. An excellent stone for energising and recharging the physical being, Citrine can help to balance the hormones and alleviate the menopausal symptoms of hot flashes and fatigue.
Rainbow Moonstone (inc. charm):The stone of the Goddess and the divine feminine energy, she connects a woman with the luna cycles and new beginnings. Moonstone brings connection to the ebb and flow of nature, gifting a stability to ride these cycles with grace and adaptability. A stone of intuition it promotes empathy and psychic abilities. She acts as a prism, diffusing positive energy throughout the aura, cleansing the mind and senses. It is a stone of the night and can encourage lucid dreaming as well as aid in restful sleep - simply set your intention with her in prayer before you sleep.
Rudraksha: Sacred meditation beads of the ancient yogis, they protect their wearers from negative thought patterns and bring peace to the sense of self. Believed to be the tears of Shiva that posses their very own high vibrational qualities, specifically in warding off unwanted negative energy and creating an auric force field, protecting their wearer from undesirable obstacles on their path.
Lepidolite: a premier stone of balance, it brings a calming frequency to the emotional body. Powerfully stabilising, it will soothe mood swings and bring balance to an overactive crown chakra.
Garnet: a regenerating stone, it revitalises, purifies and balances energy bringing serenity and passion. As the Maga woman experiences shifts in her hormonal balance, garnet continues to support the rising of the kundalini energy through the being. It encourages passion within relationships and is a wonderful sensual stimulator while bringing balance to sex drive and alleviating emotions of disharmony.
Flower of Life pendant:this symbol has been referenced in ancient texts and spiritualties throughout history. Its intricate circle pattern creates a perfect geometric mandala, combined to create a flower to represent life on earth. It embodies universal creation and represents the feminine.
This mala is made with 8mm gemstone beads and is complemented with gold plated accents and charm finishes from Jaipur, India. Hand knotted on 100% silk thread from Germany and made with so much love and intention by Emma in Australia. The mala YOU will receive will be made to order! Your name and its intention for you will be held in my mind as I string it, using the highest quality genuine, natural materials. Due to the unique nature of genuine gemstones, your mala may have some colour variations, but it will be made with the exact same materials and configuration as you see here.
* please note that the citrine charm in this version of the Maga Mala has sold out. A facet cut, gold bezel Rainbow Moonstone substitute is being used now which is just as beautiful!