THE NUMEROLOGY OF 18
The essence of the number 18 symbolizes the welfare of humanity and it represents tolerance and compassion. A leader or highly motivated person who creates goals and encourages others to cooperate.
Numerology is the universal language of numbers and the study of how they can help provide information and insight about ourselves. If you ever see the same numbers over and over again, it is believed that there is a message for you coming from the universe - I use the term universe as a loose term for a guide or a sense of awareness. Feel free to replace this word with the guide or belief that best supports you - Sometimes we are simply drawn to specific numbers because they represent a significant personal experience. Next time you see a number popping up repeatedly, try googling the numerology of that number and it may guide you toward a better understanding of yourself or a personal experience you are going through.
Traditional uses of malas:
For thousands of years, a mala (or a mediation garland) has been used during ceremonial meditations. There are traditionally one hundred and eight beads and one guru bead, which is often larger, to provide a guiding stone to start your mantra, mediation, or breathing exercise.
RECLAIMED PARTS: The solid brass tag in this mala is from Newfoundland. It was used by my father for labeling pipes in his mechanical business. Brass is a combination of copper and zinc and it will tarnish beautifully over time.
STONES / WOOD SPECIES:
Tiger's Eye | sacral chakra Promotes mental clarity and brings awareness to situations requiring perspective-taking.
Prehnite | heart + solar plexus chakra Decluttering and letting go of material possessions. Soothes nightmares and phobias and stimulates dreams and memory.
Agate | all chakras Improves concentration, perspective, and analytical skills.
Sandalwood | third-eye chakra Stimulates awareness and supports meditation.