Shape of the Turtle
You will receive one gemstone turtle, measuring approximately 2.0" x 1.3" across (including legs and head), and approximately 1.0" tall.
This gemstone turtle was carved of Black Obsidian, and features a mosaic inlay shell made of Abalone Shell, and Red Howlite (dyed).
Turtles have long been a symbol of strong protection and perseverance, patience, and wisdom. It is a creature whose slow pace reminds us to take time and care with each task, ensuring that we accomplish the highest successes possible. The strength of its shell is both a shield against hardships and a safe, nurturing home. By honoring and connecting with the Turtle, we take on the wisdom of long years and slow deliberation, as well as the endurance to pursue those things we know to be meaningful.
Metaphysical Properties of Black Obsidian
Obsidian is a volcanic glass gemstone which clears negativity as well as voids and blockages from your aura and 3 bodies. it dissolves the negative clouds of energy and allows you to return to your most naturally positive self. It is also a protective stone that will safeguard you from psychic attacks and the negative attention of others. Obsidian surrounds you with its natural shield and keeps your mind clear of ailing energy.
Obsidian is a natural volcanic glass, and depending on the minerals found in it, it may exhibit splotches of other colors, or be a completely different shade. Black Obsidian is the most common, to the point that the word “obsidian” is synonymous with the color black.
Metaphysical Properties of Howlite
Howlite is a stone that relieves stressful energy and helps you to find your inner calm. It is a stone that soothes the mind and helps you to settle differences in your life, allowing you to let go of the “little things”. This stone absorbs negative energies and dark thoughts, providing Mental focus and better perspective to grow your ideal future. Howlite dissolves ambient negativity from outside sources as well, guarding against selfish actions and instilling compassion. It is the stone to work with if you find yourself in a persistently “bad mood” or must interact on a regular basis with people who put out “Bad Vibes”, as it helps to soothe the temper and allows you to maintain a baseline which is more centered and unruffled.
Howlite is a white or ivory stone with grey veins or stripes throughout. Depending on its source, it may also have brown or yellow-ish portions. Often it is dyed bright colors, with each shade being associated with a different chakra: Maroon Howlite : Root Chakra ; Red Howlite : Sacral Chakra ; Lime Howlite : Heart Chakra ; Blue Howlite : Throat Chakra ; Navy Howlite : Third Eye Chakra
Metaphysical Properties of Abalone Shell
Abalone is a powerful spiritual healing agent which is beautifully complemented by the colors of the ocean. It's connection to the Water Element makes abalone a cleansing force for all 3 bodies and will aid you in gaining greater strength and power in your pursuits in life. It has long been a part of indigenous traditions and rituals for emotional healing & cleansing as well as a vessel for offerings during prayers. The metaphysical properties of abalone tie it well to the paths of Elemental work with water and rituals for cleansing and restoration.
Shells can be used as vessels for offerings to ancestor or guiding spirits, or as a conduit for sacred feminine energy. The shape of the shell, like that of the chalice, has long been associated with feminine energy and the Mother aspect of the Triple Goddess. Traditionally, Abalone Shells are also used for holding palo santo wood, sage, or incense when burning.