You will receive one turtle totem measuring approximately 1.9" x 1.3" across (including legs and head), and approximately 0.8" tall. These sizes are approximate and may vary by small amounts as each turtle is hand-made. These turtles feature mosaic inlay, and each is slightly different due to the nature of this process.
This turtle’s shell was made with natural Abalone Shell and Gold Sheen Obsidian (manmade).
Shape of the Turtle
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, Meanings, & Uses 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.
Metaphysical Properties, Meanings, & Uses of Gold Sheen Obsidian
Gold Sheen Obsidian is an ethereal & esoteric stone that brings out the celestial power within. The stone is precious for work with meditation as it facilitates communion with your astral self. Gold Sheen Obsidian assists in opening the Third Eye and helps you have more lucid dreams and visions. For those who work with angelic paths, Gold Sheen Obsidian is a lively stone that helps you appreciate the blessings and gifts that you have in all areas of your life. It is truly a stone for cultivating a grateful and open state of mind, and seeing the positive in every situation.
Gold Sheen Obsidian is a dark, man-made stone with a golden or champagne-colored shine beneath the surface of the stone. This shine may show up brilliantly when the stone is turned one way and the other, or it may manifest as a lighter series of diffuse flecks within the Obsidian. It is sometimes known as Golden Obsidian for this reason.
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.