Small Black Obsidian Turtle Totem Animal Carving with Mosaic Mixed Gemstone Inlay - Abalone Shell & Mahogany Obsidian

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 Mahogany Obsidian.

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 Mahogany Obsidian

Mahogany obsidian is a protective and sensual stone, devoted to keeping us from harm and enhancing our pleasure in life.  It shields from and deflects psychic attacks, removes blockages throughout the 3 Bodies, and provides a sense of stability and security. Mahogany Obsidian is a natural barrier against sources of spiritual trouble and prevents malicious entities or spirits from latching onto us. It blocks energy vampirism, keeping others from draining us mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. As a grounding stone, it gives us comfort and support, allowing us to remain centered and build appreciation, joy, and a love of ourselves from the inside out. Mahogany Obsidian is a stone that calls to our sensual confidence as well, helping us to be more accepting of our own desires and sexual magnetism.

Mahogany obsidian is characterized by a reddish-brown and black splotched surface, caused by small iron inclusions within the stone during its formation. As a Volcanic Glass, Mahogany Obsidian is a delicate material and can easily become chipped. Mahogany Obsidian is also known as Mountain Mahogany or Red Obsidian (although it should not be confused with Strawberry Obsidian, which is manmade).


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.



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