Octopus Mala

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This octopus mala has a beautifully artisan crafted pewter octopus guru bead with red jasper, black onyx and howlite gemstone beads.

This mala was designed to help one get through any obstacle in life with grace, strength and patience. The eight limbs of the octopus are a symbol of the eight limbs of yoga practice, which are part of the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali.

The octopus symbolizes grace and flexibility due to their natural ability to maneuver through the ocean without strain. They are highly intelligent, strategic beings who utilize their secrecy to survive and thrive. The octopus is also associated with intelligence, insight, vision, mystery and illusion.


Red Jasper is called the stone of fairness and justice because its energy is used to decrease injustice and help in unfair situations. It’s energy is said to have a stabilizing effect, and help you take all of your energy and use it in a balanced manner. All jaspers bring in the energy of gentleness, comfort, and relaxation and are known as nurturing stones. It brings peace to endings, whether it be the end of a relationship, the end of a situation, or something else. Because of this, in addition to its general energy of peace, it is a good stone for healing grief.

Black Onyx provides protection and strength while helping one banish grief, enhance self-control and encourage happiness and good fortune. It balances the energies of the body, promoting vigor and stamina and beneficial to healthy bones and blood.

Howlite reduces negative emotions and enhances positive character traits and patience. It reduces stress and anger, stimulating the imagination and encourages emotional expression. It aids in creativity and it a great stone to place next to your bed for deep sleep. Known as the stone of awareness it can aid in releasing attachments and letting go of the past.


  • 8mm natural gemstone mala beads
  • pewter octopus guru bead
  • hand-made black silk tassel
  • knotted on black cord
  • 39″ length
  • Designed & crafted by Liz Nichols in Seattle, WA


Options: To add a charm to the tassel or back of your mala, select one here.


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