This Mala has 108 beads plus one head “guru” bead and color matched tassel. It is 22 inches long on one side, or 44 inches long all the way around, and each bead is 8 mm.
Nava-Graha Agate is a balancing and protecting stone. It brings laughter and absorbs emotional pain. It is used to help with decision making by balancing the physical, emotional, and mental so that it is easy to make decisions. It also helps one stay focused. It is generally a protective stone, but is particularly emotionally protective.
It has been said by some to promote laughter, and provide protection against absorbing too much emotional pain. Because of its balance between having quartz and other lesser frequency components within the one entity it is able to be of help to many chakras at one time. So in addition to helping one ground, speak, and have creative speech, it also helps the heart muscle stay strong. And because of the often confusing patterns of quartz and other minerals within this stone it has been said to aid the wearer with self defense against those wishing to do them harm, especially of the emotional kind.
Apparently, when another wishes to do harm to the wearer of this stone, the energy of the wearer will align with the quartz which then is “hidden” within the other minerals which provides a type of stealth “cover” of sorts. This is why those who wish to do harm sync with stones of a lower frequency. Because their thoughts are of a lower frequency the two energies cannot integrate, and the negative thoughts become trapped between the layers and then dissipated to the earth’s energies.
This stone is also known as “Crazy-Lace” or “Mexican” Agate.