Year of the Metal Ox Mala Necklace with Red Tiger Eye ~ Garnet and Hematite Ox Pendant

108 x 6mm prayer beads

Red Tiger’s Eye, also known as Ox Eye, carries all of the properties of Tiger Eye (see below) with an emphasis on passion. It is believed to have a stimulating effect on sex drive as well as metabolism. It aids motivation and drive in pursuing your goals. It also emphasizes grounding, especially during times of duress and traditionally is believed to strengthen the blood, making it a perfect motivator for the Yesr of the Metal Ox, which runs through February 2022. Also great for anyone born in the year of the ox, or looking to align with Ox attributes of strength, passion, persistence, determination and loyalty.

Tiger’s Eye is an ancient talisman, mysterious, powerful, and revered. It is thought to grant a wearer the ability to observe in an all knowing sense – to master witness consciousness. Egyptians chose tiger eye for the eyes in their deity statues to express divine vision, and it was believed to provide the protection of the sun and earth combined. Tiger’s Eye brings courage, chivalry, and right use of power. It has been a stone of prosperity and good fortune, protecting one’s wrath and mirroring back malice or threats from others.

Garnet may help cleanse the mind, body, spirit and is believed to increase in vitality. Garnet also offers a protective shield to help raise the vibration around you and keep out invasive negative energies. Its higher vibration may also help to improve and rekindle relationships, especially the friendship side. It may help kindle the kundalini energy which may help with meditation and in stimulating creative energy.

Hematite is a very grounding, stabilizing stone that helps balance the root chakra. Hematite also brings protection by absorbing negative energy and is often associated with Archangel Michael, the Angel of Protection. It promotes focus and concentration, and is believed to help ease worries and fears. Historically Hematite has been used in the treatment of blood issues.

Universally, the Ox symbolizes stability, perseverance, fertility and power. Ox energy is believed to guard against procrastination and can support you in working steadily to reach goals, no matter what challenges may arise. In Chinese astrology, the Ox, an Earth sign, is one of the twelve signs of the zodiac and is associated with qualities of hard work, steadiness, humility, kindness, leadership and prosperity. The Ox is believed to have special healing powers, and as with the alchemy of Metal, under certain conditions its energies can be transformational. Throughout Asia, people are known to rub statues of the Ox wherever they have ailments.

2021 is considered to be the year of the Metal Ox in Chinese astrology. The year is believed to be one in which hard work will be a central theme and will earn you the most success. It is believed that keeping your surroundings clean and tidy will contribute greatly to feelings of well-being. The Ox represents patience and slow plodding, rather than sudden change, and Feng Shui experts suggest that 2021 is a year to hold off on making major decisions.