Those that know me, know I love old religious iconography. I use saints & religious artifacts in my spellwork, & have no issues or qualms doing so. This beautiful rosary was deconstructed and reconstructed with a Mal’va Star centerpiece and then a beautiful Black Madonna of Czestochowa Relic Medal at the base. This medal is a very special as it contains a scrap of cloth behind it that was carried and has been touched to the shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa & thusly blessed.
In Slavic folklore the Mal’va symbolizes love for one’s land, for one’s parents and for one’s home. This star flower reminds us of our spiritual roots, and of one’s ancestors. The Mal’va (mallow) or eight-pointed star is formed by superimposing a straight cross (symbol of masculinity and the Sun) and an oblique cross (symbol of femininity and the Moon). The joining of these two entities naturally gives life. The full mallow is also known as the Mother’s Star. This is the symbol that is often seen in icons of the Virgin Mary.
The octagonal star is one of the most popular geometric motifs in Ukrainian embroidery. 8 is not a haphazard number. Biophysicists say that such a star – octahedron – is the model of an energy field built around any living organism. The human zygote undergoes its first cell division, forming 8 cells, 8 energy flows, which then shape the physical and spiritual essence of the embryo.
Her image (Our Lady of Częstochowa) juxtaposes several ideals of womanhood: a powerful, heavenly queen, a suffering mother, a perfect nurturer…(the) scars a sign of suffering she shares with her worshippers. ~ Trochimczyk,
Black Madonna of Częstochowa will hear the calls of those with depression, one who is searching to fill the void, women with fertility & menstruation issues, & people that need her guidance. She is a healer & the light at the end of a dark tunnel although she appears blackened and burned by fire she is filled with answers.
Can be used to connect to Black Madonna through ritual & mediation work.
Only 20 were made and when they are gone they are gone.