Kambaba Jasper Lucky Cat Maneki Neko Carving
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This Green Moss Agate Maneki Neko Lucky Cat would make a great gift for the cat lover.
This is the legend of the Maneki Neko:
In the 17th century, there was a rundown and poverty-stricken temple in Tokyo. The temple's priest was very poor, but he shared what little food he had with his pet cat, Tama.
One day, a wealthy and important man was caught in a storm while hunting and he took refuge under a big tree near the temple. While he waited for the storm to pass, the man noticed a cat beckoning him to come inside the temple gate. This was so startling that he left the shelter of the tree to have a closer look at this unusual cat. At that moment, the tree was struck by lighting.
As a result, the wealthy man became friends with the poor priest, and the temple became prosperous. The priest and his cat never went hungry again.
When Tama died he was buried in the Goutokuji Temple's cat cemetery with respect and love, and the Maneki Neko was made in honor of him. Place A Maneki Neko in your place of business, or your home to bring in good luck and visitors.
Maneki Neko is Japanese for "beckoning cat." The message he's holding says "Please come in. You are welcome!" and he is beckoning you with his paw.
This Lucky Cat is hand carved from Moss Agate.
Metaphysical and Healing properties of Agate:
Agate helps with the healing of wounds both emotional & physical. It acts to enhance the achievement of personal goals and the acquisition of prosperity. Being an Earth Stone it intensifies the ability to communicate with nature spirits and the grounding of one's spiritual energies within the physical body. Agate can be used for love, mental clarity, and good luck. Agate can also be used to facilitate immense strength, to assist one in diversification in fields of endeavor, and to promote meditative states and astral projection. It is an honored stone of the shaman of South America, serving as a pathway leading both to and from other worlds. This is stone everyone should have for protection. Agate is a great stone for protection from bad dreams. It also helps protect from stress and energy drains. Agate is one of the oldest stones in recorded history and they have been used in jewelry since Biblical Babylonian times.
This Carved Moss Agate Lucky Cat measures 1.625 x 1.25 x 1 inches.