Ocean Jasper Old Stock Lucky Cats Carving Maneki Neko
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This Ocean Jasper Maneki Neko Lucky Cat is a rare find!
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 Ocean Jasper.
Here is a beautiful stone from Madagascar. "Ocean" Jasper, as it was located on the sea / coast off this amazing island.
With the deposit being located at the edge of the ocean, it could only be seen and collected from at low tide. This remote area had no roads so the rough material had to be transported by boat.
The mine / deposit was closed years ago as it had been completely depleted of Ocean Jasper. This stone is now and will become even more highly sought after for its extreme beauty.
Metaphysical and Healing properties of Ocean Jasper:
Jaspers of all kinds have long been attributed to magical powers in just about every culture known to man. Ocean Jasper is a stone of vivid imagination and boundless wonder. It radiates soft, kind energies that heal the heart and soul. It is an excellent stone for meditation and connecting with the grounded centered energies of Mother Earth. It is especially good for focusing healing intent on our planet and oceans.
This Old Stock Ocean Jasper Lucky Cat measures 1.625 x 1.25 x 1.125 inches.