This is an arrival from India … a 4.8 oz, 2.45” by 2” by 0.95” king cobra jasper palmstone, beautifully polished. The stone is covered with orbs of deep gold, cream and pale dove-gray. The orbs rather loosely resemble the scales of the snake. With a loupe, you will see that the orbs are rimmed with teeny crystals. There is a strange inclusion on one side! She warms quickly in the hand and is often called the “Counselor’s Stone”.
The king cobra is the largest and most dangerous of the venomous snakes in the world. It’s bite, left untreated, will result in death within half an hour. Although not considered an aggressive snake, the female will vigorously protect her nest and both sexes will similarly defend their territory. Like any animal, if attacked, any snake will defend. Native to India and Southeast Asia, the king cobra is India’s national reptile and many cultures consider it a Spirit Animal.
All this made me wonder why a beautiful and soothing stone would be named after such a dangerous reptile! Working with her, she instills balance and discernment. Acting too quickly can be “deadly” but then it can also be a necessary defense. Cobra shows assistance in determining when/if to act. In a sense, she isn’t a “counselor’s Stone” but more a “Devil’s Advocate Stone” I found the process of working through a decision with her gentle, peaceful and pleasant. I certainly didn’t get the image of a deadly snake … as if I was talking to a BFF who helped me see both sides of the issues. She is a very, very powerful Spirit and a must-have addition to your working crystals.
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Gold, Cream and Dove-Gray King Cobra Jasper Polished Palmstone