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Also called Shaman Stones, Mochi Marbles, Moqui Balls©, or Maqui Marbles, these fascinating brown spheres are sandstone and iron concretions (a hard, solid accumulation of minerals) from the Navajo Sandstone in southeast Utah. The word “Moqui” comes from the Hopi language meaning “the dead” and it is said that the deceased ancestors of the Hopi people came to Earth to play with these “marbles” at sunset.

These brown and tan stony spheres are often used and sold in pairs. The spherical stones are considered female, and the ridged, flying saucer–shaped discs are considered male. Moqui Marbles can be held in each hand (female stone in left hand) to ground and protect the user and balance one’s energy.

Moqui Marbles are associated with the element of Earth and, as such, can give one a greater sense of belonging, either with people or the earth itself, without feeling stifled.

They are used for the protection of the home to guard against burglary, troublemakers, and natural occurrences such as lightning, fires and floods.

Hold a Moqui Marble in each hand before bedtime to ease the mind and alleviate insomnia.


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Physical and Metaphysical Properties for
Crystal Name:Moqui Marbles
Alternate Stone Name:Shaman Stones, Mochi/Moki Marbles
Affirmation:I am perfectly balanced.
Question:What makes you feel balanced?
Astrological Sign:Aquarius (January 20 to February 18), Aries (March 21 to April 19), Capricorn (December 22 to January 19), Libra (September 23 to October 22)
Primary Chakra:Root Chakra
Color:Brown, Tan (light brown)
Rarity:Fairly Uncommon
Mineral Class:NA
Crystal System:Amorphous
Hardness:4 to 5 Hardness
Numerical Vibration:Number 4, Number 6
Chemical Composition:Fe, Iron Concretions
Physical:Insomnia, Pain Relief
Emotional:Centering, Relationships
Spiritual:Balances Chakras, Grounding, Protection
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Posted on March 29, 2013
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I am going to order these Moqui Balls; they are not in my sign or vibration but I feel such a connection.  (Submitted by: MUGSY on April 05, 2021)
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