Charms and tassel caps offer a way to completely customize your mala. Charms can be added to the tassel band as you're wrapping it, or strung on the cord as you secure the tassel. Tassel caps are strung onto the cord right before securing the tassel. The top of your tassel should fit snugly inside the cap.
The Western Astrological chart is very different than the Vedic chart- your sign may not even be the same! Maybe you identify with your Western sign or have found something intriguing in the Vedic Birth Chart and want to honor that in your mala. Below are the Western chart dates. If you're unsure of your Vedic signs, you can request a chart reading!
- Aquarius: January 20 - February 18
- Pisces February 19 - March 20
- Aries March 21 - April 19
- Taurus April 20 - May 20
- Gemini May 21 - June 20
- Cancer June 21 - July 22
- Leo July 23 - August 22
- Virgo August 23 - September 22
- Libra September 23 - October 22
- Scorpio October 23 - November 21
- Sagittarius November 22 - December 21
- Capricorn December 22 - January 19