The meanings are extracted from “The Dzi beads Handbook”

Many people look for the meanings of the number of “eyes” on a Dzi stone when collecting. But there are also many Dzi stones that have symbols or images on them too. These are also attributed with special focused abilities. Here are a few….

Lotiform Magic Cap Dzi Bead: Is actually an elaborate name for the dharma hat. “Lotiform” refers to a semblance of lotus petal, and “magic cap” is really an an exaggerated name which some people used to refer to a holy object. The 6 “magic caps” or otherwise simplified dharma hat motifs on this Dzi bead are symbols of holy protection. As such, this Dzi bead is a spiritual object or talisman. “Dharma” means “protection”. By practicing Buddha’s teachings we protect our self from suffering and problems. All the problems we experience during daily life originate in ignorance, and the method for eliminating ignorance is to practice Dharma. Practicing Dharma and “wearing” the Dharma hat is the method for improving the quality of our human life. The quality of life depends not upon external development or material progress, but upon the inner development of peace and happiness which Dharma bestows on us. For example, in the past many Buddhists lived in poor and underdeveloped countries, but they were able to find pure, lasting happiness by practicing what Buddha had taught.

Lotus Buds Dzi Bead: (Represented by hearts) 4 Lotus Buds and 2 Holy eyes: Promote Popularity, Improve Good Aura, Enhance Love and Attract All Auspicious Signs to the Owner. Obstacles faced by the Owner will be netted by the `s unique pattern and Popularity and Good Interpersonal Relationships will be replaced in its place. This item is widely sought for its Popularity properties. Lotus buds represent budding enlightenment. Illuminates filth and all forms of negativity so that one sees and identifies it rather than become complacent with the negative. Lotus buds hold the potential that is just waiting to blossom forth.

Lotus Dzi Bead: Wishes for a pretty appearance and pleasant character with mental tranquility. Also read Lotus flower Dzi Bead. It is believed that the double lotus Dzi bead will help to promote the purity, calmness and charisma of its owner. It will also energize the relationships of the owner with the people around him and enhances his standing with them. This Dzi bestows attractiveness, calmness and purity. It cleanses the body and mind, and enhances human relationships.

Lotus Flower Dzi Bead: The lotus flower is a water flower, which grows from some of the filthiest conditions. Conditions that would kill other lilies and flowers allow the lotus flower to bring forth beautiful blooms. The message of the lotus flower is to remind us that beauty can grow and thrive even in the filthiest of conditions. Beauty can be found any where. The lotus flower helps to generate for its owner pure mood and peaceful life. This bead is popular for its protection for you from all filth, negative forces & the evils & gives you peace. In short, Lotus Dzi purifies mental status, enlightens one’s understanding towards Buddhism, help ensures the safety and health of human body. The lotus symbolizes the flower of Buddhism. In Buddhism, the lotus can symbolize many things, including spiritual unfoldment, purity, which is the true nature of beings realized through enlightenment, and compassion, which is also known as the purified form of passion. The water lotus Dzi bead is said to purify our mental state, heighten our Buddhist nature and sustain our good health. A Lotus Dzi Bead possesses the power to purify the mind & heart in which will lead to a calm & clear mind. Recommended Dzi bead for decision makers & those in seek for higher attainment of mindfulness and it brings the good fortune and wisdom to the carrier. Also read description of Lotus Dzi bead.

Lotus Flower Dzi Bead (double): The double Lotus Dzi Bead possesses the power to purify the mind & heart which will lead to a calm & clear mind. The double lotus flower magnifies the power and strength of the lotus flower Dzi bead. This Dzi bead is recommended for decision makers and those who seek for higher attainment of mindfulness. It brings the good fortune and wisdom to the owner. Also read both Lotus Flower and Lotus Dzi Bead.

Medicine Buddha or Medicine Dzi Bead: After the conversion to Buddhism the beads are called “Medicine Buddha Dzi Bead”. Prior to the conversion to Buddhism they were simply called “Dzi Medicine Bead”. Is one of the thread beads. The medicine Buddha has only one thread of color usually white around the center of a round or oblong bead usually black or carnelian in color. On occasion the thread will appear to be more like a band of color. In this instance the band represents wealth as well as healing abilities. The banded beads are comfort beads. The thread beads are healing beads. There is believed to be twelve medicine Buddhas. Each of the medicine Buddhas have a different responsibility when working with humanity. Many of the healer Dzi beads are intended for use by healers rather than for the lay person. It is believed that healers have different needs for their personal healing due to the fact that they use their energy continually to assist with the healing of mankind. The medicine Buddhas assist the healing of the healer so that they may do more for humanity with greater clarity. It is believed that anxiety comes from knowing you have karma that you are not working off quickly enough. One function of the medicine Buddhas is to assist with guilt the greatest disease and disease creator of all. Other functions of the Medicine Buddha are to bring back the laughter and the lightness. Medicine Buddhas help to take care of some of the dreary mundane day to day requirements that healers are responsible for in their personal lives so that their thoughts may be with healing of humanity. If one seeks to use the power of the medicine Buddha Dzi bead merely to shirk their responsibilities it will backfire and cause havoc with the persons life. It will also garner severe karma. Before aligning oneself with the medicine Buddha one should search their self and know where their ego is at. They should also be sure that their heart is open and flowing freely with life and love.

Money Hook Dzi Bead: Looks like a figure S. It is believed that the lucky S hook will bring happiness, wealth and prosperity to its owner. It will enhance its owner’s ability to accumulate wealth by crystallizing money-making opportunities for him. More importantly, it also will ensure that the wealth will be retained within his control and not slip away.

Monsignor Dzi Bead: Looks like a stick figure. Bead is for strength, sense of wholeness and protection. Monsignor Dzi is believed to render mental support for hard-workers, removes obstacles and bad luck ahead in the way. Helps to keep the mind agile and healthy. Can assist with memory and cognition.

Mountain, Peak or Hill Dzi Bead: The symbol of the hills peaks or mountains are likened to great support as afforded by the mountains mammoth stability, and along with the elimination of bad luck and obstacles. Can help to create all forms of support for almost any situation. Helps to impart strength and focus for accomplishing that which needs to be done. The motif of the mountain is denoted by one hill shape over another hill. This Dzi symbolizes courage in face of all things and the commitment to surge forward gallantly. The mountain is represented usually by one larger hump outline with other symbols under it often. Peaks are generally symbolized by two or three pointed but slightly rounded lines one over the other. Hills are represented by the outline of a small or short hump. The mountain often times is pictured with two eyes. This combination represents success and strength for the home, family, and marital relationships. The hill often times represents obstacle or getting over obstacle. Peak is almost always involved with career accomplishment and support. All three represent strength, stability, support. Also represent path, life, and choices.

Multi Banded Dzi Bead: (Three bands) Multiple Fortunes, and Wish Fulfilling Talisman. Read also striped Dzi beads.

Nectar Dzi Bead: Also called Nectar bottle. The nectar bead is a heart with a cross coming out of the top of it. Prevents death due to back luck, perfects your virtues establishment, helps owner to roll in wealth and gain longevity. Assists in bringing the “good things of life”, the milk and honey to life. Nectar is the milk and honey for one’s life. Assists in attracting the sweet things to the owner’s life. All the good things, the great things one would desire for their life are brought to the owner of the nectar Dzi bead. This Dzi bead assists in opening doors, and making the path easy. Generates “feasting” on life. Assists life in becoming “better than you could ever imagine!” The bead can assist the owner in gaining charisma and presence with others.

Nectar Bottle & Longevity Motif Dzi Bead: Nectar bottle with turtle shell pattern with six cells: Symbolizes health and longevity, while each cell encloses a nectar bottle. Generates well being and increases growth in all virtues, as the nectar motif is the focus of all goodwill and induces the gathering of auspiciousness and general fortune. This Dzi bead can assist the owner in bringing the good things of life.