This Universal Tortoise pendant is made exclusively from bronze and combines the powerful images of bagua trigrams, the heavenly universal tortoise, 12 horoscopes and other powerful symbols to expel bad forces, threatening situations, health problems, career issues and malevolent stars. It has the power required as a strong antidote to address killing energies and evil forces. It is often used as a cure for more difficult situations, complicated problems and misfortunes. This potent pendant will bless one with good tidings and safety. In the centre of the mandala is the tortoise. In the heart of the tortoise contains the famous magic square consisting of the numbers 1 to 9. This magic square forms the basis of the arrival of good and bad energy. Surrounding the magic square are the Eight Trigrams. Each of them contained yin and yang lines and the combination derives individual meanings of the bagua that we are familiar with, for example chien, li, dui etc. Next, the 12 Zodiac Animals surrounds the bagua and each one assigned with its own direction in the bagua. The 12 zodiacs are rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. These animals are further combined with the 5 Elements: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water to produce a 60 year cycle of time. This wheel of time is then guarded within the body of a tortoise known as “Rubal”. According to legends, Rubal was shot by an arrow of immortality by the Bodhisattva Manjusri. Manjusri then inscribed the almanac of all time onto this imperishable tortoise of longevity and it became the representation of the Universe.