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Jasper

HISTORICAL INFORMATION

The ancient Egyptians wore jasper scarabs as amulets as th stone was believed to increase sexual energy.  According to the Bible, jasper was a direct gift from God and would be the first foundation stone of the New Jerusalem.  Also, both Indians in Asia as well as Native Americans see jasper as a magical rain stone and also a powerful healing stone.

Jasper stone was used in ancient Persia and Syria as jewelry, bowls and adornments. Native American traditions use jasper for connecting with the spirit world and for protection when traveling.

Jaspers is called an ornamental rock, it is an opaque and fine grained variety composed mostly of chalcedony, microcrystalline quartz, in association with other minerals, which is what give it those colorful bands and patterns.  It is found in almost all colors.

The name means "spotted or speckled stone", and is derived via Old French jaspre (variant of Anglo-Norman jaspe) and Latin iaspidem (nom. iaspis).

Multicolored due to impurities, which will turn the stone yellow, orange, brown and green, are the most popular colors.

Jasper has additional metaphysical properties based on its color and specific qualities based on its mineral formation, such as the addition of iron in red jasper or ocean jasper, found close to the sea.

Astrological : Scorpio, Aries, Gemini, Leo and Virgo

METAPHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Traditionally when worn as a decorative necklace jasper is known to combat exhaustion.

Jasper is protective. It can align all the chakras and balance yin yang energies, it is stabilizing and healing. Legend says that jasper would drive away evil spirits and protect against snake and spider bites. In the fourth century it was thought to bring about the rain.

As well, jaspers of all kinds have long been attributed magical powers in just about every culture known to man. Jasper was used in Ancient European times as a "rain bringer" and it is interesting to note that the word for jasper in some American Indian cultures also meant, "Rain Bringer".

Black jasper

Black Jasper is a stone with a highly protective energy. It also has very healing energy. Black Jasper is said to bring good luck to the bearer in a fight, whether it be a mental, political, legal, or other type of fight. It is also used for protection against lightning. Black jasper is said to have energies of determining value; It was used as a touchstone for determining gold content in allows for thousands of years. In addition it has the other properties of jasper. Physically, black jasper is said to be helpful for relieving pain, stomach ailments, foot problems, and hip dysplagia. Black jasper is related to the root chakra. Black jasper is sometimes called "blackstone".

Brecciated jasper

Brecciated Jasper (sometimes spelled brecceated jasper or bracciated jasper) has the qualities of enhancing organizational abilities, relaxation, and a sense of wholeness. It is occasionally used to assist when dowsing. It aligns the chakras and balances the yin-yang, physical, and emotional. It is a stone of protection, and is used in particular for protection during astral travel. Brecciated jasper encourages attunement and communication with animals and can help with animal allergies, plus other allergies. It brings happiness and a good outlook on life and eases stress. It is also said to bring energies for success in work. Brecciated jasper can help increase physical endurance and ward off dehydration. It is also a good stone for grounding oneself and is associated with the root chakra. Red Brecciated Jasper is often called Poppy Jasper.

Dalmatian jasper

Dalmation jasper is a stone that lessens or removes disillusionment. It helps one to see their strengths and weaknesses, and encourages grounding both with the Earth and in reality. Dalmatian Jasper increases loyalty and is beneficial for long term relationships. It brings a sense of fun to one's life. Physically it can help purify the blood. It is a stone of protection from nightmares, depression, and negative thinking. It is also particularly beneficial for healing people who have trouble relaxing and having

Exotica jasper (aka Sci Fi Jasper)

Exotica Jasper, also called Sci Fi Jasper or Science Fiction Jasper, feels to me like a cool milkshake on a hot day, it's so soothing. There's nothing bland about its energy, though. In addition to the general properties of all jaspers, It has a subtle and deep energy that seem to nuture one on a soul level. This is a stone I would choose to use for protection and nurturing during soul retrievals, healing of traumas or other deep emotional wounds, and the like, both for the healer or the healee.

Fancy jasper

Jasper is a stone of gentleness and relaxation. It is professed to enhance one's ability to relax and bring tranquility, comforting, wholeness, healing, and gentle endings. As with all jaspers, it is also a good protection stone. In mystical healing lore, jasper is said to be good for the liver, gallbladder, and soothing to the stomach. Fancy Jasper is reputed to be particularly good at bringing energies of wholeness and healing to an environment or situation.

Kambaba jasper

Kambaba Jasper is an exotic looking jasper from Africa. It is said to mystically soothe the nerves and state of mind. As with other jaspers, traditional lore says that it is good for grounding and protection. It is purported to be beneficial for plant growth and health, particularly in arid environmentsor where the soil is poor. Crystal healing lore says that Kambaba Jasper helps dietary stabilization, assimilation of vitamins and minerals, and cleansing the body of toxins.

King Cobra jasper

King Cobra Jasper is known as the counselor's and therapist's stone. It is a very calming and nurturing stone that can help alleviate anger and bring contentment and order out of chaos. It is a good tool for organization. King Cobra Jasper is particularly helpful in dealing with mental disorders because of these traits. It is also a very protective stone, particularly in cases of hospitalization.

Leopard Skin jasper (aka Leopard Stone)

Leopard skin jasper (also called leopard stone) is a stone of shamanic journeying. It also aids in service to others. It helps discover and connect with one's animal totems or "power" animals. It makes it easier for one to take responsibility properly. Leopard skin jasper is said to bring energies of success in work or business. Helps with creative visualization. As with all jaspers, this is a protective stone, and it is particularly protective during shamanic journeying. Physically it helps eliminate toxins and decrease body odor, and is very helpful in self-healing. It has properties of protecting the third chakra, but is associated mainly with the root chakra.

Mookaite jasper (Mookaite, Mook Mook, Mook Jasper)

Mookaite is a stone of the "here and now." It can help one balance the internal and external and acceptance of change. It helps with living meditation, where one makes a meditation of any act one does. Mookaite is a very protective stone, and is particulary good as an emotional protector. In the physical realm it is said in crystal healing lore to stabilize health and fortify the immune system. Mookaite is associated with the lower chakras.

Morrisonite jasper

As with all jaspers, Morrisonite Jasper aka Morrisonite is a stone of gentleness and relaxation. It enhances one's ability to relax and brings tranquility, comforting, wholeness, healing, and gentle endings. Morrisonite is an expecially nurturing stone as it works on the heart chakra energies. Psychically, morrisonite jasper is used to assist with astral travel as with other jaspers, for energizing the heart chakra, and for bridging the heart and root chakras to bring loving to survival. In the physical realm, jasper is used in crystal healing and folklore for the stomach, heart, cardiovascular system, blood pressure, gall bladder, GERD, lymph system. Morrisonite is associated primarily with the heart chakra and bridging the heart and root chakra energies.

Ocean jasper

Ocean Jasper is very soothing and helps to love one's self as well as others. It is very healing of the emotions and brings peace of mind. It helps with acceptance of responsibility and increases patience. The circulars patterns on ocean jasper symbolize and help us realize that we are all interconnected and nature is a cyclical pattern. It can also help with circular breathing for healing or meditation. Being a type of jasper, ocean jasper is a very protective stone, and any orbs ("eyes") enhance this in regard to protection from the "evil eye." Physically, ocean jasper is beneficial to the digestion, digestive organs, removing toxins, lessen body odor. Ocean Jasper is related to the heart chakra.

Picture jasper

Picture jasper helps create harmony, proportion, creative visualization, positive things in business pursuits. It brings and shows hidden messages from the past as well as hidden thoughts, fears, and hopes. These qualities make it useful as an emotional/psychological healing stone.

Poppy jasper (Poppy Jaser aka Red Brecciated Jasper)

Poppy Jasper is the reddish variation of brecciated jasper. Sometimes it is just referred to as brecciated jasper, but the modern term is poppy jasper. It has the qualities of enhancing organizational abilities, relaxation, and a sense of wholeness. It is occasionally used to assist when dowsing. It aligns the chakras and balances the yin-yang, physical, and emotional. It is a stone of protection, and is used in particular for protection during astral travel. Poppy jasper encourages attunement and communication with animals and can help with animal allergies, plus other allergies. It brings happiness and a good outlook on life and eases stress. Poppy jasper can help increase physical endurance and ward off dehydration. It is also a good stone for grounding oneself and is associated with the root chakra.

Rainforest jasper (aka Australian Rain Forest Jasper, Rhyolite, Ryolite)

Rainforest Jasper or Australian Rainforest Jasper, is more specifically known geologically as rhyolite or ryolite. It is known as a stone of resolution and perseverence. It is said to help communication of all kinds, and helps one listen easily and without distorting the message one is hearing. It is also a wonderful stone for meditaiton. Rainforest Jasper balances the Yin/Yang (masculine and feminine) energies. It can help one allow other people into their lives, even if one has been reclusive or solitary. It is also a stone of protection. Physically, Rainforest Jasper is used for cleansing the liver, regeneration, and general healing. It is related to and helpful with the solar plexus chakra primarily, and also the throat chakra.

Red jasper

Red jasper is called a stone of fairness and justice because mystical lore claims that it decreases unjustness and helps in unfair situations. It is also said to enhance responsibility, choice, and compassion. Used in mystical dreamwork, it can enhance dream recall. It is said to assist in protection and rescue from danger. Red jasper is associated with the first and second chakras. Metaphysically, it is purported to have a stabilizing effect, and help one take all one's energy and use it in a balanced manner. It is also said to be a stone that helps in all areas of survival, and is a very protective stone. Red jasper said in gemstone lore to be a stone of controlled passion and used to help control one's own passions. Crystal healing lore says that physically it assists in healing by maintaining positive movement with all types of disorders and disease, and is particularly helpful with diabetes.

Yellow jasper

Yellow jasper has characteristics of helping one be strong and balanced in the social arenas and protects one's social welfare. It is associated with the solar plexus (belly) chakra. Yellow jasper is a protective stone that particularly gives protection during travel, both physical and spiritual. It also shields one from negativity, and can protect from depression.

HEALING PROPERTIES

When laid on therapeutically, red jasper stimulates sexuality and fertility. Red-brown jasper is particularly beneficial in the treatment of liver, spleen and pancreas issues.  Drinking jasper water on hour before each meal is said to promote weight loss (to create jasper water, place the stone each night into a glass of water and cover, by morning it will have become jasper water).  To combat constipation, drink the entire glass of jasper water every second day, the very first thing in the morning.

In addition to the generic healing properties of Jasper, specific colours and forms have additional attributes:

Black Jasper

Black Jasper is also known as "Blackstone". Black Jasper is useful in relieving pain and helps stomach ailments and foot problems.

Black Veined Jasper

Typical colours - grey to white with black veins

Black Veined Jasper is also known as "Spider Web Jasper" and sometimes called "Zebra Stone", because of its weblike or striped markings.  It is a grounding and stabilising stone.

Brecciated Jasper

Brecciated Jasper is a form of Jasper that also contains Hematite.

Brecciated Jasper is used for absorbing negative energy and promotes health, healing and recovery from illness.

Dalmation Jasper

Typical colours - light brown with black spots

Dalmation Jasper purifies the blood and boosts the immune system.

Fancy Jasper

Typical colours - variations from brown, red, orange, yellow, green, white and lilac.

Fancy Jasper is a particularly good stone for bringing energies of wholeness and healing to an environment or situation.

Green Jasper

Green Jasper is a stone of balance that heals and releases disease and obsession.  It boosts the immune system and detoxifies all the body’s systems.  Protects against pollution. Green Jasper treats skin disorders and dispels bloating.  It heals ailments of the upper torso, the digestive tract, and the purifying organs.

Kambaba Jasper

Typical colours - dark green with black swirl patterning

Kambaba Jasper is a new name for Fossilised Stromatolite Algae and is also sometimes known as Crocodile Jasper.

Kambaba Jasper helps with the assimilation of vitamins and minerals and in cleansing the body of toxins.  It boosts the immune system.

Leopard Skin Jasper

Leopard Skin Jasper assists in self-healing. Leopard Skin Jasper is helpful in eliminating toxins from the body and decreasing body odour.

Ocean Jasper

Typical colours - brown, red, orange, yellow, green

Ocean Jasper, also known as Orbicular Jasper, assists in accepting responsibility and instills patience.  It facilitates continuity in circular breathing.  Improves the digestive process and eliminates toxins that cause body odor and disease.

Picasso Jasper

Picasso Jasper is useful for eye problems and can promote weight-loss.

Picture Jasper

Typical colours - brown with black and dark brown markings

Picture Jasper stimulates the immune system and helps treat disorders of the skin and kidneys.

Red Jasper

Red Jasper is gently stimulating and also an extremely protective stone.  It can neutralise radiation and other forms of environmental and electromagnetic pollution.  Red Jasper rectifies unjust situations and grounds energy.  Brings problems to light and provides insights into difficult situations.  An excellent “worry bead”, Red Jasper calms the emotions.  Aids in dream recall.  Cleans and stabilises the aura.  A stone of health, Red Jasper strengthens and detoxifies the circulatory system, blood and liver.

Yellow Jasper

Another extremely protective stone, Yellow Jasper also has the ability to neutralise radiation and other forms of environmental and electromagnetic pollution.  It is a neuturing stone, helping to calm the nerves and emotions. Yellow Jasper aids disorders of the stomach and digestive system, helps to relieve bloating and is effective in the promotion of tissue regeneration.