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What is Jasper?
What Jasper Isn't!
African Turquoise is the trade name for a Jasper that is mined in Africa. It has a colouration and matrix structure very similar to that of turquoise.
Healing with Jasper
♥ Relaxation ♥ Contentment ♥ Compassion ♥ Nurturing ♥ Consolation ♥ Tranquility ♥ Healing ♥ Completion
Jasper is known as the “supreme nurturer”. It sustains and supports through times of stress, and brings tranquility and wholeness. Jasper provides protection and absorbs negative energy. It balances yin and yang. Jasper clears electromagnetic and environmental pollution, including radiation. It encourages honesty with one's self. Provides courage to assertively tackle problems. Aids quick-thinking and promotes organisational abilities. Jasper stimulates the imagination and transforms ideas into action. Prolongs sexual pleasure. It supports during prolonged illness and re-energises the body.
Colours & Types of Jasper
In addition to the generic healing properties of Jasper, specific colours and forms have additional attributes:
Chakras - Base Chakra
Black Jasper is also known as "Blackstone". Black Jasper is a highly protective stone that is excellent for grounding the energies of one who may be experiencing spaciness. It can help in connecting one's higher vibrations to the earth. 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 is a form of Jasper that also contains Hematite. Red Brecciated Jasper is often called "Poppy Jasper".
Brecciated Jasper is a particularly good grounding stone which can assist those who feel overwhelmed. It can enhance organisational abilities whilst helping in developing creativity. Brecciated Jasper encourages empathy and communication with animals and can help with allergies to animals and in general. It absorbs negative energy and promotes health, healing and recovery from illness.
Dalmation Jasper, also known as "Dalmation Stone", is a grounding stone, in terms of with the Earth and in reality. It removes disillusionment, helping one to see their strengths and weaknesses more clearly. Dalmation Jasper brings a sense of fun to one's life and helps to increase loyalty in relationships. It purifies the blood and boosts the immune system.
Typical colours - variations from brown, red, orange, yellow, green, white and lilac.
Fancy Jasper intensifies and lightens the feeling of well-being, helping one to lighten up and enjoy themselves more, yet in a subtle way. It can relieve fear, frustration and guilt, building an inner strength and confidence. It is a particularly good stone for bringing energies of wholeness and healing to an environment or situation.
Chakras - Heart Chakra
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 is a new name for Fossilised Stromatolite Algae and is also sometimes known as Crocodile Jasper.
It calms the mind and promotes feelings of peace. Kambaba Jasper reduces fear and increases your self worth, bringing inspiration and courage. It brings wisdom and the ability to get along with others. It is a stone that is extremely good for seeing and interpreting auras and helps with access to the akashic records. 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 helps you to connect with your spiritual animal totem. It is associated with spiritual discovery and shaman travel. It assists in self-healing. Leopard Skin Jasper is helpful in eliminating toxins from the body and decreasing body odour.
Zodiac - Capricorn
Numerical Vibration - Number 6
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 odour and disease.
Zodiac - Leo
Picasso Jasper often resembles a beautiful painting. It is a stone that reminds us to celebrate and enjoy life. Picasso Jasper assists in the transformation of relationships. It attracts like minded people who become loyal and trusted friends, as well as helping to renew old friendships that had been lost. It has strong grounding and calming qualities and helps to engender strength and self-discipline. Picasso Jasper is useful for eye problems and can promote weight-loss.
Zodiac - Leo
Numerical Vibration - Number 8
Typical colours - brown with black and dark brown markings
Picture Jasper encourages ecological awareness, bringing stability and balance. It contains a message and/or “picture” from the past. Picture Jasper is a stone of proportion and harmony and stimulates creative visualisation. It helps to bring hidden thoughts and feelings - griefs, fears, guilt, envy, love, hope - to the surface, to be released. Brings comfort and alleviates fear. Picture Jasper stimulates the immune system and helps treat disorders of the skin and kidneys.
Chakras - Base Chakra
Element - Fire
Numerical Vibration - Number 6
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.
Chakras - Solar Plexus Chakra
Element - Air
Another extremely protective stone, Yellow Jasper also has the ability to neutralise radiation and other forms of environmental and electromagnetic pollution. It is a nurturing 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.
Zebra Jasper is a stone that brings contentment. It helps you to have compassion and understanding for others. It provides you with courage and motivation, helping you to face the challenges, and to solve the problems, you may have in life. It gives you the determination needed to see things through. Zebra Jasper stimulates physical energy, providing stamina and endurance, making it a wonderful stone for athletes. It can also help to alleviate muscle spasms, heart palpitations, and vitamin deficiencies.
Crystals Containing Jasper
Jasper is also found in Tiger Iron.
Descriptions of the healing properties of gemstones are from the following sources:
- My own experiences and observations of gemstones;
- "Love is in the Earth : A Kaleidoscope of Crystals" by Melody (I highly recommend this book);
- "The Crystal Bible Volume 1: Godsfield Bibles: A Definitive Guide to Crystals" by Judy Hall (I highly recommend this book).