Jasper is formed when silica-rich waters flow through cracks of rocks picking up an assortment of other minerals along the way. Silica is the main component of Quartz. Jasper is a form of Chacledony, which is formed from microscopic Quartz. Jasper is the opaque variety of Chalcedony and comes in numerous colors because it incorporates other minerals into its structure for color and solidity.
Jasper is found worldwide, wherever microscopic Quartz is found. You will often see white Quartz veins running through your Jasper stones. Because it is related to Quartz, it has similar Mohs Scale of Hardness of 6.5 - 7.5. Because it is relatively hard, Jasper is easily made into a variety of objects, carvings and jewelry.
Autumn Jasper has an earthy feel with a mix of warm reds and greens reminiscent of the Fall. Autumn Jasper helps us to connect with our present moment, enjoying the cycles of life.
Bamboo Jasper is a brownish gray stone with patterns of brown, yellow and orange.
Brown Jasper aids the liver and regulates cholesterol levels. It provides the will to survive and the necessary strength and endurance in difficult situations.
Dalmatian Jasper is a creamy white healing crystal with sporadic black spots similar to the famous fire station dogs. Dalmatian Jasper helps us feel comfortable with our eccentricities. This natural spotted stone is found in Mexico.
Fancy Jasper, also known as Rainbow Jasper, shows a whimsical blend of mauve, creams, whites and greens. The stone's colors display the fantastic swirls and patterns of Mother Nature. Like all Jaspers, Fancy Jasper provides nurturing energies through times of stress and illness.
Green Jasper has a strong connection to the Earth. The calming stone is especially beneficial to those who are drawn to its colors, patterns and energies.
Kambaba Jasper is a rich green stone with black orbicular patterns from Madagascar. Use Kambaba Jasper to ground the Heart and Root Chakras.
Leopard Jasper healing stones help to connect with your spirit animal, providing guidance and protection during your life's journey. The stone brings harmony between the wearer and their environment. Use Leopard Jasper to increase endurance, stimulate imagination and reduce anxieties. Leopard Jasper helps open and balance the Sacral and Root Chakras.
Leopard Jasper shows a mottle of warm colors resembling its namesake's fur coat.
Mookaite Jasper has colors ranging in warm earth tones like brick red, cream, brown, mauve and gold. Mookaite is named after its place of discovery in Mooka Station, Western Australia.
Ocean Jasper comes in a multitude of colors and orbicular patterns. Some Ocean Jasper healing stones may have caves of glittering Drusy Quartz. This fascinating Jasper gets its name because it can only be reached by boat and removed during low tide in the coast lines on the oceans of Madagascar.
Picture Jasper healing crystals help us to visualize and harmonize our goals. Wear Picture Jasper to encourage success in business. Picture Jasper is formed from mud that dripped into gas pockets in molten lava. The resulting patterns make Picture Jasper resemble landscapes and spotted paintings.
Polychrome Jasper, also called Desert Jasper, was found in 2006 when geologists were mining for the now mined out Ocean Jasper. It is named for its multi color patterns.
Red Jasper contains Hematite. Brecciated Jasper, which has the same energy as Red Jasper, is red, black and beige and is formed when the stone becomes fractured by movement in the earth and Chalcedony naturally refills the fractures to form this mottled stone.
Red Jasper healing crystals activate the Root Chakra for increased physical energy, solidity and grounding.
Energetic nature of all Jaspers:
*Jasper is the Supreme Nurturer, it supports you during times of stress & illness
*Place it under your pillow for better Dream Recall
*Hold or place at your feet for Grounding (reconnecting with the physical world)
*Take as a gem elixir to balance circulation and digestion
*Use at the Sacral chakra to increase sexual pleasure
*Jasper works over a long period of time, so dedicate a few pieces as your own and over time they will correspond to your unique vibrations.
Energetic nature of Red Jasper:
*Red Jasper is the Stone of Health
*Take as a gem elixir to detoxify the organs
*Wear or hold to increase your physical energy, especially when feeling weak
*Work with Red Jasper over a period of time to tune into your survival instincts
*Meditate with Red Jasper to contact your animal spirit guides.
- Surface Color: Red
- Streak Color (can vary from surface color, this is the color of the crystals’ powdered minerals): White
- Group: Silicate
- Cleavage (where the crystal breaks off naturally to form a new face, parallel to its structure. This is a clean break and can cleave over and over again along the same face, retaining the crystals structure): None
- Fracture (where the crystal breaks randomly, not on cleavage): Conchoidal (concave clam-like glassy break) to splintery
- Luster: Vitreous (glassy)
- Transparency: Opaque (light does not go through)
- Crystal System: Cryptocrystalline (very tiny crystals only seen through special crystal microscope)
- Crystal Habit: Massive microgranular Quartz
I use Red Jasper tumbled stones in my car for grounding energy. I also used a Red Jasper pendulum in the car as a parking crystal to help me find good parking spots, however, I removed that when it was swinging around too much! Next I will try it for Dream Recall. I have been using Ulexite under the pillow for Dream Clarity, now I need some recall so the dream doesn’t fade away with the waking minutes!
Jasper lends itself to a wide array of crystal healing jewelry and healing tools. Jasper is easily found in many different colors and patterns. Its hardness makes it a sturdy stone for crafting into beads, pendants and wands.
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