Properties of Jasper

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Jasper comes in all shapes and sizes, and colors! It is a versatile stone with several beneficial properties. Ancient Egyptians believed that wearing jasper would increase sexual energy and aid fertility. Native Americans believe jasper has both magical and healing properties and the stone was used to connect and communicate with spirits. 

Jasper has been revered by ancient peoples and civilisations throughout the world as sacred and powerful stones of protection, for both the physical and spiritual realm. References to Jasper have been found throughout the ancient world in Arabic, Persian, Hebrew, Assyrian, Greek and Latin writings.

In ancient Egypt, Red Jasper was linked to fertility and childbirth, as it was named the fertilizing blood of Isis.  Legend states it was used to drive away evil spirits and protect against snake and spider bites. Many amulets made from jasper were found in Egypt with inscriptions to protect the wearer from death.

The Ancient Greeks and Romans valued jasper, believing it would ease the pain of childbirth if tied to the woman’s leg or thigh.

Jasper is usually brown in color but can also be found in shades of grey, blue, white, purple, pink, red, orange, and yellow.

One of the most common interpretations of the spiritual meaning of Jasper is that it carries an energy, or vibration of peace, calm, and tranquility.

It transmits patience and understanding on all who connect with it.

The speckles are caused by the inclusion of mineral, ash, or sediment within the structure of the crystal. Jasper can be found all over the world. 

 

Jasper Associations

Zodiac - Leo - Virgo - Scorpio
Planet - Mars
Element - Fire
Numerical Vibration  - Number 6
Typical colours - brown, red, orange, yellow, green

 

Jasper For Grounding

A good technique is to hold a piece of Jasper in one hand and press your fingers against it as you turn it over in your palm, really taking in the surface and contours of the stone – letting those sensations connect you to the present moment. 

Green Jasper for PROTECTION
Red Jasper for HEALING & CIRCULATION
Brown Jasper for GROUNDING & PROTECTION
White Jasper for PROTECTION AND BALANCE
Yellow Jasper for BUILDING CONFIDENCE