Jasper was originally used as a stone of protection through rituals amongst the peoples of Eastern Europe and Ancient Britain. Poppy Jasper, a variant of the stone, was said to have power to bring forth rain (as claimed in texts describing the ancient rituals of the indigenous people of the Far East and the Native Americans) and bring joy to peoples’ lives. In this article, we explore all the top Jasper Metaphysical Properties and everything you should know about this stone.
What Is Jasper?
Jasper is a microcrystalline variety of Quartz (Chalcedony). Nonetheless, there are numerous varieties of Jasper, some of which include; Leopard Jasper, Ribbon Jasper, Basanite, Biggs Jasper, Agate Jasper and Brecciated Jasper. The main difference between these varieties is their crystal appearance but this does not impact their metaphysical properties to a large extent.
What Is Jasper Composed of?
Jasper basically consists of fine grained quartz along with other foreign matter. The stone is usually formed through the sedimentary process where the original silicic acid solution infiltrates sandy or clayey rock to later solidify into quartz. During the process, ash, minerals, and other sediment materials often remain enclosed within the Jasper. These materials are responsible for the stones’ opaque color and unique markings.
Where Is Jasper Found?
Jasper typically occurs almost anywhere in its numerous varieties. Nonetheless, most of Jasper deposits are mainly located in either Australia or India.
Jasper Colors and Appearance
Jasper is a stone found in different colours such as blue jasper, white jasper, orange jasper, red jasper, grey jasper, purple jasper, yellow jasper and pink jasper but the most prominent color is brown. It mainly appears as massive micro granular quartz.
Jasper and Zodiac Signs
Due to the fact that Jasper is a versatile stone, it is usually associated with various Zodiac signs that include:
- Scorpio: Jasper is believed to bring joy and lightheartedness to the Scorpios who are sometimes solemn and very serious.
- Virgo: Jasper is believed to help Virgos open their hearts to others so as to become generous with their emotions.
- Cancer: Jasper is believed to contain nurturing qualities that helps improve the self-confidence of cancers.
Jasper’s hardness usually ranges from 6.5 to 7.0.
Jasper Chemical Formula
The stones’ main chemical component is the Si02 tectosilicate.
What Stones Does Jasper Have Synergies with?
To further improve the stone’s effectiveness, you can combine it with other nurturing stones such as Rose Quartz, Aventurine and other ‘’grounding’’ stones such as Black Tourmaline.
Which Chakras Does Jasper Help Balance?
Jasper is considered one of the most productive chakra stones due to its ability to activate, balance and cleanse each of the chakras by allowing free flow of energy from the base of the spine toward the crown. Furthermore, Jasper is very grounding, making it the ideal choice for working with the solar plexus chakra and Kundalini energy.
The name ‘Jasper’ was originally derived from the Latin word “iaspidem’’ or the Ancient French ‘jaspre”. Nonetheless, Jasper basically means a spotted or speckled stone and is commonly believed to contain spiritual qualities that are responsible for its peace, calm, energy, and tranquility inducing effects.
Metaphysical Properties of Jasper
Jasper is widely known for its very steady and calming effect that not only relieves you from stress but also boosts your self-confidence. The following are other Jasper Metaphysical Properties:
Physical Health & Healing Properties
Through Jaspers’ anti-inflammatory and detoxifying effect, it is able to shield your body from any digestive and intestinal difficulties. Furthermore, Jasper is able to balance the mineral content in your body by enabling your body to resist from any environmental stress such as pollution and toxins.
Jasper is able to align your emotional, physical and mental self with the spiritual realm. This will help you pursue and accomplish your goals with determination. Moreover, Jasper helps with dowsing by clearing all the electromagnetic and environmental pollution in the air around you.
Jasper can boost your quick thinking skills, stimulating your honesty and uprightness towards yourself and others. The stone also helps you easily transform your ideas into action by bestowing you with the needed courage to pursue your dreams.
Jasper helps protect you by imbuing you with readiness to face conflict and aggression to help you deal with things in a straightforward manner. Furthermore, it is able to provide you with tranquility and the feeling of wholeness.
Where to Buy Jasper Stones/Crystals
You can easily purchase Jasper stones or crystals on Amazon.
Jasper has been dubbed the “supreme nurturer” because among Jasper Metaphysical Properties is its ability to give you the support you need through stressful times. You can think of it as a friend that builds tranquility around you by absorbing all the negative energy.