Jasper - April Featured Gemstone
The name jasper is derived from a Greek word meaning "spotted stone".
Jasper comes in many colors, mostly striped, spotted or flamed.
Jaspers can include up to 20% foreign materials, which account for its wide variety of colors and patterns.
It occurs as nodules or as fillings in fissures.
Picture jasper, for example, is a petrified or silicated mud that dripped
into gas pockets in
It became superheated and then solidified forming the unusual banded patterns
which are typical of this stone.
Jaspers are found all over the world,
including deposits in India, Russia, Brazil, France, Germany and the US.
A wide variety of named jaspers are found in the western areas of the Unites States;
California, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming and Washington.
Jasper is one of the oldest known gemstones.
The ancient Egyptians wore jasper scarabs as amulets as the stone was believed
to increase sexual energy.
The ancient Greeks believed that jasper endowed upon the wearer inner harmony
and a happy marriage.
Women were liberated from typical female disorders by jasper worn on the breast
and the way to a harmonious pergnancy was made smooth by using this stone.
It is mentioned in the Bible several times.
According to the Bible, jasper was a direct gift from God and would be the first
foundation stone of the New Jerusalem.
The Romans wore jasper as a protective stone. They thought jasper could produce
rain and drive away demons, wild animals and evil spirits.
Also, both Indians in Asia as well as Native Americans see jasper as a magical
rain stone and a powerful healing stone.
Jasper is beneficial for electromagnetic and environmental pollution, radiation,
sexual pleasure, prolonged illness or hospitalization, circulation,
digestive and sexual organs and balancing the mineral content of the body.
Known as the Supreme Nurturer, jasper sustains and supports during
times of stress and unifies all aspects of life.
It is a stability gemstone.
It is a powerful protection stone and eases emotional stresses.
Providing protection, it absorbs negative energy, balances yin and yang
and aligns the physical, emotional and mental bodies with the etheric realm.
Bringing the courage to come to grips with problems assertively and
encouraging honesty with oneself, jasper imparts determination to all
pursuits and supports during necessary conflict.
This stone aids quick thinking, promotes organizational abilities and
seeing projects through and stimulates imagination, transforming ideas
This stone facilitates shamanic journeys, dowsing and dream recall.
Jasper is slow to show a change to a person, but is such a basic "good" stone
that one should always have it on hand or in your home.
Healing Properties of All Jaspers
Jasper gives one the courage to speak out and have personal independence.
A strong protection gemstone, jasper is known to protect against hazards
and fears in the night.
All colors of jasper will help balance the vibrations of the body and the emotional
energy in the body.
Keep one of these stones under
to enhance your ability to recall your dreams.
- Jasper is a bringer of warmth, which activates the ability of
Healing Properties of Red and Brecciated Jasper
In addition to carrying the generic properties of Jasper, red and
brecciated jasper provide gentle simulation, grounding energy and
help in rectifying unjust situations.
Red jasper has a strong and even vibration that works slowly and gradually.
Bringing problems to light before they escalate, red jasper makes an
excellent "worry bead" for calming emotion and soothing upset feelings.
It is primarily a base chakra and earth chakra stone but it has quite a few
excellent qualities that stimulate the sacral chakra.
Stimulating the base chakras, cleansing and stabilizing the aura,
red jasper returns negativity to its source.
It calms sexual aggressiveness, promotes sexual compatibility and
enhances tantric sex.
Its energy pattern is so stable that it tends to stabilize one's own
energies if one wears or carries it or keeps it in the environment.
Such stabilization can lead to good health, balanced emotions,
truthful expression and just actions.
It aids healing within the liver, and may assist you to detoxify as well
as healing blockages in the bile ducts.
It is a strong aid to activate and enhance your creativity.
It is very helpful for healing any dysfunctions
within the procreative area of the body.
It is a strong stone for pregnant women to use, as it helps the fetal growth
to be strong and robust.
If you feel that your sexuality is unbalanced or have wide swings in your
interest this stone may help you.
If you have had any negative sexual experiences in the past or ones that you
feel guilty about, this stone will help you to release any shame associated
with the experience.
It will also assist anyone who has any sexual dysfunctions including impotence.
This stone is helpful if you are undergoing a re-birthing process.
It may recall past lives to your consciousness, and it will assist you to feel
quite protected during the process.
If any old fears or feelings of suppression come into your consciousness
during the process, it may assist you to release them.
It helps anyone with scattered energy to become more centered and balanced.
This stone is a benefit to have on you as you attempt to make sense of life's
Red jasper can also help stop severe bleeding and close wounds.
It can be held on the brow during nosebleeds to help stop the bleeding.
Red jasper helps with the sense of smell.
- Generally it is a stone to give overall assistance to everyone as it stimulates
increased energy, strength and stamina.
Red jasper can help enhance or improve one's endurance and stamina and can work over
time to increase the amount of life force in one's energetic field.
If you are doing any type of hard physical exercise this stone will help to
generate muscle tissue and will be a support to both the respiratory and
circulatory systems and promote physical energy.
Red jasper is very lucky for actors.
Healing Properties of Yellow Jasper
Yellow jasper helps especially in relation to disorders of the pancreas, liver
and the gall bladder.
Due to its detoxifying action, it liberates these organs from residues of
digestion and harmonises the production of gastric and pancreatic juices.
- It stimulates the thymus gland and protects against hyperactivity of
the thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism).
Women, in particular, between the ages of 30 and 40 are affected by these
glandular disorders and should therefore regularly carry a yellow jasper
- Yellow jasper gives us the skill to deal with our partners and
fellow-men in a more emphatic way.
It protects against excessive timidity and strengthens the ability
We recongnise that we ourselves are not without faults and we learn also
to admit that other people also have weaknesses.
- When using yellow jasper for meditation, you should allow enough time,
because its gentle oscillations enter our bodies in a rotatory manner.
- The Great Encyclopaedia of Healing Stones, Fragrances
and Herbs, published by Methusalem, 2008.
- The Encyclopedia of Crystals, Judy Hall, Hamlyn, 2006.
- The Book of Stones Who They Are and What They Teach,
Robert Simmons and Naisha Ahsian, Heaven and Earth Publishing, 2005.