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This Months Birthstone

October Birthstone Opal

Jasper

Properties, Meanings, Powers & Uses

"The Supreme Nurturer Stone"

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ˈjas-pehr

The ancient Egyptians wore Jasper scarabs as amulets, as this stone was believed to increase sexual energy. According to the Bible, it was a direct gift from God and would be the first foundation stone of the New Jerusalem. Also, both Indians in Asia as well as Native Americans, see it as a magical rain stone, and also a powerful healing stone.

Jaspers is called an ornamental rock. It is an opaque and fine grained variety, composed mostly of Chalcedony, microcrystalline Quartz, in association with other minerals, which is what give it those colorful bands and patterns. It is found in almost all colors.

Found worldwide, a wide variety of named Jaspers is found in the western areas of the Unites States; California, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, and Washington.

A few of the Named Jaspers

BlackLeopard SkinExoticaDalmatian
OceanKambabaBrecciatedRed/Poppy
RainbowPictureYellowMorgan Hill
LandscapePicassoMookaiteZebra
LavenderImperialStone Canyon

 

Scientific Properties

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Mohs Hardness of 7 with a trigonal crystal structure

Jasper is a massive, fine-grained, opaque variety of Chalcedony, believed to protect against sight defects and drought. It may occur in shades of brown, grayish-blue, red, yellow, green, and even purple.

“Orbicular” Jasper has white or gray, eye-shaped pattern surrounded by red Jasper. “Ribbon” Jasper is striped and used in carvings, cameos and intaglios, which help to show off it’s layered structure. Hornstone is a gray variety of Jasper.

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Metaphysical Properties

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Legend says that Jasper was used to drive away evil spirits and protect the bearer against snake and spider bites. In the fourth century, it was thought to bring about the rain when directed correctly.  Traditionally, when worn as a decorative necklace, Jasper is known to combat exhaustion and fatigue.  Aligning all the chakras and balancing the yin/yang energies, it is stabilizing and healing as well as grounding.

Jaspers of all kinds have long been attributed magical powers in just about every culture known to man.

Healing Properties

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When laid on therapeutically, red version of this stone stimulates sexuality and fertility. Red-brown is particularly beneficial in the treatment of liver, spleen and pancreas issues.

Drinking an elixir of water one hour before each meal is said to promote weight loss (to create an elixir water, place the stone each night into a glass of water and cover, by morning it will be ready).

Magical Properties

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Energy: Various (see below)
Element: Various (see below)
Planet: Various (See below)
Deities:
Powers: Healing, Protection & Health
Candle Color: Various (see below)

Jasper is a fairly common stone, and it is generally worn or carried to promote mental processes and to restrain dangerous desires or whims that may lead to hazardous situations.

It should be in direct contact with the skin. After each use, the stone should be cleaned under warm running water and recharged overnight in a bowl of tumbled hematite stones to be recharged.

Each color of has it’s own corresponding magical nature and uses:

Red Jasper (Energy: Projective, Element: Fire, Planet: Mars, Candle: Red)
Red jasper was typically engraved with images of lions and archers and carried to guard against poison as well as to reduce fevers. A fine protective stone, it is often used in defensive magic, as it sends negativity back to the original sender. It is also used during health and healing spells. Red Jasper is worn to promote beauty and grace.

Brick Red Jasper (Energy: Projective, Element: Fire, Planet: Mars, Candle: Red)
Often called the “mother of all stones” and the first transformer due to is magical properties. This stone will balance all chakras, stabilize the energy fields, and protect the wearer for negativity by absorbing those vibrations.

Green Jasper (Energy: Receptive, Element: Earth, Planet: Venus, Candle: Green)
Green Jasper is the talisman for healing and health. Ring green candles with Green Jasper to promote the body’s healing or to ward off ill-heath. Wear Green Jasper to halt hallucinations and to promote a restful sleep. It is also worn to become more sympathetic to others and their emotional as well as mental states.

Brown Jasper (Energy: Receptive, Element: Earth, Planet: Saturn, Candle: Dark Green)
Wearing Brown Jasper will help for centering and grounding, especially after a heavy magical ritual, psychic or spiritual work. If you tend ot live with your head in the clouds to the point of possibly endangering you own life, please wear Brown Jasper for grounding and protection.

Mottled Jasper (Energy: Projective, Element: Air, Planet: Mercury, Candle: Brown)
For protection against drowning wear Mottled Jasper. It is said to e especially potent for this type of protection when it is cared with the image of an equal armed cross, which represents the powers of the four element, of foundation and control.

Black Jasper (Energy Projective, Element: Fire, Planet:Uranus, Candle: Silver or Black)
Should be worn when you would like for other people to leave you alone; it is quite good for personal sacred and ritual spaces.

Gray (Energy, Receptive, Element: Air, Planet Moon, Candle: Silver)
Helps to regain and or use your personal power. It balances and protects the third chakra

Zodiac Properties

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odiac Stone of:  Scorpio and Aries as well as Virgo

Associations: Pluto, Mercury, Mars

Birthstone: Mystical Birthstone for the Month of August

Jasper symbolizes will power, and in the Middle Ages it was known as the Warrior’s Stone. Legend states that it is the stone that adorned Siegfried’s Sword.

Chakra Properties

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sper in general is known to align All of The Chakras simultaneously.
Specifically though…

Information Sources:
The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall, 2003
Love Is In The Earth by Melody, 1997
Wheels of Life
by Anodea Judith, PhD, 2000
Crystal Enchantments by D.J. Conway, 1999
Smithsonian Handbooks Gemstones
by Cally Hall, 1994
Crystal, Gem and Metal Magic by Scott Cunningham, 2002
Chakra Healing & Karmic Awareness by Keith Sherwood, 2005
Jewelry & Gems for Self-Discovery by Shakti Carola Navran, 2008
The Illustrated Directory of Crystal Healing by Cassandra Eason, 2003
Gemstone Energy Medicine Healing Body, Mind and Spirit by Michael Katz, 2005
Healing Crystals and Gemstones
by Dr. Flora Peschek-Bohmer, Gisela Schrieber, 2002
Personal Experience and Personal Accounts of Others In the Metaphysical Field of Work

The information here is presented to you to use as you see fit, but is not to take the place of professional medical advice. Crystals, Gemstones and Metal can accent, help, negate, protect, encourage, strengthen, and balance and thereby promote healing. Their effects can be extraordinary, but use in addition to medical advice, and not as a substitute for proper care. If you are ill, we beseech you to seek professional medical attention from a qualified physician.

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