Properties: Green Jasper, AKA Fancy Jasper, is the most common. It is often speckled with other minerals giving it a display of different colors that diffuse over the same green base. When iron comes in contact, red spots appear, earning the name heliotrope or bloodstone. With more than one color, it is referred to as “fancy” jasper, often suited to tempering aspects of your life that have taken on too great an importance.
It has the ability to foster and nurture and its energy is used for grounding and protection. This reputation of being a supreme nurturer is evident in the way it can sustain and support us through times of stress. It can benefit us with support during prolonged illness and has the ability to re-energize both the etheric body and the physical body. Its fostering and nurturing nature are why it is associated with the Heart Chakra. Like all jasper, this stone is a methodical and meticulous worker of practical, down to earth solutions, promoting organizational abilities and courage to assertively tackle a variety of problems. This explains why jasper stimulates the imagination and transforms ideas into action.
Folk Remedies: Jasper is a general tissue regeneration; mineral assimilation; and general healing. Jasper clears electromagnetic and environmental pollution, which also includes radiation. Darker colors are more grounding. Suggested to be used for elixirs because it will not over-stimulate any part of the body. Jasper works well in conjunction with Opals. Recommended for executives as an assist in quick thinking. Also helps them endure stress. Jasper can benefit most with direct contact to the skin.
Feng Shui: Jasper is used primarily anywhere to help bring change. Used in the Center for balance and grounding and in the West for children, in the Southwest (as a pair) for relationships and in the East for community and family.
Crystal Cleansing: method 1 – 3 and method 5 – 7
History: Jasper is chalcedony (SiO2) quartz. Multicolored due to impurities, which will turn the stone yellow, orange, brown and green, are the most popular colors. Jasper has additional metaphysical properties based on its color and specific qualities based on its mineral formation, such as the addition of iron in red jasper or ocean jasper, found close to the sea. Jasper stone was used in ancient Persia and Syria as jewelry, bowls and adornments. Native American traditions use jasper for connecting with the spirit world and for protection when traveling.