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Hey SL, Does anyone know anything
about Jasper? I would be interested to hear the purpose/meaning
of this stone!
Physical properties of jasper:
Jasper is a member of the chalcedony family, part of the quartz
group. It is found in a wide variety of shades of red, yellow,
green, and brown. Mixtures of two or more colors are also sometimes
seen. Jasper has a hardness of 6 1/2 - 7 on the Mohs' scale,
and a specific gravity of 2.58 - 2.91.
properties of jasper:
... (see Note on Properties)
Jasper's energies are subtle, and work slowly over time. This
quality insures that you will not be over stimulated by jasper.
Because of this, it is suggested that jasper be worn or carried
for long periods of time. Many people carry or wear jasper all
the time. All colors of jasper are said to unify and balance
all aspects of your life. Its subtle energies can help restore
a continuity of spirit and body that can improve both work and
play. Jasper is said to aid quickness of thought, allowing your
mind to function with less distractions and aiding clearness
of thought. It is also said to help dispel negative energies
and reduce stress. These qualities make jasper an excellent
choice for executives and others in the business world.
colors of jasper also are said to have specific qualities of
Brown Jasper is attuned to the energies of the Earth. This quality
can help you find stability and balance. It is said to help
your body cleanse itself from the negative effects of environmental
pollutants and other toxins. This cleansing effect is said to
improve the skin and also stimulate the cleansing organs such
as the liver and kidneys. Wearing this color jasper can also
help you become more in tune with the Earth. This quality can
lead to greater environmental awareness and help remind you
to strive to lower the amount of pollution you generate. This
quality of brown jasper makes it a good choice for those wishing
to quit smoking. Brown jasper is said to retain memories of
the past, making it an excellent choice for those wishing to
relive past events through regression or analysis. By reliving
these events, the negative energies associated with them can
be dispelled, allowing you to overcome them and move forward
with your life.
is said to help balance the factors in your life. Its subtle
energies allow you to stop concentrating on one aspect of life
at the expense of the others. It can serve to remind you that
the whole is a result of all of the parts. Green jasper is especially
beneficial to the heart and upper torso, the digestive tract,
and the cleansing organs. Its energies work slowly, over time
to help restore harmony to these areas.
is closely tied to the blood and circulatory system. Its gentle
energies are said to aid in detoxifying the blood and liver.
Its subtle energies are stimulating, and an excellent aid to
overall health. Red jasper is also thought to increase awareness
of problems, allowing you to take action before these problem
become a real threat.
is said to be helpful to the endocrine glands and the cleansing
organs. It can make you feel more energetic, stronger, and in
better physical condition. Yellow jasper is said to amplify
positive energies, and this can help your thoughts assume a
more positive light. Thoughts can and do have a dramatic effect
on your overall physical and mental well-being.
Jasper, and especially red jasper, is a good choice for those
born during the The Moon of Growth - (20 Apr - 20 May.) Those
born during the moon of growth often find themselves in situations
of rapid change, and jasper's grounding and balancing abilities
can help them cope with these influences. Jasper can also help
those born during this period see all sides of an issue, often
helping them take the appropriate action before a minor problem
becomes a major one. Jasper is a good stone for those born under
the zodiac sign of Taurus.
Wolfie, I like working with Jasper, as a matter of fact one
of my last creations was made from Picture Jasper. SEDD has
shared some wonderful information on Jasper and if I may, I
would like to add a little more ...In addition to the properties
common to Jasper that SEDD has shared, there are specific types
of Jasper stones that possesses further qualities: Arizona Lizard
Stone Jasper - Astrological Sign: Gemini Vibrates to the number
8 Colors range from light to dark green and this stone is used
to promote healing on all levels. Healers often use this stone
to assist in the release of causes of dis-ease. It's also a
great stone for the removal of energy blockages. Bat Cave Jasper
- Astrological Sign: Sagittarius
to the number 6 Bat Cave Jasper appears is some magnificent
colorings ranging from a deep chocolate Brown to a lighter shade
of brown/tan. It can be used to facilitate a very deep state
of meditation and to assist one in the attainment of centering
"self." It is often used by those who enjoy astral
plane travel. It is said, Bat Cave Jasper enhances night vision.
Jasper - Astrological Sign: Gemini Vibrates to the number 7
Bruneau Jasper occurs in a variety of color combinations of
browns and ivory. The structure of this particular Jasper stone
exhibits a smooth flowing circular or oval pattern resembling
an eye or an infinite passageway to beyond reality. It's very
neat to spend time just gazing at the stone. It allows one to
"inter-connect" with all worlds especially during
astral travel. This is a great stone to help enhance your expressiveness
and to bring balance to those erratic emotional states.
Jasper - Astrological Sign: Leo Vibrates to the number 7 I love
this stone and its wonderful color combinations. This is a mystical
looking stone that exhibits hidden messages and/or pictures
from the past. If you are seeking more harmony in your life,
this would be an excellent stone to have. Picture Jasper from
the vicinity of Biggs, Oregon is one of the most beautiful picture
jaspers providing scenes from the Earth and is known as the
stone for "Global Awareness." It emits an energy which
promotes the spiritual affinity to achieve a perfect accord
between humanity and nature. There is also an unusual form of
"Biggs" Jasper known as "Biggs Blue" that
has an added property which promotes understanding of the actual
advanced technology of ancient civilizations. I have never seen
this particular stone but it sounds magnificent. Picture Jasper
helps bring hidden thoughts, griefs, fears and hopes to the
surface so that one may face the cause of disorders.
- Astrological Sign: Taurus Vibrates to the number 6 Another
good stone for meditation, can help rectify unpleasant situations
and can facilitate the reiteration of dreams to help the dreamer
Jasper - Astrological Sign: Capricorn Vibrates to the number
8 This one is often used to provide protection. It can be of
further assistance in all areas of dispersing.
Jasper - Astrological Sign: :Leo & Virgo Vibrates to the
number 9 Fabulous stone to help stimulate the crown chakra.
Often used to stabilize emotions and treat disorders associated
with mental instability and loss of memory.
Glad to see all this
as I was going to say which one cause there is so many different
kinds of Jasper to choose from. one could become dizzy trying
to list them all. Lots of arrowheads were made from jasper.
jasper is reputed to be able to improve the sense of smell and
also overcome depression, bringing stillness to a troubled mind.
Red jasper is known to contain iron oxide which is used medically
to control excessive bleeding for this reason, it is claimed,
it can be useful i overcoming disorders of the blood and even
in reducing a tendency to hemorrhage. *Green jasper elixir is
used to promote healing on all levels and aligns intuitive forces.
Folk names: Gug (ancient Assyrian), Rainbringer (American Indian.
Helaing, Protection, Health, Beauty.
Ritual Lore: American
Indians utilized jasper in rain-attracting ceremonies, hence
its name 'rainbringer.' It was also used by the early inhabitants
of the United States in divination. A green jasper which had
been engraved with the image of a dragon surrounded by rays
was worn by an ancient Egyptian king, Nechepsus, to strengthen
his digestive tract.
Magical Uses: Jasper
is a common stone, an opaque variety of chalcedony, which is
a form of quartz. Found in a wide range of colors--red, brown
and green being quite common--it has been used in magic since
the earliest times. Generally worn or carried to promote mental
processes and to restrain dangerous desires or whims which could
lead to hazardous situation. It is also a protective stone,
against both physical and nonphysical hazards. A piece of jasper
held in the hand during childbirth guards the mother and child.
It is also worn to relieve pain, especially during childbirth.
Perfectly carved arrowheads of jasper are worn to attract luck
to its wearer.
Each color has its
own corresponding magicl nature and uses:
Mars, Fire. Engraved with images of lions or archers and carried
to guard against poison and to cure fevers. A fine protective
stone, it is utilized in defensive magic, for it sends negativity
back to the original sender. It is also carried or used during
healing and health spells. Worn by young women to promote beauty
Venus, Earth. This is a healing amulet and health talisman.
Ring green candles with green jasper to promote the body's healing
or to ward off ill-health. Wear to halt hallucinations and to
promote restful sleep. It is also worn to become more sympathetic
to others' emotional and mental states.
Saturn, Earth. Wear for centering and grounding, especially
after heavy magical ritual, psychic or spiritual work. If you
tend to live with your head in the clouds to the point of endangering
your physical life, wear a brown jasper.
Mercury, Air. Wear for protection against drowning. It is said
to be especially potent for this purpose when carved with the
image of an equal-armed cross, representing the powers of the
four elements, of foundation and control
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