Jasper Properties



The Supreme Nurturer Stone

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.

Scientific Gemstone Properties

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.

Metaphysical Gemstone Properties

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 Gemstone Properties

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 Gemstone Properties

Energy: Various (see below)
Element: Various (see below)
Planet: Various (See below)
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 Gemstone Properties

Zodiac 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 Gemstone Properties

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

  • Yellow works specifically with the 2nd, Sacral Chakra
  • Red is associated with the 1st, Root/Base Chakra and the 2nd Sacral Chakra
  • Black is also related to the 1st, Root/Base Chakra
  • Leopardskin has properties of protecting 2nd, Sacral Chakra but is associated mainly with the 1st, Root/Base Chakra
  • Ocean is associated with the 4th, Heart Chakra
  • Brecciated aligns ALL the chakra and balances the yin-yang, physically, and emotionally, but is mainly associated with the 1st, Root/Base Chakra
  • Picture affords protection of the 3rd, Solar Plexus Chakra