Picture Jasper is a stone of the Earth Mother. It is said that she uses this type of jasper to speak to her children through patterns and images. Those who can decipher these pictures are thought to achieve a sense of proportion and find harmony in their lives. Picture Jasper comforts and alleviates fear regarding past and present life issues. It can also provide protection during creative visualization.
The Jasper Family
The Jasper family of stones comes with a lot of titles – supreme nurturer, stone of courage, stone of wisdom – and no matter what type you favor or choose, these qualities are present in all of them.
Jasper unifies all aspects of your life, reminding people to help each other. It absorbs negative energy, balances yin/yang, aligns body, mind, spirit, useful for shamanic travel. These stones also aid quick thinking and will re-energize you after recovering from illness. Jasper comes in many different colors, but all are useful for grounding subtle energy that will translate into action in the world.
These stones are able to support you during times of stress by providing tranquility. Jasper reminds people that we are all here to help one another. It provides protection and grounding energy for your physical body. This stone also promotes determination, helping you to tackle challenges assertively and face your truth with honesty.
Jasper helps with quick thinking, organizational skills, and the imagination, allowing you to transform your ideas into action.
The Ancient Egyptians associated jasper with the menstrual blood of the goddess Isis and believed that it assisted pregnant women and helped with breastfeeding.
In the early days of Christianity, the Bishop of Salamis credited green jasper with the power to drive away evil fantasies.
It is the stone of Archangels Haniel and Sandalphon.
“Picture” Jasper is sometimes used as a blanket term for any Jasper that appears to create a specific image with its pattern. Thus, Picture Jasper comes in a variety of colors.
Jasper is a sedimentary stone known as a chert. They are each unique to the extensive “bedded” deposits in which they are found. Many of these stones are named after the geographical area from which they were discovered. Picture Jasper can be found worldwide.
Jasper stones can generally align and clear all chakras but resonate differently based on color. Picture Jasper is typically associated with the Root chakra.
You can place this type of jasper in full moon moonlight to energize. It can also be moved through sage smoke or incense, placed in rice, or buried in the earth overnight.
Picture Jasper is sometimes thought to resonate with Capricorn and Leo.
Picture Jasper is thought to be useful for supporting the immune system. It can also aid the processes of the kidneys.
Care & Other Information
All gemstones are unique and special. Variation in color and inclusions are natural and to be expected..
Bathe in full moonlight regularly to energize crystals. Cleanse regularly by placing on a piece of selenite or by moving through the smoke of sage. Honor your jewelry by removing it daily, allowing it to rest.
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