Red Jasper is known as a shaman’s stone. It gathers energy for brave and practical strategic action. This type of jasper provides strength, courage, and determination. It is also extremely grounding and soothing as a base chakra stone. Socially, Red Jasper can also be used to nurture others and remind people to be kind to each other.
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.
According to Viking and Germanic legend, the hilt of the magical sword Gram was inlaid with red jasper, giving Sigurd the Dragon Slayer unbreakable courage.
The ancient Egyptians linked this type of jasper with the fertilizing blood of Mother Isis. They often carved it into protective amulets to be placed upon the neck of the deceased.
Many believe that the “rubies” mentioned throughout the Bible could have been red jasper.
Red Jasper was called the “blood of Mother Earth” by some Native American tribes. It was used to stimulate health, promote new ideas, and stabilize the body while dousing for water or calling rain.
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. Red Jasper is found worldwide.
Red jasper is associated with the base (or root) chakra.
You can place 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.
Red Jasper holds a strong connection with Aries.
Red jasper detoxifies and strengthens your circulatory system, blood, and liver. It also helps alleviate the detrimental effects of electromagnetic pollution.
Disclaimer: Crystal meanings and spiritual healing lore are not a prescription, diagnosis or healthcare information. They are presented as spiritual supports to healing and other life issues. See a doctor or licensed medical practitioner for all health issues.
Red Jasper at Crystal Life
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