Jasper is an aggregate of micro granular quartz and chalcedony and other mineral phases. It is an opaque, impure variety of silica, usually red, yellow, brown or green in colour and rarely blue. It is a beautiful stone used for ornamentation and as a gemstone. Jasper is known for its healing property as “supreme nurturer”. It sustains and supports through times of stress, and brings tranquillity and wholeness. Jasper provides protection and absorbs negative energy. It balances yin and yang. Jasper clears electromagnetic and environmental pollution, including radiation. It encourages honesty with one’s self. Provides courage to assertively tackle problems and aids quick-thinking. It supports during prolonged illness and re-energises the body.
Black Jasper is a highly protective stone that is excellent for grounding the energies of one who may be experiencing spaciness. It is useful in relieving pain and helps stomach ailments and foot problems.
Red Jasper rectifies unjust situations and grounds energy. Brings problems to light and provides insights into difficult situations. It calms the emotions and aids in dream recall. Cleans and stabilises the aura. A stone of health, Red Jasper strengthens and detoxifies the circulatory system, blood and liver.
Yellow Jasper is a nurturing stone, helping to calm the nerves and emotions. Yellow Jasper aids disorders of the stomach and digestive system, helps to relieve bloating and is effective in the promotion of tissue regeneration.
Other varieties available are Camel Jasper and Random Jasper.