The name Jasper means "spotted or speckled stone", and is derived via Old French and Latin from Greek and from an Afroasiatic language
Known as the “Supreme Nurturer,” Jasper is a stone of grounding and stability, providing comfort and security, strength and healing. Its presence balances the aura to a level of wholeness and peace, and acts as a reminder that one is not here on the physical plane simply for oneself, but to bring joy and substance to others.
Jasper is known to have been a favourite gem in the ancient world; On Minoan Crete, jasper was carved to produce seals circa 1800 BC, as evidenced by archaeological recoveries at the palace of Knossos.
Egyptians used various types of jasper as healing amulets, using them to cure a wide array of ailments.
Early medical practitioners believed jasper stones could be used to call the rain.
Jasper stones have long been tied to agricultural pursuits.
Different varieties are said to encourage a good harvest.
There are several variety names for Jasper generally used by collectors and dealers, but there is also an abundance of variety names that are made up by dealers to describe a locality or other habit.
I tried to list all types of jasper I found on the net:
Black Jasper, or Basanite, is a flinty form, one of the rarer Jaspers. Black Jasper is also known as "Blackstone". It empowers supreme physical and mental efforts, and is highly shielding against curses, threats, and danger in high risk occupations. In polished form, it is an excellent scrying stone for discerning what is hidden.
Black Jasper is a highly protective stone that is excellent for grounding the energies of one who may be experiencing spaciness. It can help in connecting one's higher vibrations to the earth. Black Jasper is useful in relieving pain and helps stomach ailments and foot problems.
Blue Jasper forms in various shades of blue, often swirled with dark patches or veining, and is sometimes artificially treated to enhance the color. Linked with nobility of spirit and purpose, it imparts the courage to speak out against injustice and to risk unpopularity to defend the vulnerable. It is the perfect anti-stress stone for those in charge of others’ well-being, and for older children and teenagers to carry to resist being led into unwise behaviour or risky situations.
Brecciated Jasper (Jasper containing Hematite), is predominantly brick red, veined or patterned with brown, black and beige, often with clear crystal inclusions..Brecciated Jasper is a particularly good grounding stone which can assist those who feel overwhelmed. It can enhance organizational abilities whilst helping in developing creativity. Brecciated Jasper encourages empathy and communication with animals and can help with allergies to animals and in general. It absorbs negative energy and promotes health, healing and recovery from illnes
Red Brecciated Jasper is often called "Poppy Jasper". Poppy Jasper is a variation of Brecciated Jasper characterized by orbicular patterns of bright red “poppies” amid mottled shades of brown, black, yellow or white. A joyful stone associated with poppies and remembrance, Poppy Jasper brings cheerfulness and vitality, reminding humanity to help one another. This stone can be gently stimulating, or fiery in passion and intensity as needed. It provides the impetus for variety and new experiences, and encourages the development of fresh ideas.
Brown Jasper ranges from deep chocolate brown, gold- to reddish-brown, to tan or ivory, and is characterized by artful banding, flow patterns and veining. It includes some specific formations such as Picture Jasper, Bruneau Jasper, and Bat Cave Jasper. Brown Jasper is connected to the Earth and encourages a deep ecological awareness. It brings stability and balance, and is particularly grounding as a worry stone, or for dissolving a sudden rush of fear, anger, or panic. It facilitates deep meditation and centring, and grants access to past lives for karmic healing.
Dalmatian Jasper, also known as "Dalmatian Stone", is pale grey, cream or beige-brown with dark spots and resembles the coat of a Dalmatians a grounding stone, in terms of with the Earth and in reality. It removes disillusionment, helping one to see their strengths and weaknesses more clearly. Dalmatian Jasper brings a sense of fun to one's life and helps to increase loyalty in relationships. . It is a protective and healing stone, fortifying the spirit and encouraging a sense of playfulness. It counters disillusionment, cynicism and skepticism, strengthens family bonds and long-term friendships, and has a calming influence for children and animals
Dalmatian Jasper is a stone that aids you to break down barriers that you have created as protection around yourself.
It purifies the blood and boosts the immune system.
An excellent anti-smoking crystal, Dalmatian Stone strengthens the resolve to quit smoking and provides the determination needed to succeed.
You can carry your Dalmatian Jasper with you inside your purse, or you can wear it as jewelry.
You can also place it in the different corners of your home to invite more positive energies in.
Fancy Jasper it is also called Rainbow Jasper,
Colors variations from brown, red, orange, yellow, green, white and lilac.
Fancy Jasper intensifies and lightens the feeling of well-being, helping one to lighten up and enjoy themselves more, yet in a subtle way. It can relieve fear, frustration and guilt, building an inner strength and confidence.It is a particularly good stone for bringing energies of wholeness and healing to an environment or situation.
Fancy Jasper is also known as the Stone of Tranquility.
It has the ability to make you focus and increase your concentration when there are so many things going on in your life.
It will help bring calm to your overactive emotions so that clear and rational thoughts and ideas can come through.
Fancy Jasper is a supreme nurturer that will support you during the most stressful times and hold you up when you feel like you will come crashing down.
This stone will make you more assertive when it comes to going after what you want in love. It will give you the strength of heart and mind so that you can make the best decisions.
Wear a piece of Fancy Jasper or carry it around with you to relieve you of your stress and induce a state of relaxation and tranquility.
Green Jasper, though a component of many of the multi-coloured Jaspers, is most rare and prized when it forms as a single green colour. It ranges from pale spring green to a deep tea or olive green, and has been revered since antiquity for its powers to soothe the spirit, banish ghosts and evil thoughts, increase fertility, and bring in rain. Green Jasper also balances obsessive tendencies and restores harmony to the emotional body, allowing one to gain control over thoughts. It is the ultimate sleep stone
Green Jasper is a stone of balance that heals and releases disease and obsession. It boosts the immune system and detoxifies all the body’s systems. Protects against pollution. Green Jasper treats skin disorders and dispels bloating. It heals ailments of the upper torso, the digestive tract, and the purifying organs.
Kambaba Jasper, sometimes called Green Stromatolite Jasper,
is also known as Crocodile Jasper. contains swirls and orbs of deep green and black; one of the more exotic Jaspers. It contains the earliest records of life on Earth, fossilized algae and other primeval microorganisms, and is a marvellous stone for bringing peace and tranquility to troubled minds. It strengthens those whose hearts have been deeply hurt, and provides grounding and protection in ancient places when tuning in to the people who once lived there.
It calms the mind and promotes feelings of peace. Kambaba Jasper reduces fear and increases your self worth, bringing inspiration and courage. It brings wisdom and the ability to get along with others. It is a stone that is extremely good for seeing and interpreting auras and helps with access to the akashic records. Kambaba Jasper helps with the assimilation of vitamins and minerals and in cleansing the body of toxins. It boosts the immune system.
Imperial Jasper reinforces the strength of the emotional torso, relieves stress by producing a relaxed constancy.
Imperial Jasper aids in quick thinking and promotes a well organizational abilities and completing the projects in time. It is useful in the prolonged illness and reenergizes the body.
It helps the carrier to resolve the mysteries of life.
Imperial jasper conveys the sense of wholeness in the opinion of its bearer
It lightens up the life by removing the mundane facts of world.
Leopard Skin Jasper
Leopardskin Jasper is Orbicular Jasper, usually in dominant shades of green or orange, with dark leopard-like banding and glassy inclusions. It reflects the duality between dark and light, teaching one to recognize dark as a complement to light rather than the opposite. This is a shamanic shape-shifter’s stone, helpful in journeying and getting in touch with one’s power animal. Leopardskin also strengthens the sense of self, attracting the right energies into one’s life to heal and move beyond past traumas, while being guided to new opportunities.
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