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Red Jasper: Meaning, Healing & Properties

Everything you need to know about Red Jasper.

IDENTIFICATION

Red Jasper is a member of the Chalcedony mineral class. It has a hardness of 6.5-7 on the MOHS scale with the chemical composition of Silicon Dioxide (SiO₂).

It is an opaque version of quartz with a vitreous lustre and opaque transparency. It has a deep red colouring ranging from bright red to brownish red, sometimes it also has flecks of grey which are from hematite and iron inclusions.  

You can find Red Jasper in Brazil, Canada, Russia, Indonesia, Madagascar, and the United States among other places.

 

To tell if a red jasper is real, try the knife test. If you've got a real red jasper stone, you won't be able to scratch it with a knife as it's incredibly hard. If you look at it under a magnifying glass or a microscope it can contain black streaks or bands of different colour variations, rather than a flat hue.

Red Jasper best combines with:

  • Rose Quartz: If you are dealing with the possessiveness and jealousy of a partner, combining Red Jasper with Rose Quartz will help you work through the problem and find satisfaction.
  • Green Aventurine: These two crystals are great together because they both encourage you to take back your power and truly create a life worth living.
  • Amethyst: Together, these two crystals will offer healing possibilities. Stimulating yet grounding, this is one of the best crystal combinations, it has the capability to bring light to any problem and will offer you greater insights in order to find the best solution possible.

  • Smokey Quartz: These two will balance your life, invigorate your body, mind, and spirit, and foster your artistic side.

  • Element: Fire
  • Planet: Mars
  • Zodiac: Leo, Virgo, Scorpio
  • Birthstone: March
  • Chakras: Root

HISTORY 

There are many varieties of jasper that have been used throughout human history. This mineral has been used to decorate and ornament sculptures, vases, pavements, fireplaces, and many other objects. Once polished or cut, it is used as a gem to decorate jewellery such as bracelets or necklaces. Over the centuries, jasper has always had great symbolic value. It has been used by men since the dawn of time. During archaeological excavations, palaeontologists and archaeologists have discovered many traces of uses of this mineral, dating back to Prehistoric times. It was already used by prehistoric man to make tools.

According to the Bible, it is one of the 12 stones that make up Aaron’s breastplate, although jasper has often been misidentified over the centuries. In Christian culture, legends tell that red jasper stone came from the drops of blood shed by Christ at the time of his crucifixion. As a result of these stories, jasper became very symbolic during the Middle Ages, and was used to make engravings depicting the passion of Christ in churches. Jasper was also the symbol of the rock on which Christ built his Church. It directly represents the apostle Peter. Saint John even evokes in the Apocalypse a throne made of jasper that would welcome Jesus, representing eternity and revelation.

SPIRITUAL ATTRIBUTES

Red Jasper is a remarkable crystal for awakening the energetic kundalini “serpent” dwelling at the base of the spine. The spiralling of this energy up through the body provides a powerful spiritual experience as it activates, clears and strengthens each of the chakras, infusing them with vital Life Force energies. 

Red Jasper attunes to the frequency of fairness and offers assistance to anyone trying to rectify an unjust situation. Meditating with this stone provides insight into the best way to accomplish this, and helps bring future problems to light before they become too big. Red Jasper’s energy communicates the message that all choice is singularly one’s responsibility, and inspires one not to revisit old patterns, but to move forward in all things. 

PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTES

Red jasper is a symbol of the feminine lunar principle. It is directly related to childbirth. Physically, it brings a strengthening effect and is used to accompany pregnant women during pregnancy. It calms nausea and helps healing during the postpartum period. Jasper stimulates and regulates the reproductive organs, which promotes fertility. In case of pregnancy termination or miscarriage, it also helps to stabilise women’s hormonal system. Sexually, jasper has a natural energizing power. It promotes well-being and has an aphrodisiac effect that increases desire and pleasure.

Jasper is used in the treatment of belly aches and pains. Placed on the chakra of the solar plexus, it promotes healthy bowels and soothes pain related to the liver, spleen and stomach. Jasper is very suitable for getting out of difficult periods. It stimulates desire and imagination and brings a great dose of vitality and self-confidence. It pushes the wearer forward, motivating him/her to accomplish new projects and allowing him/her to continue in a positive way.

 

EMOTIONAL ATTRIBUTES

Red Jasper is a stone of empowerment, bringing strength to resist emotional domination by others, and the courage to overcome domestic violence. It also sustains those in the process of healing and recovering from violent sexual experiences. Red Jasper is a perfect stone of courage and strength for a child being teased or bullied at school. It is a bright, tangible reminder and a great confidence builder. 

Red Jasper can re-activate a passion for living when one is feeling blue or unemotional, apathetic, or spiritually defunct, and is commonly used to spark sexual or creative energies. It assists in identifying one’s personal ideas and beliefs about sexual expression or orientation, and helps release shame or guilt around these issues. Red Jasper also helps maintain balance and emotional stability during difficult times, like periods of remission during a serious illness or in long treatments where the outcome is uncertain.

 

ETHICAL SOURCING 

Sourced in South Africa. We purchase our polished tumble stones through our miners in South Africa, who have the in-house lapidary team. Our miners are industry experienced and have worked with this popular material for more than 20 years, all miners are trained and equipped correctly and the business owners are in charge of ensuring safety, factory and mining techniques are continuously transforming with the natural habitats and making mining safer and easier with upgrading equipment, keeping them safe and clean. Compliant with the SA ETI code.

None of our suppliers works with children under age. It is illegal in most countries now to mine with children, the businesses we work with comply and are registered under the Ethical sourcing conduct.

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