Jasper is an opaque version of Quartz that comes comes in red, brown, yellow, green, blue and purple. It can be found worldwide.
All Jasper stones are nurturing and help to bring balance to our lives, making them a good go to stone in times of stress. Let's look in particular at Red Jasper.
Red Jasper properties in more detail..
Removes negative energy
Offers protection and security
Offers strength and composure
Develops self trust
Helps you to clarify misunderstanding
Good for dream recollection
Balances the Root Chakra - Muladhara in Sanskrit
Balances the element of fire which strongly links with energy, assertiveness and passion
Said to balance the liver
Red Jasper is a hard crystal with a Mohs hardness score of 6.5-7 (where 1 is the softest and 10 is the hardest). A score of 6 and above means it is safe to use water to cleanse your crystal.
My take on Red Jasper..
It is all well and good reading and then listing the properties of crystals. But it is well worth noting we will all interpret crystal properties in different ways and find our own ways to use them. That said, if you are unsure how to use crystals you can check out my previous blog post here on how you can incorporate crystals in your day to day life.
So, my take on Red Jasper. First off, due to its protective nature its a lovely stone to give to a loved as a gesture of love, security and safety. Wearing Red Jasper stones in jewellery is another way of protecting the wearer from negative energy.
Simply holding a crystal(or keeping one tucked in your clothing if you want to keep it with you all day) is a nice way to connect to the energy of the stone.
I see Red Jasper as a balancing stone that helps us keep a level head and react to challenging situations (and people) in a calm and dignified manner. It helps you keep a level head. If you can foresee a situation where you know you are likely to get wound up and maybe loose your head a little, have a Red Jasper stone tucked away in your pocket or bag.
I also think its a great stone to reconnect with nature. Overworking, too much screen time and busy hectic daily lives often leave us feeling a bit frazzled and out of balance. A walk outside with a piece of Red Jasper in your pocket will help you to feel more grounded, let your mind clear from all the hectic stuff we all have going on, and let you feel more present and grounded - allowing you to have a break from our never ending to do lists!
Red Jasper is now available over in our crystal shop, you can find it here
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