Geology / History

A cryptocrystalline variety of Quartz. The name jasper is derived from Greek & means spotted stone. Jasper is usually considered a Chalcedony. Sometimes however scientists put it in a group by itself within the Quartz family because of its grainy structure.
The finely grained dense Jasper contains up to 20 percent foreign materials, which determine its colour, streak & appearance. Uniformly coloured Jasper is rare, usually it is multi-coloured, striped or flamed. Sometimes Jasper forms alongside Agate or Opal. There is also some with fossilized material.

Metaphysical Properties
Known as the supreme nurturer Jasper supports during stress & unifies all aspects of life. It harbours the tiny secrets of sacred geometry & stimulates a deep understanding of such. The key to such mysteries is the flower of life.
Meditating with Jasper brings out this sacred geometric imagery & collaborates the thought pattern to represent that of the desired outcome. If you wish to be abundant Jasper shows you how to feel this energy & draw it into the physical realm. The same concept applies to all positive emotions. It propels energy & is excellent for all manners of manifestation.
Jasper aligns & releases blockages from all chakras, particularly good the root chakra. It provides protection, absorbing negative energy & birthing positive aspirations. Jasper aids cognitive function through imaginative quick thinking & transforms ideas into action. It gives you determination & encourages honesty to yourself.
A facilitator of Shamanic journeys holding & anchoring the energy field into the physical world while you delve into the depth of unconscious existence. Jasper has the ability to rescue the soul from the endless torture of the ego. Excellent when used in dowsing & dream recall. Jasper provides great supports during long illness, hospitalization & pregnancy. Jasper teaches us endless compassion & reassures us that all will work out in divine timing.

Crystal Healing
Supports circulation, digestive, sexual organs. Balances mineral content of the body.

Group: Quartz (Silicates-Tectosilicate)
Crystal System: Hexagonal, Trigonal
Composition: SiO2
Form/Habit: Cryptocrystalline
Hardness: 6.5-7
Cleavage: None
Fracture: Conchoidal
Lustre: Vitreous
Streak: White
Specific Gravity: 2.7
Transparency: Opaque
R.I: 1.540
Colour: All, mostly spotted & striped
Birefringence: None
Pleochroism: Absent
Fluorescence: None

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