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What Is Jasper?

What is Jasper Stone?

I dont know if you have noticed, but the world is full of Jaspers…

So many in fact, that each has a name normally given around its appearance. Often times though Ill get one (ok I am lying, more than one) that is sold to me as ‘Jasper’. Why? because it is a Jasper, only they are unaware of its ‘commercial’ name.  Many new Jaspers are un-surfaced and who names them I have no idea… some names are a perfect fit and others leave a lot to be desired.

So for fun and education, I would like to share a Jasper identification chart. I am sure you will understand that these are a guide and that many people name the same Jasper stone a different name, and that many Jaspers do, in fact, look quite similar. Even still Jaspers from the same slab appear quite differently, however this is a good start to help you identify some of the many types of Jaspers in the market.

So what is Jasper?

Jasper means “spotted or speckled stone”.

Jasper is made of mostly silica (so its a chalcedony or type of quartz) with a fine sedimentary consistency like clay, that is mostly opaque and comes in many colours which transpire depending on the minerals present in the sediment or ash that is contained within the silica as it forms. It is thought that Jasper is created by hydro thermal movement as it is forming or hot water swooshing around that gives many types of jasper the appearance of layers or movement.

Here are some pictures of various types of Jaspers. As you can see their colours and patterns are both unique and varied as are their names. It is easy to see where some get their names, other names are given by those who found them or locations they come from. Many are artistic license.

Many names or types of Jasper include Picture Jasper, Red Jasper, Kambaba Jasper, Landscape Jasper, Biggs Jasper, Frog Skin Jasper, Zebra Jasper, Mookite Jasper, Brecciated Mookiate Jasper, Brecciated Jasper, Picasso Jasper, Artistic Jasper, Exotica Jasper, Succor Jasper, Wilow Creek jasper, Dalmation Jasper, Cobra Jasper, Ghost’s Eye jasper, Dallasite Jasper, Dendritic Jasper, Stone Canyon Jasper, Plume Jasper, Bamboo Jasper, Lizard Skin Jasper, Polychrome Jasper, Desert Jasper, Ocean Jasper, Orbical Jasper, Poppy Jasper, Montana Bark Jasper, Snake Skin Jasper, Owyhee Jasper, Fancy jasper, Spiderman jasper, Starburst Jasper, Leopard Skin Jasper, Rainforest Jasper or Rhyolite, Morgan Hill Poppy Jasper, Burro Jasper.


Jaspers meaning or metaphysical properties

Jasper is a gentle but pervasive energy whose appearance is wide and varied as the locations it comes from… each piece is to me, in fact a picture… Unlike most other stones, Jasper is artistic, diverse in form and colour…

Each piece is unique and magical in its own way and reminds us that we all see life differently, and that sharing our views with others to help them expand is what we came here to do. Acceptance and nurturing come with this stone too… We are each as individual as each piece of Jasper yet we are of the same substance. Jasper makes its effects known slowly and gradually, just like nature and so just as its physical nature is sedimentary and of the earth, so it is a an excellent grounding stone.

Jasper allows us to feel at home, safe and protected while here in the physical, knowing we are all one and made of the same stuff. Jasper is the stone of selflessness; it is the mother of all stones bringing about Love of all mankind as we learn that the power of sharing and caring for each other. It brings balance, stability and relieves negativity so you can move towards your desired outcome in a focused manner, without being scattered.

It is an emotionally calming stone, and is an excellent stone for either those who are hypersensitive to crystalline energy and find it difficult to work with, or for those who like change to be a gradual, unfolding process.

All Japser can be used as a protection stone. Each jasper has its own unique energies in addition to jaspers general properties.

  • Red Jasper assists in transmuting emotional, mental and physical pain, especially menstrual pain.
  • Black Jasper is highly protective and brings good luck.
  • Cobra Jasper brings mental clarity and peace to emotional people.
  • Brecciated Jasper brings wholeness, happiness, a positive outlook and eases stress.
  • Dalmation Jasper makes you aware of the illusory story of our lives that we are spinning and to see both sides of it and make better choices.
  • Exotica Jasper is cleansing and works to realign all aspects of your being.
  • Fancy Jasper nurtures bringing comfort and peace to your situations
  • Kambaba Jasper is soothing and allows the bodies energy to flow.
  • Leopard Skin Jasper speaks through the power of Totem animals, to work together for the greater good and success of all. Good for business.
  • Mookite / Mookaite Jasper for Self Esteem, Dreams, Meditation, Fear, Depression, Communication, Calm, working with Children, Balance, Protection, Openness.
  • Ocean Jasper stabilises the emotions and allows us to feel safe through changes, instilling patience.
  • Picture Jasper brings harmony, greater vision appreciation and connection with the bigger picture.
  • Poppy Jasper is cleansing and energising and can be used to organise and redirect scattered energies.
  • Rainforest Jasper / Rain Forest Jasper/ Rhyolite for energy, strength, awareness and resolution
  • Lizard Stone Jasper / Lizard Skin Jasper is great for support in times of change.

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  1. Matt Reply

    I used to reference your alphabetized list of crystal descriptions daily. I hope you bring that back with the new website. And even adding crystals. Another thing that would be helpful to me is knowing the elemental alignments of the crystals.

  2. Jenny Reply

    I loved the old way of looking up crystals, the a to z list was perfect, I really hope you bring this back. I thought I’d gone to the wrong site, and it took me several attempts to get the information I wanted. I don’t want you to think I’m complaining about this site, as I said in the past, this was my favourite website for crystal information, I think it’s amazing. I just wish that wealth of information was still as accessible.

    1. Bec Author Reply

      Hi Jenny, the old site was hacked and I have to rebuild it. What was there was 10 years of daily additions. I hear you. Believe me! I am working to get it all back. Its just going to take some time. I will have the guide available for download soon – that way youll always have it. I will let you know when its ready lovely – thanks for the vote of confidence 🙂

  3. Iris Miller Reply

    Thanks again for all your hard work Bec, so happy to see you back with us. ♡

  4. Tricia Reply

    Hullo Bec I’ve just come across your lovely website , I bought at the weekend a most beautiful Polychrome Jasper, she called me I’m not crackers! I was looking for crystals for a workshop I am doing ,in a fab crystal shop , I haven’t bought a crystal for a good ten years and its definitely not my colouring brown creams swirly with tan and red actually I think she quiet lovely. I cleansed her put in the sunshine and took her to bed putting her in my left hand. The main reason for emailing I felt a pulsating in my hand and up my arm this has happened from Sunday to now , I’ve meditated with crystals all over the world Bec but never has this happened, have you come across this before? Its not in my mind this really happens because I have taken it away and tried again, I will leave it with you and would love to hear from you in what you feel about it all . Love you website one of the best I feel, especially as you have been sabotaged . Mind you what comes round goes round and I feel they will know some how what they have undone , the universe is all knowing and all seeing. I wish you so much Bec, with my blessings Tricia

    1. Bec Author Reply

      Hey Tricia, so pleased you found your way here… I totally get that you got called – I am glad you listened, especially when it wasnt your usual pick… they are often the most powerful transforms for us. So well done you!

      So what you are picking up on is the vibration the jasper is emitting. This pulse is the crystals pulse, just like we have a pulse and it creates our energy field – so do crystals. If you sit with it and allow yourself to match its pulse you will get all kinds of awareness around whats its opening up for you. The fact you are picking up onit means there is something there for you, so just settle into it and allow its energy to merge with yours.

      Thanks for the positive juju and light – I am loving hearing that – especially after the crazy chaos that has come with the hacking. its good to know my work and love made a difference in peoples lives – so thank you for inspiring me to keep on!

      Let me know how you go with the merging of pulses 🙂
      Much love

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