JASPER: The name Jasper is derived from a Greek word meaning “spotted stone”. Jaspers can include up to 20% foreign materials, which account for its wide variety of colors and patterns. It is known as the “supreme nurturer”, and reminds us we are not only here for ourselves but also to support our fellow humans. Jasper was often worn by shamans to provide protection, and is a stone that accepts intense responsibility in the realm of protection. It protects against negativity and helps one to be grounded to the stabilizing energy of the Earth.
- Fancy Jasper: It grounds one firmly in the body and focuses the mental energies on dealing with whatever issues and duties are most significant at the time. It helps prevent procrastination and assists one in making coherent plans for the future. It encourages one’s outlook on life by cutting difficulties and fears down to size. It is also a good, slow healing stone.
- Picture Jasper: It can be used in mediation to merge with the consciousness of Earth and to the ancient knowledge of living in balance. It aids in attuning to power spots through Earth’s electromagnetic fields and energy systems and can help one link with distant places and times.