Jasper is one of a variety of Quartz. It is a dense, opaque, microcrystalline crystal. Fibrous and grainy varieties of Quartz are often grouped together and referred to as Chalcedony. Jasper is colored by oxides of iron and known for its deep earthy tones of red, yellow, brown, and green, sometimes in shades of blue or purple, and displays wonderful contrasts in its banding, inclusions, pictures, and small circular patterns. Its name comes from the Latin and Old French words for spotted or speckled stone. Jasper is most commonly found in India, Russia, Egypt, Madagascar, Australia, as well as in many countries in South and North America. Jasper is the best for stress and is said to help achieve a state of calm and zen.
Zodiac: Leo, Virgo, Scorpio
Numerical Vibration: Number 6
Typical colors: Brown, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green
Known as the “Supreme Nurturer” Jasper is a stone of grounding and stability, providing comfort and security, strength and healing. Its presence balances the aura to a level of wholeness & peace and acts as a reminder that one is not here on the physical plane simply for oneself, but to bring joy and substance to others. Jasper is said to draw out the truth from within & helps you to see things clearly and be honest with yourself. Jasper provides protection and absorbs negative energy and balances yin and yang. Different types and color of jasper benefit differently as they have their own qualities. Jasper is found in Tiger Iron.