Crystal System: Complex Combination
Hardness: Complex Combination
Chakra: Heart and Solar Plexus
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Beneficial For: Analytical Abilities, Aura Stabilization, Bringing the Body into Balance, Concentration, Emotional Trauma, Energy Transformation, Negativity, Patience, Perception, PMS, Responsibility, Self Confidence, Service, and Stress
Jasper is an aggregate of microgranular quartz and chalcedony as well as other mineral phases. It is an opaque variety of silica, occurring as red, yellow, brown, or green in color and rarely occurring as blue. It’s most common form occurs as red, due to the iron inclusion oxidizing as it reacts with oxygen. Used in a variety of purposes including vases, snuff boxes and seals.
Jasper’s name means spotted rock or speckled stone depending on which language you are using to trace its origins. We are archaeological records from throughout the ancient world, from the Israelites to the MInoans in Crete of how the stone was used which was mostly ornamentation as well as carving jasper and setting it in signet rings for sealing contracts and matters of the state.
Orbicular Jasper is a variety of Jasper containing different colored and sized orbs or spherical inclusions. The stones are very popular after polishing and are often used as an ornamental stone or gemstone. This particular stone has many nicknames including kinradite, oregonite, ocean and poppy patterned depending on the stone’s source. Ocean Jasper is a specific variety found in Madagascar. Ocean Jasper is thought to be connected the Lost City, Atlantis and is also called the Atlantis Stone. It was discovered at the Millenium so it also is believed to have prophetic properties. The pattern symbolizes the interconnectedness of all things and encourages the journeys of humankind. In addition to carrying the properties of Jasper, Quartz, and Agate, Ocean Jasper reminds us that nature as with all things are cyclical, rhythmical and fluid and assists with coping with the changes.With gentle nurturing Ocean Jasper brings to the surface long hidden unresolved emotional issues and helps the wearer to accept responsibility for oneself.