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.
Crystal System: Trigonal
Source: South America
Zodiac Sign: Taurus and Virgo
Beneficial For: Clarity, Creativity, Emotional Balance,
Self-respect, and Stress
Jasper’s name means spotted rock or speckled stone depending on which language you are using to trace its origins. We know from 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.
In addition to having the properties of Jasper, Rainforest Jasper draws your attention to the action of plants and herbs and activates herbal healing knowledge, passing on wisdom especially down the female line. If you are feeling lost at the soul level, Rainforest Jasper takes one back to one's roots, allowing oneself to be grounded and anchored there and reassess the situation objectively. This is a stone of being, promoting inner quiet and literally being without thought, which allows the user to move effortlessly back into balance and to accept yourself as you are without needing to change.