Stunning Picture Jasper pendant in gorgeous sterling silver setting (2" long)
Jasper is generally known as a nurturing stone. It ranges in color from Reds, Yellows, Greens, Browns and Oranges. There are several different varieties of Jasper.
It is considered a Power Stone and a Protection Stone. Jasper gives one the courage to speak out and be independent. Because it is a stone of the earth, it is a very "grounding" stone. Although it is a power stone, it is also a gentle stone that brings peace, relaxation, tranquility, comfort, a sense of wholeness and healing. Jasper is used to psychically assist with astral travel. In crystal healing, jasper is used for the liver, gallbladder, stomach ailments and balancing male/female, yin/yang energies.
Picture Jasper, feeling much like Mother Earth, has long been used to create harmony, balance and positive energy flow in your life, especially in your business pursuits. It is often called the stone of Global Awareness. It is often used to stimulate creative visualization. It is told that it is used to bring out into the conscious mind, old and often hidden messages from the past. It is often used to bring out hidden fears as well as hopes. Once the repression is released, the lesson will be revealed.
Physically bringing out the past memories is helpful in healing the emotions that are attached to them. It will bring comfort and alleviate fears. It is a wonderful stone to use to give a boost to the immune system as well as to cleanse the kidneys.
Interesting formation fact: Picture jasper is a petrified or silicated mud that dripped into gas pockets in molten lava. It became superheated and then solidified forming the unusual banded patterns which are typical of this stone.