Flame Jasper pendant (1-1/2" diameter)
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.
All Jaspers have excellent protective energies, but they do not give the "quick energy lift" that some other stones do. 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.
When you think of the phrase "Solid as a Rock" Jasper comes to mind. It is a stone that works slowly, providing constant, slow, deliberate energy, especially good in time of needed change without the chaos a total upheaval would cause. It is a good stone for working with shy or timid people who need change.
It provides protection from other people, forces and even from yourself! It can keep you from getting carried away, or lead astray, and being diverted from your goals. Jasper helps to give you courage in preparation for conflict, either physical or emotional.
Red Jasper has been called the “Stone of Counselors and Healers.” Thought to induce health and re-birth, and it is often used by Shamans and others for protection and self-healing. Red Jasper facilitates remembering dreams. Helps to balance out unfair situations. It is said to afford some protection of first and third chakra area. Red Jasper is used to activate the first chakra, at the base of the spine. This is said to increase the life-force energies, (also known as Chi, Prana etc.) and offers grounding and strength – emotional and physical. It is also called the Earth Stone, and its energy is useful to remind us that we are here on the earth to bring joy to others and self.