Red Jasper in the Gemstone LibraryRed Jasper

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Name Origin: The name means, "spotted or speckled stone", and is derived from Greek “iaspis.”

Historical significance/folklore: Through out history, the stone Jasper has been famous as the “Supreme Nurturer”. This stone has been used and revered by people world over. Most people believe that this supreme nurturer has magical and healing powers, which heal the soul and body. Historical records suggest that this stone has been a symbol of helping fellow beings and wholeness. The natives of America believed that Jasper could protect them in astral travel and also could open the gateways of the spiritual realms. People used to wear jasper to drive away evil spirits, and protect themselves from spiders and snakes. Jasper also had a reputation as a "rain bringer."

Gemstone properties: Jasper stimulates courage, balancing all energies. It can enhance confidence, boldness, and assertiveness. It brings courage and promotes honesty. It promotes organizational skills, seeing a task all the way through. Transforming ideas into action brings problems into the forefront. Jasper is a stone of physical grounding. It is also considered a stone for fertility. It is nurturing and protecting stone.

Healing properties: Jasper has many healing qualities, Libido, blockages to liver and bile ducts, balancing mineral content of the body, treating deterioration in the kidneys, spleen, bladder, liver and stomach, environmental pollution and stress.