Jasper

Virtues in lithotherapy, characteristics and history

JASPER

Jasper is a variety of chalcedony that is very hard to identify because it can have any natural color that exists.

In lithotherapy, it is said that jasper is a soft stone, which acts over the long term. It is therefore advisable to wear it permanently so that it acts on a daily basis.

It is a fine stone (formerly semi-precious stone).

Characteristics of Jasper

Main deposits
Germany, Brazil, France, India, Madagascar, Urals, United States
Aspect
In all colors with geometric figures, striped, spotted, speckled...
Hardness (Mohs scale)
6.5 - 7: hard to scratch with file and sand, scratches glass
Chemical composition
Silicon dioxide: SiO 2

crystal system

Trigonal (Rhombohedral)

chakra

See below for each variety

Trace elements

Silicon

Astrological signs

See below for each variety

Purification and Recharging

Purify Jasper

Recharge Jasper



Jasper can be purified in pure water , in salt water or on pure salt .

For pure salt purification, we recommend the indirect purification method .

To purify your jasper in a water bath, you must soak your stone in pure water for 4 to 5 hours , and for 2 to 3 hours in salt water .


Jasper recharges in sunlight : you can leave your stone for 2 to 3 hours in a bright room.

Be careful not to leave your stone exposed to direct sunlight.

You can also recharge your jasper on a cluster of rock crystal .

Recharging on rock crystal takes about 1 hour and can be done day or night.

VIRTUES IN LITHOTHERAPY

— Red Jasper

On an emotional level

Red Jasper is a stone of friendliness that enhances . It tends to arouse admiration and is therefore ideal for gaining self-confidence and learning to express who you really are.

It is a support stone in everyday life that stimulates the mind : it brings motivation , courage and stimulates the will . It invigorates the spirit of its wearer to give him the strength to fight against the obstacles of life that may stand before him.

On a physical level

Jasper is also stimulating at the physical level: in humans, it acts by stimulating the sexual organs . In women, it helps regulate hormones , especially after difficult ordeals such as miscarriage or voluntary termination of pregnancy.

Silicon, which jasper is rich in, is a trace element present in our skin that promotes healing .

chakra

Root chakra (First chakra, "Muladhara")

Astrological signs

Aries, Scorpio, Taurus

8mm Red Jasper Bracelet

COLOR Properties

RED

Red is a strong color .

It often represents courage , motivation and ambition . Red pushes to action , to commitment in our life and our projects.

It is a dynamic color that traditionally represents fire or blood.

The color red is therefore associated with war and danger. But also and above all to energy , determination , strength , power .

Fire is also passion , love and desire . While the blood takes on a sacred and mystical dimension .

History & traditions

The name jasper comes from the Greek iaspis which means “spotted stone”.

This stone was used in the Neolithic period to make various tools such as bow drills (to light fires) mainly in southern Asia, but also in Brittany.

Jasper was also the favorite gem of the ancient world. It was used by many civilizations and in particular by the Greeks, the Romans, the Egyptians and the Minoans of Crete who made cylinder seals, jewellery, mosaics or even engravings.

This stone has been widely used in decoration and at all times.

In the Middle Ages, Christians engraved religious scenes in heliotrope ( bloodstone ).

In the Czech Republic, it was used to adorn the facades and walls of churches. In Italy, France and Russia, jasper has been widely used since the 16th century to make vases, various decorative objects and furniture.

Lithotherapy is an alternative energy therapy, the indications given do not in any way constitute medical advice, they are taken from cultures and reference works in the field. For any medical problem we invite you to consult your doctor. Never stop treatment without medical advice.

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