What is Red Jasper?
Red Jasper is a member of the Chalcedony mineral class. It is an opaque version of quartz with a vitreous luster and opaque transparency. Jasper also comes in shades of green, yellow, black, orange, yellow, blue, and brown. Red Jasper has a deep red coloring ranging from bright red to brownish red. The meaning of Red Jasper is grounding, passion, and protection.
Ground Yourself with the Red Jasper Gemstone
Daring, delicate and the dreamiest shade of fire red, Red Jasper is one of those stones that screams energy right down to its very core. Beautifully aligned with the root chakra, Red Jasper may look like trouble, but it actually comes with incredible grounding properties, inviting you to keep one foot firmly on the floor no matter how high you are flying. It’s a stone that brings balance, stamina, courage, and the inner strength of a warrior. It’s lush, it's deep, and it's utterly nurturing for the soul.
Known as the supreme nurturer, it’s no surprise that this is one of those healing crystals you turn to in times of needing warm comfort. It’s called The Stone of Endurance and Nurturing, as it feeds back to you your own inner power that can sometimes get lost in the shuffle. When your body and mind need re-energizing, here’s how you turn to Red Jasper’s healing properties to put you back on track. Jasper can come in a range of colors; black jasper, dalmatian jasper, and even fancy jasper, but Red Jasper is the stone that comes kissed with the fiery force to carry you through. This stimulating and protective stone holds a deep red coloring, often flecked with shades of grey. Some stones can take on an orange glow whereas others can be as brick red as a chimney. The shading comes from its high level of iron, which is why it also has such a grounding glorious force. It’s a heavy stone in its heart, laced with a gravitational pull and fresh with memories of the earth's molten core. It boasts deep resonating vibrations with the earth which is why it such a solid grounding force.
If you are wondering where Red Jasper can be found it can be picked and plucked from all corners of the earth. From the vanilla soaked sands of Madagascar to the rainforests of Brazil, the wildlands of the United States, and the deserts of Australia, you will find Red Jasper deep in the rich folds of the earth.
Red Jasper is an ancient stone with a long history of healing. For centuries it has been celebrated as a talisman for magicians, scholars and scribes. It was also a favored stone of warriors setting out into battle, those who needed strong healing properties and a blood connection on the battlefield. According to Viking legend, Siegfried the Dragon Slayer had his magic sword inlaid with Red Jasper to give him the courage to destroy monsters. It is also said in the bible that this stone adorned the breastplate of Aaron, the first high priest. It was a stone of Isis and Amazon warriors. Native Americans also have a long history with Red Jasper, turning to it as a way to reignite health and to bring about rebirth.
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Red Jasper Healing Properties
A supremely nurturing stone that comes closely connected to Mother Earth, Red Jasper has long been serving all those who choose to welcome this bright burning stone into their life. Bringing about a sense of balance in both your emotional and physical wellbeing, here are all the bright and fiery benefits of Red Jasper’s healing properties…
Physical Healing Properties
Red Jasper is a highly protective stone known for guarding against all kinds of threats. This was why it was such a popular crystal for warriors or those on the battlefields. Not only does it ward off danger, not to mention electromagnetic smog and pollution, but it is known for keeping the blood circulatory system strong and the body in a constant state of detox.
Whether you tend to be shy when it comes to sexual encounters or even overaggressive – Red Jasper can be used across the board to help heal sexual issues in couples and individuals. It enhances the power of tantra, it promotes sexual interest and compatibility with your partner, and it stirs up individual stimulation leading to creative courage, a fiery passion, and a healthy attitude towards sex.
Mental & Emotional Healing Properties
Also known as The Endurance Stone, Red Jasper invites you to keep your focus and strength regardless of whatever task you are doing, especially during times of stress. For those who feel as though their mind and energy can flit out of focus, Red Jasper can bring you back. It is an exceptional tool for using as part of your meditation practice as alongside inviting endurance in difficult situations it has strong spiritual properties too.
If you are crawling out of a chaotic time in your life, Red Jasper can be used as part of the divine healing process. It’s a stone that is deeply connected to the roots, meaning that it tethers you to the earth beneath your feet, giving you the strength to stand strong as you renew and revitalize your soul. If there was ever a time to feel a new lease of life, Red Jasper works as the calendar turn.
If you feel like you go through life a little on the numb side, struggling to spark creativity and stoke your inner fire of self-confidence, then Red Jasper can help to raise your personal passion levels. Passion applies to everything, not just what goes on between the sheets. We need passion to live fulfilling lives; whether this is passion and zest for personal relationships, for the work we do, the travels we take, or the ways we choose to spend our time. Red Jasper can reignite the spark in your life and gift you emotional stability.
Red Jasper is connected to the base chakras which is why it holds such strong protective properties. It helps us to feel grounded in this world and has an uncanny ability to stir up our life force by shaking stagnant energy out from all of our energy points – from the Sacral Chakra to the Heart Chakra. Along with boosting our life force energy, Red Jasper is also known for rousing your kundalini serpent. The kundalini serpent speaks to the energy that sits at the base of our spine. When roused from slumber, this energy can cause spirals up through our body and lead to deep spiritual awakenings.
If you find it tough to stand your ground or face up to things that take courage and power, then Red Jasper can gift you that fire in your belly. This is a stone that brings to light your inner power which is why it’s such a good choice for those with challenges to face.
Of all the Zodiac signs the ones that sit with Red Jasper the best are Leo, Virgo and Scorpio. Leo comes as no surprise with its red-hot roar and lions energy. For the Leo who is vivacious, as bright as a burning star, and always ready to fill their life with passion – Red Jasper makes for the perfect match. One way in which the healing properties of Red Jasper can help balance the Leo out is by bringing its cloak of protection. Leo’s can get a little lost in what other people think of them and Red Jasper can keep them standing strong and not feeling as hurt by the words of others. Red Jasper is also the birthstone for Aries, another stone ruled by passion and fire. Red Jasper fits Aries like a glove, they are both warriors and pioneers who aren’t afraid to tackle all obstacles set in their way.
How to Use Red Jasper
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There are many ways to welcome Red Jasper into your world. Whether selecting sparkling gemstone jewelry, turning over a worry stone during meditation, or bringing the crystal into your Feng Shui practice, the aim is simple – let this stone shine its light on you. Knowing how to effectively use Red Jasper to bring out the best of its power is simple. Having it in your life will start to invite positive change to start seeping in.
Home & Office
When it comes to Feng Shui, Red Jasper is often worn as jewelry as this seems to be how the stone strikes with truth and honor. If you want to bring Feng Shui stones into your home then bring them into the bedroom to up your sexual activity and forge closer spiritual connections with your partner. For those who prefer to tap into the protective and grounding properties, place the stones in a bowl by the entrance to your home or in the center of any room that attracts higher emotions, and let Red Jasper do its healing.
When you feel the weight of trouble or despair, turn to a piece of Red Jasper and bring it into your meditation practice. To truly get the benefit of beautiful Red Jasper, it brings a shot of self-esteem when you feel your own is at a low. Hold the Red Jasper, infuse it with intention, and enter meditation with thoughts of renewed strength.
Wearing Red Jasper is one of the best ways to bring consistent healing, strength, and passion into your life. If you choose an amulet, talisman, or piece of jewelry containing Red Jasper, you can be sure that it will always have your back as long as you are wearing it. By wearing your Red Jasper Bracelet, you are putting on a cloak of protection, you are keeping its rich vibrations flowing through your skin, and you are saying yes to awareness of your own power.
Other stones that complement the fiery power of Red Jasper jewelry include the rosy red kiss of the Ruby. If you want to balance out the high energy of Red Jasper then turn to a stone like Amethyst to bring a gentle sense of serenity to the rich element of this simmering silicon dioxide stone. Agate is another great stone to match with Red Jasper.
How to Cleanse Your Gemstone
Thanks to its potent protective nature and its ability to absorb negativity, it's important to keep your Red Jasper riding high and hitting its fullest potential. This is a stone that works best when it has been cleansed back to its innate purity. Here are a couple of ways in which you can relight the fire in your Red Jasper…
One of the easiest ways to clear the energy of your crystal is to place it under the light of a full moon. Before taking it out and leaving it to soak up the feminine energy of a big moon, give it a little bath and wipe down with gentle soap and water so it is clean and refreshed and ready to drink up that lunar energy.
Smudging your Red Jasper is another way in which you can be sure to chase the clouds away. Moving with intention, light your sage bundle and approach your piece of Red Jasper. Surround the Red Jasper with smoke or pass the stone through the smoke and imagine the negativity clearing and leaving your crystal as pure as the day it was plucked from the earth.
Final Thoughts on Red Jasper
The Blood of Mother Earth, Red Jasper is a stone deeply connected to roots, nature, and the ability to stand in your own strength. Sometimes, even though we aren’t at war, the modern world can feel like a battlefield, and we can all benefit from a heady dose of strength, commitment, justice, and the bravery to stand in the power of our own authentic self. If you tend to feel lost, low on energy, in a negative bind with your own relationship to sex and passion, then this could be the stone you need to carve out a new lease of life. Red Jasper is a joy to behold and works wonders for bringing healing to the body, mind and soul.
Do you have any experience with Red Jasper? We would love to hear your thoughts on this fiery fine-tuned stone and its crystal meanings.