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.
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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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