What is Red Jasper?
Jasper in all its forms is a variety of Chalcedony, which is actually a microcrystalline Quartz. Usually opaque, it comes in a huge variety of colours, some plain and others beautifully patterned.
Red Jasper, as its name suggests is a rich russety red, sometimes with brown or creamy markings. The red colouration comes from trace amounts of iron. It's a fairly accessible stone with deposits found in many places including the USA, South Africa, Russia and Europe.
What is the Meaning of Red Jasper?
Red Jasper is known as the Stone of Endurance and also as the Supreme Nurturer. It certainly has a lot to live up to!
It has a gentle but powerful energy, promoting a sense of determination, courage and stamina. Supporting the lower Root and Sacral Chakras, Red Jasper can help you feel safe and protected while giving you the warrior strength to take on the next challenge.
It's no surprise that Red Jasper is associated with blood. Historically it was thought to support the circulatory system and detox the body. Warriors going into battle would be given Red Jasper as a protective amulet. It is also a great crystal for use during pregnancy.
How to use Red Jasper
- Meditating is a great way to connect with Red Jasper - place it on the Root chakra or simply hold it in your hands.
- Place a piece of Red Jasper in your bedroom to boost passion and vitality
- Red Jasper in the workspace can increase productivity and focus
- Wear Red Jasper jewellery for all day crystal support