Have you ever known someone who was so noble and down to earth that you couldn’t help but admire them, or wish you could be more like that? Then Red Jasper is the crystal for you, my friend! This stabilizing stone has a way of rubbing off on people, instilling its owners with grounding energies that can help balance out even the most scattered and frantic of individuals. Want to learn more about the benefits of this comforting crystal? Good, because there’s much to tell!
Get to Know Red Jasper
Red Jasper is one of the many variations of the Jasper stone, which is part of
the Quartz family of crystals. It has a hardness of 6.5 to 7 on the Moh’s scale and is great for use in jewellery. Jasper is an abundant crystal found in large quantities throughout India, Russia, Brazil, France, Germany, and the United States, making it an affordable crystal to add to your collection.
Red Jasper is deep red in colour due to its high concentrations of iron. Historically, Native Americans believed it to be the very blood of Mother Earth, herself. Similarly, in ancient Egyptian culture, Red Jasper was associated with the blood of an ancient deity called Isis.
Interestingly, today, Red Jasper is still revered for its connection to Earth and its almost motherly energies.
Working with Red Jasper
Red Jasper is best used over time. The stabilizing effects rub off on its users slowly and gradually, but one of the great things about this stone is that its effects tend to be more permanent in nature.
This crystal can be used to work directly with the Root Chakra – the energy
centre of safety, stability, consistency, and regulation. Working with Red Jasper can help you bring balance to your Root Chakra, thereby enhancing your sense of safety, stability, and consistency. Use this stone to revitalize your ability to self-regulate and over time you may notice less frantic energy, less anxiety, and an overall more grounded way about yourself.
Red Jasper also stimulates the Sacral Chakra, with the ability to activate and enhance your sexual and creative energies. Other benefits include balancing unstable sexual energy and working with the expression of sexuality.
Use this stone in meditation or while focusing on the Root and/or Sacral Chakra to work directly with these energy centres, or, wear your Red Jasper as jewellery to subtly impact your energy throughout the day.
Other benefits of working with Red Jasper include:
- Increasing endurance
- Improving stamina
- Invigorating your Life-Force energy
- Strengthening your connection to Earth
- Enhancing memory (tip: put a small stone under your pillow to remember dreams)
- Improving overall health
- Balancing emotions
- Encouraging righteous action
Cleansing and Charging Red Jasper
As always, using crystals effectively means caring for them properly. Keep your Red Jasper pieces strong and vibrant by cleansing them regularly with sage. You can also run your crystals under water with the intention to purify them, or, use purifying stones to clear away any stagnant and unwanted energies that they may accumulate.
Many crystal users like to charge their stones under the light of the full moon. As a grounding stone, Red Jasper benefits greatly from being buried in the earth. Keep your stones buried for up to 24 hours to cleans and recharge their energies.
Read more on How to Cleanse and Recharge Crystals here.
Red Jasper Crystals and Astrology
Wondering if Red Jasper is the right stone for you? Turn to astrology to help you decide. This stone is particularly beneficial for the following star signs:
Does taking action without thinking sometimes get you in trouble, Aries? Adding a little Red Jasper into your life could be just the remedy you need! Use this stone to keep your energy and vitality strong with each new project you take on.
If you’re a Leo, then you’re likely very passionate and creative with a generous and giving heart. Use Red Jasper to avoid burning up your endurance with all of that fiery passion.
Virgo is an Earth sign, and if that’s you, Red Jasper can help replenish your natural earthly energies. Stabilize your emotions, get grounded when your tendency for perfectionism tries to take over, and stay energized when you’re powering through your most demanding tasks.
If you’re a Cancer, at times you may feel as if your life is ruled by your emotions.
Red Jasper will help you balance your emotional tendencies and achieve the internal steadiness you seek in life.
Like Virgos, those with a Taurus sun sign are also of the Earth element, which means your grounded energy, consistent nature, and virtuous spirit can only be strengthened by Red Jasper.
*Check out all our zodiac sets here, the perfect gift to anyone!
Add Red Jasper to Your Collection
For down to earth and honourable energy that’ll rub off on you, make Red Jasper your new mineral kingdom, best friend. The stabilizing benefits of this stone can lead to better health, more balanced emotions, and a stronger sense of righteousness.
In today’s world, we all could use a little more of that in our lives. Add this brilliant stone to your collection today!
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Love & Light
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