Jasper – The Natural Gemstone that Mimics the Many Moods of Nature
Of all the numerous, stunning stones one could describe, none is more unbelievably versatile and intensely beautiful, than jasper. Jasper seems to be made up of the very spiritual and natural world around it. It mimics the glow of sunshine, the soft sheen of endless desert sands, the wavy blue of oceans, the dark shadows of mountains that rise up out of valleys that undulate in shades of green.
This, sometimes dazzling, sometimes hypnotic stone, is thought to be aligned with the electromagnetic energies of the planet. Jasper seems to bring you closer to the natural world and inspire a heightened awareness of the endless energy of everything around us.
Jasper has been celebrated through talismans and jewelry for centuries. It was worn by Shamans, priests and kings. The Egyptians wore amulets made from jasper and inscribed with words from the Book of the Dead. They buried these beautiful pieces with the departed, hoping the jasper gemstones would provide safe passage into the afterlife.
There are an abundance of jasper stones that come in a kaleidoscope of colors and patterns. Each individual gem is often named for the way it looks or, the region it comes from. There is Black Jasper, Blue Jasper, Brecciated Jasper (jasper containing hematite – predominately deep red, veined and patterned with flecks of brown, black and beige.) Sometimes it even has clear crystal inclusions. To name just a few more, there is Mookaite Jasper, Picture Jasper, Leopardskin Jasper – and the list is endless.
This remarkable gemstone that works so well into the fashion of necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings, is a Base Chakra stone. It is thought to cleanse and realign the various parts of ourselves, with one another. Binding the physical to the mental and emotional, jasper is treasured for its beauty and for the deeply spiritual meanings it is thought to possess.
Many times, when I am working with jasper natural stones, I find myself rubbing them gently between my fingers and discovering, they seem to impart a gentleness, a calmness and a soothing tranquility, that is so sought after in today’s hectic and often, chaotic world. You cannot have too much beauty in your life and when beauty is coupled with tranquility and a connection to the natural world, than it is truly something of magic and wonder!
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