Chakra: Root (1st)

Red Jasper

Red Jasper is gently stimulating and also an extremely protective stone. It can neutralise radiation and other forms of environmental and electromagnetic pollution. Red Jasper rectifies unjust situations and grounds energy. Brings problems to light and provides insights into difficult situations. An excellent “worry bead”, Red Jasper calms the emotions. Aids in dream recall. Cleans and stabilises the aura. A stone of health, Red Jasper strengthens and detoxifies the circulatory system, blood and liver.

Formula: SiO2

Zodiac: Leo, Virgo, Scorpio

Color: Red and brown

Locality:  India, Russia, Brazil, Germany, France and the USA

Planet: Mars

Element: Fire

Vibration: Number 6

Red jasper is just one color variation of jasper, which is an opaque, impure type of silica and form of chalcedony. It can also come in green, brown, yellow, and sometimes (but rarely) even blue. The red color in red jasper is due to iron inclusions. The name “jasper” means “spotted or speckled stone,” in reference to the appearance of many kinds of jasper. Any color version of this rock owes its appearance to the mineral content of original ash or sediments.

In the metaphysical world, jasper represents contentment, relaxation, nurturing, consolation, compassion, healing, completion, and tranquility. Red jasper resonates with the base chakra. On top of the aforementioned energies given off by all forms of jasper, red jasper in particular is also considered to be a very protective and stimulating stone. It is believed to neutralize radiation and electromagnetic and environmental pollution, ground energy, rectify unjust situations, bring issues to light, provide insight into complicated scenarios, calm the emotions (it makes a wonderful worry stone), and clean and stabilize the body’s aura. Red jasper is also said to greatly enhance dream recall. If you wish to test this, try simply holding and gazing into a specimen and/or placing it underneath your pillow before you go to sleep each night. In doing this, in addition to your improved dream recall abilities, you may also notice that your creative side has seemed to come out. Many claim that this is yet another beneficial influence provided by red jasper.

In the world of physical healing, red jasper is used by crystal healers to regulate metabolic energies, provide vitality and strength, boost physical stamina, support the overall health and proper functioning of the circulatory system (and thus address hemorrhoids, exhaustion, anemia and a plethora of heart conditions), ease recovery from surgery, increase fertility and libido, promote safe pregnancy, fetal growth and childbirth, and treat loss of smell, gout and epilepsy. Because red jasper is believed to assist in the generation of muscle tissue, those who body build, weight lift, or simply wish to enhance the effects of their regular exercise routine might consider wearing or keeping a specimen with them when they work out.