Hardness: 6.5 – 7
Zodiac: Capricorn, Aquarius
Chakra: Crown, Root, Soul Star
Planet: Saturn, Mercury
Element: Earth, Air
Found: Found all over the world with concentrations in Africa, Russia, India, France, Germany and the U.S.
Jasper is composed mostly of Chalcedony, microcrystalline Quartz, with a trigonal crystal structure. Jasper can include up to 20% foreign materials, which is what accounts for the variety of Jaspers, colors and patterns.
Metaphysical & Spiritual Properties
Jasper in general tend to have a slow, consistent frequency. They are gentle, earth bound, nurturing & relaxing. They are known to as a stone of protection, dispelling negative and evil energies, and serving as a guardian throughout the day. All Jaspers bring gentle grounding.
Silver Leaf Jasper gets its name, rightfully so, from the swirling leaf patterns that appear in the stone. It aids in bringing balance to oneself and intentions, as well as strength of purpose. It can aid its bearer to become more independent, increase their discipline, and willpower.
Incorporating the Red into Silver Leaf Jasper brings added stability in the Root, or Base Chakra, while imbuing strong life force energies. You may find an increase sense of self and being more present in your “here and now,” bringing overall joy and wholeness to your being. It brings the overall sense of being cared for.
Red Silver Leaf Jasper can enhance your intuitive & meditation practices, and allow you to trust your intuition much more, pulling in and grounding down those messages into your body and daily practices.
~ The word “jasper” comes from the Greek word “iaspi” which means “spotted stone.”
~ Ancient Egyptians wore Jasper scarab amulets to increase sexual energy
~ Said to drive away evil spirits and protect against snake and spider bites
~ In the fourth century, it was thought to bring rain
~ Believed to a quintessential stone of life-force energy, and good for fighting exhaustion and fatigue
~ In the Middle Ages, Jasper was known as the Warrior’s Stone
~ Jasper is said to align all Chakras simultaneously