The Magic Of Red Jasper•
Posted on April 11 2020
Restore Your Inner Balance
Red Jasper is well known for its ability to help us ground ourselves and find our inner balance.
Many practices use Red Jasper in meditation or grounding purposes, easing yourself into a meditative state and also for meditations for reconnecting with Mother Nature.
It is the opaque variety of Quartz that has its red color thanks to the high concentrations of iron. The red color of Red Jasper vibes with the root chakra - the center of grounding and balance in our chakra systems.
Red Jasper’s name derives from the Greek word for jasper – “iaspi” which when translated means “spotted stone”. The word red was simply added because of the rich, deep red color for which Red Jasper is known for.
More about Red Jasper
Keywords for Red Jasper:
Some keywords for Red Jasper include balance, inner strength, life energy, courage, and perseverance. If you are seeking to work on overcoming your fears and finding your inner courage then Red Jasper can bring profound insight during your meditations. Red Jasper is an amazing crystal that can help you to find your inner balance, and ground yourself in the present moment through meditations. It’s also great if you feel like you are constantly exhausted because it’s a crystal that helps in increasing your life energy. If you feel like you have been starting a lot of projects but you lack the perseverance to see them through, then working with red jasper can help you to thrive and be more productive.
Origin Of Red Jasper:
Red Jasper is a fairly common crystal and is available on all continents – India, Indonesia, Brazil, and Russia.
Are There Different Types of Red Jasper?
No! There are different types of Jasper, but there is only one Red Jasper.
How To Tell If Your Red Jasper Is Real?
A couple of quick tips to check if your Red Jasper is real are:
Red Jasper is red. Some crystals may have a slightly lighter or darker red, but should still remain primarily red. The color will not be consistent all around, it should vary.
An authentic Red Jasper is usually mostly clear in appearance where bubbles and discolorations are unlikely.
Look for imperfections, natural stones have imperfections even if they are cut.
Red Jasper Mohs Hardness:
The Mohs Hardness for Red Jasper is 7.0 making it a durable stone.
How To Cleanse Your Red Jasper:
Red Jasper can be cleansed in a variety of ways. Smudging with sage, lavender or palo santo is a great way to cleanse your Red Jasper. Using a tuning fork will also do the trick. A tap or two will knock off any yucky energy. Also, since Red Jasper has Mohs Hardness of 7.0, you can cleanse this stone with saltwater as well. Soak your crystal in a bowl of water with sea salt for at least 20 to 30 minutes. Finally, leaving your Red Jasper under a Full Moon on your windowsill will cleanse it fully and thoroughly. No matter what way you chose to cleanse your Red Jasper, just be sure to set an intention that your crystal is cleansed with all that does not belong to you.
Chakras Red Jasper Connects Best With:
Red Jasper is a crystal that connects the best with the Root Chakra, and it is most commonly used for re-balancing the root chakra. However, Red Jasper increases life energy which is why it can also be used to re-energize and balance all the other chakras. The Root Chakra or the Base Chakra is the very first chakra of our energetic system. It’s the foundation for the whole energetic system in our bodies. When the Root Chakra is disbalanced, the whole chakra system suffers from that disbalance. Like the foundation, the Root Chakra is the center of grounding, security, courage, and life itself. Red Jasper connects deeply with the Root Chakra, and it’s an amazing crystal to work with while balancing the root chakra.
Birthstone Month for Red Jasper:
Although it’s not a traditional birthstone it’s considered as a stone that connects with people born in March.
Zodiac Sign for Red Jasper:
Although there isn’t a specific zodiac sign for Red Jasper, the signs of Aries and Scorpio have a deep connection with Red Jasper.
Element Red Jasper Connect With:
Red Jasper is connected to the element of Fire. Fire is believed to be the element that improves self-confidence, sense of self-worth, energizes and improves leadership skills.
Affirmations Associated With Red Jasper:
Some key affirmations to use with Red Jasper are:
I am fearless.
I am an unwavering force.
I am productive.
I am overcoming my fears.
I am in complete balance and harmony with myself.
I am my own sanctuary.
I am filled with life energy.
I am becoming stronger and stronger.
The Best Ways to Use Red Jasper
There are soo many ways to use Red Jasper in your crystal healing work. The best ways are in a root chakra meditation and in a crystal grid.
For Root Chakra Meditation:
Lay down in a comfortable position
Take 5 calming breaths, relaxing deeper with each breath
Place your Red Jasper below your belly button.
Sit with the Red Jasper in place for as long as you feel comfortable, pushing away any thoughts and focusing on your breathing.
When you are ready, share your gratitude with the universe.
Repeat whenever you need to work on balancing and grounding yourself.
You can use Red Jasper for a Crystal Grid to focus on getting rid of fears and to work on grounding yourself. Check out this post on how to create a crystal grid here.
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