Let's talk about Jasper and some of its healing properties and uses. Jasper is an opaque variety of Quartz and comes in a HUGE variety of colors, from simple colors like red and yellow to patterned Jaspers like Picasso and Pictured, to fancy Jaspers such as Kambaba, Moukaite, and Ocean Jasper that can only be found in small select regions. Jaspers are sometimes mixed with other minerals such as Unakite, which is Red Jasper mixed with Epidote. Jasper was a favorite in the ancient world, with many civilizations using it for jewelry, seals, and carvings.
Its metaphysical properties include: being a strong grounding crystal, it centers the mind and body, it helps to achieve a deep meditative state, it's a supportive crystal for difficult times, it promotes quick thinking and organization.
Now that we have an understanding of Jasper as a whole, let's dive into a few specific types of jaspers and their meanings, starting with Kambaba Jasper. Kambaba jasper is also known as Crocodile jasper in reference to its resemblance to crocodile skin. This stone may be used to increase money flow and prosperity into your life. If kept in the workplace, it improves and already established career or business interest, and wards off any unnecessary changes. Kambaba jasper is perfect for keeping a venture on course, a project on schedule, and a life on track. Place in the southeast corner of your desk or workspace as a talisman of physical growth and strength.
Next, Red Jasper, to ancient civilizations red jasper was associated with blood and to the Egyptians specifically, with the blood of the goddess Isis. Made into protective amulets, the stone was placed around the neck of the deceased to ward off evil in the afterlife. Native American indigenous people used red jasper to promote good health and aid in child birth. In ancient Greece the third century poet, Possidippus called the stone "misty jasper, the ethereal stone," retelling the ancient Mesopotamian creation myth that one of the spheres of the heavens was formed from jasper. The stone connects dreams, ideas and allows your to transform your life with self-belief, assertive power and to stay in harmony with others. Place in the northeast corner of your home to attract wisdom, skill and knowledge.
There are many more varieties of jasper with varying properties. However, in general, jasper is a manifestation stone that absorbs excess energy to help with energetic balances.
*resources: The Citrine Circle, Karen Frazier, Judy Hall & Sarah Bartlett