Red Jasper Meaning and Benefits


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Red Jasper Meaning – General Information.

Red Jasper is a massive, fine-grained opaque rock with a waxy to dull lustre. It is a microcrystalline variety of Chalcedony, also being an impure variety of silica. It has a Mohs Hardness of 7 and a hexagonal crystal structure. Jasper derives its name via Old French, Jaspre and further back to Hebrew, yushphah. The common red colour is due to iron inclusions in what is basically a chert.


Red Jasper Meaning – History

Jasper is an ancient gemstone, having mention in the bible, as well as other classical sources. Although it is fairly common and affordable today, it was expensive in the past.

Jasper is known to have been a favoured stone in the ancient world; it was carved to produce seals circa 1800 BC, on Minoan Crete, as evidenced by archaeological recoveries at the palace of Knossos. It has been suggested that the odem, the first stone on the High Priest’s breastplate, was a Red Jasper.

Red Jasper is one of the oldest known gemstones and has been used for ornamentation, carvings, cameos and intaglios. It was typically engraved with images of lions and archers and used for vases, seals, and snuff boxes. It is one of the traditional birthstones for March.


Ancient Egyptians wore Red Jasper scarab amulets to increase their sexual energy. Both sub-continental Indians in Asia as well as Native Americans see Red Jasper as a magical rain stone and also a powerful healing stone. Legend says that Jasper would drive away evil spirits and protect against snake and spider bites.


Red Jasper Meaning – Metaphysical Benefits.

A fine protective stone believed to send negativity back to its original source. Also carried to guard against poison and to cure fevers.  Often called the “mother of all stones” due to its transformative and magical properties. Many use it as a health and healing charm. Young women wear Red Jasper to promote beauty and grace.

Red Jasper, claimed to be the “stone of fairness and justice” because it decreases injustice and facilitates in unfair situations. Also, it provides insight on how to rectify unjust situations.

Tradition has it that Red Jasper would combat exhaustion. It has a stabilizing effect and may help you use your energy in a balanced manner. This stone will balance all chakras, stabilize your energy fields, balance yin yang energies and also protect you from negativity.

Red Jasper encourages a deep connection with life and the earth; also bringing a buoyant joy to life. It inspires a positive, joyful attitude and gives the motivation and energy to take creative action.

Red Jasper enhances dream recall along with your ability to glean relevant information from them.

A stone of controlled passion, it may help to control your zeal. It increases responsibility, choice, and compassion.

Renowned for rescuing and guarding from danger; as well as for protection against hazards. It protects from EMF and other radiation as well. Said to be quite remarkable for promoting survival and overcoming survival issues. It has very nurturing energy and can help with deep-seated ancestral or inherited issues. It provides the courage to speak out and uphold your personal independence.

Red Jasper Meaning – Healing.

Red Jasper is stabilizing and assists in healing by maintaining positive movement with all types of disorders and diseases. It can align and balance energy in the body. It will ease emotional stress, protect against sight defects, and also help with the sense of smell. Strengthens and detoxifies the circulatory system, blood, liver and heart, as well as promotes physical energy. It also protects from fears in the night.

Red Jasper can re-activate a passion for living and is regularly used to spark sexual or creative energies. It also helps to release shame or guilt around sexual issues. Red Jasper also maintains balance and emotional stability during serious illness or extended treatments.

Tips for using Red Jasper.

  • Wear or carry Red Jasper to alleviate stress and connect with grounding Earth energies also.
  • It makes an ideal worry stone for soothing the nerves and restoring balance.
  • Maintain a clear mind during contemplation, meditation, or prayer with Red Jasper nearby.
  • Sit with it during shamanic journeying and astral travel, for outstanding results.
  • Keep a piece in the car to prevent accidents, theft or road rage.
  • Place it in the home or office to absorb radiation and electromagnetic and environmental pollution.
  • Keep Red Jasper at your workplace to stimulate passion in your creative work, also to manifest new and fresh ideas.
  • Red Jasper helps regulate the metabolic energies of the body, providing strength and vitality, and also increasing physical stamina.
  • Keep it under your pillow to provide vivid dream recall.


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Disclaimer: The outlined metaphysical and healing properties in this website are for inspiration and reference. We gather this information and alleged properties from writings, books, folklore and various other sources. They are also dependent upon the attitude and beliefs of the individual. Furthermore they do not replace diagnosis or treatment by a qualified therapist or physician.

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