January 2011 Stone of The Month

Considered the mystical birthstone for the month of October,  jasper is an opaque variety of chalcedony quartz that can be found in California, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming and Washington. This mineral comes in multiple colors due to it’s impurities. The mystical powers and energy omitted by a jasper vary depending on color. Below are a few of the most common colors used by Miriam Jewels.

Red Jasper: (Energy: Protective, Planet:Mars, Element: Fire) Brings us health, prosperity, security, and dynamic presence. Promotes beauty and grace if worn by young women.

Brown Jasper: (Energy: Receptive, Planet: Venus, Element: Earth) Boosts the immune system and aids in centering and grounding oneself. Wear this color stone if you tend to relive your life in the past.

Ocean Jasper: helps one accept responsibilities, nutritional stabilization, improve digestion and assist in detoxification, develop patience and help with circular breathing during meditation.

Fancy Jasper aka Green Jasper: (Energy: Receptive, Planet: Venue, Element: Earth) Used primarily for healing. Halts hallucinations and promotes restful sleep. Enables one to become more sympathetic to others.

A jasper is most effective when used for long periods of time with the Root chakra. Generally, this stone promotes mental awareness and protects one against physical and nonphysical hazards. Carrying the mineral during childbirth is believed to alleviate pain!

Sources: Peacefulmind.com & Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem & Metal Magic.

 

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