Spotlight on | Red Jasper - Unearthed Crystals

Spotlight on | Red Jasper

Step aside Lithium, Red Jasper stones are the mood stabilisers we could all use a little more of these days. RJ has nurturing energy and can help with ancestral/inherited issues. In addition to being called a stone of justice, Red Jasper is a stone of controlled passion and is also said to enhance responsibility, choice, and compassion.


If Red Jasper has found its way into your spiritual path, it could be a sign from the universe that you are courting a case of existential burnout. Give your body and spirit the pep-up it needs to breath new life into a new venture, creative project or sense of purpose. Known as a lucky charm for actors and actresses, Red Jasper is a cheeky stone that empowers the spirit and prepares you for your moment in the spotlight.


The History of Red Jasper

Historically, Red Jasper was known as a stone of vibrancy and endurance, a talisman of warriors and a promoter of justice, protection, and life. Dating back to ancient civilisations; sorcerers, shamans and healers were known to wear protective talismans and amulets that contained Jasper stones in strong masculine shades like brown and red, the colours of earth and blood, the essence of life. Red Jasper staunched the blood of wounds, stirred the pulse, and increased fertility. 


Derived from the Persian word for “treasurer,” the Jasper crystal meaning can be traced back to biblical times. According to legend, this name was traditionally assigned to the wise men (also known as the Magi or three kings) who are said to have visited the newborn baby Jesus.


Recognising Red Jasper

Made up of a varied group of stones, Jasper comes from varied ratios of microcrystalline quartz combined with silicon dioxide. This combination of minerals gives it its opaque appearance and colours that range from red and brown to yellow and green. 


Thanks to its earthy appearance and powerful grounding effects, the Jasper crystal is often included in healing layouts and grids, particularly Red Jasper, known as one of the best Root Chakra stones.


What is Red Jasper used for?

While different varieties of Jasper are known for their unique healing properties, all of these powerful and earthy stones encourage grounding and permanence, by connecting us to nature at a deeper level. Keep a Jasper crystal stone in your workspace for a constant flow of its grounding vibes, the first step in the creative process.


Jasper crystal properties are known for helping to inspire the bearer to act on their innermost passions, so if you notice an increase in your couch potato habits (Netflix and UberEats again??), it's time to call on the gentle yet formidable healing properties of this earthy and stable stone. 


Know predominantly as a Root Chakra stone, Red Jasper is like an injection of pure adrenalin to your life force energy. It works by energising any areas of your body that feel sluggish or lethargic. By inspiring an optimistic, joyful attitude, you'll have the get-up-and-go to take action and make your dreams come true.


Used in dream work, Red Jasper can enhance dream recall and the ability to glean information pertinent to waking life from those dreams.


A powerful tool for meditation, Red Jasper provides a calm, harmonious energy, ideal for grounding and centring, and easing the transition into a meditative state. It enables the bearer to access an echo of their dreams, as if using a video-like tool, accessible during meditative states, that allows the dreamer to recall information that could be significant and far-reaching.


Red Jasper is often used for protection, especially in rescue from danger and is used to protect from EMF and other radiation as well. It is said to be outstanding for promoting survival and overcoming survival issues. The tribe has spoken, ask yourself: What part of my life do I need to take action in? Write down what comes up and carry your stone with you as a reminder to take action in your life. 


Physically, Red Jasper helps regulate the metabolic energies of the body, providing strength, vitality and increased physical stamina. It is particularly constructive for those needing extra support during protracted illness, injury or hospitalisation. Red Jasper is thought to be beneficial to the circulatory system, detoxifying the blood and removing blockages of the liver and bile ducts. It supports the heart and enhances circulation, and may be helpful in treating anaemia, physical exhaustion and heart conditions (including the recovery of bypass or transplant surgeries).

Red Jasper’s earthy energy is especially beneficial in curbing blood flow, particularly nosebleeds, and also assists in shrinking haemorrhoids. It eases epilepsy and gout and may be used to treat the loss of smell.

Because of its ability to help generate muscle tissue, it may also be useful in weight lifting and bodybuilding, and to enhance the effects of exercise. 

Red Jasper is employed to increase libido and fertility, particularly for those undergoing treatment for conception. It is believed to help stabilise pregnancies and promote healthy foetal growth, and to facilitate safe childbirth. Woah, mama.