Spotlight on | Bumblebee Jasper
Expect to feel quite the buzz if you get your hands on the rare and elusive Bumblebee Jasper.
Bumblebee Jasper’s distinctive markings vibrate with both the sacral and solar plexus chakras, increasing zest for life and enabling you to accept change, find new opportunities, increase self-esteem and make decisions without being overwhelmed by emotions. This sulfurous volcanic stone reminds you that possibilities are limitless, by scorching through self-imposed barriers that may be preventing you from moving forward.
The History of Bumblebee Jasper
Bumblebee Jasper originates near the hot vents of Mount Papandayan, Indonesia, an active volcano. The formation of this gemstone takes place in cracks, known as fumaroles, through which steam and gas escape.
As these cracks collect rain, they become natural hot springs. In some breaks, nearby sediments liquefy and begin to boil. Some of these cracks become filled with a myriad of colours, due to the presence of volcanic ash, gypsum, barite, sulphur and orpiment. Gradually, as these mud pools cool, the gemstone formation takes place.
Miners extract Bumblebee Jasper from the solidified mud pools.
Because it is found inside an active volcano, Bumblebee Jasper’s distinct yellow colouring comes from the presence of sulphur, which can be toxic (which is why we only stock polished pieces to maintain safety), so take care in handling and always wash your hands afterwards. Bzzzzzzzz.
Recognising Bumblebee Jasper
Bumble Bee Jasper is one of the most unusual and beautiful looking stones found in our world. A member of the chalcedony family, Bumblebee Jasper is a unique gemstone, popular for its distinctive and intricate yellow, orange and black bands.
What is Bumblebee Jasper used for?
Bumblebee Jasper is highly recommended for those who have met a true turning point in their lives. This stone enables the bearer to accept change, find new opportunities, and increase self-esteem and aids in making decisions without relying solely on those pesky emotions.
Strongly stimulating the sacral and solar plexus chakras, Bumblebee Jasper frees any blocked energies in these areas so that you can fully manifest your true calling. The energy flow here brings high levels of inspiration and intensity into our creative manifestations, inspiring us to pursue new projects and shore up our persistence levels. If you’re ready to quit being a quitter, take advantage of Bumblebee Jasper’s powerful wingman energies, pushing you to not give up, despite any roadblocks you may face.
Facing situations like losing a job, relocating or going through a breakup and having to reactivate Tinder AGAIN, can bring you down, but the vibrations of Bumblebee Jasper are a powerful ally in quickly learning from these endings and creating new chapters in life. This is especially true for cases of unemployment, as your Bumblebee Jasper can inspire you to use the opportunity to finally pursue a career that you are truly passionate about, while providing the creative force to bring out your inner purpose. In any situation, this fusion of passion and purpose can lead to a major life shift and personal transformation.
This stone perceptibly increases the active neurons in the gut, allowing the bearer to tune into their gut instincts and second sight. When working with, or carrying Bumblebee Jasper, this indicator can be felt as a “buzzing” vibration in the gut, pointing you in the direction of golden opportunities that might otherwise have slipped by the wayside.
Bumblebee Jasper also enhances decisiveness, courage, tenacity, and concentration. As a stone of adventure, it can spark the motivation to travel to new places, or even make new discoveries in familiar places. This stone will assist in whatever type of adventure you’re about to undertake, by boosting quick thinking and decision making powers, and leading you to trust your innate intuition.
Physically Bumblebee Jasper can help with abdominal issues, allergies, the nervous system and heart and circulatory system disorders.