Jasper, Red - International Crystals Encyclopedia https://www.atlantisinstitute.org/ 
Origin - the place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.
Jasper is a amalgam of micro quartz with other mineral phases that can include chalcedony. It is an opaque variety of silica that contains impurities which allows for the various colour forms dependant on the sediment or ash. 

The common red coloured Jasper is caused bytraces of iron (lll) or hematite inclusions. Patterns can occur when the silica rich sediment or volcanic ash forms through flow and depositional occurance.


All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Agate crystals belong to the Trigonal system.


History - the past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
The term ‘Jasper’ refers to the spotting or speckled patterns on the stone and is used to denote a number of stones that are blessed with these pattern types. The documentation in history of picture jasper is unclear, as a result of this, as it is difficult to establish which Jasper type is being referenced through the ages. 

There are some noted stories regarding red jasper. One story is that a segment of Red Jasper was embedded on the hilt of Balmung, the legendary sword of the Norse legend Siegfried. Another details how in 1636 the Gemmarum et Lapidum Historia noted that a woman wearing red jasper was cured from the painful chronic hemmoraging that she was inflicted with.


Red Jasper is commonly found and is used for gemstones and ornamentation.



Specification - the act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
Jasper is an opaque rock that depicts a banding or pattern based on the flow or depositional settlement of where it is mined. It can appear orbicular or brecciated and has a gravity of 2.5 to 2.9. 

The crystal has an earthy luster with a splintery conchoidal fracture and a Mohs Hardness scale rating of 6.5-7.


The stone is widely used as a gem and for ornamental purposes. When polished it is a fantastic stone for use on snuff boxes, vases and seals.


Varieties - a number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
As well as Red Jasper, there are many different varieties of Jasper, these include and are not limited to; 

  • Poppy Jasper
  • Rainbow Jasper
  • Picture Jasper
  • Iron Jasper
  • Vulcan jasper
  • Green Jasper
  • Turitella Jasper
  • Landscape Jasper
  • Yellow Jasper



Esoteric Attributes - a quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world. 

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrational frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.


The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Red Jasper crystals.


Mental: Red Jasper is a crystal of honour and courage that allows us to work well through unpleasant chores. It creates a spiritual alertness as well as strengthening the qualities of discipline and methodical leanings.
Emotional: Red Jasper creates energy and enables us to have the courage of conviction. This courage can define honest and strong relationships where the stone helps to dissipate any shame or guilt that may be had about sexual issues.
Physical: Red Jasper is a warming stone that increases blood flow and blood circulation. It is used to stabilise pregnancy and to protect healthy fetuses.


Crystal Chart – Red Jasper


Crystal: Red Jasper
Mineralogy: Jasper containing Hematite
Geometric form: Trigonal
Formation: Secondary
Family: Silicates Quartz
Birthstone: Red Jasper is associated with the Astrological signs of Scorpio and Aries.
Appearance: Opaque with an earthy luster. Red Jasper has a splintery conchoidal fracture and a Mohs Hardness rating of 6.5-7.
Aura: Red Jasper is used as a grounding mechanism for the aura. It allows stability and connects to the earth energy and vibrations.
Colour: Red Jasper is distinctive due to its red hue.
Chakra: Red Jasper is associated primarily with the Root Chakra as it is used for stimulation of that Chakra.




International Crystals - References and resources:


Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001


New Oxford American Dictionary




Mineral : Oxide mineral
Geometric Form : Trigonal Monoclinic
Formation : Secondary
Family: Microcrystalline Quartz
Colour Ray: Vary
Birthstone: March
Appearance: Opaque earthy massive
Aura: Vary
Colour: Brown white grey blue orange yellow red pinkish green purple
Chakra: All