Red Jasper

I have been interested in crystals for many years so I’ve decided to write some occasional posts on different crystals and their properties.  I know many people enjoy having crystals in their home and even if you don’t consider them to have any special energies, they are beautiful things to have on display or to handle.

My favourite crystal is red jasper.  It is considered to be a protective stone and it can be used if you want to increase your energy.  Whilst writing my essay, I surrounded myself with red jasper as I felt it helped me focus and increased my stamina to write for hours on end!  It is a crystal associated with the base chakra, which means that it is grounding and enables connection with Earth energies.

Red jasper is an orangey-red shade and can have greyish flecks running through it.

For Christmas, my mum bought me a lovely red jasper skull.  I have a red jasper heart which I have borrowed from her as I love how it looks and feels.  I also managed to pick up an amazing 1970s vintage red jasper chip necklace on eBay a couple of weeks ago to add to my collection.

red jasper crystals

My red jasper collection

red jasper skull

My lovely red jasper skull

red jasper heart crystal

You can clearly see the grey flecks on this red jasper heart

Have any of you used crystals and if so, what are your favourites and why?