Jasper is a March birthstone associated with the earth element. It is a stone of strength, vitality, and connection with nature. Jasper protects against negativity, provides balance, tranquility, and wholeness. Physically, jasper prolongs romantic pleasure and supports and re-energizes the body during prolonged illness. Jasper encourages attunement and communication with animals and can help with animal allergies. It brings happiness and a good outlook on life and eases stress.
~In the 4th century jasper was used to bring rain.
~Jasper aligns all the chakras and balances yin yang energies.
~The name Jasper means “spotted or speckled stone”, and is derived from the French word jaspre.
~The odem, the first stone on the High Priest’s breastplate, was a red jasper, and the tarshish, the tenth stone, may have been a yellow jasper.
~Green jasper was used to make bow drills in Mehrgarh (part of Pakistan) between 4th and 5th millennium BC.
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