Mineralogical and Metaphysical Properties of Ocean Jasper
Jasper is a form of what mineralogists call "cryptocrystalline" quartz, known more commonly as "chalcedony".
Ocean Jasper is a rare form of jasper found only at the ocean's edge in Madagascar, and collectible only at low tide. Ocean Jasper occurs in an amazing variety of colors and shapes, often displaying colorful patterns resembling biomorphic forms, with stripes, circles, and mandalas. Many pieces display small surface indentations which contain colorful microcrystalline druzy clusters that add to their inherent beauty.
Jasper has been used in Native American and other shamanic traditions for millennia as a stone of protection and power. Jasper containing yellow has been used as a traveler's stone of protection, and to shield the bearer against loss of personal power. Jasper containing red has been used as a stone of protection during threatening times, and as a physical restorative.
Jasper containing white has been used as a Spirit stone, to connect with the Wisdom of Ancestors, Guides and Teachers.
Jasper containing orange has been used to increase personal magnetism and sexual energy, and as a protection against jealousy and envy.
Jasper containing blue has been used as a Stone of Speech, to facilitate the communication of Wisdom Teachings to others, as a stone of protection in crowds, to shield the bearer from negative collective thought forms and negative collective emotions within group endeavors and communities.
Jasper containing green has been used as a stone of protection to ward off evil spirits, and to bring joy to the heart in difficult times and trying situations.
Ocean Jasper in all its forms, colors and patterns, helps us to connect with the Ocean of Wisdom that resides in the collective unconscious of humanity, helping us to creatively communicate the timeless truths of existence in symbols, myths, stories, dance, pictures, and song that are in tune with the current "zeitgeist", the Spirit of the Age in which we live.
Ocean Jasper containing surface indentations with microcrystalline clusters of tiny quartz points helps us to pierce the veil between the conscious mind and the Ocean of Wisdom within the collective unconscious of humanity, helping us to become aware of our own archetypical role in life, our own Higher Purpose, and also of our own archetypical life journey, that we may more consciously, joyfully and effectively walk the Path of Spirit for our own best and highest good and the best and highest good of others.