Hello, friends! I know it’s been a while since we’ve talked about crystals, so we’re talking about green jasper this week! I’m not going to lie; this is one that I knew absolutely nothing about when I first started writing this post. It was actually one of the first stones I bought when I started my crystal collection a few years ago. There are some stones in my collection that I purchased because they have specific properties that interested me.
Others, like the green jasper, I bought just because they were pretty or looked cool. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with collecting things based on the fact that it looks cool or pretty or even just makes you happy. Green jasper is definitely a lovely stone. I am curious to see if it has any other properties (besides being pretty and making me happy) that could be useful for self-care. So let’s take a deeper look into it!
Metaphysical Properties and Uses
Green jasper, as with all jaspers, is a member of the quartz family and gets its green color from compounds like chlorite. It was once a very valuable stone, prized for its rich coloring and the magical and metaphysical properties it was believed to have. According to my reading, green jasper is supposed to be the “most balanced” of the jaspers. It is an “optimistic” stone and nourishes the connection between a person and the earth. Green jasper is said to have the power to “optimize” a person, boosting their confidence as well as their courage. It is also said to bring serenity and stability and helps you to take control of your thoughts when used in meditation.
Other uses green jasper is said to have are helping us understand and accept change and nurturing growth. The best ways to use green jasper seem to be wearing it as jewelry and using it as a “worry stone.” Since it’s such a beautiful and versatile stone, it can be worn for basically any occasion. It can be worn in rings, bracelets, earrings…basically any form of jewelry you can think of. In my personal experience, wearing crystals as pendants and bracelets (especially ones where the stones directly touch your skin) is the best way to wear them. I’m sure green jasper would be the same.
Having stones in this type of jewelry can be doubly effective. It is easy to use them as “worry stones” when you have them hanging down like a pendant or as a bracelet on your wrist. For anyone who might not know what they are, worry stones are small, smooth stones that sometimes have a small indent carved into them for your thumb. They’re kind of like the OG fidget spinners and are the way I tend to use most stones. You can rub them or turn them over in your hands to give you something other than your worries or anxieties to focus on.
You can also incorporate aromatherapy when you use worry stones by adding a drop or two of your favorite essential oil. You do need to be careful, though, as oils (and other liquids) can actually damage specific stones. Some, like lapis lazuli, can actually start to dissolve if exposed to liquids. So it’s best to do a quick search beforehand to make sure it’s safe to use oils on your stone (don’t worry, I checked, and it’s totally safe for green jasper).
That’s it for this time, friends! Thank you for joining me in learning about green jasper, and I can’t wait to try it out. As always, guys, remember that self-care is a journey and until next time, take care, guys!