Jasper a form of chalcedony and is an opaque rock of virtually any colour stemming from the mineral content of the original sediments or ash. The name means spotted or speckled stone and patterns arise during the consolidation process forming flow and depositional patterns in the original silica rich sediment or volcanic ash. Hydrothermal circulation is generally thought to be required in the formation of jasper. The classification and namings of jasper are enormous. Names can derive from the geographical location of where it is found or location such as rivers and mountains many are fanciful such as Forest Fire or Rainbow while others are descriptive such as Autumn and Dalmatian.
MetaphysicalYellow Jasper is great for protection during spiritual work or physical travel. Use Yellow Jasper when working with the Solar Plexus Chakra. It is also said to be a cleansing stone, helping to detox the organs, alleviate indigestion, ease nausea, and reduce pain.
Jasper is a supportive stone that helps people living or working in close proximity to respect and help each other. This stone can facilitate strength, courage, and vitality in many areas of one's life. Working with the lower chakras, Jaspers have a grounding and balancing energy, which helps one to maintain a realistic attitude during any personal evolution. Jasper is a slow-working stone that takes it's time to ingrain it's positive qualities into any situation.