Ancient Egyptians wore Jasper scarabs because it was believed to increase sexual energy. According to the Bible, Jasper was a direct gift from God and would be the first foundation stone of the New Jerusalem. The Indians of Asia, as well as the Native Americans, see it as a magical rain stone and a powerful healing stone.
Legend has it that Jasper would drive away evil spirits and protect against snake and spider bites. In the fourth century it was thought to bring about rain. In ancient Europe it was used as a “rain bringer” and the word Jasper in some Native American cultures also meant “rain bringer”.
Jasper is the stone of Scorpio and Virgo, as well as the planetary stone of Aries. It symbolizes will-power, and in the Middle Ages it was known as the Warrior's Stone. Legend holds that jasper is the stone that adorned Siegfried's Sword.
Jasper is a fairly common stone, and it is generally worn or carried to promote mental development and to restrain dangerous desires or impulses that may lead to hazardous situations. Traditionally, when worn as a decorative necklace, Jasper is known to combat exhaustion. Jasper needs direct contact with the skin; after each use, the stone should be cleaned under warm running water and recharged overnight in a bowl of tumbled hematite stones to be recharged.
Each color of jasper has its own corresponding magical nature and uses.
Associations: Energy – various; Element – various; Chakras – various; Planet – various.