Kiwi Opal Jasper Heart

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Kiwi Opal Jasper Heart

Also known as green jasper

Width 70mm

Height 60mm

Thickness 40mm

weighs 150 grams

Introduction to the Meaning and Uses of Green Jasper

Jaspers have been revered by ancient peoples and civilizations throughout the world as sacred and powerful stones of protection, for both the physical and spiritual realm. They were known as the “rain bringers” and nurturers, healers of the spirit and stones of courage and wisdom. The name can be traced back in Arabic, Persian, Hebrew, Assyrian, Greek and Latin, and the virtues of Jaspers have been extolled throughout the ages by the most noted physicians, magicians, poets, scientists, lapidaries and scholars. [Mella, 77-78][en.wikipedia.org]

To the ancient and medieval world, the most highly prized was Green Jasper, a rare, single-colored variety ranging from pale spring green to a deep tea or olive green, described by one “Onomakristos” five centuries before the Christian era as “the grass-green Jasper, which rejoiceth the eye of man and is looked on with pleasure by the immortals.” Isidorus in 1612 echoed the sentiment saying, “The Jasper (Jaspis) signifieth green; and such a green as doth illustriously shine forth with a very supreme viridity, or greenness of glory.” [Fernie, 173, 175]

The term Jasper is currently restricted to opaque microcrystalline Quartz, though the ancient iaspis was a stone of considerable translucency, often compared to the Emerald and other green objects. The ancient Jaspers may have included stones which today would be classed as Chalcedony, and the emerald-like Jasper referenced in so many texts may have been more like the modern Chrysoprase. Translucent Green Jasper is rare today as a single color and often of high quality, but along with the opaque variety, is more common in multi-colored or Rainbow Jaspers, Orbicular Jaspers, and as major components of specific stones such as Heliotrope or Bloodstone, Arizona Lizard Stone, and Rainforest Jasper. [en.wikipedia.org][Kunz, 90][Eason, 274]

Known as “the rain bringer,” Green Jasper, when properly consecrated, was considered the ultimate and most reliable stone for this purpose. The 4th century author of Lithica claims, “The gods hearken to the prayers of whoe’er the polished grass-green jasper wears; his parched globe they’ll satiate with rain and send showers to soak the thirsty plain.” [Kunz, 90][101 Hall, 112]

Green Jasper was equally credited throughout the centuries for driving away evil spirits and ghosts, harmful fantasies, and witchcraft. It was particularly protective against venomous creatures, kept one from drowning, and warded off sorrow. It provided good health, made one amiable and brave, healed fever and edema, diseases of the stomach, lungs and chest, and increased fertility, aiding women throughout their pregnancy and childbirth. Green Jasper is still utilized today by metaphysical practitioners for these properties, and for its ability to balance obsessive tendencies and restore harmony to the emotional body. [Kunz, 90-91][101 Hall, 112][Lecouteux, 160]

Green Jasper Uses and Purposes

Green Jasper is an excellent talisman for those coping with paranoid delusions, entity attachments, or who feel overwhelmed by nightmares. Wear or carry as a rubbing stone to ward off negative energy, bring reassurance, and to help restore inner calm. [101 Hall, 112][Gienger, 51]
 
An ultimate sleep stone, Green Jasper is wonderful for young children to help establish proper sleep rhythms. Adults find it is a great addition to the bath or used as an elixir. [Eason, 274]

Use Green Jasper to overcome obsessive compulsive disorder, and as an aid in efforts to diet, quit smoking, or in reducing one’s over-consumption of alcohol. It lends emotional support and strengthens self-control, as well as boosting physical energy levels. Its slow, steady vibration helps avoid extremes and encourages perseverance. [Eason, 274][Hall, 156][Gienger, 51][Mella, 42-43]

Green Jasper is conducive to happy and healthy pregnancies, and has been used in fertility ceremonies in cultures from Eastern Europe to Africa. Wear one in a pouch around the waist for fertility if you wish to conceive. It also provides assistance during childbirth. [Eason, 274][101 Hall, 112][Lecouteux, 160]