SEA JASPER, ORBICULAR JASPER
Sea Jasper, Orbicular Jasper is a variety of jasper which contains variably-colored orbs or spherical inclusions or zones. In highly silicified rhyolite or tuff, quartz and feldspar crystallize in radial aggregates of needle-like crystals which provide the basis or seed for the orbicular structure seen in this kind of jasper. The material is quite attractive when polished and is used as an ornamental stone or gemstone.
Various local or commercial names have been used for the material, such as kinradite, oregonite, owyhee jasper, ocean jasper and poppy-patterned jasper, depending on the source. Poppy-patterned jasper or Poppy jasper is the varietal name for material from Morgan Hill, Santa Clara County, California. The trade name ocean jasper is used for a variety found along the intertidal shores of northeast Madagascar. In Nebraska orbicular jasper is found in altered rhyolite beds noted for a variety of jaspers and related agates.Physical properties of Sea Jasper:
Stone Type/Family: Member of the Chalcedony Clan, Quartz family, Silicates Class
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide with inclusions (iron hydrates)
Color: Most commonly a tan to beige colored stone with "spots" and/or bands of darker colors (red, pink, brown, black, gray, and/or olive green) which resemble the spots found on a Leopard.
Location: Madagascar, Mexico, South America, USA
Fun Fact: The Native American Shaman frequently used Orbicular Jasper (Sea Jasper) as a protective stone during ritual.
Metaphysical guide of Sea Jasper:
Protection, Harmony, Journeying
Primary Chakras: Root, Heart, Crown
Astrological signs: Scorpio, Virgo
Primary Chakra: Root, Heart, Crown
Astrological sign(s): Scorpio, Virgo
Vibration: Number 8
Orbicular Jasper or Sea Jasper (also called Jaguar Stone) is a great stone to utilize when connecting/communicating with the Animal Kingdom, in both the physical and spiritual planes. Orbicular Jasper (Sea Jasper) is connected with Shamanism, helping to discover personal animal totems (power animals) and learning how to work with them. Orbicular Jasper (Sea Jasper) also aides in out of body experiences and journeying. Powerful protection stone.
Like all Jaspers, Orbicular Jasper (Sea Jasper) is closely associated with strength and vitality, and brings stability to those who may be experiencing chaotic energies in this incarnation. Once attuned to this stone, Orbicular Jasper (Sea Jasper) is known for attracting harmonious vibrations into one's 3-D existence, which correspond to one's direct needs, but not necessarily desires. This includes the attraction of certain circumstances and people that are conducive to one's own personal growth.
Orbicular Jasper (Sea Jasper) is known for its healing energies and is of immense benefit for those experiencing chronic health conditions. Facilitating self-healing, Orbicular Jasper (Sea Jasper) is an important component of one's medicine bag, and is great for body layouts.
In general, Jasper is known as the “supreme nurturer”. It sustains and supports during times of stress, and brings tranquility and wholeness. Used in healing, Jasper unifies all aspects of your life. Jasper reminds people to help each other.