Metaphysical guide of Yellow Jasper, Physical properties of Yellow Jasper

YELLOW JASPER

Jasper, a form of chalcedony, is an opaque, impure variety of silica, usually red, yellow, brown or green in color. Blue is rare. This mineral breaks with a smooth surface, and is used for ornamentation or as a gemstone. It can be highly polished and is used for vases, seals, and at one time for snuff boxes. When the colors are in stripes or bands, it is called striped or banded jasper. Jaspilite is a banded iron formation rock that often has distinctive bands of jasper. Jasper is basically chert which owes its red color to iron (III) inclusions. The specific gravity of jasper is typically 2.5 to 2.9. The jasper is also a stone in the Jewish High Priest''s breastplate, described in Exodus 28.
Physical properties of Yellow Jasper:
Stone Type/Family: Member of the Chalcedony clan, Quartz family, Silicates Class
Crystal System: Trigonal
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide with inclusions
Hardness: 7
Color: Various shades of yellow to mustard brown
Location: Worldwide
Rarity: Common
Fun Fact: Earth colored Jaspers are revered among indigenous societies as representing Mother Earth and our interconnectedness with her.
Metaphysical guide of Yellow Jasper:
Detoxify, Protection, Connection to Mother Earth
Primary Chakra: Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus
Astrological sign(s): Leo
Vibration: Number 6
Yellow Jasper aids and protects during all types of spiritual work. It is a companion stone, helping to guide you through these earth experiences and to keep you moving on your life path.

Yellow Jasper is a wonderful stone to utilize as it will protect and clear the body of environmental toxins and impurities. If you or someone you love is clumsy or accident prone, a gift of Yellow Jasper will help to ease these issues. Carry Yellow Jasper when you need a boost of positive energy to infuse the body, mind and soul.

Yellow Jasper, like all Jaspers, 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 its time to ingrain its positive qualities into any situation.

Physically, Yellow Jasper can be used to help cleanse and detoxify the internal organs, including the liver, gall bladder and intestines. Yellow Jasper also helps to strengthen the immune system, relieve nausea and indigestion. Yellow Jasper can also be beneficial to work with if chronic back pain is an issue. As with all Jaspers, Yellow Jasper will also help to absorb pain.

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.
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