Jade can be found in varying forms, including Nephrite, Transvaal Jade, and Jadeite. It is known as the dream stone, and as a stone of fidelity, allowing full dream potential in life. Jade is believed to bring forward suppressed emotions, allowing a cleaning of negativity and discord. Jade is used for the Mayan traditional practice of dream time, connecting one to the ancient wisdom and knowledge. The Mayan culture celebrated jade as a bringer of harmony, and it is said to bring original thought in problem solving and resourcefulness.
This form of jade is found as green, lavender, mauve, red, yellow, orange, blue, brown, black, and grey. It can form as crystal grains, masses and occasionally, short prismatic crystals. The Aztec and Mayan cultures saw jadeite as a magical stone, which when used in ritual would bring abundance in times of need. Jadeite was often carved in the likeness of spirits and deities. It is said to bring about cooperation within groups and to bring focus to joint purpose. Jadeite can be used to assist the healing of dysfunctional relationships.
This stone forms as brown, yellow, purple green, and orange parallel aggregates and crystals. It is believed to bring about wisdom and intuition regarding the hurts of life, allowing for their healing and understanding. Jahnsite is thought to be useful in assisting with removing blockages that prevent actualisation and growth. It can be used to promote the willingness to re-arrange life and the way we live it in order to fulfil our deeper goals.
This mineral is a form of chalcedony, and can be found in red, green, blue, brown, yellow, and green forms. Jasper is generally opaque with patterns in its structure. It is said to be a nurturing stone, and in this ability it brings out the caring side of our own personality. It is believed to bring awareness of situation that benefit and bring joy, allowing gratitude and happiness. Jasper is used for shamanic protection and is thought to work with the solar plexus chakra during magical ceremony.
Various forms of specific jasper are listed as follows,
Arizona Lizard Stone Jasper
Arizona Lizard Stone is pale green. This form of jasper is said to assist hen going through life changes. It is believed to instil appreciation for heritage and tradition, as well as promoting a sense of adventure.
Bat Cave Jasper
This brown form of jasper is used to aid in meditation. Bat Cave Jasper allows the meditation to advance into deeper realms of inner consciousness and stillness. This type of jasper is believed to bring about a sense of joy and fulfilment to daily activity.
This beige, tan, or brown jasper exhibits the shape of an eye and thus represents deeper insight and inner knowing. Bruneau Jasper can bring forth the spiralling perception required to tune into the magic of life, allowing expressive confidence and bringing calm to erratic emotions.
This type of jasper displays many small circles, and is believed to address responsibility and action within the moment, bringing a sense of duty and support. Orbicular jasper is thought to help when in need of patience.
This beige, black, tan, brown, or blue stone provides a hidden message in the form of pictographs and shapes within the crystal structure. Picture jasper allows a tapping into unknown and long forgotten ancient wisdom for the pursuit of business and growth. Biggs formation picture jasper is a form of picture jasper from the Biggs area of Oregon, USA. This particular strain is said to be the stone for Global Awareness.
This red variety of jasper is used to rectify unfair circumstances and is often brought to mediation. When in dangerous situations, red jasper is believed to help bring rescue. This stone is said to assist in dream recall, especially if the images and stories from the dream hold significance to life.
This fossilised wood is black in colour, and is similar to coal but much harder. Jet is used to remove unhelpful thoughts and unnecessary fears and can provide protection in the business world. Jet is said to be an agent of calm, and is used to quell depression. It is believed that jet assists in the movement of the Kundalini energy towards the crown chakra.
This honey yellow to brown mineral forms in small tabular crystals. It is known as the stone of sweethearts, bringing fresh feelings of love in stagnating relationships. It promotes an attunement and harmony between two people, and allows for a sense of intellectual love. Joaquinite is believed to balance the emotional structure, ending hostility, and bringing about a deeper sense of respect.