Published March 2021  •  Updated August 2022  •  Read Time: 7 minutes
Dragon’s Blood Jasper is a rare healing crystal found only in Western Australia.  It is a striking combination of green Fuchsite with Red Jasper.  It is often confused with Dragonstone, a similarly-looking stone from South Africa, but the two healing stones are actually quite different.  Dragon’s Blood Jasper combines practicality with courage, a rare energy that encourages us to “walk our talk” and solve our problems.  Its energy inspires us to grow up, take responsibility and do what needs to be done.  If we need to make a big change, it helps us to quickly accept that need and put what we’ve learned into action.

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Dragon’s Blood Meaning

Spiritual Healing Properties

Dragon’s Blood Jasper has a distinctly mature vibration that deftly balances sensibility with bravery.  It helps us to quickly understand complex situations and respond to them appropriately.  It invites us to be strong as well as gentle and it pushes us to act with deliberate intent in all aspects of our lives.  In particular, it encourages us to be more conscious of our true impact.  It reminds us that when we channel our energy and time appropriately, we are immensely powerful beings.  Dragon’s Blood Jasper helps us to “grow up” in our spiritual and earthly lives and be capable of taking on more personal responsibility.  Likewise, it encourage us to give other people the freedom to walk their own paths without interference.  Dragon’s Blood Jasper asks us to focus on what’s truly important for our happiness and growth.  It helps us to put our knowledge into action and to live our faith in our everyday lives.

Metaphysical Properties Dragon’s Blood Jasper
Chakra Root, Sacral and Heart
Element Earth
Numerology 6 and 9
Zodiac Taurus, Leo and Aquarius

Emotional Healing Properties

Dragon’s Blood Jasper is a wonderful stone to work with when we are trying to understand and change our relationships with other people.  It is especially useful when working through parent and adult-children dynamics.  It helps us to release old beliefs and habits that may have worked or been true at one time, but are no longer applicable.  Dragon’s Blood Jasper is also great for exploring patterns in our romantic relationships.  It helps us to analyze behavioral patterns and determine whether or not they are healthy.  It encourages us to be logical and capable of change.  It also helps us to to avoid over-personalizing and getting trapped in our own emotional loops.  It helps us to release unnecessary guilt and shame as well as any tendencies towards either avoiding responsibility or taking on too much responsibility.  Dragon’s Blood Jasper shows us the correct balance and pushes us to create healthy boundaries. Dragon’s Blood Jasper reminds us that real love magnifies what is good and allows us space to grow.  Real love doesn’t reduce us or leave us feeling stuck.

Mental Healing Properties

Dragon’s Blood Jasper encourages us to live with honor and integrity.  It pushes us to “walk the talk” and to closely examine our habits and routines to ensure we are living the way we wish to.  Dragon’s Blood Jasper encourages us to have high standards while at the same time releasing perfectionism.  It reminds us that there is no need to punish ourselves for being human, rather than a perfect robot or divine being.  We will have our ups and downs, our good days and our bad, and that’s normal.  Likewise, not every moment in life will be exciting and it’s important to value the practical mundane moments too, because they keep our life running smoothly.  Dragon’s Blood Jasper helps us to stay in balance and keep a good perspective.  It helps us feel grounded and at peace in our mind.  Dragon’s Blood Jasper encourages us to be diligent and finish the tasks that we set out to do.  It release both fears of failure and fears of success, replacing them with a steady journey towards excellence.

Physical Healing Properties

Dragon’s Blood Jasper is recommended when we need to look at our physical and mental routines and healthcare needs pragmatically and courageously.  It encourages us to have good habits, to follow sensible advice and to be willing to change when needed.  Dragon’s Blood Jasper reminds us to look at healing holistically and not to sacrifice one aspect of ourselves in favor of another.  Our physical and mental health are both equally important and deserving of proper care.  Dragon’s Blood Jasper is an excellent talisman for primary care physicians and alternative healers who need to look at the entire patient, rather than narrowing down on one aspect and ignoring the rest.

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Dragon’s Blood Mineralogy

Where does Dragon’s Blood come from?

Dragon’s Blood Jasper is found exclusively in Western Australia.  Despite the similarity in name and appearance, it is not to be confused with a healing crystal called Dragonstone found in South Africa.

Mining and Treatments

Dragon’s Blood Jasper was originally mined as a decorative stone within an iron ore mine.  It is currently also sourced from nearby mines which are focused specifically on decorative stones like Dragon’s Blood Jasper and Mookaite Jasper.

All Dragon’s Blood Jaspers are natural, enhanced only by cutting and polishing.

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Mineral Family

Dragon’s Blood Jasper is a sedimentary rock and not a true Jasper, which is a silicate mineral.  An easy way to understand the difference is that rocks are like cookies and minerals are ingredients like flour or sugar. Many different minerals are used to create a rock! In the case of Dragon’s Blood Jasper it is a Chert, a fine-grained sedimentary rock composed of micro- or cryptocrysalline quartz.  Chert is usually gray or brown, but occasionally it is green or red, usually due to traces of iron in the sediment.  In this case, the rock’s green coloring is actually from chromium.  When found in its purest form it is a phyllosilicate mineral called Fuchsite. The red inclusions are from pockets of high-iron concentrate in silicate, more commonly known as Red Jasper.

Dragon’s Blood Jasper’s energy works well with its family – other sedimentary rocks.  Try it in combination with Septarian Nodule and Stromatolite

Dragon’s Blood Formation and Crystal Associates

There are two main types of sedimentary rocks.  Those formed by solid clasts such as clay, silt and sand and those formed by ions of native elements in solution, such as a sodium- or copper-rich silica.  Dragon’s Blood Jasper is formed in the latter way, by chromium-rich silica which hardens into a fuchsitic chert.  Australia is known as the Red Continent due to the high presence of iron in the soil.  When the green fuchsitic chert is formed in Australia, it sometimes includes small pockets and veins of iron-rich silica which transforms into Red Jasper.  This results in a mostly green stone, with red inclusions running through it.

Dragon’s Blood energy works well with its “friends” – crystal associates formed in the same geological environment.  Try it in combination with Chrome Chalcedony and Mookaite Jasper

Mineralogy Dragon’s Blood Jasper
Rock Type Sedimentary – Chert
Major Minerals Fuchsite and Red Jasper
Minor Minerals
Color Green and red
Texture Non-clastic
Transparency Opaque

History of Dragon’s Blood

Dragon’s Blood Jasper is a new stone for the metaphysical community. As a result, it is not included in early lapidaries, texts which describe stones and their powers.  Healing crystals with names that evoke magic or spirituality are trade/marketing names meant to drive up interest.  A scientific name, such as Fuchsitic Chert is more accurate, but perhaps lacks a certain poetry.  At Moonrise Crystals, marketing names are used only if specifically tied to a locality.  Fuchsitic Chert can be found in several locations, but Dragon’s Blood Jasper is found only in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

Dragon’s Blood Jasper is a sedimentary rock composed of Fuchsite and Red Jasper.  It is sometimes called Dragon Stone, usually with a space between the words “dragon” and “stone”.  Dragon’s Blood Jasper looks strikingly similar to an igneous rock composed of green Epidote and Red Piemontite found in the the Limpopo province of South Africa which is also nicknamed Dragonstone – usually with no space between the words.  To further complicate the matter, yet another sedimentary rock, a brown and yellow Septarian Nodule, is likewise marketed as Dragonstone!  The primary source for Dragon’s Blood Jasper markets this stone to the healing crystal industry as “Dragon Stone.”  The decision to use the longer name Dragon’s Blood Jasper is merely for clarity and organization on Moonrise Crystals’ website.

Legend has it that Dragon’s Blood Jasper is the petrified remains of ancient dragons, the green being the dragon’s skin while the red is blood.  Whether this “local legend” was actually created by a healing crystal seller or by a non-financially motivated local is unknown.  But regardless of who said it first, it’s a charming story all the same.

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