Understand and acknowledge the truth.
Protect yourself and stand up for justice.
Feel safe and know you are absolutely loved.
Know that strength can be gentle and kind.
Let Leopardskin Jasper inspire you to love more bravely!
Mineralogy of Jaguar Stone
Rock Family: Igneous Rock (Rhyolite)
Major Minerals: Feldspar, Quartz
Minor Minerals: Natural Glass
Color: Pink/red, black
Location: Spotted Jaspers are found throughout the world. The most notable deposits are in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Egypt, India, Kazakhstan, Madagascar, Mexico, Peru, Russia, the United States, and Uruguay.
Rock Family: Jaguar Stone is not a mineral, but rather a rock. As an easy way to understand the difference, think of rocks as being like cookies and minerals as being the ingredients which make up those cookies. Many different minerals are used to create a rock!
Formation: Jaguar Stone is a form of Rhyolite, a type of igneous rock. Rhyolite is a type of extrusive igneous rock, formed on the surface of the earth by molten magma due to a volcanic eruption. There are five types of igneous rocks created by lava: Basalt, Obsidian, Rhyolite, Trachyte, and Andesite. Other types of igneous rocks, such as Granite, are created by processes deep within the earth. Rhyolite is a relatively rare volcanic rock, almost exclusively found in the interiors of continents. Most Rhyolites are porphyritic and contain large Quartz crystals or other varieties of crystals in an extremely fine-grained matrix. This indicates that these crystals were already being formed before the lava flowed onto the surface. Jaguar Stone is a popular name given to spotted Rhyolite found in North and South America.
Mining: Mined at its primary deposit, usually found with Obsidian and Pumice.
Synonyms: Rhyolite, Leopardskin Jasper
History of Jaguar Stone
Jaguar Stone and Leopdardskin Jasper are marketing names used to describe a variety of spotted stones. The name Leopardskin Jasper is best used for the stones mined in Africa, Europe and Asia. While Jaguar Stone should be used for stones mined in North and South America.
Jasper is included in many lapidaries, specific varieties like these have only recently been explored by metaphysical collectors. The name “Leopardskin Jasper” or “Jaguar Stone” is, of course, due to the spots which decorate this pretty stone.
Healing Properties of Jaguar Stone
Spiritual: Jaguar Stone is a dynamic stone that can help us achieve our most lofty goals. It is a wonderful grounding stone, whose energy is strong yet not “heavy.” Jasper has been called the “supreme nurturer.” In the case of Jaguar Stone, this nurturing resembles a mama bear protecting her young from harm, assuring they are safe and well-loved. Jaguar Stone is attuned to the Root, Sacral, and Heart Chakras and linked to the astrological signs of Capricorn and Leo. It is connected to the element Earth and vibrates to the number 6.
Emotional: Jaguar Stone is a stone of great courage. It can remind us to stand up for ourselves and to fight for justice. Jaguar Stone helps us to take responsibility for ourselves and our actions. It also acts as a protective stone, providing a subtle “don’t mess with me” energy that helps keep negative people away.
Mental: Jaguar Stone encourages us to be absolutely honest, with others and even more importantly with ourselves. It banishes illusions and give us the courage to accept what truly is. Jaguar Stone can help us be mentally brave, willing to look at the “hard stuff” and make tough decisions. It is also a stone of imagination and creativity.
Physical: Jaguar Stone is said to help stimulate circulation and increase physical energy. It is also believed to help strengthen the immune system, act as a detoxifying agent, and soothe the nerves. It has also been used to assist with healthy functioning of the sexual organs and provide increased physical pleasure and fertility.
Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.
Ethically Sourced Jaguar Stone
I first met the owner of the mine and lapidary in 2014 at the Gem and Mineral Show in Tucson, Arizona. At that time, he was set up with a single table and the only major Gem Show he attended was in Tucson. While most lapidaries sell their tumbled stone in pre-packaged bags by the pound or kilo, this seller allowed me to cherry pick through his stock and buy only the best. Since then, his spot in Tucson has expanded to four tables under a tent and he now sells at two of the major European shows. It has been fun to watch our businesses grow.
In 2018, I asked the owner if he would be willing to help connect me with a rural school in Peru near his mine. I told him that I wanted to “give back” to the communities that provided these beautiful crystals. He was pleased by my request and later that year introduced me to the principle of a suitable Peruvian school. We hope to begin supporting this school in the 2019-2020 school year.
Jaguar Stone Tumbled Stone
Color: Tan with brown/orange and gray spots. This is a 100% natural stone, so minor variations are part of their unique beauty
Size: 1 inch, or a little bit bigger
Weight: 1 oz
Shipping: Next business day – Domestic First Class averages 3-7 days, while International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.
Supply Chain: Traveling Earth to Pocket, this stone would have traded hands only three times.
The mine and tumbler are a single company. They sell directly to Moonrise Crystals. Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.
Safe Handling of Jaguar Stone
Cleaning Healing Crystals
There are many ways to cleanse, charge, and set intentions with crystals.
Before cleaning your healing crystals, always consider the geology of each stone. Some stones are sensitive to water and/or sunlight. Best Practice is to keep your stones out of direct sunlight when you’re not working with them, simply because the sunlight will fade the crystal’s color over time. This is especially true for transparent and translucent gems. Remember crystals grow underground where it’s nice and dark! Stones that are formed in dry desert conditions may be harmed by immersion in water. This is especially true for fragile and porous stones.
One of the easiest and most effective way to energetically clean crystals is to smudge them with smoke from plants like sage, juniper, cedar, lavender, tobacco, etc. Each plant has its own unique smell and spiritual property. Moonrise Crystals smudges with white mountain sage (for cleansing) and sweet grass (for kindness) before the crystals are sent to their forever home with you.
Other common ways to energetically clean healing crystals are to set stones near a piece of Carnelian, Citrine, Kyanite, Selenite or other stones that are energy purifiers. Be sure to pamper the purifying stones regularly so that they can continue to do their job properly. Citrine and Kyanite are self-cleansers that don’t “need” extra care. But they will love getting extra attention from you!
If a stone is doing a lot of heavy energetic work, one of the best ways to restore its energy reserves is to allow it to rest on the earth, next to a plant. A potted plant inside the house works just fine. Let the crystal rest overnight or longer, until its energy feels bright and sparkly again.
Charging and Setting Intentions with Healing Crystals
There is no right/wrong way to charge and set intentions. But here’s a few ways that it’s done at Moonrise Crystals.
Cleanse the crystals and yourself. It is good to take the time to physically clean stones before doing spiritual work. It sets a tone of purity, respect, and reverence. Hold the crystals or be near them. Sing or talk to the stones. Tell them about yourself and what you are working on. Ask them for their help. You don’t need to use any special words, simply speak from the heart. Treat the crystals like your best friends and closest allies. They want to help you.
If you feel shy or awkward, you can also write your message on a piece of paper and set the stones on top of it. Music, including singing bowls, can also be used. The most important thing is simply to be present with the stones and focused on setting the intention.
This can be done at any time, day or night. However, nighttime is often a particularly good time for setting intentions. Take the crystals outside, if possible. You can talk to your crystals outside, or you may just want to sit near them and meditate or pray.
- During the Full Moon, energy is amplified. It is also a wonderful time to celebrate in the bright light when your intentions are already going well and you want to keep the trend going.
- The New Moon is a time for new beginnings. The darkness is like planting a seed underground. It will grow up into the Light.
- Eclipses, meteorite showers, and other astronomical events will add their own unique energy.
- Knowing where the moon is astrologically, can also add a fun element to intention setting. The moon changes signs every 2-3 days.
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