Be in alignment with your Highest Purpose.
Take appropriate actions for yourself and others.
Integrate the past and your future with the present.
Access your soul wisdom and make loving choices.
Let Ocean Jasper inspire compassion and patience!
Mineralogy of Ocean Jasper
Rock Type: Igneous Rock (Rhyolite)
Color: All colors
Transparency: Transparent to opaque
Mohs’ Hardness: Varies
Fluorescence: Blueish-white (long and short wave)
Color of Streak: Varies
Chemical Composition: Varies
Location: The most important deposits are in Madagascar and the United States (Nevada). Additional deposits are found in Australia, China, Germany, Iceland, India, Ireland, and New Zealand.
Mineral Family: Ocean Jasper 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: Despite its name, Ocean Jasper is not actually a type of Jasper. It 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. Ocean Jasper is a popular name given to multicolored spotted Rhyolite.
Mining: Mined at its primary deposit, usually found with Obsidian and Pumice.
Enhancements: All varieties of Rhyolite, including Ocean Jasper, are completely natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, and polishing.
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History of Ocean Jasper
The name “Jasper” is a generic name given to any spotted stone as well as most semi-transparent or opaque Chalcedony. As a result, it can be difficult to know exactly which stone is being referenced in ancient and medieval writings. Ocean Jasper is a type of multicolored Rhyolite whose specific healing energies have only recently been explored.
Healing Properties of Ocean Jasper
Spiritual: Ocean Jasper is a stone of service. It reminds us that we have a duty to others, as well as ourselves, and that a pathway to God can be found in good work. Ocean Jasper reminds us to flow with the rhythms of life and to be patient with ourselves and others as we learn and grow. Ocean Jasper is attuned to the Sacral, Solar Plexus, Heart and Throat Chakras and linked to the astrological signs of Leo and Capricorn. It is connected to the element Earth and vibrates to the number 6.
Emotional: Ocean Jasper brings a sense of calmness and clarity. It is especially good for anyone who is dealing with children or their own “inner child.” Ocean Jasper reminds us to protect and nurture those who depend on us and to be a source of strength and wisdom. It helps us to cultivate patience with things that are outside of our control and to take responsibility for those things that are in our control.
Mental: Ocean Jasper reminds us to breathe deeply and think before we act, rather than simply reacting from emotion. Although Ocean Jasper encourages service, it will not tolerate victim or martyr mentality. Instead we are forced to acknowledge that we ultimately get to choose, and that choosing to be of service to others and to serve our own Highest Good, is something to celebrate joyfully.
Physical: All forms of Rhyolite are thought to fortify the immune system. Ocean Jasper in particular is often used to improve the digestive system and its related organs. It has also been used to help detoxify the body and reduce body odor.
Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.
Earth to Pocket
Earth to Pocket is the Moonrise Crystal business mission. It’s the promise that any stones purchased here will be consciously sourced and the journey of the stone, from the Earth and into your Pocket, will be as transparent as possible.
These particular Ocean Jaspers were mined and tumbled in Madagascar by a single company.
I first met the owner of the company at the 2006 Gem and Mineral show in Tucson, Arizona. At that time I was working for a crystal shop in Utah and was attending the Tucson show primarily as a ‘pack mule’ to help carry all the stones! It was generally agreed by our crew that the “Madagascar” tent contained the most beautiful tumbled stones in the show.
In 2014, I embarked on my first buying trip for Moonrise Crystals, and the company I knew of only as “Madagascar” was the one company I was most determined to find and buy from. This company only sells tumbled stones once a year, at the Tucson show, which is the largest gem and mineral show in the world. During the rest of the year, they mine and polish their stones and are respected philanthropists and social workers for their community. They continue to offer some of the most beautiful tumbled stones in the industry, selling in 1 pound bags of the highest quality.
It would be my pleasure to hand-select a beautiful Ocean Jasper for you.
This price is for one stone. You can buy a single Ocean Jasper or several, depending on your individual needs. Each Ocean Jasper measures approximately 1 inch at its longest length and has a unique shape with soft edges.
The stone I choose for you will be smooth and free of chips. It will have a beautiful pattern of colors, mostly golden brown, dark green and white, with whorls, bands, and other mysterious markings. If you buy multiple stones, I will choose stones that look and feel particularly good together. Stones will be cleansed and smudged with sage before being shipped to you.
With their beautiful colors and clean energies, these Ocean Jaspers are perfect for crystal healing. Add them to a medicine bag, place them on an altar, use them in a crystal elixir, fashion them into jewelry, or simply carry them in your pocket.
What You Should Know:
- Ocean Jasper can be used in elixirs and oil essences – it is safe to drink “Ocean Jasper water” or bathe in it.
- Ocean Jasper can be physically cleansed with water or a dusting cloth.
- Ocean Jasper can be energetically cleansed with fresh or salt water. Soaking in moonlight, starlight, or smudging with smoke (typically sage) is also effective. Use your own intuition to determine the best method.
Safe Handling of Ocean Jasper
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