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.
Map courtesy of TravelBlog
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.
Ethically Sourced Ocean Jasper
The Miners sell directly to the Lapidary.
The Lapidary sells directly to Moonrise Crystals.
Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.
The Supply Chain
The Supply Chain is short and clean.
The Mine and Lapidary are located in the same country.
This Ocean Jasper was artisanally mined in Madagascar.
The exact deposit is unknown, but most likely caused only minor environmental damage,
and would have been relatively low risk for miners.
Learn More: Ethical Mining
This Ocean Jasper was polished in Antananarivo, Madagascar.
The Lapidary is owned by a woman and is a family business.
Factory workers have safe conditions and are paid fairly.
The Lapidary is also the direct-importer & sells exclusively at large gem shows.
Learn More: Ethical Lapidary
I first met the owner of the lapidary at the 2006 Gem and Mineral show in Tucson, Arizona. At that time I was working for a crystal shop in Utah and was at Tucson 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 stones in the entire show.
In 2014, I embarked on my first buying trip for Moonrise Crystals. The company I knew of only as “Madagascar” was the one company I was most determined to find and buy from. This lapidary company only sells at a handful of major gem shows. The only time they are in the USA is for the Tucson Gem Show. During the rest of the year, the lapidary hand polishes their stock and also does charity work in their local community. They continue to offer some of the most beautiful tumbled stones in the industry and are among my favorite suppliers.
In 2019, Moonrise Crystals and the Madagascar lapidary company joined together to financially support a rural school in Madagascar.
Ocean Jasper Tumbled Stone
Color: Multi-colored. 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.
Safe Handling of Ocean Jasper
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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