Jasper, Red

Nurturing Courage

Unite courage and strength with love and kindness.

Feel supported and release feelings of shame and guilt.

Live with authenticity and conduct yourself with honor.

Combine discipline and creativity to manifest true success.

Let Red Jasper inspire you to stand in your power!


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Mineralogy of Red Jasper

Raw Red Jasper

Raw Red Jasper

Mineral Family: Tectosilicates

Chemical Composition: SiO2
Cleavage: None
Color: Red
Crystal System: Hexagonal/trigonal
Gravity: 2.7
Form/Habit: Cryptocrystalline 
Fracture: Conchoidal
Hardness: 7
Luminescence: None
Luster: Vitreous/earthy
Streak: White
Transparency: Opaque

Location: Jasper is found throughout the world. The most notable deposits for Red Jasper are found in Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, England, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Namibia, Russia, Scotland, Slovakia, South Africa and the United States (notably: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico).

Mineral Family: True Jasper is a Silicate mineral. However, “jasper” is a term that is often used to describe any spotted stone. As such many varieties of spotted Rhyolite, a type of igneous rock, are misrepresented as Jaspers, for example, “Ocean Jasper” or “Leopardskin Jasper.”  From a geological point of view, only spotted microcrystline Quartz may be properly referred to as Jasper. True Jasper is a tiny twig on a far off branch of the crystal tree, scientifically it is a “subdivision of a subdivision of a subdivision, of a subdivision of a subdivision!” Silicate minerals form the largest family of minerals, including more than 25% of all known minerals and 40% of all common minerals. In addition to being a major part of the Earth’s crust, Silicate minerals have also been found on the moon and in meteorites. Silicates are minerals which contain the elements Silicon (a light gray shiny metal) and Oxygen (a colorless gas). Together, these two elements form a tetrahedra – a shape similar to a pyramid – with a Silicon atom in the center and Oxygen atoms at each of the three corners. These tetrahedras connect with other chemical structures, in six different ways, to form various minerals and rocks. There are six main groups of Silicate minerals, and these main groups are further subdivided into secondary subdivisions, such as Quartz and Feldspar.  Quartz is a large mineral family in its own right, and has two main subdivisions, macrocrystalline (crystals that are large enough to be seen by the naked eye, for example, Amethyst) and microcrystalline (crystals so small they can only be seen through a microscope, for example Agate). All microcrystalline Quartz fall under the subcategory of Chalcedony, which is then further subdivided. One of these categories is Jasper.  Red Jasper is distinguished by its solid red color.

Associated Minerals: ChrysocollaHematite, QuartzTiger Eye

Formation: True Jasper is opaque Quartz with numerous inclusions. Clear Quartz  forms when silica acid solidifies in igneous rocks. Jasper, by contrast, forms when silica acid penetrates clay or sand, and solidifies in sedimentary rocks. Where the silica acid cools it hardens into Quartz, but with the addition of millions of tiny particles of sand, clay, and other minerals. These inclusions give Jasper their brilliant colors and random markings. Red Jasper is a true jasper in which the overwhelmingly dominate color is a brick red.

Mining: Typically mined from the primary deposits which still have their original relationship with the host rock.


Red Jasper Outcrop, Marble Bar, Australia

Enhancements: All Jaspers are natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, and polishing.

Map courtesy of TravelBlog
Photos: Raw Red JasperRed Jasper Outcropping

History of Red Jasper

balmung red jasperThe 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. Brecciated Jasper may be considered a form of Red Jasper.

Red Jasper has long been credited for its supposed ability to stop hemorrhages and reduce pulse rate. In 1636, the Gemmarum et Lapidum Historia described how a young woman was cured from chronic hemorrhaging by wearing Red Jasper. During the Middle Ages, Red Jasper was also considered a stone for warriors and was said to increase their strength and courage. According to legend, a piece of Red Jasper was set on the hilt of ‘Balmung,’ the legendary sword of the Norse hero Siegfried.

Photos: Balmung

Healing Properties of Red Jasper

Spiritual: Red Jasper is a dynamic stone that unites courage and strength with love and gentleness.  Its energy is like that of a beloved father, protective and  nurturing towards his children. It can help us feel safe and secure enough in our physical selves that we dare to more fully explore our spiritual selves. Red Jasper also helps us to ‘grow up’ in our spiritual and earthly lives, teaching us to take responsibility for our choices, and the results that follow.  Red Jaspers can be used to activate the Kundalini energy, which in turn can spark a powerful spiritual experience.  It likewise can help us in dream recall and analysis, showing us the practical meaning behind our sleeping dreams and how we can use that information to improve our waking life. Red Jasper is attuned to the Sacral and Root Chakras and linked to the astrological signs Taurus and Leo.  It is connected to the Element of Earth and vibrates to the number 6.

Emotional: Red Jasper offers support during stressful periods and reminds us to help each other. It also inspires us to be courageous and to dare to have authentic and honest relationships. Red Jasper can also be used to heal misguided feelings of shame and guilt which may surround sexual issues or sexual abuse. It reminds us that sexual energy is a creative force that can and should be joyful. It is also a wonderful stone for anyone who needs to work through father-figure issues.  In a more general sense, Red Jasper can help us to break out of any existing “victim mentality” and “victim pattern”.  Teaching us how to save ourselves when we are endangered and to make better choices in the future to avoid bad situations.  Red Jasper helps us to pick ourselves back up, when we have had a set-back and to try again.  It helps us to trust ourselves and have faith that all will be well, in the end.      

Mental: Red Jasper encourages us to be honest and to live honorably. It helps us speak honestly and “walk our talk.” Red Jasper is a stone of discipline and focus. It is especially helpful for artists and entrepreneurs who may find it difficult to finish projects or try to go into many directions at once. Red Jasper encourages us to stay inspired and excited about our work and to methodically do what needs to be done.  By inspiring us to be brave, Red Jasper helps us to deal with our fear of failure as well as our fear of success.  Red Jasper’s energy is highly practical and can be especially encouraging to work with when we are faced with long-term tasks that bore us or stress us out, but nevertheless need our time and attention.

Physical: Red Jasper is believed to stimulate internal blood flow and ease external bleeding. It is commonly used to treat the sexual organs and to help stabilize pregnancy. Red Jasper is also said to be useful for regaining physical strength after an illness. Body builders have used Red Jasper to help increase muscle mass during periods of intense training. It is also used to stabilize fragile pregnancies and to ensure healthy fetuses.

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 into your Pocket, will be as transparent as possible.

These Red Jaspers were mined and tumbled in South Africa.

I met the owner of the South African tumbling company at the 2014 Gem and Mineral show in Tucson, Arizona. This company only sells tumbled stones twice a year, once at the Tucson show and later at the Sainte Marie Aux Mines International Mineral and Gem Expo in Provence, France. They offer the largest selection of high quality tumbled stones in the industry, and are one of my favorite suppliers.

It would be my pleasure to hand-select a beautiful Red Jasper for you.

Your Stone

Jasper, RedThis price is for one stone. You can buy a single Red Jasper or several, depending on your individual needs. Each Red 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, and be a beautiful solid brick red, with possible black/grey or white lines. 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 color and clean energies, these Red Jasper 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.

Safe Handling of Red Jasper

Good to Know:

Red Jasper can be physically cleansed with water or a dusting cloth.

Red Jasper can be energetically cleansed using any method.  They will appreciate being soaked in fresh water, set outside to absorb the moonlight, and/or being smudged with smoke or incense.  Use your own intuition to determine the best method.

Red Jasper can be left in sunshine for extended periods of time without losing its color.  However, it is always considered a “best practice” to keep your stones and crystals out of direct sunlight as much as possible.

Tumbled and fully smooth Red Jasper can be safely used to make direct-infusion “Red Jasper Water” for drinking or bathing.  Before making any direct-infusion elixir ALWAYS check the mineralogical properties of the stone to ensure it is not toxic.  Only use fully tumbled stones or natural Quartz points in direct-infusion elixirs, never rough stones.  When in doubt, make an indirect-infusion elixir instead.


  1. Marijana M. (California)

    Today I got the second package from your shop and as the yellow jaspers in my first order, the stones are beautiful. I have read about ethical sourcing, thank you for the information, I think that it is an important subject.

  2. Patricia L. (Canada)

    Beautiful stone. Wonderful seller who teaches her wisdom

  3. Anne W. (Wisconsin)

    This tomato colored stone is lovely

  4. Star M. (Washington)

    Very pretty stone. Julie was also so helpful with the questions I had. Thank you!

  5. LaRue D. (Pennsylvania)

    Beautiful stone! I carry it in my pocket for grounding.

  6. Lisa H. (Colorado)

    Perfect items. Seller was very engaged and thoughtful in selecting the right stones for our household. Really appreciated her personal touch.

  7. Monica S. (New York)

    Beautiful great size for what I need it for. Thank you for the fast shipping

  8. Candice J. (New York)

    I love how my stones were handpicked and well taken care of. Best buying experience ever! You won’ regret it!

  9. Monica S. (New York)

    Gorgeous red Jasper I’m so happy you’re home. It’s beautiful thank you for the fast shipment

  10. Kelsey E. (Tennessee)

    LOVED the stones i got!!

  11. Lynn K. (Michigan)

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  12. Deborah C. (New Jersey)

    Great seller! Fast shipping, beautiful stone!

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