The Metaphysical Properties of Gemstones starting with J


Nephrite, Jadeite

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Jade is a stone of the heart. As such it is related to the heart chakra and has a beneficial effect on all heart chakra related issues, and all love relationships.

It is also considered to be good for emotional balance and stability. Jade of all kinds is a very protective stone and is particularly good protection for children, against illness, and for psychic protection. It has energetic clearing properties, and is useful to keep with other stones.

Physically, Jade is used in the crystal healing of the physical heart, and kidney problems.

Jade can range in colour from white to different shades of green, gray, blue-green, lavender, yellow, orange, brown, red-brown and black


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Jasper is a stone of gentleness and relaxation. It enhances one’s ability to relax and brings tranquility, comforting, wholeness, healing, and gentle endings.

Jasper is a stone of gentleness and relaxation. It enhances one’s ability to relax and brings tranquility, comforting, wholeness, healing, and gentle endings. It is sometimes called the nurturing stone for its nurturing and protective energies.

Psychically, Jasper is used to assist with astral travel. In the physical realm, Jasper is used for the liver, gallbladder, soothing the stomach, and balancing yin/yang energies.


Black (Blackstone)

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Black Jasper is a stone with a highly protective energy. It also has very healing energy. Black Jasper is said to bring good luck to the bearer in a fight, whether it be a mental, political, legal, or other type of fight.

It is also used for protection against lightning. Black Jasper is said to have energies of determining value; it was used as a touchstone for determining gold content in allows for thousands of years. In addition it has the other properties of Jasper.

Physically, Black Jasper is said to be helpful for relieving pain, stomach ailments, foot problems, and hip dysplasia. Black Jasper is related to the root chakra. Black Jasper is sometimes called “Blackstone”.


Leopard Skin

Tumbled leopard skin jasper on white backgroud

Leopard Skin Jasper (also called leopard stone) is a stone of shamanic journeying. It also aids in service to others. It helps discover and connect with one’s animal totems or “power” animals.

It makes it easier for one to take responsibility properly. It is said to help with creative visualization. As with all Jaspers, this is a protective stone, and it is particularly protective during shamanic journeying.

Physically it helps eliminate toxins and decrease body odour, and is very helpful in self-healing. It has properties of protecting the third chakra, but is associated mainly with the root chakra.



natural mineral gem stone - Ocean (Orbicular) jasper gemstone isolated on white background close up

Ocean Jasper is very soothing and helps to love one’s self as well as others. It is very healing of the emotions and brings peace of mind.

It helps with acceptance of responsibility and increases patience. The circulars patterns on Ocean Jasper symbolise and help us realise that we are all inter-connected and nature is a cyclical pattern. It can also help with circular breathing for healing or meditation.

Being a type of Jasper, Ocean Jasper is a very protective stone, and any orbs (“eyes”) enhance this in regard to protection from the “evil eye.” Physically, Ocean Jasper is beneficial to the digestion, digestive organs, removing toxins, lessen body odour. Ocean Jasper is related to the heart chakra.



Picasso Marble (or Picasso Stone) is sometimes called Picasso Jasper. It has strong metaphysical qualities of grounding and calming. It also promotes weight loss and assists in the development of creativity, as well as engendering strength and self-discipline.



Picture jasper helps create harmony, proportion, creative visualization, positive things in business pursuits.

It brings and shows hidden messages from the past as well as hidden thoughts, fears, and hopes. These qualities make it useful as an emotional/psychological healing stone.




Red Jasper is called a stone of fairness and justice because mystical lore claims that it increases justness and helps in unfair situations. It is also said to enhance responsibility, choice, and compassion.

Used in mystical dream-work, it can enhance dream recall. It is said to assist in protection and rescue from danger. Red Jasper is associated with the first and second chakras.

Metaphysically, it is purported to have a stabilising effect, and help one take all one’s energy and use it in a balanced manner. It is also said to be a stone that helps in all areas of survival, and is a very protective stone.

Red Jasper, in gemstone lore, is said to be a stone of controlled passion and used to help control one’s own passions. Crystal healing lore says that physically it assists in healing by maintaining positive movement with all types of disorders and disease.



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Yellow Jasper has characteristics of helping one be strong and balanced in the social arenas and protects one’s social welfare.

It is associated with the solar plexus (belly) chakra. Yellow Jasper is a protective stone that particularly gives protection during travel, both physical and spiritual.

It also shields one from negativity, and can protect from depression.



macro shooting of natural mineral stone - piece of raw Jet (lignite, brown coal) gemstone isolated on white background

Jet is also known as black amber, although it is not actually an amber, but rather fossilized coal.

It was used extensively in mourning jewellery in Victorian times and was considered a stone for alleviating and bringing grief to the surface to be healed.

It has also historically been used as a protection stone and is said to have very powerful protection energies to ward off evil, negativity, and psychic attacks. It is also said to protect finances and protect from depression.

Jet is related primarily to the base chakra, but when used on the upper chakras it helps kundalini move to the crown chakra. Mystically, jet is considered a stone of sympathy, healing grief, psychic experiences.

It is said by intuitive sources to be an excellent calming stone, and helpful for treating epilepsy, migraines, stomach pain, colds, glandular problems, and lymphatic problems.

I hope you found this page helpful.

Please do not use this information to self diagnose or treat others with serious conditions.

If you would like to explore the Metaphysical benefits of Gemstones, Minerals, Crystals and Colour, please contact your local Colour or Gemstone Therapist.