Jasper is a crystal that is found mainly in India and Brazil. Jasper comes in a few different “color” variations; orbicular, picture, red and yellow. Red is the more widely found and used type of Jasper. Red Jasper is a variety of quartz that gets its color from iron oxide deposits that are in the stone. People from India, and even Native Americans, believe that Jasper is a powerful healing stone that helps with kidney, liver and gall bladder problems. Jaspers main quality is that it helps prevent illness of all kinds. Spiritually the stone helps with astral projection, meditation and the recollection of dreams.
Before and after each use Jasper needs to be cleansed, just as with any other crystal being used for healing or magical purposes. To cleanse your Jasper all you need to do is hold it under running lukewarm water for about a minute, this will remove any of the negativity that the stone may have picked up or anything that it has pulled from you or anyone else that has used it or been in contact with it. Another thing that must be done before and after each use, which is performed after the cleansing of the stone, is recharging. To recharge any crystal you will want to place it in a bowl of tumbled hematite stones, leaving it overnight. Hematite is known to draw negativity out of all things, including other stones and people.
For use you will want to determine what part of the body you want to work with and place the Jasper directly on the skin in that area. If you are having kidney problems lay on your stomach and place the jasper in the area where your kidneys are, using two stones if you have problems with both kidneys. Or if you are having breathing problems, place the stone in the lung area. Once the Jasper is placed in the area of the illness you will lay still, meditating on healing thoughts, for no less than 20 minutes. It would be wise to set a timer so that you know when the alloted time is up. When meditating just try to clear your mind and think calming and healing thoughts. Come up with a mantra, like “I will be healed and my soul will feel ease”, that will bring peace to your mind and help the stone vibrations heal your body.
When the timer goes off remove the Jasper and cleanse it, then put it to recharge again. Keep the healing thoughts from your meditation in your mind. Repeat this step anytime your illness is bothering you, or at least once a week until you are feeling better.
The Crystal Healer; Philip Permutt; 2007
Healing Crystals and Gemstones, F. Peschek-Bohmer, 2003