More About Rainforest Jasper:
Jaspers are primarily quartz (silicon dioxide, or SO2) which has been broken down and reformed within the earth, often picking up traces of other minerals in the process. More complex jaspers may even include veins or small pieces of other minerals. Some jaspers are actually agates, rhyolites, or other types of stones. In general, jaspers are associated with grounding and connection to Mother Earth. The heavily patterned ones are often also associated with creativity and mental focus.
Jasper comes in a huge variety of colors and patterns, many named for plants and animals. These names not only describe the stone's appearance, they add meaning to the stone's uses as well. Leopardskin jasper is particularly associated with shamanic journeying -- which makes a lot of sense, as leopards themselves have long been shamanic totem animals. Dalmatian jasper's doggy associations extend to its properties; it's fun, loyal, and cheers you up when you need a friend. As you might guess, elephant skin jasper ties in with memory, particularly of Akashic records and past lives. And spider jasper is the stone of the Native American Grandmother Spider, who wove together the nations of people from four different colors of clay. Across many cultures and times, we've come to see and make use of many connections between plant, animal and mineral kingdoms, as well as connections with eternal realms.
If this crystal shows up for you, it's a reminder to clear your space - you'll feel much better after you've removed any unwanted energies, people, or beliefs from your physical and mental space. It also reminds you to get in touch with the happiness of your inner child - to bask in the joy and light of the sun.
*Crystal Healing is not meant to replace conventional medicine, but rather to complement and enhance it. Information within this site is metaphysical in nature and is by no means medical. Crystals should only be used with the understanding that they are not an independent therapy, but rather are just part of a holistic healing approach to wellness.