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A-Z of Crystals  >> B  >>  BRECCIATED JASPER


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Brecciated Jasper



Brecciated Jasper is the name given to Red Jasper that is patterned with black or brown rock inclusions and patches of clear crystal. All red forms of Jasper are believed to be powerful stones for women, especially women who are working to understand their menstrual cycle, develop their Moon magic or increase their confidence. It is an excellent stone to work with if you are trying to overcome feelings of dependence and helplessness. Meditation with Brecciated Jasper can increase your understanding of where you belong in the world, how you fit into your community and how you can use your unique talents to help others. In crystal healing Brecciated Jasper is often used for problems with the liver and stomach or to help control infections.

Like all forms of Jasper, Brecciated Jasper is associated with the power to break a drought. Traditionally the stone was used in magic to bring rain, and in Anglo-Saxon England a leech-wort, or sorceror, would place Jasper bowls at the corners of a farmer's field as part of the ritual to bring rain and encourage healthy crops. In the modern world Brecciated Jasper is used to break many types of 'drought', including lack of water, inspiration, fertility, energy or creativity. It is useful if you are struggling with writer's block or a fear of failure that is holding you back from being creative. A piece of Brecciated Jasper under your pillow is said to protect you from nightmares and bring sweet dreams. Meditating with the stone is believed to help strengthen the mind against depression and negative or self-defeating thoughts, while increasing self confidence and independence. Wearing this stone is said to protect you from mental or psychic domination by others and help you be able to say no when you need to without falling prey to mind games and guilt trips.