Some stones radiate high levels of energy, such as quartz
(especially in smoky or rutilated form). Others work much
more slowly. One of these is Red Jasper.
In some Native American cultures Red Jasper is considered
to be the symbolic blood of the earth, and it's generally
thought to be one of the best stones for connecting with
the deep, stabilizing energies of the earth.
In the chakra system red relates to emotions, and of all
the red stones, it is the least volatile. Ruby relates to
passion, garnet (though it's also linked to patience), sparks
creativity, and carnelian can make one acutely aware of
the here and now. Jasper makes its effects known slowly
It's considered an emotionally calming stone, and can be
an excellent stone for either those who are hypersensitive
to crystalline energy and find it difficult to work with,
or for those who like change to be a gradual, unfolding
Another way to use jasper in a crystal layout is in combination
with some of the more active stones. A layout might, for
example, include Clear Quartz at the crown chakra (top of
head), Amethyst on the forehead, Aquamarine on the throat
(these two are also calming stones), Rose Quartz (an activator)
on the heart, Citrine (a releaser) on the navel/solar plexus
area, red jasper for the pelvic area, and smoky or rutilated
quartz for the base chakra.