ARIES: RED JASPER
Description: Red Jasper is a form of quartz with traces of hematite, which gives it both its intense color and some interesting properties. While healing and other metaphysical uses go back to ancient times, writers often used the word “jasper” to refer to any opaque stone, so it isn’t always easy to be sure what mineral they mean. But generally the brick-red form has been associated with strength and grounding. The Egyptians, for example, considered it the “blood of Isis,” and believed a drop-shaped red jasper pendant would give soul the courage needed to face Osiris for one’s judgment in the next world.
|Alternative stones for Aries (3/21 - 4/19): Carnelian, Ruby.|