Jasper is a “stone of protection” – it protects against negativity and grounds one in the stabilizing energies of the Earth. This grounding energy yields functionality and authenticity in life, while providing the knowing that Great Mystery is just behind the veil. It is also known as the supreme nurturer. Shaman frequently used jasper in ritual and ceremony. Red jasper induces health and re-birth, bringing freshness to ideas. Yellow Jasper assists and protects during astral or physical travel. Picture jasper brings hidden thoughts, griefs, fears, and hopes to consciousness so the causes may be addressed. Picture jasper furthers the development and continuance of business pursuits providing activities leading to increase.