Practical Magick
J is for Jade and Jasper

Jade

Jade is generally green in color, but can also be purple such as the one my mother owns. It was called “greenstone” by the Moari of New Zealand. It is used to promote peace and serenity and is a symbol of love. It is also used for good luck and to make decisions. Jade is used in gardening magick to improve the health of the plants. It’s also a protective stone, especially against negative energies. Jade corresponds to the element of Water, the planet Venus, the heart chakra, and is the birthstone for March. 

Jasper

Jasper is brown in color and is typically stripped with light and dark shades. It was called “Egyptian Marble” by the ancients and “the rain maker” my some Native American groups. Jasper can be used for centering, balancing, and grounding as well as to attract luck. It can also be used to reduce fear and guilt. The Ancient Egyptians believed it could increase sexual energy and they often wore it carved in the shape of a scarab beetle.”Legend says that Jasper would drive away evil spirits and protect against snake and spider bites” (shimmerlings). “Drinking jasper water on hour before each meal is said to promote weight loss (to create jasper water, place the stone each night into a glass of water and cover, by morning it will have become jasper water)” (Shimmerlings). Brown Jasper is associated with the element of earth, the planet Saturn, is the birthstone for October, and can align all chakras at the same time. 

Sources: 

http://wicca.com/celtic/stones/stonef-j.htm

http://www.shimmerlings.com/gemstones/jasper.htm

http://www.shimmerlings.com/gemstones/jade.htm