Jasper is a fine-grained chalcedony, a microcrystalline quartz. Sometimes other decorative stones are called Jasper even if they are silicified rock, especially silicified rhyolite as in the case of Rainforest Jasper. Orbicular or eye Jasper has round "eyes" in concentric circles, as in Ocean Jasper. Picture Jasper looks as though it is a painted abstract or nature picture. Jasper is a common stone and comes in many beautiful colors and patterns. Its wide availability often makes its powerful energy and beauty under-appreciated, although there are collectors who specialize in Jaspers. Jasper is highly valued as a healing stone that is full of grounding energy. They can connect you deeply to the vibrations of the Earth bringing a greater understanding of the power of nature. Jasper helps us to be less judgmental and know on a soul level that we are all connected. In some Native American culture, Jasper symbolizes the blood of the Earth, making it particularly sacred. It has also been used for rain making. Sometimes called the nurturing stone”, this stone has been known as a stone of gentleness, comfort, and relaxation. Jasper has other facets to its energy properties, too, such as prosperity, gardening and agriculture. Historically these were related concepts when wealth was more often counted in agricultural and pastoral terms, but Jasper does have prosperity vibrations in other areas as well.