Jaspers were thought to possess magical qualities dating back thousands of years. Jasper was greatly prized in antiquity and in ancient Peru. Stones of unselfishness, jaspers were considered bringers of joy and happiness and love of mankind. Considered the “mother” of all stones and a strong healing stone. American Indians used it as a “rain bringer” in rain ceremonies. Metaphysical: Each variety/color has its own attributes: Red Jasper: Projective stone associated with the element fire and the planet Mars. Protective/guards against negativity. Promotes beauty, grace and healing. Green/Rain forest Jasper: Receptive stone associated with the element earth and the planet Venus. Considered healing stones. Worn to become more emphathetic to others emotional states. Promotes restful sleep. Poppy Jasper: Receptive stone associated with the element earth and the planet Saturn. Used for centering and grounding. Multi-color/Mottled Jasper (including Fancy variety): Projective stone associated with the element air and the planet Mercury. Protects against drowning.