Leopardskin Jasper Tumblestone
30-40mm (Large) and 20-30mm (Small) - Sold Individually
Crystal Details: Despite its name, Leopardskin Jasper is not actually a Jasper. It is a form of Rhyolite, a type of igneous rock. Rhyolite is a type of extrusive igneous rock, formed on the surface of the earth by molten magma due to a volcanic eruption. Most Rhyolites are porphyritic and contain large Quartz crystals or other varieties of crystals in an extremely fine-grained matrix. This indicates that these crystals were already being formed before the lava flowed onto the surface. Leopardskin Jasper is a popular name given to pink spotted Rhyolite.
Chemical Composition: Silicon Dioxide - SiO2
Hardness: On Mohs scale of mineral hardness - grade 6.5 to 7 (1 being softest, 10 being hardest)
Colour: Pink, red, brown, cream, Leopardskin Jasper is distinguished by orbicular pinkish leopard spot patterning.
Uses: Crystals are a gift of nature that have been cherished and appreciated by humankind for for millennia. There are countless ways we can incorporate crystals into our daily lives. Placed around the home, worn as jewellery or simply held in the hand they remind us of our relationship with nature and Mother Earth.
It is known that crystals, due to their atomic makeup, hold heat and focus light energy, the often used example is quartz crystals being used in watches to generate an electric charge. Beyond this, it is said that crystals and gemstones have different energies that can be used to enhance your own energetic vibrations. Each gemstone is known for its unique 'energetic' properties.
Leopard Skin Jasper is considered the supreme nurturer and is one of the most popular and attractive stones that can be found across the world. It will support and guide you during your times of stress and anxiety and is also the best stone that will make you stronger during challenging periods. It will bring you peace and serenity, and it will reassure you that everything will be alright. It’s a powerful protection stone that will keep the negative energies away. Like the rest of the Jasper stones, Leopard Skin Jasper will give you strength and vitality.
Leopard Skin Jasper is a self-healing and powerful fostering stone that can support you in your personal growth. It Most importantly, leopard skin jasper brings a sense of wholeness, love, and tranquility and it will give you a sense of stability amidst the chaotic energies that surround you.
Leopard Skin Jasper is also a stone that will help you with your journeying and out of body experiences.
Historical Uses/ Folklore: Leopard Skin Jasper, is also sometimes known as Jaguar Stone because of its many beautiful colors and unique spotted patterns.
There is an ancient legend which describes the Earth as being inhabited by dark beings before the creation of man. Tired of the perpetual darkness, the beings sent a messenger to Numi, the black leopard, whose eyes provided the only light in the darkness. The messenger begged Numi to convince the Great Spirit to allow light into world, but Numi refused. He told the messenger that the darkness was important for the existence of the Heavens; without darkness, there could not be light. He also said that if the light beings entered the realm of the dark, the dark beings would be cast aside. And thus began the war between the darkness and the light. Because the dark beings could not be seen in light, Numi asked the Earth to create a stone with which the dark beings could be seen, and the Earth answered by creating the leopardskin stone known as the Jaguar Stone. Therefore, Jaguar Stone is said to be a bridge from the seen world to the unseen, revealing to its bearer that which normally goes unknown.
Indians of the Americas believe that this stone belongs to their culture and traditions. Although, Indians also think that Mexico is the centre of the world, as Leopardskin Jasper was first discovered in that location. In ancient times, people also believe that the world is made up of leopard skin jasper stone.
Chakra: Base or Root (Muladhara)
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