۞ Red Jasper is the Birthstone of 23°-24° Taurus and the 23rd of Iyar.
۞ Position of Fixed Star Zaurak in the year 5760 (2000 C.E.): 23°52′ Taurus.
۞ On the 23rd of Iyar, is the 38th day of the Omer Count. The Sefirah of the 38th day is “Tiferet” of “Yesod” — “Harmony in Connection”. This is a good time for finding the best compromise and golden mean in all your relationships, especially your marital relationship.
۞ On the 23rd of Iyar, 2448 (1313 B.C.E.), 38 days after their exodus from Egypt, the Children of Israel arrived at Rephidim. Rephidim was desert land and waterless, the mob grumbled that they and their flocks were in danger of dying of thirst. HaShem commanded Moses to take the Elders to a rock which he was commanded to hit with his staff. Moses hit the rock as commanded and from the dry stone, a well sprang forth.
۞ Red Jasper aids in manifesting creative ideas. It can help one continue working on a project or idea after it has lost its original excitement. Its energy helps one to be disciplined in one’s creative work, bringing selfmastery to those who are a bit scattered in their focus. [Naisha Ahsian]
۞ Red Jasper’s energy pattern is so stable that it tends to stabilize one’s own energies if one wears or carries it or keeps it in the environment. [Robert Simmons]
۞ Red Jasper is an excellent grounding stone, generous in providing courage and personal independance. [Marina Costelloe]
۞ Red Jasper was used already in antiquity as a powerful protection stone. The Egyptians enhanced its power by cutting glyphs into it for protection against sorcery, while the Greeks and Romans carried it as amulets or used it in seals. [Teresa Kennedy]
۞ Red Jasper was believed by many different cultures, including Native Americans, to be a bringer of rain and a protector against attacks by wild animals. [Teresa Kennedy]
۞ Red Jasper makes an excellent “worry bead” for calming emotion. [Judy Hall — Encyclopedia]
۞ When Red Jasper is placed under the pillow, it promotes dream recall. [Judy Hall — Encyclopedia]
۞ Red Jasper has been used to assist one in rectifying unjust circumstances; meditation with this mineral can provide insight to the method of amelioration. [Melody]
۞ Red Jasper can also assist in providing for rescue in situations of danger. [Melody]
۞ Red Jasper can facilitate the reiteration of dreams to allow the dreamer to remember the aspects which could be consequential in ones life. [Melody]