The most consistent meanings given to Ocean Jasper are uplifting feelings, going with the flow, and processing emotional trauma. Ultimately these derive from its relationship to the tides. Ocean Jasper was discovered by chance at low tide and gathered along the shoreline before the underground veins were worked. After being collected the rough material is transported by boat at high tide, since the area is too remote for roads.
The stone itself resembles waves, concentric ripples, and sea foam. Water is a traditional symbol of our feelings and the tides signify our emotional highs and lows. Ocean Jasper represents the rhythms of the inner sea: upwelling feelings like joy, happiness, and contentment, expressing our emotions, and sifting through our personal flotsam and jetsam, the things unintentionally and intentionally left behind during a crisis. Many interpret its vivid colors, bubbly orbs, and druzy starbusts as energy signatures of positivity, spontaneous child like joy, and a passion for life.
Ocean Jasper combines especially well with other watery stones like aquamarine, clear quartz, and shungite and organic gemstones like coral, pearl, and amber that come from the sea.
Since it was originally found and harvested in the surf, some in the metaphysical community connect Ocean Jasper with Atlantis, the legendary island that sank beneath the waves, calling it Atlantean Jasper or Atlantis Stone. Interestingly Madagascar itself is directly related to Lemuria, a different lost land discussed in both 19th century science and occult writings.
Even more of Ocean Jasper’s metaphysical properties are derived directly from water, specifically salt water. Salt water has both religious and therapeutic connections with purification, relaxation, and healing. Likewise Ocean Jasper is commonly described as cleansing, soothing, and supportive of well being.
Some scientists speculate that Ocean Jasper may be a silicified rhyolite. Rhyolite is a volcanic rock similar in composition to granite. Certain varieties are glassy because of their high silica content, like obsidian. These natural glasses are unstable and may develop orbs as the minerals inside them crystallize. Many interpret this potential fiery origin as signifying the transmutation of negativity, bringing order out of chaos, and a potential for manifestation.
Ocean Jasper combines well with other purification stones, especially those connected to one of the five classical elements like obsidian, salt, and naturally tumbled rocks like Shiva lingas, riverstone, and water worn pebbles.
Ocean Jasper (also called Orbicular Jasper) is an unusual jasper found only at a remote location on the coast of Madagascar that can only be mined at low tide! The colors vary widely - including white, green, pink, red, black, blue. The wild polka dots, wavy lines, multi colored floret patterns of Ocean Jasper make this a gorgeous and exciting stone.
The positive vibrations of Ocean Jasper make it a stone of joy.
- Stimulates solar plexus, heart and throat chakras
- Increases expression of love in words and actions
- Gently brings into focus the positive aspects of one's life
- Brings relaxation and cooperation to the home or workplace