Metaphysical Properties: Jasper can show many different color patterns, and these have been given their own names such as Silver Leaf. Many names are universally accepted and used, others are sometimes used, and yet others are hardly ever seen or made up. This mineral is known as the supreme nurturer. It acts as a reminder that one is not here, on this physical plane, just for oneself, but is also here to bring joy and substance to others, assisting others to release the bonds of constraint. It was often worn by shamans to provide protection. It holds an aspect of solar energy and a connection to the solar plexus chakra. Jasper grounds energies and the body. It imparts determination to all pursuits and supports during necessary conflict, bringing the courage to get to grips with problems assertively. It encourages honesty with oneself and others.