While some gemstones are considered protector stones, Jasper falls under the category of a nurturing stone. Nurturing stones are those believed to exert a healing influence over the mind, emotions and spirit. Crystal healers will recommend this crystal to those who are recovering from an illness, surgery or while going through a difficult time because they feel it helps bolster their resilience and will to help get through long periods of suffering. Yellow Jasper is particularly held in regard for its purported ability to increase “the will to carry on.”
Jasper is also believed to energize the body and mind, increasing everything from your intelligence to intensifying sexual pleasure. It is a popular gift for businessmen and students because of the wide variety of properties ascribed to it, from promoting quick thinking to enhancing decision making, empowering brain functions to increasing motivation and perseverance.