Ocean Jasper, also known as Orbicular Jasper or Cellular Jasper, is a very rare variety of Jasper, a silicon dioxide mineral, and a member of the Quartz family. Its defined by circular “orb” like patterns that can be seen as green, brown, blue, yellow, grey, white, pink or red. This unusual mineral has only one known locality that offers extreme obstacles to even get too. This mineral is mined from the base of a cliff only accessible by boat during low tide. The exact location is Marovato, Ambolobozo, Analalava District, Sofia Region, Mahajanga Province, Madagascar; which is located along the northeastern coast of the country.
A lot of lore and history comes alongside this interesting mineral. It was first discussed and written way back in 1922, although the location was sadly soon lost for over 75 years. That is until Paul Obenich of Madagascar Minerals spent 45 days searching the coast of Madagascar for any clues of this Jasper’s location. He discovered Ocean Jasper after he factored in one of the most important elements into his accuracy, the tide. For so long this mineral has gone unfound due to it only being able to be seen at low tide. Paul debuted his discovery at the 2000 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, and has garnered a loyal following ever since. Mining operations of Ocean Jasper was stopped in 2006 when the locality was deemed depleted, as well as heightened safety risks. All Ocean Jasper on the market today is either a back stock or has been hoarded by collectors and sellers for years.
Ocean Jasper activates and aligns our solar plexus, heart, and throat chakras. This highly energetic channel allows one the ability to combine their will with their emotions, pushing one to achieve joy, happiness and emotional stability. Ocean Jasper helps one release any weight or strains one may carry on their heart, and urges you to vocalize and move forward from these emotional issues. Just like the water that helped create this magical stone, one must be willing to “go with the flow” when accepting this stones energy.
Ocean Jasper is a perfect stone to help one heal and find resolution with their emotions, relationships, and most importantly, themselves. We suggest bringing this stone with you whenever you are discussing sensitive feelings that have been locked away within. It's a perfect stone to slip into your pocket before your next therapy appointment, or can even serve as a talisman one uses to help break down the barriers in highly valued relationships. We also recommend this stone to couples who can't seem to build the right chemistry within their relationship. Ocean Jasper helps one become more positive and comfortable with themselves, while also being able to express their true self with ease.
When working with this stone, close your eyes and imagine yourself floating on a bed of waves. Slowly lower your heartbeat and begin taking long, deep breaths. While doing so, picture each wave getting smaller and further apart than the last. When one has reached a fully calm and clear state of mind, begin to visualize the negative emotions that are within you at that moment. Open your mind up and begin to process these feelings, if speaking them out loud helps, we urge you to do so. Continue doing this until one feels a sense of emotional clarity and resolution. This exercise is here to help you come full circle in traumatic life events, while reminding you the true inner strength you possess. We recommend this meditation to anyone looking to take back control of their emotional body, and begin to grow into the next beautiful version of yourself!