Zebra Jasper: Meaning, Healing Properties & Benefits

Zebra Jasper is a powerful stone that can bring balance and positivity into your life. While it’s not as popular as some of the other healing crystals out there, this is definitely one that you should consider adding to your practice.

This guide goes over the meaning and various healing properties of Zebra Jasper. You’ll also learn about some stones you can pair it with and the best ways to use it!

Let’s get started.

History & Overview

Once you see Zebra Jasper, you’re not likely to forget it. This beautiful stone with its contrasting stripes has been prized throughout history for its distinctive look, its meaning, and its reputation for possessing powerful healing properties.

The most common form of this crystal is white with black stripes, but it can also be found with red and beige tones or red and brown stripes.

Zebra Jasper, formed over 600 million years ago, is a metamorphic rock with a Mohs hardness of 6.5 to 7.0. Made up of Calcium Carbonate and Silicon Dioxide, Zebra Jasper is similar in make-up to marble. Other names for this stone include Zebra Rock, Zebra Marble and Zebra Agate.

This stone can be found in places such as India, Africa and Russia. However, it was first discovered in Kununurra, Western Australia where it was used as a crystal for protection. When this stone is first mined, it is not especially striking. However, after it has been tumbled and polished it comes to resemble the gorgeous stone you know.

Zebra Jasper Meaning

Every healing crystal has its own unique vibration and characteristics. Some stones are all about love and developing relationships while others are better for protection or inner transformation. 

A small Zebra Jasper stone

Natural healers and spiritual practitioners consider the main Zebra Jasper meaning to be about bringing a sense of balance and harmony to the chaos of daily life. Sometimes called “The Stone Of Balance”, Zebra Jasper will keep you grounded to the physical plane while you reach for the heavens.

If you’re one to put things off until another time, then you should have Zebra Jasper around. Another name for this stone is “The Anti-Apathy Stone,” and it is thought to have the power to help you overcome procrastination and increase your enthusiasm to finish projects and achieve your goals. Using this stone can help you to believe that all of your dreams can come true.

Healing Properties & Benefits

Zebra Jasper may not be one of the most well-known healing crystals, but it is one that we highly suggest adding to your crystal repertoire. We love the way its healing properties can bring balance and harmony into so many aspects of daily living.

Whether you are searching for emotional, physical, spiritual or metaphysical healing, Zebra Jasper is a stone that seems to do it all.

Emotional

Healing emotional problems is something that many of us work on our whole lives. Whether it’s trauma from childhood, a broken heart or bad habits, our emotional issues often keep us from being the people we wish to be.

Using Zebra Jasper’s properties for emotional healing and strengthening can make all the difference between well-balanced emotions and a collection of painful baggage.

Let’s take a quick look at how this beautiful stone can bring the emotional balance you need.

Part of Zebra Jasper’s meaning is focused on positivity. It is known to lift the mood, foster optimism, create compassion and reduce stress and anxiety. If you’re facing roadblocks on your way to achieving your goals, then Zebra Jasper might be able to give you the extra boost of courage to keep on going. This stone is thought to be especially helpful if your goals are financial in nature (making it a popular crystal for money).

This grounding crystal can help with various kinds of addictive behavior. If you or someone you know is struggling with an addiction to alcohol, food, caffeine, nicotine or other substances, Zebra Jasper can bring the clarity needed to begin the healing process. 

One polished piece of Zebra Jasper

For issues dealing with relationships, there is nothing like Zebra Jasper. It works by helping you see the good in others and in yourself. This crystal can give you the courage to let go, have fun and let love into your heart and life. 

Spiritual

Zebra Jasper is one of our favorites because the meaning and properties of this stone are all about balance, harmony and deep spiritual healing. Just like the perfect balance of its zebra-like black and white stripes, Zebra Jasper is known to have the power to create balance and unity between your male and female energies. Using this crystal during meditation can bring you incredible equilibrium between your yin and yang (more on that later).

With our busy and technology-filled lives, it’s easy to take things and people for granted. Using Zebra Jasper as part of your spiritual practice will help you develop a greater appreciation for the people in your life. You might also notice an increased awareness of the beauty of nature and your surroundings.

Let Zebra Jasper help you develop a habit of mindfulness that will have you finding joy in the simple, yet important things in life.

Zebra Jasper is also an excellent protector against negative energy, auric invasion and psychic attacks. With use, you might even notice a lessening of phobias and fears.

Physical

Many turn to Zebra Jasper for a number of physical healing properties. This high-powered crystal has been used by natural healers since the time of the Greeks and Romans.

As a partner in the pursuit of pain management, Zebra Jasper can’t be surpassed. For centuries, this crystal has been used to help give patients relief from pain deriving from a variety of causes. 

Zebra Jasper is also thought to counteract muscle spasms, and it is known to increase the ability for sustained physical activity. This is good news for athletes or for anyone who enjoys working out.

Strengthening bones and teeth, helping with bladder and kidney issues, fortifying the lymphatic system and preventing gum, muscle and heart degeneration are some of the other ways that Zebra Jasper is thought to help physically.

Metaphysical Properties

The metaphysical properties of Zebra Jasper are known to have a strong connection to both the root and the crown chakras. Since this stone is all about uniting yin and yang, darkness and light as well as other opposite energies, it stands to reason that it would be a potent healer for these opposite chakras.

In other words, Zebra Jasper has the potential to keep you grounded as you attempt to reach into the higher realms.

With a root chakra that is healthy and open, you’ll be able to bask in feelings of safety, security and inner stability. Zebra Jasper, a very grounding root chakra stone, works to keep this energy flowing freely with the other, higher chakras.

As mentioned above, this stone also resonates with the crown chakra, your conduit to higher levels of consciousness. Zebra Jasper can act like a stabilizer between the higher, more ethereal influences of the crown chakra and the very grounding, stabilizing effects of the root chakra. 

How To Use Zebra Jasper

Zebra Jasper is a very versatile crystal that can be used effectively in lots of different ways. Finding the ideal way to use this potent stone is pretty much dependent on the person and the situation. You may find that what works one day doesn’t work as well the next. Play around with the different uses and pick a few to try.

The first way that many people use Zebra Jasper is in their Feng Shui practice. The meaning and properties of this lovely stone are known to promote balance and grounding, so using one in the center bagua may bring about the ever-desirable harmony between yin and yang energies. Zebra Jasper, an earth stone, is also known to be very effective in any bagua that is guided by metal or earth.

A perfectly round Zebra Jasper sphere

This beautiful stone is the perfect addition to any jewelry setting. Whether you wear your Zebra Jasper in a pendant, bracelet or a pair of earrings, just having the vibrations so close to your body can bring so many benefits.

Zebra Jasper is often crafted into paperweights, small sculptures and decorative vases. This is an esthetically pleasing way to bring the healing vibrations of this crystal to your home or office space.

A very powerful and intimate way to use your Zebra Jasper is during meditation. This stone can help you forge a connection between the physical and astral plane for a more meaningful and productive meditation session.

We have just listed a few of the ways that you can use this stone. Feel free to use your imagination and intuition to incorporate Zebra Jasper in a way that feels the most meaningful to you.

Other Stones To Pair It With

If you’re looking to magnify the healing effects of Zebra Jasper, then we suggest pairing it with another crystal.

Clear Quartz, a crystal that works well with lots of other types of healing stones, pairs well with Zebra Jasper. Sometimes called “The Master Healer”, Clear Quartz is thought to greatly enhance all of Zebra Jasper’s physical, spiritual and emotional healing properties.

Sodalite is another stone that works well with Zebra Jasper. Most people who pair Sodalite with Zebra Jasper do it for chakra work during meditation. This combination is known by healers to have the power to promote energy flow between all the chakras.

However, the best stones to pair with Zebra Jasper are other Jaspers. We recommend trying Rainbow Jasper, Ocean Jasper, Red Jasper, Leopard Skin Jasper or Rainforest Jasper. Each one of these stones has its own meaning, vibration, and healing ability. Try different combinations to see which one works best for you.

Cleansing Tips

If you’re new to using healing crystals, you may not realize that they need to be cleansed and charged on a regular basis. You can think of all the dirt and oils from your hands and the negative energies that these stones absorb as kind of like gunk that clogs their energy and healing properties. You should usually cleanse your stone at least once every one to two weeks, but it really depends on how much you’ve been using it and the type of work it’s been doing.

There are many ways that Zebra Jasper can be successfully cleansed, so let’s check out a few.

One way that you can cleanse Zebra Jasper is to bury it in the ground. This might seem counterintuitive, but it actually makes sense. Zebra Jasper is an earth stone, so burying it will allow the earth to absorb all of the negative energy and dirt that has accumulated on the stone. 

You can bury your Zebra Jasper in your garden or in a flower pot. Leave it there overnight or even longer if you sense that it needs it.

Another way to cleanse your stone is to put it in a glass bowl that has been filled with sea salt. We suggest leaving it buried in the sea salt for a few hours, but it can safely be left in longer if necessary.

Another simple method is to use your own body heat. Sit somewhere that’s quiet and peaceful. Place the crystal in your hand and focus on feeling the negative energies leaving the stone. 

Smudging with sacred herbs is a cleansing method that we really like. Passing your Zebra Jasper through the smoke of sage, cedar, lemongrass or even incense can be a very powerful way to cleanse your crystal. Make sure that you are focusing on the intention to cleanse the stone while you are passing it through the smoke.

If you live near a natural water source, such as a river, pond, lake or ocean, then you can use the water as a cleanser. While using this method, make sure to have your stone in a secure bowl or placed firmly in your hand. You don’t want to drop it into the water source.

Lastly, your Zebra Jasper can be cleansed by placing it next to another stone such as Clear Quartz or Selenite. Placing your crystal on a Selenite slab will also charge your crystal. Like a battery, your Zebra Jasper will need to be periodically charged to maintain maximum potency.

All of the methods used above have been tested and used over time. Choose the one that works best for you and your crystal.

Zodiac Connection

Many healing crystals have strong connections to certain zodiac signs. Of course, crystals can be used effectively by anyone, but some stones (Zebra Jasper included) really seem to resonate with specific zodiac signs.

Anyone born under the signs of Libra or Virgo can really benefit from using Zebra Jasper in their spiritual practices. 

Libras are known to have the potential to be a bit judgmental, stubborn and even self-indulgent. Zebra Jasper is an effective stone for Libras because its grounding qualities can be just what they need in order to smooth out the rougher edges of their personalities.

If you’re a Virgo, you may also find that using Zebra Jasper can help bring you a more positive attitude and a better acceptance of the foibles of others. This grounding and balancing stone can bring you to a place of healing and serenity.

Final Thoughts

The main Zebra Jasper meaning of balance is something that we should all strive for in life. The world can get hectic and chaos can easily creep in (it’s just how life goes), but how you handle it is what matters.

With this stone by your side you’ll be better equipped to maintain a sense of balance and harmony, no matter what happens.

We hope you found this guide helpful and consider adding this healing stone into your existing practice. If you have any thoughts or questions just let us know!