(Information & images from bjordangemstones.blogspot.com.au/2013/04/dragon-blood-jasper-dragon-blood-jasper.html)
Dragon Blood Jasper is a member of the quartz family (chalcedony). It is a fantastically patterned gemstone with deep red tones of matrix joined with a combination of forest green hues. Dragon Blood Jasper is found only in Western Australia. Local legend there says that the stone is the remains of deceased ancient dragons – the green being the skin and the red the blood.
Metaphysical Meaning: Enhances life force; healing; balance
Mohs Hardness Scale: 7
Healing Qualities: Enhances Life Force, courage, strength and vitality. Brings joy to community interactions. Helps you achieve goals. Draws money and love to the wearer. Good for diagnosing illness and preventing illness.
Physical: Good for nerves, bladder, spleen, stomach, kidneys, liver, bile ducts, mineral balance and sense of smell. Provides physical heart healing. Helps bronchitis, backache, cramps, colds, flu, jaundice and Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Useful during fasting.
Emotional / Spiritual: Grounds spiritual energy through the heart chakra. Forms a 3 foot barrier around the wearer for protection against negative people. A stone with a strong pattern of physical vitality, capable of bringing more energy into the auric field and the physical self. It calls forth the gentle strengths of love, forgiveness, and compassion – the only energies that can tame the inner dragon. Helps loneliness and keeps your spirits up. Good for yin/yang balance and the aura.
Robert Simmons writes: “Dragon Stone is a strengthener of the physical and etheric bodies, and it works very well for knitting the two of them together, when illness or other negative conditions have brought one’s vitality down. Its influence assists the body in the spiritual purification of the blood, and of the cells. It is a wellspring of prana, and it can help one find one’s inner ‘reset,’ so that one’s body and energy fields regain their resonance with a pattern of health, stability and emotional wellbeing. It works steadily rather than rapidly, like most Jaspers, although the exceptional potency of Dragon Stone makes it one of the most powerful and dynamic of the stones in this family.
It has been said that the best way of breaking an old habit is to introduce a new one. That is Dragon Stone’s special talent. If one has––through being buffeted by life’s events, through confusion or fear, or through self-indulgence––fallen into unhealthy, debilitating patterns, Dragon Stone offers a strong, self-affirming template to follow.
Emotionally, Dragon Stones helps one develop self-confidence, a stronger will, an open expression of feeling and affection, a willingness to help others for the greater good, and the persistence required to make real and effective change.
Physically, it seems to aid endurance, and to inspire one to work hard to be well. This includes diet and exercise regimes for getting in shape. It also feels to me that it can aid those who are working to repattern one’s cellular habits for regeneration and rejuvenation, all the way down to the DNA. The twisting, snakelike DNA molecule is, after all, something of a Dragon itself!
Spiritually, Dragon Stone can inspire one to place one’s self-serving tendencies into service of the well-being of the world. Yet it does not make one into a weak rule-follower. Rather, it encourages fierceness and loyalty to what seems in one’s heart to be the Good, and it teaches one to protect and defend that Good with a power and strength one may never have known one even had! A dragon is not a domesticated animal. It is a wild, sentient journeyer among many realms––an excellent ally and a worthy opponent. To carry Dragon Stone is to invite such qualities into oneself.