BLACK ("JET") JASPER
Chakra: Root (base), heart
Beneficial for: Mood swings, depression, migraine, epilepsy, colds, glandular and lymphatic swellings, stomach pain, menstrual cramps.
Electrically charged when rubbed, Jet has been looked on as a magical talisman against "entities of darkness" since the Stone Age and is said to become part of the body of the wearer. In ancient Greece, worshippers of Cybele wore Jet to seek her favors, and in Britain, fishermen's wives burned it to ensure their husbands' protection. It is said that those who are attracted to this stone are "old souls" with long experience of incarnation on earth. Jet promotes taking control of life, transmutes negative energy and alleviates unreasonable fears, guards against violence and illness, and gives protection during spiritual journeying. To stabilize finances and protect businesses, place in a cashbox or the death corner. Jet cleanses the base chakra and stimulates kundalini and, placed at the chest, directs kundalini toward the crown chakra.