Budai, Red Jasper
Budai or Pu-Tai is a Chinese folkloric deity. His name means "Cloth Sack," and comes from the bag that he is often depicted as carrying. The Budai is almost always shown smiling or laughing, hence his nickname in Chinese, the Laughing Buddha. Many people in the West mistake the image of Budai as being that of Gautama Buddha.
Carved Crystal Budai
~ Red Jasper ~
- Laughing Buddhas are symbols of great wealth, happiness and good fortune. Buddhas' belly is said to signify bountiful wealth and prosperity. By stroking it, it is believed to bring much luck and fortune.
- The Laughing Buddhas must always be invited into their new home. By doing this, they will bring positive Chi' and much happiness into the home.
- Always place your Buddhas in a position of honour and respect but never on the floor. They can be placed in any part of your home such as in the living room and in the office but never in the bathrooms and toilets.
Buddhas are particularly useful in the following sectors of your home: Family and Health (East), Mentors and Helpful Friends (North-West) and Wealth and Prosperity (Southeast)
Measurements: Height 32mm x Width 40mm x Depth 17mm
Mineralogy: Jasper containing hematite
Attributes: Jasper is known as the "supreme nurturer". It sustains and supports during times of stress, and brings tranquility and wholeness. Used in healing, it unifies all aspects of your life.
Jasper reminds people to help each other. Jasper aligns the chakras and can be used in chakra* layouts. Each color is appropriate to a specific chakra. This stone facilitates shamanic journeys and dream recall. It provides protection and grounds energies and the body. It absorbs negative energy and cleanses all aligns the physical, emotional and mental bodies with the etheric realm. It clears electromagnetic and environmental pollution, including radiation and aids dowsing.
Psychologically, Jasper imparts determination to all pursuits. It brings the courage to get to grips with problems assertively and encourages honesty with yourself. It supports during necessary conflict.
Mentally, Jasper aids quick thinking and promotes organizational abilities and seeing projects through. It stimulates the imagination and transforms ideas into action.
Physically, Jasper prolongs sexual pleasure. It supports during prolonged illness or hospitalization and reenergizes the body.
Healing: Jasper supports the circulatory, digestive and sexual organs. It balances the mineral content of the body. It is particularly useful as a gem alixir because it does not overstimulate the body.
Extra properties for Red Jasper: Red Jasper is gently stimulating. It grounds energy and rectifies unjust situations. Red Jasper brings problems to light before they become too big and provides insights into the most difficult situations. It makes an excellent "worry bead," calming the emotions when played with. Place under the pillow, it helps dream recall. Red Jasper stimulates the base chakras and assists re birthing. It cleans and stabilizes the aura, and strengthens your boundaries. This is a stone of health, strengthening and detoxifying the circulatory system, the blood, and liver. It dissolves blockages in the liver or bile ducts.
Vibrates to the number: 6
Astrological Sign of: Taurus