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Learn About Bumble Bee Jasper

Once again we have a trade name that doesn't match what a stone actually is - insert a chuckle from me here. I've seen this one around for a while, but this was the first time I spent time working with it. Because it is actually within the calcite family in its makeup, it will be slower acting and will need to be used over longer periods of time. One of my go to resources to find out what a new stones makeup really is: mindat.org. They are science based and chuckle about 'healing properties', but are a good resource when you are not sure about the real makeup of a stone.

2nd and 3rd Chakra Symbols2nd or Sacral Chakra
Color of orange
Sanskrit: Swadhisthana
3rd or Solar Plexus
Color of yellow
Sanskrit: Manipura

A high energy activator to both the 2nd and 3rd Chakras. Provides inspiration and a creative intensity to what we'd like to manifest. If you would like to help your destiny unfold, this one will blend your passion and purpose together enabling you to create the future you would like to have.

Crystal System...

Bumble Bee Jasper is a trade name for colorful fibrous calcite found at Mount Papandayan, West Java, Indonesia, and also in areas of Australia. The material is made of radially grown fibrous calcite with a distinctive yellow, orange, and black banding. The orange and yellow colors are mainly caused by finely dispersed realgar (a soft reddish mineral consisting of arsenic sulfide, formerly used as a pigment and in fireworks). The black stain is caused by pyrite and hematite.

Bumble Bee "Jasper" is actually a misnomer, as this stone contains no quartz at all (while actual jasper is a variety of chalcedony, which itself is more or less a "microcrystalline quartz"). It is actually a carbonate mineral in the Trigonal Crystal System. It's beautiful coloring is displayed in bands of yellow, orange, black and gray, with translucent white to opaque white areas.


I'm not quite certain how I feel about this one as of this writing. I did find it grounding or settling, but it also created a bit of unease for me. I'm not sure if it has to do with the fact that I have a allergic reaction to sulfer (which I did not experience handling it), or that I had been thinking about the fact that I'm allergic to sulfa based stuff and wondered. I did find myself getting lost in the colors and patterns and found once I pushed those other thoughts out it did provide a very tranquil feeling and I did feel energized. So, give it a whirl. I'd love to hear of your experiences with it.


Bumble Bee Jasper is all about transformation. It will help you transform what you think limits you into what you'd like to actually achieve spiritually. 


Bumble Bee Jasper provides creativity and creative expression, emotional balance, focus, honesty, self-acceptance and confidence, and a healthy self-worth. It provides us an 'I can do this' attitude, especially when completing new projects and bringing them to fruition.


Bumble Bee Jasper helps us to accept and work with challenges in our life, helping us to move through the percieved obstacles. It helps with finding new opportunities by helping us see them when they pop up. It can provide confidence for the help to leave toxic situations. It's primary job seems to be to balance and empower us.


As with most stones that work well at the 2nd and 3rd Chakras, Bumble Bee Jasper helps with abdominal problems, circulation problems, some allergies, regenerating and healing the nervous system, stomach problems and constipation and/or diarrhea.

Zodiac Affinity...

Bumble Bee Jasper has a special affinity with Leo but benefits all signs. It has a Projective Energy, it's Planet is Jupiter and its Element is Air.


Generally I find some folk tales on a stone. I think because it's 'new-er' to us there is really nothing out there that I could contribute to this one's history.

Posted by Gemstoner

Hi there! I'm the owner of Howl at the Moon Gems. I have been infatuated with crystals and gems since I was a child when my maternal grandfather was my first teacher of the natural world. He taught me a lot of the old ways as to uses of herbs, purposes of tree woods, and gave me my first unofficial stone classes. A lot of time has passed since those early days ... and, while I have learned much, I am still learning.

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