Kambaba Jasper was in my final subscription box from The Crystal Council, a 6-month subscription I’ll review as soon as I work with this stone (so my experiment includes the final box). I got four crystals in the box, but the description of this one grabbed me:
Kambaba Jasper is a very energizing stone that activates our root and heart chakras. It helps provide much needed healing to the heart and calming of negative emotions such as guilt, trauma, grief, jealousy, anger, and sadness. This crystal helps one achieve emotional balance throughout the day, and helps keep one “cool” during times of distress. Kambaba Jasper acts as a teacher and life coach, helping you get through some of the toughest emotional experiences you’ve had to deal with. This stone pushes us to release the weight pushing down on our chest, right back into the atmosphere. Show the universe that you will not tolerate being “stuck” in emotional disarray anymore. Kambaba Jasper’s powers are strong enough to finally put you back in the driver’s seat of your life. Simple things such as socializing, working with colleagues, and even forming long lasting relationships (sexual & non-sexual) will feel natural and easier than ever before. This special combination of minerals helps one feel comfortable with themselves and their surroundings.– The Crystal Council (see full description here)
I’m going camping tomorrow with family, so this seemed like a slam dunk in the crystal department. Before I head north, let’s learn a bit about this stone, shall we?
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What is Kambaba Jasper?
There are a million kinds of Jasper, and honestly some of them seem made up by crystal stores. I can’t tell the difference between a lot of them (I have Bumble Bee Jasper and Crazy Lace Agate that look almost the same. How can I tell if one of them fell into the other pile on accident)? You can see all of the classifications here on Wikipedia. I don’t see Kambaba on there, and this is because it’s not actually a Jasper, but a fossil. WHY CALL IT THAT THEN?? This is confusing enough, but the fact that it’s a fossil is interesting.
Crystal Vaults is a great site, I use them often for research, and they say this:
Kambaba Jasper is comprised of microcrystalline Quartz interlaced with Stromatolites, ancient fossilized colonies created by cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) and other primeval microorganisms. These Stromatolites date back more than three billion years and are the oldest known fossils, containing the earliest records of life on Earth.– Crystal Vaults, see full report here
Honestly that’s cool as hell. It’s commonly confused with Nebula Stone, but The Crystal Council takes a strong stance against mis-labeling crystals, so I’m pretty confident I have the real deal.
Where is Kambaba Jasper from?
As this is a more rare Jasper, it is found only in Madagascar and South Africa, and the sea between the two. Even more confusingly, it is rumored to have gotten its name from court records from kings in India. It’s also called Crocodile Rock or Crocodile Jasper.
It ranks higher on the hardness scale (6.5 out of 10), but there are a lot of different carvings of it for sale. This one is pretty cool:
I don’t have any crystals in that shape. I’m not sure what that shape does, but if you have one let me know!
What Does Kambaba Jasper Do?
This is known as a nurturing, grounding stone. Taking it with you into intense situations will help remind you to be calm. It is said to bring money in and also heal the Heart and Root chakras.
While I don’t doubt that it can be used for multiple things, my experience (albeit limited, especially compared to crystal pros) has taught me that vague intentions yield vague results. I recommend only focusing on one thing, especially if you’re new to crystal work. You can always work with it again for a different purpose.
Based on the quote from The Crystal Council above, I’m hoping I’ll have a fun camping trip. Although I’m a bonafide hippie, I am not a camping type of person. I just don’t get it…I can have the same nature experience in 30 minutes on a hike, then come home and sleep in my room with my bed and blankets.
Clearly, I have a bad attitude about it, so hopefully Crocodile Rock will help me out. I’m also just hoping I have a good time with family, and maybe have time to connect with nature or whatever. I feel like I won’t have much alone time, but I can do my nature thing when I get back.
Along with bringing it camping, I’ll be meditating with it and doing all the stuff I usually do, including journaling. I’ll update this post when I finish my journaling.
If you want to work with Kambaba yourself, I have free worksheets you can use for journaling:
If you want Crocodile Rock yourself, here are some tumbled spheres:
Please Note: I do not know if these are authentic Kambaba Jasper or Nebula Stone. If you want to make sure you’re getting the real deal, please research your seller. The Crystal Council has them here.