Rhodochrosite, Malachite, Chrysanthemum stone, Rhodonite,
and ruby in zoisite are just a few of the crystals that
have beautiful abstract patterns. Another of these crystals,
one which adds a broad spectrum of colours to its palette
is the aptly named Picasso Jasper.
Its colours, brown, black, cream, and various shades of
grey often form the patterns of abstract landscapes. A major
clue to the meaning of this stone can be found from the
process through which these patterns form.
Picasso Jasper (also called Picasso marble or simply Picasso
stone) is metamorphic limestone, Metamorphosis is one of
the three ways stones are formed (the other kinds of stones
are igneous and sedimentary). Geologically, a metamorphic
stone forms deep in the earth, its essential nature altered
by heat and pressure. It may go through metamorphosis more
than once, and each time new elements are added to its composition.
Only those aspects of the stone which are impermeable to
pressure and heat are preserved.
Of the metamorphic stones, the patterns of Picasso Jasper
are particularly striking.
Some believe this crystal can most easily assist in transformation
in the area of relationships. Specifically, it is said to
attract like minded people who become loyal and trusted
friends. It can also help to renew old friendships that
have been lost.
Anyone feeling an artistic block, whether new or lifelong,
can benefit by letting the eyes travel through the patterns
of Picasso Jasper and allowing thought to dissolve.