The combined colors of bloodstone allow it to function at the levels of the base and heart chakras. It encourages a balance of energy; practicality with the desire to grow; calming strong emotions, and is both stimulating and motivating.
Bloodstone is also known as heliotrope and has a long tradition of magical use. A variety of chalcedony quartz, it has long been a valuable gemstone because of its striking red and green coloration.
Bloodstone is considered a stone of courage. It was once believed to overcome enemies, to open locked doors and break down blockages. It was carried by soldiers to avoid being wounded and to stop bleeding.
Energy: courageous, strong, supportive
Colors: deep or dark green with red inclusions in the form of flecks or spots
Psychic: It can be used for past life exploration especially through dreams.
Ritual: Bloodstone is good for all goddess rituals.
Finance & Prosperity: Bloodstone attracts money and/or prosperity.
Uses: Bloodstone is a type of quartz beneficial for creativity, strength, vitality, circulation, building energy, higher knowledge, courage, purification, detoxification, divination, weather prediction, shrinking tumors, and strengthening the heart.
STAR SIGN: ARIES
NUMERICAL VIBRATION: 4 & 6
FLOWERS & PLANTS: RED CARNATION, SCARLET PIMPERNEL, AND SNAPDRAGON.
HERBS – INCENSES – OILS: BASIL, CINNAMON, CUMIN, AND GINGER.
TIPS FOR BLOODSTONE
Place bloodstone under your bed to wake up feeling
refreshed with a zest for life
Keep bloodstone around you to relieve stress and
help you to let go of anger
Wear bloodstone when you need strength and courage
Hold bloodstone for inner strength when you are feeling anxious
Set bloodstone on your desk to enhance your abilities at work
Carry bloodstone to encourage your body to eliminate toxins
Keep a Bloodstone in your wallet for good luck, money and good health.
Invigorating bloodstones energize mind and body, promoting
the release of worries and other negative emotions
Bloodstone, because of its ability to increase success, lends well to attracting money.
Bloodstone can be used to facilitate a communication with the spiritual realms.
METAPHYSICAL & HEALING PROPERTIES
Bloodstone assists us in facing the hard realities and challenges of Earthly life with courage and nobility. It does this by strengthening the root chakra, purifying the aura, and grounding one fully in the physical body. By bringing the subtle body into balance, it bolsters our inner vitality and gives us the heart to make necessary sacrifices, look at painful truths, or endure physical trials.
Bloodstone is still used today as a health talisman and to heal illnesses related to the blood and circulatory system. It is worn by athletes to increase power and strength and for victory. Bloodstone may facilitate courage. It’s believed to have a calming effect on fears and anger.
Bloodstone is used to purify and detoxify the blood, kidneys, liver, spleen, bladder, and intestines. It has been used in the treatment of leukemia and other blood disorders. It can also be used in crystal healing for the eyesight.
In ancient times, women wore them to ensure a safe pregnancy and easy childbirth.
Bloodstone is a hero’s stone. It can instill courage in dangerous situations (like everyday life) and protects us from our own dangerous desires. In addition to instilling courage, Bloodstone is an intense healing stone, balancing the base, navel, sacral, and heart chakras.
Bloodstone helps one see the benefit and patterns of change, and to recognize the benefit of “turmoil prior to perfection”. One must sometimes break down a pattern of old behavior before it can be rebuilt in a healthier way.
The primary message of bloodstone is “Be Here Now!” It can revitalize love, relationships, and friendships. Helps to let go of selfish behavior, and renews idealistic outlook on life. Also enhances one’s natural abilities, talent, and creativity.
HISTORY AND LEGEND
The name Heliotrope is derived from the Greek and means “turning of the sun”. The ancient Greeks saw the heliotrope as the connecting stone between the gods, men, and the earth. The Egyptians believed it to be a powerful protective stone. Hildegard von Bingen further shrouded it in mystery with the legend that its red “drops” were the blood of Christ. As a result, the heliotrope became the holy protective stone of the Crusaders – this stone came to be known as “bloodstone”.
Bloodstone has long been used to secure victory in physical battles, competition and on a personal level. Bloodstone may help one have a successful business and is often used in spells to be victorious in court or legal issues.
Bloodstone is a forest green variety of jasper (a type of chalcedony) with red inclusions that give it its name. Its mineral name is heliotrope. Sometimes yellow jasper is also found in bloodstone, but it is not typical.
It is a relatively hard stone, a 7 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness. Bloodstone is found primarily in India but also found in Australia, Brazil, China, Russia, and the Czech Republic.