Bloodstone – (Heart, Sacral & Solar Plexus Chakras) – (Zodiac of Aries, Pisces & Libra)
This stone has always fascinated me by it’s lovely color combinations. It is primarily a green stone with swirls of yellow, white, and speckles of “blood” red. There is something very earthy and primal about this stone that helps me feel grounded and inspired
Science – It looks quite like a Jasper, but it is in the Chalcedony family. This stone is mined all over the world. The color combinations of each stone are countless, however, to most desirable specimen have a dark green base with just the red spots.
Historical Significance – This stone is also called Heliotrope, which comes from the Greek word meaning ‘sun turner.’ The blood spots were once said to be the blood of Christ and was a sacred stone believed to have magical powers. It was often worn as a talisman to ward off evil and disease.
Metaphysical Attributes – Bloodstone is a gem that primarily increases courage and vitality. It helps one to accept change and be resilient in turmoil. This is a perfect stone to keep with you during times of extreme chaos or tragedy because it boosts inner strength and endurance. Bloodstone encourages one to be present in the moment and to be at peace with all that is occurring. It helps one open up to the power of renewal and transformation. This stone also banishes negativity of all forms, evil or dark energies, and creates a protective barrier.
Bloodstone is a powerful Healer. It increases vitality and energy. This stone is a wonderful comfort while someone is ill. This gem grounds the heart and helps us see love in its reality that is not veiled by our delusions. Bloodstone reduces stress, anxiety, aggression, irritability and impatience. Because it equalizes our emotions and shows us the true root of love – it revitalizes love, relationships and friendships. It also grant the courage to “follow your heart” and take action on your true Heart’s Path.
This gemstone also helps to develop wisdom and clear thinking. It gives one stronger access to Inner Wisdom and enables one to be able to better “hear” their intuition. It cuts through the veil of delusion and forces us to see reality as it is. Bloodstone enables one to give and receive practical guidance, and helps with decision making and creativity.
Physical Effects – This is a wonderful stone if you are under extreme stress. It is also a wonderful aid for all those suffering from grave illnesses.
Practice Mantras – Sit in seated meditation, holding the loodstone in your less dominant hand to receive its energy. Really feel the support of the cushion or floor beneath you. You are grounded and supported by the Earth’s energies. Imagine a bright, green light emanating from your heart. It forms a warm, protective barrier around you. Repeat these words. “I am Safe. I am Steady. I accept the Wisdom and Renewal of Change.”
Alternately, hold a Bloodstone mala and chant this mantra 108 times.
- “Bloodstone: A green chalcedony with splashes of bright red,” by Hobart M. King, Ph.D., GIA Graduate Gemologist
- “The Book of Stones, Revised Edition: Who They Are and What They Teach”, by Robert Simmons
- “The Crystal Bible: A Definitive Guide to Crystals,” by Judy Hall.
- “Crystal Enlightenment: The Transforming Properties of Crystals and Stones,” by Katrina Raphaell.
- “Gemstones of the World: Newly Revised Fifth Edition,” by Walter Schumann
- “Love is in the Earth: A Kaliedoscope of Crystals,” by Melody.
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