pronunciation – bloodstone – “bluhd-stown”
Bloodstone serves as a purifier of not only negativity but also the blood itself! This crystal, sometimes known as Heliotrope or Blood Jasper, acts as the March birthstone and holds a wealth of spiritual and historical meaning. While commonly referred to as African Bloodstone, this gem is also sourced from India, Brazil, and several other countries. Read on to learn more about Bloodstone!
- SPIRITUAL HEALING PROPERTIES OF BLOODSTONE
- PHYSICAL HEALING PROPERTIES OF BLOODSTONE
- PHOTO GALLERY
- BLOODSTONE CRYSTAL CORRESPONDENCES
- LORE & HISTORY
- HOW TO USE BLOODSTONE
- CLEANING AND CLEANSING BLOODSTONE
- BLOODSTONE TOXICITY AND POTENTIAL ALLERGENS
- GEM ELIXIRS
- OTHER NAMES FOR BLOODSTONE
- GEOLOGICAL PROPERTIES
- RELATED PRODUCTS
SPIRITUAL HEALING PROPERTIES OF BLOODSTONE
Bloodstone purifies negative energy and transmutes heavy thoughts and feelings into lighter ones. This crystal helps activate one’s inner willpower, courage, and strength, especially after those qualities have been impacted by trauma and fear. Because of this, it also serves to protect the user from threats, bullying, and other intimidation tactics.
Bloodstone reveals the path one must take to walk in authenticity and is said to remove any blockages that may be keeping an individual stagnant or in limbo. As a result, this stone grants power to those seeking to manifest their best life and break free from self-destructive cycles.
Bloodstone can also heighten mental clarity, intuition, creativity, and prosperity. It even brings ease to difficulties with mother figures, parenting issues, and childhood wounds.
PHYSICAL HEALING PROPERTIES OF BLOODSTONE
Bloodstone is said to enhance energy levels and strengthen the immune system, particularly while recovering from illness or injury. It eases all types of blood ailments and assists in strengthening and fortifying blood chemistry when dealing with illnesses like anemia or iron deficiencies. Bloodstone also helps to stimulate the endocrine system and liver processes.
In addition, this gemstone serves mothers by supporting stable hormone levels and bringing comfort during pregnancy, birth, and menopause.
BLOODSTONE CRYSTAL CORRESPONDENCES
|HEALING PROPERTIES||Strength, Protection, Courage, Confidence, Motivation|
|CHAKRAS||Root, Sacral, Heart|
|ZODIAC SIGNS||Aries, Libra, Pisces|
|TAROT||The Fool, The Emperor|
|DEITIES||Black Madonna, Jesus Christ, Isis, Brigit|
|PAIRINGS||Carnelian, Sardonyx, Garnet, Bumblebee Jasper, Pyrite|
LORE & HISTORY
Bloodstone is also known as Heliotrope, a term derived from the Greek word meaning “to turn the sun.” This gemstone has been referenced and utilized in many cultures and parts of the world for its medicinal, protective, and manifestation properties for thousands of years.
In Mesopotamia, for example, Bloodstone has been employed in healing practices for over five thousand years due to its ability to coagulate blood. Because of this, ancient warriors and soldiers would often carry the stone as a way to treat their wounds in battle.
Early Christians referred to Bloodstone as the Martyr’s Stone. Lore states that the stone was created during the crucifixion of Jesus Christ as his wounds dripped blood onto the ground which then turned to stone.
Indian cultures, on the other hand, considered Bloodstone to be a highly coveted aphrodisiac. A fine powder would be ground from the stone and sold at a high price for this purpose.
Meanwhile in Greece, at the end of the 3rd century A.D., the Leyden Papyrus stated that Bloodstone would grant the wearer whatever they may ask for and that anything they said would be believed.
HOW TO USE BLOODSTONE
On the Body: Wear Bloodstone in jewelry or carry it in a purse or pocket to summon vitality and bring courage to what you wish to manifest.
Inside: Keep a piece in a meditation space to invite protection and fulfillment.
Outside: Keep a piece in your car for protection while on the road.
CLEANING AND CLEANSING BLOODSTONE
Physical Cleaning: Clean Bloodstone with canned air to remove dust and debris.
Energetic Cleansing: There are numerous ways to energetically cleanse Bloodstone.
- Set on or next to Selenite or Satin Spar, or set in lavender.
- Use smoke from herb bundles or incense.
- Charge under the full moonlight.
BLOODSTONE TOXICITY AND POTENTIAL ALLERGENS
Bloodstone contains Hematite which may cause allergic reactions in some people.
Hematite – “Will rust.” (Jentoft)
“Do not use…for internal use. Not suitable, as it will rust in water.” (Sullivan)
“Never discharge in water.” (Peschek-Böhmer 163)
“Will rust, but not toxic.” (Hibiscus)
“Unfit for elixir use – will rust with prolonged exposure in liquid.” (Healing Crystals)
Bloodstone contains Hematite which renders it unsafe for use in gem elixirs made with the direct method. Only use the indirect method for creating a gem elixir with this stone.
OTHER NAMES FOR BLOODSTONE
Common Names: Heliotrope, Christ Stone, Martyr’s Stone, Piedra de Sol
Trade Names: Blood Jasper
Trademarked Names: N/A
Bloodstone is a dark green variety of Jasper/Chalcedony adorned with a splatter of bright red. It has been a popular gemstone for at least two thousand years and is sometimes referred to as Heliotrope by European authors and in works of the 18th century and earlier. In the trade, the term Blood Jasper is sometimes used, although, somewhat confusingly, Bloodstone is not the same crystal as Dragon Blood Jasper.
|HABIT||Crystalline – Coarse – Occurs as well-formed coarse-sized crystals.|
Crystalline – Fine – Occurs as well-formed fine-sized crystals.
|COLOR||Brown, Colorless, Green, Dark Green, Red.|
|DIAPHANEITY||Translucent to Opaque|
|HARDNESS||6.5 – 7 Mohs|
|FRACTURE||Conchoidal – Fractures developed in brittle materials characterized by smoothly curving surfaces.|
|SPECIFIC GRAVITY||2.55-2.70 kg/cm3|
|OPTICAL PROPERTIES||Uniaxial (+), w=1.543-1.545, e=1.552-1.554|
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