Bloodstone, also known as Heliotrope, is a type of jasper or chalcedony, which is a cryptocrystalline mixture of quartz. It is green jasper with red inclusions of hematite or iron oxide.
There are many legends from ancient times regarding the bloodstone and it was used as a talisman in many different magical and mystical ways. I will leave you to research this further if you wish and for now just focus on the energy that we may have felt from it when carrying it this week.
Bloodstone can be used as protection against threats or bullying. It helps us to decide whether it is wise to withdraw or gives us courage if we need to confront a situation. It can also give strength when facing a new situation.
Bloodstone can help increase mental clarity and making decisions. It can help to revitalise the mind when tired and lacking motivation. It can be used to increase creativity and taking an idea from thought through to completion.
Bloodstone is an important healer for the physical body. It invigorates the system, boosts energy and help to purify the blood, spleen, liver and other blood rich organs.
Bloodstone is a great stone for women during child-bearing years. It helps with hormonal balance, fertility and is thought to help prevent miscarriage. It assists in easing the birthing process by providing strength and supportive vibrations. It is also believed to alleviate the symptoms of PMS.
Bloodstone is a great purifier, a healing tool for dispelling negative influences from the auric field and bringing one’s subtle energies into wholeness and balance. It grounds one fully in the body, for the enhancement of one’s strength, determination and courage.
My experience of living with Boodstone:
During my time working with the bloodstone, I have experienced a lot of different emotions for myself and also been with others needing to express emotion to me. These emotions could have thrown me out of balance, but I have remained strong and compassionate to others, giving guidance when it is needed. Something has happened in my life this week that is new for me and I have consciously gone into it with an open mind, no expectations and all the time remaining true to myself. I have slept well with bloodstone.