Bloodstone is a member of the Quartz family. Some call is a type of Chalcedony and others call it a Jasper. Call it what you will, its just beautiful. This stone has been in use for medicinal, spiritual and artistic purposes for a very long time. Pliny the Elder mentioned the use of it in his writings in the first century. There are two types of this beauty. We have Plasma which is a deep opaque green, like the samples above, with red and may have some yellow. The other type is Heliotrope which is more translucent and has less red then the Plasma type. With a Mohs scale reading of 6.5 – 7 this is a stone that can be more easily carved than some, and some of the countries it can be found in are India China, Brazil, Australia and the US.
The energy of Bloodstone works with the Heart Chakra, it’s loving, and protective. Surprisingly it’s not a feminine energy. Bloodstone has a masculine energy and has been known as the Warrior Stone. Back in the day, ancient warriors would wear a piece into battle to protect them and give them courage, strength and power for battle. It’s an excellent choice to wear or carry if you live an active lifestyle or have a physically demanding job.
Some of the other qualities of this stone are:
- The ancients believed that it protected you from the evil eye and evil spirits.
- It gives you the mental and emotional strength to overcome obstacles.
- It is said, though not personally verified, that crushing bloodstone to a fine powder and adding it to food makes a good aphrodisiac. Apparently this is still done in some parts of India.
- It energizes you and keeps you going when your tired.
- It cleanses the blood, and detoxes the organs.
- It encourages good physical and emotional health.
- Protects against threats and bullying.
- Helps give you clarity to make good decisions.
- Strengthens intuition.
- It gives you the confidence to believe in yourself.
- Helps you stay committed to goals.
Bloodstone is a beautiful and useful addition to our lives. If it sounds like something you would like to work with I encourage you to find and work with it. I, of course, am not suggesting you give up allopathic medicine and all its benefits. I am merely suggesting alternatives to enhance you well-being.
Blessed Be ❤ Sharon
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