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Bloodstone is an excellent crystal to help you to feel a stronger sense of determination, as they aid you to regain your personal power.

These stones have strong metaphysical properties, and their vibration will aid you to find within yourself a deep sense of spiritual tenacity.

They will build courage and strength of mind, to do what needs to be done within your individual reality.

They were known in olden times as Heliotrope, and were popular as they raise self esteem. This crystal is a March birthstone as well as being a very interesting stone.

Where Is It From? Bloodstone Meaning

Deposits of Bloodstone have been found in Australia, Czech Republic, Russia, India, China, Brazil and the USA. They are a variety of deep green Chalcedony and in the past they were known as Heliotrope and they are also known as Seftonite.

This stone is basically green quartz, in various shades of green. They have red spots or patches of red color, in various sizes within them, and sometimes other colors, and the inclusions are commonly Red Jasper.

The name Bloodstone comes from the Greek word meaning 'sun turner'. Pliny... who was a writer, naturalist, philosopher and author from Ancient Rome, was said to have used a mirror made from this stone to view eclipses.

Probably the meaning of the name of these stones also comes from the red spots or patches that are inclusions of blood-red Jasper, or iron oxide. You can see within the stone the reason for the link with blood.

Bloodstone History


If you have been fearful or vacillating when you need to take action, the energy of these stones gives you the confidence to face your challenges.

It was believed that if you carried one of these stones you might avoid dangerous situations.

In the past there were various tales told about the stone. Some of what we have been told, this ancient lore, we now see has validity. 

Historically this stone was associated with the 'blood of Christ', and with the legendary concept of noble sacrifice.

Once you have used a Bloodstone you may find that it may stimulate within many of you, the urge to embrace 'Christ consciousness'. This really means the desire to live your life in a way that is your highest and best, with honesty and integrity.

These stones were also believed to have magical and mystical powers, and they were reported to be an 'audible oracle'. This meant that they gave off a sound as a way of guiding the user.

Excellent Healing Stones...

As the name suggests this interesting colored stone is a great blood cleanser and purifier. They are said to neutralize and eliminate toxins from the blood, as well as aid your eyesight and help skin rashes.

Bloodstones are excellent healing stones, and within the sacral chakra they will not only assist the blood, but will also aid you to heal your bladder, kidneys, intestines and liver.

How To Use It

Their vibration may assist you to make decisions, especially relating to spiritual matters. This may be partly because their vibration also helps you to develop your intuition.

They are also said to be a useful adjunct in treatment of those suffering from leukemia, to stabilize the blood. It is said to stimulate dreaming, and during sleep is said to revitalize you, so it would be a benefit to place one under your pillow.

There are a number of colors to be found in different pieces of this stone, but it can be very hard to capture in a photo.

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Want to learn more about this interesting colored crystal? Take a look at the second part of the article about Bloodstone.

When you buy a new stone or crystal, it is advantageous to use it on its own first. Once you are fully aware of its energy, you may choose to combine it with other stones.

Combine stones for short periods to begin with, as individuals may react differently. Knowing how you can combine various stones may be helpful, as this allows you to get the most from your crystals, and may help you to solve specific problems in your life.

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