Bloodstone - March Featured Gemstone


Bloodstone is the traditional birthstone of March.

Bloodstone is a green chalcedony with inclusions of iron oxide (jasper). The inclusions can be pink, orange-red or red areas and specks. Bloodstones are found in India (primarily), China, Brazil, Australia, Czech Republic, Russia and the United States. There is also an outcrop of bloodstone on the Isle of Rum in Scotland.

Bloodstone is also known as heliotrope from the Greek word helios for Sun turner.

The ancient Greeks valued the bloodstone as a light-bringing precious stone which, because of its green colour, symbolised life on Earth, while the red spots embodied the blood of the Earth.

  1. 3000 years ago, in ancient Babylon, it was used to overcome enemies and was believed to cause stone walls to fall.
  2. It was said to have mystical and magical properties, controlling the weather and conferring the ability to banish evil and negativity and to direct spiritual energies.
  3. In ancient time it was regarded as an audible oracle which gave warning of danger.
  4. The ancient Greeks thought that wearing a bloodstone would produce a more harmonious relationship with the gods on the Earth and the water and it would grant the wearer a long life.
  5. In India and Egypt this stone is still considered today to be a powerful healing stone, which not only wards off diseases and illnesses, but enemies, too.
  6. In the Middle Ages, it was thought that the red drops represented the blood of Christ, which in remembrance of him continue to flow in the arteries of the Earth. Special magical powers were attributed to the stones.
  7. Bloodstone is the symbol of justice.

Healing properties of Bloodstone

The bloodstone is used for circulation of all energy in the body and helps to remove energy blocks. Bloodstone is used in the alignment of all the centers of the body. It also aids in the circulation of blood. It is good to have several pieces of bloodstone in the home to increase the flow of life energy.

Beneficial For

Revitalizing love, purification, prosperity, insomnia, preventing miscarriage, immune stimulator, acute infections, lymph, metabolic processes, purifies blood, liver, intestines, kidneys, spleen and bladder, blood-rich organs, circulation, overacidification, leukemia, tumors.

Health Benefits

Chakra Benefits

Spirit Benefits

Clearing Bloodstone

You should discharge the stone regularly following use under lukewarm running water. Chains should be discharged once a month overnight in a dry bowl with hematite tumbled stones. Charging in the sun is very good for bloodstone, but it is recommended to charge the stone in a group of crystals, because bloodstone can store this energy much more intensively.

Sources

  1. The Great Encyclopaedia of Healing Stones, Fragrances and Herbs, published by Methusalem, 2008.
  2. The Encyclopedia of Crystals, Judy Hall, Hamlyn, 2006.
  3. http://crystal-cure.com/amethyst.html
  4. The Book of Stones Who They Are and What They Teach, Robert Simmons and Naisha Ahsian, Heaven and Earth Publishing, 2005.
  5. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heliotrope_mineral
  6. http://crystal-cure.com/bloodstone-gem.html