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Bloodstone Gemstone



Bloodstone (also called heliotrope) is green with distinctive red spots that resemble blood, giving this stone its name. The bloodstone was used to stop bleeding especially nosebleeds.

Bloodstone, green jasper dotted with bright red spots of iron oxide, was treasured in ancient times and long served as the birthstone for March.

A chalcedony quartz also known as Heliotrope.

Bloodstone is a hero’s stone. It can instill courage in dangerous situations (like everyday life) and protects us from our own dangerous desires.  In addition to instilling courage, bloodstone is an intense healing stone, balancing the base, navel, sacral, and heart chakras.

Bloodstone was once believed to overcome enemies, to open locked doors and break down blockages. It was carried by soldiers to  avoid being wounded and to stop bleeding. Bloodstone is still used today as a health talisman and to heal illnesses related to the blood and circulatory system. It is worn by athletes to increase power and strength and for victory. Bloodstone may facilitate courage. It’s believed to have a calming effect on fears and anger. Bloodstone has long been used to secure victory  in physical battles, competition and on a personal level.

Bloodstone may help one have a successful business and is often used in spells to be victorious in court or legal issues.

Bloodstone, because of it’s ability to increase success, lends well to attracting money. Keep a bloodstone in your wallet for good luck, money and good health. In ancient times, women wore them to ensure a safe pregnancy and easy child birth. Bloodstone can be used to facilitate a communication with the spiritual realms.

Bloodstone helps one see the benefit and patterns of change, and to recognize the benefit of  turmoil prior to perfection.  One must sometimes break down a pattern of behavior before it can be rebuilt in a healthier way.

The primary message of bloodstone is “Be Here Now!”  It can revitalize love, relationships, and friendships.  Helps to let go of selfish behavior, and renews idealistic outlook on life.  Also enhances ones natural abilities, talent, and  creativity.


Medieval Christians often used bloodstone to carve scenes of the crucifixion and martyrs, leading it to also be dubbed martyr’s stone.

There is a legend that says the bloodstone was formed from the blood of Christ dripping on the green earth and solidifying. It was also called heliotrope by the Greeks and was thought to bring change. The bloodstone has been used as an amulet to protect against the evil eye. Bloodstone is the symbol of justice.

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 is good to have several pieces of Bloodstone in the home to increase the flow of life energy.

Bloodstone purifies blood and detoxes liver, kidneys and spleen.  Regulates blood flow, and benefits all blood rich organs in lower body.

Many bloodstones are also found with no red spots at all. Some of them have brown spots, while a few exhibit multicolored inclusions.

A good quality bloodstone should have a solid color of green with very visible red spots. The gemstone is found in a variety of cuts and shapes, some of the most common ones are round, oval, cushion cut, octagonal,cabochon and emerald cut.bloodstone2

Sources of bloodstone

Locations where bloodstone can be found include India, Brazil, China, Australia, and the United States.

Color: Green with red spots

Star Stone: Aries also Pisces, Scorpio

Planet: Mars

Birthstone: March, December (Ancient)

Chakra: Root Chakra – Base of Spine

Energies: Healing, Power, Protection

Vibrates to the numbers 4 and 6

Anniversary Stone: 45, 55

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