African Bloodstone, Seftonite/Setonite - an opaque to translucent grey-green with bright red & green splotches.
(Indian) Bloodstone, Heliotrope - an opaque dark blue-green with tiny red speckles.
healing - removes blockages - brings strength - courage - enhances
creativity - relieves fear & uncertainty - empowering - cleansing
History & Origin:
Bloodstone is a cryptocrystalline Quartz & member of the Chalcedony family. Its deep forest green hue is caused by tiny inclusions of Chlorite & Pyroxene, whereas the red or brown splatters are due to iron impurities, such as Hematite. It has been held in high favour since ancient times for its metaphysical properties & powerful healing abilities. Since the Middle Ages, Bloodstone has been regarded as a gem of noble sacrifice, linked closely to the Blood of Christ. Old texts refer to Bloodstone as magical, with its ability to conjure rain, eclipses, invisibility, as well as cure any wound & detoxify the blood. Bloodstone can be found across the globe in locations such as Australia, Brazil, China, India, Madagascar, & the USA.
Bloodstone is an excellent crystal to help you to feel a stronger sense of determination, as it will aid you to regain your personal power & build your self-esteem. It encourages motivation, creativity & selflessness, as well as the bravery to face your fears & the logic to know when to step away from a negative situation. This is also a perfect stone for athletes or active people as it will bring endurance, willpower & protection. With its connection to sacrifice, Bloodstone can offer strength & solace to all who are called to give of themselves for the good of others. It can bring its owner respect, good fortune & fame, as well as protection from deceptive people & enemies. It brings guidance & courage when dealing with difficult individuals or situations.
How to use:
Carry one around with you to keep you inspired, safe & protected. Hold one with you when needing to face any challenges or disputes. Bloodstone will give you the guidance to make the right choices & the power to speak your truth.