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While Bloodstone is one of several secondary stones for February, March, and April it is also associated with several chakras. Its status as a secondary stone doesn’t mean Bloodstone isn’t a powerful and helpful stone. However, because it’s usually a secondary stone, it tends to get overlooked, so here are some fun facts about Bloodstone.
Bloodstone is a cryptocrystalline which means the rock is made up of such tiny particles that the crystalline quality of the stone is not visible, sometimes even under a microscope. While it’s often called Blood Jasper, it’s not always a jasper. Sometimes it’s a Chalcedony, a much wider classification than Jasper alone. The red spots are caused by hematite within the stone.
Many legends surround bloodstone. In Greek lore, Bloodstone is called heliotrope which means sun turning, and it was once believed that placing Bloodstone in water made the sun turn red. Warriors carried bloodstone into battle with them for protection, and one of the oldest stories about the forming of Bloodstone centers around the crucifixion of Christ. According to this legend, the red in the Bloodstone is where the blood of Christ fell on the stones.
In addition, the ancient Egyptians used bloodstone to increase inner strength. Roman soldiers carried bloodstone into battle with them because of its reputed ability to slow bleeding and to help heal the wound. To be fair, iron oxide is a known astringent, so that may have helped.
Bloodstone is a type of Jasper used throughout history in divination, to make rain, and for protection. The Babylonians engraved bloodstone for use in divination, for healing, and fertility. Bloodstone can help you cleanse yourself of those things that no longer serve you, and its ruling planet, Mars, represents will-power, persistence, and courage.
Traditionally, it’s used to help enhance blood flow, strengthen the immune system, and detoxify the entire body. Bloodstone can also help ground the user and help cleanse negative energy. Using, or carrying a Bloodstone brings out your inner self and restores your energy.
One way to do this is by placing the bloodstones on your body while meditating on what you would like to release and on what your inner self wants to help regenerate energy. Bloodstone also represents courage and the awareness needed to heal your inner being.
Bloodstone is linked to the Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus, and Heart chakras, by helping you align the lower chakras. Bloodstone carries that balance up through the heart chakra. Using bloodstone in your rituals and meditations can help you cleanse your energy realign your chakras. Keep it on your altar or carry it with you to always have the power of the bloodstone handy.
Bloodstone, while often overlooked, is a good stone to have and to use. The many powers of bloodstone allow it to help you in your daily life, and in healing your inner child, and past hurts. It can help balance your chakras and align your entire system of chakras by healing the lower chakras which will help you align the upper chakras. Bloodstone is one of my favorite stones. I keep one on my desk.