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Bloodstone, the “Immune Stimulator”, “Christ’s Stone” and “Sun Stone”, is also known as “Seftonite” and “Heliotrope” from the Greek word “helio” meaning “sun” and “trepein” “to attract”. Bloodstone is a common crystal found in Australia, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, India and Russia. It is made up of Green Chalcedony with small dots of Red Jasper. It comes in various shades of green and red and is translucent to opaque.
Bloodstone can remove energy blockages which allow for a smooth energy flow throughout the body. It can help to enhance intuition and creativity, to combat fatigue, irritability and confusion and can be used to clear energy within a room. It has been said to be helpful in easing misunderstandings or difficulties with mothers.
It also assists mothers, both human and animal, in the bonding process after a traumatic birth or where mother and baby were separated at birth. It may be worn as an amulet of protection against threats or bullying, whether that be in a verbal or physical form, for guidance to withdraw when appropriate and the courage to confront when necessary. It provides emotional support during times of extreme adversity and gives you the confidence to face your challenges.
Legend claims the “Blood Stone” was formed at the crucifixion of Jesus Christ when the blood of his wounds fell onto the dark green earth and turned to stone. Its use for healing and its connection to blood and detoxification of the organs actually dates back five thousand years to Mesopotamia where it was known as Heliotrope. It was dipped in cold water and placed on the body to aid circulation, stop the flow of blood, or cure any wound.
Its coagulant (blood clotting) effect was renowned, and so ancient warriors often carried Heliotrope as an amulet of protection and courage, as well as for its practical applications. Ground, powdered and mixed with honey, it was used to cure tumours, draw out snake venom and stop haemorrhages. It was said to clear abscesses in a day, and that simply looking at the Bloodstone was sufficient to prevent eye disease.
Bloodstone is associated with Archangel Chamuel who is the Archangel of Adoration and Courage.
Bloodstone is primarily associated with the Base (Root) Chakra (Muladhara), relating to survival and security. Its secondary chakras are the Heart Chakra (Anahata), relating to love and compassion, Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura), relating to our identity and our power in this world, and the Sacral Chakra (Svadhistana), relating to creativity, sensuality, sexuality and desire for pleasure.
In crystal healing, Bloodstone is said to help with illnesses and symptoms relating to anaemia, bladder, bleeding, blood circulation, blood cleansing and detoxing, blood clotting, blood disorders, body balance, body detox, bone marrow, bronchitis, cancer, circulatory problems, colon disorders and health, cramps, eye disorders and infections, heart, high blood pressure, immune system strengthening and support, kidney disorders, leukaemia, liver disorders, lungs, lymphatic system, muscle pain, nose bleeds, pancreatic health, poisons, stroke, toxins, tumours and growths.
It is thought to help prevent miscarriage, easing the birthing process, to alleviate symptoms of PMS and menstrual disorders, and to stabilise hormones during the menopause. It is also a great crystal for revitalising and re-energising the body after illness, injury, or physical exhaustion; and is, therefore, one of the crystals said to support people with ME or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS).
Emotionally, Bloodstone is said to assist with compassion, courage, diffusing or releasing anger, gentleness and unselfishness. For those who are seriously ill, it is an excellent talisman for facing the realities of physical mortality and death.
Bloodstone is a natural birthstone for the Zodiac sign of Taurus, 20th April to 20th May. It is a modern birthstone for the Zodiac signs of Pisces, 19th February to 20th March, Aries, 21st March to 19th April, and Libra, 23rd September to 22nd October. Bloodstone is also thought to reduce the aggressiveness of those born under the sign of Scorpio.
Bloodstone is not on the anniversary list.
Bloodstone is a perfect crystal for meditating with to bring forward a calm, harmonious energy and is beneficial for grounding and centring. It allows for more direct contact with the Source and opens the meditator up to the message to be “in the moment.” It brings the knowledge that turmoil precedes perfection, aids the achievement of harmony, adaptability and strength.
Affirmation: I am living in the moment.
Important to Know
As with all crystals you use regularly, don’t forget to cleanse and recharge it at least once a month.
For crystal healers who use crystals in their work, they should be cleansed after each client to remove any negative energy prior to being used on someone else.
PLEASE REMEMBER: Although the powers of crystals and stones are well documented and have been proven to help bring positivity into people's lives, they are never a substitute for medical advice.
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