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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.

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.


BLOODSTONE - The Stone of Courage

"The Martyr's Gem"

Main Chakra:  Heart 

Astrological Sign: Aries, Pisces, Libra


Vibrates to the numbers 4 and 6

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

Metaphysical Properties: Bloodstone is a hero's stone. It can in still 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 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 behaviour 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 behaviour, 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. The legend of the origin of bloodstone says that it was first formed when some drops of Christ's blood fell and stained some jasper at the foot of the cross.

Physical Healing Properties of Bloodstone: Purifies blood and de-toxic liver, kidneys and spleen.  Regulates blood flow, and benefits all blood rich organs in lower body.

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