Crystal System: Trigonal
Chakra: Higher Heart (Cleanses and Realigns Lower Chakras)
Energy Vibration: 4 and 6
Zodiac Sign: Aries, Libra, and Pisces
Source: Australia, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, India, and Russia
Beneficial For: Circulation, Intuition, Prosperity, Protection, Purification, and Revitalizing Love
Bloodstone is commonly known as Heliotrope, coming from the Greek “Helios”, Sun and trepein “to turn”. It is a type of Jasper stone or chalcedony and the classic occurence is a green jasper with red inclusions of hematite. These bits of hematite, are what give bloodstone it’s more gothic name, as they resemble blood drops within the stone. Bloodstone as described by Pliny the Elder, as the stone of Babylon where it is referenced with various magical properties and characteristics. It was known as the stone of invisibility and was alleged in the 4th century to be able to cause rain, solar eclipses and preserve the wearer from old age. Bloodstone was also used in signet rings, in the middle ages, and is considered the traditional birthstone for the March birthdays.
Today, Bloodstone is understood to help be more present in the moment. Bloodstone also excels in cleansing the blood within the body, and revitalizes. With its grounding and protection properties, Bloodstone keeps out undesirable influences. It instructs the user to avoid dangerous situations and allows the identification of chaos just before massive transformation. Bloodstone helps in grounding the heart energies and reducing grouchiness and impatience.