A stone with a powerful name, the bloodstone, is a combination of chalcedony and jasper. Even though traditionally bloodstone is considered a mostly deep green color (of chalcedony) with red color specks (of jasper), you can often find bloodstone with many saturated specks of color—including yellow, warm grey, and deep brown.
This is a truly unique stone to use in the feng shui of your home because of the basic trinity of functions it brings:
Other names used for bloodstone are heliotrope and blood jasper. A stone of courage, purification, and noble sacrifice, the bloodstone has a long history of use for its healing properties. It was considered a somewhat magical stone because of its ability to transmute negative energy and purify a space while protecting it at the same time. This makes the bloodstone a really good choice for your feng shui crystals collection—you can use it as a feng shui cure to energize, protect, and ground a specific quality of energy in your home.
Special Qualities of Bloodstone
Bloodstone has a lot of mystery and lore surrounding its associations with blood. Bloodstone is thought to have blood purifying properties, and it's also considered to carry the energy of sacrifice and higher life calling.
This powerful stone is considered to bestow the wearer with good health and long life. It's also a stone that can inspire and strengthen the energy of courage—be it in simple everyday actions or for a greater cause in life. The bloodstone also has grounding and purifying properties. Because of its ability to ward off negative energy and purify and cleanse the energy around it, the bloodstone is considered very protective.
It can strengthen the immune system, help invigorate the blood, and energize one's life. Along with its abilities to increase the positive energy and bestow strength, bloodstone also helps develop and follow one's intuition. One of the very popular uses of bloodstones is for clarity and a grounded type of creativity, a type of sustained inventive energy that is consistently put into practice.
Placed in any environment, a bloodstone is considered to help remove blockages, thus it can be a really good feng shui cure for any space. When worn as jewelry, it can activate and balance the flow of energy in one's physical body. Bloodstone can also be helpful in times of confusion and low energy because it can help infuse one's energy with calm clarity and renewed energy.
The bloodstone is the birthstone for the astrological sign of Aries and the month of March. Many crystal healers use bloodstone as an aid in purifying the blood and detoxifying the liver, spleen, and kidneys.
Origins of Bloodstone
Most of the bloodstone on the market comes from Australia, the Czech Republic, Russia, Brazil, and the USA. This stone is found in abundance and is thus very affordable and readily available online or from crystal specialty shops.
The following list is a summary of the many purported virtues of bloodstone:
- Grants protection
- Aids in decision-making
- Brings clarity
- Bestows courage and wisdom
- Clears the space of negativity
- Grounds one in the present moment
- Helps act with courage
- Calms the emotional body
- Invigorates the physical body
- Nourishes the feelings of self-confidence
- Helps one become more self-sufficient
- Inspires determination and integrity
Bloodstone invites the wisdom to know when to withdraw from specific situations, and when to keep persevering. It grants discernment and teaches one to welcome chaos as a necessary stage in life that leads to new beginnings.
If you feel drawn to the wise and courageous energy of the bloodstone, you can purchase either a small tumbled stone or a form of bloodstone jewelry, such as a bracelet, pendant, or beaded necklace.