A stone with a powerful name, the bloodstone is a combination of chalcedony and jasper. Even though traditionally bloodstone is considered mostly deep green color (of chalcedony) with red color specks (of jasper), you can often find bloodstone in many saturated specks of color—from yellow to warm grey to deep brown.
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, purify the 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, as well as ground a specific quality of energy in your home.
This is a truly unique stone to use in the feng shui of your home because of the basic trinity of functions it brings —it can protect the space similar to the way a black tourmaline stone does; it can energize it as a well-charged clear quartz crystal would, and it can ground the energy like a hematite stone.
What Is so Special About Bloodstone?
Bloodstone has a lot of mystery and lore around it. Much of it is based on its name, thus the associations with blood—both the physical properties of blood (bloodstone is considered to have blood purifying properties), as well as blood as a symbol of sacrifice (bloodstone is considered to carry the energy of sacrifice and higher life calling/living life in service to others).
This powerful stone is considered to bestow the wearer with good health and long life. It is 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, as well as 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, as well as 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 creative 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.
Many crystal healers use bloodstone as an aid in purifying the blood and detoxifying the liver, spleen, and kidneys.
Where Does Bloodstone Come From?
Most of the bloodstone on the market comes from Australia, Czech Republic, Russia, Brazil and the USA. This stone is found in abundance, thus very affordable.
What Are the Specific Properties 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
One of the most powerful lessons of the bloodstone is 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, a pendant or a beaded necklace.