Bloodstone Meaning , Properties, and Uses
Courage - Protection - Vitality
Chakras: Heart, Solar plexus
Zodiac: Libra, Aries
Affirmation: I meet my challenges with a courageous heart
Bloodstone is a microcrystalline member of the quartz family. It is an opaque dark green with red speckles or blotches. The red colouration of this stone comes from traces of iron.
This is a stone of courage and was used historically to strengthen the resolve of warriors. Bloodstone was also supposed to stop blood loss and heal wounds quickly. Fortunately, you are less likely to go into physical battle these days, but bloodstone may still bring you the courage and strength you need to fight battles in pursuit of justice, which may require a level of self-sacrifice.
Bloodstone is fortifying for physical health and is still used in healing to strengthen the blood. It may aid recovery from illness, can clear congested energies from the lower chakras and assist elimination, particularly supporting the liver and the bowel.
Spiritual and healing properties
Bloodstone stimulates mental activity and enhances motivation. Bloodstone is said to reduce irritability, aggressiveness and impatience. Bloodstone heightens intuition and helps one avoid dangerous situations. Bloodstone calms the mind, dispels confusion, bringing clarity and understanding. Bloodstone encourages doing the right thing. Bloodstone can soothe loneliness and encourages feelings of being self-sufficient. Bloodstone can help provide courage and protection.
Suggestion for Use
If you have diarrhea or constipation, place a cleansed piece of bloodstone in a jug of drinking water. Allow the water to become infused with its energy for a couple of hours and then drink a glass of water. You can top up the jug and drink a glass of water each hour until your symptoms have eased. If there is blood in your stool, your symptoms are severe or you are not responding to home treatment, seek medical advice.
Carry bloodstone if you have a difficult meeting, or a court appearance, where you will need to express yourself courageously. The energy of bloodstone can bolster your resolve to stand up for what you believe is right, especially where you bravery could result in a positive outcome for others as well as yourself.