Bloodstone which the ancients called Heliotrope, is best known as a healing stone. It can remove blocks in the body and in the mind. Use bloodstone in rituals asking for good health. Rub the bloodstone with garlic to increase the healing power. Bloodstone is green with flecks of red.  Instills courage in dangerous situations and protects from dangerous desires.  Powerful healing stone…helps to balance the base, navel and heart chakras.

Affirmation: I am at home and alive in my physical body, which vibrates at its optimal level of strength, vitality and purity, and I act for the highest good of all.
Chakras: Base, higher heart, cleanses and realigns lower chakras
Number: 4, 6
Zodiac Sign: Aries, Libra, Pisces
Planet: Mars
Element: Earth

Beneficial for: Revitalizing love; purification; prosperity; insomnia; preventing miscarriage; immune stimulator; acute infections; lymph; metabolic processes; purifies blood, liver, intestines, kidneys, spleen and bladder; blood-rich organs; circulation; over acidification; leukemia; tumors; bone marrow; anemia; endocrine system; female hormonal imbalances; menopause

Three thousand years ago, in ancient Babylon, Bloodstone was used to overcome enemies and was believed to cause stone walls to fall. It was said to have mystical and magical properties, controlling the weather and conferring the ability to banish evil and negativity and to direct spiritual energies. In ancient times it was regarded as an “audible oracle” that gave warning of danger.

Bloodstone is a great purifier, a healing tool for dispelling negative influences from the auric field and bringing one’s subtle energies into wholeness and balance. When this is done for the ‘invisible’ self, the benefits for the physical self will follow.

Bloodstone grounds one fully in the body and with that grounding comes the enhancement of one’s capacity to function with strength, determination and courage through the whole range of challenges inherent in earthly life. It has a steady vibration of purification and well being. As it increases vitality, it assists one in facing the realities of mortality and death. It is a good talisman for those who are ill, even if curing the illness is not possible, because of its power to let one look unflinchingly at the truth, whatever it is, and to move forward in the most appropriate ways. It is often viewed as the stone of the ‘spiritual warrior.’

Bloodstone is a stone of noble sacrifice, and the red spots were once said to be drops of Christ’s blood. For those called to give of themselves for the good of the community, Bloodstone can offer courage and solace. It strengthens one’s sense of connection to the Divine, revealing feelings of isolation or loneliness as illusion and eliciting the highest, most altruistic character traits in whoever carries or uses it. At its most effective, it stimulate the urge toward Christ consciousness within the self. From this vibration, it can assist one in comprehending and appreciating this consciousness and in aspiring to feed its flame within the heart.