Bloodstone has a rich history and very rich in its colour. It has many properties to assist the bodies, and it is believed to be able to help with some magical anti-drought rituals.

First, let’s take a glance at this crystal.

Colour: Dark green with red, orange, and white.
Zodiac: Aries
Planet: Mars
Element: Fire
Chakra: Root

History & Mythology

Bloodstone - History & Mythology

In Christian lore, it is said that Bloodstone was created by the blood of Christ. As he hung crucified on the cross, his blood dropped onto Green Jasper, making what we know now as Bloodstone.

However, Bloodstone was treasured long before Christ. Our ancestors knew this crystal as Heliotrope, aka Sun Stone. In Greek, Helios translates to “Sun”  and trepein “to attract.” Civilizations dated as far back as Mesopotamia used Bloodstone for healing. It is connected to blood and detoxification of the organs. They would dip the crystal in cold water and place it on the body to aid circulation and to add the power of the sun into the aura; this added protection to the body from illnesses, injury, disease, and even cure wounds. For this reason, Ancient warriors often carried it as a talisman for protection and courage, but it also has many beneficial properties that help on the battlefield.

Bloodstone Properties in the Bodies

Bloodstone properties in the bodies

Physical Body

-Purifies blood
-Provides physical energy
-Increases endurance
-Stimulates the immune system
-Detoxifying for the physical body
-Aids with circulation
-Stimulates hormonal balance
-Relieves symptoms of PMS and menopause

Mental Body 

-Provides courage
-Provides inner strength
-Increases mental clarity
-Aids in decision making
-Provides mental energy
-Increase creativity and visualization

Emotional Body

-Provides determination
-Assists with emotions associated with being bullied and/or abandoned
-Calms the emotional body
-Provides nourishing feelings of worth, self-confidence, and self-sufficiency

Spiritual Body

-Protective of energy and grounding
-Heightens intuition
-Grounds all the bodies together
-Aids the opening to Christ consciousness
-Helps bring spirituality
-Blocks negativity from entering the aura
-Used in past life regression
-Can help reveal ancestral karmas

Uses for Bloodstone

Crystal Uses

There is no wrong way to use crystals, you can always follow what you are guided to, but I have a few tips here if you’re unsure.

Carry it around with you in a pocket, purse, wallet, and for ladies – in the bra. 
Wear it
 in a piece of jewelry; there are many beautiful pieces by outstanding artists out there. Seek what you’re drawn to.

Meditate with it in your dominant hand for releasing, non-dominant for receiving. For example, if you are looking to rid of an old habit, meditate with it in your dominant hand. If you need to obtain some heart energy, place it in the non-dominant.
Grid – Grid your Bloodstones with Clear Quartz points in the home to protect and balance the energies within. It will deter beings with ill intentions from entering the home or interacting with members in the home.
You can even grid your own body to bring balance to the lower Chakras and Heart. I know we haven’t discussed gridding on the body, and it is a topic I will get further into in the future. However, for this purpose, I would recommend 4 Bloodstone crystals and 5 Clear Quartz points. Lay on your bed or yoga mat with your feet shoulder-width apart and your arms out slightly (not tight to the body). Bloodstone placement: 1 between the knees, one on each side of the hips, one on the heart. Clear Quartz points placement: make sure all points are directed away from the body. Place one at the bottom of each foot, one at each shoulder (on a 45-degree angle), and one above the head’s top. The points will direct the energy in, and the Bloodstone will balance to allow that fresh energy in.

Chakra Healing with Bloodstone

Chakra Healing with Bloodstone

Bloodstone is an excellent healing stone, primarily used to cleanse and realign the lower chakras to the heart; it aids in the balance of the total body to overcome stress. Bloodstone is mainly stimulating to the root and heart chakras.

The Root Chakra is located at the base of the spine; this Chakra controls the energy of movement. It is the very foundation of physical and Earth energies. When the Root is out of balance, it can make us feel exhausted, no enthusiasm, and no need to be continuously distracted. On a spiritual level, when the energies are out of balance, we can feel disconnected from ourselves and reality. When in harmony, the physical body regains strength, the spiritual body connects to reality, and we feel more secure and a strong sense of power.

The Heart Chakra, located at the center of the chest, this center regulates how we perceive situations and events. When this Chakra is out of balance, we push relationships away, we become overly critical and we become over-sensitive. When it is in balance, we can understand our needs more. Clearly, we can handle day to day stress better, and our relationships become more loving (if they are meant to).

If you suspect either of these Chakras is out of alignment, use the Bloodstone in meditation to receive the balance. You could also create a grid with Bloodstone and Clear Quartz to balance all the energies in the home to a more loving and secure space.

Final Thoughts

Final Thoughts - Bloodstone

I adore the energy of Bloodstone. It feels strong and secure – and helps me feel like I can overcome anything. When I have challenging emotions to face, I always turn to Bloodstone to help keep me grounded and together. Almost every time, it helps calm me enough to be able to see the bigger picture of what’s happening and centers me back into the present moment.

Whenever I feel that I need to protect my energy, or if my bodies feel out of alignment, Bloodstone is one of my go-to crystals for that.

I love that Bloodstone has such a magical history. I genuinely believe that even though we are in the age of “information,” our ancestors knew how to use the Earth and all it provided for us – they didn’t have modern medicines. Even though the life span was shorter, they made terrific efforts with what was available to them.

Until next time,
Relevate the day – Anna xo