Bloodstone

Called  the “Stone of Babylon” during ancient times, by the time of Christ, it was aptly named, the “martyr stone”  due to the legend of this stone being at the foot of the cross and stained by the drops of blood from Jesus. Metaphysically, bloodstone is used to either promote a calm, tranquil atmosphere that is grounding or revitalize insufficient energy.

A great stone for mental exhaustion. This stone represents both courage and strength and is used for achieving these attributes. It is associated with honesty and integrity and is useful in removing obstacles in life. A classic stone for wealth, it attracts abundance and good luck. Most effective on the Heart Chakra (green) and Root Chakra (red).

With Detoxing & Strength

This stone represents both courage and strength and is used for achieving these attributes. It is associated with honesty and integrity and is useful in removing obstacles in life.

A classic stone for wealth, it attracts abundance and good luck. It was believed that if you carried one of these stones you might avoid dangerous situations.

Most effective on the Heart Chakra (green) and Root Chakra (red). Bloodstone brings love into any situation and helps ground the negative energies surrounding that issue.  A great stone for mental exhaustion.

Associations

Angels: Jesus Christ
Associated Crystal: quartz family (chalcedony group)
Birthstone: February, March, November and December
Color: Green, Red
Chakra: Heart Chakra, Root Chakra
ElementFire
Flowers: Crown of thorns, passion flower, red carnation, rose, scarlet pimpernel, snapdragon
Gods/Goddesses: Dana (Danu) Dionysus, Diana, Maat, Coatlicue
PlanetMars
Zodiac: Aries
Sabbat: Imbolc, OstaraSamhain
Tarot: The Hermit, Justice, The Sun, Death

Bloodstone Bath

Bloodstone is an extremely good cleanser for the whole body, especially if detoxification is needed. It is often used to purify and detoxify the body. Great at grounding negative energy and cleansing the body. It will also help women who suffer at menstruation or who are in labor. This is a soothing stone for pregnant women.

Bloodstone is good for all goddess rituals! It can be placed in a bowl of water or in bath water (for detoxing and de-stressing) to ensure peaceful sleep and protects against nightmares, soothing female issues. Add your stone to your bath water, You may want to add 15 drops of soothing lavender essential oil and 5 drops of clary sage and relax in your bath for 15-20 minutes.

Cleansing & Charging Bloodstone

~ Cleansing a crystal is always a good idea to rid it of energies (negative or otherwise) that it may have picked up during handling and excessive use.

~ Charging a crystal is bringing its energy levels back up, after use and cleansing. Like re-charging a battery after it has lost its energy.  A great way to do this (and remind you that it is time to do so) is during a full moon.

Crystal Cleansing: method 1 – 3 and method 5 – 7

The Power of Color

Color plays a major role in determining how your crystal can help you.  A crystal’s color is due to its combination of minerals, which give it it’s own personality.  It contributes in what attracts you to it.  The psychological aspects of color determine how a crystal’s healing properties work.

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