Bloodstone - The Heroes Gemstones
Where is bloodstone gemstone found? Most of the worlds mines are located in Australia, Brazil, Czech Republic, China, Germany, India, Russia, Scotland and Wyoming USA.
What we call the bloodstone gemstone is a combination of green chalcedony (a mixture of quartz and moganite) and inclusions of iron oxide or red jasper. Occasionally the stone is found with yellow inclusions and in this form is it called plasma.
Bloodstone Gemstone Historical, Healing, Metaphysical and Magickal properties
At one time, bloodstone crystal was known as Heliotrope. The word heliotrope is composed of the greek word for "the sun", helios and the greek word for "to turn", trepein. The first historical uses of the gemstone were to cause changes in the weather. It was believed is you put a bloodstone in water and allowed that water (an the gemstone) to absorb the rays of the sun, it would cause a storm to rise up in the area.
During the Middle Ages, the red spots on the gemstones were believed to be the blood of Jesus and the early Christians thought the stone held all the supposed powers of Jesus, including the ability to make the wearer invisible.
Some believe when Jesus was on the cross, his blood fell on some jasper on the ground at the foot of the cross and this is how the bloodstone gemstone was created. It was said that the stones from that area held tremendous ability to heal almost anything and the gemstone was given the nickname "The Martyr's Stone" because of it.
A hero's gemstone, often seen in armor breast plates and on swords for it's ability to arouse courage in the most dangerous situations. Also considered to be a very strong healing gemstone allowing the wearer to remain strong in battle long after those around you have fallen.
In ancient times, warriors carried a bloodstone amulet into battle with them because it was thought that if the amulet was applied to a wound, it would cause the wound to quite bleeding.
Rather than removing us from not so calm situations, Bloodstone gemstone helps us to see how much better we will be when we come out the other end of the confrontation.
Makes a great gift for anyone that earns their living from their art. It promotes creativity, self-expression, and artistry.
In the Middle Ages, bloodstone gemstone was crushed into a powder, mixed with honey and eggs and given to patients to cure tumors. A paste made of crushed bloostone gemstone and honey was rubbed on cuts to stop excess bleeding.
To help heal a snakebite, afix a bloodstone gemstone (with a bandaid or elastic bandage) to draw the poison out of the bite. NOTE: This was an ancient use of the stone. I might do this while on my way to get medical help but to do this instead of getting medical help would be foolish.
The ancient babylonians used engraved bloodstone gemstone in divinations. They used the way the various spots of red looked to tap into their psychic abilities, creating an affect similar to a vision by following the layout of the spots.
To purify your mind, body and soul, on the night of the full moon, find a place outside where you can lay under the moons light. Place a moonstone gemstone on your forehead and as you lay there, visualize the moon's energy entering your body, filling it with pure white light, as your body fills, see all the negativity, illness and stress from your body, leaving from the back side of your body and sinking into the ground beneath you.
Ancient Egyptians used bloodstone gemstone magick to help them win in battles. They used magickal empowered gemstones as amulets for the warriors to increase their personal strength.
To become "invisible" to your enemies, wear or carry a bloodstone gemstone and visualize a cloak of energy emanating from the stone and wrapping around you, making you invisible to those you do not want to see you. This helps take you off the radar of those that would seek to harm you.
Atheletes can use a bloodstone amulet to help increase their strength and speed. Wear or carry to gemstone and visualize its energy entering your body and causing your muscles to become stronger (or faster).
This same magick can be used by anyone in need of courage to get through a situation. Just visualize the energies entering the body and giving you the aspects that you need.
If you know of someone that tends to be a little too "me" oriented, give them a gift of a bloodstone gemstone. It helps them to see how things affect not just them but others around them or even the entire world.
In Germany, bloodstone is called bluestone and Hematite is called bloodstone (according to Wikipedia)
Hold a bloodstone gemstone in your hands during meditations designed to help you connect with your past lives. Once you have entered the meditative state, turn your thoughts backwards to a time prior to your birth and allow the images to guide you to visions of your prior lives.
Keep one of more bloodstone gemstone on your desk or work table to help increase your business and wealth. Even those that do not run their own business can benefit by allowing the stone to attract additional sources of income into their lives.
As a healing stone, a bloodstone gemstone is used by healers to help with any type of blood disorders. This includes but is not limited to anemia, circulatory problems and Lupis.
Wearing of carrying a bloodstone gemstone helps to strengthen the immune system, cleanse toxins from the liver and kidney and purify the bone marrow. Makes and excellent stone for women because it helps to relieve both menstrual and menopausal symptoms.
Chakra: Heart chakra
Astrological Signs: Aries, Pisces, Scorpio
Vibrates to number 4 and 6
Properties of Bloodstone
Hardness on the Mohs scale: 7
Crystal structure: Trigonal
Composition: Silicon dioxide
Specific gravity: 2.65 to 2.66
Refraction Index: 1.53-1.54
Birefraction Index: 0.004