A stone with a powerful name, the bloodstone, is a combination of chalcedony and jasper. Even though traditionally, bloodstone is considered a mostly deep green colour (of chalcedony) with red colour specks (of jasper), you can often find bloodstone with many saturated specks of colour—including yellow, warm grey, and deep brown.
This is a truly unique stone to use in the feng shui of your home because of the basic trinity of functions it brings:
- Protect the space similar to the black tourmaline stone.
- Energize a room as a well-charged clear quartz crystal.
- Ground the energy like a hematite stone.
Other names used for bloodstone are heliotrope and blood jasper. The bloodstone has a long history of use for its healing properties, a stone of courage, purification, and noble sacrifice. It was considered a somewhat magical stone because of its ability to transmute negative energy and purify a space while protecting it at the same time. This makes the bloodstone a perfect choice for your feng shui crystals collection—you can use it as a feng shui cure to energize, protect, and ground a specific quality of energy in your home.
Special Qualities of Bloodstone
Bloodstone has a lot of mystery and lore surrounding its associations with blood. Bloodstone has blood purifying properties, and it’s also considered to carry the energy of sacrifice and higher life calling.
This powerful stone considers to bestow the wearer with good health and long life. It’s also a stone that can inspire and strengthen the energy of courage—be it in simple everyday actions or for a greater cause in life. The bloodstone also has grounding and purifying properties. Because of its ability to ward off negative energy and purify and cleanse the energy around it, the bloodstone is considered very protective.
It can strengthen the immune system, help invigorate the blood, and energize one’s life. Along with its abilities to increase positive energy and bestow strength, bloodstone also helps develop and follow one’s intuition. One of the prevalent uses of bloodstones is for clarity and a grounded type of creativity, a type of sustained inventive energy that is consistently put into practice.
Placed in any environment, a bloodstone is considered to help remove blockages. Thus it can be a perfect feng shui cure for any space. When worn as jewellery, it can activate and balance the flow of energy in one’s physical body. Bloodstone can also be helpful in times of confusion and low energy because it can help infuse one’s energy with calm clarity and renewed energy.
The bloodstone is the birthstone for the astrological sign of Aries and the month of March. Many crystal healers use bloodstone to purify the blood and detoxify the liver, spleen, and kidneys.
Origins of Bloodstone
Most of the bloodstone on the market comes from Australia, the Czech Republic, Russia, Brazil, and the USA. This stone is found in abundance and is thus very affordable and readily available online or from crystal speciality shops.
The following list is a summary of the many purported virtues of bloodstone:
- Grants protection
- Aids in decision-making
- Brings clarity
- Bestows courage and wisdom
- Clears the space of negativity
- Grounds one in the present moment
- Helps act with courage
- Calms the emotional body
- Invigorates the physical body
- Nourishes the feelings of self-confidence
- Helps one become more self-sufficient
- Inspires determination and integrity
- Bloodstone invites the wisdom to know when to withdraw from specific situations and when to keep persevering. It grants discernment and teaches one to welcome chaos as a necessary stage in life, leading to new beginnings.
If you feel drawn to the wise and courageous energy of the bloodstone, you can purchase either a small tumbled stone or a form of bloodstone jewellery, such as a bracelet, pendant, or beaded necklace.