Crystal, Gems, and Stones Meanings and Magickal Usage – Bloodstone

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Science & Origin of Bloodstone

Bloodstone, also known as Heliotrope or Piedra Del Sol, is an opaque cryptocrystalline Quartz and member of the Chalcedony family. The green color found within this stone is caused by tiny inclusions of Chlorite and Pyroxene, while the red is small concentrated areas of iron oxide minerals, most commonly Hematite. The word Heliotrope derives from the Greek word meaning “to turn the sun”. In today’s age, the most abundant deposits of Bloodstone are found in India, China, Madagascar, Brazil, Australia, and the United States.

Indian Aphrodisiac

In Indian culture, Bloodstone is considered an aphrodisiac. Within the culture, Bloodstone would be ground up into a fine powder and sold for a high price. The price of this ground-up powder would oftentimes even be sold for a higher price than the raw Bloodstone material. This makes top-quality Bloodstone that much more valuable.

Historical Uses

Bloodstone has been revered through different cultures and history. The red spots were said to be a representation of Christ’s blood and thus used as an amulet for Christianity. It was often used to check for blood hemorrhages. It is said that the famous Italian painter Giorgio Vasari was afflicted by a violent hemorrhage and a piece of bloodstone was placed between his shoulder blades to stop the ailment. When this stone is placed into water it will add a reddish hue that will be intensified when the sun’s rays hit it. Ancient cultures believed that it was able to turn the sun itself, blood red.

Leyden Papyrus

The Leyden Papyrus, written in Greek at the end of the 3rd century A.D. states that Bloodstone will give the wearer whatever he may ask for and “whatever thou wearer says, he will be believed. Whoever bears this stone, which is a gem, and pronounces the name engraved upon it, will find all doors open, while bonds and stone walls will rent asunder”. – Kropatchek, 1907

Meaning & Energy

Bloodstone activates our inner strength, willpower, and courage that has been masked by fear. This crystal is a purifier of our negative energies and aids to convert these thoughts and feelings into positive ones. Bloodstone helps break the mold of our endless monotonous cycles by helping us aspirate to who we truly want to be. This crystal is a reminder that the only judge of our thoughts and actions should be no one other than ourselves. The direction you choose to go in this life will only be decided by you. Heliotrope provides us with the necessary confidence and fortitude to move past hard times and see the growth ahead.

Great Affirmation Tool

Bloodstone is a thought-provoking amulet that aids in the process of manifesting our subconscious ideas into reality. These thoughts and emotions have been vastly hidden from the open-world due to their true power and our own insecurities. Trusting in our intuition and allowing it to be channeled through experiences and moments will only lead us onto the path of revolution.

Bloodstone – The Powerful Healer from

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Bloodstone is also know as Helioptrope or blood jasper.

Hi and welcome to Wicca Now. As you may already know, Wicca Now is a site where Amaria and I write about all things Witchcraft, Wicca and Magick. Lately, we’ve been covering a lot of crystal related topics, like this post on crystal witchcraft, this guide to crystal correspondences or this article on jasper. Today I thought we’d focus on another beautiful crystal, namely bloodstone.

About Bloodstone

Bloodstone is readily available and found throughout Australia, Brazil, China, the Czech Republic, Russia and India. The use of bloodstone dates to the prehistoric people of Scotland who used the stone to shape arrowheads, blades and scrapers. The Ancient Greeks believed that bloodstone could turn red from the suns rays, hence naming it heliotrope which comes from the Greek helios and tropos meaning ‘sun turner’. The stone was used throughout Ancient Greece and Rome to fashion a wide variety of decorative objects from jewellery to seal stones. Throughout the Middle Ages bloodstone was understood as a powerful healing stone and it was believed to give the wearer the gift of prophecy. The stone itself is multicoloured green or bluish-green with flecks of red. It can range from translucent to opaque and has a waxy lustre.

Bloodstone Magickal Benefits and Meaning

Bloodstone is believed to possess powerful healing properties. It is a stone of guidance, intuition and divination.

Attracts luck, money and success

Bolsters strength

Reduces aggression

Boosts the power of spells

Boosts the power of other crystals

Boosts confidence

A deeply spiritual stone

Aids healing

Enhances faith

Excellent for grounding

Keeps out undesirable influences

Helps us to avoid dangerous situations

Stimulates dreaming

Powerfully revitalising

Assists in connecting with the present moment

Revitalises and rejuvenates the body

Stimulates the mind

Dispels confusion

Elemental Correspondences

It is associated with the element of fire and the goddesses Morrigan and Badb

Astrological Influence

It’s astrological influence comes from Mars. Bloodstones zodiac correspondences are Aries, Capricorn, Libra, Pisces and Scorpio.

Magickal Tips for Bloodstone

  • To aid sleep, place a piece of bloodstone into a bowl of water and keep this …