SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION: Bloodstone is a member of the Chalcedony
family.It is a variety of quartz (silicon dioxide) often with some iron
and aluminum. The chemistry is SiO2. It is dark, bright green spotted
with red inclusions. The streak is white. This is considered a microcry-
stalline variety of quartz and is not found in crystal form.

ENVIRONMENT: Chalcedony is formed in several environments, generally
near the surface of the earth where temperatures and pressures are
relatively low. It commonly forms in the zone of alteration of lode and
massive hydrothermal replacement deposits and as bodies of chert in
chemical sedimentary rocks.

OCCURENCE: India, Germany.

NAME: This stone is also referred to as “heliotrope,” which is derived
from two Greek words which signify “sun-turning”. It was given this name
because of a notion that when immersed in water it would turn the sun
red. Chalcedony is derived from Chalcedon, an ancient Greek city of Asia

LEGEND and LORE: This is one of the birthstones for March.

    “Who in this world of ours, her eyes
    In March first opens, shall be wise.
    In days of peril, firm and brave,
    And wear a Bloodstone to her grave.” (5)

Ancient warriors often carried an amulet of bloodstone which was
intended to stop bleeding when applied to a wound.

MAGICAL PROPERTIES: Because it is green, it can be used for “money
spells”. It is also considered a “lucky” stone for atheletes because it
imparts courage and stamina.

HEALING: Heliotrope is used today in conjunction with anything having to
do with blood.

NOTE: Chrysoprase, carnelian, jasper and agate are all forms of


1. Scientific, Environment, Occurance and Name are from (or paraphrased
from) “The Audobon Society Field Guide to North American Rocks and

2. Legends and Lore, Magical Properties are from “Cunningham’s En-
cyclopedia of Crystal, Gem & Metal Magic”, by Scott Cunningham.

3. Some of the healing information may come from “Color and Crystals, A
Journey Through the Chakras” by Joy Gardner.

4. Personal Experience is from MY personal experience, journals and
notebooks, by <grin> Tandika Star.

5. Birthstone poem from “The Occult and Curative Powers of Precious
Stones” by William T. Fernie, M.D. an interesting experiment (BLOODSTONE cont.)

Magickal Properties of Stones

Magickal Properties of Stones


Here is a small list of stones and some of their magical uses.

Astral projection: quartz crystal, opal and tourmalated quartz

Success in business: bloodstone, malachite, green tourmaline and yellow zircon

Centering and grounding: calcite, brown zircon, hematite, kunzite, moonstone,
obsidian and black tourmaline

Courage: agate, amethyst, aquamarine, bloodstone, carnelian, diamond, lapis
lazuli, sardonyx, tiger eye, red tourmaline and turquoise

Divination: azurite, flint, hematite, jet, mica, moonstone, obsidian and tiger

Dreams: amethyst and azurite.

Friendship: chrysoprase, pink tourmaline and turquoise

Gardening: agate, jade, malachite and brown zircon

Happiness: amethyst, chrysoprase and yellow zircon

Healing and Health: agate, amber, amethyst, aventurine, azurite, bloodstone,
calcite, carnelian, cat’s eye, celestite, chrysoprase, coral, quartz, diamond,
flint, garnet, hematite, jade, jasper, jet, lapis lazuli, peridot, petrified
wood, sapphire, sodalite, staurolite, sugilite, sulfur, sunstone, topaz,
turquoise and red zircon.

Love: agate, alexandrite, amber, amethyst, beryl, calcite, chrysocolla, emerald,
jade, lapis lazuli, lepidolite, malachite, moonstone, olivine, pearl,
rhodocrosite, sapphire, shard topaz, pink tourmaline and turquoise

Money, wealth and prosperity: aventurine, bloodstone, calcite, cat’s eye,
chrysoprase, coal, emerald, jade, mother-of-pearl, olvine, opal, pearl, peridot,
ruby, salt, sapphire, spinel, staurolite, tiger eye, topaz, green tourmaline and
brown, green or red zircon

Purification: aquamarine and calcite

Travel: chalcedony and orange zircon

Wisdom: chrysocolla, coral, jade, sodalite and sugilite.

Pick the stones you feel most comfortable with. They can be used in spell work
or carried on your person. I have found either way effective. You don’t need to
be rich and to buy emeralds, rubies or sapphires to use in spell work. You don’t
need to have the most expensive or largest stones to work with; in fact the
ruby, emerald and sapphire I work with are not polished or cut. I think the most
I paid for them was a few dollars each. They all work wonderfully! One more
stone I use regularly is rose quartz. It is terrific for healing, finding love
and keeping the peace (all three of my children have one). It is a good stone
for finding comfort and peace of mind. I keep extra rose quartz on hand to give
to friends and family when they are in need.