Bloodstone is an iron-rich stone ally that stimulates the Root and Heart Chakras. It is beneficial in energetic blood tonification, instilling courage, calming and ungrounded temperament, and during menstrual episodes. It is the premier blood-helper stone and can help patients suffering from Leukemia, or Anemia overcomes their condition. Bloodstones with deep red hues will resonate more with the Root chakra, while specimens rich in green will bring more aid to the Heart Chakra. It is famously known for activating the altruistic “Christ Consciousness” within the user to aid the user’s Karmic journey. 

What is Bloodstone 

Bloodstone is a variety of Quartz Chalcedony with chlorite and iron-oxide inclusions. The red blood spots on the stone are hematite inclusions. Its Moh’s hardness rating is 6.5-7 as it is a Quartz variety. Bloodstone is also known as Heliotrope which is the Greek word for Sun Stone. As Bloodstone is a Chalcedony, it is harmonious with other Agates, Jaspers, and Quartz crystals. It is commonly mined in India, the USA, and Brazil. 

closeup on a piece of polished bloodstone

Common Uses of Bloodstone 

Bloodstone is commonly worn as a talisman of courage and general well-being. It can be worn as an alternative to “Evil Eye Protection” jewelry as it is viewed as protective and grounding. It has been used in jewelry since ancient Babylonian times. Ancient Egyptians believed bloodstone would instill courage and stealth from enemies while worn. Bloodstone can help influence healthy blood, bone, and bone marrow within the body. This effect is best felt during meditation and sleep with the stone.

As it is physically energizing, taking a nap with bloodstone can help refresh the body. Bloodstone makes for a fantastic gift for people who are recovering from any disease as it will help their Root chakra restore itself to a harmonious state. Bloodstone specimens with a higher emphasis on green are suitable for increasing self-love, familial love, and increased emotional expression. It can activate the higher will within the soul to help the user ascend the Karmic ladder. Altruistic behaviors and actions of servitude toward others become easier when Bloodstone is carried on the body. Specimens with a higher red coloration will resonate powerfully with the Root chakra. Red emphasized Bloodstone can be especially beneficial for physical well-being, fitness, blood detoxification, and increased bravery. 

Bloodstone, Astrology, and More

Bloodstone is classically known as a birthstone for the Aries zodiac sign. It is related to the Earth and Fire elements depending on the individual specimen’s coloration. The combination of Earth and Fire element tonification helps the user to feel grounded in action. Fire elemental energy may be seen as radiant, sometimes erratic. When Fire is combined with the Earth energy there is a higher degree of grounding that enables the user to take actions from a point of security. Aries is known as a Cardinal Fire sign which means it has an impulsive method of action. Cardinal energy typically starts projects with a vigor that loses energy halfway through. Bloodstone can help Aries people learn to steady their energy and see projects through to the end. 


Bloodstone Psychic Ward 

Bloodstone is amongst the most protective Psychic energetic stones to work with. It can be featured in any magickal ritual that involves channeling, intention setting, and banishing. Psychic channeling is the act of receiving messages from other people, spirits, ancestors, or even the Earth itself. Channeled information may not be applicable to the practitioner’s life, or the information may be too complex to decipher. Grounding stones such as Bloodstone can help the user begin the deciphering process of a complex Psychic Channeling session. If the practitioner wishes to Banish/Cleanse any entities from a space, Bloodstone makes for a fantastic body stone or grid centerpiece to aid the intention. Banishing a space can be as simple as smudging with sage or palo santo or as complex as utilizing rituals and sound baths to amplify the experience. 

I have personally used Bloodstone to keep me safe within a Haunted Hotel known as the Talbott Inn in Kentucky, USA. I kept the stone in my pocket throughout the entire stay and utilized it during a seance session. Consider using Bloodstone the next time you wish to explore a haunted place! 

A pendant made from bloodstone to be used for protection

Bloodstone Crystal Combinations 

Bloodstone combines well with Shungite, Hematite, Red Jasper, Moldavite, Carnelian, Black Tourmaline, and Clear Quartz. It is often featured in a 7 chakra wand for the Root Chakra. To enhance the Altruistic Christ Consciousness effect of Bloodstone it is recommended to combine it with Scolecite, Charoite, and Angelite.

Bloodstone is able to ground the energy of the higher chakra stones to prevent the symptoms associated with ungroundedness. A state of ungroundedness is signified by neglect for the body, neglect for responsibilities, utilizing sleep as escapism, and a desire to leave the physical life. Bloodstone can help to counteract these symptoms that are oftentimes felt during lucid dreaming, astral projecting, and transcendental meditation.

Adding Shungite and Black Tourmaline can assist in further grounding a message from a lucid dream or projection. Utilizing Moldavite can help a practitioner accelerate their Karmic journey through life. Moldavite typically leaves its users with symptoms of ungroundedness due to its extremely potent upper Chakra energy. Bloodstone can help to round out the uncomfortable feeling that is associated with Moldavite’s energy. Combining Bloodstone with Moldavite may help the user elevate their level of spiritual service to humanity.

How to Choose Your Bloodstone

Bloodstone is a fairly common stone to find in most metaphysical and crystal stores. The best way to keep a pocket Bloodstone ally is to use a tumbled specimen. Tumbled specimens are typically resistant to wear and tear. If you feel you are in need of more emotional help, then it is recommended to find a specimen with a higher green concentration. A Bloodstone with a higher green concentration has a higher concentration of Chlorite.

Mixing and Matching Bloodstone Colors

Chlorite can help to unblock any chakra along the spine. Darker Red specimens will have a higher concentration of Hematite. The additional Hematite within Bloodstone can help with further grounding, and enhanced physical wellness. Both types of Bloodstone are fantastic, and it is advised to pick whichever color combination appeals best to you. Rough Bloodstones are best utilized for crystal gridding and desktop pieces. Rough crystals typically are best kept as stationary energetic amplifiers that can be placed throughout the house. Place bloodstone underneath your mattress to facilitate restful sleep. 

If you need a physical energy boost throughout the day, the best Bloodstone ally would be a necklace, bracelet, or ring. Wearing Bloodstone jewelry will allow the crystal to physically touch your body throughout the day. This simple action will allow the crystal to deliver more energy than a single tumbled piece could. Bloodstone rings are best suited for the Ring (4th) finger. The 4th finger is associated with the Solar ray which combines well with Bloodstone’s frequency.

Bloodstone massage wands can help facilitate physical recovery with massage techniques. A sphere can make for a wonderful divination ally. Unlike Quartz spheres which are used for scrying, a Bloodstone sphere would be utilized for its circular radiant aura. The aura of a Bloodstone sphere can help a Tarot reader discern a better message for the querent. Tumbled Bloodstones may be placed within the car to energetically facilitate a safer journey. 


How to Cleanse Bloodstone? 

Tumbled and rough specimens may be cleansed with a light soap and water bath. Sunlight is typically best for energetically cleansing Bloodstone. To enhance the Sun cleansing effect, leave your Bloodstone out in the Sun on a Tuesday (Mars day) or Sunday (Solar day). Palo Santo and White Sage may be burned to cleanse the stone with smoke. Smudging stones help to clear the energy associated with a crystal’s past.

A crystal has typically had a long journey through time and merchants until it finally reaches you. Consider smudging your crystal if you feel it has been associated with previous owners. Smudging is also ideal for restoring luster to a tired worn-out specimen that has recently used its energy. A tumbled stone or piece of jewelry may become temporarily dull in luster if the energy has been utilized. Frequent stone cleansing will help to restore your Bloodstone’s efficiency in energetic delivery. 

Additional Reading: 

Bloodstone Mineral Data 

Bloodstone Metaphysical Information 

Bloodstone Metaphysical Information 2 

Devon Delatour

Devon Delatour is a student of Esoteric Occult Philosophy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chinese Herbology, and Acupuncture. He specializes in dissecting the Occult symbology of the world we live in. His favorite hobby is to help people realize how much Occult information they already have installed in their subconscious mind. He is an avid Crystal collector, Tarot reader, and Hermetic Alchemy enthusiast.

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