Heliotrope ~ “Sun Turner”
Appearance: Opaque chalcedony; dark green with red spots and blotches
Source: Australia, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Russia, India, United States
Metaphysical Healing Properties of Bloodstone
Keywords: Strength, Courage, Purification, Vitality
Bloodstone is also known as Heliotrope, from the Greek meaning ‘sun turner’, although the derivation of this name is not known. In the Middle Ages, the red spots in Bloodstone were thought to be spots of Christ’s blood, and special magical powers were attributed to the stones.
Bloodstone is a great purifier, a healing tool for dispelling negative influences from the auric field and bringing one’s subtle energies into wholeness and balance. When this is done for the invisible self, the benefits for the physical self will follow.
Bloodstone grounds one fully in the body and with the grounding comes the enhancement of one’s capacity to function with strength, determination and courage through the whole range of challenges inherent in earthly life. Just as Bloodstone increases vitality, it also assists one in facing the realities of physical mortality and death. It is a good talisman for those who are ill, even if curing the illness is not possible, because of its power to let one look unflinchingly at the truth, whatever it is, and to move forward in the most appropriate ways.
Bloodstone is a stone of noble sacrifice, and it is perhaps more than coincidence that the red spots were once said to be drops of Christ’s blood. For those called to give of themselves for the good of the community, Bloodstone can offer courage and solace. It has a way of eliciting the highest, most altruistic character traits in whoever carries or uses it. At its most effective, it stimulates the urge toward Christ consciousness within the self. From this vibration, it can assist one in comprehending and appreciating this consciousness and in aspiring to feed its flame within the heart.
Bloodstone strengthens the Root Chakra, source of our physical energies, and it helps one dispel sluggishness in that area. Working with Bloodstone-wearing or carrying the stone-one may find an increase in one’s zest for living and in one’s endurance in physical activity. It is helpful for everyone from athletes to invalids because of its steady vibration of purification and well being.
GemStone Healing Combinations
Bloodstone works well in harmony with Cuprite, Smokey Quartz, Zincite, Black Tourmaline, Jet, and Obsidian. The black stones enhance the purification aspect of Bloodstone, and the others work primarily to energize the lower Chakras. For connection with the vibrations of Christ consciousness, one may wish to combine Bloodstone with Imperial Topaz, the truest stone of the Pink/Gold Ray. When Bloodstone is combined with Moldavite, its effects are accelerated and there is a strong force towards transformation of one’s life into alignment with one’s dharma—one’s highest path.
Healing Properties of Bloodstone
The energy of Bloodstone offers support and courage during times of adversity. It lends strength to the physical body and can help one maintain stamina during extreme difficulty. It also provides emotional support by helping one find the courage to follow one’s heart and take action based upon what one knows in one’s heart to be true. Bloodstone assists one in perceiving the correct course of action and can help one remain true to one’s path when faced with discouragement or resistance. It is often viewed as the stone of the ‘spiritual warrior.’ Its combination of Quartz and Red Jasper energies makes it ideal for those who feel abandoned by others, due to their pursuit of their spiritual path. It is excellent for those who are afraid of making decisions or who feel they need extra support in persevering with difficult actions.
Bloodstone instills courage and assists one in taking the right action. It can help one fulfill one’s commitments in the face of obstacles. It is excellent for those undergoing tremendous change in their lives due to Spiritual Awakening. It can help one to maintain faith in and trust the Divine and overcome loneliness and find one’s inner strength.
Bloodstone can keep one from becoming discouraged when one meets obstacles on one’s path. It can assist one in feeling capable and self-sufficient. It strengthens one’s sense of connection to the Divine, revealing feelings of isolation or loneliness as illusion.
As one would suspect from its name, Bloodstone is useful for all types of blood ailments. It works at the source of the blood, within the bone marrow. It can assist in strengthening and fortifying the blood and overcoming blood weaknesses such as anemia. It is stimulating to the liver and the endocrine system. It is also useful in balancing female hormonal imbalances and helpful to stabilize the hormones throughout menopause.
I am at home and alive in my physical body, which vibrates at its optimal level of strength, vitality, and purity, and I act for the highest good of all.
1st Chakra — Root Chakra
Halting bleeding, healing, victory, courage, legal matters, wealth, strength, power, business, invisibility, agriculture
Aries, Pisces, Libra
Vibrates to the Number
The Book of Stones; Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian, roughandtumbledcrystalcreations.net