Spotlight on | Bloodstone - Unearthed Crystals

Spotlight on | Bloodstone


As creations of a divine law, all crystals are inherently powerful – it just depends on how we use them.  However, some are just innately more epic than others.  Bloodstone, believed by some to contain the blood of Christ, is definitely one of them.


This stone has some serious purifying powers.  Sick of deep, dark thoughts?  Bloodstone can clean them up.  Time for a detox?  Bloodstone is your BFF.  Need a little extra motivation in the AM?  Reach for the Bloodstone baby.  This is one potent mofo.


The History of Bloodstone


In the Middle Ages, the red splatters that give dark green Bloodstone its name were believed to be the blood of Christ and beautiful Bloodstone’s properties could hardly be more epic and powerful.


Legend says Bloodstone was originally formed when drops of Christ's blood fell and stained some Jasper at the foot of the cross. Because of this, it is said to have some seriously special powers.


Recognising Bloodstone


Bloodstone (also known as Heliotrope) – a combination of Green Chalcedony and Red Jasper, is found in India, Brazil, China, Australia, the United States, the Czech Republic, Germany, Russia, and Scotland.  


Bloodstone, along with Aquamarine, is the traditional birthstone for March. It can come in a myriad of shapes and cuts, with the most common forms of cabochon, cushion cut, emerald cut, octagonal, oval and round.


What is Bloodstone used for?


With an aesthetic as dark and earthy as the legends surrounding it, Bloodstone has been used for thousands of years for its healing properties.  This stone is a heavy-duty purifier and is outstanding at grounding negative energy, and better than kale at detoxifying the body. 


As one might guess, Bloodstone is said to help pretty much any ailment involving blood. It is believed to help stop nosebleeds, anemia, blood disorders, and helps the circulation of blood. Bloodstone’s healing properties rock (pardon the pun) when it comes to regeneration of cells and tissue, making it the perfect go-to for wound healing.  AND, the same can go for healing emotional wounds, which is what makes the Bloodstone an essential part of any healer’s crystal first aid kit.


Next time you’re feeling spiritually adrift, try meditating with Bloodstone to stimulate the root chakra, the energy centre that provides us with grounding, a sense of security and belonging. Bloodstone’s energy properties work to guide your lost soul by helping you see change on the horizon and face it with a transformed sense of resilience and vitality. In other words, it serves as a protective talisman that gives you strength and courage to brave the storm.


Feeling especially moody?  Bloodstone is also an effective mood stabiliser and is great for those who need a little extra motivation to get up and get moving (so long snooze button). Assisting and enhancing the functions of the mind, Bloodstone will help to remove any energy blocks that are keeping you stagnant and push you to get going. This stone’s energy will shift your thinking and helps you take charge of your life.  Bloodstone can help to enhance intuition and creativity, and can be used to combat fatigue, irritability and confusion.