What does the mysterious dark green bloodstone have to offer us in terms of healing and regeneration? Can it turn negative energy to love?
What is Bloodstone?
Despite its arresting name, the bloodstone has a beautiful dark green color that makes it stand out from other chalcedony family members. This gemstone has been around for at least two thousand years in human culture. In the 18th century, authors and explorers referred to this mineral as the heliotrope. This green gemstone’s name fell off naturally, and bloodstone was retained as this mineral’s trade name or commercial name.
All chalcedony gemstones are members of the large family of quartz gemstones. Bloodstone is a green gemstone that ranks a 6.5 on the Mohs hardness scale. Other quartz minerals are harder at 7. What accounts for the slight softness are the mineral inclusions in bloodstone. Among the minerals that are usually found in bloodstones are pyroxene, chlorite, and amphibole. These minerals are deemed the source of the dark green coloration of bloodstone.
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What Color Is Bloodstone?
The slew of minerals found in bloodstone contributes to its unique dark green color. The base color is green, but various dots and splashes of reading can be found throughout a bloodstone specimen’s face. Iron oxide minerals such as hematite are also known to produce various color striations in bloodstone. In addition to the red dots and splashes, it is common to spot whites, yellows, and some blues in bloodstone specimens.
However, the best samples of bloodstone are those that are forest green in color (the darker, the better). The dark coloration will form a sharp yet natural contrast to all other colors present in the bloodstone.
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Where Is Bloodstone Found?
Much of the commercial bloodstone distributed all over the world are mined and processed in India. Other locales also exist. You can find bloodstones in several states in the US and countries like Madagascar, China, Brazil, and Australia. Bloodstone naturally forms at shallower locations where the lower temperatures are ideal for the development of this mineral. Of course, the primary requirement is the rich presence of silica, which arises from cavities and fractures formed over groundwater sources.
Bloodstone or heliotrope is a majestic form of chalcedony. It is linked with the base chakra, responsible for rootedness and grounding of a person to the earth. This being the case, the bloodstone is best used by Pisces, Libra, and Aries individuals.
The bloodstone is associated with the planet Mars (which was named after the god of war). Bloodstone is an earth gemstone, which means it has a much more vital link to the earth than other gems linked with other elements like water, fire, and air. Bloodstone vibrational energy is at four and six, which means it is ideal not only for grounding but also for subtly cleansing a space of negative energies.
Chalcedony is quartz, and quartz is the most suitable gemstone for the transmutation of toxic or harmful energy. All kinds of chalcedony can be used for gridding purposes and for ridding spaces of traumatic events and other potential sources of actual and residual negativity. Think of chalcedony as the gemstone equivalent of ceremonial sage, which is another powerful spiritual purifier.
What Are Bloodstone Healing Properties?
The color of gems usually gives us a clue as to how they impact the body when used in energy healing. In the bloodstone case, the peculiar ‘splashes’ or ‘dots of blood’ found on the stones indicate its powerful connection to the blood. It cleanses the blood and helps remove toxins and other causes of malaise.
The blood is vital to all the organs, so when you cleanse your blood regularly, you are sure to create a positive ripple effect on all the other organs in the body.
Bloodstone is known for improving the mind as well. Think of bloodstone as a powerful trigger that enhances your creativity, focus, and drive to complete your tasks. It also has the most positive impact on a person’s instinct and intuition.
Being a type of chalcedony, bloodstone acts as a natural shield against negativity. Now, what could this possibly mean for us?
When there is an auric shield close to a person, other people’s negativities will not latch on to you. The negativity may exist because people generate toxic energy, but the energy will no longer touch you. As a result, you will feel healthier, wiser, and more in control of your life, especially if the toxic persons are part of the household.
There are many physical benefits of using bloodstone in healing practice. For one, it helps improve anemia. Its subtle energies also work consistently on the vital organs such as the intestines, liver, kidneys, urinary bladder, and spleen. All of these central organs are vital for the body and must be cared for well enough.
In addition to curing anemia and helping draw away toxins, using bloodstone can also improve your lymphatic system through regular stimulations to work regularly and rhythmically, about the rest of the body.
How to Use Bloodstone for Oneself and at Home/Use in Feng Shui?
Bloodstone is an excellent Feng Shui crystal because it is protective, grounding, and treatment, all at the same time. Bloodstone’s potency rests in its vibrational energy, which operates at the lower rung of the scale.
Generally speaking, crystals with lower vibrational frequencies are more effective in transmuting negative energies and forming a shield around that area so that negativity cannot accumulate any more.
Grounding is the process of linking space to the earth, so that excess energies and other negative energies can be shunted to the earth. The earth neutralizes everything that is sent to it. You cannot overwhelm the earth any more than you can overwhelm a large body of water. Additionally, grounding crystals are capable of energizing and fixing the relations of people in a specific area. The more you work on grounding a house, for example, the more unified and harmonious people are.