CHAKRAS: Root (1st)
PHYSICAL: Aids detoxification, blood purification; liver and endocrine system
EMOTIONAL: Inspires courage to face illness and mortality, altruism, zest for life
SPIRITUAL: Facilitates dispelling negative energies, entering Christ consciousness
Bloodstone is a variety of opaque chalcedony with a hardness of 6.5 to 7. It is dark green with red spots and blotches. In the Middle Ages, the red spots in Bloodstone were thought to be spots of Christ’s blood, and magical powers were attributed to the stones. Bloodstone deposits have been found in India, China, Brazil, Australia and the USA.
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. It grounds one fully in the body, for the enhancement of one’s strength, determination and courage. It increases vitality and can aid one in facing physical mortality. 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.
Bloodstone is a stone of noble sacrifice, and it can offer courage and solace. It can elicit the highest, most altruistic character traits in whoever carries or uses it. At its most effective, it stimulates the urge toward Christ consciousness. Bloodstone strengthens the root chakra, increasing one’s zest for living and endurance in physical activity. It supports blood purification and purging the body of toxins. Bloodstone works harmoniously with Cuprite, Smoky Quartz, Zincite, Black Tourmaline, Jet and Obsidian. For connection with the vibrations of Christ consciousness, one may combine Bloodstone with Imperial Topaz and/or Golden Azeztulite.
Source: The pocketbook of stones by Robert Simmons