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Bloodstone by Sue Perryman

Element: Earth

Planet: Mars

Birthstone: March

Chakra: Root

Magical Properties: Organisation, adaptability, anxiety, clarity, concentration, renewal, energy, self-confidence, connection, calm, protection, breaking barriers, selfishness, mysticism, insight, spirituality, truth, intuition, creativity, guidance, strength, healing, victory, wealth, money, power, invisibility, deception, negative energy, divine connection, past life, dreams.

Bloodstone is one of the birthstones for the month of March, which also happens to be my birthday month. It is not the prettiest crystal, being dark green with red flecks, and to be honest I avoided it for a long time, wishing March had a more attractive birthstone, but once I researched it and found out it’s many useful properties, I changed my mind and am now a big fan of this magical stone.

Bloodstone is a dark green variety of Chalcedony with flecks of red which are iron oxide minerals, mostly Hematite. It has been a favoured mineral for at least two thousand years and has been used as a talisman, jewellery and decoration.

This popular mineral can be used for protection, grounding and healing, it can boost clarity, self-confidence and creativity as well as encouraging patience, strength, intuition and organisation.

As its name suggests, Bloodstone is a powerful blood cleanser, in the past it was believed to ease nose bleeds and blood disorders such as anaemia, high blood pressure and circulation problems. It’s connection with blood also makes it the perfect stone to heal your ancestral line.

A folktale from the Middle Ages, claims that the red flecks in Bloodstone were drops of blood that fell on it during Christ’s crucifixion.

Bloodstone is also known as Heliotrope which means ‘Sun to turn’.

A stone of vitality, Bloodstone reinvigorates the mind and body when you're feeling drained and exhausted.

Bloodstone is a calming and protective crystal that can keep negative energy away and reduce anxiety, irritability and impatience. It can also provide support during times of acute suffering and hardship.

Pop a small Bloodstone in your child's school bag or pocket to protect them from bullying. You could even sew a tiny Bloodstone into the lining of their clothes or coat, so that it isn’t accidently lost. It is also good for adults who are being bullied or pressurised in the workplace.

Hold a Bloodstone or keep one on you when doing any past life work.

Bloodstone can be held or placed on your altar to help with grounding and centering at the beginning of a meditation, ritual or spell work.

Add to pouches or spell bottles for protection or prosperity.

Bloodstone is the perfect stone to enhance your intuition and boost creativity.

Bloodstone may not be the prettiest crystal, but as the saying goes, don’t judge a book by its cover, or should I say crystal!

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