Crystals: Bloodstone

BloodstoneIn general, green stones can be used to balance the heart chakra energy, as well as providing a calming and stabilizing influence.  Bloodstone, also called heliotrope,  is one such stone.  It is a trigonal-shaped member of the quartz family (SiO2), and is known for its positive benefits for the circulation system.  Bloodstone has both red and green in it, so it can also be utilized for the base chakra as well.

Bloodstone is readily available and can be found in the United States, Australia, Brazil, China, Russia, India, and the Czech Republic.   This stone cleanses energy and fortifies the immune system by stimulating lymph drainage process, detoxifying the liver, kidneys, and spleen.  Ancient Egyptians used it to shrink tumors.

Bloodstone may be beneficial in teaching us how to avoid dangerous situations by strategical withdrawal, and can assist in acting in the present moment.  Bloodstone may also be useful for grounding the heart energy and reducing irritability, aggression, and impatience.

Bloodstone vibrates to the numbers 4 and 6, and the astrological signs associated with this stone are Aries, Pisces, and Libra.

References

Love Is In The Earth by Melody

The Magic of Crystals Color and Chakra by Hermes House

The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall

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