Some crystals have a quiet beauty and power. They may be
overlooked in favour of more spectacular stones. Sodalite
is one of these; Bloodstone is another.
This stone is a rich, dark green chalcedony with spots and
patterns of Red
Jasper . (Both chalcedony and jasper are forms
It's hard, however, to describe bloodstone without at least
briefly mentioning its reputed healing properties, as they
are so much a part of all written material about this crystal.
This stone is believed to help direct the healing vibrations
of green into the blood stream and to strengthen the kidneys,
liver, and spleen, the blood purifying organs. It is said
to accomplish this either by being worn, placed on a cleansing
organ, or by being taken as a gem elixir.
The contrast between green and red is visually appealing,
and since these colours are opposite each other on the colour
wheel, we can look at Bloodstone as a crystal that can help
to integrate and blend opposites.
By assisting us in reducing conflict, it helps to free much
emotional energy that is otherwise tied up in tension and
uncertainty. Thus, it helps to reduce physical and mental
stress and assists in renewing the physical, mental and
Because one's energy becomes free to explore the unknown
and take on new challenges, Bloodstone is also called "The
Stone of Courage." For this reason, it is considered helpful
to those who are in business or self employed.
Spiritually, it is believed to help remove obstacles from
one's path, and restore love and integrity to relationships.
Perhaps because of the grounding effects of Red Jasper,
it is thought to be a "be here now" stone, focusing us on
the immeasurable powers and gifts of the present moment.