Forces your focus to the physical level and the earth-plane. Minimizes psychic perceptions and distractions. Cleanses the blood, fosters courage in living one's life on earth and moving forward on one's life path. Aids earth-plane achievement, offers psychic protection.
Bloodstone, also called Heliotrope, has a trigonal crystal system and is in the mineral class of oxide in the quartz group. It is the connecting link between the quartz families of chalcedony and jasper and is commonly found in Russia and India.
Bloodstone's base is chalcedony made green from iron silicate, but like jasper, it also contains small grainy quartz crystals. Hematite and other iron oxides can be present providing yellow and red spots. Depending on the balance of minerals in an individual piece you can see it can range from very pale to dark green as well as having some pinkish to almost lavender swirls in its variated coloring.
For strengthening the immune responses, as soon as you feel an infection, place it on the thymus gland above the heart. You may also find it beneficial to sleep with one or two under your pillow to relieve congestion from colds. Otherwise it can be worn on the body or carried for long periods of time.
Bloodstone helps to protect ourselves by limiting and sending away unwanted influences.
Bloodstone can be very calming in cases of irritability, aggressiveness and impatience. It also does well to revitalize in cases of exhaustion and tiredness and can stimulate dream activity.
Bloodstone allows us to adjust quickly to the unexpected so we may stay in control in any situation.
Bloodstone is one of the best immune boosting minerals in cases of infections. It stimulates the flow of lymph fluid and metabolic processes, reduces the formation of pus, detoxifies and neutralizes over-acidification.
Bloodstone has an affinity with all signs, has a Projective Energy, it's Planet is Mars and its Element is Fire.
Bloodstone has been used in magick for over three thousand years. In ancient Babylon it was carried to defeat enemies. In ancient Egypt it was used to break bonds, open doors and was reported to even make walls fall.
Heliotrope comes from the Greek and means Solstice. Many believe it refers to its powerful healing properties. In old texts it was referred to as green jasper or blood jasper and was recommended for healing infections, inflammations and poisoning. For those reasons many soldiers carried it with them into battle to either avoid wounds or to heal them.
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