Energy: Projective Astrological signs of: Aries, Pices, and Libra
Planet: Mars Vibrates to the number: 4
Element: Fire

Powers: Halting bleeding, healing, victory, courage, legal matters, wealth, strength, power, business, invisability, agriculture

Long believed to be endowed with highly protective qualities, bloodstone has been used as an amulet to protect against the evil eye. Like its cousin, the red jasper, it is associated with justice and carried as a protection against the lack of it. Endowed with special healing characteristics, bloodstone is used today as an aid in helping one become more knowledgeable in the ways of the world.

If you suffer from a fear of the unknown or a kind of free-form anxiety, bloodstone's powerful protective qualities will expand your knowledge of worldly affairs without rocking your boat of stability. It is also very effective in aiding those who carry the psychological baggage of a martyr complex, and serves to enable them to understand the nature of sacrifice without the emotional pain associated with a more self-centered worldview.

Bloodstone can also be useful as a kind of all-around antioxidant, protecting you from negative environmental influences and emotional upsets. It's good for controlling types, as it helps them release fears for the future and gain a more relaxed and accepting perspective of the here and now. Above all, bloodstone is a powerful stone for self-actualization. If you're currently experiencing a period of difficulty, with no idea of how to "get there from here," and are experiencing frustration, depression, or anxiety as a result, it will help bring forth your dreams into worldly manifestation, while easing transitions along the way. In the transformational sense, bloodstone will help reconcile you to upheaval or turmoil as a necessary stage of the process. With its strong associations with the Mother goddess, it attunes you more fully to the energies of the whole and keeps you grounded in the "real" no matter how arduous your spiritual journey. If you are on a spiritual path, bloodstone keeps you centered on truth and provides the great courage necessary to continue on a spiritual quest. Steadying, protective, and imbued to say that you may never know just how much help you have in a bloodstone as long as it serves to render you impervious to harm.

ATTRIBUTES: As its name suggests, Bloodstone is an excellent blood cleanser and a powerful healer. It is believed to have mystical and magical properties, controlling the weather and conferring the ability to banish evil and negativity and to direct spiritual energies. In ancient times Bloodstone was said to have been an "audible oracle,"* giving off sounds as a means of guidance. It heightens the intuition and increases creativity. An excellent grounding and protecting stone, Bloodstone keeps out undesirable influences. It stimulates dreaming and is a powerful revitalizer.

Psychologically, Bloodstone gives courage and teaches how to avoid dangerous situations by strategic withdrawal and flexibility. It encourages selflessness and idealism and aids the recognition that chaos precedes transformation. Bloodstone assists you in acting in the present moment. Mentally, Bloodstone calms the mind, dispels confusion, and enhances the decision-making process. It can revitalize the mind if you are mentally exhausted.This stone assists in adjusting to unaccustomed circumstances.

Emotionally, Bloodstone helps in grounding the heart energy. It reduces irritability, aggressiveness, and impatience. Spiritually, Bloodstone assists in bringing spirituality into everyday life.

HEALING: Bloodstone is an energy cleanser and immune stimulator for acute infections. It stimulates the flow of lymph and the metabolic processes, revitalizes and reenergizes when body and mind are exhausted, purifies blood, and detoxifies the liver, intestines, kidneys, spleen, and bladder. Bloodstone benefits blood-rich organs, regulates and supports blood-flow, and aids the circulation. It reduces the formation of pus and neutralizes overacidification. It is helpful in cases of leukemia as it supports the blood and removes toxins. The ancient Egyptians used it to shrink tumors. Bloodstone can be used to heal the ancestral line. It cleanses the lower chakras* and realigns their energies.

POSITION: As appropriate. Wear continually for good health. Place in a bowl of water beside the bed to ensure peaceful sleep. As an immune stimulator, tape over the thymus.