Friday, August 29, 2014

Stone: Bloodstone Jasper

Bloodstone Jasper - Image by Sonatona

Country of Origin: Australia, Czech Republic, Russia Indian, China, Brazil, USA

General information: In the past there were various stories told about this stone. It was said that the Bloodstone had special powers for reasons that it was formed when drops of blood fell and stained jasper at the foot where Jesus was crucified. Ancient warriors carried Bloodstone amulets because they believed that their bleeding would stop whenever they were wounded. Bloodstone Jasper was also known as Heliotrope in Greek which means "Sun Turner". Many believed that the sun turns red when this stone is immersed in water. 

Physical Properties: The name of this stone if derived from the red spots or patches that are inclusion of iron oxide. These stones are a variety of Chalcedony, which is a crypto crystalline quartz. It appears to be glassy to waxy with an inconsistent color as the green is derived from chlorite particles. 

Metaphysical properties: Bloodstones are known to be stones of courage. It improves physical strength, enhances self-esteem and self-appreciation, and calms anxiousness. It promotes love for family and enhances wealth by improving the business and its legal matters. This stone works predominantly within the base and root chakra. 

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