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Bloodstone: Folkore, Spiritual & Magical Uses

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Written by: Dawn Black (Witchipedia)


Reviewed by: Tina Caro

Bloodstone, or heliotrope, is green chalcedony with flecks of red due to the presence of iron oxide. Yellow or red jasper may also be present. It is found in India, Brazil, China, Australia, and the United States. Another name for bloodstone is heliotrope.


Bloodstone, a powerful gemstone, has a rich history dating back to ancient times, with legends of it being formed from the blood of martyrs and warriors, making it a symbol of courage and strength.

This stone is often associated with the root chakra, promoting grounding and stability, and with the zodiac sign Aries, enhancing their determination and vitality.

It is utilized for protection spells, enhancing one’s personal power, and even divination, with the stone’s red flecks often used for scrying to access hidden truths.

Bloodstone’s ability to balance the spiritual and physical realms, coupled with its captivating history and symbolism, makes it a must-have tool for those on a mystical and transformative journey.

History and Folklore

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Christian lore states that the blood of Christ dripped onto a green stone, thus creating bloodstone.

From ancient times it was considered a valuable stone for healing and banishment of negativity and said it would guide lost people.


Bloodstone is associated with the first chakra, the planet Mars, the element of fire and the zodiac signs AriesPisces, and Scorpio.

It is the birthstone for March.

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Spiritual and Magical Uses

Bloodstone increases the circulation of energy through the body and releases blockages.

It is said to increase immunity and to clean the blood and to halt excessive bleeding.

Placed on the thigh, bloodstone will ease the pain of childbirth and prevent hemorrhaging. Worn on the arm by a pregnant woman, bloodstone will help prevent miscarriage.

Worn on the arm by a warrior, it will help any wounds received during battle to stop bleeding quickly. It may also be worn on the breast to keep warriors courageous and strong and their morale high, even after grievous casualties.

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Bloodstone is also used in spells to draw money or increase wealth, calm fears and anger and ensure victory in legal matters.

About Morningbird (Witchipedia's Founder)

I am a homesteading hearth witch who grew up along the shores of the Hudson River and has lived among the Great Lakes for the past 20 years. Together with my musical husband and youngest child, I steward a one-acre mini homestead with herb, vegetable and flower gardens, chickens, ducks, geese and rabbits, and areas reserved for native plants and wildlife. 

I have three children; two are grown, and I have been practicing magick alone and with family and friends for over 30 years.

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