About Bloodstone

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Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone for the month of February and the traditional and ayurvedic birthstone for the month of March. It is also known as heliotrope.

Keep reading to discover more about bloodstone

  • Mineralogy and geology*
  • Metaphysical, Spiritual and Healing** Properties***
  • Common Associations

Mineralogy and Geology of Bloodstone

Bloodstone is a variety of dark green chalcedony, with small red blood-like spots (mostly red jasper). For the mineralogical and geology of bloodstone, visit the chalcedony page.

Spiritual, Metaphysical and Healing** Properties***

In addition to the properties of chalcedony, bloodstone is a "stone of courage," working with the lower chakras and the heart chakra to accept the necessity of change. It is a "be here now" stone, assisting with releasing distress and anxiety associated with change, thus paving the way for renewal. By removing blockages it helps with starting something new and in completion of old projects. It is held to increase endurance, stamina and overall energy levels.

In feng shui, placement of bloodstone in the zhen area (new beginnings, center left from the entrance) helps with the release of old, outworn energies and ideas so that the new can come in. Places in the dui area (completion, right center area from the entrance) it helps with the completion of projects.

In rituals and crystal grids, bloodstone can be used to encourage energy or physical activity. It is a seeker stone so helps to point the way towards goals. 

 Common Associations

  • Chakra – root, sacral, solar plexus, heart
  • Numerology - vibrates to the numbers 4 and 6
  • Planet – Mars
  • Zodiac – Aries, Pisces, Libra
  • Bagua areas: Zhen (New Beginnings), Dui (Completion)
  • Birthstone – March
  • Wedding Anniversary – an alternative for the 14th.


* Mineralogical information is from mindat.org

** Always consult with your medical professional for any physical or long-term healing issues.

*** Metaphysical properties come from: 

Love Is in the Earth (1995) Melody, Earth-Love Publishing House, 726 pp.

The Crystal Bible, A Definitive Guide to Crystals (2003) Judy Hall, Walking Stick Press, 399 pp.

Crystal Muse (2017) Heather Askinosie and Timmi Jandro, Hay House, 285 pp.

Crystal Gridwork (2018) Kiera Fogg, Weiser Books, 128 pp.