Keywords: Strength, Courage, Purification, Vitality
Chakras: Root (1st)
Bloodstone is a variety of opaque chalcedony with a hardness of 6.5 to 7. It is dark green with red spots and blotches. It is also known as Heliotrope, from the Greek meaning ‘sun turner’, although the derivation of this name is not known. In the Middle Ages, the red spots in Bloodstone were thought to be spots of Christ’s blood, and special magical powers were attributed to the stones. Bloodstone deposits have been found in India, China, Brazil, Australia and the USA.