No, not THAT blood stone, the GEM stone Bloodstone. (Above is a still from the Full Moon Productions film 'Bloodstone: Subspecies II'; it's the second film of a trilogy, and if you are like me and dig cheesy films, they are definitely for you.)
|(Left: rough Bloodstone; Right: Bloodstone and Jasper earrings)|
|(Bloodstone beaded rosary)|
In ancient days, it was believed to aid in overcoming enemies, opening locked doors, and breaking down barriers. Bloodstone was carried by soldiers to avoid being wounded, and it came to be known as the stone of courage. Also, women wore the stone to ensure a safe pregnancy and easy birthing.
There are a number of other properties Bloodstone is said to have. With just a touch it is said to stop hemorrhages, especially nosebleeds. Bloodstone strengthens the blood, and the circulatory system. It relieves stomach pain.
Need to align your energy centers? Bloodstone is your stone. It can be used to improve the circulation of energy through the body, and remove energy blocks. To increase the flow of life energy in your home, place several pieces of Bloodstone throughout. It is said to bring success in business, and attract money. Keep a stone in your wallet for good luck, to attract money, and for overall good health.
|(Left: Bloodstone Runes; Right: Bloodstone dowsing pendulum)|
|(Left: Heart Chakra symbol; Right: Root Chakra symbol)|