The first historical references to the use of crystals come from ancient the Ancient Sumerians, who included crystals in magic formulas. The Ancient Egyptians used lapis lazuli, turquoise, carnelian, emerald and clear quartz in their jewellery. They also carved grave amulets of the same gems. The Ancient Egyptians used stones primarily for protection and health
Although no longer in use medicinally, gemstones continued to hold meaning. Until recently, jet was popularly worn by those in mourning, and garnet was often worn in times of war. There is a tradition in a local family here in southwest England: every female descendent wears an antique moonstone necklace for her wedding, which has been in the family for generations. It was only recently that one family member realised this was a fertility symbol.
In the 1980s, with the advent of the New Age culture, the use of crystals and gemstones began to re-emerge as a healing method. Much of the practise was drawn from old traditions, with more information gained by experimentation and channelling
Since ancient times, people have also called bloodstone the Sun Stone because of its healing energies. Carrying the purity of blood, this precious gem speaks of life, birth, passion, and courage.
For those who want to give of themselves for the good of others, this gem of noble sacrifice is a perfect fit. It brings the highest and most generous character for its wearer and keeper.
Bloodstone's potent protective powers help in realigning and strengthening your lower chakras. The red and green glimmer of bloodstone makes your soul feel fresh and empowered.
While working with your base chakra, this gem guards you against negative energies, heightens your intuitive abilities, and motivates you to live in the present moment.
Wearing this stone helps you combat the feelings of loneliness, betrayal, and rejection and supercharge yourselves with resilience and put trust into your higher purpose.
With solid base chakras, you start feeling that the brightness of your soul is back to execute ideas into actualization. This magical talisman enhances decision-making, self-confidence, and self-sufficiency.
Bloodstone is the birthstone for Aries, Libras, and Pisces. It fosters a sense of inclusiveness in them and provides them healing energies for their love center.
If you want a grounded and secure energy flowing from your tip to toe, keeping or wearing bloodstone can help you clear the smog of negativity and enjoy standing in the light of what this ever-changing world offers you.