Thursday, January 23, 2014

B for Bloodstone

Here I am jumping into the Pagan Blog Project at week four for the letter B. I chose Bloodstone because A.) I have wanted to know more about these stones and B.) they are one of my birthstones. I kind of feel that I should know a little more about it and this is what I found out. 

The Bloodstone is a March or Pisces birthstone, the traditional one at that, but it is also the birthstone for Aries and Libra. It's element is earth and it's planet is Mars. It's name comes from the Greek word "Sun turner". Bloodstones are Heliotrope, a form of chalcedony mixed with crypto crystalline of quartz. The typical or classic colors are green and with red inclusions of iron oxide or red jasper but some inclusions are yellow and then they are given the name plasma. 

Bloodstones are found in India but can also be found in Brazil, China, Australia, the United States of America, the Czech Republic, and an outcrop on the Isle of Rum in Scotland. 

From what I gathered the Bloodstone is a stone of healing properties not just for the body and blood, which I will get to in a minute, but also the mind. Not in that it will cure Alzheimer's but rather that it will enhance decision making, strengthen the mind, and their vibrations will help to aid in dispelling any confusion and can assist us in becoming more peaceful and serene. They instill courage, strength and comfort. Give us a stronger sense of determination and help aid us in regaining personal power, raise self esteem, and help with organization. They heighten intuition  and in adjusting to circumstances or situations that we are unaccustomed to and better yet reduce irritability, aggressiveness, and impatience. So if you are feeling particularly bitchy, grab one of these, it might help. Oh and least I forget they assist in dreaming and increase creativity.

Healing Crystals for you says "If you have been fearful or vacillating when you need to take action... the energy of these stones gives you the confidence to face your challenges." 

As far as your chakras are concerned, Bloodstones work with the base or root chakra resonating within it, which apparently makes them strong grounding stones. The vibrations push away or repulse the negative energy from the your auric field, create positive energy, and bring your energy body back into balance. They can even help to overcome Geopathic and Electromagnetic stress.
For your physical insides Bloodstones are good for anemia, are a good blood cleanser. They detoxify the liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, and intestines. 

I suppose there is a little something or a whole lot of something for everyone in the Bloodstone, whether it's on a chakra, physical, emotional, or mental level. They seem common enough that they come in a variety of ways from spheres, tumbled stones you can carry in your pocket, or as jewelry and are easily bought via the Internet. I've seen some that are more expensive than others it just kind of depends on what you are looking for. That said, I feel that Bloodstones are fairly inexpensive and it's just a matter or shopping around if you intend to buy.

Words I didn't know and had to look up:
Vacillating- indecisive, irresolute, hesitant, fickle


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Under Construction

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