Bloodstone is also know as Helioptrope or blood jasper.\n\n\n\nHi and welcome to Wicca Now. As you may already know, Wicca Now is a site where Amaria and I write about all things Witchcraft, Wicca and Magick. Lately, we\u2019ve been covering a lot of crystal related topics, like this post on\u00a0crystal witchcraft, this guide to\u00a0crystal correspondences\u00a0or this article on\u00a0jasper. Today I thought we\u2019d focus on another beautiful crystal, namely bloodstone.\n\n\n\n\n\nAbout Bloodstone\n\n\n\nBloodstone is readily available and found throughout Australia, Brazil, China, the Czech Republic, Russia and India. The use of bloodstone dates to the prehistoric people of Scotland who used the stone to shape arrowheads, blades and scrapers. The Ancient Greeks believed that bloodstone could turn red from the suns rays, hence naming it heliotrope which comes from the Greek helios and tropos meaning 'sun turner'. The stone was used throughout Ancient Greece and Rome to fashion a wide variety of decorative objects from jewellery to seal stones. Throughout the Middle Ages bloodstone was understood as a powerful healing stone and it was believed to give the wearer the gift of prophecy. The stone itself is multicoloured green or bluish-green with flecks of red. It can range from translucent to opaque and has a waxy lustre.\n\n\n\nBloodstone Magickal Benefits and Meaning\n\n\n\nBloodstone is believed to possess powerful healing properties. It is a stone of guidance, intuition and divination.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nAttracts luck, money and successBolsters strengthReduces aggressionBoosts the power of spellsBoosts the power of other crystalsBoosts confidenceA deeply spiritual stoneAids healingEnhances faithExcellent for groundingKeeps out undesirable influencesHelps us to avoid dangerous situationsStimulates dreamingPowerfully revitalisingAssists in connecting with the present momentRevitalises and rejuvenates the bodyStimulates the mindDispels confusion\n\n\n\nElemental Correspondences\n\n\n\nIt is associated with the element of fire and the goddesses Morrigan and Badb\n\n\n\nAstrological Influence\n\n\n\nIts astrological influence comes from Mars. Bloodstones zodiac correspondences are Aries, Capricorn, Libra, Pisces and Scorpio.\n\n\n\nMagickal Tips for Bloodstone\n\n\n\nTo aid sleep, place a piece of bloodstone into a bowl of water and keep this beside your bed. In the morning empty bowl and hold the stone underneath running water until you feel it has been cleansed of negative energy. At night, refill the bowl with fresh water and place the stone in it again. Repeat as required.To banish something from your life take a piece of cleansed bloodstone, a string and a white candle. Write what it is you would like to banish onto the paper and fold it in half as many times as possible. Now use the string to tie the piece of paper together and attach this to the bloodstone. Light the candle and holding the bloodstone and paper in your hands visualise that which you would like to banish fading away. Leave the paper tied to the bloodstone overnight and in the morning, cut the string and safely burn the paper. Hold the stone in your hands and visualise your desired outcome. Wear a piece of bloodstone jewellery continuously for good healthPlace a piece of bloodstone into a pouch along with a spring of rosemary and a drop of lemon oil. Carry this with you as a powerful protection amulet.If you are feeling distracted and unable to focus hold a piece of bloodstone in each hand and allow the grounding and calming energy of the stone to dispel your distractions, filling you with a sense of clarity and focus.Work with bloodstone to create powerful crystal grids. These can be placed around your home to protect, inspire and heal.\n\n\n\nCrystal Resources\n\n\n\nKeen to discover some more crystals and their meanings and benefits? Check out my posts on the following crystals:\n\n\n\nBerylBlack onyxCelestineAgateMoonstoneAngeliteTurquoiseFluoriteAquamarineMoldaviteAmberTiger\u2019s EyeCarnelianJasper\n\n\n\nLovelies, I hope this post has inspired you to give carnelian a try. As always, Blessed Be!\n\n\n\nDon\u2019t forget to follow us on\u00a0instagram\u00a0for witchy tips and inspo.\n\n\n\n\nhttps:\/\/www.instagram.com\/p\/CBxqzbFH2eL\/\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nSign up for a free trial with Amazon kindle\u00a0and learn all about witchcraft with \u2018Bucklands complete book of witchcraft\u2019\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nSign up for a free trial with Amazon kindle\u00a0and let Juliet Diaz teach you how to embrace the witch within.\n\n\n\n\n\nCurious about crystal witchcraft? Download our\u00a0complete guide to crystal witchcraft\u00a0via out Etsy shop. Consisting of 12 hand-illustrated pages this download would make a great addition to your Book of Shadows.