Description: Bloodstone, also known as heliotrope, is a form of chalcedony. People are often surprised to find that it is mainly green, not red, though many specimens have red jasper inclusions. Because of its beauty, bloodstone has been used artistically since ancient times, especially for ritual items such as chalices, altarpieces and reliquaries.
Metaphysical uses: Bloodstone is used to aid circulation. Literally, this refers to the circulation of blood, but broadly speaking this stone facilitates all kinds of circulation, including energy and life cycles. The chakra associated with bloodstone is, naturally, the heart chakra. Is some cultures, a piece of bloodstone cut into the shape of a heart is considered especially powerful. The other common name for this stone, heliotrope, mean “sun turning” in Greek, and refers to the stone’s ancient use in weather working.