Color: dark green with red flecks
Chakra(s): navel and root
About the stone: Bloodstone is a variety of chalcedony (microcrystalline quartz) displaying a dark green color with red spots of jasper.
Astrological sign(s): Cancer
Mohs scale: 6.5–7
Spiritual uses: Associated with birth and the birthing process, bloodstone helps align you with the birth of your consciousness. Use this stone to bring forth your true spiritual nature.
Mental uses: A stone of birthing, it is useful when you are developing an idea, such as an invention, a writing project, or any other creative endeavor that you have only just thought about previously.
Emotional uses: Use this stone to clear your emotional birth canal so that you have a clear channel for the emotions that help determine your life’s purpose.
Physical uses: Bloodstone is a good stone for women to keep on hand during their child-bearing years. This stone helps ease the birthing process and lends supporting vibrations so the baby easily travels through the birth canal.
Excerpted from The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals, and Stones. (Llewellyn. 2013)