One of the amazing and most discussed gemstone beads is Chalcedony which includes agate, bloodstone, carnelian, chert, chrysoprase, flint, heliotrope, jasper, moss agate, onyx, plasma, prase, sardony. The color of Chalcedony varies from waxy luster and appears in a great variety of colors - usually blue-white, buff, light tan, gray, yellow or brown. The stone was used by early man to create weapons for war and safety.
The variety of Chalcedony Gemstone Beads which is usually brought into use is ‘Bloodstone’ and here are some facts and fictions associated with bloodstone.
The bloodstone, which is also called Heliotrope, is in general a green speckled stone that includes some shades of red and gold. The stone is found in India, China, Brazil, Australia and the United States of America. It is considered with the element of fire and is related both to the planet Mars and the sun. The stone was used in the ancient times to stop any kind of bleeding, especially nosebleeds.
The legend associated to the bloodstone states that it was formed from the blood that dripped from Christ’s body, and that the blood dripped on the green earth and thereafter it solidified. It was called Heliotrope by the Greeks and they assumed that this stone could bring about the change. Over the years, bloodstone has been used as an amulet which protects the wearer against the evil eye. It is called the symbol of justice.
People are usually advised to wear bloodstone due to its magical workings related to healing processes, as well as fertility and abundance, both physical and financial. When we discuss about matters of the body, this stone in particular is associated with the health of the blood- circulatory system.
The bloodstone is used in alignment with all the centers of the human body. The healer must start this alignment while the patient still lies down on his stomach. It is good to have some pieces of the bloodstone in ones house to increase the flow of energy from negative to positive.
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