Monday, April 25, 2011

About Stones: African Bloodstone

Astrological Sign: Cancer, Leo, Taurus

Chakra: Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus

Lore: Bloodstone is also known as heliotrope, Greek for “solstice,” referring to its powerful healing power. It aids in the renewal of physical and emotional states. A stone of courage, it helps to revitalize love relationships and friendships. Bloodstone has the capacity to clear scattered thoughts in preparation for meditation.

Geology: Bloodstone is a chalcedony, a microcrystalline variety of quartz. It is colored an opaque green with red spots caused by hematite and other iron oxides. African Bloodstone is sometimes called "Seftonite."

Localities: India, Africa, Australia