NOTE: will need to be made again first. This combination can also be made as a 108 bead mala.
Summary: Heart Chakra – Zodiac sign: Gemini – Keywords: Aura Stabilizer, Cleansing, Gardening, Agriculture, Warrior, Balancing, Harmonizing, Yin-Yang Balance, Abundance, New Beginnings, Stability, Grounding, Concentration, Focus, Persistence, Endurance, Sensitivity to Weather, Love, Emotional Harmony, Peace, Regulates Extreme Mood-Swings, Soothes Volatile Tempers, Helps with Addiction to Emotional Drama, Patience, Wholeness, Calmness, Optimism, Joy, Realising the Oneness of All Life, Meditative Focus, Spiritual Growth – Physical & mental health: Aids in childbirth, grounding, addiction recovery, body strengthener, mental concentration, endurance training, food sensitivities, depression, left-right brain balance, neuronal activity, analytical abilities, concentration, anti-inflammatory, infections, swelling, colds, flu, fever, recovery from long-term illness, immune system, hypoglycemia, dehydration, fungal infections, skin infections, skin irritation, circulatory system, pulse & heartbeat irregularities, buzzing in ears, cardiac muscle, digestive system, gastritis, toxin elimination, epilepsy, sleepwalking, fear, anti-stress.
Bloodstone (Heliotrope, aka Christ’s Stone)
Summary: Base Chakra, Heart Chakra – Zodiac sign: Aries, Libra, Pisces – Keywords: Purity, Purification, Vitality, Health, Strength, Passion, Courage, Protection, Abundance, Alignment, Organisation, Mental Clarity, Smooth energy flow, Generosity, Idealism, Good fortune, Mother issues, Contemplation, Harmony – Physical & mental health: purification (of blood, spleen, liver, kidneys, bladder, intestines), elimination of toxins, childbirth, prevents miscarriage, hormone balance, PMS, menstrual disorders, menopause, physical and mental exhaustion, immune system, colds, flu, infections, inflammation, regeneration, blood circulation, benefits blood-rich organs, bone marrow, blood disorders such as anemia, leukemia, tumors, acute infections, and over-acidification.
Moss Agate is not banded, and therefore not strictly an Agate in scientific terms; but is included in the Agate family. Agate is a variety of Chalcedony, a mineral of the Quartz family. Moss Agate is clear to milky white, with dendritic inclusions of manganese or iron that has grown into patterns similar to moss or lichen. Spots of red may occur in some specimens, and occasionally the crystal is dark green with bluish inclusions.
Throughout history and all cultures, Moss Agate has been known as the crystal of gardeners and agriculture. It was considered a miraculous healing stone for tribal priests of the past, giving them power to interact with our human organic system, and was used as a talisman to make warriors strong and victorious.
Metaphysically, Agate has a lower intensity and vibrates to a slower frequency than other stones, but is highly regarded as a stabilizing and strengthening influence. Agate is excellent for balancing emotional, physical and intellectual energy, and in harmonizing Yin and Yang, the positive and negative forces of the universe.
As a stone of abundance, Moss Agate is known for its benefits in agricultural pursuits and has been successful in promoting the growth of new crops. Planted in a pot or flower bed, it increases the overall health of plants. Moss Agate also helps prevent sensitivity to food products.
Moss Agate is also a stone of wealth, attracting abundance in all forms. In the workplace, it draws new business and gradual expansion, increasing prosperity over time. It is good for small businesses and the self-employed, and a fortifying crystal for financial institutions. Keep one near when working on tax returns, spread sheets or figures that will not add up.
Useful as a birthing crystal, Moss Agate aids midwives in their work, reducing pain and assisting in delivery. It is a stone of new beginnings.
Moss Agate is extremely beneficial as a body strengthener in times of stress. Its steady energies aid those who feel unstable or ungrounded. It is an excellent stone for convalescing after illness, or in recovery from addictions. It enhances mental concentration, persistence and endurance, making it useful as an aid in physical exercise programs, therapies, or body building.
All agate stabilizes the aura, eliminating and transforming negative energies. Its cleansing effect is powerful at all levels.
Moss Agate is a cleansing crystal, useful for clearing personal energy systems as well as environmental. It is helpful in reducing sensitivity to weather. It brings new friendships, and worn as jewelry or placed over the heart at night, will attract new love or the re-growth of former love.
Moss Agate enhances the acuity of the senses and neuronal activity. It helps eliminate depression caused by left-right brain imbalance, and stimulates mental function by improving concentration, perception, and analytical abilities.
Moss Agate is anti-inflammatory and helps treat infections and swelling, colds and flu, and lowers fever. It is useful for long-term illness and recovery, boosting the immune system, and is thought to prevent hypoglycemia and dehydration. As an elixir applied to the skin, Moss Agate treats fungal and skin infections and irritations.
Moss Agate is helpful to the circulatory system, regulating pulse and other heartbeat irregularities. [Eason, 253] It cures buzzing in the ears. Wearing an Agate in the middle of the chest strengthens the cardiac muscle, and heals emotional disharmony.
Moss Agate stimulates the digestive system, relieves gastritis, and aids in the elimination of toxins from the body. Agate may also reduce the symptoms of epilepsy, and for some people guards against sleepwalking.
Moss Agate brings peace and stability to the emotional body. It is especially helpful to those who experience extreme mood swings and those addicted to emotional drama in their lives. It soothes volatile tempers and promotes patience, wholeness, and inner calm.
Moss Agate releases deep-seated fear and stresses, expanding one’s personal space and growth. It stimulates a good self image and strengthens positive personality traits, including the ability to get along with others. An optimistic stone, Moss Agate is helpful for those suffering from difficult life circumstances, depression or brain imbalances to find hope and trust, and to keep trying.
Moss Agate encourages the spiritualization of one’s life in all aspects, helping to overcome negative behaviors which may be karmic attachments from past lives, and to find the will to replace these patterns with the Divine blueprint of one’s Higher Self. Its steadfast energy holds these aspirations into view until manifestation can take place.
Agate raises awareness and links into the collective consciousness of the oneness of life. It encourages quiet contemplation of one’s life experiences that lead to spiritual growth and inner stability. Moss Agate opens the lines of communication with the devas and Nature Spirits, reminding us that the world itself is a living being, physically and spiritually.
Moss Agate provides a wide variety of crystal formations conducive for meditative focus. The intricate movements within the crystal encourage a calm, relaxing state and open the mind to higher thought and inner truths.
Project your goal or the image of a completed project into a Moss Agate, and it will magnify the intentioned energy and assist in achieving the goal.
In the ancient world, Bloodstone (Heliotrope) was considered to be the most beautiful of the Jaspers, a deep, earthy green gem emboldened with spots of bright red. Called the Sun Stone, and later Christ’s Stone, its energy carries the purity of blood and inherently speaks of life and birth, vitality and strength, passion and courage. As a talisman it is both mystical and magical, and its virtues are protective and nurturing.
The most widely known legend of this stone comes from the Middle Ages and claims the “Blood Stone” was formed at the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, when the blood of his wounds fell onto the dark green earth and turned to stone. Another version declares the blood of Christ, which flowed from the fatal spear-thrust, fell upon a Green Jasper lying at the foot of the Cross, and from this sprang the Bloodstone variety of Jasper. Today, as then, Bloodstone is regarded as a gem of noble sacrifice and can offer courage and solace to all who are called to give of themselves for the good of others. It elicits the highest, most altruistic character of those who wear or carry it.
The Blood Stone, however, was treasured long before the time of Christ, known in antiquity as Heliotrope, the Sun Stone. From the Greek helios, meaning “sun,” and trepein, “to attract,” Heliotrope signified “sun-turning,” and legends were attributed to this stone for the belief that when placed in the rays of the setting sun, or immersed in water, it turned the reflection of the sun to blood-red. Its use for healing, and its connection to blood and detoxification of the organs, dates back five thousand years to Mesopotamia. In many cultures, Heliotrope was dipped in cold water and placed on the body to aid circulation and transfer the power of the sun to prevent injury or disease, stop the flow of blood, or cure any wound. Its coagulant effect was renowned, and for this reason, ancient warriors often carried Heliotrope as an amulet of protection and courage, as well as its practical applications. Ground, powdered, and mixed with honey, it was used to cure tumors, draw out snake venom and staunch hemorrhages. It was said to clear putrefaction of abscesses in a day, and simply looking at the Blood Stone was believed to prevent eye diseases.
Bloodstone was treasured not only as a talisman of good health and long life, but was reputed to bring its owner respect, good fortune, riches and fame. It protected one from deception, helped overcome enemies in battle, and secured victory in court and legal matters. It was also believed to have magical properties with the ability to control the weather by averting lightning, conjuring storms or summoning rain. Bloodstone conferred the gift of prophecy as an “audible oracle” that gave off sound as a means of guidance or to warn of danger, and could direct spiritual energies to banish negativity and evil.
Bloodstone (Heliotrope) may be classified as a Jasper or Chalcedony variety of Quartz, and is usually a combination of the two. It is typically defined as a dark green Chalcedony with blood-like spots of Red Jasper or iron oxide inclusions. It occurs as massive formations, ranging from dark green to greenish-blue or greenish-black, and may be translucent to opaque with a waxy, resinous luster. In addition to the spots and streaks of Red Jasper, some formations contain inclusions that are yellow or white, while others lacking inclusions may be entirely green. In the ancient world it was considered to be a semi-precious stone or gem, and was used extensively as signet seals and in jewelry, as well as being carved into decorative cups, small vases and statuettes.
Wear or carry Bloodstone as an amulet of protection against threats or bullying, whether verbal or physical, and for guidance to withdraw when appropriate and the courage to confront when needed. Sew a small Bloodstone in the coat of a child or teenager who is being bullied. Carry one for strength when adjusting to new circumstances.
Wear or carry Bloodstone to increase mental clarity and to aid in decision-making. It provides a mental boost when motivation is lacking, and can revitalize the mind and body if you are exhausted.
Bloodstone stimulates dreaming and heightens intuition. It is marvelous for increasing creativity and cultivating a project from the idea stage through to actualization. It encourages blessings and prosperity.
Bloodstone is a nurturing mother goddess stone, helpful in easing misunderstandings or difficulties with mothers or mothering issues. It also assists human and animal mothers in the bonding process after a traumatic birth or one where mother and baby were separated for a time.
Working with Bloodstone invigorates the system, boosting energy levels and increasing endurance in physical activity. It is beneficial for everyone from athletes to invalids for its steady vibration of purification and well-being. Use as a good luck charm for sports competitions or matches.
An excellent stimulator of the immune system, use Bloodstone to ward off colds, flu, infections and inflammation. It is also a remarkable aid for revitalizing and re-energizing the body after illness, injury, or physical exhaustion.
Bloodstone’s magical properties allow one to draw upon the power of the weather for personal healing, such as tapping into the winds to bring change or the rain to wash away sorrow.
Bloodstone may be used to boost the immune system and to purify the blood, spleen, liver, kidneys, bladder, and intestines, neutralizing and eliminating toxins from the body. It benefits blood-rich organs, regulates and stimulates blood flow, and aids circulation. It is conducive to healthy bone marrow and may be used in the treatments of blood disorders such as anemia, leukemia, tumors, acute infections, and over acidification.
Associated with birth and birthing processes, Bloodstone is a great ally stone for women during the childbearing years. It stimulates nutrient-rich blood and hormonal balance, and is thought to help prevent miscarriages. It assists in easing the birthing process, providing strength during labor and supportive vibrations so the baby travels easily through the birth canal. It is also believed to alleviate symptoms of PMS and menstrual disorders, and to stabilize hormones through menopause.
Bloodstone dipped in cold water and applied to an afflicted area is highly beneficial in staunching blood flow, particularly nosebleeds. Keep the stone wet and re-dip as necessary. Bloodstone water, made by the indirect method or by letting the stone soak in demineralized water overnight, relieves varicose veins and hemorrhoids. Bloodstone is also thought to reduce lower back pain and relieve mosquito bites. Bloodstone also helps with psoriasis and other skin conditions, soothing the itching and helping the skin heal.
Bloodstone carries a tremendous power to ground one fully in the body, in the here and now, and to enhance one’s capacity to function with strength, determination and courage. It provides emotional support during times of extreme adversity, and helps those who have been bullied or abandoned by others to regain their connection to the Divine, letting them know that loneliness and isolation are mere illusion. Bloodstone teaches that chaos often precedes transformation and guides one in knowing when it is appropriate to strategically withdraw from situations, and when flexibility and taking right action will help one remain true to one’s own path. Bloodstone calms the emotional body, dispels confusion and enhances decision-making, nourishing feelings of worth, self-confidence and self-sufficiency.
For those who are seriously ill, Bloodstone is an excellent talisman for facing the realities of physical mortality and death. Its powers of strength and courage allow one to look unflinchingly at the truth, even if the illness cannot be cured, and to move forward in the most appropriate ways.
Bloodstone is an intense healing stone used to cleanse and realign the lower chakras with the heart, and is conducive to balancing the total body in order to overcome any distress or anxiety associated with re-alignment of these energies. This stone is particularly stimulating to the Base and Heart Chakras.
Bloodstone is a stone of courage and wisdom, noble sacrifice and altruistic character. It stimulates the urge toward Christ consciousness within the self and helps bring one’s true spirituality into everyday life in a grounded and real way. It is also a stone of mysticism, providing insights and the spiritual intuition of truths which transcend ordinary understanding.
Bloodstone grounds and protects the soul on many levels, heightening intuition, dispelling mental confusion, and keeping out negativity and undesirable entities. Because its colors can change in different lights, it is regarded as a shape-shifting stone, teaching one to travel invisibly between the worlds and negotiate different realms. One of its most important uses has been to gain admittance to the spiritual realms of the ancestors for healing the ancestral line. By dispelling negative patterns it allows one to live in the present untrammeled by the past.
Bloodstone is a marvelous aid for contemplation, prayer, and meditation, bringing a calm, harmonious energy, beneficial for grounding and centering. It allows for a more direct union with the Divine, and opens one to the message within the stone to “be here now.” It imparts the knowledge that turmoil precedes perfection, and lends practical guidance on how to achieve the attributes of harmony, adaptability and strength.