Bloodstone is a type of Jasper, it is a variety of quartz that's often polished to a beautiful shine. It is one of my favourites!
The stone is a very dark green with a smattering of red throughout. Early Christians felt it symbolised Jesus' blood.
It was believed to have magical properties with the ability to control the weather by averting lightning and summoning the rain.
Every bloodstone is unique and beautiful in appearance and is thought to help anxiety and increase prosperity. Wear or carry a Bloodstone to ward against bullying or carry one for strength when adjusting to new circumstances. It provides a mental boost when motivation is lacking and can revitalise the mind and body if you are exhausted.
Working with Bloodstone invigorates the system, boosting energy levels and increasing endurance to physical activity. I've found it's also a great good luck charm if you are competing.