There are a couple of reasons that I chose “Bloodstone” as the December 2020 Stone of the Month; however, the underlying theme falls within western ideologies and the correlation to the month of December.
In my quick, but thorough, research I found two sources with different renderings. One is the red represents Christ’s blood and the green color represents the earth on which it fell. The second finding was stating that the blood (Christ’s) actually fell upon some jasper, thus creating ‘bloodstone.’ The second reason is that Bloodstone is the perfect stone for these times of adversity and change, by providing courage and vitality and the feeling of safety here in your place on Earth. An uplifting stone that calms the mind so that one can see the whole picture clearly, especially in time of change, assisting one in making the correct decision. In addition, helps one to overcome loneliness.
Regardless of one’s particular take on the Judeo-Christian connection with December, “Christ-Consciousness”- is alive and well…but if that is too much just think of it as Krishna Consciousness, Universal Consciousness or whatever floats your boat;). The point to the power of the Bloodstone goes to the second part addressed above and how our programming/domestication has created these ideas of the Holiday Season, which can often leave one feeling alone, depressed, and a cluster of other ‘not-so-positive’ ways of thinking all tied to the Holiday Season.
Other benefits of Bloodstone
-Increases strength and endurance (great for athletes)
-Supports the blood and blood rich organs
-Revitalizes physical energy
-Excellent for blood ailments and hormonal imbalances
-Grounds the heart chakra energy
-Eases a broken heart
-Decreases irritability and impatience
-Transforms negative energy while purifying a space
-Freshens the mind to remove confusion
-Helps to remove ancestorial cords
Chakra: Root Chakra
Uses: Carry in your pocket or wear as jewelry for overall good health. Put at bedside or in pillowcase to stimulate dreams.
Bloodstone is also known as Heliotrope, which is Greek for sun turning as it was thought that the reflection of the sun’s rays appears on the stone or if it was held under the ocean it would turn the sun blood red. Bloodstone is in an opaque chalcedony, dark green in color with red spots. Found in India, Brazil, Madagascar, China, Australia, Czech and the U.S.
Bloodstone has been a popular stone for over 2,000 years. Ancients believed that this magical stone was able to control the weather and banish evil. It was known as a great healer of wounds; warriors would carry to stop any bleeding that might occur during battle and was once thought to be a mystical oracle that would give guidance through sounds. (that would be awesome to witness).
Affirmation: I am able to face any adversity that comes my way with courage and strength
Not only is Black Tourmaline one of October’s Birthstones it has been long known as the “Empath’s Stone” - recognized mostly for its protection and grounding. It provides a protective shield around the energy body while balancing the Aura. It is one of the best grounding stones providing stress relief as it transforms negative energy into positive loving energy. Furthermore, Black Tourmaline supports one to clear negative thinking, anxiety, fear and the feeling of being a victim-bringing this plethora of energies into balance.
This stone is a great choice/tool for paranormal investigators as it prevents unwanted attachments or entities. October is that month where everyone gets their ghost hunting groove on.
Benefits of Black Tourmaline:
- Rids the body of toxins
- Strengthens the immune system
- Boosts metabolism
- Increases energy (see above)
- Useful for physical aches and pains (you may not feel any right now but with the weather changes-you will)
- Balances the hemispheres of the brain
- Assists in dealing with lung issues
- Protects against Electromagnetic Smog
- Excellent for griding space to form a protective shield against energy that is not conducive with your energy
- Will balance and cleanse all chakras but is known to work best with your Root Chakra
Black Tourmaline, originally called Schorl, accounts for the majority of tourmaline but does come in several different colors. It is a silicate mineral that is often found in quartz and mica matrix and is abundantly found throughout the world.
Tourmaline dates back to 1400 BC and has been used by multiple ancient cultures as a protection stone.
We are all empaths to a degree; however, if you are one that takes on the energy of others then this is an excellent stone to wear as jewelry or carry in your pocket. For those who have aches and pains at night place it in your pillowcase.
Affirmation: I am grounded and safe
Citrine, an alternative Birthstone for November, is an excellent stone for the Thanksgiving Holiday. It has an uplifting energy that encourages gratitude, generosity, and compassion. Put one in a room where family or a group gathers, and it will aid in creating a harmonious environment. It aids in digestive issues and increases metabolism-perfect for overeating😉.
Citrine is also known as the ‘Merchant’s Stone’-put one in your cash drawer or wallet/purse to attract money and abundance, allowing you to share your abundance without losing it. It is an abundance stone that amplifies your willpower to manifest your desires.
Other benefits of Citrine:
Chakra: Solar Plexus
Citrine is a member of the quartz family; the yellow color comes from iron. It varies in color from pale yellow to dark orange. The name Citrine comes from the French word ‘citron’ meaning ‘lemon.’
It was used as a gem in Greece as far back as 300 BC. In the ancient times it was thought of as a gift from the sun carrying the sun’s warmth and energy. It was also thought/used to protect against snake venom and evil thoughts. See, now doesn’t it resonate as a good stone for Thanksgiving😊.
Affirmation: I AM Grateful!