In Tibetan and Buddhist culture, skulls symbolize the transitioning of one life to another. They represent the optimism of change rather than the sadness of loss. All of our crystal skulls are carved by skilled Himalayan craftsmen, and are energetically charged in our garden before orders are placed. Whether you intend to use them for spiritual and healing purposes or just as an adorned ornament around the house, we are sure you will love our crystal skulls.
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Bloodstone Meaning and Benefits:
Bloodstone is classified as a type of Jasper that is an incredibly beautiful, dark gray and green stone with flecks of bright red. The red splotches are actually made of iron oxide and give the stone its characteristic blood-red spots.
Bloodstone has many meanings in various cultures. Ancient Greeks believed that Bloodstone drew energy from the sun and was carried by brave men during athletic feat to provide strength, endurance and victory. In ancient Christian legend, it was said that the red spots on a Bloodstone came from the blood of Christ during his crucifixion. Ever since then, Bloodstone became associated with Christ consciousness.
The meaning of Bloodstone can be summarized in these top benefits:
Strength. Spiritually, Bloodstones were used as amulets of protection to shield against threats and bullying. That is because Bloodstones are thought to represent courage, wisdom, noble sacrifice, and altruistic character. It’s a stone that brings strength and stability in times of change.
Motivation. Bloodstone’s healing properties include shielding the bearer against deception. They increase the wearer’s mental clarity and serves in decision making and in finding motivation when things get too tough.
Grounding. Bloodstone’s meanings lie in its property of grounding, purification, and balancing. Bloodstone helps you stay connected to the earth, to your roots, and to the primal instinct of life. That is why using Bloodstones in different applications in your life is very helpful if you feel like you have become disconnected from your own personal truth and life.
Chakras: Root Chakra
Zodiac: Aries, Pisces, Libra
Healing Properties: Strength, Courage, and Confidence; Divinity and Enlightenment; Focus, Willpower, and Motivation; Protection and Spiritual Grounding; Creativity and Inspiration, Anger and Forgiveness
Bloodstone and Zodiac Connection:
Bloodstones are associated with the zodiac signs Aries, Libra, and Pisces.
For those born under the sign of Aries (March 21 - April 20), Bloodstones reflect their brave, jet setter personalities. This crystal helps Aries develop a peaceful relationship with the fire element inside them. Bloodstone enhances their positive traits like their courage, determination, honesty, and passion. It also balances out their negative traits like their impatience, moodiness, short temper, and aggressiveness when used during meditation.
Emotional and artistic Pisceans (February 20 - March 20) may use Bloodstones to awaken their inner courage and determination. This stone will enhance their innate selflessness so they can continue comforting other people and absorb every lesson from these encounters.
Libras (September 23- October 22) will find themselves more decisive if they use this stone. Bloodstone is a great balancing stone and it will complement the Libras’ constant need for balance and equilibrium.
Bloodstone and Chakra Connection:
Bloodstone is considered a Root Chakra stone.
The Root Chakra is where you connect with the earth and the energy of existence in the corporeal world. A stable and balanced Root Chakra means you constantly feel secure and safe in your existence. It also means that you have confidence in what the earth and the universe provide you. You are in touch with reality if you have a well-balanced Root Chakra.
Common symptoms of an imbalanced Root Chakra are: poor focus, negative thinking, disorganization, lack of zest for life, depression, anger and frustration with the world, and lack of gratitude.
Bloodstone Healing Properties by Intentions:
Divinity & Enlightenment – It is said in folklore about Bloodstones that the reason why there are splotches of red is that the blood of Jesus Christ splattered on a piece of Jasper at the foot of the cross. Many healers believe that meditating with Bloodstone can be helpful if you are trying to achieve Christ consciousness. Christ consciousness is when spiritual thoughts enter into conscious minds. Looking at the documented events of Jesus Christ, you can see that Christ achieved spiritual elevation during his mortal life. The teachings and miracles that Jesus Christ performed during his lifetime here on earth is to show us that all humans are capable of enlightenment and awareness by just opening our minds to higher possibilities. Christ consciousness is not about religion, it is a state of elevated spirituality that is possible to all of humanity.
Focus, Willpower, & Motivation – Since it is closely associated with the planet Mars, Bloodstone naturally boosts its holder’s courage and determination with an abundant amount of masculine and fighting energy. Bloodstone gives us the power to get through our failures. It fuels us with determination to keep moving forward despite our mistakes, and instead see them as experiences to learn from. With this mindset, we will challenge ourselves more, which then helps us gain more strength, willpower, and courage.
Protection & Spiritual Grounding – Bloodstone is known as the stone for finding stable ground. Ancient Greek men used it during battle and competition to ensure protection and victory. To this day, Bloodstones are used as amulets of protection to shield against threats, bullying, and deception. In times of change and chaos, Bloodstone will provide the bearer with mental clarity, allowing you to find a solution to your problem.
Strength, Courage, & Confidence - Bloodstone’s healing property will teach you not to fear chaos as chaos precedes transformation. This crystal helps you embrace the uncertainty of life instead of running back into your comfort zone. Surely you have heard the saying, “nothing worth having is ever easy”, and Bloodstone represents this saying perfectly. Bloodstone is a calming stone that dispels confusion and nourishes feelings of self-worth, confidence, and self-sufficiency. It’s a stone that gently turns you towards the truth in all its beautiful and terrifying glory and teaches you how to accept and cope during times of turmoil.
Creativity and Inspiration – As a grounding and Root Chakra stone, one of Bloodstone’s healing property lies in its ability to clear confusion and stimulate energy flow in mind, body, and spirit. With the increase in energy, Bloodstone will get ideas and inspiration flowing to you. You will find that creativity you were looking for, expelling you from the feeling of stagnation and frustration.
Anger & Forgiveness – As noted above, Bloodstone encourages you to move towards Christ consciousness and enhances spirituality in everyday life. Bloodstone inspires a love and compassion mindset. When you have sympathy and understanding of the other person’s situation and circumstances, feelings of anger will be released and replaced with forgiveness instead.
How to Use Bloodstone Crystals:
Wear Bloodstone – Wearing Bloodstone jewelry in the forms of necklace, bracelet, ring or earrings is a great way to stay connected to the stone’s energy consistently all day.
Carry Bloodstone – Carrying Bloodstone in your wallet, purse, or pocket is also a great way to keep the stone’s energy handy for when you need a moment to center yourself. When you have it in arm’s reach, you can hold on to it for a quick moment, breathe deep and allow yourself to come back into a calm state of mind and being.
Place Bloodstone Near Your Space – Depending on the intention you’re working towards, place Bloodstone in the appropriate environment in your home, office, and bedroom. If your intention is to attain focus and stay motivated on a financial goal, it would be shrewd to place Bloodstone crystals on your office desk where you conduct your work and business dealings. If you are wanting to protect your home from negative energy or deceptive people, placing Bloodstone near the front door of your house is best. If you are working to attain higher spirituality, placing Bloodstone on your altar or meditation space is a great idea.
Bloodstone Meditation – You can meditate with the crystal of your choice in any shapes and forms (crystal skulls, crystal wands, crystal unicorns, tumbled stone, or even a piece of crystal jewelry). When meditating recite in your mind (or out loud) a mantra or affirmation that resonates with what you want to achieve. Consistent positive self-talk creates a vortex of energy that is further amplified by the energy of the crystal.
Bloodstone Crystal Grid – Find the intention that most resonates with what you want. Click on that Intention Collection, combine Bloodstone with other crystals relevant to that particular intention and create a crystal grid. Placing your crystals in certain geometric patterns (the flower of life pattern is the most common one) will enhance the crystals’ vibrations, transform the energy of your space, and speed up the manifestation of your intention.
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