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April 19, 2020

Dark Green Bloodstone Meaning – Benefits and Powers


Dark green bloodstone, also known as Heliotrope, belongs to the Jasper group of gemstones. Jasper is essentially an aggregate of microcrystalline quartz and it is opaque. Also called the sun stone, it has blood red spots in the middle of the predominant dark green. Bloodstone is the birthstone for the month of March and also for the zodiac sign Aries.

Given its history connected to ancient Egyptians, Greeks and also Christianity, dark green bloodstone meaning is a topic of interest for many. I am hoping to cover as many aspects of this stone meaning in the article along with a little bit of its fascinating history.

image 1 : A Dark Green Bloodstone

History of Dark Green Bloodstone

Greeks called this stone as “Heliotrope” which means “the turning of the sun”.  This is due to the fact that bloodstone was believed to have this amazing effect where it turns suns reflection from the standard yellow hue to a blood-red when placed in water or under the rays of the setting sun.

One phenomenal fact about blood stone is that, an old Greek document of Egyptian magic called “The Leyden Papyrus” contains the following paragraph about bloodstone.

“The world has no greater thing; if anyone has this with him, he will be given whatever he asks for. It also assuages the wrath of kings and despots, and whatever the wearer says will be believed. Whoever bears this stone, which is a gem, and pronounces the name engraved upon it, will find all doors open while bonds and stone walls will be rent asunder.””

Another widely known story about dark green bloodstone is that it was formed when the blood of the crucified Jesus fell to the dark green earth. A variation of this belief is, the blood from a spear wound of Jesus fell on to a green jasper and formed this green bloodstone.

With this interesting history behind it, let’s move into the dark green bloodstone meanings and healing powers.


Dark Green Bloodstone Meaning

Since there are many benefits and powers of the mystic stone, I will discuss dark green bloodstone meaning under three section.

  1. Emotional Benefits
  2. Physical Healing Powers
  3. Chakra Healing and Balancing Energies.

Let’s discuss these one by one.


1.     Emotional Benefits of Dark Green Bloodstone

The stone. When carrying or wearing, it is an amulet against bullying, blackmailing and threats. It acts the same way even if you are facing issues with someone at work who is doing things against you. It will give courage to face bullies strongly and guidance to withdraw when necessary.

Due to this powers of the stone, some advice parents to sew a bloodstone to the jacket of the kid if he/she is bullied in school.

Stone also helps to adjust to new environments and circumstances. Stone gives you emotional support in such occasions and also when going through traumatic situations.

If you feel as if you keep getting knocked off in life, this stone will provide you the emotional support to carry on with courage.

Wearing or carrying clears the mind which helps to think clearly and make right decisions. Stone also rejuvenates the exhausted mind and body and provides that mental push. It also increase the energy level and stamina when comes to physical activities.  The stone is therefore used for the recovery after an injury, illness, fatigue or tiredness.

Stone is good when you are emotionally overwhelmed as well. Bloodstone helps you to become emotionally stronger and face issues with determination.

Bloodstone increases intuition and creativity. Hence it helps a new project from the ideas stage all the way to successful conclusion.


2.     Physical Healing Powers of Dark Green Bloodstone

( Note – Information here should not be used as an alternative to professional medical advice)

Bloodstone can be used as a purifying stone to cleanse blood, kidneys, bladder, spleen and intestines as it neutralizes and removes harmful substances in the body. Blood purifying property is vital in treating blood related illnesses. In general, it is good for all organs as it helps proper blood circulation.

Immune system is also stimulated by bloodstone and used against infections, flu, colds and swellings.

As bloodstone stimulates proper balance of hormones and also nutrient-rich blood, it is considered as a great stone during pregnancy.   Bloodstone is also believed to relive PMS related issues, disorders in menstruation and also stabilization hormones during menopause.

Bloodstone is used to relieve lower back pains and insect bites and bloodstone water ( soak the stone overnight in demineralized water) is used to overcome pains of varicose veins and piles.


3.     Chakra healing and Balancing Energies

Chakra healing is another important and unique aspect of dark green bloodstone meaning as it activates both heart and root chakra (root chakra is located at the bottom of the spine). The red in these dark green bloodstone act as the root chakra activator and the green acts as the heart chakra activator.

Bloodstone is used to re-align lower chakras with the heart and encourages balancing of the total body. This essentially helps to remove and distress and nervousness connected with the imbalance of these energies

Root chakra is the foundation for both physical and spiritual energies of the body. Lack of enthusiasm. Low physical energy level and lethargy are some symptoms of physical energy imbalance. When spiritually imbalance, one feels disconnected from the world. Red in the bloodstone is used to balance the root chakra and bring back physical energy and to make one feel secure and power inside.

Heart chakra is the one which controls what we accept and reject from the external world and in effect how we deal with the environment.  When this is imbalanced, we may find ourselves under reactive or over reactive. A balanced heart chakra makes it easier to understand the emotions and hence manage our responses to external stimuli appropriately.

image 2 : A necklace made by dark green bloodstone

Final Thoughts

As a stone with a mystic history filled with beliefs, dark green bloodstone meaning is indeed a very interesting topic for gemstone and jewelry lovers. With the rare color combination of dark green and blood red, it certainly has a very unique beauty as well.

I believe I managed to cover the topic of the article reasonably well and hope you liked it. I will be delighted to hear your thoughts and please let me know if you have any questions also.


p.s. : Checkout this article if you are planning to but a bloodstone or a bloodstone jewelry online. : “How to buy jewelry online ? “








18 thoughts on “Dark Green Bloodstone Meaning – Benefits and Powers

  1. Thank you for this great article on the dark green bloodstone! So informational, I had no idea it was so beneficial and is beautiful as well! I love the fact it balances energies as well! Wishing you Joy and Happiness! Tammy

    1. Hey Tammy, Thank you for the lovely comment. I am happy to see that your got to know something new from the article. Wish you all the very best too!

  2. Wow, I have to add your website to my favorites list! I simply love gemstones. I am familiar with Tourmaline but the Dark Green Bloodstone is new to me. However, just looking at it here and reading your article I am simply drawn to it! A great article with so much detail about this precious stone and the benefits, for chakras (another favorite topic of mine).

    1. Thank you Ola. I am really glad you liked my articles. Yes, gemstones really amazes me as well. Millions of years in the making inside earth, they are truly special.

  3. Wow, I really need some bloodstones for those healing properties. Might come in handy when I run into bullies also. haha

    I din’t know any of this before I read your post. The blood stone has such a great history and throughout time it has been an important stone for many different people.

    Thank you for the great info.

  4. Hi Rajith. Thank you for sharing this informative article. I’m actually interested in the charka healing benefits of Dark Green Bloodstone. As I’m into yoga and meditation, I have learn about charka. Usually when we want to do healing to our charka, we usually imagine of a green colour bright light at the charka we want to get heal because green colour is known as a healing green. So I guess if work together with this Dark Green Bloodstone, the healing power will be definitely stronger.

  5. Thank you for this article, full of information. I was not aware of the healing benefits of this gemstone. Good to know it is beneficial in balancing energy. Beautiful to look at too.
    Thank you, Michelle

  6. Thanks for the informative post! To be honest, I’ve always thought that bloodstone is merely used to bring good luck to people. However, it seems that it provides more than just emotional benefits, as you’ve mentioned. Keep up the good work!

  7. Oh, I love gemstones, they are not only beautiful but have those fantastic benefits and powers.
    I’m only familiar with the major ones such as the birthstones, I have never known this dark green bloodstone before, and I’m so glad that I came across with your article, I’ll try to check this one.

    Thank you so much,

  8. Thank you for this cool article. I am an atheist who believes in the science of meditation. I never tried wearing or using any stones . May be I should try it out.

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