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Tuesday Mineral: B L O O D S T O N E


Today is Tuesday – the day of Mars.

Mars is connected to energy, blood, weapons, war, and violence traditionally it’s malefic so it doesn’t really have some interesting symbols, but in modern times Mars is also connected to sexuality, an especially active principle of sexuality, to our desires and urges. Mars is very instinctive so on Tuesdays, we can’t act more reactively and more actively than on Mondays. On Tuesdays, we’re learning how to save energy to finally rest on the end of the week. It’s a good day, for taking initiatives in general and be active. Mars in Aries would prefer to do things alone, while Mars in Libra will prefer to do things in pair. Each Mars is focused on their own schedule, even if that’s a sleeping schedule, or when Mars doesn’t do anything type.

Bloodstone is a beautiful stone and even William Lilly gives it the influence of Mars. It’s also known as Heliotrope. This mysterious and beautiful stone is a variety of Jasper or ChalcedonyIt can usually be found like green jasper with red inclusions of hematite, therefore his name “heliotrope” derives from various ancient notions about the manner in which the mineral reflects the light.

 

Heliotrope (mineral) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bloodstone is also known as Stone of Babylon” by Albert the Great, who referred it to several magical properties, which were attributed to it from late Antiquity, Pliny the Elder (1st.c) mentioned first that the magicians used it as a stone of invisibility. Demigeron (4th c) wrote about its properties to make rain, solar eclipse and it’s special virtue in divination and preserving good health and youth. 

This stone was featured as an in invisibility stone in one of Boccaccio’s stories in the Decameron and as a healing magic item in a musical comedy derived from it. Heliotrope is also sometimes used in carved signet rings and it’s traditionally known as March birthstone. 

The primary source of this stone in India, but it can also be found in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Australia, and the USA. 

Slikovni rezultat za bloodstone

 

HELIOTROPE PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

HARDNESS: 7

Locations: Australia, Brazil, India, China, Russia

CHEMICAL FORMULASiO2, Silicio Dioxide

bloodstone grey/green chalcedony with red spots also known as the mineral aggregate heliotrope red spots formed by iron oxide impurities especially Hematite

HELIOTROPE METAPHYSICAL PROPERTIES

  • a healing stone used to purify & detoxify the body
  • great at grounding negative energy & cleansing the body
  • bringing clarity for subjects that were unfamiliar
  • increasing energy & strength
  • removes energy blockages
  • helps enhance instincts
  • helps combat fatigue, irritability, and confusion
  • good to keep in places that need to be cleansed
  • helps bloodstream & any organs that are rich in the blood (kidneys, liver, heart)

 

ASTROLOGY

Traditionally it’s a birthstone for March, but it can be used by both Aries & Scorpio primarily and on the other hand Libra, Taurus, Capricorn and Cancer, Leo, Sagittarius or simply anyone who wants to use this stone in balancing energy and instincts.

CHAKRAS: Lower chakra, root chakra but also heart chakra, solar & sacral chakra

COLOR: Green-red

Deep bowl of heliotrope  Missoni, Ottavio (lapidary)  Vermeyen, Jan Cornelisz (Goldschmied) Prague for 1600 to 1605

A deep bowl of heliotrope Missoni, Ottavio (lapidary) Vermeyen, Jan Cornelisz (Goldschmied) Prague for 1600 to 1605

 

The post started Mars day Sun hour, post finished Mars day, Venus hour

 

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