Bloodstone is considered a variety of Quartz! Element: Earth Birthstone: March / Aries, Pisces Chakras: Root (1st) Key Traits: : Purification, Courage, Strength, Balance, Detoxification, Well-Being Bloodstone is an excellent purifier and healing stone, a tool to help bring one’s energies into balance. Bloodstone strengthens the Root Chakra, the reservoir of our physical energies, and encourages one to move through life full of vigor and vitality. It is a grounding stone, providing strength to the physical body and courage to the heart during times of difficulty. It lends support and keeps one from discouragement while encouraging one to maintain faith in the Divine. When one is beset with obstacles and overcoming them is difficult, he or she is suggested to summon the aid of Bloodstone. As suggested by the name, Bloodstone is helpful for all types of blood infirmities. It cleanses the bone marrow, whereby lies the source of blood, and the blood itself, and can be used to treat anemia.