March’s Birthstone is Bloodstone
This article originally appeared in our March edition of Witch, What?, a newsletter for witches of all experience levels which you can pick up in person at our stores or receive for free with an online order. It includes information like that month's full moon, any Wheel of the Year holidays coming up, what is in bloom that month, and helpful articles like this one! These articles will not appear on our blog until the following month (or later), so if you want to get them right away, make sure to drop by our booth at the 400 Market!
Bloodstone is a dark green jasper which contains spots of red, due to inclusions of hematite. In some formations, these red spots can be so large as to be turned into shapes or cabochons which are mostly red with some green in them, but true bloodstone is primarily dark green.
Bloodstone is so named because the red specks resemble drops of blood. Because of this, it is considered very powerful. It is thought to be connected to health, strength, fortitude, and the movement of blood. Some Christians believe it to be connected to the crucifixion.