Metaphysically Bloodstone is a hero's stone. It can instill courage in dangerous situations (like everyday life) and protects us from our own dangerous desires. In addition to instilling courage, Bloodstone is an intense healing stone, balancing the base, navel, sacral, and heart chakras.
Bloodstone helps one see the benefit and patterns of change, and to recognize the benefit of turmoil prior to perfection. One must sometimes break down a pattern of behavior before it can be rebuilt in a healthier way. The primary message of Bloodstone is "Be Here Now!" It can revitalize love, relationships, and friendships. Helps to let go of selfish behavior, and renews idealistic outlook on life. Also enhances ones natural abilities, talent, and creativity.