Bloodstone is associated with two Western zodiac signs: Aries, Pisces and the so-called "new" sign Ophiuchus (snake-bearer). This connects the stone to the months of February, March, November and December.
When used for its healing properties bloodstone is still used for matters relating to the blood. It's also believed to strengthen the immune system.
A grounding and protective stone it can help keep undesirable influences out. When carried as an amulet it offers strength and support when dealing with dangerous situations.
Associated with the base chakra Bloodstone is a powerful healing stone that protects the mind from the stresses of everyday life. It's perfect for those who find it difficult to relax and who think about things for longer than they should.
The base chakra also known as root chakra is close to the base of the spine. It's said to be the roots that secure body and soul to Earth. The root chakra is related to survival, instincts and stability. When correctly aligned you should feel safe, secure and firmly grounded in yourself and in relation to what's going on around you.
Bloodstone can also be used to improve focus and strengthen decision making.
Bloodstone is believed to work on the circulatory system: strengthening veins, toning the heart and fortifying the blood. All things that contribute to a long, healthy life. It is also associated with "getting your blood up". The infusion of a person with courage and strength of purpose.