*This in an elixir assists with the improvement in condition of the bone marrow, spleen, heart, testicles, ovaries, cervix and uterus. It also generates a
higher state of spiritual consciousness.
*Believed to help overcome depression and melancholia--especially if worn by the sufferer. Said to help those who suffer from psychosomatic illnesses and pains
which have an emotional rather than a physical cause.
*Scott Cunningham: Folk names: Heliotrope, Hematite (which is a different stone); Projective, Mars, Fire, Herb: Heliotrope (Heliotropum europaeum).
Powers: Halting bleeding, Healing, Victory, Courage, Wealth, Strength, Power, Legal Matters, Business, Invisibility, Agriculture.
A green chalcedony flecked with red spots, has been used in magic for at least 3,000 yrs. In ancient Babylon the stone was carried to overcome enemies and was
used in ancient Egypt to open doors, break bonds and even cause stone walls to fall.
Most famous to halt bleeding, frequently carried by soldiers to avoid wounds or use as magical first aid. Pressed on wounds to stop bleeding, though that was
considered pure magic, the effect was likely the pressure and cool temperature of the stone. Still worn today for healthy blood and blood-related diseases.
Held to the nose is said to 'lock' it or stop nosebleeds. Also worn to cure fevers and as a general health-giving talisman.
Magical uses: Popular with athletes due to association with blood. Worn to increase strength physically, win competitions, lengthen life span. Lends courage,
calms fear, and eliminates anger. Used in spells for victory in court and legal matters.
Green coloring relates it to wealth, money and business spells. Kept in the cash register to draw money. Carried in pocket or purse, worn, also attracts
wealth. Food was money in the Middle Ages and farmers used it as a talisman during planting to increase the yield of crops. Women hung it on the arm to prevent
miscarriage, later on the thigh for easing childbirth.
Smeared with fresh heliotrope flowers and worn or carried for invisibility. Said to dazzle the eyes of the bearer's beholders. Used magically when you wish
not to attract attention to yourself. In the 13th C they were engraved with a bat as a talisman, worn by magicians to increase the effectiveness of their
spells and magical rites.