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Hematite

Hematite helps to absorb negative energy and calms in times of stress or worry. Hematite is a very protective stone and is great to carry to help you stay grounded in many situations. Hematite is also good for working with the Root Chakra, helping to transform negative energies into a more positive vibration. Those in relationships can benefit from the cooperation vibe coming from Hematite.

Hematite can help one to find their own, unique gifts and to release self-imposed limitations, while still maintaining a healthy amount of self-control. Hematite aids in the Ascension process, by facilitating the integration of higher spiritual energies into our physical 3-D existence. This allows those who are doing spiritual work to still be able to function in the physical world and relate to others.

Carry Hematite when in need of balance and equilibrium, or when having difficulty focusing energies. Hematite is also said to be useful in legal situations, and is thought to strengthen self-confidence. Meditation with Hematite can integrate the higher energies of the spirit into the physical 3D world.

Physically, Hematite is also used to protect against geopathic stress and electromagnetic smog, and is said to be a great detoxifying stone, helpful for the liver and the blood.

Hematite is a shiny, dark-colored stone found all over the world. It is made mainly of iron, which gives it its metallic sheen. It also gives it an interesting quirk of naming – although the hematite that we see in our daily lives is dark grey, its name comes from a Latin phrase meaning “blood stone.” Why? Because, when it is found naturally, the iron content is covered in rust.

In Ancient Rome, hematite was a popular stone for decorative purposes. Jewelry, weapons, and even armor decorated with hematite were traded widely. The dark color was thought to be especially intimidating or protective.

Hematite stones are opaque, not the strongest of stones (it has a 5-6 on the Mohs hardness scale), and they have a strong metallic luster. When found in nature, it will be rough and red, but once polished, it takes on a beautiful, mirror-like sheen, which makes it extremely popular in semi-precious jewelry.

This stone’s energy is earthy, and it is one of the best stones that you can use to harness the power of the element of earth to lend you strength and dispel negativity.

Hematite’s powerfully earthy energy means that it can be used for almost any project that involves the power of the element of earth. Earth is the element that rules the physical world, money, practical thinking, and decision making.

Specifically, hematite is a good stone for organizing one’s thoughts and developing logical thinking skills.

Hematite is a mineral variety of iron oxide. Its color may vary from steel-grey to almost black, from brown to reddish-brown, or red. Hematite is opaque, with metallic shine. Its name is derived from the Greek word “haimatites“ meaning “blood”. Even water used during processing of hematite ore acquires a blood-red color.

Talismans & amulets

Our ancestors believed that hematite makes its wearer brave and strong-willed, promotes joyful, optimistic mood, emotional stability. Hematite can help you if you daydream too much and would like to take a soberer view of things. It is a stone that helps to withstand ordeals. Hematite serves as reliable protection against an evil eye. Hematite was also used as a protective amulet from wounds during fight. It grants to its wearer invulnerability, but also constrains bouts of anger.

Healing properties

The best known medical action of Hematite is normalization of blood pressure and body weight. It is also beneficial for spleen functioning, increases resistibility to stresses, boosts energy, optimistic mood, spiritual stability and will-power.

Magical properties

Hematite is a stone of magicians and exorcists. It enhances mental activity, balances YIN/YANG energies and emotions, dissolves negativity. The force and the power of Mars is concealed in this stone that allows the wearer to influence other people.

Chakras

Chakra One