This crystal is the most recommended stone for grounding and is associated with the Root Chakra. It encourages your survival instincts and helps with centering and balance. Hematite condenses scattered feelings, turns a cloudy mind into mental clarity, enhances concentration, memory, and practicality. It helps those who study or do tasks such as bookkeeping or very detailed work. This stone helps to create sound sleep patterns. Considered the symbol of life energy, hematite allows for more confidence, will power and boldness.

For Grounding & Protection

This is a protective stone which also assists in us feeling familiar and grounded. Hematite should be placed near the base of the spine or Root Chakra. Hematite is known to deflect negativity. It restores equilibrium, stability and is also used for astral protection (astral travel).

Hematite helps bolster low self-esteem. Hematite helps us adjust to being physical and connecting with our own bodies. It allows us a sense of security and self-reliance.


Angels: Uriel
Associated Crystal: iron oxide
Birthstone: February
Color: Black, Red
Chakra: Root Chakra
Element: Metal
Flowers: Black Tulip, Red Tulip, Black Orchid, Black Poppy, Red Gerber
Oils: Red Mandarin, Black Orchid
Gods/Goddesses: Hebe, Hecate, Kali, Pele
Planet: Mars
Zodiac: Aries

“Familiar” Meditation

Hematite restores equilibrium, stability and is also used for astral protection. It brings our awareness back to the body and helps one maintain their sense of self.   In European folklore and folk-belief of the Medieval and Early Modern periods, familiar spirits (sometimes referred to simply as “familiars” or “animal guides”) were supernatural entities believed to assist witches and cunning folk in their practice of magic.

According to the records of the time, they would appear in numerous guises, often as an animal, but also at times as a human or humanoid figure.   Read more here

Physical Connection & Hematite

Hematite It brings our awareness back to the body and helps one maintain their sense of self. Magnetic hematite, if worn on the body, can actually help with pain syndromes. It moves blood from an inflamed area.  Tape one piece of magnetic hematite to an area of pain or to a bruise. You will see how the pain diminishes and the area where the black and blue or bruising is, will simply fade away! Use the magnetic hematite points for Trigger Point Therapy.  Use them as an acupressure tool and apply them to any of the DIY techniques on our site!


Cleansing & Charging Hematite

~ Cleansing a crystal is always a good idea to rid it of energies (negative or otherwise) that it may have picked up during handling and excessive use.

~ Charging a crystal is bringing its energy levels back up, after use and cleansing. Like re-charging a battery after it has lost its energy.  A great way to do this (and remind you that it is time to do so) is during a full moon.

Crystal Cleansing: method 1  Do not cleanse this stone in water. Be careful as this stone will retain a “salt blemish” if washed in salt.

The Power of Color

Color plays a major role in determining how your crystal can help you.  A crystal’s color is due to its combination of minerals, which give it it’s own personality.  It contributes in what attracts you to it.  The psychological aspects of color determine how a crystal’s healing properties work.

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