Properties: 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.. Helps us adjust to being physical.
A protective stone and helps bolster low self-esteem. Hematite is known to deflect negativity. It 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. If worn, Hematite should be placed near the base of the spine.
Folk Remedies: Hematite is associated with the Spleen, blood, and cleansing. The iron in this mineral has a strong effect on the blood. Used in supporting the kidney’s blood-cleansing function. Recommended for those with anemia. Helps in tissue regeneration. Hematite is given to those who need to regroup after jet lag, stress, birth and anesthesia. Hematite aids absorption of iron in the small intestines and benefits all fluid functions in the body.
Feng Shui: Used in the Center area for balancing and grounding, in the Southeast for self worth and in the Northeast area for self-cultivation.
Crystal Cleansing: Do not cleanse this stone in water. Be careful as this stone will retain a “salt blemish” if washed in salt. Use method 1
History: Hematite is silver-gray metallic, which is an iron ore (iron oxide Fe2O3). Found in the US, Brazil, and Canada. Hematite is derived from the Greek word meaning “blood”. In soft powder or sedimentary form, this crystal is called “red ocher”. Egyptians used hematite to calm hysteria and anxiety and was used for amulets. Roman soldiers wore it for protection. The Chinese see hematite as being more Yang in nature. Native Americans used red ochre for ceremonies and for war paint.
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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.
Associated Crystal: iron oxide
Color: Black, Red
Chakra: Root Chakra
Flowers: Black Tulip, Red Tulip, Black Orchid, Black Poppy, Red Gerber
Oils: Red Mandarin, Black Orchid
Gods/Goddesses: Hebe, Hecate, Kali, Pele
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.
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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: use 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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