Hematite has been used by Egyptians to adorn the tombs of the pharaohs. In ancient times it was used as a mirror. Artists used the crushed form for its color. Hematite takes its name from the Greek word that means blood. It was used by warriors as a talisman to save their blood. It is made up of iron oxide and on its own, hematite is usually a dark silvery grey to almost black color when polished. The rough or raw form is rusty red combined with grey or black. When found in other crystals like the clear quartz or amethyst, it shows as reddish inclusion or gives a red color to the crystal.
Energy Of Hematite
The energy of Hematite is that of protection, support, and stability. Its solid and dense vibration is wonderful for remaining grounded. If you are a healer or an occult practitioner, it is important to keep hematite around you to sync the emotional, physical, and mental bodies. I find that holding a large hematite tumble for a few minutes after meditation brings me back to being grounded. If doing grounding meditations this stone will enhance the experience. If you are someone who feels a little spaced out at times, this is the stone to carry or wear in some form.
Hematite is a root chakra stone. It connects you to the energy of the earth while giving energetic protection. Hematite brings balance into your life and helps in grounding. It brings stability. It clears away feelings of stress, anxiety, and worry. It enhances confidence and strength during difficult times. All root chakra stones heal survival issues like health and financial stability.
Healing properties of hematite
- Mentally hematite will help to overcome anxiety regarding any tough situation you may be going through. It will ground you and help you see the situation in a practical manner. If you are someone who has bad dreams or nightmares often, holding a hematite tumble will help you to come out of the anxious state. It is known to bring success in legal situations.
- Emotionally Hematite will calm you and bring you to your natural state. It helps to soothe your nerves especially when agitated. If one has fears regarding something, carrying hematite gives a feeling of being protected, and hence gives the confidence to face any situation.
- Physically hematite is known to help to maintain and stabilize blood pressure. It helps with any liver and blood-related problems. It is not a replacement for any medical advice, but will support it, and heal you too. Hematite is a stone of balance and will help you to come out of any physical pressure. If feeling lazy, it will help you to get moving and if you are overactive, it will help you relax to remain balanced.
What is the best way to use Hematite?
Hematite is best used on your physical body. This can be in the form of a bracelet, pendant or a necklace. If you cannot wear jewelry, carry it in the form of a small tumble or a rough stone in your pocket. For homes and workspace, its best to place hematite in the form of a carved figure, or as a rock depending on what calls out to you.
Cleansing and Care of Hematite :
Hematite is made up of iron and will rust if soaked in water or exposed to humidity and water. The best way to cleanse it is by sage, sunlight, moonlight, or by burying it in the earth. Read more about cleansing here.
Program your hematite by holding it and mentally intending that it should work for you in general, or for a specific issue or area. Read more on cleansing and charging here.