Hematite is a grounding stone that is mainly known for stability and protection. The name ‘'Hematite” has come from a Greek word, which means blood. Therefore, it has been used as a talisman against the excessive flow of blood, and so is known as the "bloodstone". When Hematite is arranged like the flower petals, it is referred to as the "iron rose".
Hematite is an opaque semiprecious stone, comparatively solid and weighty because of its content of minerals. It generally emerges as a black, silver, or even brownish rock. This stone is sometimes used as a refractive stone in Hematite Jewelry and sometimes used as a jewellery piece itself. The popularity of the jewelry made up of Hematite stone was at its peak in the Victorian era.
The noteworthy sources of Hematite can be found in Norway, Germany, USA, Russia, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Sweden, Switzerland, and Italy.
The beneficial properties of Hematite include:
Hematite is an excellent mineral for tissue regeneration, kidney and ailments, like anaemia. It also has a calming and soothing effect against inflammation, anxiety, nervous tension, and insomnia. The metaphysical and healing properties of Hematite are great in assimilating iron in the body and thereby increasing the count of red blood cells.
Hematite is equally good in healing the circulatory system and in this way it oxygenates, purifies and invigorates the body fluid.
As an emotional healer, Hematite crystals are instilled with grounding energies. The stone is a bridge between physical and spiritual planes, and excellently manages and balances the subtle bodies. It imparts soothing and composing feelings in a person and thus helps a person in getting rid of the pessimistic thoughts. It is believed that those who are going to take on some sort of work, which is high risk-taking or challenging, must keep a crystal of Hematite with them.
Hematite us superb in inducing the feeling of confidence, self-esteem and focus in the in the one who wears it.
This grounding stone is commonly known for its safeguarding and powerful properties. Being a stone of spirituality, Hematite helps the wearer to be grounded and connected to the Earth plane. It helps the wearer to maintain and use spiritual teaching in his/her daily life, which he studies and learns every day.
A variety of Hematite known as the Red Ochre is usually used for permanent red coloring, particularly in ancient spiritual manuscripts and drawings.
In relation to the chakra healing property, Hematite is excellent at energising the base or the root chakra. The base chakra is believed to root a person’s body and soul to the earth and keep it grounded. By being the stone healing base chakra, Hematite helps in maintaining the endurance and vitality of the person. By unblocking the base chakra, Hematite nurtures a person’s most basic needs and desires and keeps him stable, balanced and secure.
Some facts about Hematite
Hematite is the mineral form of iron oxide, which is one amongst the several iron oxides. The crystallization of Hematite takes place in the rhombohedral lattice system and it possesses the same crystalline attributes as those of limonite and corundum.
Hematite is one of the most general minerals. Hematite is responsible for the coloration of most of the red and brown rocks, such as sandstone. Not only this, but Hematite is also responsible for the red color of many other gemstones such as spinal, ruby and garnet to some extent. Traces of Hematite can be found in these stones. Hematite is much solid than pure iron, but at the same time fragile as well. On Moh’s scale, the hardness of the Hematite ranges in between 5.5 to 6.5.
The earthy forms of Hematite are generally dull or metallic in their lustre.
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Hematite is generally black in color with speckles of gold and other colors in which it is found are grey, reddish brown, brown, and red.