Hematite is an iron based mineral with magnetic properties. In the same way that the magnetic field of the Earth keeps us rooted to the ground, hematite can help to keep you grounded psychologically. Hematite helps to anchor you in the present moment when you’re lost in dreams of the future or thoughts of the past.
Hematite also has a connection with blood that has remained for over 3000 years. The name hematite comes from the Ancient Greek word “Haima” which literally means blood. It has historically been used to prevent bleeding during battle and childbirth and was also worn to protect against curses and spells.
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Psychological Healing Properties
Are you a highly empathetic person that often absorbs the negative energy of others? Do you experience low self-esteem, or a lack of willpower?
Certain people are highly receptive to the emotions and energy of others. Although this grants a unique ability to sympathise with others, it also often means taking in a lot of negative energy, which will quickly wear you down.
Hematite is the ideal stone for rebalancing your internal energy. Try meditating while holding hematite in order to connect your root chakra with the earth. This will balance the meridians within the body and reset the energy balance, leading to feelings of calmness, security and reduced stress.
The grounding power of hematite is also ideal for focusing your attention on the present and helping you to make your dreams concrete reality. If you often find yourself day dreaming without taking action, or hesitating to act because of a lack of willpower or self-esteem, hematite is the crystal for you.
Physical Healing Properties
Do you experience high blood pressure, anaemia or menstrual issues? Do you have health issues stemming from a weak liver, gallbladder or kidneys?
Hematite has a long history of use for treating blood related conditions. High blood pressure, anaemia and menstrual difficulty can all be eased using the healing power of hematite.
By acting on the root chakra, hematite can also help to regulate and repair organs in the lower half of the body, like the liver, kidneys, gallbladder and intestines. Try lying flat and meditating with hematite placed directly on the area of the root chakra and see if you experience an easing of your condition.