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Hematite crystals have an excellent grounding and balancing energy, as well as being a powerful aid to stimulate the mind.
They enhance memory and evoke deep thought. They have a highly protective energy and are good to help women who lack courage.
If you desire to stimulate your mind for higher learning, they are most helpful, especially in the field of mathematics and technical studies.
They will assist the development of logical thought processes, and help you to reach the highest capacity possible. They will heighten self confidence, will power and self-esteem.
The energy of these stones have a strong physical grounding energy, that vibrates strongly at the base or root chakra, and they are known for their action to provide pain relief.
It was originally named Haematite, which dated back to antiquity, but the spelling was changed to remove the "a". This name relates to the Greek word meaning blood.
The meaning of it's name is due to the fact that it is commonly a deep red color, which closely resembles the color of blood. Its color may also be grayish black, brownish, orangey red or have a silvery metallic lustre.
Hematite has been found in a large number of locations, including Africa, Sweden, Britain, Italy, Switzerland, Western Australia, Canada, Argentina, Brazil and the USA.
Many people associate Hematite with the silvery grey colored stones, which are made from ground up, reconstituted stone. Naturally occuring Hematite crystals like the one pictured below are less common and they may be tabular in form or may occur as rosettes.
It also occurs as a red inclusion in quartz crystals, see image on the right above, and these crystals may occur in a variety of quartz formations.
The silvery Hematite stones and magnetic beads that many people wear, are made from reconstituted Hematite. They have some different metaphysical properties that are very useful.
Hematite in quartz crystal, like the one shown here, has various names given to it.
This includes the names 'Red Quartz' and Hematoid quartz, which usually refers to stones like the one shown here that are commonly a deeper red color which is overlaid clear quartz.
The name Ferruginous Quartz may also be used to refer to a piece of quartz that contains a good concentration of either Hematite or Limonite.
The name Harlequin quartz or Fire Quartz usually refers to crystals that have red dots or strings of Hematite within them.
Hematite crystals and stones have an excellent vibration that aids spiritual grounding and balancing. They are excellent female stones, assisting timid women to have heightened confidence and self-esteem.
Health problem that are aided by using them include their action to strengthen the liver and to support the health of the spleen. Hematite crystals are also helpful to aid you to overcome addictions.
They are said to be very helpful to aid problems in the blood system, and blood disorders such as anemia, and are known to be helpful to assist you to absorb iron. This crystal is said to aid in the formation of new red blood cells, as it helps the production of blood within the bone marrow.
It has a good action to ensure that broken bones or fractures heal properly. If you use it at the solar plexus also known as the power chakra, this energy may enhance your willpower and personal magnetism.
It will help to boost your self esteem and help you to feel better overall emotionally and physically. It may also help to establish peace and harmony in your life, and it is a good idea to carry a piece on the body to enhance your health.
Hematite crystals will help to relieve any spaciness you may feel especially if you have been working with high vibration crystals.
Using these grounding crystals will help to settle you and totally ground your energy to earth, as they help you to make a stronger connection to the earth.
Any excess energy will move down via the base chakra to the earth chakra, to Mother Gaia.
This will help to prevent a range of health problems that can develop form continuing to be ungrounded.
This stone is highly protective, and is useful to protect and seal your aura field to prevent intrusion from unwanted entities while undertaking spiritual journeying.
If you have been using high vibration stones in meditation, especially stones that stimulate the third eye and crown chakra, Hematite crystals will ground you spiritually on your return.