Hematite is a fantastic stone for grounding the body in the Here and Now. It helps us connect to Earth energies and be present in each moment. It's stabilizing force reminds us the solid, nurturing energies of being connected to our planet's loving embrace.
Hematite is a protection stone and absorbs negative energy and calms in times of stress or worry. Wearing hematite jewelry or carrying a piece in your pocket all day helps you to stay grounded while you go about your daily activities.
This heavy, metallic appearing stone helps us heal the Root Chakra, making our lives a little less chaotic and giving us a stringer sense of purpose. Hematite can help one to find their own, unique gifts and to release self-imposed limitations, while still maintaining a healthy amount of self-control.
Hematite is a good stone to use for detoxifying the blood. The magnetic properties in the stone assist with improving circulation, anemia and is great for healing wounds. It is also a great stone for finding a state of balance, both physically and emotionally, or a general sense of peace and equilibrium.
You can find hematite in many different forms such as small tumbled stones, carved into shapes such as animals and pyramids, made into various types of jewelry or strung on a mala strand, polished into different sized spheres or eggs, or simply left in it's natural, rough state. Hematite is fairly easy to come by and not very expensive. It is mostly considered to be rather common and most metaphysical shops will have a decent supply of it.
Hematite Mala (prayer beads)