Written by Nigel Ford
Hematite is widely regarded as being a very grounding stone. While all crystals can be considered at least somewhat grounding (they do come from the ground, after all), hematite is particularly well-known for being a very grounding stone.
Hematite has a fabulous, silvery sheen that can be seen when light reflects off the stone. Due to its high iron content, hematite can also be seen to glow or shine crimson under certain conditions. The ancient Greeks used to grind hematite stones into powder to make dye.
The first thing that a lot of people think about hematite is that it’s magnetic.
This isn’t actually true.
On its own, hematite isn’t actually magnetic. However, a lot of varieties of hematite are actually interspersed with significant quantities of magnetite. If you’re able to pick up or move your hematite crystals with a magnet, chances are that your magnet is actually responding to the magnetite.
Using Hematite & Hematite Benefits
Due to its grounding nature, hematite has the power to stabilize the human mind and body. One of the ways in which it does this is by acting as a conduit which can draw out undesirable energies, emotions, and forces that we’re holding on to.
Many people find that hematite can help keep them stable during difficult emotional times. If you’re stressed out, heartbroken, or upset, working with hematite can help you find an outlet for your negative emotions while you process them and work on improving your situation.
Hematite is also said to improve the strength and vitality of those who carry it. This is reflected in the colour of pure hematite. As an iron-rich stone, hematite carries in it the most important mineral for our blood. The iron in the hematite is the same as the iron in our blood, and holding hematite can help to strengthen the human body by stabilizing the electromagnetic fields produced by our own blood.
Hematite can also be used to help improve circulation and cleanse impurities from the blood. A healthy circulatory system also leads to a healthy immune system, and as such hematite can be an important tool for helping to keep colds and the flu at bay.
Hematite can be useful for helping with all aspects of stabilization.
Mentally, it can help you by bringing about clarity of thought. As a grounding stone, hematite can help you gather together spaced-out, airy thoughts and condense them into something more clear and tangible.
Emotionally, hematite can help you draw out denser emotions. It can also help you work with and process these emotions so that they can be properly released. Properly releasing negative emotions (instead of just avoiding or ignoring them) is paramount if you want to be emotionally stable.
Physically, hematite contains the same minerals as our blood and can be a fantastic tool for helping bring about stability in our cardiovascular system.
Overall, hematite is a very dense stone. It can be used to solidify, crystallize, stabilize, and ground. It can be useful for improving and balancing our emotional state (if we’re willing to actually work with it instead of expecting it to just do the work for us!) and it can help to keep our bodies healthy.