Hematite was used by the ancient Egyptians as a amulet of protection against madness. It is sometimes called "the lawyer's stone" believed to bring favorable judgments to the wearer involved in a court case. This belief dates to the Babylonian author Azchalias that wrote that the stone would aid in petitions to the King and victorious in lawsuits. It is an excellent stone to bring about self-control. She also finds it to be an excellent stone to balance the body, mind, and spirit. Marguerite Elsbeth in Crystal Medicine finds it to be a calming stone useful in meditation. Judy Hall in The Crystal Bible finds it to boost self esteem and enhance memory and clarity of thought. Robert Simmons in the Book of Stones reports Hematite is the best stone for grounding oneself in the real world and avoiding confusion. Several authors note it is an excellent stone for balancing the Yin and Yang of your nature.
Hematite helps to absorb negative energy and calms in times of stress or worry. Hematite is a very protective stone and is great to carry to help you stay grounded in many situations. Hematite is also good for working with the Root Chakra, helping to transform negative energies into a more positive vibration. Those in relationships can benefit from the cooperation vibe coming from Hematite.
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 aids in the Ascension process, by facilitating the integration of higher spiritual energies into our physical 3-D existence. This allows those who are doing spiritual work to still be able to function in the physical world and relate to others.
Carry Hematite when in need of balance and equilibrium, or when having difficulty focusing energies. Hematite is also said to be useful in legal situations, and is thought to strengthen self-confidence.
Physically, Hematite is also used to protect against geopathic stress and electromagnetic smog, and is said to be a great detoxifying stone, helpful for the liver and the blood.
Caution: Natural Hematite may contain a very slight magnetic charge. Please check with your doctor before working with this crystal if you wear a pacemaker. Items marketed as "Magnetic Hematite" are not actually Hematite at all and should be avoided by those wearing a pacemaker.
ASTROLOGICAL SIGN: Aquarius, Aries
PRIMARY CHAKRA: Root Chakra
LOCATION: Botsawana, Brazil, China, India, Madagascar, Morocco
HARDNESS: 5 to 7 on the MOH
NUMERICAL VIBRATION:Number 9
CHEMICAL COMPOSITION: Fe2O3, Iron, Oxygen
EXTRA GRADE:Beautiful silver color, high luster, opaque, < 10% matrix
A GRADE:Nice silver color, some luster, opaque, 10% - 25% matrix
B GRADE:Poor silver color, opaque, and/or > 25% matrix