Energy: Projective Astrological signs of: Aries and Aquarius
Planet: Saturn Vibrates to the number: 9
Element: Fire

Powers: Healing, grounding, divination

Hematite is power of protection. Its energy works specifically to absorb negativity and protect one against the darker forces. Especially useful as a worry stone, hematite has a strongly grounding energy that clears the mind of distraction, stress, and excesses of nervous energy. Hematite is said to be beneficial for legal situations, and could be considered a lawyer's stone that brings positive judgments in legal matters. While it may not make you invincible, it is a mineral that nevertheless will help you remain true to yourself, even in times of great turmoil. The key to physical healing with hematite is to remember it has a chemical composition that is very high in iron, hence its long association with healing the blood—that vital life force within the physical body.

ATTRIBUTES: Hematite is particularly effective at grounding and protecting. It harmonizes mind, body, and spirit. Used during out-of-body journeying, it protects the soul and grounds it back into the body. This stone has a strong yang element and balances the meridians*, redressing yin imbalances. It dissolves negativity and prevents negative energies from entering the aura*, restoring peace and harmony to the body.

Psychologically, Hematite is strong. It supports timid women, boosts self-esteem and survivability, enhances willpower and reliability, and imparts confidence. This stone removes self-limitations and aids expansion. It is a useful stone for overcoming compulsions and addictions. Hematite brings attention to the unfulfilled desires that are driving life. It treats overeating, smoking, and any form of overindulgence. Hematite helps you to come to terms with mistakes and to accept them as learning experiences rather than disasters.

Mentally, Hematite stimulates concentration and focus. It enhances memory and original thought. It brings the mind's attention to basic survival needs and helps to sort out problems of all kinds. This is a useful stone for the study of mathematics and technical subjects.

Physically, Hematite has a powerful connection with blood. It restores, strengthens, and regulates the blood supply. It can draw heat from the body. It is thought to keep the body cool and to decrease blood disorders, nervous problems, and insomnia. Metaphysically, it works to draw out negative energy and works to balance and integrate the body, mind, and spirit. Hematite is associated with the root chakra and is popular for use as a grounding and protective stone.

HEALING: Today, mineral and crystal healers use hematite for treating blood-related illnesses, such as hemophilia; anemia; heart,and liver diseases; cardiac issues; menstrual problems; and nosebleeds. Hematite aids circulatory problems such as Reynaud's Disease. It supports the kidneys in cleansing blood and it regenerates tissue. Hematite stimulates the absorption of iron and the formation of red blood cells. It treats leg cramps, anxiety, and insomnia, and aids spinal alignment and fractures. Use as an elixir for fevers.

POSITION: Base and top of spine to facilitate spinal manipulation. Hold or place as appropriate for healing or calming. Hematite should not be used where inflammation is present or for long periods of time.