Area: Brazil, Britain, Canada, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland
Appearance:Metallic lustre, usually polished stones.
Hardness:5.5 – 6.5
Astrological Signs: Aries and Aquarius
Hematite has been used in times past to protect warrior in times of war, it was taken into battle, to provide the wearer with protection from physical harm. It is said to be benifical in legal situations. Hematite is often called Black Diamond or Black Pearl, both are used in the making of jewellery. Increases intuition and spontenaity. Logical people always benefit from the use of Hematite.
It provides us with charm, optimism, desire and courage. A good crystal for the protection against negativity, is a good grounding stone. It gives support to the weak and provides self-esteem and enhanced willpower, as well as reliability, it gives the user confidence. Helps fight addictions and compulsions eg. overeating, smoking. Boosts the instint for survival, also concentration and memory. Hematite is a great study aid for those in the fields of technolgy and mathmatics.
Hematite has been used as a calming agent, also to balance the yin/yang energy and the meridians. Helps in the balancing of the mind, body, spirit. Transmutes negativity, aids in self-control, bringing happiness and peace. When used in meditation it will bring grounding and tranquility.
The physical uses for Hematite are as a blood healer, circulation Reynaud’ Disease, anemia, it aids in the regeneration of tissue, helps leg cramps fractues, insomnia and helps lower fever.