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Hematite

HISTORICAL INFORMATION

Hematite is derived from the Greek word meaning "blood". In soft powder or sedimentary form, this crystal is called "red ocher". The scientists who have done experiments on planet Mars have seen a red colored water on it, which they believe can be the cause of the presence of Hematite stone over there. Because of the presence of this gemstone on Mars, red water has been discovered over its surface. This gemstone is found everywhere on planet Mars.

The early Romans would crush the Hematite mineral and rub its red powder onto their bodies, believing this would bestow courage, strength, and a general invulnerability.

Native Americans utilized Hematite to make red face paint called red ochre, often when on a warpath.  Ancient myth subscribes to the notion that large deposits of Hematite were formed wherever battles were fought and wherever blood flowed as a result of those battles.

The Chinese see Hematite as being more Yang in nature.

Ancient Egyptians used it to stanch blood and promote the formation of blood cells. They used Hematite to calm hysteria and anxiety and was used for amulets.

In the Middle Ages is was known as the "blood stone" due to the fact that the water used to polish it would turn red during the process, as if the stone were bleeding.

Native American folklore states that war paint made from Hematite will make one invincible in battle. People in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries wore Hematite jewelry during mourning.

In ancient Egypt, Hematite was carved into "pillows" and was often used in death/rebirth ceremonies with their deceased.  Hematite was also utilized as an inscription stone for certain passages from the Book of the Dead.

Hematite was in this part of the world that Hematite's magick was also put into service by being made into protection amulets, and also as jewelry worn by those in mourning.

The original "Bloodstone," the ancient Egyptians used Hematite mineral to aid in curing abnormalities and diseases of the blood, to reduce inflammation, and to treat hysteria.  Hematite itself exhibits an ability to heal itself; if scratched and then rubbed, the scratch will often disappear.

In ancient times, Hematite was also used as a mirror. Whenever it was cut, it used to become red and transparent. Also, when it is polished it shines and it is used in making of jewellery, rings and chains. And is believed to be able reflect back any negativity from whence it came.  It is often used for scrying.

In 1998, NASA's spacecraft, the Mars Global Surveyor, detected a large deposit of gray Hematite in the Sinus Meridian region near the equator of the red planet, thus exciting scientists as it lends to the theory that Mars once contained large quantities of water.

Astrological : Aries and Aquarius

METAPHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Hematite is known as a "stone for the mind".

Hematite is also known as proficient in improving mental capabilities. It also gives the person a vision to complete his wishes and goals without having the feeling of what might others think of you.

Hematite makes you more spiritual and makes you aware of the environment you live in and thus it is related to the earth.

Other important things to be known are that Hematite reduces negative energies in your mind and helps you to use those energies in making relations peaceful, lovable and happy.

It also increases your knowledge and memory. If you want to wear this gemstone then it is advised that you wear it in any finger of your left hand for maximum benefits.

This crystal is the most recommended stone for grounding and is associated with the Root Chakra, by encourages ones survival instincts and is centering.

Hematite condenses scattered feelings, turns fuzziness into mental clarity, enhances concentration, memory, practicality, helps those who study, do bookkeeping, detailed work and helps with sound sleep. It brings mental organization and is very grounding and calming. It helps with original thinking, logical thinking, and mathematics.

Considered the symbol of life energy, Hematite allows for more confidence, will power and boldness. Helps us adjust to being physical.

A protective stone and helps bolster low self-esteem. Hematite is known to deflect negativity. It restores equilibrium, stability and is also used for astral protection. It brings our awareness back to the body and helps one maintain their sense of self. If worn, Hematite should be placed near the base of the spine.

Hematite is used to improve relationships. If you need your personal relationship to be better, carry a Hematite with you always.

HEALING PROPERTIES

Hematite is used for staunching blood as well as to stabilize the circulation of blood and combat venous hyperemia and embolism. Recommended for those with anemia. Helps in tissue regeneration.

Hematite stimulates iron absorption in the small intestine, which in turn improves oxygen supply to the body.

It can be in direct contact with the skin, but results in inflammation for some people, so test it carefully before using, and if inflammation should occur or worsen, discontinue contact immediately.

Never wear a Hematite near inflammations of any sort, as it can exacerbate them. Never discharge Hematite in water.  Placed among tumbled rock crystals Hematite releases it's negative energy and at the same time becomes recharged with positive energy.

Hematite is given to those who need to regroup after jet lag, stress, birth and anesthesia. Hematite aids absorption of iron in the small intestines and benefits all fluid functions in the body.

Hematite rough and facet stone