Hematite is a gorgeous stone that is part of the Iron Oxide family. It is commonly known as Blood Stone and blood ore. The ore was given these names because when found in nature the stone has a reddish rust on the outside. The dust, or Ochre, is often used in red pigment.
Properties of Hematite
Hematite is a part of the iron ore family. Thus it comes in various colors including: black to steel or silver-gray, brown to reddish brown and red. The stone is most commonly has a metallic finish. The stone falls between a 5 and 6 on the Mohs hardness scale. Hematite becomes magnetic when heated. It is much stronger than iron but much more brittle. The ore can be found all over the world. The manmade version is known as Hemalyke.
Metaphysical properties of Hematite
Hematite is also know as the Stone of the Mind due to its ability to help a person to concentrate and organize their thinking. It aides in logical and creative thought and is believed to help when thinking mathematically. The mineral’s most common use is to ground and stabilize the mind and your emotions. This metallic black stone is also extremely helpful when being used as protection. Placing the crystals at the four corners of your home or property will help to protect it and those who are inside. When used during Spiritual work, the mineral keeps you tied to the Earth plane and also helps you to apply what you have learned during your work to your daily life. It is associated with the root chakra also known as Muladhara.
Physical properties of Hematite
Hematite is also useful when healing physical ailments. It is not to be substituted for a prescription or actual medical advice. Used along side medical treatment, this shiny stone, can help to heal your body. It is great for blood disorders and broken bones. But it is best for nervous disorders, anxiety relief, insomnia, and stress. It has awesome calming properties.
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