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Hematite is a strong grounding stone that assists one in carrying very high-frequency energies while still remaining connected to the Earth and one's body. It encompasses both yin and yang energies, encouraging balance, integration, and a resolution of polarities. Hematite is excellent for energetic support of recovery from any ailment of the blood or blood products.
Hematite History and Uses:
Hematite’s name is derived from the ancient Greek word for blood haima, haimatitēs lithos means “blood-red stone”. When Hematite is mixed with clay it is called red ochre, which when it is ground and powdered makes a red pigment for painting. The oldest evidence of this practice was recently found in Africa where Middle Stone Age people living approx 160,000 years ago ground red ochre to paint their bodies. Hematite was very popular during the Victorian era when it was used to make marcasite jewelry.
Hematite Geological Description:
Hematite is an iron oxide mineral with a hardness of 5 to 6. It is commonly found in massive form although tabular or rosette crystals do occur. Fine grades of Hematite suitable for polishing are found in Brazil.
Affirmation: I am balanced and whole as I ground Divine light energy into the physical realm.
All information about metaphysical properties is for reference only. It is a combination of research on how the gemstones have been used by different cultures today and throughout history, and our own personal experience. We do not recommend using crystals as a substitute for conventional medical or psychological treatment and do not claim they cure or heal medical conditions. Please always listen to the advice of your medical professional and only use crystals as a complementary therapy in addition to medical treatment.