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Hematite

The Stone of Detoxification

Origin: Brazil
Chakra: Root

 

Hematite Properties & Meaning

 

What is the Meaning of Hematite?

Intro to Hematite

Hematite is a crystal deeply associated with clearing away negative emotions. Whether it be anxiety, depression, or toxic emotions, Hematite will help support the release of everything that is holding you back from feeling truly at ease. Hematite will bring you down to Earth and help you to focus on creating balance in your life so that you can may find peace. 

 

History of Hematite

Hematite is a very common crystal with a long history of being used for practical and spiritual purposes. The name Hematite comes from the Greek word haima, which means blood. Various ancient cultures have used Hematite to adorn tombs, as mirrors, and even in pigments and war paint for their soldiers. 

Hematite is an iron oxide mineral that is abundant throughout most of the world. Occuring in iron banded deposits, Hematite can be the result of volcanic activity. The mining of Hematite is thought to date back to the ancient Etruscan civilization.

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Mineralogy of Hematite

Crystal System: Trigonal
Manner of Formation: Primary, secondary or tertiary
Mineral Class: Oxides
Colour: iron gray or reddish brown
Chemical Formula: Fe₂O₃ + Al, Mg, Ti

 

When to Use Hematite Crystals

Hematite for Grounding

Finding awareness of your current state of being, and feeling connected and centered is the essence of what grounding is. Grounding helps to bring you into the present moment, promoting a sense of calm and balance.

The Root Chakra governs your ability to feel grounded.

Certain Root Chakra crystals like Hematite can help you to find that stability and balance that you need in order to feel secure, whole, and connected. 

As a powerful Root Chakra crystal, Hematite can help you to remain calm and grounded in the midst of any challenging situations.

 

How to Ground Using Hematite Crystals

While holding your Hematite stone: 

  1. Close your eyes, and visualize roots growing from the bottom of your feet into the earth. This visualization can help to calm your mind and balance your emotions

  2. Focusing on your breathing to help bring a sense of calm and grounding to your body and mind.

  3. Repeat an affirmation for grounding, such as "I am safe, secure, and connected. I am present where I am, and I am present in who I am."

 

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Healing Properties of Hematite:

- Grounding
- Focus
- Balancing
- Negativity
- Clarity
- Rejuvenation 

 

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See Also:
 
The 8 Best Crystals for Grounding 

Spirit: 7 Crystals for Connecting with Spirit