Hematite Gemstone - Meaning and Healing Properties
Hematite (Haematite) Gemstone Meaning
Hematite gemstone, also known as Haematite Stone, is a form of Iron Oxide. It has hardness between 5 and 6 on the Mohs scale. The chemical formula is Fe2O3. It comes in colors ranging from Silvery Grey to Black, opaque red or reddish brown. Hematite derives its name from the Greek word haem the meaning of which is blood because of the blood red color of the mineral when it is in the powdered state. It is said that the people in the 18th and 19th centuries wore hematite jewelry during the mourning period. Also, in ancient times ornamental objects made of this Stone were kept in Egyptian Tombs. Haematite was also used in cave paintings as paint pigment, for coloration of pottery, as polishing powder etc.
Hematite is a good gem for those born under the Zodiac Signs of Aries, Aquarius and Capricorn. This stone is most suitable for those with the numerology number 9. It is associated with the base, solar plexus and heart chakras. The Planet associated with this stone is Mars. Major deposits of this stone are found in Brazil, Mexico, Australia, China, Canada, Sweden, India, England, Germany, England, Switzerland and the United States.
Hematite Healing and Metaphysical Properties of Hematite Gemstone
Hematite is reputed for its ability to improve love relationships and draw Success in life. It is a good stone for those looking for stability and security in life. At work it gives the wearer confidence and courage to face pressures. Carry Haematite tumbled stones always for having harmonious relationships. This stone is said to be very effective in treating Phobias. Wearing Hematite jewelry or carrying tumbled stones is known to be helpful for those with Hemophobia (also referred to as Hemaphobia or Hematophobia) which implies the extreme Fear of blood. It is also helpful for those who have the fear of flying (also referred to as aviophobia, aerophobia or pteromechanophobia), fear of insects like spiders (Arachneophobia, Arachnephobia or Arachnophobia) and fears related to personal hygiene like getting dirty or infected (Automysophobia) etc. Haematite is known to be extremely helpful in treating abnormal bleeding, be it from an injury, due to menstruation or during child birth.
Hematite is a balancing stone and helps in balancing the mind, body and spirit. As a protective gemstone, it safeguards from negative energies. It is said to be a lucky stone for tackling legal issues. This stone is said to be a memory enhancer. This stone is said to increase optimism, will power, endurance, vitality and courage. It can be used to overcome compulsions and addictions like over eating, smoking etc. Haematite is useful in treating stress, fatigue, blood disorders, leg cramps, backache, anemia, insomnia, headache and nervous disorders. Hematite is said to aid in spinal alignment and fractures. It is an excellent stone for meditation purpose as it helps in increasing intuition. This gemstone should be ideally worn as ring on the left hand. The usage of this gem is said to stimulate iron absorption in the small intestine which in turn improves the oxygen supply to the body and formation of red blood cells. Because of its healing powers Hematite Magnetic Bracelets are quite popular and can be used to get relief from pains apart from many other health conditions.
Hematite is not suitable for regular and rough usage. The stone may lose its shine when used regularly. As a soft stone, it should be handled with great care. Those using pacemaker are advised not to carry or wear this stone.
Using Hematite Crystal
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