Article by Rinku Patel
Hematite, one of the most irresistible stone I have acquired. Before getting into in-depth details about this stone, let me tell you about its attractiveness. The color of Hematite is dark metallic steel grey and is little glimmerish. The one word to describe Hematite is Elegant. When Hematite beads are combined with other beads for bracelet or necklace, it gives extreme elegance to the product with its metallic dark steel grey color. It increases the beauty of other stones combined. Okay, enough of talking about just outer beauty.
In ancient times, Hematite or Haematite was known as bloodstone but not the same bloodstone that we know today. Hematite derived its name from the Greek word Haema which means blood. When it is powdered or in a clay form, the color of Hematite is red. It is considered ‘The Stone of Blood’.
Let me start with how to use
First and foremost is to cleanse and charge it with Reiki. If you are attuned to symbols, draw symbols and charge with Reiki. Program it with the intention or alternatively just wear it directly after charging. I prefer programming it with the intention that it acts as per all its properties which includes grounding, protection, blood purifier and more… If you don’t know Reiki, don’t get disheartened, you can continue without Reiki too. Just put crystal in salt water for 3-4 hours to cleanse it. Once cleansed, take in your palm and chant a mantra or any prayer to charge it. Put your intention and hold your intention for 68 seconds. Keep stating your intention or you can visualize the outcome of your intention. That’s it.
- Carry or wear it.
- Place a bowl full of hematite at the center of the house.
- Grid it with Black Tourmaline by putting it in all corners of the room.
- Make crystal grid.
- Make elixir without putting it directly in water.
- Put under pillow.
Hematite for Grounding
Hematite is the stone for Root chakra as well as the Earth Star chakra and hence it is amongst the best stone for grounding and protection. Carrying Hematite keeps one centered and focused even at the most stressful times. It makes one feel safe and secure by strengthening the connection with earth.
Hematite for Protection
Hematite not only dispels negative energies but it also transmutes negative energy into positive. Some also believe that it throws back all the negative energy to the source and hence if you are using this stone, you have to keep your thoughts positive. Personally, I feel it transmutes negative to positive. It releases all the negative energies and auto-recharge positive energy.
This is excellent stone for those who stays outdoors, interacts with new people and come across many people daily. It protects you from absorbing negative vibes, evil intentions and negative energies from others. The must stone for adventurous people as it protects against bleeding if anyone is injured.
Hematite for Physical Problems
Since Hematite is considered the ‘The Stone of Blood’, it is one of the best stone to heal any blood related disease. It acts as a blood cleanser and helps with blood circulation. It also aids prevent excessive menstrual flow and it aids regularize menstrual cycle.
It can also be used to heal headaches, heat strokes, align spine, dizziness, weak legs, leg cramps, kidney issues etc. If you are suffering from sciatica nerves, go for this stone now because it helps user connect to the earth star chakra. Sciatica nerves problem happens when the person is disconnected with earth and is out of balance.
It can also help with skin problems as well as heal cuts and wounds.
Hematite for Mental Strength
Hematite promotes logical thinking and keeps mind organized and calm, preventing anger, stubbornness and obsessions. It provides mental strength and keep user away from addictive habits. It also enhances memory and brings focus. It creates photographic memory in one’s mind. It also brings mental clarity and provides determination and will power.
Hematite for Spirituality
In ancient times, people used to burn candle in front of hematite. The hematite is placed in such a way that candle flame reflects on it. Then they stare at the reflecting flame and think about the problem they need answer for or think about the wish to be fulfilled.
Hematite Miscellaneous Uses
- Instead of cleansing hematite in water, bury it under rock salt or place near any cleansing crystals like Selenite, Carnelian or Citrine. You can also cleanse it by drawing Cho Ku Rei or Dai Ko Myo and giving Reiki to it.
- Place it amidst other crystals to cleanse those crystals.
- Direct elixir is not advisable as it contains iron ore. So make an elixir by placing hematite around the container.
- Use it on Solar Plexus chakra to improve and increase will power.
Hematite and Other Stones Combinations
Relationships– Always carry Hematite + Rose Quartz, Hematite + Rhodonite with you for healthy loving relationships.
Grounding– Combine with Black Tourmaline, Red Jasper, Smoky Quartz or any other grounding stones.
Protection– Combine with Black Tourmaline, Citrine, Tigers Eye, Snowflake Obsidian or any other protection stones.
Overcome Addiction– Combine with Amethyst, Carnelian or Red Jasper.
Stimulate Willpower– Combine with Carnelian, Citrine or Malachite.
Use it with lower chakras stone to strengthen and balance the chakras.
One small ritual we perform with hematite
Take a hematite and hold in your palms. Sit quietly and pour all your troubles and worries into this stone. Be very clear as if you are talking to your friend. Bury it somewhere in earth. Mother earth will neutralize all the negativity you have poured into the stone. As simple as that!
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