Chakra: Root

Crystal System: Hexagonal

Color: Silver, red

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius, Aries

Planet: Saturn

Appearance: Brain-like, red or gray when unpolished. Shiny when polished. Heavy. All sizes

Source: Italy, Brazil, Britain, Sweden, Canada, Switzerland

Attributes: Hematite is particularly effective at grounding and protecting. It harmonizes mind, body, and spirit. Used during out-of-body journeying. It protects the soul and grounds it back into the body. This stone has a strong yang element and balances the meridians, redressing yin imbalances. It dissolves negativity and prevents negative energies from entering the aura, restoring peace and harmony to the body.

Hematite is said to be beneficial for legal situations.

Psychologically: Hematite is strong. It supports timid women, boosts self-esteem and survivability, enhances willpower and reliability, and imparts confidence. This stone removes self-limitations and aids expansion. It is a useful stone for overcoming compulsions and addictions. Hematite brings attention to the unfulfilled desires that are driving life. Hematite helps you to come to terms with mistakes and to accept them as learning experiences rather than disasters.

Mentally: Hematite stimulates concentration and focus. It enhances memory and original thought. It brings the mind's attention to basic survival needs and helps to sort out problems of all kinds. This is a useful stone for the study of mathematics and technical subjects.

Healing: Hematite aids circulatory problems and blood conditions such as anemia. It supports the kidneys in cleansing blood and regenerating tissue. Hematite stimulates the absorption of iron and the formation of red blood cells. It treats leg cramps, anxiety, and insomnia, and aids spinal alignments and fractures.

Position: Base and top of the spine to facilitate spinal manipulation. Hold or place as appropriate for healing or calming. Hematite should not be used where inflammation is present or for long periods of time.