The Metaphysical Meaning of hematite
Properties of hematite
In this article I would like to talk about several important metaphysical properties of hematite. Prior to that, let us examine some of hematite's physical and chemical properties. What is the composition of this significant and powerful stone? From its chemical formula, Fe2O3, we see that hematite is essentially iron oxide. There are several oxides of iron, and besides hematite the most abundant is magnetite. Hematite is a magnetic material, although its magnetism is weaker if compared to that of magnetite. Hematite stones are very compact and relatively heavy. They can range in color from black to reddish-brown, but by far the most dominant is the silver-gray metallic color. In most cases, when you purchase hematite it will be in form of tumbled stones of various sizes.
Metaphysical properties of hematite stones
Many of the metaphysical features of hematite can be deducted from the above information. First of all it is easy to see that the content of iron in hematite is one of the highest among all the spiritual crystals and semi precious stones. We know that throughout history, in the ancient Vedic astrology, as well as in the western astrology and esoteric practice, iron has always been associated with planet Mars. Actually today we have scientific evidences that hematite as iron ore is present on this planet. Therefore, if one wants to incorporate the attributes of Mars, that is, extreme, uncompromising energy, courage, strength, and will , there is no better stone than hematite. The connection is so straightforward that it is a mystery to me why this link is not recognized more widely. Think only about how people who suffer from anemia and do not have enough iron in their blood also suffer from the lack of courage, strength and will. On the other hand, there are people who are overabundant with respect to these masculine features, and they should probably opt in for another type of spiritual stones, for example some crystals that incorporate copper in their structure, such as malachite stones, or azurite. Copper is known to balance iron, and vice versa, so have this in mind if you need to establish proper equilibrium of spiritual energies within your own microcosm.
Hematite healing stones can be nicely incorporated into various types of jewelry. In order to decipher the hematite ring meaning, one should know that any ring in general means fidelity, devotion and commitment to some person. Hematite adds to these qualities with its grounding and rooting properties. The necklaces and bracelets of hematite do not have special meaning, apart from their decorative function.
The use of hematite in meditation
Hematite is without any doubt a grounding stone and stone of protection. This can be deducted from its color at the first place, but also from the general characteristics that put it within the group of crystals and gemstones that have their impact on the root chakra, muladhara. All root chakra crystals are connected to the fourth ray of the seven rays of light. This means they enhance the purity of our body, mind and soul. The protective features are seen from the fact that hematite is able to produce a shielding aura if used properly in meditation. This aura is in turn capable of protecting the meditator from negative energies of external sources. The grounding features of hematite help bring the spiritual energies of higher frequencies, which emanate from the seventh crown chakra, to the first root chakra. Without proper grounding, any sort of metaphysical or spiritual experience cannot be used to its full extent and often its applicability for practical self development is questionable.
Healing properties of hematite, care, and jewelry
As far as the healing powers are considered, hematite is able to heal and regenerate those forces within our organism which are related to blood circulation, and skin rejuvenation. As already mentioned, it helps with anemia and bleeding. It also enhances lucidity, concentration, and clears the mind from negative patterns and thoughts.
Hematite can be combined with other metaphysical crystals, such as, rock crystal, rose quartz, amethyst, herkimer diamond, and citrine, which can be used to calm down its raw power and strength. From obvious reason hematite stones should not be cleansed with water. Instead, it should be placed on top of a cluster of quartz crystals, or tumbled stones and kept there for at least 24 hours.
If you have the need for the beneficial influence of some of the hematite energies, my recommendation would be to obtain a piece of hematite necklace or bracelet. Hematite jewelry is relatively inexpensive and the potential gain can be huge. Please note that magnetic jewelry should be worn only by those people who do not have pacemakers, or pumps.As the influence of the magnetic field produced by magnetic materis on humans is not very well known, pregnant women should first seek the advise of their physician.