Hematite is a stone that is most commonly -- and most strongly -- used to ground or stabilize and for protection. In spiritual work, hematite is an excellent stone to help keep yourself also connected to the Earth plane, as some would say via the silver cord, so that your spiritual learnings and travels can be done safely and things learned can be brought back to daily life more easily.
Red Ochre is variety of hematite used for permanent coloring, and particularly in ancient spiritual drawings, medicine pouches, and related spiritual uses.
Hematite can be used at the corners of a room or property as a simple but protective spiritual crystal grid.
Mental and Emotional Properties
Hematite is used to bring mental organization and is very grounding and calming. It can help with original thinking, logical thinking, and mathematics, any type of thinking which requires significant mental organization.
Emotionally, hematite decreases negativity. This lowering of negativity can benifit by helping balance the body/mind/spirit connection. It also is said to balance the meridiians, boost self-esteen, and self-confidence.
Physical Conditions Properties
Physically it has been used in complementary crystal healing to cool the body, blood disorders, Reynayd's Syndrome, nervous problems, stress and insomnia, spinal alignment, broken bones. It is also an excellent stone for anxiety relief, particularly in its botroydal form. Please note that healing crystal meanings are spiritual supports to healing and are not prescriptions or healthcare information.