Healing Properties of Hematite
Spiritual: Hematite is a phenomenal grounding stone and can help us to survive and thrive no matter the circumstances we find ourselves in. It encourages us to always strive to move forward, to better our lives and the lives of those around us. Hematite helps us to stay connected to our own bodies and the Earth while engaging in high spiritual work or energetic traveling. It can be used to help us feel safer when exploring our Shadow Self. Hematite is attuned to the Root Chakra and linked to the astrological signs of Aries, Aquarius. It is connected to the element of Earth and vibrates to the number 9.
Emotional: Hematite has a strong soothing energy, which can be very encouraging during difficult times. It helps us to see the silver lining around grey clouds and to have the strength to try again. Hematite has a very practical approach to negative or overwhelming emotions by reminding us to check if our basic physical and emotional needs are being met. Have we eaten and are we hydrated? Are we sleeping and exercising enough? Have we had positive social interactions recently? All of these basic needs play a HUGE role in our emotional well-being and attending to them has an immediate positive result. Hematite encourages all people, but especially women and mothers, to make their own self-care priority.
Mental: Hematite has a very practical energy that can help us to feel more self-confident. It removes the self-limitations that we so often impose on ourselves and shows us a more expansive way of thinking. Hematite asks us to logically explore our motivations, and be very honest with ourselves. It is a fantastic talisman for anyone fighting an addiction. Hematite helps us to acknowledge whatever mistakes we may have made in the past and to come to make peace with these experiences. To see them as learning opportunities and a way to grow and move forward. Hematite helps us to apologize as needed and to stand up for ourselves when warranted.
Physical: Hematite is highly recommended to encourage preventative healthcare, rather than waiting until the body suffers a crisis. Hematite reminds us that while common sense advice may not be very glamorous, there’s a reason it works. Hematite helps us to assess our health habits around food, hydration, exercise, sleep, and stress and make sensible changes. It gives us the stamina to follow through with a healthy lifestyle, rather than bouncing back and forth between healthy and unhealthy habits. It also reminds us that perfection is unrealistic and that “good enough” is a reasonable goal. Hematite is a great talisman for anyone with anemia or other blood-related problems who often feels tired and weak. It reminds us that our distressed feelings are directly related to physical processes, and there are simple things we can do to help our body, which in turn will elevate our mood. If the body does go into crisis mode, for example if the anemia is caused by kidney disease or if the liver is damaged, Hematite helps us to stay grounded and swiftly take action to appropriately handle the situation before it gets any worse.
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