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Everything you need to know about Hematite.

IDENTIFICATION

Hematite is a crystal made of iron oxide an important iron ore and its chemical composition is Fe2O3. It is measured as having a hardness of 5-6 on the Mohs scale. 

The stone often looks like it is metallic because of the iron content and the shine that comes with that. The most common colour is black for this stone. However, it also comes in brown and reddish-brown. You can also get grey and silver colours. 

While Hematite can be found virtually everywhere in the world, large quantities of it are mined in places like China, Brazil, Venezuela, Australia and South Africa, as well as across the U.S. and Canada.

If they are 'attracted' to each other or to something metal then they are not real. Another test for real Hematite is to give it a quick rub with sandpaper. The Hematite should be a bit red below the surface or the powdered Hematite should be reddish in a real gemstone. The same idea works with a streak test.

Hematite best combines with:

  • Clear Quartz: This crystal pairing can help you with grounding, balancing, and rooting yourself to the Earth, so all that is negative and harmful is siphoned away so that the Earth can neutralise it.
  • Black Tourmaline & Selenite: Some consider this to be the Holy Grail of protection crystal combinations. It blocks, purifies and deflects bad vibes. You can feel the change in your aura as soon as you hold this powerful trio.Black Obsidian & Garnet: This trio are good for pushing away and breaking up any harmful energies you encounter. It also helps strengthen your energy and aura.

  • Amethyst: Combined this is a great stress reliever. Eases anxiety and racing thoughts. Helps with sleep issues and bad dreams.

  • Red Jasper: Together they are a powerful grounding and calming combination. Great to wear when feeling overwhelmed with long to-do lists and fast approaching deadlines.

  • White Howlite: These 2 promotes restful sleep and slows racing thoughts. Also promotes peaceful thought and contentment with where you currently are in life.
  • Element: Earth
  • Planet: Mars
  • Zodiac: Aries, Aquarius 
  • Chakras: All (especially Root & Solar Plexus)

HISTORY 

This mineral, originally referred to as “Haematite” wasn’t officially discovered until 1773 by Jean Baptiste rome de I’Isle who removed the first “e” to make it “Hematite.” The name is derived from the Greek word for blood “haima” due to the colour the mineral turns when ground to powder.

Hematite is a very special mineral that was believed to be used by man 164,000 years ago. A small area south of Mossel Bay in South Africa has been excavated many times since 2000 and produced numerous artefacts dating back hundreds of thousands of years. Interestingly, an observation from one of the excavations was that of writing on a cave wall in a red powder substance. Through extensive research and analysis it was confirmed that this powder was in fact Hematite.

NASA made a remarkable discovery when they found Hematite on Mars. It was found by the infrared spectrometer on the NASA Mars Global Surveyor and the 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft when it was orbiting the planet. What makes this even more interesting is the need of water for Hematite to occur. NASA Scientists are now studying the images and samples in which they took to help better understand the environment of Mars, and if it is suitable for life.

SPIRITUAL ATTRIBUTES

A strong rooting stone, Hematite is connected to the Root Chakra and the Solar Plexus Chakra. Our base chakras are where our confidence, belief in self, and feelings of security sit. When these are activated we feel unshakable which helps us to make decisions that are in complete alignment with our own souls. Hematite is also celebrated for its yin-yang balancing out. The stone is able to both the spiritual and the physical nervous system and merge them into beautiful balanced alignment.

Hematite can help one to find their own, unique gifts and to release self-imposed limitations, while still maintaining a healthy amount of self-control. Hematite aids in the Ascension process, by facilitating the integration of higher spiritual energies into our physical 3-D existence. This allows those who are doing spiritual work to still be able to function in the physical world and relate to others.

Carry Hematite when in need of balance and equilibrium, or when having difficulty focusing energies. Hematite is also said to be useful in legal situations, and is thought to strengthen self-confidence. Meditation with Hematite can integrate the higher energies of the spirit into the physical 3D world.

PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTES

With a rich past and a high iron content that has long kept Hematite connected to the blood, it comes as no surprise that Hematite is considered to be one of the best stones for amping up healthy circulation in the body. If you have high blood pressure, clots, heavy periods, or any kind of health issue connected with blood flow, this is a stone you need in your life. Hematite keeps your tissue in tip-top shape, it makes sure you can properly absorb all your nutrients, and it detoxifies the body (along with the mind and soul).

If you work in an emotionally toxic environment, this gemstone can help transform the negative energy around you into Universal light and love. The Hematite would radiate positivity from you and ensure the negativity does not follow you home.  If you live in a negative home environment, keeping large specimen on Hematite in your room would provide you with a safe space and refuge.

EMOTIONAL ATTRIBUTES

Hematite is a strength bringer - it’s a Stone for the Mind. If you often find yourself at the mercy of other peoples bad moods and vibes, then Hematite is ever ready to step in and make sure that you don’t become a sponge for negative energy. For those who are high empaths, Hematite is an incredible investment. It somehow manages to kickstart our survival instinct and is all about infusing us with courage, willpower, and confidence enhancing abilities.

For those who sometimes feel like they live life a little on the timid side, Hematite is here to give your self-esteem a hearty boost. This new strength of character can help you to overcome all kinds of things. Addictive behaviours, poor patterns, and being a people pleaser – all these traits can be thrown out the window when Hematite comes in.

This stone brings a deep heartfelt confidence thanks to its ability to stop toxic emotions in their tracks. It’s connected to the Root Chakra, which is the foundation of our stability in this world, and it keeps us clear-minded and sassy with self-care every single day.

ETHICAL SOURCING 

Our Hematite is sourced from Brazil. Our polished stones and raw material are sourced and carved in Brazil. Our suppliers work on a low environmentally impact environment and are industry, family run professionals. They all have in house lapidary services and they are one of the few direct sources for genuine hematite in Minas Gerais, Brazil. 

None of our suppliers work with children under age. It is illegal in most countries now to mine with children, the businesses we work with comply and are registered under the Ethical sourcing conduct.

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