Hematite gemstone is strongly associated with planet Mercury.
Hematite provides the foundation for stability. It raises self-confidence, strengthens the will and fuels the optimism of those who wear it. This crystal provides protection by enhancing existential instincts and the instinct for survival. It protects against fears and relieves stressful situations in which insecurity, anger or rage are manifested.
Hematite is associated with the elements of fire and earth, and the root chakra or “Muladhara” in Sanskrit. It is used in the physical treatment of the body and is especially considered useful for the cardiovascular system.
It is believed that hematite crystal has a profound effect on the mind as well as strong protective quality. As such, Hematite is considered a powerful stone for the purpose of grounding. It combines both male and female energy, harmonizes chakras and balances the aura.
Hematite draws attention to the passion that governs life and is thus useful for the overcoming of compulsion and/or addiction. Mentally, it stimulates concentration and focus.
Physically, hematite has a strong relationship with blood. It restores, strengthens and regulates the supply of blood. It successfully treats problems with circulation and conditions such as anemia. It stimulates the absorption of iron, and facilitates the production of healthy red blood cells. As a consequence, hematite is considered an excellent healing mineral for kidneys, tissue regeneration and for those that suffer from anemia.
First chakra: root, Muladhara
Key words: material instincts, instincts, insecurity, survival, anger, fear