Hematite Tumbled Stone
(ranges from approx .75 – 1.25″)
Affirmation: I am calm and peaceful. All is well, and life is good. My roots absorb goodness from the all-giving, bountiful earth, which fills me up and brings me serenity. I am love, and all that surrounds me is love.
Color: metallic black to steel gray
Astrological sign(s): Taurus, Capricorn
Mohs scale: 5.5–6.5
Spiritual uses: Hematite enhances meditation practice by using it with the intent to quiet the mind and to be in the nothingness state of consciousness. This widespread stone relaxes the physical body and worldly thoughts to enable quiet time for connection with the earth beneath you as you connect with the inner sanctums of your consciousness.
Mental uses: Hematite removes scattered energy from your energy field and repels negative thoughts from your mind as well as from the minds of others.
Emotional uses: Hematite works wonders in shifting negative feelings by calming and relaxing your attention on the source of the emotional challenge. With this stone in hand, imagine the metallic quality interrupting the connection between you and the source of your emotional discomfort.
Divine guidance: Are you hyperactive in either body or mind? Is your brain on overdrive? Are you feeling physically hyperactive? Has restful sleep and/or relaxation been a problem for you? You may need to transform a negative situation in your life. Become grounded by focusing on peace, and breathe it in deeply as you feel your roots taking hold and expanding into the earth.
Excerpted from The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals, and Stones (Llewellyn. 2013) by Margaret Ann Lembo