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.
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.
Physical uses: Hematite has calming vibrations that work wonders for those with high blood pressure or a hyperactivity disorder.
Excerpted from The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals, and Stones (Llewellyn. 2013) by Margaret Ann Lembo