Hematite a stone for ‘Balance and healing’ is rather variable in its appearance - it can be in reddish brown, ocherous masses, dark silvery-grey scaled masses, silvery-grey to black crystals, and dark-grey masses, to name a few and What they all have in common is a rust-red streak.

Crystal Type:



5 - 6 on The Moh's Scale




Shiny Black


Aries, Aquarius

Hematite Wisdom:



Hematite crystals have an excellent grounding and balancing energy, as well as being a powerful aid to stimulate the mind, enhance memory and evoke deep thought and it protective energy are good to help women who lack courage. If you desire to stimulate your mind for higher learning, they are most helpful, especially in the field of mathematics and technical studies as they will assist the development of logical thought processes, and help you to reach the highest capacity possible, heighten self confidence, will power and self-esteem. This crystal is said to aid in the formation of new red blood cells, as it helps the production of blood within the bone marrow, has a good action to help broken bones or fractures to heal properly and relief pain.


Emotionally, hematite decreases negativity. This lowering of negativity can be of benefit by helping balance the body/mind/spirit connection. It also is said to balance the meridians, boost self-esteem, and self-confidence.


Hematite crystals and stones have an excellent vibration that aids spiritual grounding and balancing therefore using these grounding crystals will help to settle you and totally ground your energy to earth, as they help you to make a stronger connection to the earth. This stone is highly protective, and is useful to protect and seal your aura field to prevent intrusion from unwanted entities while undertaking spiritual journeying and If you have been using high vibration stones in meditation, especially stones that stimulate the third eye and crown chakra, Hematite crystals will ground you spiritually on your return.


• Symbolism – Balance and healing.
• Mineral Class – Hematite Group
• Streak - Reddish brown ("rust-red")
• Composition – Iron Trioxide
• Crystal System – Trigonal
• Cleavage – None Observed
• Toughness = Isotrophic, weak
• Stability = Good
• Transparency – Opaque
• Specific Gravity – 5.26
• Lustre – Metallic, Sub-Metallic, Dull, Earthy
• Tenacity – Brittle
• Fracture – Irregular/Uneven, Sub-Conchoidal
• Category – tumbled stones and gemstones
• Location – Africa, Sweden, Britain, Italy, Switzerland, Western Australia, Canada, Argentina, Brazil and the USA.
• Rarity – common

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