Grounding Hematite is said to be a great protector and it strengthens the body and improves resistance to life's stresses. Resonating with the root chakra, Hematite encourages one's survival instincts. Hematite also inspires inner life and helps to keep inward peace. It enhances personal magnetism and dissolves negativity while also preventing negative energies from entering the body.

Hematite harmonizes the body, mind and spirit. It protects the soul and grounds it back into the body during out of body journeys. Hematite balances meridians and protects the aura. It is good for legal situations, and improving relationships. It gives strength, supports timid women, and boosts self-esteem. Hematite may also be useful in overcoming addictions and compulsions. This stone aids focus and concentration and is good for stimulating the memory and working through problems.

Physically, Hematite has a connection with the blood. It aids anemia, regulates blood supply, and helps with circulatory problems such as Reynaud's disease. This stone can also be used to help broken bones, backaches, leg cramps and insomnia. Hematite should not be used for long periods of time, or where inflammation is present.

Wearing a Hematite ring on the left hand (in right-handed people) helps boost intuition and metaphysical awareness. I also like to use Hematite rings as stands for my crystal spheres because of its grounding and protecting qualities.

Hematite, also known as Iron Oxide, can be red, silver, or gray, and is shiny when polished. It can have magnetic properties, and is readily available in Britain, Morocco, Italy, Sweden, Brazil and Canada.