Hematite Crystal Meanings

Natural Hematitr Specimine.
Natural Hematite Specimen

Hematite is an iron oxide. It can be red, reddish-brown, brown, steel or silver-gray, and black. Hematite is also called specularite, kidney ore, iron rose, and martite. It is a main (or only) component in red ochre which is seen in ancient historic cave paintings and pottery decoration. As early as 2500 B.C. it was used in seals. Roman warriors carried it for protection. It exists worldwide, and Mars has this stone, too. The name hematite comes from the Greek for blood, because its powder is red, and even some of the stones are red.

Hematite has a strong effect of calming the mind. It is also very protective and a grounding stone.

What would you use Hematite for in crystal healing rituals, treatments, or grids?

Spiritual, Metaphysical, Energy and Historical Crystal Healing Meanings of Hematite

  • Circulatory system: This crystal benefits the entire circulatory system.
  • Blood: It also purifies and oxygenates the blood.
  • Anemia: This crystal relieves anemia and the absorption of iron. It also helps with healthy red blood cell growth.
  • Kidneys: This stone is a powerful healing stone for the kidneys.
  • Blood Pressure: This stone has calming vibrations that can benefit high blood pressure calming it to a normal level.
  • Hyperactivity: It can also ease and soothe hyperactivity.
  • Detoxify: Hematite is a potent detoxifier, including assisting the liver in detoxifying the blood. It is also helpful for menstruating women.
Hematite beads
Hematite Beads
  • Tissue: Hematite enhances tissue regeneration.
  • Anxiety: This crystal alleviates anxiety. Thus it helps with anxiety-related illness.
  • Insomnia: This stone treats insomnia, and it helps you reach deep, natural sleep.
  • Bones: It also helps spinal alignment and bone fractures.

Please remember that healing crystal meanings are not medical advice. Crystal healing is support for healing and wellness. See a doctor or other licensed healthcare practitioner about any illness or injury in addition to crystal healing.

How can you improve your life with Hematite?

Ritual, Sacred, Metaphysical Properties, Gemstone Meanings, and Traditional Uses In Ancient and Modern Life

Hematite specimen
Hematite Specimen
  • Protection: Very strong protection, especially of timid women.
  • EMF Protection: It also is a potent protection against electromagnetic smog.
  • Geopathic Stress: Additionally it protects against geopathic stress.
  • Negativity: This stone helps avoid absorbing others’ negativity and negative energy.
  • Self-Esteem: It also boosts the self-esteem bolstering willpower and self-confidence.
  • Legal Issues: For example, it is useful for handling legal issues.
  • Memory: If kept at hand or worn, it can enable deep thought and enhancement of memory.
  • Thought Processes: It also enhances the maximum capacity. This is so, particularly in technical studies and mathematics.
  • Grounding: Hematite is a particularly strong grounding stone, and keeps our core connected to the earth while still carrying high-frequency energy.
Hematite Tumbles
Tumbled Hematite
  • Stress: This stone allows for controlling stress.
  • Manifestation: This crystal helps find a new approach or path to get what you desire. Thus, it is a powerful manifestation stone.
  • Focus: Hematite brings a focus of mind and clarity. It also calms an overexcited mind.
  • Mind/Body/Spirit: It balances the mind-body and spirit. It also balances yin/yang energies and the meridians.
  • Income: This stone helps disjointed and chaotic energy so that you can focus and bring about the healthy income that you need.
  • Ascension: This crystal can help with the process of ascension by integrating higher energies with our earth-bound existence.
  • FYI: Water can cause this stone to rust.

Please note: “Magnetic Hematite” is not hematite, though it may have hematite in it, but is strongly magnetized. This should not be used by anyone with a pacemaker. Natural Hematite may have a slight magnetic charge. Anyone with a pacemaker should consult their doctor before using it.

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Chakras and Other Associations

Root Chakra Symbol
Root Chakra Symbol
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Hematite is associated with the Root Chakra. See the Chakras Pages to learn more about the chakras. This mineral also relates to both fire and earth elements.


You can learn about mineralogical information at Mindat.org. And gemological information at Gemdat.org.

See additional references and resources on crystals and the GIA Gem Encyclopedia for sacred, spiritual healing, metaphysical, and/or mineral information. Discover other stones at The Sacred Crystal Meanings. Also, learn how to clear and charge your crystals and more about crystals here.

You may also be interested in my articles on Root Chakra Balance or Imbalance, Aqua Aura Quartz, and Chalcedony.

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