It is quite rare to find Hematite in their natural raw crystal form. Their lustre is such of polished stones, but they are completely natural, raw - untouched crystals.
Hematite vibrates to the number 9 and is the astrological Signs of Aries and Aquarius. When iron is exposed to oxygen, either through the atmosphere or contact with water, it will oxidize, giving birth to Hematite. Transforming the nature of one of the hardest metals on the earth, Hematite is endowed through the very process of its creation with the powers of metamorphosis. It carries the strength of iron and the ethereal essence of oxygen. Hematite’s red essence is revealed by streak test and through the bright red powder that is left behind when it is cut or polished. Since the essence of the stone is red, instead of silver-black, Hematite stimulates the power of unseen creative energy (red), while extending its influence into revealed manifestation (black). Hematite can be called a ‘stone for the mind’. It helps us to sort things out. It can be used for mental attunement, memory enhancement, original thinking, and technical knowledge. This stone encourages one to ‘reach for the sun’, but at the same time, it also provides for a calming atmosphere. It helps us to realize that the only limitations which exist are those our minds impose upon us. Hematite can help us to find a balance between mind, body and spirit. It helps us to attain a soft meditative state, while helping us to remain grounded. It can help us to find tranquility and emotional clarity. Hematite can help us to stay focused during times of change and it assists in creating a will of iron so that conscious choices can be made that will enable personal goals to be achieved. It has been said to attract ‘kind’ love. It can help to stimulate the desire for peace, self-control, and inner happiness. A desire which stimulates us to achieving these qualities and enabling us to enter into a loving relationship. Hematite is incredibly shiny and reflecting. It was used to make mirrors in ancient times. This reflective attribute enables Hematite to cast back negative impressions that have external origins while, at the same time, providing inner strength. It can help us to see what is ours and what is not, where we need to personally grow and make changes and what is being imposed from other's expectations and demands. Hematite can serve as protection against negativity or lower frequency environments. Hematite can be placed under the pillow and acts like a shield of armour, defending and protecting so that strength can be drawn from inner resources. It can help to ease the strain created from an overactive mind while it redirects its grounding force into the body so that it can have a peaceful rest. When traveling, Hematite is a good stone to take with us. It is said to be beneficial to take a bath with at least three Hematite stones in a tub full of warm water as soon as possible after flying long distances. Hematite is capable of helping the body to remain cool, or of dispelling heat at the physical level.
These Hematite crystals range in size from approx. 1-1/4" to 1-3/4". I will listen for the Hematite Crystal who is singing for you.