HematiteA shimmering silver black, hematite is rich in iron, the main component of blood and the metal that responds to magnetic energy. It thus draws the Earth's awesome power to us, while pulling negative energy away from us. Ancient Greek and Roman warriors rubbed hematite powder over their bodies before battle.

Spiritual Properties
Considered an "anti-stress stone," it reflects negative energy back to the sender. Buoys your ability to resist life's pressures. Enhances logic and mathematical thinking. Increases your personal magnetism.

Physical Properties
Like other iron-rich stones, hematite's vibration positively affects kidney function, which purifies and strengthens the blood. Draws impurities out of the body. Use a hematite mala to help you feel grounded.

  • Chakra: Root
  • Element(s): Fire
  • Zodiac Sign(s): Capricorn, Scorpio, Taurus
  • Planet(s): Saturn

Dharma Beads: Making and Using Your Own Buddhist Malas
Joanna Arettam (2000) Journey Editions; Tuttle Publishing