Even though in Feng Shui Hematite is often called a crystal, it might be helpful to know that hematite is not a crystal but a mineral (iron oxide). While many stones can look similar to an untrained eye, the heavy and shiny hematite has a distinctive presence that cannot be confused with any other stone.
The name hematite derives its meaning from the Greek word for blood. The reason for the origin of the hematite’s name can be twofold. The hematite looks shiny black on the outside, but if you break the stone (not an easy thing to do!), you will see that the hematite has a deep blood red colour on the inside hematite.
Its name relates to the high iron content which exists in hematite (almost 70%). Thus, causing hematite a famous healing stone for blood-related disorders. Hematite existed for such a long time. It has a wide variety of healing properties ascribed to it, from relieving leg cramps to alleviating fevers. The best way to find out the powers of hematite is to buy a stone and experiment yourself. Hematite is abundant, thus very affordable.
Hematite has powerful grounding energy; you can feel that by holding the stone in your hand. It also has a cooling and calming effect, as well as helps develop concentration and focus. Overall, hematite brings a quality of energy that is powerful, strong, and grounding. It works with one’s mind by calming it and clearing the unnecessary clutter. Most of the hematite sold on the market comes from Brazil, Venezuela, USA, and Canada.
Feng Shui Properties
Feng Shui Hematite is used for its grounding, calming, as well as protective properties. Feng Shui Hematite jewellery can also be energising (in a balanced kind of way).
Form to Choose
Your chosen firm will depend on the intended use of feng shui hematite. As with all crystals and stones that are quite affordable, it is good to have at least several tumbled rock hematites because this way, you can take them with you anywhere! From your car to your purse or office computer, you can place the hematite where it can help you with a burst of strong and cool, calming energy.
When it comes to jewellery, be sure to distinguish between hematite and magnetic hematite. Even though magnetic (human-made) hematite has its interesting properties, it’s best to choose the nature-made one. The most popular hematite jewellery options are bracelets and rings because they help ground your energy.
Good Feng Shui
Your home Bagua area that can benefit the most from Feng Shui Hematite’s energy is the career and path in life (North Bagua area). You can also place the stone in the creativity and children Bagua area (West).
Feng Shui Hematite is also an excellent stone for one’s study or home office, as well as by the front door of your house. If you want to bring a good Feng Shui Hematite carving into your home (or office), you can find many small animal carvings in typical gift shops. Choose an animal whose spirit you admire, combine it with the energy of hematite, and voila!—you’ve just got yourself a good feng shui cure.