Hematite is a graphite-colored metallic crystal.
This crystal has its own healing properties, associations, and chakra alignments that can help you determine if it is the right crystal for you.
Healing with Hematite
Hematite is also known as the "stone of the mind". It earned this nickname because it's known to have the ability to enhance focus and help with clarity of thought.
Many believe that this crystal can also help reduce stress and anxiety by making one feel more grounded to the earth. It is revered for helping people identify what might be causing them stress, and then giving the confidence needed to address it. Hematite is also believed to help increase one's self-confidence.
If you've been feeling like your thoughts are jumbled and nothing can hold your focus, consider starting with Hematite on your crystal-healing journey.
Hematite is associated with:
If those associations resonate with you, it could be a sign that Hematite is the right crystal for you.
Hematite is also aligned with the root chakra. The root chakra is tied to our physical identity—when it's out of alignment we aren't very secure in who we are. Hematite is believed to help realign that chakra leaving you feeling more sure of yourself.
Cleansing your Hematite
If you are new to crystal-healing, you might not know that it's important to cleanse your crystal of any negative energy that might be tied to it. Your crystal will go on a journey to get to you when you order it: it will be handled by someone on our team that packages it up, by a mail carrier, and any additional parties that are involved in the shipping process. In transit, it's possible that your crystal encountered negative energy that could hinder its full healing abilities.
To ensure that your crystal is cleansed of any negative energy, try one of the cleansing methods below. Every couple of months, you'll want to use these methods for cleansing. Anytime your crystal is exposed to the outside world, it's accumulating negative energy.
The first method you can try for cleansing is exposing your crystal to sunlight or moonlight. If you want to try sunlight, try to avoid just leaving it outside in direct sunlight. Direct sunlight exposure for too long can end up fading the colors of your crystal. The preferred method would be finding a place that gets sun in your home and leaving the crystal there for a few hours—indirect exposure allows you to leave the crystal longer and avoid any damages. For the moon, the best time to expose your Hematite to its light would be during a full moon. You could either leave your crystal outside or find a place in your home that will have access to the moon for the entire night.
The second method of cleansing you can try is salt water. If you live near the sea, this could be a great method for you. Take the crystal to a salt water source and leave it under the water for a few minutes. It's important that you allow your crystal to fully dry before wearing it. If you don't live near a salt water source, you can also use a sage smudge for cleansing. For this, take some sage and rub it on the crystal. Leave the crystal alone for a few minutes after smudging it and then you will be good to go.
The final method of cleansing you can try is scrubbing it with a soft-bristled brush under a running water source. This could just be water from the tap that you run while you scrub with crystal with a brush. Again, make sure you let the crystal completely dry before wearing it. If you don't have time to let it sit out you can use a soft, dry cloth to dry it off.
After engaging with one of these methods, you're ready to start healing with Hematite!
Activating the Stone of the Mind
To engage in the act of crystal healing, you need to start with yourself. Ask yourself if you have any doubts or skepticism about crystal healing. If you do, that can hinder the crystal healing process, lowering the potential effects it might have. Clear your mind and allow yourself to accept whatever Hematite might give you.
After opening your mind, it's time to set an intention for your healing process. Intentions should be short and specific. You also want to keep the associations and healing properties of Hematite in mind when setting your intention. For Hematite, you might consider setting an intention to offer you clarity to uncover what has been causing you stress and anxiety.
Once you've set an intention, hold your Hematite spinner in your hands and speak your intention Into the crystal. Repeat this a few times so it's clear how you'd like crystal healing with Hematite to look for you. As you wear your Hematite ring, keep your intention in mind. Think about how your decisions might align with that intention.
Experience Clarity of Thought with Hematite
Now that you know more about your Hematite crystal ring, it's time to start practicing crystal healing! We hope that you receive the intended effects you had for your crystal spinner.
If you enjoy your Hematite crystal ring, check out our full crystal collection to see what other crystals you can incorporate into your healing routine.