Gemstone Family Iron Oxide
Chakras Root (1st)
Colour Black / Metallic Grey, brown to reddish brown
Found in Worldwide including Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, India, Madagascar, Namibia, Russia, South Africa, UK, USA
Element  Earth
Also known as Haematite, Red Iron Ore, 
Meaning  Blood stone from the Greek word for blood "Haema"
Birthstone Month February
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Chemical Composition Fe2O3
Hardness on the Mohs scale  5-6 (1 being softest, 10 being hardest)
Physical Healing Properties Improves circulation, protects from toxic energy, reduces stress and worry, promotes a feeling of grounding, is said to be a good detoxifier
Emotional Healing Properties Encourages a sense of worth, aids in self forgiveness, provides a sense of balance, helps control emotions, promotes positive energies and outlooks
Spiritual Properties Helps believe and manifest your dreams, Aids in ascension by promoting contact with higher spiritual energy
Legend has it that... In ancient times it was believed that large deposits of hematite formed on battlegrounds where soldiers were injured and lost blood from their battles - this could be due to when greek warriors used to rub ground hematite on their bodies before battle to make themselves invincible

 

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