Hematite – derived from the Greek word for ‘blood’ and sometimes spelt ‘haematite’, is the mineral type of iron oxide and occurs naturally in abundance.
It’s not naturally magnetised, contrary to what’s generally believed, however a simulated magnetic substitute is commonly passed off as hematite by some manufacturers and jewellery makers as it’s believed there’s a health and healing profit to sporting magnetic jewellery.
Sometimes hematite is called bloodstone because of the red, rusty color of its powder.
It has all kinds of therapeutic properties ascribed to it, from relieving leg cramps to alleviating fevers. One of the simplest ways to find out the powers of hematite is to purchase a stone and experiment yourself. Hematite is considerable and subsequently very affordable.
Hematite clearly has a really robust grounding energy, this can be felt just by holding the stone. It also has a cooling and calming effect and helps develop concentration and focus. Total, it has powerful energizing properties, is calming and therapeutic and generally considered to convey good fortune.
Hematite is also nice enjoyable to play with for adults as much if not more than children. Take stones and toss them within the air ensuring they aren’t touching each other in your hand. They are going to be pulled together in the air making a ‘singing’ noise as they fall back into your hand. Practise and ideal your expertise making greater throws and longer ‘singing’ sounds
Magnetic hematite is a pleasure to own whether in jewelry form or simple tumble stones and due to its affordability, within most peoples’ reach.
The simulation for hematite which is magnetised is widely used in toy making and is usually available in pairs of a number of different shapes together with balls and pellet like shapes. Egg formed pairs are additionally straightforward to identify and are typically called ‘Rattle Snake Eggs’ or ‘Buzz Balls’ as a result of ‘rattle’ or ‘buzzing’ sound made when thrown within the air.
Whichever shape is chosen, these toys are great fun for all, maybe largely ‘grown ups’ and have been compared favourably to the act of “popping bubble wrap” which may mean the calming energy attributed to hematite is equally effective in the Magnetic Hemetite jewelry form of this versatile mineral.