The Appetite for Hematite

Why is Hematite one of the Most Popular Stones in Feng Shui?

Protecting, centering, calming, cooling – these are just a few of the properties of hematite

Hematite is very popular feng shui stone. In fact, after jade and citrine, most feng shui cures use hematite in one form or another.  

You can find a variety of feng shui figurines made from hematite – from little turtles and fu dogs to abundance fish and the laughing Buddha.

Many feng shui bracelets for protection and good luck also use hematite in their design.




The most popular feng shui figurine in hematite is the turtle, and there is certainly a good reason for it. Hematite has a strong grounding and protective quality to it, which perfectly matches the use of the turtle symbol in feng shui.

Being one of the four feng shui celestial animals – along with the Green Dragon, the Red Phoenix and the White Tiger, the essential protective energy of the Black Turtle is perfectly expressed in the energy of hematite.

The name hematite comes from greek for blood, so some people call it bloodstone which is not correct. The bloodstone is a different stone altogether.  Hematite owns its name to the fact that when opened, the stone is blood red color inside, thus the name.

The most prominent energy property of hematite is its strong grounding, clearing and protective quality.

You can literally feel its energy grounding and centering you, just try to hold a hematite tumbled stone in your left hand for a while.

It is an amazing stone that, lucky for us, is widely available; this makes hematite very affordable. I encourage you to get yourself at least a couple hematite tumbled stones.

Black color in its essence is very magical and protective, so most black stones – black obsidian, black tourmaline and black onyx – will have a protective quality to them.

The reason black color is considered very protective is because by its nature black is an energetic void, an absence of color (as opposed to white which contains all colors).

The uniqueness of the protective energy of hematite is in its almost mirror-like surface/shine, which further repels negative energy.

The energy of hematite, with its crisp and cooling quality, can also help with focus, clarity and concentration.

How can hematite benefit you?

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Should you wear hematite as jewellery or should you go for a hematite feng shui cure, such as a small feng shui carving? Maybe just tumbled hematite stones can do the job?

There are 3 basic ways you can benefit from the unique properties of the hematite.

#1. You can go for several tumbled stone that you might choose to carry with you as needed. For example, wear one in your pocket or purse; have one in the car, etc.

#2. Feng shui carvings placed in specific sports in your home can create a more protective and crisp quality of energy.

The best use of hematite stone is in the North/Career bagua area because it matches well the requirements for the Water feng shui element of this area.

#3. Hematite jewellery can be an excellent choice for many occasions, just be sure to choose wisely. It is always good to wear hematite on the lower half of the body versus the higher part.

Basically, this means having your hematite as an arm bracelet, in your belt design, your bag adornments or as an ankle bracelet is much better than wearing hematite as earrings or as a pendant over the heart area.

The choice is certainly up to you! And, because hematite is so affordable, why not go for all three – tumbled stones, carvings and jewellery?




To sum it up, here are the main properties of hematite:

Protective
Grounding
Centering
Cooling/Calming
Clarity-enhancing
Emotionally Balancing

It is important to know that these qualities do not apply to the magnetic, or magnetized hematite, which is man-made.

Even though magnetic hematite jewelry has its own interesting healing uses, its structure and properties are different from those of the real hematite stone.

So, there you have it, all the basic info to ignite your appetite for hematite!
 

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Rodika Tchi is the feng shui expert for About.com (FengShui.About.com) and consultant (in person and long distance) with TchiConsulting.com. She lives in Vancouver, BC Canada and consults internationally.