Hematite Gemstone Meaning - Luck Stone
Hematite is used to improve relationships. If you need your personal relationship to be better, carry a hematite with you always.
The name comes from the Greek word for blood. It has been used as an amulet against bleeding, and so is known as the "blood stone". When arranged like the petals of a flower, it is referred to as the "iron rose". Native American folklore states that war paint made from hematite will make one invincible in battle. People in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries wore hematite jewelry during mourning.
Scientists of the Mars Exploration Rover Project believe that deposits of hematite on Mars may help prove whether large amounts of liquid water ever flowed on Mars' surface. They say that where water was, life may have had a chance to thrive as well.
Hematite is good for increasing intuition. In jewelry it is best in a ring worn on the left hand.
Healing properties of Hematite
Hematite stimulates iron absorption in the small intestine, which in turn improves oxygen supply to the body. It can be in direct contact with the skin, but results in inflammation for some people, so test it carefully on yourself before use.
Sources of Hematite
Brazil is the most important source of hematite. Other sources include: China, Canada, England, and Germany.