Hematite is perhaps one of the best known and loved stones. Its powers extend across a wide range of benefits. It can be a real benefit to timid women and help everyone with their self-esteem and willpower. It can increase mental abilities, especially with math and technical subjects. It is of benefit to the blood through the formation of red blood cells, thus increasing iron absorption and reducing anemia.
It enhances personal magnetism. It also have the ability to heal karmic interference from a previous life. Its ability to harmonize mind, body and soul is matched by a few stones or crystals. During out of body experiences, it protects the soul and guides it back into the body.
It is an excellent stone for accessing the subconscious mind, drawing attention to what you are here to do. Hematite is highly charged due to its iron content and conducts intention easily. It is most effective when placed with the root chakra, but is effective everywhere. It is like a sponge, it absorbs the nature of an illness.