Named after the Greek word for blood, (color of the mineral when in powdered form), Hematite is said to be the most effective of all stones for grounding oneself in the body and physical world. Hematite can be used to balance the auric field and align the chakras and is said to be the stone of manifest union between Spirit and the world. Hematite has male and female polarities creating a balanced energy. Carrying or wearing Hematite can assist in bringing one's dreams and aspirations into fruition.
*Gemstone information gathered from "The Book of Stones" by Robert Simmons and Naisha Ahsian. Pick this book up for an in-depth description of almost every stone on Earth!