Hematite may be the first mineral ever to be named using the ending “ite” according to https://www.mindat.org/min-1856.html
Originally named about 300-325 BCE by Theophrastus from the Greek, “αιματίτις λίθος” (“aematitis lithos”) for “blood stone”. It is possibly the first mineral ever named ending with a “-ite” suffix. Translated in 79 by Pliny the Elder to haematites, “bloodlike”, in allusion to the vivid red colour of the powder. The modern form evolved by authors frequently simplifying the spelling by excluding the “a”, somewhat in parallel with other words originally utilising the root “haeme”.
Hematite connects us to the root chakra and helps us stay focused and grounded. This is a great stone for absorbing negative energy and keeping us centered.
Ever have one of those days where you just feel out of control and your mind is everywhere? Placing hematite near your root chakra and visualizing that energy working it’s way through you and into the earth will draw that unbalanced static right out of you.
Used for balance, it’s known to help the connection of our physical and spiritual nervous system and dissolves negativity.
Great stone to wear or carry on those stressful days. Going to be around negative people or in a low vibe area? Hematite will protect you from absorbing that negativity given off by others.
This is a “don’t leave home without it” stone, especially if your job or social circle is filled with any kind of energy that doesn’t serve you.