HEMATITE: JUNE'S HEALING CRYSTAL
My crystal pick for June is Hematite. Hematite is a powerful stone that is grounding and protecting, During this time of racial unrest and protesting it's a powerful stone to protect the soul and ground it back into the body. The energy right now is so heavy and I encourage you to be vigilant of your emotional well being and mental health. At the end of each day, Hematite can be used as a tool to energetically cleanse and help you return back to yourself. It dissolves negativity and prevents negative energies from entering the aura. Hematite restores peace and harmony to the body. It is very grounding and calming, bringing its protective qualities to the person bearing it. It is a great stone to have with you when protesting or when you are around lots of other energies, negative or simply chaotic. Hematite can create a calm mental place that allows you to better focus, improving logical thinking and rational thought.
Hematite's energy symbolizes strength. It is said that it helps timid people find confidence, that it boosts self-esteem and strengthens willpower. Hematite is a stone for the survivors as it removes self-limitations and external forces and aids in expansion. It stimulates concentration and focus, enhancing memory and original thought.
Physically, Hematite has a powerful connection with blood. It restores, strengthens, and regulates the blood supply. It’s said the ancient Egyptians used hematite to stop bleeding and included amulets of the mineral in their tombs. Hematite was referred to as a “bloodstone” in the Middle Ages for the red tinge left in the water when it was washed during polishing as if the stone itself bled. This resonated with me so deeply. After the unjust killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and so many others, the blood that has been shed as almost a sacrifice for equality for Black people and to finally shine the light on racism so bright that it can not be ignored.
The healing properties of Hematite are considered helpful in overcoming compulsions and addictions. Its ability to enhance willpower and self-control helps its bearers resist overindulgence in food, smoking, drinking, etc. Hematite helps you find that mistakes are opportunities for growth, and to be gentle with yourself, learn and keep on going.
Sending you all love, happy, healthy, and healing energy!