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Hematite is a common iron oxide mineral that can be found in the form of masses, botryoidal, tabular, and the rarest form, rhombohedral. This mineral, originally referred to as “Haematite” wasn’t officially discovered until 1773 by Jean Baptiste rome de I’Isle who removed the first “e” to make it “Hematite.” The name is derived from the Greek word for blood “haima” due to the color the mineral turns when ground to powder.
Hematite is a very special mineral that was believed to be used by man 164,000 years ago. A small area south of Mossel Bay in South Africa has been excavated numerous times since 2000 and produced numerous artifacts dating back hundreds of thousands of years ago. Interestingly, an observation from one of the excavations was that of writing on a cave wall in a red powder substance. Through extensive research and analysis it had been confirmed that this powder was in fact Hematite.
NASA made a remarkable discovery when they found Hematite on Mars. It was found by the infrared spectrometer on the NASA Mars Global Surveyor and 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft when it was orbiting the planet. What makes this even more interesting is the need of water for Hematite to occur. NASA Scientists are now studying the images and samples in which they took to help better understand the environment of Mars, and if it is suitable for life.
Hematite is one of the most powerful grounding stones in the mineral kingdom, intended to root your body and mind back to Earth. This stone helps refocus your thoughts and actions into those that matter to you most while guiding you on the right path. It's a stone of attraction, much like that of a magnet. Hematite is constantly pulling down excess energy from your environment to help you use it towards your best interests. Once your focus becomes anchored to the Earth, Hematite shows you that anything you desire is achievable.
Hematite utilizes the magnetic qualities of our yin-yang energies to balance the meridians within the body and to provide a stable equilibrium between the ethereal nervous system and the physical nervous system. It focuses energy and emotions for balance between the body, mind and spirit.
Dissolves negativity and prevents you from absorbing the negativity of others. Hematite is strong, supporting timidity, boosting self-esteem and survivability, enhancing willpower and reliability, and imparting confidence. It helps to overcome compulsions and addictions, treating overeating, smoking and other forms of overindulgence.
Hematite restores, strengthens and regulates the blood supply, aiding blood conditions such as anemia. It supports the kidneys and regenerates tissue. Stimulates the absorption of iron and formation of red blood cells. Treats leg cramps, anxiety and insomnia. Hematite aids spinal alignment and fractures.
Howlite was named after Henry How, a Canadian chemist, geologist, and mineralogist who identified it in 1868 in Nova Scotia where it was first found by gypsum miners. Because Howlite is porous it is often dyed to replicate Turquoise, Red Coral or Lapis Lazuli. The natural white Howlite is sometimes named “white turquoise”, “white buffalo turquoise,” or “white buffalo stone” and is often used in carvings or bead jewelry.
Howlite balances the calcium levels in the body and helps teeth, bones, hair and muscles.
Howlite is a reminder to drink plenty of water for optimal health. It can signal that you need to sit in a bath and soak away your worries, toxins and stress.
This stone is aligned with the breasts, breast milk and nursing babies. The Divine brings the healing value of nurturing to the forefront of any physical ailment.
This stone helps us with insomnia, and teaches us patience and helps to remove rage and uncontrolled anger. It keeps us calm and settle everyone else down as well.
Howlite stills the mind and is excellent for sleep and meditation. It helps to ensure calm and reasoned communication. Howlite strengthens the memory and instils a need for knowledge. It can calm turbulent emotions, especially those that have past life causes.
Howlite absorbs stress, tension, anxiety and other intense emotions. When howlite is placed on the heart chakra it will renew your patience and love for others.
Howlite is helpful for cooling heated emotions and regaining emotional balance. This stone relieves intense pressure during potentially explosive situation. Howlite also has a cleansing vibration, It provides you with a higher understanding of the source of emotional stress and giving you a new lither perspective.
Howlite creates and unmasks delusion and illusion in our life, creates and exposes masks on a mental level. Exposes occasions of deluding ourselves and others, creates and tears down realities. Howlite expands our consciousness and expands our limitations.
Howlite helps us clear our mind of chatter. It assists in staying focused, in concentrating our efforts on a task or job at hand. It will improve our ideas or the ideas of others by replicating them with a slightly different twist or enhancement.
Jade has been around and across the globe for nearly 6,000 years. For primitive peoples in the British Isles, its toughness, and ability to polish and sharpen made it a favored stone for axe heads, knives and weapons. Indigenous tribes of Mexico, Central and South America, and New Zealand carved it into deity masks and ritual artifacts, even cast it into wells as an offering to the water spirits for fresh and plentiful water. Jade has been the most highly esteemed stone in China throughout recorded history, and was valued for its beauty and powers of healing and protection. An endless variety of gems, vessels, incense burners, beads, burial items and statues have been wondrously carved from Jade, as well as musical instruments and pendants inscribed with poetry.
Jade is the stone of calm in the midst of storm. Its action balances nerves and soothes cardiac rhythm. A piece of Jade kept in a pocket or on a pendant to stroke from time to time recharges energy, and traditionally guards against illness.
Jade may also be used to temper the shock or fear of the very young or very old being cared for in the hospital or away from home and family.
Jade is excellent for healing feelings of guilt, and for extreme cases of defeatism. It also treats "pathological normality," an excessive desire to adapt oneself to a group, even if it is sect-like, exaggerated militarism, a follow-the-leader attitude, or the compulsive desire to give in to general opinion to belong no matter the cost.
As a travel stone, Green Jade prevents illness while on holiday, is beneficial for those traveling alone, and protects children and pets from straying or being hurt while on a journey. Green Jade also fosters chi, or Life Force energies, and is excellent for hiking, gardening or relaxing out of doors.
Green Jade is a crystal of love. It is supportive of new love, and increases trustworthiness and fidelity. It also inspires love later in life.
As a professional support stone, Jade aids doctors, nurses, veterinarians, and all healers in making practical diagnosis and in their applications. It is a support stone for educators, and Jade, carved in the form of a faith symbol, is uplifting to military personnel.
Jade pendants and necklaces protect against deception and authoritative abuse for financial or sexual gain. Jade signifies peace through strength, and is also helpful in homes or occupations that encounter bullying or intimidation from violent children or teens.
Jade is a "dream stone," releasing negative thoughts and irritability and soothing the mind. It stabilizes the personality, integrating mind with body, to stimulate ideas and make tasks less complex and easier to act upon. Placed on the forehead, it brings insightful dreams. Jade improves one's remembering of dreams and releases suppressed emotions via the dream process.
Jade relinquishes self-imposed limitations and assists in cherishing one's ideals and desires, facilitating the ambition and building of those thoughts into physical reality. Jade provides confidence and self-assuredness, self-reliance and self-sufficiency.
Imperial Jade improves dysfunctional relationships. It helps restore dignity to anyone who has been mocked for looking different, and gives very overweight people stuck in self-loathing the courage to seek help and persevere with treatment.
Jade has many colors and the healing properties generally differ a little:
Black Jade: Emanates strong, protective energies to ward off negative assault, physical or psychological, including self limitation.
Blue Jade: Calms the mind, encouraging peace and reflection, and is valuable in promoting visions and dreams.
Brown Jade Brown Jade: Grounding, It connects to the earth and provides comfort and reliability.
Lavender Jade: Alleviates emotional hurt and provides spiritual nourishment. Its energy is of the highest etheric spectrum.
Orange Jade brings joy and teaches the interconnections of all beings. It is energetic and quietly stimulating.
Purple Jade: Encourages mirth and happiness, and purifies one's aura. It dispels the negative and increases one's level of discernment.
Red Jade: A stone of life-force energy, dispelling fear that holds one back, and urges one to action.
White Jade: Filters distractions, pulls in relevant, constructive information and aids in decision making.
Yellow Jade: Cheerful and energetic, it is a stone of assimilation and discrimination.
Jasper is an opaque chalcedony that comes in a wide variety of colors. The term "jasper" itself comes from the Greek work iaspi, meaning "spotted stone." Unlike most jasper which is a heavily banded variety of chalcedony, brick red jasper is almost one pure color. Jasper is a gemstone that has been used all over the world and often revered as sacred. According to Norse legend, the magic sword of Siegfried the dragon slayer was inlaid with this gemstone. Egyptians believed the stone to be associated with Isis and was carved into amulets for the dead. There is also speculation it was actually red jasper (not ruby) that adorned the sacred breastplate of Aaron.
Jasper, in all its forms, is considered a powerful healing stone. Jasper is regarded as a gemstone that gives a sense of well-being, intensifying that feeling. jasper has been used as a stone of protection for thousands of years. It is believed this jasper has an ability to create and help balance aggressive, dynamic energy. Red jasper was used to staunch wounds and increase fertility.
Jasper is also used for overcoming sexual guilt or shame, can calm sexual aggressiveness as well as aiding in sexual compatibility. Jasper is used as a worry stone to take advantage of its calming and nurturing properties. Jasper also promotes dream recall.
A detoxifying stone, Jasper promotes health and healing/recovery from illness. Jasper is a wonderful grounding stone which can assist those who feel overwhelmed when it comes to the task of organization. Jasper can also help in developing creativity and finding adequate outlets for the expression of this creativity. While it is said that Jasper can stimulate the rise of the Kundalini, it has a tendency to add stability to this energy.
In general, Jasper is known as the “supreme nurturer”. It sustains and supports during times of stress, and brings tranquility and wholeness. Used in healing, Jasper unifies all aspects of your life. Jasper reminds people to help each other.
Jasper is superb for healing and sustaining the physical and emotional bodies during injury, prolonged illness or hospitalization. Its Earth energies bring gradual strength and renewed vitality, while helping one to understand and endure these frustrating or painful experiences.
Jasper is a remarkable talisman for cutting down or quitting smoking, and may assist in reducing one’s over-consumption of alcohol. It removes harmful toxins from the system over time, and helps release the emotional triggers that perpetuate the behavior.
Kunzite is a stone of the new age, In 1902, George Frederick Kunz, a gemstone specialist and New York jeweler, was the first person to give a comprehensive description of the stone. Kunzite had just been discovered in the Pala District of San Diego County, California.
Kunzite is a powerful, high level stone. It is used against negative energy and empowers positive and loving thoughts.
It represents unconditional love and compassion. Used for healing abuse, loss, addictions. Kunzite helps those who suffer from inner turmoil and helps to find the balance between reason and feeling.
This heart soothing stone increases tolerance and the ability to deal with anxiety associated with criticism from others. This stone clears emotional debris and is exceptional for panic attacks. Helps emotional balance, confidence, connection to higher self and oneness. Strengthens healers and teachers.
This unique stone represents the yin and yang aspects of the heart. You will find a duality here. It is used against negative energy (yin) and empowers positive, loving thoughts (yang). Most effective on the Heart Chakra, it opens the emotional heart (yin) and spiritual heart (yang). Like it’s association with the Angel Shekinah who is known in many forms based on specific religions. In Kabbalah, Shekinah is known as the female (yin) manifestation of God (yang). Kunzite has two versions. The pale, pink stone that represents spiritual, unconditional love (yin) and Hiddenite, the pale green stone that represents gentle heart healing (yang).
Kunzite helps those who suffer from inner turmoil and helps to find the balance between feeling (yin) and reasoning (yang). This heart soothing stone increases tolerance and the ability to deal with anxiety associated with criticism from others. This stone clears emotional debris and is exceptional for panic attacks. Helps emotional balance, confidence, connection to higher self and oneness.