Hematite: the properties of the stone are magical and healing. What is the sign of the zodiac hematite?
The priests, the ritual sacrifices in ancient Babylon, were obliged to put higher rings on them, and the ancient Egyptians believed that the sacred scarab beetle made from this mineral would contribute to the mercy of the gods. Such a mystical properties, according to the idea of living before people, has such a representative of iron ores, as hematite. The properties of the stone, such as ease of processing and the fact that the powder obtained from it, when interacting with water, paints the latter with a red color that resembles blood, makes this mineral mysterious and mysterious.Many myths, legends and superstitions are associated with hematite. We will try to figure out what features and properties it possesses and how it can be used by humans.
Why is it called that?
The name hematite stone, the healing properties of which were noticed already in the times of ancient Greece and Rome, received from the Greek word haima, which translates as “blood”. If the word “hematite” (haimatites) is translated literally from Greek, then “blood similar” will be obtained. The reason why this mineral was called that way is iron oxides, which are part of it and form fragments that are really similar to dried blood. If you grind hematite, the resulting powder will have a reddish-brown color, and when interacting with water it will turn a pinkish-red hue. If the sharp side of the stone to hold on a solid surface, it will leave a trace of brown or red. Hematite is commonly called bloodthorn in the people, but in some regions it is known as a bloodstone, an Alaskan diamond or an iron kidney.
Hematite is a fairly common mineral in the nature of the group of iron ores. This is a stone, whose color can vary from rich black and steel gray to red-brown and cherry-brown. Despite the beautiful metallic luster, hematite iron is not at all like.The properties of the stone are completely different: it is hard and at the same time fragile, and if the mineral is in a treated state, it is easy to confuse it with jet, morion or obsidian.
Areas of use
This stone is quite widely used in jewelry - various decorative figures, women's and men's jewelry are made from it. Hematite ore is also used in a wide variety of industrial processes. Cast iron is melted from it, used as a natural pigment in the manufacture of resistant enamels, tempera paints and art pencils. Do not do without krovavika and the production of linoleum.
Where is it mined?
In nature, quite a lot of such mineral as hematite. The stone, the properties (the photo of this mineral you see here), which are quite interesting, are considered in the article.Thus, scientists who studied the Vesuvius Volcano in the 19th century found that its formation rate under favorable conditions can be up to 1 meter in ten days. The largest hematite deposits are located in Russia (Kursk Magnetic Anomaly), in the United States (the Great Lakes region), and this mineral is mined in Brazil and Ukraine.
A bit of history
Hematite, the properties of the stone and its features were noticed for a long time by man. Archaeologists claim that many cave drawings of primitive people caused by hematite or powder obtained from it. In the Sumerian Dvorichche and ancient Egypt, he had a sacred value. The priestesses of the Egyptian supreme goddess Isis decorated themselves with hematite to protect her, descending to earth, from evil forces. In one of the oldest books on precious minerals, created around the 1st century BC. er Babylonian scholar Azkhaliy, the hematite stone (its magical properties) as a protective talisman is very much appreciated. Ancient Greek and Roman warriors, going to war, took with them small figures of house gods, carved from hematite, to give courage and determination in battles. North American Indians used powdered hematite powder as a dye to apply the necessary protective patterns on their body and face along the path to the “warpath”.
In the Middle Ages, the attitude was ambivalent to such a mineral as hematite stone. Its healing properties were used by healers, but alchemists and occultists used it in various mysterious rituals.According to the ideas of that time, through this stone it was possible to summon both good spirits and demons.
The Renaissance was supportive of hematite, decorations from it were popular at that time. Then this ornamental stone was almost forgotten, up to the 70s of the 20th century, when decorations from it became fashionable again.
Krovavik in traditional medicine
People believe in the healing power of hematite for several thousand years. Thus, in ancient Rome, during childbirth, a rich pregnant Roman woman was given a rosary of bloodstain in her hands in order to reduce the blood loss accompanying her clan activities. In addition, the ancient healers used this stone for various wounds, bleeding and inflammatory processes, as well as to mitigate the attacks of anger. Powders prepared with crushed hematite, tried to cure visual impairment.
Most of the ancient Eastern healing systems not only knew, but also widely used hematite in the treatment process. The properties of the stone have a beneficial effect on the circulatory system and on the organs responsible for blood formation, such as the bone marrow, liver, spleen.These qualities are used in the traditional Indian system today. Oriental specialists in lithotherapy — healing with the help of stone energy — use blood to eliminate blockage of blood vessels, as well as to combat inflammation in the skin. To do this, hematite is applied to the area corresponding to the affected area of the body, or directly in place over the diseased organ.
For a long time in Russia, it was believed that a small piece of krovivik suspended above the cradle of the baby would help the child to keep his feet firmly and never break up to blood.
Hematite Healing Properties
Despite the fact that many of the modern doctors consider the centuries-old experience and knowledge accumulated by traditional medicine to be nothing more than charlatanry, many people, convinced by personal experience, are confident in the possibilities of blood medicine in treating various diseases. It:
- weakness or insufficiency of the circulatory system;
- problems in the digestive system;
- diseases of the abdominal organs;
- prolonged overload or stress;
- hormonal disorders and malfunctions in the reproductive system.
Do not make your own decision about the use of a mineral in the treatment. It is advisable to consult with a litherapist, who will select the stone specifically for you and cure your diseases. In that case, if you want to apply the healing properties of hematite for the prevention of various diseases, you can use bracelets, beads, necklaces and rings from it. Just remember, bloodstone is a rather complicated stone. If you put on jewelry from it, you will feel discomfort, immediately take off and consult a specialist, perhaps you “did not agree with the characters” with this mineral.
Mystical and magical properties
Even in the times of ancient Egypt, the priests endowed with sacral meaning and used hematite (stone) in religious mysteries. Properties, who are suitable, who can wear it, were determined by the goals that were set before the participants of this or that ritual action. As mentioned above, the priestess of the goddess Isis wore jewels of blood to protect against dark forces.
From the time of ancient Rome, hematite was a symbol of wisdom and courage and was considered the best talisman for a warrior,going to war. Pieces of stone were sewn into clothes, hid in shoes or a special, specially spelled amulet was hung on the neck.
In Europe, for a long time, the bloodworm, because of its black, purple-colored color, was considered a stone of warlocks and magicians. It was with this mineral that mysterious symbols and signs were drawn, special circles were drawn for communicating with spirits. No self-respecting magician or magician of that time did not begin magical actions without securing himself against negative influences with the help of a talisman or an amulet of hematite. In addition, it was believed that thanks to the bloodbath, its owner is able to accumulate energy, and then use it for purposeful impact on people.
Today, many modern Europeans wear small amulets of this stone, believing that it will be able to protect from damage and the evil eye, as well as from any other negative impacts. However, not everyone can wear hematite (stone). Properties, the sign of the zodiac, which he will help and fit, consider further.
Signs of the Zodiac and Hematite
The fact is that this mineral will not get along with every Zodiac sign.It is categorically contraindicated for weak people with an unstable psyche, as well as such signs of the zodiac, like Pisces, Gemini and Libra. The most suitable for hematite owners are Scorpios, to a lesser extent - Cancers. For effective magical work, women born under the sign of Scorpio can use it, wearing a ring with a stone set in copper on the index finger of the left hand, and men on the right finger.
The remaining signs may wear hematite, set in silver, for magical, mystical, or esoteric practices. After they are held, the stone must be cleaned by placing it next to a rock crystal for several days.
Hematite is also suitable for those who are engaged in philosophy or divination, as it helps to lift the veil over the future. That's just to wear it on yourself constantly should not be. It is enough to use the runes from it during fortune-telling or to install a ball or a pyramid from krovavik near to your workplace. This mineral will also help, regardless of the zodiac sign, who deals with the problems of mental and psychological health of people - psychiatrists and psychologists.