Hematite is an iron oxide mineral with a hexagonal crystal system. Its name is derived from the Greek word “haimatites” meaning blood. This is because when Hematite is found naturally, the iron content is covered in rust giving it a deep red color. Aligning well with Smoky Quartz, hematite has an earthy energy making it one of the premier grounding stones. It absorbs negative energy, transforming it into positive vibrations. Use Hematite during meditation when you feel the need to ground yourself in your body and the physical world. Hematite balances the auric field and aligns all of the chakras. It can also assist in bringing one’s dreams and aspirations into physical reality.