Most known for how it absorbs negativity and calms in times of stress. It’s also a very protective stone and helps one to stay grounded even in situations that are unexpected. For these reasons it is good to take with when traveling no matter where those travels take you.
It is thought to balance the meridians and have a cooling effect on the body so it helps with stress, insomnia, nervous problems and spinal alignment.
It brings protection into the home as well by turning negative energy into positive vibration. It also promotes positive communications as it induces mental organization, in other words, being able to sort out your priorities. The clarity of mind helps focus not just with communications with others, also as a useful tool for meditation as it is soothing and grounding.
Emotionally, hematite decreases negativity and helps restore balance between the mind, body and spirit connection. It boosts self esteem and confidence and is said to be aligned with the root chakra. It is also thought that one should keep hematite away from water though I haven’t quite figured out a reason for that.