Hematite is called ‘blood stone’ because, when it is found naturally, the iron content is covered in rust which makes it look red. Hematite is the most powerful gemstone to use for grounding. It can help you clear away confusion and orient you toward practical action in the real world. It brings the energy of higher consciousness down through the chakras to your root, and helps you transform that energy into physical reality. Hematite is the mineral form of iron oxide. Hematite beads are striking, being shiny and black when polished. They are heavy for their size. Hematite is a zodiac stone for Aries and Aquarius.