Hawk's Eye/Falcon's Eye: Natural Green, gray or blue Tiger's eye-like quartz. Helps gain perspective to see/face situations fully. Seeing the overview clearly and unflinchingly, as from a Hawk's eyes. Stomach and brow chakras. Blue: Deepens meditation. helps us see the truth (self, others, situations) in order to grow. It can help gently attune the third eye and will enhance psychic abilities.
Properties: This crystal is the most recommended stone for grounding and is associated with the Root Chakra, by encourages ones survival instincts and is centering. Hematite condenses scattered feelings, turns fuzziness into mental clarity, enhances concentration, memory, practicality, helps those who study, do bookkeeping, detailed work and helps with sound sleep. Considered the symbol of life energy, hematite allows for more confidence, will power and boldness. Helps us adjust to being physical. A protective stone and helps bolster low self-esteem. Hematite is known to deflect negativity. It restores equilibrium, stability and is also used for astral protection. It brings our awareness back to the body and helps one maintain their sense of self. If worn, Hematite should be placed near the base of the spine.
Folk Remedies: Hematite is associated with the Spleen, blood, and cleansing. The iron in this mineral has a strong effect on the blood. Used in supporting the kidney's blood-cleansing function. Recommended for those with anemia. Helps in tissue regeneration. Hematite is given to those who need to regroup after jet lag, stress, birth and anesthesia. Hematite aids absorption of iron in the small intestines and benefits all fluid functions in the body.
Feng Shui: Used in the Center area for balancing and grounding, in the Southeast for self worth and in the Northeast area for self-cultivation.
History: Hematite is silver-gray metallic, which is an iron ore (iron oxide Fe2O3). Found in the US, Brazil, and Canada. Hematite is derived from the Greek word meaning "blood". In soft powder or sedimentary form, this crystal is called "red ocher". Egyptians used hematite to calm hysteria and anxiety and was used for amulets. Roman soldiers wore it for protection. The Chinese see hematite as being more Yang in nature. Native Americans used red ochre for ceremonies and for war paint.
Herkimer Diamonds: Properties: These clear crystals closely resemble Diamonds but are really Quartz. Considered a "Dream stone", they are used in meditation or under your pillow to enhance visualization, astral travel into the light and dream recall. Most effective on the Brow and Crown Chakra therefore, this stone shifts the brain powerfully into alpha/deep stillness. Amplifies and stores thoughts, energy; and can be used as a bridge to stimulate energy flow up through the Chakra centers, opening the Brow and Crown Chakra for a strong, clear channel for psychic readings and meditation. This stone helps you choose a direction to follow that will offer the path of least resistance. They contain a store of ecological memory that can be utilized by a person who can tune into the energy. Can also guide you in remembering your own past-life experiences.
Folk Remedies: This crystal Help to increase (raise) the energy levels of those handling the stone as well as the healing qualities of other stones. Very useful in helping to lessen the pressures of day-to-day life and the stress and tension-related diseases that can result. They help you recognize the signs of stress before it can do physical damage. Strongly recommended to use with Amethyst (recall, dream stone), Rose Quartz (heart felt desires) and Hematite (to ground and focus).
Feng Shui: Herkimer Diamond is used primarily anywhere to help clear and move energy where there is stagnation. Used in the Northeast direction for wisdom and self-knowledge, in the East for community and in the Southwest for drawing relationships closer.
History: First found in Herkimer, New York, this special clear quartz.(SiO2) was first thought to be a diamond due to its brilliance. It encourages stabilization and a dynamic exchange of energy. Cleanse this stone often.
Hiddenite: A spodumene, like kunzite. Green. Best known for drawing prosperity. Clears heart to receive. Eases love or dollar loss. Calming.
Howlite: Gently absorbs and uplifts stress, tension, anxiety, emotional intensity, etc. Quietly loving, calming. Works with the heart center, bringing greater gentleness, patience, tact. Helps bones, teeth, and other calcium aspects of body.