Today’s Gem for August 12 is Hematite


  • Common Name: Hematite
  • Also known as: Paint ore, Iron rose
  • Appearance: Silvery-gray, shiny black to brown
  • Element(s): Fire
  • Planetary connection: Saturn
  • Healing powers: Connected to healing of inflammation and blood disorders, treatment of infection and fevers
  • Magical uses: Use for workings involving protection, particularly of home or property; also an excellent stone for willpower and confidence, problem solving, psychic awareness