Protect yourself from the energy sucking vampires! Assigned to Scorpio and with ties to Aries, hematite helps to absorb negative energy and calms in times of stress or worry. Hematite is a very protective stone and is great to carry to help you stay grounded in many situations. Hematite owes it’s name to the Greek “Hematos” which means “blood”. In the middle ages it was known as “blood stone” because it turns water red when cut or polished. In Egyptian times it was used to staunch blood and promote the formation of of blood cells. Throughout history it has been given to warriors in powder form to apply to wounds to stop bleeding. As such it symbolizes courage. It is also a very dense stone which makes it pleasantly weight and cool to the touch.