Magnetite (Lodestone) Meaning and Spiritual Properties

Magnetite (Lodestone) Meaning and Spiritual Properties

The first magnets known to humankind. The first compasses used Magnetite also known as Lodestone as far back as 300BC in China. It can be used ins magnetic therapy a holistic treatment that works with the meridians and biomagnetic field of ...

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The first magnets known to humankind. The first compasses used Magnetite also known as Lodestone as far back as 300BC in China. It can be used ins magnetic therapy a holistic treatment that works with the meridians and biomagnetic field of the body. It’s also a very grounding stone.

Physical Energy Properties: Good for hair, bones, skin, teeth, and blood vessels. Helps ease nosebleeds and congestion. Also great for any back pain or aching bones. Beneficial for those with asthma.

Emotional Energy Properties: Attracts love, loyalty and commitment. Helps with grief, sadness, depression, fear and anger, allowing us to feel and process these emotions and accept their presence within us. Brings in endurance and tenacity reminding you that you are strong and can face anything.

Chakras: Related to the Root chakra which is why it’s such a great grounding and stabilizing stone.

Astrological signs: Connected with Virgo, Aries, Aquarius, and Capricorn.

History: Magnetite goes all the way back to ancient Greece where a shepherd named Magnes is said to have been wandering through an area called Magnesia which would be modern-day Turkey. It’s said that he came upon some beautiful black stones that were attracted to the iron on his walking stick. What he was witnessing were the stones magnetic properties. So even though many people think of magnets being human-made they also occur in nature. And even though this might just be a myth, there is a lot of truth to it.

Where it's found: Magnetite is found in the United States, Canada, Italy, Finland, Austria, Mexico and India.

Variations, Rarity and Value: This stone is a very common iron oxide mineral found in igneous, sedimentary, metamorphic, and rocks. It’s not only the most common form of iron ore, it also has the highest iron content at 72%. Magnetite is very easy to identify because it’s easily attracted to a magnet. It’s black, opaque, submetallic to metallic and it has a hardness between 5 and 6.5. It’s used as a toner in electrophotography, in paint as a pigment, as a micronutrient in fertilizers, and as an aggregate in concrete.

How to use it: You can put this stone on the back of your neck or on your back to relieve an achy back or neck. You can also put it at your feet to relieve cramping or sore joints.



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