Magnetite is a very grounding stone and was the first magnet known to humankind. The first compasses used Magnetite 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.
Spiritual & Emotional Influence:
Magnetite attracts love, loyalty, and commitment. It helps with anger, grief, sadness, depression, and fear allowing you to feel and process these emotions and accept their presence within yourself.
It brings in endurance and tenacity reminding you that you are strong and can face anything.
The Physical Connection:
It is thought to be good for hair, bones, skin, teeth, and blood vessels. It is said to help ease nosebleeds and congestion. It is also thought to be good for any back pain or aching bones. It is also thought to be beneficial for those with asthma.
The Chakras Connected to Magnetite (Lodestone):
It is related to the Root Chakra which is why it’s such a great grounding and stabilizing stone.
Virgo, Aries, Aquarius, and Capricorn.
Locations Found & History:
United States, Canada, Italy, Finland, Austria, Mexico, and India. Magnetite goes 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 stone's 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.
Rarity, Value & Variations:
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, but 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 Magnetite (Lodestone):
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 on your feet to relieve cramping or sore joints. Avoid water for cleansing.