Alternative Names: Lodestone for massive ore.
Mineral Species: Magnetite
Mineral Group: Oxides
Chemical Formula: FeFe2O4
Crystal System: Isometric
Colour: Dark brown to steel grey / black.
Typical Appearance: Typically as octahedral crystals, often with striated crystal faces.
Birthstone: Virgo and Gemini
Chakra Alignment: Base
Origin of Name & Mythology: Named after the locality of Magnesia, Greece, an ancient site for lodestone.
Lodestone is naturally magnetic. Magnetite is the crystallized version, and has a powerful polarity, making it extremely useful in magnetic therapy. Both can temporarily align the energy meridians and Chakras with the etheric and subtle bodies, and connect the Base Chakra with the earth, strengthening the life force of the physical body.