Alternative Names: Lodestone for massive ore.

Mineral Information

Origin: Worldwide

Mineral Species: Magnetite

Mineral Group: Oxides

Chemical Formula: FeFe2O4

Hardness: 5.5-6.5

Crystal System: Isometric

Colour: Dark brown to steel grey / black.

Typical Appearance: Typically as octahedral crystals, often with striated crystal faces.

Esoteric Information

Birthstone: Virgo and Gemini

Chakra Alignment: Base

Element: None

Origin of Name & Mythology: Named after the locality of Magnesia, Greece, an ancient site for lodestone.

Additional Information

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.