When used during a transition or transformation in life, this mineral is beneficial due to its negativity-absorbing properties. Its balancing and grounding energies can be very helpful when building a solid foundation during these kinds of trying times. Hematite is thought to make people more creative and to increase blood flow while making them more stable and safe. When tumbled, it changes from its natural opaque red or gray color to gray with a mirror-like shine. The element Earth, the signs of Aquarius and Leo, and the Root Chakra are all symbols of hematite. Nine is a number vibration frequently used to help balance the root chakra.