Hematite Essence may help with increasing self-esteem, strengthening the astral body, and increasing psychic protection and vitality. Hematite Essence related to strength through the connection of Archangel Michael who carried a sword with a hematite cross. The hematite cross is the source of Archangel Michael’s spiritual strength to which he uses to conquer darkness and defend those who call upon him. Hematite also relates to “Hema” or blood, and as it is blood that gives you your life force and vitality, your blood that defends you against “attacks” to your immune system, and its essence to relates to blood on an energetic level; it helps increase your energetic force field related to your blood. This is an excellent Essence when you need extra protection and strength.