Red Jasper is the stone of warriors. In Teutonic legend, the hilt of the magical sword of Siegfried, dragon slayer and ill-fated lover of Brunhild, was inlaid with red jasper to give him courage. Reported to have a stabilising effect. It is also said to be a stone that helps in all areas of survival and is a very protective stone.
Hematite was traditionally used for magic mirrors which had the power to reflect back negativity. Roman soldiers were believed to rub the red powdered hematite on their bodies to make them invulnerable. Hematite is said to be particularly effective at grounding and protecting. Harmonises mind, body and spirit. Dissolves negativity and prevents negative energies from entering the aura.