Courage, charisma, optimism & absorbs negativity.
Hematite is a stone that is most commonly -- and most strongly -- used to ground or stabilize and for protection. In spiritual work, hematite is an excellent stone to help keep yourself also connected to the Earth plane, as some would say via the silver cord, so that your spiritual learnings and travels can be done safely and things learned can be brought back to daily life more easily.
Red Ochre is variety of hematite used for permanent coloring, and particularly in ancient spiritual drawings, medicine pouches, and related spiritual uses.
Hematite can be used at the corners of a room or property as a simple but protective spiritual crystal grid.