A lodestone is a naturally magnetized piece of the mineral magnetite.
They are naturally occurring magnets, which can attract iron.
The property of magnetism was first discovered in antiquity through lodestones.
Lodestone is used in many ways. It can align the chakras, and balance yin/yang energies. It is used to lessen or dispel grief, fear, anger, confusion, and attachment. It helps relieve burdens and increase energy and endurance. It is said to have been used to make soldiers invulnerable. Lodestone has a receptive, attracting energy that attracts power, as well as good fortune, and love. It also guards against infidelity.
Lodestone is related to the astrological signs of Aries, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Virgo.
Lodestone is said to strengthen the circulatory system, help with healing blood and bleeding problems, alleviate pain, boost the immune system, relieve agitation and depression. Lodestone is also said to be excellent for enhancing acupuncture.
Approximately: 1 inch