Tourmaline

Tourmaline is classified as a semi-precious stone and the gemstone comes in a wide variety of colors. The most common tourmaline is Schorl (black), and accounts for 95% of all tourmaline in nature. Dravite, (brown) tourmaline, is a variation of Schorl, while Elbaite, which is also a member of the tourmaline family, includes Indicolite (blue to blue/green), Verdelite (green), Rubellite (pink) and Watermelon (pink with green rind).

The keyword for this crystal is Alignment. Tourmaline does not absorb negative energy. It repels it. It is the best crystal to use against the ill effects of low frequency and high frequency electromagnetic waves (EMF) and protects against smog, radiation, psychic attacks and repels all kinds of negative energy. It grounds energy as it is connected to the Chakra most related to its color.

Properties: A powerful, electromagnetic, striated gem. Tourmaline strengthens body, spirit (and meridians), as it transmutes lower frequency thought/energy to a higher frequency of light and brings light/spirit into the physical. Therefore, it can actually balance ALL the Chakra centers. Tourmaline radiates light protection for wearer. This stone clears higher frequencies, effectively as it forms a protective shield all over the body (Aura).

Tourmaline is a rod of power. I equate this crystal to that of the spinal column. It makes us stand up for ourselves, promoting confidence, self-realization, inspiration, tolerance and compassion. Therefore, it is one of my favorite crystals for alleviating fear. It banishes the victim mentality. Like the spinal column, tourmaline works like a lightning rod of energy from the tip of the coccyx to the apex of the axis, tourmaline affects every aspect of the physical to the emotional. The strength of tourmaline is in its many colors due to its mineral make up. Again like, the spine, tourmaline brings balance. It brings balance to both right and left brain hemispheres, transforming negative thoughts to positive thoughts, finding equilibrium between Yin and Yang and male and female energies. All these traits make this an amazing healing stone.

Folk Remedies: Tourmaline is tension reliever, therefore, making it a great tool for spinal adjustments and muscle tension. This stone is especially for the nervous system and blood/lymph toxins. This crystal works on mental issues of anxiety, stress and paranoia. Wonderful for helping with dyslexia and therefore, good for hand-eye coordination. This crystal brings about the correct flow of energy, blood and lymph fluids. Tourmaline works as a great detoxing stone. It affect on mental issues, physical ailments and blood related disorders make it so.

Feng Shui: Use this crystal in any house/direction/center to treat (and neutralize negative energy). It can be used in the North for personal journeys, life paths and career. Use in the West for creativity and child-like wonder. Helpful in the Southwest for love and partners (use two pieces together here) and in the Northeast for widsom, self growth and harmony.

Crystal Cleansing: method 1 – 3 and method 5 – 8 (except Pink Tourmaline), which should not be charged in the sun.

History: Tourmaline is often considered a single mineral, this crystal is actually a group of related minerals. Tourmaline is a crystal silicate that usually occurs in long, slender columns. It is distinguished by its three-sided prisms. Tourmaline comes in a variety of colors including yellow, blue, green, pink, red, black, bluish black, brown and multicolored. Some types of the mineral change color when viewed from various angles. This stone gets its name from the Singhalese word turmali, which means different stone. This crystal has both piezoelectric and pyroelectric effects. This stone has been used throughout history for its beauty and stength. Adorning the crowns of Russian royalty, in pieces of Nordic jewelry and made into an intaglio of Alexander the Great. The famous gemologist, George F. Kunz introduced this mineral to Tiffany & Company. In England, the black version of this stone (Schorl) was used in Victorian times as a mourning stone.

Black: (Schrol) Tourmaline

The keyword for this crystal is Alignment. As a grounding stone, black tourmaline can be used whenever energy feels scattered and disconnected. It therefore, bring awareness back to a grounded state of mind. Tourmaline does not absorb negative energy. It repels it. It is the best crystal to use against the ill effects of low frequency and high frequency electromagnetic waves (EMF) and protects against smog, radiation, psychic attacks and repels all kinds of negative energy. It grounds energy as it is connected to the Root/Base Chakra. When the tourmaline is rubbed it becomes charged with magnetic electricity. Electromagnetic fields are present everywhere in our environment but are invisible to the human eye. Electric fields can be produced by the local build-up of electric charges in the atmosphere associated with thunderstorms. They are also produced by man-made sources including X-rays, the electricity that comes out of every power socket, various kinds of higher frequency radio waves via TV antennas, computers, microwaves, radio stations or mobile phone base stations. It is suggested to carry this stone when you feel surrounded by negativity.

A valuable stone for crises and for periods of extreme stress. Helps you defend against debilitating diseases. Strongly suggested for persons with weakened immune systems. Black tourmaline is a wonderful stone for coping with grief as it is a valuable stone for crisis and for periods of extreme stress and times of intense difficulty. Black tourmaline is a remedy for debilitating diseases. It strengthens the immune system, treats dyslexia, joint pain and arthritis, provides pain relief and helps align the spinal column.

Special Note: these particular tumbled stones were used by Andrew in an amazing healing ceremony in the Arizona desert. They were divined at a clearing mandala meditation circle and used to represent the element earth. You can read more about Andrew’s incredible experience with this crystal!

Blue Tourmaline

 Blue Tourmaline (Indocolite): Same basic qualities as green, red, or watermelon tourmaline. Blue especially benefits the upper torso, the pulmonary system, and the immune system. Some believe it has a religious nature and that its purpose is to teach” spiritual oneness”. This stone works well at the Throat Chakra

Blue tourmaline allows us the understanding to express how we feel with clarity and intention. This stone is known for cooling situations that seem to be out of control. It is a stone for quieting the mind and connecting to the sea and sky. The clearer the stone used, the stronger the intention will manifest.

Brown Tourmaline

Brown Tourmaline: (Dravite) : is said to bring a realization of the God-within. It protects one from the effects of bad karma, and is very gentle for use in grounding. Dravite balances the Chakra, cleanses the aura, and brings a warm sense of Earth and peace to the Higher Self.

Brown is a grounding and centering color. It brings about a sense of self and familiarity. It can be used to make yourself comfortable with a situation and honor yourself without judgment. It is soothing and comforting, like an old friend. This brown stone gives us a sense of knowing or being connected with those around you, in order to find a common sense of familiarity.

Rubellite

Red or pink tourmaline is called  Rubellite. It represents strength, grounding and rejuvenation. This “warm” stone unites heart and body (Heart Chakra and Root Chakra) for love, courage, passion, energy, stamina, and steadiness. It’s high lithium content (like lepidolite) gives it a red/pink sheen and brings emotional balance, love and devotion in a down-to-earth way. It balances body’s electro-chemistry. Helps detach from personal pain. Releases reproductive blocks and stimulates fertility. Yang Energy in nature.

 

Verdilite

Green tourmaline is called Verdilite. This healing stone attunes to nature. Helps achieve balance in all areas. Stimulates creativity and communication. Helps you recognize and avoid negative energies before they become damaging. Recommended for people who wish to better understand their own spirituality. Use for business success along with taking heart, a will to live, strong life-force, prosperity, and compassion. Opens/heals the physical and emotional Heart Chakra. Yang Energy.

Watermelon

Red, pink and green tourmaline are called Watermelon. They make up a perfect and complex mix of minerals containing the best colors for treating issues of the heart! Known in history to draw love, it brings together compassion, passion, depth of heart with the life-force and grounding of red. The emotional and spiritual love comes from light pink and is expressed in the physical heart by green. This stone is harmonizing and empowers other tourmaline. A balance of Yin Energy and Yang Energy.

Schrol

Black Tourmaline does not absorb negative energy, it repels it. It is the best crystal to use against the ill effects of low frequency and high frequency electromagnetic waves (EMF) and protects against smog, radiation, psychic attacks and repels all kinds of negative energy. It grounds energy as it is connected to the Root Chakra. A valuable stone for crises and for periods of extreme stress. Helps you defend against debilitating diseases. Black tourmaline is a wonderful stone for coping with grief as it is a valuable stone for crisis and for periods of extreme stress and times of intense difficulty.

For Stress & Alignment

Tourmaline is tension reliever, therefore, making it a great tool for spinal adjustments and muscle tension.

This stone is especially for the nervous system and blood/lymph toxins. This crystal works on mental issues of anxiety, stress and paranoia. Wonderful for helping with dyslexia and therefore, good for hand-eye coordination. This crystal brings about the correct flow of energy, blood and lymph fluids.

Tourmaline works as a great detoxing stone. It affect on mental issues, physical ailments and blood related disorders make it so.

Associations

Angels: Chamuel, Jophiel, Metatron, Uriel
Associated Crystal: boron silicate mineral
Birthstone: October, November
Color: All Colors
Chakra: All Chakra
Element: Earth, Fire
Flowers: Tulip, Orchid, Poppy, Gerber, Rose
Oils: Geranium, Rose, Vetiver
Gods/Goddesses: Ereskigal, Gaia, Hecate, Kali, Lakshmi, Oshun, Persephone, Sarasvati
Planet: Venus, Pluto, Saturn
Zodiac: Libra, Scorpio, Capricorn
Sabbat: Mabon, Samhain
Tarot: The Fool, The Hermit

Electro-magnetic Frequencies

Electromagnetic fields are present in our environment and can be produced in nature, as well as by man-made sources including X-rays, higher frequency radio waves via TV antennas, computers, microwaves, radio stations or mobile phone base stations. Effects on our health include an array of eclectic symptoms such as  headaches, anxiety, suicide, depression, nausea, fatigue and low libido.

Black Tourmaline (Schorl) and Shungite stone are two of the best crystals to use against the ill effects of low frequency and high frequency electromagnetic waves (EMF).

Tourmaline’s Complex Rainbow

Tourmaline is a complex group of minerals. The slightest change in the mineral composition can create a completely different set of colors. Known for its vast array of colors, it is also has the property of exhibiting different colors by reflected or transmitted light (dichroism). Tourmaline exhibits pyro-electricity, becoming electrically charged when heated, then cooled, giving them a positive charge at one end and a negative charge at the other. They also become charged under pressure, changing the polarity, creating an oscillation of the stone.

 

 

Cleansing & Charging Tourmaline

~ Cleansing a crystal is always a good idea to rid it of energies (negative or otherwise) that it may have picked up during handling and excessive use.

~ Charging a crystal is bringing its energy levels back up, after use and cleansing. Like re-charging a battery after it has lost its energy.  A great way to do this (and remind you that it is time to do so) is during a full moon.

Crystal Cleansing: method 1 -3 and 5 – 8

The Power of Color

Color plays a major role in determining how your crystal can help you.  A crystal’s color is due to its combination of minerals, which give it it’s own personality.  It contributes in what attracts you to it.  The psychological aspects of color determine how a crystal’s healing properties work.

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