Black Tourmaline Meanings

Key words: Purification, Protection

Chakra: Base

Birthstone: October

Element: Earth

Zodiac Signs: Capricorn, Sagittarius

Wedding Anniversary: 8th year, 38th year

Number: 3

Black Tourmaline Crystal Healing Properties:
Black Tourmaline has the ability to transmute and purify negative energy, protecting ones energy field against attachments, entities, and energetic debris. It is grounding and supportive, assisting one to overcome chronic stress or worry. Black Tourmaline helps to purify the body of toxins and wastes. It provides protection from electromagnetic energy and is useful to place near computers.

Black Tourmaline History and Uses:
Tourmaline has been known since ancient times, a likeness of Alexander the Great carved in India in the 2nd or 3rd century BC has been found. It is the only gemstone which has such a wide variety of colours including red, pink, green, black, blue, violet, yellow and brown. This amazing crystal is pyroelectric and piezoelectric and Dutch traders would rub them and use them to pull the ashes from their meerschaum pipes, hence their name aschentrekkers or ash pullers.

Black Tourmaline Geological Description:
Black Tourmaline is a complex borosilicate with a hardness of 7 to 7.5. Its crystal pattern is hexagonal (trigonal) with prismatic crystals and striations running parallel to the main axis. The major areas that Tourmaline is found include Brazil, USA, Africa, Madagascar, Sri Lanka and Russia.

Affirmation: When I am grounded I feel protected and safe.