Chakras, Element, Zodiac Sign and Number: Depends on colour, see Black Tourmaline, Pink Tourmaline and Green Tourmaline descriptions
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.
Green Tourmaline is a powerful heart-activation stone that brings an invigorating energy of growth and expansion to the emotional body. It creates a resonance that benefits the heart chakra and thereby it is thought also to the physical heart. Green Tourmaline is believed to help calm the nervous system & emotions.
Pink Tourmaline generates feelings of joy, happiness and relaxation. It helps us to find strength in vulnerability and feel joy in all of our learning experiences. As a powerful emotional balancer and cleanser, Pink Tourmaline is a great ally to help deal with stress. It is an excellent stone for sensitive & hyper active children who have trouble sleeping.
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. Each of the different colours have different healing properties. 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.