Black Tourmaline Mica Specimen
A large Black Tourmaline Mica Specimen from Brazil. Gorgeous, rough Black Black Tourmaline crystal with clumps of purple Mica, known as Lepidolite.
Black Tourmaline Meanings
Key words: Purification, Protection
Zodiac Signs: Capricorn, Sagittarius
Wedding Anniversary: 8th year, 38th year
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.
Keywords: Emotional healing and balance, purification, serenity, relaxation, stress relief
Chakras: All, especially heart and third eye
Zodiac Signs: Virgo, Libra, Capricorn
Lepidolite Crystal Healing Properties:
Lepidolite is deeply relaxing and one of the most powerful stones for countering stress, worry, fear and grief. It allows us to find a strong, stable, emotional centre and prevents extreme emotional shifts. Lepidolite assists us to perceive and release past emotional trauma which we may still be unconsciously holding on to and allows us to live fully in the present moment. It is believed to curb hyperactivity and assist with sleep disorders.
Lepidolite History and Uses:
Lepidolite comes from the Latin word lepidos meaning scale and refers to the growing habit of some types of this crystal which form in layers. Its high lithium content means it has been traditionally used to alleviate conditions of anxiety and depression.
Lepidolite Geological Description:
Lepidolite is a potassium lithium aluminium silicate with a hardness of 2.5 to 3. Deposits have been found in Africa, Brazil, Greenland and the USA.
Affirmation: I let go of all worries and embrace life with joy