Tourmaline is found all over the world. Its name comes from the Sinhalese word turamali (“a mixed color precious stone”). Indeed, this stone comes in every color that can be found on the rainbow and each color resonates with a different chakra.
Watermelon tourmaline (Heart chakra) – Known as “the gateway to the inner self”, this crystal is found in Africa and Brazil. Properties include: Balance (male/female energies), clarity, removes insecurities, and strengthens friendships. It is known to boost the immune system, helps calm hyperactivity, and can be beneficial for those with heart disorders. Astrologically connected to Gemini & Virgo.
Rainbow tourmaline (all chakras) – Formed when a combination of tourmaline colors is created and can be found worldwide. Properties include: Clear and align chakras. Once referred to as a “Ceylonese magnet” for its electrical properties. Astrologically connected to Libra.
Red tourmaline (Root & Heart chakras) – The majority come from Brazil, Africa, and the USA. Properties include: Promotes tactfulness, flexibility, sociability and extroversion; helps with physical energy levels. Stimulates blood circulation. Astrologically connected to Sagittarius & Scorpio.
Blue tourmaline (Throat & Third Eye chakras) – Usually found in the USA, Africa, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, and Brazil. This particular crystal is rare compared to other kinds of tourmaline. Properties include: Truthfulness/honesty, stimulates clarity of self-expression, and increases communication ability. Helpful with migraines and headaches. Astrologically connected to Libra & Taurus.
Brown (Root chakra) – Also known as Dravite, it’s found in Brazil, Austria, Slovenia, and Australia. Dravite has a strong connection to the Earth. Properties include: Grounding, emotional healing, heals dysfunctional family relationships and strengthens empathy. It has been used to stimulate the growth of plants. Astrologically connected to Aries.
Purple (Third Eye & Crown chakras) – The finest purple tourmaline comes from Mozambique. Also called Siberite, its color can vary from pink-purple to red-purple. Properties include: Releases harmful patterns/habits, stimulates creativity, and combats self-imposed fear/insecurity. Reduces depression and obsessional thoughts. Astrologically connected to Libra & Scorpio.
Green (Heart chakra) – Found in Brazil, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Africa. Properties include: Attracts luck & prosperity, increases visualization skills, creativity. It’s especially useful when working with herbs, flowers, and plants in spellcrafting. Astrologically connected to Capricorn.
Yellow (Solar Plexus chakra) – From Afghanistan and Pakistan, but the finest usually are found in Africa. Properties include: Attracting wealth & luck, boosts personal power/spiritual growth. Aids in problems surrounding the stomach, liver, spleen, kidneys and gall bladder. Astrologically connected to Leo.
Pink (Heart & Root chakras) – Pink tourmaline can be found around the world. Properties include: Promotes happiness, love, joy, and peace; relieves stress, depression, and anxiety. Helps calm and soothe the heart, assisting with angina, irregular heartbeat and recovery from heart attack. Astrologically connected to Libra.
Orange (Sacral chakra) – Found around the world, its properties include: Increases a person’s drive, balances emotions & (sexual) desire. Related to intestine and reproductive problems. Astrologically connected to Leo & Scorpio.
Today the majority of black tourmaline production occurs in Brazil and the USA, but it can also be found in Afghanistan, India, Indonesia, Africa, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the United Kingdom.
Black tourmaline offers protection from the electromagnetic frequencies (EMF) that are emitted from cell phones, computers and other electronic devices – absorbing toxic electromagnetic radiation before it reaches the body. Place a piece near your charging station(s), especially those in the bedroom. (We have one in each of the bedrooms.)
It protects the emotions of sensitive people and prevents empaths from becoming overwhelmed by the energy of others. Known as the “Stone of Purification” many energy healers claim it is the best protection stone around! To guard against outside negative energies, place a piece in the window of the room you’d like to protect. Wear black tourmaline jewelry for spiritual protection. Black tourmaline benefits anyone who feels encumbered by negative thoughts. The crystal can absorb the negativity for you, emitting positive vibrations back.
Physically, black tourmaline strengthens, protects, and rejuvenates. The stone can enhance our immune system and cleanse toxins from the body, along with boosting energy. Astrologically connected to Capricorn.
Keep tourmaline away from water. Cleanse/charge them by passing through incense smoke, moonlight, or by burying them in brown rice for 24-48 hours.