Black Tourmaline

Black Tourmaline, also known as Schorl, is a powerful grounding and protective stone, known as “The Master Protector.” It is revered as a premier talisman of protection, psychic shield deflecting and dispelling negative energies, entities, or destructive forces. This member of the Tourmaline family can help with emotional stability as well as relieving negativity, embarrassment, and anxiety.

Black Tourmaline protects against negativity in three ways. First, it acts as a guard against other people’s negative energy preventing unwanted energy from entering your mind, body, soul, space, or place. Second, it works like a sponge, soaking up negative emotions and/or energy from your mind, body, or soul and all the negative energy that surrounds it. Third, it shields you in a bubble of protection warding off unwanted energy and low vibrations that come from other people, places, or even situations. It absorbs these bad vibes, so you can keep your energetic vibration at a higher frequency.

Black Tourmaline is great for grounding, balancing, harmonizing, boosting self-confidence and eliminating fear of the unknown. It banishes any feelings of being a victim, and promotes tolerance, love and compassion towards oneself and others. Black Tourmaline reduces anxiety and is particularly useful for people who are experiencing elevated levels of stress anywhere in their lives. It is the perfect crystal to carry with you when taking tests or otherwise working in an extremely chaotic environment. Use Black Tourmaline in your New Year rituals to let go of the past and set your goals for the future or to assist in eliminating unwanted behaviors, addictions, or unhealthy habits.

A negative ion generator known for its ability to absorb EMF’s (electric & magnetic fields); Black Tourmaline also protects against psychic attack. It clears away negative thinking and restores positive productive energy, encouraging one to develop a new fresh outlook. It helps one become grounded and encourages a feeling of security. Place by the front door of your home so its powerful protection can ground your space and promote positivity while it clears all negativities and protects from EMF’s, drama, and negativity.

Intentions/Correspondences/Associations

Grounding, Protection, Detoxification, Cleansing, Clearing, Balance, Strength, Purification, Calming, Security, Tolerance, Transmuting, Emotional Healing, Stress Relief, Negativity Shield, Anxiety, Criticism, Fear, Serenity, Aura Balancing, Electromagnetic Frequencies/Smog/Pollution, Humility, Psychic Protection

Chakra: Root, All                                                               Zodiac: Libra, Taurus
Element: Earth                                                                   Also known as: Schorl, Tourmaline

Lithotherapy – Crystal/Gemstone Healing & Therapy

A popular metaphysical stone, Black Tourmaline balances, harmonizes, and protects by providing a calming effect when needed and grounding flighty or scattered energies into the earth. Those who face challenges from negativity, frequent worrying, and/or OCD can work with Black Tourmaline to help heal these issues. It is also known to help against panic attacks, especially those caused by dark places or confined spaces.

Black Tourmaline helps to minimize a person’s own negative thoughts and doubts and encourages positive action as well as a general protectant against miasma and environmental pollutants. It promotes a clear view of reality, removes fears, boosts self-confidence, and helps reveal the true cause of trouble. Black Tourmaline encourages intellectual thought and vitality. It can help keep one well-grounded, thus avoiding that out-of-touch sensation that can often result from being too focused on the higher pursuits. It is also believed to help improve focus and concentration, which can be especially helpful for those who struggle with these issues.

On a physical level, Black Tourmaline exhibits various health benefits. It is believed to have a detoxifying effect on the body, assisting in the removal of toxins and pollutants that may contribute to illness or imbalances. This crystal is also said to have a positive influence on the immune system, promoting overall health and vitality by spreading supportive energies to your organs. Additionally, Black Tourmaline is frequently utilized in energy healing practices to address various physical ailments such as chronic pain, arthritis, and digestive issues. It is said to be helpful in treating dyslexia as it improves hand-to-eye coordination and aids the translation of complex and coded information. Specifically, Black Tourmaline also has health benefits depending on how it is used, such as:

  • Improvement of circulation
  • Promotes a healthy mood
  • Helps to detox from heavy metals and environmental pollutants
  • Supports weight loss and reduction of bloating
  • Supports a reduction of anxiety and stress
  • Supports disengaging obsessive behaviors
  • Supports a healthy immune system

Black Tourmaline absorbs bad energy and transforms it into positive energy. If you often sit on your cell phone, work with a computer, laptop or tablet all day, or watch TV before you go to sleep, Black Tourmaline can help protect against the electromagnetic radiation emitted by these devices.

Black Tourmaline is a stone of purification, cleansing the emotional body of negative thoughts, anxieties, anger, or feelings of unworthiness and clears all negativity and cleanses your auric field. The purification it gives is great for anyone struggling with anxiety, excessive anger, and unwanted thoughts. It will function as a transmuter as well, taking the negative energy surrounding you and purifying it, turning it into positive energy. Clearing the destructive thoughts and feelings, reducing reduced anxiety, and invoking feelings of peace.

Affirmations

  • I am protected against all kinds of negativity.
  • I am kind and gentle with myself and others.
  • I am protected every day in every way.
  • I am protected by the universe
  • I am safe during all my travels.

Companions

Selenite, Black Obsidian, Golden Obsidian, Strawberry Quartz, Tiger Eye, Amethyst, Clear Quartz, Rose Quartz, Moldavite, Smoky Quartz, Hematite, Yellow Jasper, Bloodstone, Jet

Historically Speaking

Black Tourmaline has a rich history dating back thousands of years and has been used by various cultures for its protective properties. The ancient Egyptians, for example, believed that Black Tourmaline had the power to ward off negative energies and bring balance to their lives.

Native American tribes also used Tourmaline to help the wearer connect with the earth and protect them from harm and pink and green tourmaline were used as funeral gifts.

In the 19th century, Black Tourmaline was used in the treatment of various ailments such as rheumatism, arthritis, and skin diseases. It was believed that the mineral could help to alleviate pain and improve the overall health of the patient. The healing properties of Black Tourmaline were so highly valued that it was even used by doctors in Europe and America to treat a variety of illnesses.

Brightly colored Tourmalines were brought to Europe in great quantities by the Dutch East India Company to satisfy a demand for curiosities and gems. Tourmaline was sometimes called the “Ceylonese Magnet” because it could attract and then repel hot ashes due to its pyroelectric properties. During the 19th century, chemists used tourmalines to polarize light by shining rays onto a cut and polished surface of the gem.

Scientifically Speaking

Tourmaline (TOOR-mə-lin, -⁠leen) is a crystalline silicate mineral group in which boron is compounded with elements such as aluminum, iron, magnesium, sodium, lithium, or potassium. Black Tourmaline is commonly found in trigonal crystal systems and is made up of Sodium Iron Aluminum Borate Silicate.

Gem and specimen tourmaline is mined chiefly in Brazil and parts of Africa, including Tanzania, Nigeria, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Malawi, and Namibia. It is also mined in Asia, notably in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Indonesia as well as in Sri Lanka and India. Specimens have been found in the United States, with the first discoveries in 1822, in the state of Maine. California became a large producer of tourmaline in the early 1900’s. The Maine deposits tend to produce crystals in raspberry (pink-red) as well as minty greens. The California deposits are known for bright pinks, as well as bicolor.

Chemical Composition: NaFe2+3Al6Si6O18(BO3)3(OH)3OH
Class: Cyclosilicate
Color: Most commonly black, but can range from colorless to brown, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, pink, or hues in-between. It can also be bi-colored, or even tri-colored. Rarely, it can be found as neon green or electric blue.
Mohs Hardness Scale: 7.0 – 7.5
Crystal System: Trigonal
Luster: Vitreous, sometimes resinous
Specific Gravity: 3.06+0.20−0.06
Density: 2.82–3.32
Diaphaneity: Transparent to Translucent
Cleavage: Indistinct
Fracture: Conchoidal
Ultraviolet Fluorescence: Pink stones; inert to very weak red to violet in long and short wave

Disclaimer
All information about metaphysical properties is for reference only. It is a combination of research on how crystals/gemstones have been used by diverse cultures today and throughout history, and our own personal experience. We do not recommend using crystals as a substitute for conventional medical or psychological treatment and do not claim they cure or heal medical conditions. Please always listen to the advice of your medical professional and only use crystals as a complementary therapy in addition to professional medical treatment.

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Black Tourmaline

Black Tourmaline, also known as Schorl, is a powerful grounding and protective stone, known as “The Master Protector.” It is revered as a premier talisman

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