Crystal of the week: Black Tourmaline

Crystal of the week: Black Tourmaline

Good morning little gems and welcome to this week’s crystal of the week!
This week’s crystal is: Black Tourmaline

Many years ago the ancient magicians relied on Black Tourmaline to protect them from the demons walking the earth as they cast their spells. Black Tourmaline became vastly popular in 1876, when mineralogist and jeweller George Kunz sold a Green Tourmaline from Maine to the famous Tiffany and Co. in New York, and its desirability spread. Also known as Schorl, Black Tourmaline today is still revered to as a premier talisman of protection, a psychic shield deflecting and dispelling negative energies, entities, or destructive forces. The name comes from an ancient Sinhalese word turmali, meaning “a mixed colour precious stone,” or turamali, meaning “something small from the earth.”

Black Tourmaline is a very powerful protecting and grounding stone. It provides a connection between earth and the human spirit. It’s supportive energies work with the energy centres of the body and help to align them through light healing channels. It also promotes a sense of power and self-confidence for a more objective view of the world. It is an empowering crystal to those who must live or work in challenging environments or when facing difficult circumstances.

Tourmaline belongs to a family of aluminium borosilicate’s mixed with iron, magnesium, or other various metals that may form as red, pink, yellow, brown, black, green, blue or violet. Tourmaline’s most distinguishing properties is its ability to become electrically charged simply by heating or rubbing it.

To use Black Tourmaline in purification and protection rituals, create a ring of eight small natural tumble stones for a protection circle or place upon an altar.

Black Tourmaline is a crystal that helps sooth panic attacks, especially those caused by dark or confined spaces. It also helps those control fears of doctors or dentists. Wear this crystal to protection you from negative people who might burden you with their problems but do nothing to improve their situations

Black tourmaline is a powerful grounding stone. It’s also known for protection, health, happiness, luck and positivity. Detoxing your life of bad energies and bad vibes are such a healthy thing to do for your mind and soul.
Chakra: Root
Element: Earth
Planet: Pluto
Zodiac: Scorpio
Meaning: Protection, security and stress relief
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have anymore questions or want to know more.
See you back here same time next week for another crystal of the week.
With love and blessings,
Renee xx
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