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Healing Crystal Handbook: Tourmaline

Healing Crystal Handbook: Tourmaline

Egyptians believed that Tourmaline came to Earth from the core of the earth, after passing over the entire sky on a rainbow-lit day and turned into the celestial gemstone that it is now. To the aborigines and shamans of the west, tourmaline protected the wearer from all evil while Indians believed that Tourmaline brought direction and destiny closer to present tense.

Healing Crystal Handbook: Tourmaline
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Popularly hailed as the Philosopher’s Stone, Tourmaline exists in all the colors of the rainbow as well. The gemstone tourmaline is known to emanate energies of love and success in the actions of the wearer.

Being a multi-chakra stone, Tourmaline also balances the seven core chakras in addition to the etheric chakra.

·        Alternate Names of Tourmaline

Achroite, Rubellite, Indicolite, Watermelon, Elbaite, Schorl, Uvite and Indicolite;

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·        Hardness of Tourmaline on the MOHS Scale


Healing Crystal Handbook: Tourmaline

·        Origin of Tourmaline

Madagascar, Nepal, Kenya, Russia, India, Pakistan, Nigeria, Tanzania, Brazil, Siberia, Australia, Afghanistan, Africa, UA and Sri Lanka;

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·        Tourmaline Represents the God

  • Manat: Goddess of Death, Destiny and Time, Arab;
  • Cybele: Goddess of Sprin, Rome;
  • Hine-Nui-Te-Po: Goddess of the Night, Polynesia;
  • Aradia: Goddess of Witches, Tuscany;

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·        Zodiac Signs Associated with Tourmaline

Libra, Taurus and Scorpio;

Healing Crystal Handbook: Tourmaline

·        Ruling Planet or Celestial Bodies of Tourmaline


·        Tourmaline Color energies

All colors;

Healing Crystal Handbook: Tourmaline


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·        Numerical Vibration of Tourmaline

As tourmaline exists in all the colors, it responds to every number in the order:

  • Red: 1,2,4,5;
  • Black: 3,4;
  • Lepidolite: 5;
  • Neon: 5
  • Green: 6;
  • Colorless: 6,7;
  • Orange: 8
  • Multi-colored:8;
  • Blue: 2,9;
  • Pink:9
  • Yellow: 1,4, 33;


·        Tourmaline activates the Chakra (s)

Balances all chakras, prominently responds to chakras based on its colors such as-

  • Black: Base Chakra
  • Blue: Throat
  • Green: Heart
  • Pink: Heart
  • Red: Sacral and Solar Plexus

Healing Crystal Handbook: Tourmaline

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·        Metaphysical Meanings of Various Types of Tourmaline

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Made from Crystalline boron silicate with traces of aluminum, iron, sodium, potassium, lithium and magnesium, tourmaline is a startling gemstone with endless powers and traits on your mind.

The secret behind the energy of Tourmaline is its reaction to far infrared rays that penetrate the human body and changes its energy flow. Tourmaline is sourced from the Sinhalese word thuramali, meaning- something small from earth.

Yet another startling fact about Tourmaline is its three-sided prism and vertical striation in that makes it an exceptional crystal for purification and cleansing ceremonies. The semi-precious gemstone also gets charged if you rub for 5 seconds due to its electrical nature. This is the same medium used for spirit communication too.

1.      Dravite or Brown Tourmaline

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Prominent by its color, dravite or brown tourmaline gem displays dark to dull brown shades. The unique shade of this tourmaline variety of gem owes it to the presence of sodium and magnesium in the bedrock.  Dravite is seen in pale to dark brown varieties with an opaque glisten on it.

2.      Elbaite

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A unique tourmaline with striking green hues, elbaite is also called green tourmaline. The energizing stone changes names based on its colors. Elbaite tourmaline colors are available in colorless to stunning colors such as green, blue, red, pink and yellow.

3.      Red Tourmaline or Rubellite

Often denoted as red tourmaline, rubelite is naturally seen in bright to dark red colors. The passion gem activates the lower chakras and is mined majorly from Zambia. Many rubies in history are said to be mistaken for red tourmaline gemstone.

4.      Watermelon Tourmaline

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The most distinct variety of a green tourmaline, watermelon tourmaline is an exquisite healing crystal with potent healing powers. It is also called an energy stone owing to its uplifting pale green chromotherapeutic effects and the calming water element power ideal for throat chakra. Watermelon tourmaline exists in the colors pink, green and red.

5.      Blue Tourmalne or Indicolite

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The blue type of tourmaline that responds to powers of Saturn is a water stone for psychic awareness. Indicolite is a rare blue tourmaline, seen in pale blue to deep indigo shades around the world.

6.      Neon Blue Tourmaline or Paraiba

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Yet another infamously rare variety of Tourmaline is Paraiba Tourmaline that is seen in hues such as neon blue, green, teal and deep blue. Known as  one of the most expensive gemstones in the world, Paraiba Gemstone contains copper instead of the presence of iron.

7.      Pink Tourmaline

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A renowned variety of Rubelite, Pink Tourmaline shows a deeper shade of pink than rubies even though; pink tourmaline was mistaken as rubies in the ancient times. Mined from Africa, Pakistan and Australia, Pink Tourmalines is a heart centre is popular as the ultimate love crystal.

8.      Tourmalated Quartz

Healing Crystal Handbook: Tourmaline

When needles of tourmaline grow in Quartz crystal, the same is called as the tourmalated quartz. Believed to balance both dark and bright energies amazingly, tourmalated quartz is a powerful good luck charm too.

9.      Achroite

Healing Crystal Handbook: Tourmaline

The rarest variety of tourmaline is also the colorless variety. Synthetically, light pink tourmalines can be heated to make the stone colorless. Naturally occurring colorless variety of tourmaline is believed to ward off evil and protect the environment.

10. Canary Tourmaline

Healing Crystal Handbook: Tourmaline

A unique yellow variety of tourmaline gemstone, canary tourmaline is bright to canary yellow and often found in Malawi. Canary Tourmaline is excellent for boosting the self-esteem and to connect with your subconscious.

11. Purple Tourmaline or Siberite

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A unique variety of tourmaline, Siberite exhibits colors such as deep purple and pale purple with streaks of pink on it. Purple tourmaline is the gemstone of higher chakras, especially to activate creative and intuitive hemisphere of the brain.

12. Chrome Tourmaline

Healing Crystal Handbook: Tourmaline

“Dravite,” green chrome dravite tourmaline, Merelani Hills (Mererani), Lelatema Mts, Arusha Region, Tanzania. © Rob Lavinsky,

The presence of vanadium and chromium gives rise to chrome tourmaline is a green colored dravite crystal. Chrome tourmaline is seen with higher saturation than green tourmaline and also affects higher chakras than heart chakra alone. You can find chrome tourmaline in colors such as blue, yellow and forest green.

13. Cat’s Eye Tourmaline

Healing Crystal Handbook: Tourmaline

An auspicious stone showing chatoyancy, cat’s eye tourmaline represents ketu or the shadow planet. Cat eye tourmaline displays the slit-like look on the stone due to the parallel inclusion within the gemstone. When used regularly, Cat Eye Tourmaline removes curses and evil eye from the wearer.

14. Black Tourmaline

Healing Crystal Handbook: Tourmaline

The most common and revered variety of tourmaline is the potent black tourmaline. An amulet or charm for many, black tourmaline is an opaque, dark and shiny gemstone that protects. Schorl is the official name of black tourmaline gemstone. There are two types of black tourmaline schorl such as velvet and fluor schorl.

·        Physical Effects of Tourmaline

Healing Crystal Handbook: Tourmaline

As tourmaline balances multiple chakra energies, it is considered ideal for a variety of physical ailments. Tourmaline as a crystal patch boosts blood circulation, decreases water retention, enhances mood and detoxifies the body.

Tourmaline elixirs are ideal for strengthening kidneys and liver, especially if you're an alcoholic or smoker. The beautiful gemstone is also best for people with digestive and reproductive disorders. Regular programming of green tourmaline stone with the sacral chakra activates kundalini energy that boosts the sexual stamina as well as libido of the wearer.

Black tourmaline realigns the spine, legs, ankle, feet in addition to brain hemispheres

·        Spiritual Effects of Tourmaline

Healing Crystal Handbook: Tourmaline

Considered as the healing crystal of every shaman, Tourmaline is a receptive stone that emanates energies of calmth and healing. The best spiritual result of using tourmaline is how well it connects the wearer with the higher realm. Regular use of the elabite crystal also improves mysticism and psychic awareness in the wearer.

Spiritual consciousness and resistance to negativity are the upper-level boons of programming tourmaline healing properties with your chakras. In the ancient times, black tourmaline was a manifestation stone that could even change metals to yellow gold. Black Tourmaline is an enlightenment stone while watermelon tourmaline is renowned as a love stone that activates the heart chakra and pink tourmaline a divine love stone.

·        Emotional Effects of Tourmaline

Healing Crystal Handbook: Tourmaline

Tourmaline is also the stone of vitality and vigor and tourmaline effects are mostly uplifting and freeing. Regular use of the multi-color gemstone also boosts compassion and understanding amidst people. If you have problems adapting to others, tourmaline can help you break the ice. It is excellent to resolve feuds when gifted to the fighting few.

Tourmaline on the higher chakras grounds the wearer and uproots buds of addiction. It also broadens the mind of the wearer by rewiring the neuroplastic brain to promote forgiveness, trust and honesty. The best effect of tourmaline for our age is self-love as it also helps one connect with nature and energies around.

The self-reflective stone cleanses the mind of negativity as well as blazing anger. The same is how it uproots addictions from the wearer’s mind. Black tourmaline rejuvenates the wearer with energy to see the good in everything, however different the circumstances are.

·        Five Facts About Tourmaline

Healing Crystal Handbook: Tourmaline

·         The colored variety of tourmalines changes color according to the difference in the angle you see the gemstone with.

·         Black tourmaline with brown inclusions on the edge of the gemstone is called Dravite.

·         Tourmaline is not all a saint as it is known that dreaming of tourmaline stone forecasts accidents.

·         The water energy stone, Tourmaline magnetizes prosperity when placed in the north area of a home or office.

·         Tourmaline is a popular gift for couples celebrating their 8th anniversary

Before You go …

Healing Crystal Handbook: Tourmaline

The vibrant stone of reconciliation was first discovered in early 15th and 16th century and since then has been hailed as the stone with maximum metaphysical traits. In ancient history, Tourmaline was popular as the 11th Step Stone that helps people grow and realize newer realities within one’s own subconscious.

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From shoulder pads to crystal patches and gem elixirs, tourmaline can be used in numerous ways to make the most out of its crystal powers. Tell us which tourmaline caught your eye.

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