Tourmaline Meaning

Tourmaline Meaning

Astrological Sign of Libra

Tourmaline crystallizes in the form of  vertically striated prismatic crystals, sometimes slender and sometimes needle-like. The colour range includes deep pink to red to red-violet [rubellite], blue [indicolite], yellow [also known as “ Peridot of Ceylon: and as Tsilasite], brown [dravide], green, pink [elbaite], orange, black [aphrizite and schorl], colourless [achroite], bi-coloured, tri-coloured, and colourless.

The energy of tourmaline relates to each of the chakras. It acts to clear, to maintain, and to stimulate each of the energy centers of the body.

It can be used to attract inspiration, to diminish fear by promoting understanding, and to encourage self confidence. It provides for a balancing of the male/female energies within the body; it further provides for balancing of the mind, of the energy centers, and of the auric body, inducing the alignment of the mental processes and the chakras with the ethereal structure.

The tourmaline and the inherent electrical emanations have been revered throughout the life of the planet. In rituals preformed in the ancient eastern Indian culture, the tourmaline was used to provide direction toward that which would bring “good”; it was also recognized as a “teller” stone, providing insight during times of struggle and “telling” who and/or what is causing trouble.

It has been used by shamen among the African, Native American, and Aboriginal tribes. It is thought to bring healing powers to the user and to provide protection from all dangers occurring on the physical plane. The African shamen have used the tourmaline to promote the awakening from the “dream of illusion” and to promote the experience of the self as part of the universal spirit.

Tourmaline has been used to stimulate balance between the left and right sides of the brain and to enhance cooperative efforts in the areas of creativity and healing. It further helps one to look within the depths of ones being with as much belief in the reality of the inner world as one maintains for the outer world. It helps one to release the concept of being the victim and to maintain fortitude and laughter while retaining consciousness.

Tourmaline wands are quite special with respect to providing complete directional aspects to the qualities present within the structure. The crystals which are wands are terminated and range from two to three [plus] inches in length, with a diameter from 1/4″ to 1/2″ [plus]. The aspects of the tourmaline are enhanced in the wand configuration and are used to clear the aura, to energize the appropriate chakras, to balance the meridians of the physical body, and to facilitate the optimum balance inherent in the ethereal body. The wand clearly directs the energy to facilitate the actualization of positive patterns and to initiate the fruition of positive affirmations.

In addition to the general qualities of tourmaline, the following information provides descriptions of further properties for the selected colours of tourmaline. Please note that the multi-colour tourmaline combines the properties of the respective colours.

Vibrates to the number 2…

Black Tourmaline
Astrological Sign of Capricorn

Black tourmaline can be used to bother repel and protect against negativity. It acts to protect one from being victimized by the negative energy of another. It has also been used as an energy deflector, being an excellent stone for those with potential for exposure to excessive amounts of radiation.It provides for an increase in ones physical vitality, emotional stability, and intellectual acuity, and can maintain ones “spirits” even in conditions which appear to emit the messages of “:gloom and doom”.

It furthers the awakening of altruism and enhances practicality in creativity. As a protective stone against “spells” which are cast by the negative side of another, it is a special stone to Native American Indians; black tourmaline in quartz not only dispels the “spell”, but energizes the “victim” and actually increases well being; black tourmaline used with mica, returns the “spell” to the originating source and allows one to view the sender of the negative energies.

It is also used to activate grounding between the first chakra and the center of the earth. Providing for further enhancement of ones well-being on the physical plane, and protecting against those in the spirit world and/or those on the physical plane who are not in the light” and do not understand the love of the universe.

It acts to stimulate the reflex points associated with the lower back. It can be used in the treatment of arthritis, dyslexia, heart dis-ease, anxiety, and disorientation. It can also provide for both the stimulation and the balancing of the adrenal glands.

Vibrates to the numbers 3 and 4

Blue Tourmaline

Green Tourmaline
Astrological sign of Capricorn

This mineral can help to teach the user a way of “seeing with the heart” [i.e., opens the heart chakra]. It may be applied in endeavors of visualization and to assist in the attunement of the energy between the third-eye and the heart

It does posses a masculine energy, but contains the quality of compassion; this facilitates a willful-ness with respect to entertaining into visions and thoughts.

Green tourmaline holds the essence of the plant kingdom; it provides an energy conducive to healing plants and tends to readily transfer energy from the mineral kingdom to the vegetable dimensions of vibrations. It is also quite useful in facilitating the study and practice of herbalism and for increasing the effectiveness of herbs and plants in healing. It shows the world that we are one, trading energies and vibratory messages, in order to maintain the integrity of the planet.

It can transform negative energy to the positive state without releasing it to the atmosphere. It also acts to inspire creativity, and to attract success, prosperity and abundance.

It can be used in the treatment of disorders relating to the eyes, it can also be used to facilitate weight loss and to regenerate the heart, thymus, ductless glands, and the immune system. It has been used as a purgative. The energy of green tourmaline can also assist one in rectifying psychological problems associated with the father and/or other male forces in ones life.

Vibrates to the number 6.

Multi-Coloured Tourmaline


Astrological Signs of Libra & Taurus

Blue tourmaline can .

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Chakra Activated (Varies with color)

Bibliography: Melody, Love Is In The Earth – Earth Love Publishing House, 1997