Black Tourmaline crystal is a powerful stone for protection against negative energy of all kinds, as well as being a strong spiritual grounding stone.
This is one of the most popular crystals to be used for metaphysical purposes. Many people, and I am among this group, believe this is the best protection stone that you can use.
Also known as Schorl, it encourages positive attitudes, good luck and happiness, regardless of the circumstances that you find yourself in.
They are wonderful aids to both the professional healer and the average person who wants a stone that will be a positive force for good in your life, as it creates a positive attitude and mindset.
The black variety of Tourmaline has been found in a large number of locations, including Pakistan, Australia, Brazil, Sri Lanka, Africa and the USA. It is also known as Schorl Tourmaline.
This stone's name is made up of two words, and of course we all understand the Black which relates to its color, but some people have wondered about the word Tourmaline.
The black variety of Tourmaline is just one of a group of different colored stones that all have a similar structure, yet its meaning is incorrect when you go back to the origin of the word.
This word came from a regional term in Sri Lanka, based on the Sinhalese word "turmali", that referred to yellow Zircon. It's use began due to a mistake, when a consignment of stone was sent from Sri Lanka with the label Turmalin.
For some reason they liked the name and began to use it and it stuck, although it has since changed a little to the current word Tourmaline. The structure and look of natural pieces of tourmaline are the same, regardless of the color.
This relates to the presence of vertical striations, ridges or furrows on the stones, and this is one way to identify Black Tourmaline in the natural form.
Although it is known as the black variety of tourmaline, not all of the black stones are black, but are a very dark blue color, although it is hard to tell the difference. This is a powerful asset to your health, as it not only removes the negative energy but by changing it to positive energy it has an excellent effect on your well-being!
Black Tourmaline will ground you quite quickly, so it is highly beneficial to keep a piece of this stone on you.
If you do a lot of spiritual work, or have strong psychic abilities and you use these abilities quite a lot, you may become ungrounded.
This is one of the stones that I always keep in my pocket or wear as jewelry, along with a few others. It is helpful both for grounding and for protection from beings from the lower realms.
If you acquire a small cloth bag, and many crystal shops sell them, you can put your crystals in your pocket easily each day, just so you don't lose them.
I know that there are stones that send back the negative energy, but this stone will not do that unless it has inclusions of mica in it, see the silvery inclusion in the stone on the left.
Many people are not aware that normal Black Tourmaline stone simply changes negative energy to positive energy.
But if it also contains mica, it will send bad feelings back to the person who sent it, allowing the sender to realize what has occurred.
The best stone to use to send negative energy back to where it came from is Fire Agate, so you may like to combine these together.
In these days when life is getting increasingly frantic, many people are feeling highly stressed.
A Black Tourmaline stone is a powerful aid to helping you to let of the negativity generated by the way we live our lives.
There are a number of health benefits of Black Tourmaline stone.
It will help you to release stress, and as this health problem is so widespread these days, we could all benefit from having a piece of this crystal nearby.
Ongoing stress can cause adrenal fatigue which is becoming more common.
These stones are helpful to assist you if you have adrenal exhaustion, as they embody a useful energy that relieves stress.
If you are prone to obsessive behavior, this stone is also a powerful ally to help you to disconnect from these activities.
Some time ago, scientists came out in the media discussing the issues around the vibrations emanating from electrical devices and cell phones.
The discussion centered around the negative effect on your body's electrical system, that these emit.
Electromagnetic sensitivity is quite widespread as so many people now use mobile phones, and for many hours a day.
It is recommended for that reason that you should try to have your nights rest in an area where you have as few electrical devices as possible.
While this is hard to do, it is a good idea not to sleep with your mobile device in the bedroom. Adding some Black Tourmaline crystals to the bedroom will aid you to regulate your body's electrical system.
Having the vibration of Black Tourmaline stone stone within your aura for as long as possible each day is to your advantage.
Although wearing stones as jewelry is the easiest way to keep a piece of the stone on your body, if this is not possible keep a piece of the stone in the room with you, as this is very helpful.
Once you have learned any of the easy methods to meditate, you may also wish to use one of these stones in meditation.
They will help you to let go of negativity and self doubts or any feelings of anxiety or negativity of any kind. Use them for grounding and during a grounding meditation, as these are a wonderful ally in the process.
If it is not possible for you to have them on you during the day, it would be advantageous, to at least have a couple of these stones in the bedroom.
Putting one of these crystals under your pillow will cleanse your etheric body while you sleep, as well as the room where you are sleeping. It will strengthen the immune system and assist pain relief of arthritis, and the relief of spinal or muscular problems.
Lovely Black Tourmaline jewelry pieces can be bought, including nice pendants or even rough stones that are set in silver, and beads are also available. They are a birthstone for the Capricorn sign so you may find lovely birthstone jewelry containing this stone.
Black Tourmaline jewelry is not as common as the other colors of
Tourmaline, it is possible to buy very nice pendants made from the
One of the reason it is not so common, is because much of this stone is not stable enough to cut into cabochons, but Australian stone is highly stable.
The solid and stable stone from the Flinders Ranges in Australia, can be cut into lovely checker cut pieces, like the one in the photo on the left, and they make beautiful pendants.
Whatever type you buy, wearing it is very beneficial. Keeping a piece of this stone on you at all times is highly recommended.
As jewelry made from these black stones is becoming more commonly available, these powerful black stones are now on the zodiac birthstones list.
Wearing Black Tourmaline jewelry may help you, as it can be advantageous to have piece on your body.
These crystals are strong stones of the two lowest chakras. These are the earth star chakra and the base chakra, as they are powerful stones for grounding.
Black Tourmaline is easy to buy, and it will also act to protect you against psychic attack and negative entities.
You all have times when you feel negative, or when you encounter other people who are giving off vibrations that are not pleasing to you.
It is powerful for healing and for psychic protection and spiritual purposes, and will strengthen the immune system and help allergies.
In addition these stones will purify the area where they are located.
You all live with a lot of electromagnetic smog, including your televisions, computers and the large number of other electrical devices that seem to be essential these days, just to live your life.
A powerful fact about this black crystal is that it will suck up any negativity or disharmony that it encounters from its surroundings, but it does not absorb it, but will transmute, or convert the negative energy into positive energy.
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This Black stone is an integral part of the process of keeping healthy, and may be combined with other strong grounding stones.
You may like to use it with Hematite, Healers Gold, Dravite aka Brown Tourmaline, Shamanite Black Calcite, Black Diopside or Gabbro also known as Blizzard Stone.
You may like to use it with Black Andradite Garnet, as this is a strong earth chakra stone that may be combined with this black variety of Tourmaline, to create an excellent grounding effect.
It also combines well with any of the base chakra stones, including Fire Agate, Smokey Quartz, Jet, Sphalerite, Dalmatian Jasper and Black Obsidian.
Other psychic protection stones that combine well with Black tourmaline are Tourmalinated Quartz, Zircon, the beautiful violet flame crystals, Purple Amethyst, Purpurite, Tantalite, Sugilite and Charoite. These are all highly protective stones, that will be enhanced by the vibration of this stone.
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