Written By Liz Oakes
Watermelon Tourmaline lightens your mood by infusing you with blissful feelings!
They enhance the growth of joy and happiness in your life and help to lift you emotionally.
These beautiful stones embody a strong heart based energy that helps you to let go of stress, tension and fear.
They help to promote friendship and loving relationships and are quite beautiful to look at as well.
These wonderful stones awaken the heart and higher heart chakras, which encourages the growth of compassion, forgiveness and the release of fear.
Their color is quite unique and you only have to look at them to understand the reason for their name.
While the colors of these stones look like a mixture of Green Tourmaline and Pink Tourmaline, the meaning of stones like these is a little different to each of the colors on their own.
Watermelon Tourmaline is the name used to describe crystals that commonly have layers of color that resemble a Watermelon.
This name is easy to understand, as they have a deep pinkish red coloration on the interior, with a lovely green section on the outside, like a watermelon.
It is a variety of bi-colored Tourmaline that is comprised of sections that are pink or red mixed with green sections.
Some stones have a fine white line dividing the green and reddish colored sections, and you'll notice that the area to the outside is a deeper green.
This stone was first discovered in a mine in Newry in the state of Maine in the USA, and delightful specimens of this stone are still found in this location.
It has since been found in other places including in Nigeria, Malawi, Mozambique, Madagascar, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Russia, Burma, Brazil and Kangaroo Island in South Australia.
It may be obtained as slices of stone, as tumblestones or as beautiful specimens that are in the raw or natural form.
Look for stones that are a deeper magenta or ruby red color rather than light pink.
Many pieces of this stone do not have the classic watermelon look, and you can see this in some of the images below where the colors are merged.
Its makeup varies and may contain a number of minerals, including aluminium, iron, magnesium, sodium, lithium or potassium.
Regardless of the look they have the same energy, but many people prefer to obtain stones that have the classic look.
But if you are more interested in the metaphysical properties, the stones with merged colors may be less expensive.
This is one of the stones that are commonly faked, so if you find that it looks too good to be true, it may in fact be a fake so be careful.
These beautiful crystals embody a potent heart based energy as they connect strongly within the heart and higher heart chakras.
They are a lovely merging of the energy of Green Tourmaline and Pink Tourmaline or in some cases the darker Rubellite crystals.
Green is very well known as a heart chakra color and magenta pink is a color that resonates within the higher heart chakra.
The vibration of these colors within Watermelon Tourmaline is effective to unite the heart and higher heart chakras.
The unity of these chakras is powerful to enhance the growth of Divine love and can assist emotional healing.
Their strong heart based energy is highly beneficial to help anyone who is finding current situations are filling you with fear and dread.
They may help you if you have been finding that you feel like climbing the walls in your search for release from panic or dismay from world events.
Their energy aids the release of fear but if you have been finding it hard to release feelings of fear and alarm perhaps you might choose to use them with others stones that aid the release of fear.
There is more about this in the section below about combining stones for various reasons.
The energy of these unique crystals is highly beneficial to stimulate the growth of feelings of joy and happiness within you.
These joyful feelings can improve relationships, and by their energy to increase patience and tact may improve communication with others, including your partner.
By virtue of its activity to boost feelings of authentic joy in your life, it may assist both Spiritual healing and/or emotional healing.
Through its action to help you to release wounded feelings that may have been marring your relationship, you may find that your intimate relations are more harmonious.
Its vibration also helps you to identify soul agreements or soul contracts entered into before you came into your current life, and this can assist you to understand your partner better.
Your relationship can be improved by placing it in the bedroom, so that the energy impacts you while you both sleep. Many people find that it also helps you to sleep better.
It is possible to buy Watermelon Tourmaline jewelry, and if you are able to find a piece that you can wear, this would be highly beneficial.
Alternatively simply keeping your crystal in a pouch in your pocket is beneficial as the important thing is for it to be within your auric field.
Jewelry like the bead bracelet above may be less expensive as the beads do not have the obvious coloration of specimens of this stone.
By wearing it on your body you may find that you feel greater love as it resonates within both the heart and higher heart chakras.
It has a quite soothing energy that helps you to feel serene, peaceful and balanced, and is beneficial to wear at times when you feel tense or strained by situations around you.
In common with both the Rubellite or Pink Tourmaline and the green variety of these stones, they have some beneficial healing properties.
Healing properties of Watermelon Tourmaline include:
These crystals are also beneficial to use if you are feeling a disconnect from Spirit due to the situation rolling out in the world right now.
Use them in a crystal meditation to calm and soothe you, and to balance your emotions.
The combination of the energy of the colors of Tourmaline in the stone may bring stability, serenity and self control as you go about your life.
The energy of these lovely crystals is powerful to aid you to have confidence in the power of love, and may enhance your feelings about yourself.
They are beneficial crystals to assist the growth of self love, and this is advantageous as you do need to love yourself in order to love others.
In summary: using these crystals for meditation is helpful as they help to soothe you and allow you to more easily go into the inner silence needed for successful mediation.
They are useful stones to use if you are finding that severe distress or panic has been filling your life.
They may help you to feel calmer when sadness, heartache or sorrow is part of your life.
What are the best crystals to use with Watermelon Tourmaline?
These are good stones to stimulate an increase of joy and happiness. Using them may assist you to feel more cheerful, as the energy is quite uplifting!
To increase this even further, you may choose to use them with other stones known to boost happiness.
In the article about crystals for happiness, I talk about a number of crystals and stones for this purpose.
You can use any of these, but there are a few that I can suggest that blend well with this stone.
Other happiness stones you could use with it includes Polychrome Jasper, Peridot, Ocean Jasper or Poppy Jasper, which all have an uplifting energy.
These crystals may help you if you have found that you are often bogged down with feelings of panic, foreboding or other distressing feelings.
If this is a problem for you, you may wish to use it combined with some of the other crystals that aid you to release fear.
Specific crystals that relieve fear includes Moldavite, Black Jade, Red Spinel or Tigers Eye.
Being able to be tactful is useful when its needed. You may use this stone with other stones that boost tact and greater discretion in how you communicate.
Other stones that increase tactful communication includes Howlite, Snow Quartz, Witches Finger and Albite.
These lovely stones have a good energy to help with emotional healing.
While it works well on its own, to stimulate stronger healing of your emotions use it with one or more of the other crystals for emotional healing.
This includes Chrysocolla, Rainbow Obsidian, Uvarovite or Petoskey Stone.
The other colors of Tourmaline combine well with this stone as their properties blend well with them.
In particular Red Rubellite Tourmaline, Blue Tourmaline also known as Indicolite, Green Tourmaline and Pink Tourmaline are excellent when used with these crystals.