Black TourmalinePhosphate (mineral) Family
Protection. Grounding. Shielding. Balancing. Positive Transformation.
Black Tourmaline is a complex crystalline silicate mineral, containing aluminum, boron, and other elements. It is the element titanium which cause tourmaline to become black. The variation of black tourmaline is the most common form of tourmaline.
There are two kinds of black tourmaline - Schorl & Aphrizite.
Schorl - Schorl is the most common form of black tourmaline. It is hardy and chunky, and often has 6 sides.
Aphrizite - Aphrizite is a more delicate form of black tourmaline. It has multiple sides and angles, growing in massive form.
Family/Variety: Phosphate (mineral)
Shape/Crystal System: Hexagonal
Hardness: 7- 7.5
Colour Range: Black
Direction: East/ Left & Right
Planetary/Ruling Bodies: Saturn
Partners well with: Moldavite.
Safe in Water: Yes
Rock Type: Igneous & Metamorphic
HistoryWhere this stone came from and where can you find it?
Tourmaline has been mined for hundreds of years all throughout the world. The most beautiful varieties are found in all areas of the middle east & on the island of Madagascar. It can be found in South America, Turtle Island (Mexico, USA, Canada), and across Europe.
Shamans and Healers of the past have partnered with black tourmaline for protection and prophesy.
Physical ProertiesHow does Black tourmaline affect the physical body?
Energetic PropertiesHow does Black tourmaline affect the energy Bodies?
Ways to use Black Tourmaline
- Protects us from harmful radiation, and alleviates the negative effects.
- Therapists of all kinds can use this stone for themselves and others in healing, just by keeping in on you or in the treatment room.
- Use long tourmaline wands to balance duality energy and emotional energy
- Soak away mental stress by placing this stone on the forehead
ResourcesFurthering Studies on tourmaline
Silver Cove Encyclopedia App
Melody - Love is in the Earth- Earth Love Publishing House 1995
Geology IN <https://www.geologyin.com/2018/04/tourmaline-species-and-color-varieties.html>
Geology Science <https://geologyscience.com/minerals/tourmaline/>