Black Tourmaline

Where this stone came from and where can you find it?

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.


Family/Variety: Phosphate (mineral)

Shape/Crystal System: Hexagonal

Hardness: 7- 7.5

Colour Range: Black

Chakra: Root

Direction: East/ Left & Right

Element: Earth

Zodiac: Capricorn

Planetary/Ruling Bodies: Saturn

Guardian/Deity: Gaia

Partners well with: Moldavite.

Safe in Water: Yes

Rock Type: Igneous & Metamorphic


Where 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 Proerties

How does Black tourmaline affect the physical body?
Physically black tourmaline stimulates the reflexes for lower back. All areas of the lower back are targeted. This includes the kidneys and adrenals glands. Black tourmaline brings balance and stimulation to the adrenals.
It is helpful for those who are in pain, any kind of pain.
Arthritis, anxiety, fear, disorientation, all can be helped with the use of tourmaline massage wands, and drinking water infused with this stone.

Energetic Properties

How does Black tourmaline affect the energy Bodies?
This stone is the king crystal of all protectors! It protects, deflects, and repels all negativity.
Helps one break free of being a victimized by the negativity of another, or even ones self. 
It's also good for Doominous Gloom type circumstances or poor living conditions as it helps keep our spirits up, so you might just want to get some right now. 
Protects against ill will of another or bad spells cast, it can even give you insight into who meddled with you. Protects against dark beings and those who lost their way of the light and love of life.

Creative Ways to Use Black Tourmaline

unique and fun ways to work with 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

Wearing it, or holding/mediating with it regularly will increase all these healing properties! 

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.

  • Vibrates to the number 3 & 4
  • Will repel negativity instead of absorbing it
  • Essential for empaths & sensitive people

Tourmaline Family

Alternative forms of tourmaline


Furthering Studies on tourmaline

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