Black Tourmaline Meaning
PURIFICATION | GROUNDING | PROTECTION
What was it our Year 7 Sex-Ed Teacher always told us? Oh, that’s right, “Always use protection”. A solid, universal piece of advice that you can actually turn to in pretty much any given situation (except perhaps the US gun debate, but that’s another story…)
Black Tourmaline has been used for centuries to protect from evil spirits. It deflects and transforms not only negative energy, but harmful thoughts and shitty people too! It is often used as an aura cleanser and can help you attain higher levels of awareness.
Black Tourmaline works like a super absorbent sponge, soaking up all the negative energy that surrounds it. Wear Black Tourmaline jewellery or carry it with you so you don't pick up on other people’s toxic energy. It's one thing to be compassionate and caring but it's the danger zone for your soul when you take on someone else's drama.
This mysterious and alluring stone is one of the most powerful and effective crystals for anxiety. If you find yourself being swept away by the storm clouds of fear, Keep Calm and Carry Black Tourmaline. The anti depressant of healing crystals, this protective stone is another essential component to your crystal first aid kit.
Black Tourmaline is also one of the most powerful minerals for absorbing electromagnetic radiation, which makes it excellent for placing near computers, iPhones, et al.
With an intense black colour that makes a killer statement piece in any home, Black Tourmaline is also a decorator's dream. Black Tourmaline is the new black.
MINERAL FAMILY: boron silicate
CRYSTAL SYSTEM: trigonal
CRYSTAL GROWTH HABIT: prismatic
COLOUR: dark charcoal to black
AFFIRMATION: “I release negativity and am safe, protected + secure.”
BEST FOR: Protection from negative emotions and intentions, and grounding
ORIGINS: Worldwide but predominately Brazil, Africa + Sri Lanka
COMPANION STONES: for purifying/cleansing/energy blockages – selenite, for promoting compassion – rose quartz, for releasing anger – blue lace agate, for focus + grounding – hematite