Metaphysical Properties: Tourmaline

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The Metaphysical Properties of Gemstones, Minerals & Crystals


In this series of posts I have included metaphysical properties and information on some of my favourite or interesting Crystals, Gems and Minerals.
I have collected this from several sources and hope you find it helpful and interesting.

The colour of the piece will generally indicate as to which chakra they may benefit.
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Tourmaline increases flexibility, happiness, objectivity, compassion, and serenity.

It also enhances tolerance and understanding.

It is a stone that is extremely helpful for channelling. Tourmaline is also a very protecting stone.

Tourmaline is often associated with the heart chakra, particularly watermelon tourmaline, where it opens one to accept love.

This stone comes in almost any colour including black, brown, bluegreenredyellowpink.  Colourless is rare.  These other colours of Tourmaline are associated with the chakra of the same colour.

Black Tourmaline


Black Tourmaline, also known as Schorl, is associated with the root or base chakra, and is excellent for grounding excess energy.

It is a well-known as a purifying stone that deflects and transforms negative energy, and thus is very protective. It can transform and remove negativity from an individual or an environment. It is often used as an aura cleanser and can help one attain higher levels of awareness.

Black Tourmaline is also used for repelling and protecting one from black magic and is often said to return the negative spell to the sender. Black Tourmaline has also been used to deflect radiation energy from TV’s and computer monitors.

Emotionally, Black Tourmaline is excellent for dispelling fears, obsessions, and neuroses, bringing emotional stability.

Physically, Black Tourmaline can strengthen the immune system; help with heart disease, arthritis, and gout.

Blue Tourmaline


Indicolite is Blue Tourmaline, which is probably the rarest form of Tourmaline.

Indicolite corresponds to all chakras in terms of clearing, but particularly to the throat and third eye chakras. It is said to aid in the quest for spiritual growth. It increases psychic awareness and increases healing powers.

Indicolite can also bring happiness and laughter to your life. It also promotes inspiration of all kinds and lessens fear. Indicolite is a protective stone that can dispel curses and protect from all dangers.

In the physical realm, Indicolite is said to benefit the lungs, larynx, thyroid, heart, internal organs, and parasympathetic nerves.

Red Tourmaline


Rubellite is pink to red tourmaline. It is a stone of balance and calm. Emotionally, Rubellite helps bring emotional balance and helps open-up, relax, and detach from personal pain. It can be used with lepidolite as a super-powerful energy for calming people in distress.

As prosperity is a natural effect of a life in balance, Rubellite also brings abundance. Rubellite is also a stone of passion, bringing passionate energy and love.

Physically, Rubellite balances the body’s electro-chemical system, strengthens immune system, heals backaches and reproductive system disorders, detoxifies the blood, assists with recovery, and eases the effects of radiation poisoning.

Rubellite is associated with the sacral and root chakras, as well as the heart chakra.

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