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Black Tourmaline Crystal Meaning and Properties

Black Tourmaline

The Geology

Black Tourmaline is part of a family of aluminium borosilicates mixed with iron, magnesium and other metals. It is formed of prismatic and striated crystals and often forms as a column.

Black Tourmaline Healing Properties

Black Tourmaline is well known as an energy purifier, it cleanses the chakras and your aura from any negative energies. It’s particularly good at warding disruptive thoughts when you are trying to sleep. Wearing or carrying Black Tourmaline creates a powerful ward against those that sap your energy, so if you often feel exhausted around some individuals this is the crystal for you. It was said that Black Tourmaline was used by Shamans to protect them during rituals and is still used for its protective energies today. For those that suffer with panic or anxiety attacks, holding Black Tourmaline soothes the holder and dissipates the anxious energy. Black Tourmaline is particularly useful for those suffering from stress, it helps the sufferer view the world different to welcome in clear and rational thought to relinquish worry.

Black Tourmaline around the home

Black Tourmaline is a wonderful crystal for Feng Shui around the home. Placing a piece in all four corners of a room creates a strong protective space. Placing a piece in a bowl of water in the main living areas of your home harmonises and cleanses the energy.

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