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Therapeutic Properties of Tourmaline

Tourmaline is considered lucky for artists, writers and other persons pursuing creative careers.

In general, the blue varieties (Indicolite) are said to relieve stress. Green varieties (Verdelite) are said to speed general healing and help regain strength. Black Tourmaline is said to help clear the psyche of negative energy.

Pink Tourmaline: (Rubellite)

Pink Tourmaline brings love and friendship to the wearer. This is a gemstone with feminine energy. It promotes female balance and protection. Rubellite is claimed to have similar healing powers as watermelon tourmaline. It helps people become more compassionate.

Red Tourmaline: (Rubellite)

Red Tourmaline instills courage and a strong will in the wearer. It is also very protective.

Blue Tourmaline: (Indicolite)

Indicolite is considered a de-stresser and promotes sound sleep.

Natural Healers consider this an important gemstone for 5th and 6th Chakras. Blue Tourmaline is thought to help with intuition (6th Chakra) and eloquence in communication (5th Chakra).

Green Tourmaline: (Verdite)

Verdite is also known as a Brazilian Emerald. Green tourmaline is thought to bring money and stimulate creative abilities.

Verdite promotes male balance and physical healing. Gem therapists recommend that females not use this gem stone. Instead , they should use emerald or aventurine.

Verdite is an important gemstone to Natural Healers. It is believed to open a conduit for healing. This gemstone is also thought to help with indigestion.

Black  Tourmaline: (Shorl)

Black Tourmaline or Schorl, is considered one of the most potent of all gemstones. It does double duty. It works both as a Healing gemstone and as a cleansing gemstone.

A major gemstone of the 1st Chakra, shorl is one of the most potent gemstones for dispelling negativity and depression while at the same time providing powerful protection. It helps those full of feelings of doom and fear. Schorl is also said to repel negative energy. It is helpful to persons in the sphere of/or being victimized by a person with strong negative energy.

Black Tourmaline may bring reason to persons with daredevil tendencies, which may actually be an imbalance of the 1st Chakra manifesting in a death wish. Also thought helpful in grounding abusers.

Black Tourmaline is helpful to those feeling depressed, sad and fearful. Also beneficial for constipation, lower back pain, reproductive issues, and insomnia.

Watermelon Tourmaline: (Rubellite/Verdite/Elbaite)

Watermelon tourmaline, with its contrasting pink and green banding, represents opposites (like yin and yang or male and female, or hot and cold). It is said to have a calming effect during emotional upheavals or when there are conflicts between people of different temperaments.

Watermelon Tourmaline balances the male/female energies. This gemstone is useful for attracting love as Green and Pink are the colors that stimulate the Heart Chakra.

Watermelon Tourmaline is an important gemstone in subduing an over-active 6th Chakra. Healers use it to heal the heart and emotions. It is thought to reduce nervousness and anxiety.

Violet/Purple Tourmaline: (Siberite)

Siberite inspires meditation.

Yellow Tourmaline (Tsilaisite)

Tsilaisite increases intelligence.

Colorless Tourmaline: (Achroite)

Achroite helps attune to higher beings.

Brown Tourmaline (Dravite)

Dravite is considered to have a stabilizing effect.

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