I am very partial to the energies of black tourmaline. At my shop Destiny Rising it’s our go to crystal for dispelling and deflecting negative energies and entities. Guarding against radiation and environmental smog. It’s great at neutralising our own negative thoughts, helping to turn them into positive useful ones, plus sending anyone else’s negative thoughts packing!
Tourmaline is electrical by nature and can become electrically charged by rubbing or heating it. When charged in this way one end becomes positive and the other end negative, causing it to attract or repel, you can test this by experimenting with pieces of small paper or ash. This practice was well known to the Dutch tradesmen of the 1700s they used to pull ash from their clay Meerschaum tobacco pipes, they named the crystal Aschentrekker, or ash puller.
Black tourmaline is an empowering crystal for those who live with any challenging situations, it can help to install a sense of power and self-confidence. It’s a powerful grounding stone. It also aligns the energy centres of the body and passes healing light throughout the entire body to provide a wonderful connection between earth and spirit. It can help soothe panic attacks and anxiety. Wear this crystal when visiting hospitals, antique shops, in crowded places, when visiting people who are unwell or usually zap you energy, or anywhere where the energy is likely to be heavy from years of illness, death, sadness or stagnancy. Use it at work when you need concentration and protection from computers and mobile phones or overbearing people.
I was doing some research on Infrared heated healing mats recently and discovered that they not only contain amethyst, but tourmaline as well. So I’m exceptionally pleased about that and not at all surprised, for all the very good reasons I have explained to you. I’ll certainly be purchasing one of those mats in the not too distant future.
It’s definitely one of our favourite crystals at Destiny Rising. I wear a piece constantly as do my staff, readers and teachers at the shop. And if I’m not wearing it as a pendant, it’s in my pocket. I also keep a large piece by my front door to keep the entrance of my home clear of any negative energy trying to enter. And if all of that is not enough it’s a great help for motion sickness too.
Ancient magicians loved it and although I’m not quite ancient yet ( well not on a good day!) I love it too!