• Vibrates to the number 2
  • Astrological Sign of Libra - Elemental

Tourmaline crystallizes in the form of vertically striated prismatic crystals, sometimes slender and sometimes needle-like. The colour ranges from deep pink to red to red-violet (rubellite), blue (indicolite), yellow (also known as “Peridot of Ceylon” and as Tsilasite), brown (dravide), green, pink (elbaite), orange, black (aphrizite and schorl), colour-less (achroite), bi-coloured, tri-coloured, and colourless.

The energy of Tourmaline relates to each of the chakras. It acts to clear, to maintain, and to stimulate each of the energy centres of the body.

It can be used to attract inspiration, to diminish fear by promoting understanding, and to encourage self-confidence. It provides for the balance of the male/female energies within the body; it further provides for balancing of the mind, of the energy centres, and of the auric body, inducing the alignment of the mental processes and the chakras with the ethereal structure.

“Love is in the Earth” – Melody Pages 653-660

  • Colour – Black, brown, green, pink, red, yellow, blue, watermelon, blue green.
  • Appearance – Shiny, opaque, or transparent, long striated or hexagonal structure. All sizes.
  • Rarity – Easily obtained from specialist stores.
  • Source – Sri Lanka, Brazil, Africa, United States, Western Australia, Afghanistan, Italy


Tourmaline is a shamanic stone that brings protection during rituals. It can be used for scrying* and was traditionally used to point to the culprit or cause in times of trouble, and indicate a “good” direction in which to move.

Natural Tourmaline wands are useful healing tools. They clear the aura, remove blockages, disperse negative energy, and point to solutions for specific problems. They are excellent for balancing and connecting the chakras.

Tourmaline has a strong affinity with the devic* energies and is extremely beneficial for the garden and plants. It can act as a natural insecticide, keeping pests at bay, and, buried in the soil, encourages the growth and health of all crops.

Tourmaline is a powerful mental healer, balancing the right-left hemispheres of the brain and transmuting negative thought patterns into positive ones. Emotionally, red, yellow and brown Tourmalines are beneficial for sexuality and the emotional dysfunction that can lie behind the loss of libido. Physically, Tourmaline releases tension, which makes it helpful in spinal adjustments.


The striations along the side of Tourmaline enhance energy flow, making it an excellent stone for healing, energy enhancement, and removal of blockages. Each of the different colours of Tourmaline has its own specific healing ability.


Place or wear as appropriate. To stimulate meridians*, place with the tip pointing in the same direction as the flow. Excellent for gem essences which work quickly and efficiently.


In addition to the generic properties, coloured tourmalines have specific additional properties:

"The Crystal Bible" volume 1 - Judy Hall Pages 296-304