Written by Algoth’s Grove
“At the core it vibrates a powerful shield of protection and guardianship, but as you move across the spectrum’s, tourmaline provides a diversity that not many other crystals can.”
Tourmaline is in all its variants a shamanic stone. It balances, cleanses, guides and protects. It is by far one of the most magical crystals in the crystal world. Tourmaline, however is not a single crystal but several variants belonging to a similar group. Within its vast colour and vibrational scope, Tourmaline has been used to treat, heal and balance the chakra system all at once. Below we will outline the most common variants that belong to the Tourmaline group and the properties that they provide to the wearer.
Pink Tourmaline is the Divine Shakti energy. It vibrates the divine feminine in all her aspects, Maiden, Mother, Crone and the shadow of each is what pink tourmaline guides you through. Pink Tourmaline is also a stone that guides those who work with the healing hearts through facilitating a heart-centred approach throughout their work.
Besides encompassing the root properties of Tourmaline, Pink Tourmaline nurtures the wearer into a deeper sense of understanding and acceptance of the self through a path of unconditional love. It provides clarity and guides the wearer into a state of removing those things that are not in line toward your highest good. It allows for a divine connection through the heart chakra and brings in the awareness of ‘The Seat of God.’ Please read our Chakra Series: The Heart Chakra to learn more.
Both Watermelon Tourmaline and Pink Tourmaline are connected to the heart chakra, however the difference comes in where watermelon tourmaline becomes an all encompassing bridge between the lower three chakras of physicality and the higher three of spirituality. Watermelon Tourmaline bridges all the 7 chakras through the connection of the heart chakra. It also carries the vibration of fair energy exchange and is an excellent crystal for spiritual Councillors who have a difficult time in accepting monetary or other energetic exchange for their services.
Watermelon Tourmaline is the stone of the wholesome self. It facilitates a broad view of the body, mind, spirit trinity within and allows for a unique and unbiased view of both the light and dark aspects found within the self. Not only is Watermelon Tourmaline a broad view, a brighter outlook but it also gives the wearer their voice without having to force anything. It allows for clear and calm communication and for the wearer to be heard without feelings of being isolated, alone or misunderstood. After all, love for others begins with the self, and similarly so does acceptance.
Brown Tourmaline is also known as Dravide. It is the crystal of community, of compassion and of the earth. It grounds and stimulates creativity in the wearer in a balanced and non-judgemental way. It’s vibrational signature is beneficial to that of the speaker, mentor and those who feel shy in the company of many. Brown Tourmaline assists the lower chakras in balancing and healing them to their optimal level but in a calm non-invasive manner. It is especially conducive in healing and working with the base chakra.
Brown Tourmaline is also the perfect stone to facilitate healing within families. It promotes a compassion for those that you are immediately connected to whether that be a genetic or emotional level. Its vibrations connect the wearer to be able to see through another’s eyes and place themselves in another’s position. It is a stone of selfless existence connecting you to earth elementals.
Black Tourmaline is probably the most well known out of all the tourmalines and rightly so. It is one of the greatest shields against and dispersers of negative energy as well as one of the most powerful transformers of negative mental issues. It conquers and assists in healing depression, anxiety, fear of failure, chronic stress and eating disorders associated with these sorts of mental issues. Black Tourmaline is also known as schorl and has a powerful vibrational energy of focus and the ability to draw the spiritual into the physical.
Not only does black tourmaline protect, guide, guard and defend but it also cleanses the aura, and naturally protects. It is a beloved stone of all those practicing the magical arts and gives insight into any situation that seems to be clouded or at the verge of being misinterpreted. It is especially fantastic for those that read fortunes or into past lives. If you do own a black tourmaline or are thinking of purchasing one, please remember that this crystal requires constant cleansing and clearing if you are to prevent it from becoming blocked and projecting.
Green Tourmaline is the member of the tourmaline family directly associated with abundance and rejuvenation. It’s impenetrable vibrational signature opens a pathway to lift the wearer from the pits of hell into a completely new life. It is a powerful stone of transition and divine love. It brings guides and spirit helpers to the fore and facilitates messages and constant assistance to the wearer.
Green Tourmaline brings one of the greatest shifts possible. It definitely transforms everything in your known perspective and if you are completely satisfied with your life then green tourmaline is not the stone to be keeping around. However if your life is something that needs to be transformed then it is green tourmaline that will assist in the miraculous shift!