The History and Meaning of Tourmaline
Tourmaline is the birthstone of the month October
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Meaning of Tourmaline
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 indicates a good direction in which to move. Tourmaline clears the aura, remove blockages, disperse negative energy and point to solutions for specific problems. Tourmaline is excellent for balancing and connecting the chakras. At a physical level, they rebalance the meridians. Tourmaline has been said to be a stone of reconciliation, a stone that fosters compassion and cool headedness, radiates the energy that attracts money, healing and friendship.
Tourmaline aids in understanding oneself and others, taking you deep into yourself, promoting self-confidence and demising fear. It banishes any feeling of being a victim and attracts inspiration, compassion, tolerance and prosperity.
Tourmaline is a powerful mental healer, balancing the right and left hemispheres of the brain and transmuting negative thought patterns into positive ones. This stone brings the mental processes, the chakras and the bio magnetic sheath into alignment. It is helpful in treating paranoia and for overcoming dyslexia, as it improves hand to eye coordination and translation of coded information.
Red, Yellow and brown Tourmalines are beneficial for sexuality and the emotional dysfunction that can lie behind loss of libido. Physically, Tourmaline release tension, which makes it helpful in spinal adjustments. It balances male and female energy within the body.
The striations alongside 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.
History and Legend of Tourmaline
Ancient legend says that Tourmalines are found in all colour because it traveled along a rainbow
Tourmalines was highly desired by royalty in the far east by Empress Dowger Tzu, the last Empress of China He fell in love with pink Tourmalines.
The stone was first discovered by Dutch traders off the West Coast of Italy in the late 1600's. The name Tourmaline comes from the Sinhalese term “turmali,” which was the name given to all colored crystals on the island of Sri Lanka at that time.
The Russian crown jewels was thought to have Rubies for centuries but now discovered they are Tourmalines. In the 18th Century literature, Barbara Walker cites references, which considered this stone to be helpful to artists, authors, actors and those in creative fields.
A Dutch scientist claimed that a tourmaline wrapped in silk and placed against the cheek of a feverish child would induce sleep. Tourmaline was believed to be related to the philosopher’s stone, worn as a talisman it would protect you from all danger.
Blue Tourmaline activates the throat and third eye chakra and stimulates the urge for spiritual freedom and clarity of self-expression. This colour aids psychic awareness, promotes visions and opens the way for service to others, encouraging fidelity, ethics, tolerance and a love of truth. It carries the ray of peace and dissolves sadness and blocked feelings, bringing them up gently to the surface to be healed and dissipated and assists in developing an inner sense of responsibility. This stone promotes living in harmony with the environment. It is an excellent stone for healers, as it prevents negativity from sticking.
In Healing, Bright Blue Tourmaline is a useful diagnostic tool and helps in identifying underlying causes of disease. Blue Tourmaline benefits the pulmonary and immune system and the brain, corrects fluid imbalances, treats kidney and bladder, thymus and thyroid, and chronic sore throat. It is traditionally used on the throat, larynx, lungs, and eyes. It soothes burns and prevents scarring.
Green Tourmaline is an excellent healer and is helpful for visualization. It opens the heart chakra, promotes compassion, tenderness, patience and a sense of belonging. This nurturing stone brings balance. Transforming negative to positive and dispelling fears, Green Tourmaline rejuvenates and inspires creativity. With this stone, one is able to see all possible solutions and to select the most constructive. It magnetizes the wearer to prosperity and abundance. Green Tourmaline overcomes problems with father figures, it facilitates the study of herbalist and enhances the application of remedies and has the power to heal plants.
Healing with all green stones, this colour sleeps and quiets the mind. It fortifies the nervous system and prepares it for a vibration shift. Green Tourmaline treats eyes, heart, thymus, brain, and immune system, facilitates weight loss and relieves CFS and exhaustion. It assists in realigning the spine and aids strained muscles. Green Tourmaline is a useful detoxifier; it can reduce claustrophobia and panic attacks.
Pink Tourmaline is an aphrodisiac that attracts love in the material and spiritual world. Providing assurance that it is safe to love, it inspires trust in love and confirms that it is necessary to love yourself before you can be loved by others. This stone assists in sharing physical pleasure. It disperses emotional pain and old destructive feelings through the heart chakra, which it cleanses and synthesizes love with spirituality. Promoting peace and relaxation, Pink Tourmaline connects you to wisdom and compassion and stimulates receptivity to healing energies.
- Tourmaline has a hardness of on the 7.5 Mohs scale
- Tourmalines are rarer than Rubies
Bi-colored and multicolored Tourmalines are green at one end and pink at the other while watermelon Tourmalines are green on the outside and pink on the inside.
Tourmalines are available in a wide variety of colours from black, brown, blue, yellow, green, red and pink, and in many different shades
Tourmalines became valued in Europe when the Dutch began to import it from Sri Lanka in the early 1700s