Black Tourmaline has been having its time in the sunshine for a while now and has steadily been gaining more popularity in the crystal world, at least from what I’ve seen. I was looking for some new crystals to add to my collection and stumbled across this amazing black crystal. I wanted to learn more about this crystal and why everyone loves it, what makes this crystal so great, and how it works in our wellness routine.
What is Black Tourmaline?
Black tourmaline is comprised of various chemicals such as Boron, sodium, calcium (not both), lithium, magnesium, iron, or aluminum. Aluminum is found in a number of hydrate molecules and silicon. Boron is a naturally occurring element the earth’s major source of boron is molten rock, known as magma. The formulation of this crystal usually occurs in pegmatites, deep within the earth. A pegmatite forms when the magma cools down and forms large crystals, this rock contains a mix of minerals including tourmaline. 1
Meaning Of Black Tourmaline
This crystal comes from the very center of the earth it will help ground you will help increase your energy levels and help you function on a higher level. With this power black tourmaline helps you view the world more objectively, allowing for clearer and more rational thoughts.
Many healers believe that it can inspire a positive attitude regardless of circumstances. It is also used to inspire creativity if you’re in a slump.
How To Use Black Tourmaline
If you’re looking to protect the boundaries of your home, place black tourmaline near your entry space, office, room, or wherever you spend a lot of time.
Carry it on your person when you’re going into a difficult situation and your car to help keep you grounded and protected. This is also a great crystal to carry with you if you have anxiety because of its grounding properties as well as it can protect you from negative thoughts.
Place the crystal near your bed or under your pillow, its grounding, and protective energy will help you unwind before bed and sleep with extra protection.
This crystal pairs well with Selenite which can help clear energy from the body. Keep the crystal side by side or meditate with them to help remove energy.
Since this crystal is associated with the Root Chakra. When opening and healing your root chakra make sure you keep this crystal near.
Cleansing And Caring For Black Tourmaline
There are a few ways you can cleanse your crystals. I want to share with you today how to cleanse and charge your crystal to keep it high functioning and powerful. With Black Tourmaline it’s very durable it’s not affected by water or sunlight so if you prefer rinsing your crystals under the water that’s great.2
However, if you’re working with a Brazilian variety that is very striated it’s best to avoid water, the other types are fine. With mine I prefer either sound or earth cleansing than charging it in the sun. I feel as if these have given my crystals the best energy.
Black tourmaline is an amazing and versatile crystal that can help in many practices and protect us along our wellness journey. I recently purchased some from Etsy and have placed a few in my car and on my person to keep my anxiety at bay. I hope you find use for it on your journey as it’s a great starter crystal and a perfect addition to your growing collection!