Black Tourmaline

Emotional Healing Properties

Black Tourmaline is an exceptionally grounding and protective stone. It helps disperse tension and stress and encourages us to have a positive attitude regardless of circumstances. It can help us to stay heart-centered, logically-minded and able to take ownership for our own “stuff” without feeling like we are responsible for other people’s “stuff.” Black Tourmaline helps us to feel safe and to disengage from obsessive thoughts and chronic worry.

Mental Healing Properties

Black Tourmaline helps clear away negative thoughts, and instead encourages us to just relax and be sensible. It helps us to stay emotionally neutral and to think rationally and with practical creativity.  Black Tourmaline also helps us to recognize our own mistakes and to calmly determine how we can fix them. It ensures that we don’t “beat ourselves up” mentally for our mistakes, and instead helps us to realize that we are still learning, growing, and that everything is going to ok in the end. Black Tourmaline is an especially good stone for anyone seeking a better work/life balance or who needs to take stock of their real priorities.

Physical Healing Properties

Black Tourmaline is recommended when we feel worried about our physical health. Its energy is gentler than other “black stones” and so it tends to be easier to carry or wear for extended periods of time.  It helps us to ground down and focus on what we know to be true, rather than catastrophizing or worrying about all the different things that could go wrong. It reminds us that we can only make decisions based on the information currently available and as we know more, we can adjust.  In the meantime, slow down and think and act practically.  Black Tourmaline is a great talisman for the lower back, legs and feet.