July 2022 Stone of the Month - Black Tourmaline
This month of July, we celebrate the common but quite valuable stone of Black Tourmaline. It is mostly known as a protector against negative energies and is commonly worn or carried to send back what is not desired to its sender.
It is a jet black stone with striations running vertically. The hue of black tourmaline is due to traces of titanium embedded in the mineral’s molecular structure.
The magnetic properties of black tourmaline are due to concentrations of iron. This stone is known to be able to get electrically charged by simply rubbing. It also is an effective protector of EMF Radiation that comes off of our screens and the cell Towers, specifically 5G.
It is a stone of purification, cleansing, grounding, and safety. It helps clear negative thoughts, anxiety, anger, or feelings of unworthiness. It assists one in overcoming substance abuse and releases any suicidal thoughts or self-harming tendencies. It may be beneficial in treating obsessive or compulsive behaviors, and in relinquishing chronic worry.
Black Tourmaline has been known to soothe panic attacks and control the deeper fear, that many times was programmed early on in life and held in the root chakra.
Its healing properties are also highly grounding and stabilizing because of the stone’s association with the lower chakras. By grounding your energy and providing a deeper sense of energetic security, this crystal helps you to feel safe as you move throughout the world.
It may be used to activate grounding with the center of the Earth, providing a deeper sense of connection to the earth and therefore allowing one to feel more grounded, centered, and secure.
In the workplace, when you need to wake up your mind or when you need full focus hold in your hand or wear. It provides an excellent shield against environmental pollutants, electromagnetic smog, and radiation associated with cell phones, computers, and other electronic equipment. It is helpful t wear this stone anytime you feel you need protection on a personal or professional level from negative or harmful energies, as well as in spaces that have a lot of electronics.
Place Black Tourmaline in your home or office… in front of computers, near charging stations, TVs, or places that seem vulnerable to negative energy and need extra protection.
Wear this crystal for protection against moaners, whiners, complaining neighbors, or emotional vampires who burden you with their problems but do nothing to improve their situations.
It is also Chakra balancing. When used in healing crystal therapies, it can assist with strengthening the immune system, cleansing the emotional body, and grounding spiritual energies. The therapeutic uses and impact of Black Tourmaline have a significant and well-documented history.
Meditation with Black Tourmaline is also highly recommended when you need to calm fear, feel more secure, balance the chakras, work specifically with your lower chakras, and/or create shields of protection.
Native Americans have used this gem for decorative and religious purposes since pre-history. Commercial mining of tourmaline began in the United States in the 1800s, following the discovery of tourmaline deposits in Maine. However, it is most commonly found in Brazil and Africa. Sri Lanka, Germany the United States also have deposits, but not as prevalent.