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Schorl - Black Tourmaline

Protection, Grounding, Cleansing

Colour : Black
Chakra : Root
Element : Water
Astro Sign : Scorpio

 

Black Tourmaline is the ultimate grounding stone, keeping you calm and secure, relieving feelings of anxiety and worry.  It is a powerful protection stone and by carrying it on you or wearing it, is like wearing a protection cloak, blocking negative energies and thoughts from entering your auric field and bringing you any harm.

Black Tourmaline is a cleansing stone that purifies the energy around it. It's also a good stone for protecting against EMF and radiation. It balances the chakras and encourages a positive outlook on life, reminding us to find light in the darkness. Promoting self confidence, it encourages us to embrace and accept ourselves for who we truly are. 

Place a piece of Black Tourmaline at the entrance of your home, for its cleansing and protective powers. 

History

Black Tourmaline was used by many different ancient cultures and was believed to posses protective powers. Shamans used it during rituals and when scrying as a form of protection. Before the 15th century it was known as Schorl, named after a German village that was close to the tin mine wear it was found, until it was discovered to be a form of Tourmaline. 

Geology 

Black Tourmaline is a part of the Tourmaline mineral family, which are crystalline boron silicate minerals. It consists of magnesium, iron and other metals, which results in its black colouring. Black Tourmaline is the most abundant of all Tourmalines and has a hardness of 7 and can be found on every continent around the world.