Tourmaline comes in a range of colours, but for this article we will specifically look at the benefits of Black Tourmaline (aka Schorl).
Years ago, before my daughter was born, my husband and I belonged to a Lapidary Club. On one of the few fossicking excursions I went on, hubby and I found quite a few small pieces of Black Tourmaline. Being small pieces actually suits my needs in how I use Black Tourmaline. Remember, small is portal ergo extremely useful in everyday personal and discreet use (i.e. can be easily carried and concealed on your person).
Black stones tend to be very powerful in grounding and protecting, and Black Tourmaline is no exception. It is my choice for use in the crystal grids I use when performing Crystal Healings. It is an effective stone for grounding and channelling, and protects from negative and harmful energies as it can deflect and dispel them. Being a stone of purification and grounding, Black Tourmaline is best used at the base chakra and/ or Earth star chakra.
It is said that Black Tourmaline can guard against radiation and electromagnetic smog. I actually know people who use it to guard against the possible effects of Smart Metres (I’ve added a few pieces to my metrebox as well). It’s very hard these days to avoid electromagnetic smog, we use and are exposed to electrical devices daily, and even when we sleep. Keep Black Tourmaline around the home, the office, and even the yard where you and your family play and relax.
Black Tourmaline is a good choice to use if creating a protective circle for magickal work. It may assist to protect from energies of the lower realms that may seek to cause harm or mischief.
As if Black Tourmaline couldn’t be any more awesome already, there is the added bonus that this stone is reputed to be beneficial if you suffer from stress and anxiety (which is most of us, right.) Similar to the properties of Hematite, Black Tourmaline may be beneficial for arthritic bones, and cleansing and purifying the blood and organs.
It is my personal opinion that Black Tourmaline is a must have in all crystal kits/collections. If you are looking for crystals to start a collection that you plan to use for healing and/or magickal work, then this stone is what I recommend as essential to your start up kit.