Black Tourmaline metaphysical properties: Protection, Grounding, Purification of Energy, Transmutes Negative or Harmful Energies, Auric Shielding, EMF protection, Alignment, Energy Balancing.
Black Tourmaline, also known as Schorl, is the most common type of Tourmaline, with a hardness of 7.5. Its crystal pattern is hexagonal (trigonal). Its crystals form in striated patterns running parallel to the main axis, with acicular terminations, sometimes referred to as the "Mercedes" formation.
Like Quartz, Tourmalines are pyroelectric and piezoelectric, meaning they can become electrically charged when heat or pressure is applied, creating a positive and negative ends. Due to its piezo-electric nature, it can have a positive effect on our own electro-magnetic energy field, and can help with balancing energy as it creates a strong "earthing" effect, grounding our energy and helping us to align with nature's own shifting energy field.
Black Tourmaline is best known for its highly protective properties, particularly protection from EMF, as well as being a strong psychic protector as it absorbs unwanted or harmful energies around us.
It can be placed around the home or workplace, and is also particularly good to wear or carry when you may be subject to challenging people or situations, or even when you are feeling negative towards yourself, as it can help absorb disharmonious lower vibrational energies.
Black Tourmaline acts as an energetic cleanser and purifier, absorbing and transmuting energy which helps to raise the overall vibrational energy of a space and helps to elevate consciousness. Think of it as an etheric vacuum cleaner!
Black Tourmaline can be especially helpful for people dealing with ongoing negative thought patterns, anxiety, stress, anger or other potentially harmful thoughts and feelings and clearing negative attachments.
On a physical level, Black Tourmaline can also help to purify the body of waste and toxins. You can sleep with black tourmaline under your pillow to help with auric clearing, and to support the natural detoxifying process of the body during sleep.