The Spiritual and Healing Properties of Tourmaline

Crystal Healer

Madagascar Tourmaline
Cross-section of a Madagascar Tourmaline. John Cancalosi / Getty Images

Basic talents the tourmaline possesses (regardless of its color) includes promoting inspiration and happiness, reducing fear, and building self-confidence. It also balances yin-yang energies. Helps bridge physical with the spiritual.

Tourmaline comes in a wide variety of colors. The energies within the crystals differ depending on the specific colors.

Tourmaline Balances the Chakras

Tourmalines, in general, are excellent tools for energizing and balancing the chakras.

Crystal wands made from tourmaline are excellent tools for cleansing the aura and balancing the meridian system.

A good rule of thumb in regard to the healing properties of the various crystals is to match the colored crystals with the colors associated with the primary chakras (scroll down the page to see the chart of healing properties by color).

Shamanic use of tourmaline regionally through the ages includes healers from Africa, India, Aboriginal tribes, and Native American.

List of Remedy Benefits by Color
Red-Violet, Deep Pink (rubellte)Root chakra healer. Offers vitality to the physical body.
OrangeEnhances creativity, stimulates the sacral chakra and balances emotions of sexual nature.
Yellow (tsilasite)Aligns with the solar plexus chakra. Boosts personal power and spiritual growth.
Pink (elbaite)Promotes joy and love.
GreenOpens the heart chakra, allowing it to perceive what the third eye visualizes. Teaches compassion. A must-have stone for the herbalist or anyone who works with plants. Attracts success and abundance.
BlueActivates third eye and throat chakra. Assists retrieval of higher knowledge and enhances inner knowing.
Violet (siberite)Protects against dark entities
Brown (dravide)Cleanses the aura and auric field. Can be used as a protective stone to bring peace and hope.
Black (aphrizite and schorl) Repels negativity.Lifts dark mood into the light. Grounds root chakra to the earth energies. 
WatermelonPromotes unconditional love. Bonds the heart chakra energies with the higher self. Enlightens energies, allowing room for laughter and lightness.... releasing moods of being too serious.
NeonMagnifier energy that can be used as a complementary tool to enhance healing properties of other healing stones. Offers power and focus.
Colorless (achroite)Activates the crown chakra. Assists communications with the ascended masters, extraterrestrial beings, and the angelic realm. Also aids higher awareness.


Suggested Ways to Use Tourmaline for Healing

Weight Loss - Tourmaline is great for weight loss and cellulite reductions when incorporated into clothing. Shapewear by HotToosh has created clothing with tourmaline power dots for just that purpose. ~Shelly

Absorbing - Aligning - Cleansing - One thing I've figured out about tourmaline is that it is extremely potential in absorbing energy.

And for that same reason, it is very important to cleanse it after use. I didn't know by then how important this was until I took it to an experienced lightworker, and it turned out to have caused some negative atmosphere, which had bothered some of the students there as I've heard later. I cleanse it under the moon now. I must add however that I had to endure a very difficult period at that time, and also it was a huge stone (a big naturally shaped black wand I took from Brazil actually, mixed with pieces of pink tourmaline and silver), so neither am I trying to scare folk about the tiny little tourmalines you'll find in most mineral stores. I've not performed advanced healing techniques with this stone yet, only aligning chakras and absorbing negative energy, and it works great! The effects can easily be felt. To balance the chakras in the body the stone can be heated. ~Myriad

Attracts Inspiration - Tourmaline comes in many colors, the most common being black. It also comes in pink to red, blues, yellows, browns, greens, oranges and then a combination of two or more of these colors. This is referred to as the rainbow tourmaline. The energy of the tourmaline relates to each of the chakras.

It helps to clear and maintain and stimulate each of the energy centers. It attracts inspiration. It will diminish fears by bringing understanding and encourages self-confidence. ~Stones77

Read more: Crystal Healing Properties

References: The Amulet Manuel, Kim Farnell; GEM Stones A to Z, Diane Stein, Love is in the Earth: A Kaleidoscope of Crystals (Updated), Melody.