The holidays or any time families get together can be wonderful and nourishing to the soul! Unfortunately, sometimes this is not always the case. If you feel that when you go to family get togethers you need a little protection from negative energy that may be floating your way, try some black tourmaline! Not only is a strong grounding stone, it is also a powerful protector against those negative vibes! Have you every heard the term ‘Energy Vampire’? This is also a fantastic stone that will work better than garlic! Use black tourmaline to protect you from these energy suckers and keep you in a positive mood! If you need a stone to also encourage positive attitudes in any situation, make sure you’re packing this crystal.
The black tourmaline is found in several areas of the world and is also known as Schorl. There are several different hues of tourmaline and sometimes, a very dark blue can be mistaken for a black piece. It is the black, however, that is your best defense.
You can put black tourmaline in your bedroom, under your pillow, near your computer or anywhere else in the house. If you choose to wear the stone, it is better to wear it on the left side of your body due to the flow of energies in to the aura. Many people keep a piece of it in their pocket, but take care not to lose it!
If you are worried about the negative effects of electro-magnetic energy, black tourmaline will also work to clear that as well. This is why I recommend that you keep one near your computer and I recommend it in my healing practice when someone is affected by EMFs.
To cleanse black tourmaline, you can sage it or rinse it in fresh spring water with intention. Once it is cleansed, charge it in the sun. Generally, black tourmaline is a work-horse of a crystal and doesn’t need to be cleansed or charged too often. Keep your eyes open though and any time your tourmaline looks dull or calls to you, it’s time for a cleanse!
Enjoy the protection of this amazing stone!