Tourmaline or Tourmalinated Quartz is rock crystal (crystal quartz) which has grown together with black tourmaline, and the tourmaline has penetrated the quartz creating the description ‘tourmalinated’.
A powerful stone for protection and grounding, this stone is formed of needle-like inclusions of black tourmaline – powerful protection in its own right – imbedded in natural clear quartz – a high energy stone used to increase personal power. This fabulous shield-stone amplifies energy sent towards it. Then, depending on the desired intent of the wearer, this stone can either send that amplified energy back to the sender, much like a mirror spell; or even better, transmute any negativity into positive energy for the wearer. In addition, tourmalinated quartz aids to balance yin/yang energies and release negative patterns.
Tourmaline quartz has been successfully used to treat disorders of the digestive tract and to detoxify the entire body. It develops it’s liberating power against negative energy most effectively in the shape of a sphere. Large spheres or small beads that create a piece of jewelry are equally effective as healing stones.
Quartz which is penetrated by black tourmaline crystals is often worn during rituals to stimulate astral projection. It is commonly used in rituals as a symbol of unity.
Tourmaline quartz is linked to the star sign of Capricorn.
Tourmaline quartz is associated with the 6th, Third Eye or Brow Chakra, but is particularly effective on the secondary chakras of the hands and feet, including the meridians.