Gemstone Family Tourmaline
Chakras Root Chakra (1st)
Colour Black
Found in Brazil, Tanzania, Nigeria, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Malawi & the USA
Element  Associated with Earth
Also known as Schorl, "Stone of Protection”
Meaning  the name comes from the Sinhalese word "Thoramalli" (තෝරමල්ලි) or "tōra- molli", which is applied to a group of gemstones found in Sri Lanka.
Birthstone Month October
Zodiac Sign Libra
Chemical Composition NaFe2+3Al6Si6O18(BO3)3(OH)3OH
Hardness on the Mohs scale  7-7.5 (1 being softest, 10 being hardest)
Physical Healing Properties Supports purification of the body, removes toxic substances, increases vitality, stimulates reflexes in lower back, legs, ankles and feet, provides pain relief from muscle injurys, strengthens the immune system, treats bowel diseases, 
Emotional Healing Properties Combats worry, judgement, anger, fear, shame and any other negative emotions, can treat OCD, provides a positive attitude
Spiritual Properties Excels at grounding and cleansing of energy fields, offers psychic protection
Legend has it that... Ancient magicians relied upon Black Tourmaline, known as Schorl, to protect them from earth demons as they cast their spells.

 

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