Rainbow Tourmaline is an extremely protective stone formed from multiple varieties of tourmaline. As a rainbow stone, it is excellent for working with chakras and restoring balance to one’s energies. Using this stone promotes joy and happiness by transmuting negative energies and sending them back into the world as unconditional love. Rainbow Tourmaline comes highly recommended to those seeking emotional support.
The name Tourmaline comes from an ancient Sinhalese word turmali, meaning “a mixed color precious stone,” or turamali, meaning “something small from the earth.”
Tourmaline was once referred to as a “Ceylonese magnet” for its electrical properties.
The Dutch referred to this stone as “ash mover” for its apparent ability to attract or repel ash when placed near a fire.
In Christianity, Rainbow Tourmaline is believed by some to be linked with the rainbow of God.
The tourmaline family is classified as boron silicate minerals. All stones in this family has a similar crystal structure and chemical makeup but come in a variety of colors. These crystals can be black, brown, green, pink, red, yellow, blue, blue-green, and “watermelon”. Rainbow Tourmaline is created when a combination of one or more of these colors forms together. It can be found worldwide.
Rainbow Tourmaline has the power to clear and align all the chakras. It may have special affinities based on which types of tourmaline a specimen contains.
You can place this type of tourmaline in full moon moonlight to energize. It can also be moved through sage smoke or incense, placed in rice, or buried in the earth overnight.
Generally, Tourmaline is connected with Libra. Rainbow Tourmaline may also have other resonances based on which colors it contains.
In folklore, rainbow tourmaline is primarily an emotional support stone. It may also aid heart conditions.
Disclaimer: Crystal meanings and spiritual healing lore are not a prescription, diagnosis or healthcare information. They are presented as spiritual supports to healing and other life issues. See a doctor or licensed medical practitioner for all health issues.
Rainbow Tourmaline at Crystal Life
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