Red Tourmaline (sometimes referred to as Rubellite) is said to be a magical stone. This type of tourmaline is a base chakra stone capable of encouraging good physical health and abundance. It is particularly supportive of masculine energy, bringing happiness, love, energy and potency into a man’s life.
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.
Red Tourmaline and Pink Tourmaline are commonly considered to be the same stone with very similar (if not identical) properties. They are both referred to as Rubellite.
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”. Red tourmaline is found in Russia, Afghanistan, Brazil, Madagascar, Nigeria, and the United States.
Red Tourmaline is believed to resonate with the heart and root chakras.
You can place red 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.
Libra is thought to resonate with red tourmaline.
Folklore states that red tourmaline strengthens the blood and help regulate the electrochemical workings of the body.
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.
Red Tourmaline at Crystal Life
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