Tourmaline is a revered stone that comes in a wide array of colors. It is a grounding gemstone that is popular for energetic protection and balance.
Properties of Tourmaline
- Colors: Black, purple, pink, yellow, green, blue, red
- Chakra: All
- Number: Vibrates to 2
- Planet: Venus
- Zodiac: Libra
- Bagua areas: Kan (Career), Kun (Partnership)
- Elements: Earth
- Origin: Sri Lanka, Brazil, USA, Australia, Afghanistan, Africa, Italy, Germany, Madagascar
Meaning and Uses
Tourmaline is helpful to use in balancing yin and yang energies, such as the feminine and masculine within ourselves.
One of the most common uses for this crystal in feng shui is energetic protection. Tourmaline helps to create a shield around a person or room to prevent negative or unwelcome energies from entering. It is also grounding and helpful to balancing all of the chakras. The stone can even dissolve challenging energy and negative thought patterns, transmuting them into more beneficial energy and beliefs.
Types of Tourmaline
Tourmaline comes in many colors, each with their own unique qualities and meanings. Here are some of our favorites.
Black tourmaline is very popular for creating a shield of protection from negative energies. It’s especially useful for people who identify as empaths, since it helps to avoid soaking up other people’s emotions and energy. It can also be used to absorb EMFs from electronic devices. Use black tourmaline to release stress and negative thoughts and ground yourself.
Purple tourmaline has a special affinity for the third eye chakra and can help deepen creativity and intuitive abilities. It can also be used in past-life healing and to remove outside entities that have attached to someone’s energy field.
Pink tourmaline is connected to the heart. It's also considered an aphrodisiac. It’s a great stone for working on self-love, as well as feeling safe and receptive to love from others.
Yellow tourmaline is connected to the solar plexus chakra and is used to enhance personal power.
This type of tourmaline gets its name from its unusual coloring: a pink center surrounded by green. Similar to pink tourmaline, watermelon tourmaline is connected to the heart chakra and is often used to heal the heart. It’s especially helpful when it comes to relationships, because it can be used to invite passion and love into one's life.
Uses in Feng Shui
At Your Front Door
In feng shui, your front door is called the mouth of qi because this is where people, energy, and opportunities enter your home and your life. You want to make yourself open to opportunities and available to people to find you, but that doesn’t mean you have to be available for everything. To protect yourself from unwanted energy entering your home, place a piece of black tourmaline near your front door.
In Your Bedroom
Your bedroom is the part of your home that’s most closely connected to you. Tourmaline can be placed around your bed to support, ground, and balance you. If you feel like you are especially in need of personal protection, the bedroom might be a good place to locate your tourmaline. Placing tourmaline near your bed can also be helpful if you can’t sleep because you feel anxious and ungrounded, or if you feel that you need protection from bad dreams.
Make a Protection Grid
You can protect your home or a particular room in your home by making a grid of black tourmaline. To create a grid, place a piece of tourmaline in each corner of your home or the room you want to protect. Then, set the intention that this grid will help to keep out unwanted or negative energy.
Activate Kan, the Career Bagua Area
One of the areas of the feng shui bagua map is related to career and path in life—Kan. The color associated with this area is black, so you may want to place a piece of black tourmaline here with the set intention of enhancing your career or gaining more clarity around your path in life.
Activate Kun, the Love Corner
Kun is the area of the feng shui bagua map related to relationships and love, and it’s represented by the color pink. Pink tourmaline or watermelon tourmaline can be great additions to this area if you want to work on self-love and healing your heart or becoming more receptive to love from a partner.
On Your Body
You can carry black tourmaline with you when you are out and about to create a shield of protection no matter where you are. This is especially beneficial when you know you’ll find yourself in crowded or public places where you’ll be surrounded by many people and emotions. You can place a piece of tourmaline in your purse or pocket or wear tourmaline jewelry.