I have done so many crystal posts that I am beginning to lose track of what has been written about, and when or if I’ve posted them. I did a post about Watermelon Tourmaline, but was surprised to find that I hadn’t done a post about any of the other Tourmalines I have. So, Pink Tourmaline is the subject of today’s crystal post. Then I inadvertently scheduled it on the same day as another post. So, here we go again, enjoy!
Tourmaline can be found all over the world in a wide range of colors, like pink, black, green, brown, blue and violet. Some of the countries are Pakistan, Nepal, Brazil and the US. Really good quality pieces are rare and quite expensive to acquire. Pink Tourmaline ranges from a pale pink to deep red and can be either translucent or opaque. Pink Tourmaline is a 7–7.5 on the Mohs scale and it works with the Heart and Crown Chakras.
I enjoy doing the research about crystals. Beyond the metaphysical qualities, I like finding out who discovered them first, and where. As I was researching todays crystal, I found two origin stories. It could be that neither is right, or perhaps they both are. I will leave it to you to decide for yourself. The first story I came across was that Dutch traders, from the Dutch East India Company, discovered tourmaline while in Sri Lanka in the early 1700’s. They brought them back to Europe to feed the huge demand for sparkles. The second story is that a mineralogist and jeweler, George Kunz, found tourmaline in Main and sold it to Tiffany and Company in 1876, wich ignited the demand for the semi precious geml here in the US.
An fun fact I found is tourmalines have the ability to generate an electrical charge. The Dutch traders discovered this characteristic. There are two ways to accomplish this. You can heat the crystal to create a pyroelectric charge, or rub it between your hands to create a piezoelectric one. The charge makes one end of the crystal positive and the other, negative. It isn’t strong enough to do anything super but the charge is big enough to pick up bits of dust or paper. The Dutch traders used this system to clean tobacco ash from their pipes.
Some of the qualities Pink Tourmaline has to offer are:
- Opens us and heals the emotional body.
- Balances the energy flow between the Hara and Kundalini.
- Removes energy blockages and negativity from the aura.
- Encourages compassion for yourself and other people.
- Encourages forgiveness and eases guilt.
- It has a calming effect which help people fall asleep and sleep better.
- Helps release stress, worry and depression.
- Using Black and Pink Tourmaline together helps ease obsessive behaviors.
- It can help bring your life purpose to your conscious awareness.
- It is a great stone for scrying.
On the physical level Pink tourmaline:
- Is said to help relieve angina and regulate an irregular heartbeat.
- Helps heal spinal problems.
- Ease migraines.
- Bring the right and left brain into balance.
We have arrived at the place where I tell you that I am not a doctor and I am not suggesting that you leave traditional allopathic medicine. I am offering alternate possibilities for your health and well being.
Blessed Be ❤ Sharon