Alternative Names: Rubellite

Mineral Information

Origin: Notably Brazil

Mineral Species: Elbaite (Tourmaline Group)

Mineral Group: Silicates

Chemical Formula: Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)

Hardness: 7.5

Crystal System: Trigonal

Colour: Pale to dark rose pink

Typical Appearance: Crystals acicular or prismatic, often doubly terminated.

Esoteric Information

Birthstone: Sagittarius, Libra and Scorpio

Chakra Alignment: Heart; Solar Plexus

Element: None

Origin of Name & Mythology: Not known

Additional Information

Pink Tourmaline, often known as Rubellite, is a powerful healing tool. It brings energy up from the Solar Plexus to the Heart and beyond to the Throat Chakra. It gently opens, cleanses, calms and "lights up" the Heart Chakra, and acts as an anti-depressant. It can be used to release the emotions attached to an illness or injury, especially if held on or near the affected area. It has a balancing effect on the endocrine system, especially the thyroid.

A terminated rubellite crystal makes a fabulous wand, similar to green tourmaline, but more in touch with the emotions. It sends healing light into the affected area, and then removes any unwanted (stagnant) energy from the site, without the healer's active intervention. The deeper pink variety can be used in psychic development, as it helps to open and cleanse the Third Eye, and is also useful in trance work.

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