Chemical Formula: Na(Fe3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)

Birthstone for Capricorn
Aligns with the Root Chakra

Properties: Black tourmaline, also known as schorl, is one of the best crystals for protection against negative energy and negative intent. It is extremely grounding, and also discharges tension while encouraging neutrality and a relaxed outlook. Carry a small piece with you, and  keep a larger piece by your bed or in your work room. It can also be used in protection grids in the home, and is one of the most powerful stones for protection and elimination of electromagnetic radiation. Place it between you and your computer, monitor or TV. Black tourmaline powder is even being incorporated into fabric design for this purpose. Black tourmaline often occurs with flecks of mica. Because of mica’s reflective qualities, it can be used to deflect any negative energies or intent away from the holder to be transmuted into something benign, and also insulates against electromagnetic radiation.