Astrological Associations: Black/Green; Capricorn, Blue; Libra and Taurus, Rubellite; Sagittarius and Scorpio, Pink; Libra and Watermelon; Gemini.
Tourmaline crystals are hexagonal/prismatic, and commonly have a rounded triangular cross section, striated lengthwise. Also radiated, columnar, massive. Colors include blue, green, pink, red, yellow, brown, black, bi-colored, tri-colored, and colorless. Tourmaline may be found in Brazil, Russia, Burma, Afghanistan, Malagasy Republic, Maine and California.
Inspiration, understanding, confidence. Balances male/female energies and the mind.
Black Tourmaline: Protects against negativity. Encourages intellectual thought, vitality.
Blue (Indicolite) Tourmaline: Communication, psychic awareness.
Green: Creativity, prosperity, abundance. Represents life energy of plants. Excellent for people who work with herbs for healing. Enhances cooperation and healing.
Rubellite (dark pink): Creativity, love, devotion.
Pink (light): Love, spirituality, joy, peace, understanding.
Chakras: All (in accordance with color).
Composition: a complex silicate of boron and aluminum
Mohs-scale Hardness: 7 - 7.5