Birthstone: October

Star/zodiac sign: Libra: (Sept 23-Oct 22)

Note: Red Tourmaline is sometimes referred to as Rubalite. Different varieties of tourmaline are linked to other zodiac signs”.

Chakra’s: root, sacral and heart

Keywords: Spirituality, will-power, Wisdom

Healing Qualities

Considered a crystal capable of bringing energy, passion and love, red tourmaline sometimes called rubalite is also a stone of abundance, helping you to bring into your life through the balancing of life energies the bounties of life which are truly appropriate and right for your life at this time.

Aids emotional calm and detachment. Relieves distress particularly when used in combination with Lepidolite. Supports openness and relaxation.

Red Tourmaline is said to support the immune system, alleviate backache and reproductive system disorders. Balance the body’s electro-chemical systems, detoxify the blood and aid recovery from radiation poisoning.

Physical Characteristics:

Hardness: 7 - 7 1/2

Chemical Composition:

Sodium Iron Aluminium Boor-silicate Hydroxide

NaFe3(Al,Fe)6Si6O18(BO3)3(OH)4,

Complex silicate of boron and aluminium.

Variable composition leads to colour range.

Forming hexagonal prismatic crystals striated lengthwise, Tourmaline can also be radiated, columnar or massive. Some Tourmalines are (peso electric) when compressed along their vertical axis, whilst others are (pyre electric), producing electricity when heated.

Regional occurrence: Brazil, Russia, Burma, Afghanistan, Malagasy Republic, Maine, California.

“Whilst crystals can be helpful in the healing of mental and physical conditions, they should not be seen as or used as a replacement for professional medical advice”.