Tourmaline (Pink - October Birthstone)
**Tourmaline increases happiness, objectivity, compassion and also enhances tolerance and understanding. Tourmaline is often associated with the heart chakra, particularly watermelon tourmaline, where it opens one to accept love. Other colors of tourmaline are associated with the chakra of the same color.
**Black tourmalineis associated with the root or base chakra, and is excellent for grouding excess energy. Emotionally, black tourmaline is excellent for dispelling fears, obsessions, and neuroses, bringing emotional stability. Physically, black tourmaline can strengthen the immune system, help with arthritis, and gout.
**Champagne Tourmaline, also commonly known as Dravide or Brown Tourmaline, is said to promote practicality and stability. Champagne Tourmaline is associated with the Root and Heart Chakras, and is great for grounding and aligning the aura.
**Green Tourmaline is a supreme Heart Chakra Crystal that encourages strength and vitality. Green Tourmaline is often used for opening and activating the heart chakra, and providing a sense of peace and calm to the heart and nervous system. Green Tourmaline is often used to attract money and success by encouraging one to release inhibitions and reach for their true desires. Green Tourmaline is a great stone for Capricorn.
**Pink Tourmaline is related to the heart chakra, Pink Tourmaline is believed to promote peace and inspire love, and may help with relaxation. *Watermelon Tourmaline works with the heart chakras, cleansing and removing blockages. Tourmaline aids in removing insecurities and calming overactive emotions. Watermelon Tourmaline crystal is also believed to help attract love and resolve issues in relationships.
**Blue Tourmaline (Indicalite) is probably the rarest form of tourmaline. Indicolite corresponds to all chakras in terms of clearing, but particularly to the throat and third eye chakras. It is said to aid in the quest for spiritual growth. Indicolite can also bring happiness and laughter to your life. It also promotes inspiration of all kinds, and lessens fear.