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Blue Tourmaline, also known as Indicolite, is a member of the Tourmaline family. Tourmaline is by far the most colorful group, including Elbaite (pink), Verdelite (green), Rubellite (red to deep pink) and Watermelon (pink with green rind).
Blue Tourmaline is often used to enhance communication by enabling you to speak honestly and through the heart. It is a stone of compassion, and helps one to be more open-minded. Blue Tourmaline can open up communication with higher realms, and helps one find the cause of illness. By concentrating on the Third Eye, Blue Tourmaline can increase perception, intuition and psychic abilities. Like all Tourmalines, Blue Tourmaline is a metaphysically protective stone which is said to balance and harmonize the chakras.
Physically, Blue Tourmaline eases insomnia and helps relieve problems associated with the eyes, throat, larynx, thyroid, adrenal and pituitary glands. It can also balance fluid in the body and eases bladder and kidney ailments.
In general, Tourmaline can become electrically charged as a result of heat or pressure, which is a testament to the ability of these crystals to impact one’s energy field. Tourmaline is very grounding and helpful in releasing stress and tension.
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|Physical and Metaphysical Properties for|
|PROPERTIES FOR STONE|
|Crystal Name:||Blue Tourmaline (Indicolite)|
|Alternate Stone Name:||Indicolite|
|Pronunciation:||bloo TOUR-muh-leen / bloo TOUR-muh-lin|
|Affirmation:||I communicate with honesty and compassion.|
|Question:||Do you find it easy or difficult to feel compassion toward others?|
|Astrological Sign:||Libra (September 23 to October 22), Taurus (April 20 to May 20)|
|Primary Chakra:||Throat Chakra|
|Secondary Chakra:||Third Eye Chakra|
|STONE NAME INFORMATION TAGS|
|Color:||Indigo (dark blue)|
|Mineral Class:||Borosilicates Mineral Class|
|Crystal System:||Trigonal Crystal System|
|Hardness:||7 to 7.5 Hardness|
|Numerical Vibration:||Number 55, Number 6, Number 9|
|Chemical Composition:||Na(Li,Al)3Al6Si6O18(BO3)3 (OH)4, Sodium Lithium Aluminum Boro Silicate|
|Physical:||Adrenal Glands, Bladder Problems, Insomnia, Kidney Disorders and Health, Laryngitis, Throat|
|Emotional:||Communication and Expression, Compassion, Honesty|
|Spiritual:||Connecting with Higher Realms, Enhances Intuition, Enhancing Psychic Abilities|
|Extra Grade:||Beautiful blue color, partially transparent, 10% - 25% matrix|
|A Grade:||Nice blue color, translucent, 25% - 50% matrix|
|B Grade:||Poor blue color, opaque, and/or > 50% matrix|
Posted on October 13, 2013
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