Tourmaline is a cyclosilicate or a boron silicate mineral available in a variety of colors because of the presence of other elements such as aluminum, potassium, manganese, sodium & lithium. It is a semi-precious gemstone and can be associated with more than one planet based on its color.
Other Names: Turmali, Toormaleen.
Chemical Composition: XY3Z6(T6O18)(BO3)3V3W
Hardness on Moh's Scale of 10: 7.0 to 7.5
Specific Gravity: 3.06
Refractive Index: 1.61 to 1.67
Popular Origins: Sri Lanka, Africa & Afghanistan.
Main Astrological Gemstone: Tourmaline can be considered as one of the best effective substitutes based on their natural color for following gemstones:
Green Tourmaline for Emerald
Black & Blue Tourmaline for Blue Sapphire
Pink Tourmaline for Ruby
Yellow Tourmaline for Yellow Sapphire, and so on.
Green Tourmaline: It is used for Heart Chakra in the chakra healing system. It is beneficial to wear in case of chronic fatigue, any heart-related problems or any ailments related to the immunity system.
Black Tourmaline: It is used as a protection from negative energies. It is also used for Base or Root Chakra in the Chakra healing system. It is also believed to have powers to lower the problems related to our reflex points of the body like - ankles, knees, feet, lower back, etc.
Blue Tourmaline: It is used for Third Eye Chakra (also called Brow Chakra) & Throat Chakra by the chakra healing communities. It is also used to cure diseases related to lungs, throat, liver, and brain.
Pink Tourmaline: It stimulates Heart chakra. It is also used to cure problems related to stress, anxiety & depression.
Best Weight (in carat or ratti): Tourmaline is a semi-precious gemstone. Every gemstone, when worn for an astrological purpose, need to adapt to the body mass of the person. Therefore, it is considered good to wear the gemstone more than 1/10th carat of the body weight of the person. For example, if a person weighs 60kgs, he/she should wear minimum 6 carat [60 / 10 = 6].
Best Metal(s): Tourmaline should preferably be worn in Silver.
How to wear (Best procedure to wear):
On the selected day & time to wear your Tourmaline, take your ring or pendant studded with the Tourmaline and place it in a clean and empty bowl.
Now, add Panchadravyas (Five Sacred Elements) in the following pattern one by one to the bowl – Starting with: GANGA JAL (Holy Water), TULSI LEAVES (Basil leaves), MILK, HONEY & GHEE (Butter). Mix them together in the bowl with your finger and keep the bowl in front of you.
Close your eyes and recite the mantra for your favorite lord (Ishta Deva) for about 5 to 10 minutes. Pray to him/her to provide you blessings and positive results from the gemstone.
Open your eyes and take the ring out of the bowl. Dip it in another bowl of clean water and soak it with a cotton cloth piece and wear it.
Note: Please do not throw the mixture of Panchadravya in the dump. Rather, pour it in a flowerpot or Plant pot as this mixture is considered a good fertilizer too.
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