Pink Tourmaline is one of the birthstones for October. A primary stone of the Heart Chakra, Pink Tourmaline links to the Crown Chakra infusing love and spirituality, encouraging compassion and gentleness during periods of growth and changes as humanity works towards enlightenment. Read on to learn more about Libra's birthstone...
Historical & Scientific
Although Tourmaline may be found on every continent, fine crystals and gems are still considered rare. Its popularity as a gemstone began in 1876 when it first appeared in Tiffany and Co., and its desirability spread.
Pink Tourmaline cleanses the emotional body and infuses it with love and spirituality. It assists in attaining peace and understanding, awareness and trust.
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Pink Tourmaline is a good crystal for releasing guilt, worry, depression and anxieties, and guides those emotions into self-love. It helps to stimulate happiness and joy, peace and relaxation.
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Tourmaline is the Zodiac stone for those born under the sign of Libra, in the middle of the harvest. Libra is depicted as a balnce beam, referred to as The Balance. During this month, the days and nights are equal length, and the Earth and Sun are in balance. Librans are very strong-willed, artistic, sensitive and respectful. They are understanding and relate well to other people.
Pink Tourmaline reflects the light of the heart and love, and is an excellent Heart Chakra crystal. The Heart Chakra is located near the centre of our chest and regulats our interaction with the external world and controls what we embrace and what we resist. It gives us the balancing ability to be ourselves within the environment, and helps in our relationships.