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The Complete Guide To Black Tourmaline And The Zodiac Signs

Black tourmaline is a highly protective stone that helps us to keep negative energy out of our lives. If we want to benefit from these qualities, we need to know how to work with this stone and its associations. As a result we can be more intentional when wearing or meditating with black tourmaline.

(Black) tourmaline is the modern and traditional birthstone for the month of November, making it the birthstone for Libras and Sagittarius’ born in that month. It is associated with Saturn, which is also the ruler of Capricorn. Its abilities are particularly beneficial to Taurus.

NOTE: A crystal can be beneficial to many different people, regardless of their zodiac signs. If you’re attracted to it, there’s probably a reason for it. Don’t let this article stop you from working with a crystal that you’re interested in.

Also Read: What Chakra Is Black Tourmaline?

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Black Tourmaline For The Zodiac Signs (Explained)

We can determine a crystals association to zodiac signs in several different ways; planet association, birthstones and the crystal’s ability. Below I’ll briefly explain each.

Black Tourmaline Planet Association

Black tourmaline is associated with the Saturn, the planet of determination and hard work, which rules Capricorn.

We can determine which zodiac sign matches with a crystal by looking at the ruling planet. Every crystal is associated with a planet or celestial body, and so are the zodiac signs. When we say a sign is ruled by a planet, we simply mean that this planet has more power over a sign compared to other planets.

Black Tourmaline Properties

Though all signs can benefit from black tourmaline, the one that can benefit from this stone in particular is Taurus. We can look at the specific properties of each stone to determine which zodiac signs would benefit most from working with it.

Black tourmaline is a remarkably protective stone that can help you settle in to a sense of security and stability in the ‘real’ world. It can help solve the issue of not feeling ‘enough’ and consequently, achieve a comfortable life in finances, relationships, career and more. As a result, you’ll be able to make decisions based on what you need and want, not out of fear or lack. Because of these abilities, this stone is associated with the root chakra, located at the bottom of the spine.

Black Tourmaline Birthstone

Tourmaline is the traditional and modern birthstone for November and thus the zodiac signs of Libra and Sagittarius’ of that month. As black tourmaline is just a variation of tourmaline, we can assign it to November, along with the other variations, such as pink and green.

Birthstones were created by assigning a different crystal or gemstone to a specific month. We can use this to determine which crystal is beneficial to each zodiac sign.

Birthstones are thought to bring luck to the wearer and provide it with a comfortable and familiar energy – perfect for when you are feeling a little out of place. This of course, does not mean that you cannot wear another sign’s birthstone.  

In the west, when talking about birthstones, we mostly mean either modern or traditional birthstones.
Traditional birthstones are rooted in The Book of Exodus describing Aaron, the priest of the Israelites, wearing a breastplate with 12 stones. Each stone on that breastplate related to one of the Israeli tribes and were later linked to the 12 zodiac signs.
Matching a specific stone to a zodiac sign using the traditional list is difficult, as the gemstones were described by color, not a specific stone.

On the other hand, there is the list of modern birthstones, defined by the National Association of Jewelers based partly on the history of Aaron, but also on what is widely available to American jewelers.

There are also the mystical birthstones, which have a Tibetan origin and the Ayurvedic birthstone, which originated in India.

Benefits Black Tourmaline For Libra

We connect Libra to black tourmaline, as it is the traditional and modern birthstone for this sign. As a result, they will find a comforting and familiar energy in black tourmaline.

Libra is associated with Venus. Apart from being the planet of love, it also stands for harmony, beauty and compassion. There is a reason Libra is symbolized by the scales – they value these qualities more than anything.

Libras would benefit from keeping a black tourmaline as a way of protecting them from people that do not have their best interest in mind. Libras tend to give their love freely and willingly, making it very easy for those who want to benefit without giving in anything in return. Black tourmaline will act as a shield to protect from negative energy.

Black tourmaline works on our root chakra, helping us with our sense of security and grounding ourselves in the present moment. The fact that Libra is a cardinal sign, that like to take action, and an air sign, the thinkers and communicators of the zodiac, means that they are remarkably good at making friends. Working with black tourmaline can help them to use these qualities, whilst never forgetting that they are just as important as other people.

Benefits Black Tourmaline For Sagittarius

We associate Sagittarius with black tourmaline because it is considered one of the birthstones of this sign. As a result, this sign will find a particularly comforting and familiar energy around this crystal.

This sign is ruled by Jupiter, associated with growth and expansion. This makes this sign happy to welcome new experiences and people. On top of this, Sagittarius is a mutable sign, who enjoy change, and a fire sign, known for their bold and daring disposition. This combination makes this sign easy-going and fun to be around, but also unfocused at times. They like change so much, that sometimes they don’t want to stick with things.

As black tourmaline is ruled by Saturn, the planet of hard work and determination, it can help Sagittarius focus on what they want to achieve and put in the work to get there. This stone is also associated with the root chakra, which relates to our sense of security. By working with this stone, and thus this chakra, Sagittarius will feel a little more comfortable with sticking to their goals.

Benefits Black Tourmaline For Capricorn

Black tourmaline is not a birthstone for Capricorn, but this sign is associated with the same planet as black tourmaline: Saturn. This is the planet of determination and hard work. As a result, this sign and stone are a perfect match.  

This stone is also known for its abilities to ground a person and make them feel more secure in the here and now. With Capricorn being an earth sign, they generally do have anxious tendencies. With their desire to work hard and achieve their goals can also come some pessimism and skepticism. By working with black tourmaline Capricorn can still put in all the work they want and need to, but also trust themselves a bit more, knowing that their work will pay off.

As a result, black tourmaline can help to release some of that anxiety and instead focus on their strengths. They’ll be able to use their ambitious and practical nature to benefit their work and personal life, without falling into the trap of overthinking.

Benefits Black Tourmaline For Taurus

Taurus is associated with black tourmaline, simply because its properties are super beneficial to this sign.

Black tourmaline is a comforting and grounding stone, that helps protect from negative energy. As a result, it can help Taurus by letting go of some of the tension often associated with this sign. It allows them to be a little more comfortable in their own skin, which will help them to build stable relationships.

This sign is known to be determined, which can sometimes result in them being a little stuck in their own ways and feel very irritated when they need to change. They are a fixed sign after all, which makes them great at focusing, but also stubborn. Additionally, Taurus is looking for perfection and will not accept anything less than that.

Black tourmaline can help Taurus let go of some of this pressure, and accept that sometimes things don’t go according to plan. As a result, Taurus can use their hardworking and organized abilities to their advantage, instead of having it work against them.

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I am a Crystal & Gem Specialist with 20 years experience collecting and analyzing crystals and gems. My main focus is on crystal and gem abilities to influence our human experience through energy caused by visual and physical properties of each. I also love to dive into the formation, chemical makeup, and rare impurities found within crystals - a Geologist in training. I started Neat Crystal as a place to jot down my thoughts, notes, and share my knowledge to help others.

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