Daily Angel Oracle Card: Black Tourmaline, from the Crystal Wisdom Oracle Card deck, by Judy Hall
Black Tourmaline: “Protection”
“A ribbed, dense stone, Black Tourmaline absorbs negative energy and affords excellent energetic protection, enhancing your physical vitality. Traditionally, it was said to make known the source of problems or evil deeds. It encourages altruism and rational thought.
Self Understanding: “You are an adaptive being who easily adjusts to the energy of new places and new situations. You have the gift of clarity of thought and analyze situations rapidly. Let go of over cautiousness but stay protected. You are not paranoid; you sense when people wish you ill. You may be carrying a family or past life curse. Recognize that your negative thoughts and actions harm others and yourself.
Divination: “Consolidate your plans and be realistic. You will soon see the way through obstacles. Ensure you are well protected from negative energies. Ill wishing or envy may be directed your way. Picture the stone surrounding you and neutralizing bad energy without harm to others. Watch your thoughts. Attend to practical matters. Be generous and give others freedom.
Chakra: Earth Star, Base Chakra
Zodiac Timing: Capricorn
Soul Path: Appropriate energy shielding and enhancement.”*
~ by Judy Hall
As you go through your transformation, you may find some resistance from the outside. Not everyone is going to be comfortable with the “New You” and there is nothing that you can really do about this, except to protect yourself from any projections of negative energies. Black Tourmaline works incredibly well to protect us from any and all negative energies, including our own. When we know that we may be coming into contact with someone who is resistant to our plans, or who is hard on us, or tends to plant seeds of doubt, Black Tourmaline will come to our aid.
Wear or carry Black Tourmaline to protect yourself from overwhelming or negative energy of others. Sometimes we have that person or situation that pushes our buttons, and this will help us to gain perspective rather than get sucked in to the drama. Black Tourmaline also works wonders in a crowded situation, such as a shopping mall, concert or fair, or family reunion, anywhere that you are not sure what kinds of energies that you may come into contact with, but you know that you are sensitive. Black Tourmaline also helps to dispel our own negative thoughts, doubts and fears and should be worn if we are prone to fear, anxiety or doubt. (Although I am not suggesting this as a substitute for medical care, and I encourage you to seek medical care if any of these feelings become overwhelming or unmanageable.)
Black Tourmaline can be placed around your home or office to purify the energies, keeping out the negative and helping to cleanse our auric fields. It can be placed under our pillows to encourage positive dreams and help to relieve nightmares. Meditate with Black Tourmaline to see where the roots of your own negative belief systems lie, and shift your perspective away from the old and into the new.