The Crystal of the Day for Tuesday 22 October 2013 is Rubellite (or Red/Pink Tourmaline). Pink tourmaline is a gentle stone that directly touches the heart! The colour varies widely from pale pink to deep red. Relaxing and nurturing, pink tourmaline is associated with feminine energies. It vibrates a deep resonance with the heart chakra. It has the potential to heal emotional wounds with its soft, soothinig energy to bring feelings of comfort and safety.
Rubellite stimulates not only the Heart Chakra, but the Root Chakra as well, bringing an increased flow of prana, or life-force energies, to nurture and heal the emotional body. Its grounding influence increases a zest for living and for lively interaction with others. It helps revitalise passion and joy in sexuality, and aids in making dedicated commitments based on love.
“Tourmaline is a shamanic stone, providing protection during ritual work. It can be used for scrying, and was traditionally used to point out a cause of trouble or an offender, and to indicate a good direction in which to move.” [Hall, 297]
Rubellite is useful in treating disorders of the digestive system, lungs, pancreas, spleen and liver. It aids in supporting and repairing the reproductive system, as well as stimulating blood circulation and balancing the structure of blood vessels and veins. Rubellite soothes the nervous system and may be useful in treating hysteria, depression and obsession.
Chakras: Heart, Root