TourmalineHere is a quartz crystal with many chromatic personalities. It may be red, pink, yellow, green, blue, violet, or even clear. Crystals with two or more colors are striking but not uncommon.

Spiritual Properties
A stone or bead that brings together complementary colors, such as red and green, suggests balance—a coming together of opposites. Adding a few of these stones to your mala may help keep you on an even keel.

Physical Properties
Tourmaline relieves fatigue and anemia. Helps balance the energy of your lower abdominal organs, such as kidney and bladder.

  • Chakra: Lower abdomen
  • Element(s): Water
  • Zodiac Sign(s): Cancer, Libra, Scorpio
  • Planet(s): Venus, Mars

Dharma Beads: Making and Using Your Own Buddhist Malas
Joanna Arettam (2000) Journey Editions; Tuttle Publishing