Ancient Name: Schorl
Deity: Manat, the Arabian Goddess of Waning Moon, Time, Destiny and Death.
Astrological: Capricorn and Libra
Magickal Use: Protection
Healing Use: stimulates the reflex points associated with the lower back, legs, ankles and feet, and may be used to realign the spinal column. It provides pain relief and assists with strained or torn muscles, numbness, arthritis, and scar tissue.
Black Tourmaline was used in ancient times for protection against earth demons. Today, it is used for psychic protection, when used as a Talisman. It can be compared to a lightning rod in the way in which it absorbs energy. Also, rubbing a Tourmaline Talisman is said to bring good luck. As it is a root chakra stone, it is also great for grounding energy.