Watermelon Tourmaline | The Balancing Heart Stone

Watermelon Tourmaline

Watermelon tourmaline Photo by Rob Lavinsky, iRocks.com via Creative Commons v.3.0 Unported license.

Watermelon Tourmaline contains the healing properties of green tourmaline and pink tourmaline as both are present in combination to make up the single piece. Its name, of course, comes from the its resemblance to a watermelon with a bright or pale pink interior and dark green exterior. Reverse Watermelon Tourmaline is a common variation, where the green center is wrapped in a pink shell of crystals.

Traditional Healing Properties of Watermelon Tourmaline

Watermelon Tourmaline is a heart chakra stone through and through. Those who study the chakra energy systems typically associate green as the primary color associated with this energy center, pink is typically secondary, but its association is still quite common.

Watermelon Tourmaline is a balancing stone and is wonderful for harmonizing masculine and feminine energies. This harmonization can extend well beyond “male” and “female” and encompasses all the attributes of those energies, some of which include:

MASCULINE ENERGIES FEMININE ENERGIES
Action Passivity
Assertion Reception
Analytical Intuition
Drive Tranquility
Logic Creativity
Control Surrender

The Green Tourmaline present in the cluster is associated with the physical body and the earthly realm. Pink Tourmaline, in contrast, is associated with the emotional body as well as the spiritual realm. When used for healing, this crystal combination can seek out imbalances and work to bring the physical and spiritual into harmony.

Watermelon Tourmaline

Watermelon tourmaline Photo by: Mauro Cateb via Creative Commons v.2.0

Personal Thoughts on Watermelon Tourmaline

Because imbalance is at the heart of so much of what ails us, watermelon tourmaline by default is a versatile stone with many uses. I find it to be very gentile. Some crystals have a vibration to them that can make them feel a little intense to sensitive individuals. That has not been my experience with watermelon tourmaline. I can toss a piece in my pocket or purse and carry around with me all day every day without a second thought. I also find it works great as jewelry and can be worn directly next to the skin. I like to pop a piece in a wire wrap and wear it right over my heart chakra.

It’s been my experience that this crystal is especially attractive to children. Children often struggle with finding balance within themselves, both physically and emotionally and it doesn’t hurt that watermelon tourmaline itself looks like candy. It’s no wonder kids are drawn to this.

Watermelon tourmaline is native to Southern California, USA where I live, so the pieces I have I found myself while visiting local mines. We have a lot of tourmaline here in Cali, mostly black, green and pink, and nothing is more thrilling than spotting that glint of shining watermelon. It’s the highlight of any Southern California mining adventure. ∞

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