Watermelon tourmaline is a crystalline borosilicate permeated with manganese, chromium, and lithium.
It's one of the few crystals that depicts its formation in volcanic rock over many years.
As cracks formed in the cooling molten magma from ancient volcanoes, they filled with water enriched with trace elements, which gradually crystallized into watermelon tourmaline. As a result, all tourmaline forms in parallel, elongated prisms, and crystals are "sliced" to enhance their radiant beauty.
When looking at watermelon tourmaline crystals, we can see how initial layers of manganese formed the pink inner core. Manganese got replaced by chromium or lithium at some stage in history, creating the outer green layers. The pink center and green outer are often separated by a very pale pink or white sliver as the transition took place.
The result? A beautiful, rare semi-precious gemstone that resembles a slice of watermelon, meaning the center is pink, surrounded by an outer "rind" of green.
Read on to learn more about the meaning, benefits, and properties of watermelon tourmaline and how it can enhance your life.
Watermelon tourmaline meaning
Both pink and green are types of tourmaline in themselves that are combined in watermelon tourmaline to form this exquisite miracle of nature.
Pink tourmaline has a feminine energy and corresponds with the crown and heart chakras since it vibrates with the energies of unconditional love and spirituality.
On the other hand, green tourmaline is masculine, vibrating earth energies of courage, strength, stamina, and vitality. It's in harmony with the vibrational energy of the heart chakra.
Combining these two crystals unifies and balances feminine and masculine energies and connects the living world and the ethereal world of spirit and the Divine.
In combination, this particular tourmaline stone meaning is a potent unifier and activator of the heart chakra while channeling Divine and energies from beyond the veil.
Benefits of watermelon tourmaline
You can use the combined energies in watermelon tourmaline in many different ways. It's both profoundly healing while energizing too, which makes it excellent for dealing with past hurts and finding the courage to move on.
Its earthy, masculine energy also offers protection from negative energies. Combined with its healing and vitalizing properties, it makes an excellent companion stone to keep with you always.
A companion is a stone that bonds with you to help, guide, and protect you throughout your life. It can be worn in a set piece of jewelry (so that it doesn't get lost), or you can carry a loose stone in your purse or pocket.
This is how you bond –
When you first get your watermelon tourmaline, cleanse and then recharge it. You can do this in various ways, and many people have their own processes. For example, crystals can get cleansed with clean water, incense smoke, and sound from bells or singing bowls. Afterward, place them under the full moon overnight or in morning sunlight for an hour or so.
Once cleansed and recharged, program it by mediating with the watermelon tourmaline in your left hand or placed on your heart. During meditation, feel its energy flow through your heart chakra and throughout your whole body. Envisage what you want to be healed and what you'd like to achieve, then ask the gemstone to guide you always.
Keep it close by, and whenever you're in a tough spot, need guidance, or require some wisdom, turn to your watermelon tourmaline.
Watermelon tourmaline healing properties
Because this crystal is a merging of two different stones, it has various properties that can be used in unison or individually.
You draw on the vibrational energy you need by visualizing your need or desire while holding it in your receiving hand. Both palms have chakras, and the receiving hand is the non-dominant one. Activate your palm chakra by focusing on it while in a state of deep relaxation. As your focus intensifies, you'll feel the chakra begin to warm up and open.
Visualization raises the vibrational energy you want to draw on and also activates the crystal. As it responds, its energy will get channeled from your palm to your heart and throughout your body.
Watermelon tourmaline properties include:
- Attracting luck, financial success, and prosperity
- Inspiring creativity and manifesting intentions
- Increasing business opportunities and opening doors
- Building mental strength and endurance
- Connecting with nature and enhancing practices like herbalism and shamanism
- Developing patience, love, and security in the Self
- Improving relaxation and easing anxiety and depression
- Supporting peaceful sleep in times of worry and stress
- Calming a racing mind and restoring balance to respond to situations rather than react
- Soothing and centering over-sensitive hearts and minds
- Encouraging bonding in any situation, for example, a mother and new baby
- Providing comfort immediately after a traumatic event, and later, the strength to move on
- Overcoming childhood hurt and trauma related to parents (green for paternal, pink for maternal)
Watermelon tourmaline paired with black tourmaline can diffuse and calm obsessive behavior and restore the heart and mind.
The bright colors of the watermelon tourmaline make it ideal for using color when raising vibrational energy, mediation, or visualization.
Bringing color strengthens the power surrounding you and flowing through you. The process is straightforward. All you need to do is clear your mind and then see it slowly fill with the color of your choice, either green or pink, or a swirling mix of both.
See the color surrounding you as you do magic work or during ritual and prayer.
The colors in watermelon tourmaline can range from pale to deep shades; the darker the color, the more intense the energy.
Pink has a calming effect and brings:
- Love – from gentle emotions to vibrant passion
- Nurturing feminine kindness and compassion
- Soothing energy that centers and restores balance
- Happiness, joy, and innocence
- Creativity and an artistic flair
- Green has a balanced effect and brings –
- A connection with nature
- Compassionate generosity
- Understanding and openness
- Harmony and adaptability
- Down to earth practicality
Pale pink and green are both associated with the Libra star sign (September into October), which Venus rules. Both of them also correspond with the heart chakra, which resonates with the energy of Venus, the planet of love.
Watermelon tourmaline and the heart chakra
Use watermelon tourmaline for all heart matters because this gemstone aligns so powerfully with the heart chakra.
Also known by its Sanskrit name, Anahata, the heart chakra is the fourth of the seven main chakras located in the body. There are 114 in the body, and no one chakra is more important than another because they're all interconnected.
The Anahata is a crucial bridge between the three lower chakras, which relate to our physical and worldly experiences and emotions, with the three upper ones that are more spiritual.
Emotional experiences, good and bad, impact the heart chakra. Positive experiences can enrich life where adverse events can leave lasting damage, resulting in the Anahata being out of balance.
Where emotional pain happened in early childhood or got suppressed in late life, we may be unaware that the chakra is out of balance and slowed by heavy energy. The effects, however, will manifest in our daily lives.
Your heart chakra might be out of balance if you experience regular:
- Anger and aggression, including passive aggression
- Trust issues and don't easily bond with others
- Resentment, jealousy, and insecurity
- Episodes of impatience and irritability
- Illnesses due to a compromised immune system
- Insomnia disrupted sleep or nightmares
- It can also manifest as:
- Lack of compassion and empathy
- Suspicion, worry, and self-doubt
- Adversity to systems, rules, regulations, and laws
- Lack of self-respect and respect for others
- Feeling stuck in life and unable to move on
If you know what's caused your buried pain, you must face it, and watermelon tourmaline healing properties can give you the courage you need while soothing pain simultaneously.
Where the source of your hurt is unknown, you can use watermelon tourmaline in meditation, prayer, and ritual to expose past events and bring them into the light.
Keep the crystal close to your heart while gradually unpacking and releasing your past. Draw on the earth's energy and nature to keep you balanced and grounded while channeling Divine energy to heal.
Remember, healing is a process, not an event, so give yourself time. A watermelon tourmaline necklace is your ideal companion on this often difficult journey to freedom. It will guide you as you unlearn fear and find acceptance by surrounding negative energy with light to heal your spiritual wounds.
Although unarguably one of the most unique and splendid gemstones, watermelon tourmalines' meaning is about much more than eye-pleasing aesthetics.
What makes it so potently distinctive is that it resonates so strongly with earth and spirit energies. Thus, it can bring on profound healing while at the same time providing the strength and courage to move forward in life.
Mighty Tourmaline stones consistently reignite your passion and motivate you to focus on the things that bring you joy, pleasure, and happiness, reminding you to always to be a beacon of light and bring positive energy to those around you.
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