Inspire the lover in you and unleash your wild side with this love-inspiring crystal
Looking for that go-to crystal for love and romantic inspiration? We think we’ve found it! Otherwise known as pink tourmaline, Rubellite is thought to emit an energy of unconditional love to all those who come into contact with its passionate vibration. Considered to promote ‘karuna’ (Sanskrit for ‘compassion’), many spiritualists believe this is the stone to guide humanity towards an age of enlightenment.
The family of Rubellites are mainly found in Brazil, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria and Pakistan. The name itself comes from the Latin ‘rubellus’, which means ‘reddish’, and all of these gems are devoted to serving the desires of the heart. Sparkling in many different hues – tender pink, pale rose, fine fuchsia, intense violet and bold ruby-red – each reflects spiritual strength, a loving heart and attractive vibes associated with such crystals.
Tales of old
The bright nature of Rubellite is echoed in myths and legends of the past. Pink Tourmaline was known to Ancient Egyptians who told how it made its journey from the centre of the Earth and passed over a rainbow with all its colours. Used by shamans of the African, Native American, and Aboriginal tribes, Tourmaline was thought to bring healing powers to the ancient sages, who could help cure psychological and physical ailments with its energy, and provide protection from danger on both the physical plane and when journeying to higher spiritual dimensions. The African shamen also used it to promote the awakening of the self as a part of the universal spirit. What’s more, the Romans were believed to use Rubellite for relaxation, calming the mind and inducing tranquil sleep.
Encouraging us to ride the wave of life and move through ups and downs into a more serene and graceful space, Pink Tourmaline promotes a healthy and vibrant perspective on life. This particular variation of Tourmaline is thought to encourage positive affirmation with those who work with it, bringing strength during any challenges one may face. It has supposed balancing properties which help you connect with nature and feel grounded. So if you’re a fan of earthing, get to the nearest park, beach or grassy knoll and throw off your shoes to connect with Mother Earth, Rubellite in hand.
In tandem with helping us feel emotionally secure, this gem works well with the root chakra, to encourage boldness, inner strength and courage of conviction when you are in need of standing your ground on an issue. Keep a piece in the office to help overcome work woes, and at home to strengthen your sense of stability.
Spring is the perfect season for harnessing the power of Rubellite as it is also a great supportive stone for transitional periods or those coping with new changes in life, helping to release repetitive behavioural patterns, let go of the old and embrace the new.
It supports us in opening up the heart chakras, like flowers blooming and reaching for the sun. In this sense, it can be a great catalyst for emotional healing after heartbreak.
Within metaphysical circles, it is thought that Pink Tourmaline is not indigenous to Earth but was actually materialised into this world by higher life forms. The crystal is now being mined in the Andes, in South America, by modern-day alchemists, who are thought to be making crystal wands to harness the strength and high vibrations of pink tourmaline, in order to perform magic and divination spells.
These medicine men and women use this crystal in healing, to stir all of the chakras as it helps align consciousness with the source, a higher power or cosmic intelligence. According to spiritual gurus, these wands attract themselves to those who intuitively know how to use them – what clever crystals!
Certainly one for those looking to glam themselves up for an evening, Rubellite, when worn in jewellery, is thought to attract the perfect soulmate to its bearer. You’d also be well advised to keep it under your pillow at night after visualising the desirable traits you long for in the perfect partner, as it is thought to help attract loving energies. But it’s not just singletons that can benefit from the gem, couples can keep pink tourmaline in the home to encourage harmonious communication, too.
Did you know?
The Russian crown jewels feature what many believe to be rubies, but these gems are in fact Rubellite – who’d of thought it?