Metaphysical Properties of Paraiba Tourmaline

Updated April 17, 2017

Paraiba tourmaline is a rare gemstone that is believed to have originated from Paraiba, Brazil. Paraiba tourmaline comes in a variety of colours in the blue and green range. It is unique because the stone contains small amounts of copper. The metaphysical healing properties of stones are based on the balance of scales: the metaphysical scale that balances your inner self and emotional health, as well as the corresponding astrological planets and signs. The use of the stone changes depending on the circumstances of the scale that applies. However, the meaning associated with the colour of the stone always remains the same, and is a good clue as to what the stone can do.

Element of Power

Blue and green tourmalines are stones of air and water. According to Scott Cunningham, in his book "Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner," air is the element of mind, communication, movement, divination and ascetic spirituality, while water is the element of emotions, psychic mind, love, healing, beauty and emotional spirituality.


Green paraiba tourmaline clears the way to the heart chakra, aids in revitalisation and represents the life force. Blue paraiba tourmaline is associated with the throat and third-eye chakras.

Green Paraiba Tourmaline

Paraiba tourmaline in shades of green are for creativity, prosperity and compassion. Because green is a neutral healing colour, it is a fantastic stone to use in herbal remedies.

Blue Paraiba Tourmaline

Blue tourmaline is an effective stone to carry for peace and balance. It is also an aid for deep thought, intuition and vision.

Astrological Signs

Blue tourmaline corresponds with Taurus, an earth sign ruled by the planet Venus, and Libra, an air sign, also ruled by the planet Venus. Green tourmaline corresponds with Capricorn, an earth sign that is ruled by the planet Saturn.

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Judy Williams has spent more than six years of her writing career as a video-game reviewer at and a fiction writer for "Equinox" magazine. She enjoys writing about culture, folklore, mythology and religion. Williams graduated from Lindenwood University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology and sociology. She is currently completing a Master of Arts in history with an emphasis in museum studies at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.