Black Tourmaline: The ultimate grounding and protection stone for me. It is ideal for those who deal with panic and anxiety attacks and for those who don't do well with large crowds or simply feel awkward during social settings. It's a stone for protection & dispelling low, negative and evil energy that people often release intentionally or subconsciously and when unprotected, we absorb these toxic vibrations as our own. It protects and repels against energy vampires, you know, the one's who are the daily "diary" of your life, but have not done anything to help you change??? Those type of people actually feed off of your problems and contribute to your inability to move forward. Careful who you vent to. On the same token, it is a stone for transformation to not attract those types of people/situations. Tourmaline also assists with confidence, not the outward confidence you put out to the world, but personal power and inner strength, self esteem and integrity. During meditation it helps bring clarity and stability to mind and allows you to solve complex traumas buried deep in the subconscious mind. Carry and use in ritual for grounding your root chakra qualities such as feeling protected, security, and ability to provide and sustain.
Serpentine: Connects with the energy of Kundalini and aligning polar opposites within oneself. It is used to clear blockages within the auric field and promotes well being and health. Serpentine is stone that deals best with matters of the mind and its logical workings. Its grounding and earthly elements opens peaceful connections with the earth. It energy promotes regeneration and healing.