Black Tourmaline is protective, repelling and blocking negative energies and psychic attacks. Black Tourmaline also aids in the removal of negative energies within a person or a space. It will cleanse, purify and transform dense energy into a lighter vibration.
Since Black Tourmaline is one of the black stones, it's strength lies in the lower Base or Root Chakras. Black Tourmaline is a strong spiritual grounding stone. An extremely powerful stone for protection against negative energy of all kinds, including psychic protection and EMF protection.
It really depends on your reasoning for wanting to wear Black Tourmaline. Or for the certain intention you are targeting.
Usually, people will wear Black Tourmaline to help block negative energies from affecting them. If this applies to you, then you should wear it on your left wrist. Our left side is the sensitive side and deals with the change you want to make from the inside or from coming towards you.
Black Tourmaline will activate the two lowest chakras. These chakra are the earth star chakra and the base or root chakra, and this makes them powerful stones for grounding and protecting.
As with any crystal, Black Tourmaline does need to be cleansed and then recharged.
Black Tourmaline can be cleansed a number of ways. The two ways we recommend is by covering entirely with soil/earth, doing so for a day or two. This needs to be placed in the ground, outside. Just remember where you placed it! Another way to cleanse your stones and crystals is by way of Sage Smudging. Smudging your stone is said to clear inharmonious vibrations, restoring the natural energy.
Natural light is the best way to recharge your Black Tourmaline, it's also the easiest and most convenient. By placing it by the window in the evening, during a night when you know the moonlight will be cast on to the stone. For absolute best results, place the Black Tourmaline facing an Easterly direction. That way, the stone will benefit from the moons rays, as well as the morning sunshine. You may need to do some forward research to find the best dates to achieve this.