Labradorite, also known as spectrolite or labrodite, is a member of the Feldspar Family with a Mohs Hardness of 6. Although it can be found in Newfoundland, India, Russia, Mexico, Finland, and the USA, most of today’s stone comes from Madagascar.
Labradorite appears as a grey stone but if cut correctly, the color changing “flash”, known as labradorescence , can result in iridescent flashes of brilliant blue, gold, green, or coppery red, reminiscent of the colors of a peacock. The shimmering, optical effect is known as the “ Schiller” effect. The colors do not exist in the stone but are result of “light play”. Therefore labradorites beauty is best seen when the stone is moved or rotated within a light source. This stone makes for amazing jewelry since we are usually always in motion, it truly catches the eye
Labradorite has been used by shamans, and healers when seeking divine knowledge. The Eskimo Intuit people claim that it fell from the frozen fire of the Aurora Borealis and opened the Northern Lights.
As a metaphysical, healing stone Labradorite is known as the “Bringer of Light”, a Stone of Transformation and a stone of Magic. I often wear a Labradorite necklace reminding me that the world is a magickal place.
It’s a powerful protector, protecting against negativity and misfortune by deflecting energy away from your aura. It helps us connect to universal energies, helps us activate our psychic abilities, opens our intuitive nature. As a protective stone it works best at deflecting negative energies away from our Aura and places a protective barrier between your energy system and others. It also helps prevent subtle energy leaks. It allows for drawing subconscious thoughts to the surface as well as it helps with bringing up past memories that have been forgotten so you can release them. An excellent stone for relieving anxiety and stress, it also helps with removing fears and insecurities, allowing for a sense of peace, calm and balance in one’s life. Labradorite is a wonderful stone to energize your imagination and creativity. Can be used as an elixir to dispel negativity and boost your well being
Labradorite falls under the signs of Sagittarius, Scorpio and Leo. It works well on the Throat, Third Eye and Crown Chakras.
As for physical healing it is said that Labradorite works with Lung and Respiratory problems including colds, and bronchitis. It helps with rheumatism, gout, and arthritis and resulting pain. It supports the Metabolism, digestion and Blood pressure. It can treat disorders of the eyes. Since it is associated with the moon it can help with hormones, PMS symptoms, pain and heavy menstruation. It can also help with detoxifying effects when trying to quit smoking, drugs or alcohol
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