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Labradorite is the plagioclase feldspar and in the same family as albite. Labradorite has been found in some meteorites. Gem quality labradorite is known as spectrolite; which is a colorless variety, darkened with needlelike inclusions, it is often called black moonstone. Spectrolite is a dark and opalescent blue with a shimmer when the light hits it. It was discovered in Finland during WWII, and it is also called falcon’s-eye. According to an Eskimo legend, the Northern Lights were once imprisoned in the rocks along the coast of Labrador. It is told that a wandering Eskimo warrior found them and was able to free most of the lights with a mighty blow of his spear. Some of the lights were still trapped within the stone, and thus we have today the beautiful mineral known as labradorite.
Traditionally, labradorite is thought to bring good luck.
- Mohs Hardness of 6 with a triclinic crystal structure.
- Spectrolite, the most valued type of labradorite, hails from Finland.
- Labradorite is found in Canada, India, Madagascar, Newfoundland, and Russia
- Element: Water
- Zodiac: Aquarius, Sagittarius, Scorpio, Leo
- Planetary: Moon, Uranus
- Chakra: Sacral
Labradorite is said to provide quick relief from anxiety, hopelessness and depression, replacing them with enthusiasm, self-confidence and inspiration. It is said to dispel negativity and to bring clear understanding by enhancing clarity of thought and improving one’s ability to cooperate with others in harmony.
Labradorite is also said to give perseverance, strength and enhanced intuition when one is experiencing times of conflict and change. Labradorite is told to be helpful in treating eye and brain disorders, and to help regulate metabolism and the digestive process.
Labradorite subtly affects the way you respond to situations, emotionally and physically, this stone can be worn without tiring results.
Spectrolite (gem quality labradorite) is told to have a completely different vibration. Simply wearing spectrolite in jewelry can become an intense experience, as it forces open the subconscious mind and allows ideas to bubble up. It may bring in unexpected and unlikely solutions that may take you by surprise; possibly pleasant or unpleasant, depending entirely upon your spiritual preparation.
A sister to moonstone, labradorite links to the “darker” Crone aspects of the Goddess, and grants inner knowing of Mystery. It enhances intuition and psychic perception; just like the cord-cutting Crone, it helps the bearer to release judgment, and understand their destiny. Use it to bring Light to the shadowed realms of the self and to connect with the power of the waning Moon.
Labradorite is particularly effective in alleviating bone issues, disorders of the spinal column and the wear and tear of the joints. Rheumatism and arthritis may also benefit from this stone’s healing powers.
In its elixir form, Labradorite purges negativity, bringing well being to you, it also has pain killing properties. It is quite a balancing harmonious energy, it helps ones intuition, especially the timing of things.
- When intended for healing purposes, labradorite should be carried as a touchstone tumbled or in jewelry, and then cleansed under running water. If it’s surface becomes cloudy, it should be put in mineral water in placed in the sun for a few days to regenerate and refresh.
It is also said to have a particularly strong effect on the 5th (Throat) Chakra, 6th (Third Eye/Brow) Chakra and 7th (Crown) Chakra.