LABRADORITE HEALING PROPERTIES
Many metaphysicists believe labradorite to be tremendously spiritual stone, especially helpful for people who tend to overwork. Helping individuals to regain energy while aiding the body and spirit in healing itself, it is considered one of the most powerful protectors. Labradorite creates a shield for auras and protects against negativity. It also helps us to be kinder to ourselves by reducing our own inner negativity and bad self talk.
Labradorite is known for its changing colors. As a gemstone of transformation, it enhances our strength of will and inner worth.
The gemstone labradorite is said to stimulate the Throat Chakra. Meditating with labradorite allows you to transcend the limitations of the past and thoughts of the future, and embrace the infinite possibilities of the moment. It can help raise consciousness and facilitates multi- and inter-dimensional journey.
Labradorite gemstones are a plagioclase mineral. Plagioclase minerals are feldspars that range from pure albite to pure anthorite. Falling into the 50-70% anthorite category with a 50-70% calcium to 30-50% sodium structure, labradorite is most commonly known for its brilliant flashes of color called labradoressence.
Labradoressence is caused by lamellar twinning inside the crystal. These twin lamellae structures are compatible at high temperatures, but not at low temperatures. The extra colors you see in labradorite are caused by refracted light traveling at different speeds through the layers and coming out as a different wave length. A rare variety of labradorite--called spectrolite--displays a richer, fuller spectrum of colors than most.
Labradorite in History
Labradorite is named for the Canadian province of Labrador where the gemstone was discovered. The Inuit People of Canada referred to labradorite as a fire stone and would use powdered forms of this gemstone to aid with illness.
Inuit legend believes that a warrior saw the Northern Lights trapped in the rocks and struck them with his spear to free some of the lights and that’s how the labradorite gemstone ended up with the brilliant flashes of color.
Labradorite is not exclusive to Canada and can also be found in Mexico, Russia and Finland. Since its discovery, labradorite has been a highly sought-after stone for use in jewelry. Other than jewelry applications, labradorite has been used in the production of glass, road construction and ceramic manufacturing.
In ancient lore, labradorite was considered to be a talismanic gemstone of winter. In Asian cultures, labradorite was considered to bring good fortune to the wearer.