Labradorite—the dark gray stone that opens into a marvelous array of peacock blue, gold, green, and red as it refracts light is said to be a divine stone of magic, opening pathways into the inner self to assist in divination, healing, and transformation.Inuit lore says Labradorite finds its origins in the fire of the Aurora Borealis. It’s as easy to see, as the ethereal color spectrum dancing in the night sky reflects in the colors of the crystal. It is said in ancient times the Northern Lights were entombed in the rocks. When an Inuit warrior found it, he tried to release it with his spear. Alas; he was unable to free all the lights, and that is the labradorescence we see today in Labradorite crystals.Worn as earrings, Labradorite allegedly assists in clairvoyance. Wearing Labradorite as a necklace supports the throat chakra. Wearing Labradorite as a ring will develop hand sensitivity. It can also be kept under your pillow while you sleep, so the energy of the stone will be in your aura the next day.
What Is Labradorite?
Labradorite, discovered in 1770 by Moravian missionaries on the Isle of Paul in Labrador, Canada, is a recent addition to the semi-precious gemstone world.
Also known as Spectrolite, Labradorite is a feldspar mineral. Labradorite can display an iridescent optical effect known as labradorescence. It has a Mohs hardness of about six and is sourced from several deposit locations around the world, including Labrador, Canada. Labradorite’s crystal system is triclinic.
The stone was used extensively in the 1800s in European jewelry for bracelets, brooches, necklaces, and pins.
1. Stone of Healers and Diviners
Labradorite truly is a stone of spiritual growth. It aids in piercing the veil between the natural world and the spirit world to open psychic realms, enhance clairvoyance, assist in psychic readings and past life recall, access Akashic records, and awaken psychic abilities and intuition. Intellect and intuition are balanced by Labradorite as illusions are dispelled. It assists in the development of the ability to see auras and awakens one’s innate magical powers.It is the perfect bead for Halloween. Labradorite beads and their alleged ability to instill magical powers on the wearer would make a great brand-promotion focus or gift for the holidays.
2. Third-Eye Chakra
Labradorite is the stone of the third eye, or sixth chakra. Labradorite shimmers in hues of blues, the darker shades encouraging truth, while lighter shades bring forward flexibility and balance. Additionally, with its iridescence, Labradorite can be useful in balancing all the chakras. It is a powerful protector of the aura, preventing loss or draining of energy.The gift of the third-eye chakra sees inner and outer worlds. It allows us to access our inner guidance, acting both as the seat of wisdom and the seat of conscience.Labradorite’s secondary chakra is the crown, or seventh, chakra. This chakra gives us access to higher states of consciousness. It is our link to the universal energy -- the divine.
3. Protection Talisman
As a protection talisman, Labradorite is quite powerful. It acts as a barrier crystal. Similar to a filter, Labradorite assists in focusing efforts to keep negative elements out of our lives while attracting the positive. In short, it helps us to see the beauty in life and the good in the world and is incredibly effective as a barrier against misfortune.
4. Transformation and Change
Labradorite enhances feelings of inner worth and strength of will, supporting us in times of transformation or change. It is useful for dealing with old psychic wounds, including past life injuries. It is one of the best stones to use when trying to break an unhealthy habit or addiction.
Labradorite brings out the best in people while tempering our own negativity. It is an exceptional stone for those working in customer service as it encourages courtesy. Temporary or seasonal workers may find Labradorite a useful stone in turning their position to a permanent one, as it supports becoming fully involved in the company.Meanwhile, Labradorite develops the hands’ sensitivity, making it a useful stone for physical therapists, massage therapists, nurses, or anyone who uses their hands to heal.Labradorite is a stone of creative expression, helping to trigger new ideas. This makes it ideally suited to aiding anyone in a creative role, such as writers, graphic designers, artists, musicians, actors, music therapists, fashion designers, choreographers, and designers.
Although not a birthstone associated directly with any zodiac sign, those born under Cancer are drawn to Labradorite for its many colors and stimulation of the brain’s energy waves. It resonates well with Leo, Sagittarius, and Scorpio for magical undertakings. Labradorite is said to be the natural birthstone for those born between February 19 and March 19, as the world awaits the Vernal Equinox.
Whether worn for beauty or to enhance your spiritual powers, Labradorite is a beautiful stone that many wear daily. Consider using Labradorite in your DIY jewelry projects, and add a dimension of uniqueness.