Labradorite is a member of the oligoclase, feldspar group and is a sodium calcium aluminium silicate. It is translucent to semi-opaque. Labradorite is truly a fascinatingly beautiful mineral. Its a mineral whose charm is not fully noticed and may be overlooked if not viewed from the proper position. Generally a dull, dark grey to grey-green looking mineral with no special virtue until the colourful schiller is observed glowing on the surface.
The attraction of labradorite comes from its phenomenal quality of peacock-like iridescence, caused by internal twinning striations and a lamellar structure within the stone.
It shows labradorescence (a mineral displays a brilliant play of colours on the surface of the stone). This effect is caused by interference of light from lattice distortions in the stone. The main colour flashes in the stone are green, blue, gold, orange, red and sometimes violet. To best see this effect it must be in a light source.
Labradorite is found in Canada, Madagascar, Mexico, Russia and the United States.
In the 1940s Labradorite was discovered in Finland that exhibited the entire colour spectrum, and these were named Spectrolite. This stone is named after Labrador, and is associated with many of the ancient magical practices of the region, including knot rituals.
Labradorite will help if your home life has entered a rut or you feel that the fun has gone out of your life, At work, labradorite eases changes whether of your job, management or work practices. It is inspirational for fiction writers, playwrights and composers.
LABRADORITE And physical health
Labradorite can help reveal the nature of ‘mystery illnesses.’ It can show the patterns that have created disease and can amplify healing thoughts and prayers.
Labradorite is beneficial of general health of the eyes, nerves, brain, bones and spinal cord. This stone assists when you need to rebalance the distribution of chemicals in the brain, especially for those challenged with multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, Parkinson's disease, optic neuritis, retinal problems, and psychotic episodes.
Labradorite relieves stress and regulates metabolism. It treats colds, gout, rheumatism, balances hormones, and relieves menstrual tension. Labradorite will lower blood pressure.
LABRADORITE and your feelings
Labradorite can aid in uncovering unconscious and subconscious belief patterns that generate unpleasant emotional states. It can help you become clearly aware of the source beliefs, self-talk and ego influence on your habitual emotional state.
Labradorite guides you toward understanding your relationship with yourself. It also enables you to see through the various layers of your emotions It is ideal for when you are in the process of reinventing yourself.
It supports you through the cycle of getting to know previously hidden aspects of yourself and it helps you recognise features and characteristics that were eclipsed behind old preconceived ideas.
This stone banishes fears, insecurities and also the psychic debris from previous disappointments, including those experienced in past lives. Labradorite strengthens faith in the self and trust in the universe. It removes other peoples projections.
Labradorite is a useful companion when you are moving through changes in your life giving you strength and perseverance.
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LABRADORITE and the mind
Labradorite is a philosopher's stone, helping you to examine the recesses of your mind. Use this stone to shine a light on the knowledge and wisdom within you.
A good study aid, it helps you increase your intelligence. It is also helpful for contemplation and amplifies your ability to perceive life through a wide angle lens. Gaze into this stone to allow light to refract within, while you imagine or visualise the answers to whatever you search for arising in your awareness. Use this stone in the world of commerce to pick up on the subtleties of the marketplace and to make shrewd adjustments to business plans.
Labradorite calms an over-active mind and energies the imagination, bring you new ideas. It helps increase your analytical skills and rationality.
Labradorite and the spirit
Labradorite assists one in moving between realities and connecting with unseen realms. It enhances psychic abilities and increases your capacity to visualise and perceive with the inner eye. Labradorite is particularly useful for magical and ritual work and acts as psychic protection for those who travel and serve on other levels of reality.
Labradorite helps you reflect on your inner light. It helps you recognise the varying effects that light, colour and sound have on your consciousness and spiritual practices. This makes it a good stone for those people interested in metaphysics.
This is a useful stone for meditation, lucid dreaming, psychic development and spiritual awareness. It expands the awareness of the heart and mind.
Labradorite deflects unwanted energies from the aura and prevents energy leakage. It forms a barrier to negative energies that are shed during meditation and therapy. Labradorite aligns the physical with the aura and accesses spiritual purpose. It raises consciousness and grounds spiritual energies into the physical body. Labradorite stimulates intuition and psychic gifts. It helps with contemplation and introspection during meditation. Labradorite is a highly mystical and protective stone, it brings light into your life. It raises consciousness and connects with universal energies.
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labradorite and the chakrAS
CRYSTALS A - C
CRYSTALS D - F
CRYSTALS G - I
CRYSTALS J - L
CRYSTALS M - O
CRYSTALS P - R
CRYSTALS S - U
CRYSTALS V - Z