Labradorite is a stone associated with magic and protection for centuries. For this reason, people often use this crystal to meditate. It is a great way to find answers to those introspective questions you may be wondering about in your life.
It gets its name from where it is mainly quarried: the Labrador peninsula in Canada.
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Labradorite is a spectrolite often found in mafic igneous rocks. On The Mohs level of hardness, labradorite comes to a 6 to 6.5. Its components are a mixture of aluminum, calcium, and sodium making it a silicate.
There are many layers inside this stone which makes it very attractive. When any light enters, it reflects generating greens, blues, yellows, and a blast of other colours.
Gem quality labradorite is known as spectrolite, a colourless variety darkened with needle-like 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.” In the myths of the Northern people, labradorite is thought to have fallen from the Aurora Borealis (the Northern Lights) and has been connected to ancient magical practices by many from that region.
Eskimos believed that the Northern Lights were once trapped in the rocks off the coast of Labrador, but were set free into the air by one of their ancestors who broke one of the rocks with his spear - some of the lights, however, remained trapped in the stone which we now call labradorite.
Labradorite is a considered by mystics to be a stone of transformation and magic. It is associated with the following benefits: - Clears, balances, and protects the aura - Provides clarity and insight into your destiny, as well as attracts success - It is used in metaphysics for dream recall, and finding ways to use dreams in daily life - Reduces stress and anxiety - Increases intuition, psychic development, esoteric wisdom, helps with subconscious issues, and provides mental illumination - Provides relief from hopelessness and depression, replacing them with enthusiasm, self-confidence and inspiration - Dispels negativity and brings clear understanding by enhancing clarity of thought - Improves your ability to cooperate with others in harmony. - Associated with the Cosmic Gateway, Crown, Frontal, Soul Star, Stellar Gateway, Third Eye, and Universal Gateway chakras - Astrological signs: Aquarius, Leo, Pisces, Sagittarius, and Scorpio
Wearing or carrying labradorite allows your innate magical powers to surface. It enhances the mental and intuitive abilities of clairvoyance, telepathy, prophecy and coincidence control, and assists in communication with higher guides and spirits in accessing Akashic records, psychic readings and past-life recall.
It provides an ease in moving between the worlds, and permits a safe and grounded return to the present. As a workplace stone, labradorite brings out the best in people, making work life more congenial. It encourages courtesy and full attention to the customer, and assists part-time and temporary staff in becoming fully involved in a company.
Labradorite helps to put aside the opinions of others to create and follow your path instead of doing what the norm is. It is a stone that promotes independent thinking.