The meaning and history of Labradorite
Labradorite is not a traditional birthstone but a gemstone for Leo, Scorpio and Sagittarius. But it is a magical power stone for December born babies.
Meaning of Labradorite
Iridescent, Labradorite is a highly mystical and protective stone, a bringer of light. It raises consciousness and connects with universal energies. Labradorite deflects unwanted energies from the aura and prevents energy leakage. It forms a barrier to negative energies shed during therapy. It can take you into another world or into other lives. A stone of esoteric knowledge, it facilitates initiation into the mysteries.
Labradorite aligns the physical and enteric bodies and accesses spiritual purpose. It raises consciousness and grounds spiritual energies into the physical body. This stone stimulates and physic gifts, including the art of “right timing” bringing messages from the unconscious mind to the surface and facilitating their understanding.
Labradorite banishes fears and insecurities and the psychic debris from previous disappointments, including those experienced in past lives. It strengthens faith in the self and trust in the universe. It removes other people’s projections, including thought forms that have hooked into the aura.
Labradorite calms an overactive mind and energizes the imagination, bringing new ideas. Analysis and rationality are balanced with the inner sight. Labradorite brings contemplation and introspection. Synthesizing intellectual thought with intuitive wisdom, it is an excellent dispeller of illusions, going to the root of the matter and showing the real intention behind thoughts and actions. This stone brings up suppressed memories from the past. Labradorite is a useful companion through change, imparting strength and perseverance. A stone of transformation, it prepares body strength and perseverance, it prepares body and soul for the ascension process.
History of Labradorite and Folklore
Lore of the Inuit peoples claim Labradorite fell from the frozen fire of the Aurora Borealis, an ordinary stone that transforms to the extraordinary, shimmering in a mystical light that separates the waking world from unseen realms. It is a Stone of Magic, a crystal of shamans, diviners, healers, and all who travel and embrace the universe seeking knowledge and guidance.
Labradorite is a fairly new addition to the semi-precious gemstone world. It wasn't discovered until 1770. Moravian missionaries first found this iridescent mineral rock on the Isle of Paul in Labrador, Canada. Labradorite gemstones were used extensively as a semi-precious gemstone during the 1700's and 1800's in Europe in jewellery.
Labradorite treats disorders of the eyes and brain, relives stress and regulates metabolism. It treats colds, gout and rheumatism, balances hormones and relives menstrual tension, and lowers blood pressure. Labradorite can be used as a witness during retinoic treatment, pinpoint the cause of disease.
- Labradorite hardness on the Mohs scale is 6 – 6.5
- Labradorite is related to the Feldspar group, transparent to opaque
- The lustrous metallic schiller in Labradorite is caused by the diffraction of light in the layers of rock. When Labradorite is exposed to light and viewed at different angles, the schiller can be seen in different colours.
- Labradorite can be identified by its labradorescence, or schiller effect iridescence. This means that it exhibits a brilliant play of colour, often appearing as a blue or green sheen, or as a whole spectrum of colours, known as labradorescence
- Labradorite is found in Canada (Labrador, Newfoundland), Australia, Madagascar, Mexico, Norway, Russia and the USA