Matriarch of the Unconscious
Labradorite is a stone fighting for its own identity. For as popular and well loved as it is, there is not a great deal of information published regarding its properties, specifically physical healing properties.
It seems as though this confusion arises from the fact that Labradorite is more than one mineral, and its Grandmother is often referred to as Black Labradorite or Black Moonstone, and Labradorite itself is also called Black Moonstone. Both Moonstone and Labradorite have layers of Albite on them to make them who they are, but Albite too is a Feldspar all on its own. Here is a portion of the ‘family structure’:
LARVIKITE (Feldspar is found in it, and is known as Black Moonstone & Black Labradorite)
FELDSPAR (Generally white, but is in various colors as well)
- ALBITE (It’s own mineral, it is a Feldspar, it is the top portion of plate-like schiller present on Labradorite & Rainbow Moonstone)
- LABRADORITE (Its own mineral, it is a Feldspar, but also called Spectrolite. It has a darker colored base with Albite on top and often referred to as Black Moonstone)
- MOONSTONE/RAINBOW MOONSTONE (It’s own mineral, it is a Feldspar, Lighter colored base with Albite-sometimes-and there is a moonstone that is actually grey referred to as Black Moonstone)
- SPECTROLITE (Labradorite with Darker Opalescent Blue base no Albite but dark inclusions Also called Black Moonstone & Hawk’s Eye or Falcon’s Eye)
- FELDSPAR (Generally white, but is in various colors as well)
- LARVIKITE (Feldspar is found in it, and is known as Black Moonstone & Black Labradorite)
Mohs Hardness of 6 with a triclinic crystal structure.
As legend tells us, Labradorite originates from Canada, discovered in 1770 on St. Paul Island in Labrador. During an archaeological dig for artifacts of the “Red Painted People” of Maine, pieces of this stone were found as well.
Spectrolite, considered to be the “gem quality” form of Labradorite, was discovered in Finland during World War II.
Both Specimens are also found in India, Madagascar, Newfoundland, and Russia.
Labradorite is a type of translucent feldspar which displays strong iridescence when viewed from different angles, Finnish Spectrolite exhibits vivid colors of bright aqua, golden yellow, peacock blue, reddish orange, greens, and browns.
Labradorite, possessing its own charms, is also part Feldspar and part Albite. Therefore the properties of all three of these minerals make up the magic that is Labradorite. Altogether, it is a fantastical dark into light gemstone, taking darker and unwanted qualities and replacing them with positive energies.
Told to provide quick relief from anxiety, depression and hopelessness; replacing them with self-confidence, enthusiasm and inspiration. When one is experiencing times of conflict and change, Labradorite is said to offer perseverance, strength, and enhanced inner intuition to assist in that time of disruption. Said to dispel negative thoughts and energies, bringing instead enhanced clarity of thought for a clearer understanding, as well as improving one’s ability to cooperate in harmony with others.
Called a sister to the Moonstone, Labradorite links the ‘darker’ Crone aspects to the Moonstone’s ‘light’ Goddess energies, granting an inner knowing, enhancing intuition and psychic perception. Much the same as the cord cutting Crone, Labradorite assists the bearer to release all judgment so one may better understand the destiny one has chosen.
This beautiful combination of minerals seems to help communicate one’s intentions more clearly to the Universe, by which magic begins to emerge. Synchronicity or “coincidences” abound in one’s favor, things that had once been misplaced will be discovered again, Labradorite helps to ground and integrate one physically in the higher energies, while also offering a deeper understanding of previously unidentified or misunderstood messages from one’s inner being.
Emotionally, Labradorite has a soothing, calming and harmonizing effect, which makes it a perfect talisman for those who anger easily. It improves one’s intuition and assists in clarifying the bearer’s views, objectives, and goals.
Physically, this beautiful stone seems particularly effective in relieving and treating disorders with the eyes and with improving one’s eyesight- especially at night. Told also to be beneficial treating brain disorders, improving memory as well as alleviating bone issues, musculature complaints, and the wear and tear of one’s joints.
Told to boost physical energy, strengthen the immune system, as well as regulating the metabolism, balancing the hormones and stimulating the thymus gland. Labradorite opens up blockages in the circulatory system, stabilizes the digestive process, and relieves menstrual tensions.
In its elixir form, the lovely Labradorite purges one of negativity, bringing well being and slight pain killing properties. When used for physical healing purposes, one should hold or carry as a touchstone, or wear as jewelry. When the healing process is complete, the stone should be cleansed under running water. If by chance it’s surface becomes cloudy, place it in a glass with mineral water and set in a spot where it will have sun and moonlight for a few days so it may be recharged, regenerated, and refreshed.
Deities: Isis, Arianrhod
Powers: Protection, Psychic Powers, Strengthening
Candle Color: Indigo/Purple
Labradorite Crystal is a stone of magic, awakening within you mystical and magical abilities and psychic powers.
It has within it a deeply felt resonance that is very powerful, and it can be used to bring amazing changes to your life.
Its vibration also holds a broad level of protection from negativity, so it cannot be used for ill will. This is a stone whose energy is quite visible to the user, as it just seems to work so quickly.
Wearing it just seems to charge you with a sense of excitement and adventure, to take the steps required to go where you have not gone before!
For Protection - You can use Labradorite to combat the problem of jealousy, which is common in most environments and groups of people. Use a stone to help the negativity bounce off you and protect you from distress.
For Strengthening - Astral projection is a difficult skill to master, and it takes much practice before you will become competent at it. Labradorite can help you to master this process by helping you strengthen your energy body (aura).
Labradorite is the gemstone of magic, and it awakens in those who carry or wear it the awareness of one’s innate magical powers. This iridescent stone is highly mystical and protective, a bringer of light. It raises consciousness and connects with universal energies. Labradorite deflects unwanted energies from the aura, and prevents energy leakage. It can take you into another world or into other lives. This stone stimulates intuition and psychic gifts, including the art of right timing, bringing messages from the unconscious mind to the surface and facilitating their understanding.
Labradorite creates a force field throughout the aura, protecting and strengthening the energies within and preventing others from ‘tapping in’ to your personal energy and draining you. It can be used to make certain that all the elemental forces are empowered and in proper proportions within one’s energy system. Labradorite is an important aid when one works with elemental allies, as it assists one in invoking these powerful natural energies.
Recharge under moonlight, or use a perspex rainbow in the sun to shine on the stone.
Labradorite has long been a Shaman’s stone – meaning it has very magical, transformational and etheric qualities. It is one of the best grounding stones to accompany astral travel/higher chakra work. It truly helps to maintain a connection to Earth, whilst its light-reflectivity helps to explore higher vibrations. This ‘holding your ankles whilst you fly’ effect – ensures that you are able to bring down and integrate into physical life whatever you learn working in higher realms.
Zodiac Stone of: Aquarius (Elemental)
Associations: Moon, Uranus
Birthstone: Not a Traditional, Modern, or Ancient Birthstone for any month
Elemental stone of Aquarius, Labradorite is also associated with the signs of Sagittarius, Scorpio, and Leo; said to be helpful in building courage one must have to confront the dragons of every day.
Labradorite has been documented to have a powerful effect on all chakras but the 3rd. Said to have a particularly stone effect on the upper chakras 5th, Throat thru 7th, Crown.
If one is working on spiritual growth, Labradorite will boost abilities within the higher chakras. Its energy resonating strongly within and up to the 8th, Soul Chakra, encouraging one to make contact with the Divine mind, often aiding in the location of your spirit guides.
It acts as an ally for those which desire to enter the “void” to obtain information and knowledge on the unseen aspects of life, and help to repair the aura.