Labradorite Meaning and Benefits.
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~ Properties ~ Labradorite Meaning ~ Benefits ~ Healing ~
Labradorite Meaning – General Information.
Labradorite is an important plagioclase feldspar gemstone that is reputed for its capability to display a beautiful iridescent interplay of a wide variety of colours. It usually has a dark base colour with metallic-looking colour plays of blue, green, yellow, violet, orange and red. This iridescent effect is known as labradorescence; which was so named after this stone. It is caused by the angle of light refraction dispersing into different spectral colours. It has a triclinic crystal system with a Mohs hardness of six.
Labradorite was originally discovered on St. Paul Island and was named by the Moravian missionaries who were working with the Inuit natives of Labrador in 1770, which is the classic locality of this stone. Pieces of Labradorite have also been found amongst the artefacts of the Red Painted People of Maine.
Labradorite is also known as Spectrolite which is a colourless gem quality 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 in 1940, and it is also known as falcon’s-eye.
Labradorite Meaning – History.
The natives of Labrador have used this precious stone for decoration for many centuries, calling it “firestone” or “fire rock”. Mythically, belief has it that the “Mighty Being” did pound on the Labradorite to make a light path for him to travel up to the sky.
Another legend claims that the northern lights are the trapped lights in the rocks along the coasts of Labrador. A wandering Eskimo warrior found these rocks and freed the lights with a mighty blow of his spear. The belief is that many of these lights continue to stay trapped within this beautiful stone even today.
The native inhabitants used it for medicinal purposes. It was their belief it would increase energy, and reduce stress and anxiety. Belief also said it would protect its wearer from danger, and facilitate communication with supernatural forces.
Moravian missionaries brought it into Europe, where it took a prominent role for use in jewellery in England and France. Often fashioned into necklaces, wristbands, bracelets, broaches and pins. As an ornamental stone, it is absolutely stunning. It has many popular uses such as decorative clock faces, table and counter tops, facing for buildings, etc. As well as being extensively popular for use in art pieces.
Labradorite Meaning – Metaphysical Benefits.
The labradorescence or flash of light will remind you of this stone’s purpose and will help to reveal your spiritual destiny to you. It will reveal your path and help you to develop the wise use of your psychic abilities. Often this happens during the dream state when you are better able and more willing to receive outside information.
Said to represent the “temple of the stars” it brings forth the clarity of thought and the wisdom of other worlds and universes to us. Powerful in revealing the truth behind illusions, Labradorite banishes fears and insecurities. It also strengthens your faith and trust in the universe. It is excellent for strengthening your intuition and promoting psychic abilities.
A stone of transformation, Labradorite will provide perseverance, strength and enhanced intuition during times of conflict and change. It also balances and protects the aura, raises consciousness and grounds spiritual energies. It stimulates the imagination and calms an overactive mind, developing enthusiasm and new ideas.
On an individual level, it brings out your strengths to share with the world and others. It promotes strength of will and a feeling of inner worth concerning your own abilities while relieving insecurity and apprehension about your value as a spiritual being.
Labradorite Meaning – Healing.
Holding Labradorite will provide quick relief from anxiety, hopelessness and depression, replacing them with enthusiasm, self-confidence and inspiration. It elicits creativity by inspiring you to come up with original ideas and solutions to problems. It dispels negativity and brings about clear understanding by enhancing clarity of thought. Furthermore, it improves your ability to cooperate in harmony with others.
Labradorite treats disorders of the eyes and brain, stimulates mental acuity, is an aid in anti-ageing and relieves anxiety and stress. It regulates metabolism, detoxifies the body, balances hormones and relieves menstrual tension. It takes care of colds, gout, rheumatism, and disorders of the spinal column as well as wear and tear of the joints. Also lowers blood pressure, and aids in digestion.
Tips for Using Labradorite.
- Placing Labradorite in the workplace brings out the best in people and makes work life more congenial.
- Wearing or carrying Labradorite allows your natural magical powers to surface.
- Carry Labradorite in your pocket to temper the negative side of your personality.
- Hold Labradorite to maintain joy and spontaneity in your life.
- Meditating with Labradorite allows you to “be” and also to rest assured that the “light” is always there.
- Keep Labradorite nearby to help curb tempers, while allowing you to become more dependable and cheerful.
- Wear Labradorite as a powerful protector of your aura, also to prevent any draining of your personal energy.
- Place nearby to help banish fears and insecurities while enhancing faith and reliance in yourself and trust in the universe.
- Handling Labradorite awakens a sense of adventure and change.
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First presented in the Nov 2012 Newsletter, and edited Mar ’23 for inclusion here.
© Ron and Sue Windred.
Disclaimer: The outlined metaphysical and healing properties in this website are for inspiration and reference. We gather this information and alleged properties from writings, books, folklore and various other sources. They are also dependent upon the attitude and beliefs of the individual. Furthermore they do not replace diagnosis or treatment by a qualified therapist or physician.