Labradorite

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November 27, 2012 by epochbeadsuk

Labradorite is a form of feldspar and seldom forms crystals.  Labradorite is commonly characterised by its ‘Schiller’ effect – a rich play of iridescent colours, principally blue.  The base colour of Labradorite is generally blue or dark grey. 

Labradorite was first discovered by Moravian missionaries to North America in 1770, although older Inuit peoples speak of a legend where a brave Inuit warrior struck the stone with his spear and created the Northern Lights! This may also be why Labradorite is known as ‘the temple of the stars’.

Labradorite is a highly mystical and protective stone, a bringer of light and is thought to bring the fun and spontaneity back into your life if you are stuck in a routine or weighed down by responsibility, it awakens a sense of adventure sometimes for the first time!

Psychologically, it banishes fears and insecurities and the psychic debris from previous disappointments, including those experienced in past lives.  Labradorite calms an overactive mind and energizes the imagination, bringing up new ideas.  It is thought to be a useful companion through change, imparting strength and perseverance.

Medically, it is said to be useful in treating disorders of the brain and also in reducing levels of stress, insecurity, fearfulness and anxiety.  Also good for lung problems, colds, PMS and skin parasites.

Labradorite is also thought to reduce anti-social behaviour in children, teenagers and adults who are easily led into trouble by others!! (Personally, I think the naughty step and the withdrawal of games consoles works better lol).

  • Composition: Sodium Calcium Aluminosilicate
  • Structure: Triclinic
  • Hardness: 6
  • Zodiac: Scorpio
  • Birthstone: November
  • Chakra: Brow and Root
  • Sources: Canada, Italy, Greenland, Finland, Russia, Scandinavia.
  • Empowerment: I can be both independent and connected to others
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