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, in every sense, a Stone of Magic, a crystal of shamans, diviners, healers, and all who travel and embrace the universe seeking knowledge and guidance. For self-discovery, it is excellent for awakening one’s own awareness of inner spirit, intuition and psychic abilities. Being a mystical stone protector, it takes on the characteristic energies of both the Sun and the Moon. It helps assure success and brings changes in the quality of life.
On top of the beautiful gray to gray-black background, Labradorite sparkles with many iridescent colors, displaying blue, golden, yellow, green, red, or purple shades when seen from different angles. Regardless to popular ledgand Labradorite is actually a type of feldspar, much like Moonstone, Amazonite or Spectrolite (sometimes confused for Labradorite) These stones belong to the Plagioclase Feldspar group, an isomorphous solid solution series. It can display a beautiful iridescent play of colors, caused by internal fractures in the mineral that reflect light back and forth, dispersing it into different colors. This effect, known as labradorescence, gives Labradorite its appeal and fame.There are usually one, two, or three dominant colors, contributing to the blue, green or golden overall gleam of this timeless stone. Wearing or carrying Labradorite allows one’s innate magical powers to shine to the 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.
Labradorite radiates a predominant blue crystal energy that stimulates the Throat Chakra, the voice of the body. It is, in essence, a pressure valve that allows the energy from the other chakras to be expressed. If it is blocked, or out of balance, it can affect the health of the other chakras. Labradorite can influence all seven chakras — it also awakens the lesser chakras located in the palms of the hands when held for at least 10 minutes a day. You will know that these chakras are awakened by the generated heat. When the chakras are in balance and open, it allows for the expression of what we think and what we feel. We can communicate our ideas, beliefs, and emotions, bringing our personal truth out into the world. We have an easy flow of energy within the body and spirit. You can use Labradorite to prepare the chakras in the palms for channeling of healing energy to the diseased areas of the body, supplying the diseased organs with some much needed energy. The energy that springs upward from the lower chakras can continue its path enabling free vibrational expression and natural negative release. Darker shades of blue encourage the power of truth, while lighter shades carry the power of flexibility, relaxation, and balance. I find this stone, is not only my absolute favorite but a must have for any metaphysical worker. It is a Third Eye and Throat Chakra powerhouse and when combined with other Third Eye related stones I have found I have achieved full astral projection with little effort.
Labradorite 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. Though it was used by Boethuk people in Labrador and Newfoundland prior to 1770 for shaman healing and astral travel. According to legend, the “Mighty Being” hit the iridescent mineral rock with his fist to initiate travel into the sky. Labradorite was called “firestone” and “fire rock” by the native people. Since 1770, additional labradorite rock deposits have been discovered in Australia, Finland, Madagascar, Mexico, Norway, Russia and the United States. Labradorite stone is mined in these areas, as well as Canada, to this day.
Labradorite imparts water energy in Feng Shui. Water energy labradorite meaning is all about rebirth, regeneration and the cycle of life. Blue labradorite placed in the north of a room or home will enhance calm reflection and prayer. It is especially supportive in the areas of life path and career, providing balanced energy throughout life. 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 benefits extend to the angelic realm by enhancing the connection to a guardian angel, in keeping with labradorite meaning. People born between June 16 and 21 will be better connected to Caliel when they wear blue labradorite gemstones. Those born from July 28 to August 1 will find their connection to Haaiah enhanced by light blue labradorite.