What it Labradorite?
Labradorite is a feldspar mineral it has a Mohs Hardness of 6-6.5 so its quite a strong stone but does fracture. It has a labradorescence which where it gets its name. Most specimens have a pearly sheen and some carry a schiller effect. The crystals are often found in tabular and thin shapes in a range of colors from grey blue to purple, yellow, green and brown. The charm of the mineral may not be fully noticed and could be completely overlooked if not viewed from the proper positioning and lighting.
Viewed from most angles Labradorite is generally a dull, dark grey to grey-green looking mineral until the colorful schiller is observed transforming the surface of the stone.
History of Labradorite
Labradorite has a rich history of conveying courage and mysticism, it is named for where it was found in Labrador; a Canadian province on the Isle of Paul. Inuits referred to is as a "fire stone" and there's records of its use in powdered forms to help cure ailments. According to legend, a warrior saw the Northern Lights trapped in the rocks and struck them with his spear to free the lights. This is probably because of the bright, color shifting patterns. Labradorite is not only found in Canada however; it can also be found in Mexico, Russia and Finland. Since its discovery, labradorite has been a commonly used and highly sought after stone for jewelry. Other than that, labradorite has been used in the production of road construction, glass and ceramic manufacturing.
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Labradorite is considered to be a tremendously spiritually uplifting stone, especially during times of transition. It helps your body and soul to regenerate energy and healing the body and spirit. Labradorite, in the metaphysical world, is one of the most powerful protectors stones. This is because it creates a shield for your aura and protects against the negativity of the world around you. The negativity within ourselves can be better managed with the use of Labradorite especially during meditation. The gemstone is also excellent for promoting psychic abilities and strengthening intuition.
Being known for its shifting and moving color transitions, it is no surprise this gemstone is known as the stone of transformation. Labradorite works through intensifying inner worth, perseverance and strength of will. Revealing the truth behind illusions, it banishing fears and insecurities, and strengthening trust in the inner self and faith in the universe.
Labradorite has a strong connection to the Throat Chakra, bringing power to the voice of your body and soul. It can help to balance and clear blockages.
The physical healing aspects of Labradorite are also quite wide. As mentioned previously have been used throughout history by Inuits, in medicines.
Labradorite stimulates mental acuity, relieves anxiety, regulates metabolism, treats disorders of the and brain, balances hormones, relieving menstrual strains, lowers blood pressure, and aids in digestion.
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