Labradorite captures light - when light shines into the stone, it is trapped among the crystal layers within, reflecting from one layer to the next. When the light exits the stone, its wavelength has slowed considerably. The thickness of the crystal layers within a particular piece of labradorite and the speed of the wave of light entering it determine what colors you will see. The base color of labradorite is usually a grayish black, with flashes of brilliant blue, green, yellow and pink. “Labradorescence” is the term jewelers and geologists have given this amazing phenomenon.
is a stone of transformation, assisting one through change by
enhancing strength and perseverance. It balances and protects
the aura, raises consciousness and grounds spiritual
energies. Labradorite is excellent for strengthening intuition
and promoting psychic abilities, and for revealing the truth behind
illusions. Labradorite removes fears and insecurities, strengthening
faith in oneself and trust in the Universe. It harmonizes
intellectual thought with intuitive wisdom, promoting discernment in
all situations - this quality is enhanced when labradorite is carved
into a crystal skull. Labradorite is also thought to bring good
Crystals were important tools of ancient shamans - the first healers and magical practitioners. Crystals store information, so Earth's memories and secrets may be accessed through stones. Labradorite's ability to capture and transform light, imbued it with magical abilities and the power to heal, transform and illuminate. Humans quickly adopted it as a power stone, recognizing in its dual nature between dark and light a useful tool. Labradorite is associated with both Moon and Sun energies - this balance can help us bring our physical and spiritual bodies into alignment with the natural cycles of the Universe.
Healing & Support:
Labradorite can provide quick relief from anxiety, hopelessness and depression, replacing them with enthusiasm, self-confidence and inspiration. Labradorite can enhance perseverance, strength and intuition when one is experiencing times of conflict and change. It has a calming and harmonizing effect, so it is a wonderful stone for irritable people. Labradorite strengthens the will, and supports self-worth and confidence in one’s own abilities. It also relieves insecurity and feelings of inadequacy regarding your sense of value. Labradorite brings out the best qualities in you, to be all that you can be, so it is a powerful stone for building self-esteem.
Mental Healing & Support:
Labradorite can dispel negativity and bring clear understanding by enhancing clarity of thought. It also improves one's ability to cooperate with others in harmony. It stimulates the imagination and calms an overactive mind, promoting enthusiasm and new ideas. Labradorite stimulates mental perception and insight, and relieves anxiety and stress. It harmonizes intellectual thought with intuitive wisdom, promoting discernment in all situations and inspiring creativity, original ideas and solutions to problems. Labradorite promotes patience, focus and concentration, and also enhances perseverance.
Physical Healing & Support:
Labradorite can be helpful in treating eye and brain disorders. It also helps regulate metabolism, and therefore supports ideal weight. Labradorite can be effective for issues relating to bones, the spinal column and joints; it can also be beneficial for rheumatism and arthritis. It balances hormones and relieves menstrual tension. Its calming energies are also wonderful for lowering blood pressure. Labradorite also relieves cold symptoms and gout. It can bring the body into a healthy regular cycle, aiding digestion and elimination. If you deal with a stressful job, labradorite can help replenish your physical and emotional stamina. Labradorite stimulates physical activity and enhances energy to act.
Healing & Support:
Labradorite improves intuition and clarifies perspective and objectives. It also supports intuitive timing, and helps you integrate the new energies coming in at this time in a seamless fashion. Labradorite promotes intellectual, intuitive and mystical wisdom. Labradorite can help reveal your spiritual destiny to you, showing you your true path. Labradorite is said to represent the “temple of the stars”, bringing wisdom from other worlds and Universes, and aiding in communication with spirits. Labradorite helps purge negative thought patterns, and brings forth strength and courage to share with the world. It gives great insight and vision, and allows one to communicate these gifts in a beneficial way for oneself and others. It is an excellent gem for journeys or meditation, allowing one to calmly move through various dimensions of being. Labradorite gives strength and enhanced intuition when one is experiencing times of change, helping to eliminate illusions and lighting a clear path to your goals.
History & Lore:
The name labradorite comes from the province of Labrador in Canada, where it was found by missionaries in 1770 – some of the first stones were offered to the British Museum in 1777. There is evidence that Algonquian tribes of Maine had already been using this stone since perhaps as early as the year 1000, although what they used it for at that time is unknown. An Eskimo legend says that the Northern Lights were once imprisoned in the rocks along the coast of Labrador; when a wandering Eskimo warrior found them, he freed most of the lights with a mighty blow of his spear. However, some of the lights were still trapped within the stone, creating the beautiful peacock colors we find in Labradorite.