Inuit peoples claim Labradorite fell from the frozen fire of the Aurora Borealis, probably because the glimmers surface of labradorite look like the northern lights.
Labradorite is loved for its remarkable play of color, known as labradorescence. The stone, usually gray-green, dark gray, black or grayish-white, is composed in aggregate layers that refract light as iridescent flashes of peacock blue, gold, pale green, or coppery red. The blue varies within the light, displaying hues from deepest blue to various shades of pale, almost blue-green.
It was discovered in Labrador, Canada, by Moravian missionaries in 1770 who named it for the area. It is also, however, referenced in legends by older Inuit tribes, and was known to be in use by the Boethuk peoples of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Labradorite allows one’s innate magical powers to surface. It enhances the mental and intuitive abilities of clairvoyance, telepathy, prophecy and coincidence control, and assists in communication with higher guides and spirits.
Labradorite is a powerful protector of the aura, preventing energy leakage, and others from tapping into and draining your personal energy. It ensures all elemental forces are empowered and proportional within one’s system.
Labradorite helps develop the hands’ sensitivity, making it useful for physiotherapists and all who use the power of touch to heal. Labradorite is also use by Wicca Practitioner both as for spiritual protection as well as spell works.
Labradorite can be related to the High Priestess and Star card in Tarot, which symbolism Intuition and Inspiration.
Labradorite calms an overactive mind and energizes the imagination, bringing in new ideas. Labradorite brings forgotten memories to light and facilitates their understanding. It encourages contemplation and introspection, bringing the clarity of intellectual thought and intuitive wisdom to help dispel illusion, determine the root cause of an issue, and bring one to peace.
Labradorite radiates a predominant blue crystal energy that stimulates the Throat Chakra, it is 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. When the throat chakra is in balance, 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. Darker shades of blue encourage the power of truth, while lighter shades carry the power of flexibility, relaxation, and balance. Labradorite, with its iridescent flashes of color, can be very beneficial in uniting all of the chakras.
Labradorite utilizes Water energy (because of the hues of blue and the wavey pattern), the energy of stillness, quiet strength, and purification. It embodies potentialities unrealized. It is yielding, formless, yet powerful. Relates to ‘Tang Lang’ or greedy wolf star, the Water element brings power of regeneration and rebirth. It is the energy of the circle of life. Use blue crystals to enhance any space that you use for repose, calm reflection, or prayer. Water energy is traditionally associated ‘Sheng Qi’ or Life Generating with the North area of a home or room. It is associated with the Career and Health, its flowing energy assuring a balance of energy as your life unfolds and flows.