Labradorite gemstone meaning and Uses
Category: tektosilicate, Feldspar
Color: brown, Gray, blue, greenish, yellow and colorless
Hardness on Mohs scale: 6 – 6.5
Cleavage: Perfect, less perfect and intersecting
Luster: Pearly to vitreous on cleavages
Specific gravity: 2.68 to 2.72
Occurrence: Paul’s Island, Canada, Norway and Finland
Zodiac signs: Leo, Capricorn and Gemini are the zodiac signs associated with Labradorite.
Introduction of Labradorite gemstone
Labradorite gemstone is a member of the Feldspar family and considered as a treasure for its remarkable play of color which is known as labradorescence. This gemstone is usually dark black, gray-green, Gray or greyish-white, is made up of aggregate layers that refract light as iridescent flashes of coppery red, pale green, GOLD or peacock blue. The predominant blue varies within the light, displaying hues from various shades of pale to deepest blue, almost blue-green. It was first discovered in Labrador city of Canada, by gemologist Moravian missionaries in the year of 1770 who named it for the area. It became a famous gem in the whole Europe in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Rarer varieties of Labradorite gemstone include a transparent GOLD, Golden Labradorite or champagne-color, and one other Spectrolite which is an intense variety of Labradorite gem displaying the entire color spectrum, discovered in Finland in the year of 1940’s.
Labradorite was considered as an ordinary stone in ancient time that transforms to the extraordinary, stone and shimmering in a mystical light. In every sense, it is a Stone of Magic, healers, a crystal of shamans, diviners, and all who embrace and travel the universe seeking guidance and knowledge. For self-discovery, it is very good for awakening one’s own awareness of intuition, inner spirit and psychic abilities. It is also the most powerful protector of the kingdom of mineral. It protects against the misfortunes and negativity of this world, and provides safe exploration into the different levels of consciousness and in facilitating experiences related to vision from the past or the future.
Healing, Metaphysical and spiritual properties of Labradorite gemstone
Labradorite eliminates the negative side of our personality, the actions and traits that rob our energy and may produce shame or depression. It assists in reducing reckless, anti-social or impulsive behavior in adults, teenagers and children and who are easily caught into trouble by others, and may aid in detoxifying the effects of hard drugs alcohol and tobacco.
It helps to develop the sensitivity of hands. It is beneficial to the respiratory system, and may assist with lungs problems, colds and bronchitis. It assists in the process of regulation, digestion and metabolism.
It has been used to stimulate mental acuity, in treatment for the brain and eyes disorders, and to reduce anxiety and stress. It may also be very soothing during menstruation, for pain relief, and for PMS symptoms.
It is responsible for reduces sensitivity to cold, lowers blood pressure and alleviates gout and rheumatism.
Emotional and Physical Healing properties
Labradorite energizes the imagination and calms an overactive mind, bringing in new ideas. It is a wonderful and useful tool for returning joy and spontaneity back to life of people. It helps eliminate the emotional drain of daily life or being weighed down by responsibility and enhances a sense of change and adventure.