Labradorite

Virtues in lithotherapy, characteristics and history

LABRADORITE

Labradorite is a variety of anorthite. Its particularity comes from its reflections which can be blue, green or represent all the colors of the spectrum.

Labradorite is an excellent stone for protection. It is called the stone of therapists and caregivers.

It is a fine stone (formerly a semi-precious stone, but this designation has been banned).

Characteristics of labradorite

Main deposits
Australia, Canada, Madagascar, Mexico, Russia, United States, France
Aspect
Blue, white, gray, green, yellow, pink, black, reddish, greenish, colorless. With iridescence
Hardness (Mohs scale) 6 - 6.5: scratchable with file and sand
Chemical composition
Sodium and calcium aluminosilicate: (Ca,Na)(Si,Al) 4 O 8

crystal system

Triclinic

chakra

See below for each variety

Trace elements

Aluminum, silicon, sodium

Astrological signs

See below for each variety

Purification and Recharging

Purify Labradorite

Refill labradorite



Labradorite should be purified with pure water only.

So you can soak it for 4 to 5 hours in a pure water bath .

Attention, labradorite does not support salt , whether pure or diluted in water.


Labradorite can be recharged in moonlight , but you can also recharge it in indirect sunlight.

You can leave your stone overnight in the light of the moon, or 2-3 hours in a light-flooded room.

Do not leave your stone exposed to direct sunlight.


You can also recharge your labradorite on a cluster of rock crystal . It takes about 1 hour and can be done day or night.

VIRTUES IN LITHOTHERAPY

Gray Labradorite

On an emotional level

Gray Labradorite is a stone of protection : it protects its wearer from negative energies and suffering from others . This is why it is often called "the stone of therapists ".

It is a stone with great charm that allows you to open up to others , develop rewarding relationships and strengthen your empathy .

On a physical level

Gray labradorite is credited with regenerating and relaxing properties that help fight against great fatigue , whether physical or intellectual.

On a spiritual level

Gray Labradorite is known to raise consciousness and enhance intuition .

Many say that it promotes premonitory dreams , that it helps in the perception of auras and that it would contribute to the development of mediumship .

chakra

Without iridescence or dominant light blue: throat chakra (Fifth chakra - “Vishuddha”)
Dominant yellow-ochre iridescence: solar plexus chakra (Third chakra - “Manipura”)
Dominant dark blue iridescence: third eye chakra (Sixth chakra - “Ajna”)

Astrological signs

Sagittarius, Cancer, Pisces, Gemini, Leo, Scorpio

Labradorite Bracelet 8mm

— White Labradorite

On an emotional level

White labradorite benefits from the same virtues as gray labradorite: it protects its wearer against negative energies and emotions from others.

It also helps to open up to others and to develop healthy and enriching relationships.

The particularity of white labradorite is that it acts more gently and brings more innocence and poetry in its emotional properties.

On a spiritual level

White labradorite is an excellent stone for working on your intuition and for performing dream work because it promotes dreams and their understanding .

chakra

Crown chakra (Seventh chakra - "Sahasrara")

Astrological signs

Sagittarius, Leo and Scorpio

White labradorite tumbled stone

COLOR Properties

GREY

Weakly iridescent labradorites are gray.

Gray is a color halfway between white and black, it can be darker or lighter depending on whether it leans more towards one or the other of these colors.

If it leans more towards white, its properties are closer to light , knowledge and knowledge .

On the other hand, if it leans more towards black, its properties approach the depth and protection of darkness .

As a general rule, gray is perceived as a sober , elegant , refined and modest color, it is a bit the color of discreet power .

In our collective unconscious, it represents flat , dull calm, appeasement and moderation .

OCHER TO YELLOW

Labradorite can be dominated by the yellow ocher color of its reflections.

In this case, it makes you benefit from the properties of the color yellow but in a more moderate way .

Yellow is the color of the sun and heat , so it is the color of what we send back to the world around us.

This color allows us to shine and helps to stimulate our development , to communicate who we are .

Yellow communicates its dynamism , joy and gaiety to us, it is a color that illuminates us and puts us forward .

It is also the color of intellect and genius .

DARK BLUE

Dark blue represents the color of the night sky .

It is a color that governs knowledge , knowledge of the world . It symbolizes the passage of humans from ignorance to wisdom , the memory of the ancients and their heritage , knowledge lost and found.

Dark blue is also the color of philosophy , of spiritual reflection .

It also represents listening to oneself , to one's deep interiority.

It is a real support for mediums .

LIGHT BLUE

Light blue is the color of serenity of mind and inner calm , it is a light and relaxing color.

It is a color that is ideal during periods of great anxiety , as it calms obsessive thoughts .

Light blue also promotes openness to others , it develops the qualities related to communication (expression, listening, understanding) and it helps to choose the right words .

WHITE

White brings together all the other colors : in terms of light, white corresponds to all the shades of the chromatic circle put together, so it is a rainbow that brings together all the colors .

The color white is the brightest and purest of all colors. It divulges the knowledge of the world , sheds light , clarifies and highlights what surrounds it.

History & traditions

Labradorite owes its name to the region where it was discovered in 1770: Labrador, Canada.

Many relate an Inuk legend that the aurora borealis comes from labradorite . According to each version, the legend speaks of an Inuk shaman (or warrior) who, having noticed the colors reflected in the stone, struck them with his spear (or spear) to release the light. thus creating the polar auroras that we know.

However, we have not found a reliable source demonstrating that it is indeed a legend of the Inuk people and not a pure invention for commercial purposes. Especially since most Nordic legends link the Northern Lights to the spirits of deceased people.

Labradorite is mainly used in jewelry. Labrador-rich rocks are sometimes used ornamentally for grave monuments.


DO NOT GET FOOLED !

At present, the name of white labradorite is the subject of much debate in lithotherapy. We currently have little information about this stone, which is not recognized in mineralogy.

What we know: The stones of the feldspar family, such as labradorite or moonstone, are in fact composed of several minerals. If gray labradorite is very easily distinguished from moonstone, this is not the case for this new white variety of feldspar which was discovered in the 90s and whose parts with more marked iridescences easily suggest a stone. moon.

The machine was then launched: less rare than moonstone and therefore less expensive, this new variety invaded the market under the name of "rainbow moonstone" to play the amalgam and sell this new variety to the price of a moonstone.

So… White Labradorite or Rainbow Moonstone?

Gemmology does not enlighten us any more than mineralogy on this point and certain lithotherapy authors, such as Julia Boschiero, decide to call this newcomer " white Labradorite " to differentiate it from moonstone and try to channel the selling price.

At Solstice & Minéraux, we have also made this choice.

Lithotherapy is an alternative energy therapy, the indications given do not in any way constitute medical advice, they are taken from cultures and reference works in the field. For any medical problem we invite you to consult your doctor. Never stop treatment without medical advice.

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