Fitting for their shimmering, jewel-like countenance, Labradorite stones have a mystical origin story. As the Inuit lore goes, Labradorite stones fell from the frozen fire of the Aurora Borealis, which would account for their ability to change colors as you look at them, drawing you in, making you believe that they are indeed a stone of magic and transformation.
Where do Labradorite Stones Come From?
Labradorite stones, members of the feldspar family, were first discovered by Moravian missionaries in 1770 in Labrador, Canada, and thus named for the area. They can also be found in the US, Mexico, Madagascar, Finland, Greenland, Italy, Russia, and Scandinavia.
The stones themselves, however, were referenced by the Inuits in older lore, and they were known to be in use by the Red Paint People of Maine for over a thousand years. They then became popular in the 18th and 19th centuries in Europe, valued for their beauty in jewelry.
What do Labradorite Stones Look Like?
Amidst the varied beauty of the many gems and crystals of the world, Labradorite stands apart with its ability to transform as it’s manipulated by virtue of the phenomenon called Labradorescence. Labradorite stones, a dull, smoky gray at their base, derive their magnificence by being turned, light striking each of their microscopic layers, which are made up of black magnetite or ilmenite.
This shiller, or luster, is only visible at certain angles, so the beauty of the Labradorite stone increases as it is turned. This makes it a particularly nice mineral for jewelry, as it is constantly changing, surprising and delighting the viewer with beautiful colors. See our variety of Polished Labradorite Pebbles for a selection to have on hand for home, work, or to carry with you.
3 Color Varieties of Labradorite Stones
- Golden Labradorite - transparent gold/champagne color
- Spectrolite - displays entire color spectrum
What Do Labradorite Healing Stones Do?
Aside from its shimmering, jewel-like colors, Labradorite stones have a wide variety of curative, restorative properties. They are recommended for meditation and can even help with your energy healing and chakra balancing!
Labradorite Healing Crystals Benefit:
- Physical healing
- Emotional healing
- Spiritual healing
Physical Labradorite Healing
Labradorite stones have been known to be beneficial to the body in as far varied systems as the lungs to the metabolism. It has been known to lower blood pressure, reduce PMS systems, aid in pain relief, and reduce stress and anxiety.
Emotional Labradorite Healing
Labradorite stones can be centering. They can reduce anxiety while energizing your thought processes. A remedy to an overactive mind, they can restore your sense of peace, thereby allowing you to clearly see your life and banish illusions that might be blocking a clear view of the universe.
Spiritual Labradorite Healing
Labradorite stones are known as the “temple of the stars” because of the belief of how they were formed. It is thought that their energy can pierce the veils of your mind to help you reach your higher consciousness. Common belief is that it acts as protection in recalling memories from other times and other lives. It prevents energy leakage and stops others from tapping into or draining your energy.
Additional health benefits of Labradorite healing stones:
- Aid in digestion, regulation, and metabolism
- Lessen respiratory issues
- Help ease symptoms of rheumatism and gout
- Provide mental clarity and ease brain fog
- Reduces PMS and menstrual pain
- Helps with depression and anxiety
Labradorite Stones as a Source of Protection
Labradorite stones are considered the most powerful protector of all the stones in the gem and mineral kingdom. They create a safeguarding force through their energy, allowing their user to awaken their own inner spirit and intuition. It allows the utilizer the ability to do so without fear of negativity or misfortune, safely exploring alternate levels of consciousness.
Labradorite Healing on the Go
In the workplace, put a Labradorite stone near your workspace, and it will help to bring out the best in people, encouraging courtesy and making work life more pleasant, helping to reduce anxiety. One of its strengths is mending the negative side of our personalities, allowing the more positive side to flourish. It reduces the tendency to be anti-social, recklessness of children, teens, and adults, and may aid with the detoxifying effects of tobacco and alcohol.
Labradorite and the Throat Chakra
Labradorite stones stimulate the throat chakra. The throat chakra is the voice of the body, and if it’s blocked, it can affect the health of all the other chakras.
Labradorite is known as the protector of your aura; it boosts your spirits, protects you from negative energy, and magnifies your psychic abilities while also energizing you. It is also known as one of the crystals to bring you luck. Allowing Labradorite healing is critical for your overall spiritual health by keeping your throat chakra balanced.
How Does Labradorite Support Meditation?
Due to its ability to protect and enhance, Labradorite healing has been credited with calming the mind and silencing all inner anxieties, allowing you to completely enter the meditative state. It cleanses your aura while remedying deep-seated tensions and blocking unwanted energies from intruding. It is said that you might even reach a Kundalini Awakening.
How to Best Use Your Labradorite Stones
One of the best things about Labradorite is its versatility as a stone. It can easily be used in any type of jewelry or carried close to your body.
Wearing the stones as earrings has been known to help people develop the skill of clairaudience. If you select to wear it as a necklace - alongside a cool shark tooth, perhaps - then you will have the stones assist in the opening of your throat chakra. When worn as a ring, such as our Labradorite Adjustable Sterling Silver Ring, it will boost sensitivity and promote productivity and healing.
If jewelry isn’t your thing, you can always carry a Polished Labradorite Stone in your pocket, so it is close to your body. Another option is to place it in your pillowcase, so its aura will be with you for the upcoming day. Labradorite healing can be accomplished in a variety of ways!
Benefits of Wearing Labradorite Stones
- Protection of negative energy from others
- Enhancement of clear thinking
- Promotion of self-esteem
- Pain management
- Managing inflammation
- Helping to cope with loss/grief
- Assistance with depression and anxiety
- Invigoration of spiritual growth
- Facilitation of change and transformation
- Amplified intuition and self-knowledge
Why Should I Have Labradorite Healing Stones?
Of all the stones, Labradorite consistently ranks as one of the most important to have. Aside from its almost supernatural beauty, its curative power translates to mind, body, and spirit. It’s restorative, though certainly not an overnight cure. Sometimes all that is needed is to sit quietly with your stone and concentrate, allowing its beauty and curative effects to wash over you.
Labradorite healing will protect you from outside negative influences, and it will amplify your own positivity. This is one gemstone that should be in everyone’s vault.