We’ve already shared some wisdom about two really cool gemstones with you, we thought, why not make this a weekly ritual? You get to learn amazing facts about these marvels of nature, and we get to share our passion, so it’s a win-win situation!
The next gemstone up next is one of our personal favorites, Labradorite, or as we also like to call it “the stone of magic”. Read on as we take you on this enchanting ride!
What is Labradorite?
Labradorite is a semi-precious gemstone, which wasn’t discovered until 1770 so it’s a fairly recent addition to the gemstone world. According to legend, labradorite has been valued for its power as well as its beauty for centuries. The heart of labradorite meaning is based almost entirely in the stone’s beautiful iridescence.
Oh, the color!
It is a member of the feldspar (an abundant rock-forming mineral) family and is especially admired around the world for its extraordinary color. It is an iridescent stone that flashes peacock blue, gold, pale green, and copper hues. It was first discovered by Moravian missionaries in 1770 in Labrador, Canada, and was named after the place. Due to its unique and vibrant colors, and many physical and psychological benefits, it is a popular choice for jewelry.
Also classified as a stone of transformation, Labradorite is a useful guide through change, conferring strength and determination. It balances and protects the aura, raises consciousness and grounds spiritual energies. It is also excellent for strengthening intuition – promoting psychic abilities. Powerful in revealing the truth behind illusions, Labradorite banishes fears and insecurities and strengthens faith in the self and trust in the universe. It stimulates the imagination and calms an overactive mind, developing enthusiasm and new ideas.
The healing powers are almost miraculous!
Labradorite is beneficial to the lung and may assist with respiratory problems, bronchitis and colds. It assists in digestion, regulation, and metabolism. It has been used in the treatment of the eyes and brain disorders, to stimulate mental acuity, and to reduce stress and anxiety. Labradorite also lowers blood pressure, reduces sensitivity to cold, and alleviates rheumatism and gout.
If you want to reap the benefits of labradorite, then you will have to carry it in the form of touchstone or jewelry. If the surface of the stone becomes cloudy, fret not. Just dip it in mineral water and then place it in the sun. This will regenerate its properties.