By Isabella @TheWandCarver
I could hardly believe it has been two years since I have done a Crystal of the Week! My apologies. I won’t promise that I can come out with a new crystals blog every week or even every month again as I’ve been very busy making for our shop. But I can promise I will try to do better at least.
So, I have chose the lovely and magickal Labradorite for this blog. Hard to imagine I have not done this one yet!
Labradorite is one of my favourites and not just because it is one of the most beautiful crystals in the world with its kaleidoscope of various colours, but we’ll get to that later. They are not only full of hues of blues and greens, purples and yellows but can sometimes be orange, yellow, brown, and reddish. There are some which have a decidedly black look to them in places as well which are Black Labradorite, a dark gemstone famous for its grey base, black specks & high luminescence. It is a crystalline variety of plagioclase feldspars which is mainly formed from a combination of sodium feldspar (albite) and potassium feldspar (microcline or orthoclase) at low to medium crystallisation temperature. It is also called Larkivite by some, however, there are differences.
Labradorite got its name because the first place it was discovered was in Labrador, Newfoundland, Canada. It can also be found in many places, including in Finland, Greenland, Scandinavia, Russia, Italy, Madagascar, Mexico, and the US. The Finnish variety is called Spectrolite and is slightly different as it exhibits the full range of colours. Shall we get on to the magick now?
Firstly, Labradorite protects ones’ aura. This means it creates a force field throughout the aura, protecting and strengthening the energies within and preventing others from ‘tapping in’ to your personal energy and draining you. Can you guess whom this would most benefit? Any Empath would benefit highly. But just as much it can protect the non-empath from the psychic vampires out there just waiting to get in and suck your happiness dry.
If you are practising your psychic knowing, psychometry, clairaudience, clairvoyance, or clairsentience skills, Labradorite is one of the best crystals to have with you. It can help you to develop your gifts as you make better connections with Spirit. Labradorite is a Stone of Magic, a crystal of shamans, diviners, healers, and all who travel and embrace the universe seeking knowledge and guidance. For self-discovery, it is excellent for awakening one’s own awareness of inner spirit, intuition, and psychic abilities.
Wearing or carrying 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 in accessing Akashic records, psychic readings, and past-life recall. It provides an ease in moving between the worlds and permits a safe and grounded return to the present.
Labradorite tempers the negative side of our personality, the traits and actions that rob our energy and may produce depression or shame. It assists in reducing anti-social, reckless, or impulsive behaviour in children, teenagers and adults who are easily led into trouble by others, and may aid in detoxifying the effects of tobacco, alcohol, and to a lesser degree, hard drugs.
Labradorite is beneficial to the lungs, and may assist with respiratory problems, bronchitis, and colds. It assists in digestion, regulation, and metabolism. It has been used in treatment for the eyes and brain disorders, to stimulate mental acuity, and to reduce stress and anxiety. It may also be soothing during menstruation, for PMT symptoms, and for pain relief.
When used for physical healing purposes, one should hold or carry as a touchstone, or wear as jewellery. When the healing process is complete, the stone should be cleansed under running water. If by chance its surface becomes cloudy, place it in a glass with mineral water and set in a spot where it will have sun and moon light for a few days so it may be recharged, regenerated, and refreshed.
Zodiac: Aquarius, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Leo
Powers: Protection, Psychic Healing, Psychic Powers, Psychic Protection, Strengthening
* Chakras: All [particularly the Throat]
Deity: Isis, Arianrhod
* I have had a recent experience where Labradorite was very helpful to me by placing it over my heart chakra. I had had a particularly hard day and was quite upset. This helped me to feel as though all the aggravation simply flowed away.
Many thanks for reading and warmest blessings to those whom this way wander x
The Crystal Bible, by Judy Hall
The Illustrated Directory of Crystal Healing, by Cassandra Eason, 2003
Crystal, Gem and Metal Magic, by Scott Cunningham, 2002