Labradorite Meaning & Symbolism
- Color: Dark (usually charcoal or brown) with turquoise, peacock blue, purple, and/or gold inclusions
- Meaning: Transformation, protection, grounding, inspiration
- Vibration #: 6, 7
- Chakras: Third Eye, Crown & Throat
- Elements: Air & Water
- Zodiac Signs: Leo, Scorpio & Sagittarius
- Planet: Uranus
- Origin: Italy, Greenland, Canada, Scandinavia, Russia, Finland and Madagascar
Labradorite is a powerful gemstone that helps maintain a healthy and balanced aura. Specifically, labradorite protects against unwanted, external energies from entering the aura and prevents energy leakage. These magical crystals can also be used to develop mystical and psychic powers.
Historical Significance of Labradorite
Among Eskimo Inuit tribes, this mythical crystal is associated with the creation of the Aurora Borealis. The very first Labradorite fell from the dancing Northern Lights while the ancestors were having a fire, as one legend goes. Another legend states that during ancient times the Aurora Borealis was trapped in rock along the shoreline of the Labrador Sea. The Inuit warrior who discovered it pierced the rock with his spear and released the light into the sky. However, some light remained trapped in the rock, resulting in the Labradorite gemstone.
Norse mythology also believes that pieces of the Northern Lights are trapped in Labradorite and equates these gemstones with being a passageway to the gods and, ultimately, Valhalla.
Labradorite Metaphysical & Spiritual Properties
The metaphysical properties of Labradorite are what give this gemstone the ability to protect auras and deflect undesirable energy. This allows the stone’s user to remain grounded and maintain their true path. By keeping the soul grounded, the Labradorite can not only protect, but also help the soul spiritually transcend to a higher level of consciousness.
Beyond this, Labradorite’s metaphysical properties can also be channeled to develop psychic abilities. It does so by opening up other realms of existence that are normally not accessible while existing within the earthly plane.
How to Use Labradorite
Clearing & Balancing Chakras
Labradorite is closely linked to the crown (Sahasrara), third eye (Ajna), throat (Vishuddhi) chakras.
The crown chakra which is associated with higher levels of consciousness, removal of self-limiting boundaries, and mindfulness. A balanced crown chakra can provide clarity and promote unity which helps many in pursuit of a spiritual transformation.
The third eye chakra represents one’s imagination and psychic abilities. Labradorite can be used to clear the third eye chakra and provide protection against negative energies that block it. For those seeking psychic abilities, clearing the third eye is advised in order to successfully tap into metaphysical psychic properties of Labradorite.
Communication, truth, and self-expression are commonly associated with the throat chakra. As the most powerful protector, it is no wonder then that Labradorite would be used to clear and balance the throat chakra.
Labradorite should be placed in the Northern area of a room or home in order to best tape into the energy field associated with water element gemstones. Due to the protective factors, placing these crystals in your office or inside your home near the entryway will deflect unwanted energies. This will safeguard your aura and personal energy, and promote the flow of positive energies throughout the room/home.
Many find it useful to incorporate Labradorite into their meditation sessions in order to stay grounded and focused. This helps to transcend into a higher level of consciousness and deeper meditation.
Cleansing & Charging Labradorite
Both cleansing and charging your Labradorite on a regular basis is encouraged. Cleansing and recharging is necessary in order to renew and rebalance the protective properties within these gemstones.
How to cleanse Labradorite
For cleansing you can use sage or a smudge stick of your preference. Complete the cleansing outdoors or near an open window so that excess energy can leave your home.
A sage or smudge stick of your preference can be used. While doing this, visualize a soft blue aura surrounding your Labradorite and envision any burdening energies as being released from the crystal and leaving your home.
Soft sound vibrations can be used to cleanse Labradorite. Chimes, tuning forks, and Tibetan singing bowls are commonly used for crystal cleansing, and this process is simply done near the crystal.
How to charge Labradorite
After you have cleansed your Labradorite, it is recommended that you charge it to rebalance the crystal. This is easily accomplished by placing the gemstone on a Selenite charging plate for a few hours or even a couple of days.
Alternatively, you may place the Labradorite in an area where moonlight can shine through during a full moon.
Zodiac Signs: Leo, Scorpio & Sagittarius
Due to Labradorite’s ability to ground the soul, the Leo can use these gemstones useful to find balance and control ego. Labradorite can also inspire Leos and help them find acceptance in inevitable life changes caused by external forces.
Scorpios are a sign that is known for deep loyalty and trust. Labradorites help Scorpios find strength and protect their aura against negative, unwanted energies. This allows Scorpio’s loyalty and trust to be focused on those around them who have good and pure intentions.
The star sign Sagittarius is naturally attracted to the star gemstone, Labradorite, that brings out their courage. In addition, the grounding effect of Labradorite can center the Sagittarius so that they cultivate patience and find peace in their soul.
Labradorite is a beautiful, unique colored gemstone that belongs to the Feldspar mineral class. In order for it to form, certain environmental conditions are necessary so that the plagioclase-containing rock cools very, very slowly and ultimately becomes Labradorite.
The combination of turquoise, peacock blue, gold, and purple inclusions result in a labradorescence light interaction and contrasts remarkably against either a charcoal or deep brown background.
Natural Labradorite is available in raw and polished form, and comes in slabs, hearts, towers, and spheres.
There are two other natural varieties of Labradorite, both of which are very rare. The first is Golden Labradorite which is a transparent gold to champagne color. The second is Spectrolite, a type of Labradorite that was discovered in Finland, and encompasses a wide variety of colors.
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