Description: Labradorite other named is Spectrolite rarely used. It’s an unusual mineral. It display a beautiful display of colors, this display of colors is caused by internal fractures in the mineral that reflect light back and forth, dispersing it into different colors. This effect is known as labradorescence, giving the Labradorite its appeal and fame. Labradorite belongs to the Plagioclase Feldspar group (a group of feldspar minerals that form a solid solution) , an isomorphous solid solution series. It is made from a mix of two different rock that are; Albite is one member, containing sodium and no calcium. The other end member, Anorthite, contains calcium and no sodium. Labradorite is an intermediary member of this series. Labradorite is considered by some authorities as a variety of Anorthite rather then a separate mineral.
Depending on the group the “Dana’s System of Mineralogy” or the “IMA”. You could agree on either it is an individual mineral, or a sodium-rich variety of Anorthite.
Charasteristic: The streak is white, like most silicates. The refractive index ranges from 1.559 to 1.573. The hardness goes from 6 to 6.5. It has vivid color going from green, blue gold, orange, red, and sometime violet. It is mostly found in Canada and Madasgascar.
History: Labradorite is a gemstone that was named after Labrador in Canada, where it was found on the Isle of Paul. First described by Moravian missionaries working among the Inuit in the late eighteenth.
Feng Shui: Labradorite utilizes Water energy, the energy of meditation, quiet strength, and purification. It is yielding, formless, yet powerful. The Water element brings power of regeneration and rebirth. It is the energy of the circle of life. Use blue crystals to enhance any space that you use for repose, calm reflection, or prayer. Water energy is traditionally associated with the North area of a home or room. It is associated with the Career and Life Path area, its flowing energy assuring a balance of energy as your life unfolds and flows.
Legends: Depending on the country the myth and legends were different.
- In ancient lore, Labradorite was considered to be a talismanic gem of winter, and in Oriental culture was known as a “phenomenal gem” to be worn on Saturdays. Phenomenal gems exhibited a moving line, star, or changes on the surface as the light varied, and was considered to bring good fortune to the wearer.
- Native Inuit tribes of North America claim the first Labradorite fell from the Aurora Borealis from the fire of their ancestors.
- Another legend describes a brave Inuit warrior who struck Labradorite with his spear and created the Northern Lights.
Purposes: 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.
Power: Labradorite is beneficial to the lungs, and may assist with respiratory problems, bronchitis and colds. It assists in digestion, regulation, and metabolism.
Labradorite calms an overactive mind and energises the imagination, bringing in new ideas.
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